Mar. 29, 2019

HONESDALE – Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), along with Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne), Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne), today announced more than $1.4 million in grants to fund projects in Pike and Wayne counties.

The grants are funded by gaming proceeds and awarded on a competitive basis.

“The credit goes to the local officials, organization leaders, and residents who come up with worthy projects in vying for local share funding,” said Baker. “We will be looking forward to seeing the productive results of these community efforts.”

Fritz added, “I am pleased that these funds will help provide resources that are an investment in our communities and will offer great return. I want to give a big thank you to my fellow legislators for the team effort. Our constituents benefit the most when we all work together!”

Categorized below by county is a list of local projects that received these Local Share Account grants and the amount awarded:

Pike County
Delaware Township, Doolan Road Roadway project, $150,000.

Lackawaxen Township, VFW Building Renovation Project, $150,000.

Matamoras Rescue Boat, $67,000.

Pike County Complex Sewage/Water Expansion Phase 2, $225,000.

Pike County Historical Society Museum Renovations, $100,000.

Wayne County
Cherry Ridge Township Municipal Equipment Purchase Project, $30,000.

Clinton Township Municipal Building Improvement Project, $46,092.

Wayne Highlands School District STEM Project, $150,000.

Preston Township, Municipal Street Paving Project, $67,000.

Hamlin Fire and Rescue Company - New Fire House Construction Project, $300,000.

Waymart Borough, Essential Lifepacs for Cottage Hose Ambulance Company, $40,000.

Newfoundland Area Food Pantry, $124,731.

Peifer stated, “I am happy to see so many local projects in our area benefit from these grants. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making these funds a reality for our communities.”

These grants give counties across Pennsylvania funds to aid projects that help human services, improve local infrastructure, enhance transportation, address health and safety needs, assist with emergency services and further public interest initiatives.

Brown said, “Our local officials and organizations work hard to ensure that our communities are functioning efficiently, and our residents are taken care of. These grants allow them to fulfill these important goals.”

Representative Jonathan Fritz
111th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Representative Mike Peifer
139th District

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Representative Rosemary M. Brown

189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Abby Krueger