Gordner, Toohil Announce Grants for Luzerne County Communities

(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has awarded grants to several Luzerne County communities, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Tarah Toohil (R-116).

Grants were made available through the Local Share Account (LSA) for Luzerne County.  Under Act 71 (the Gaming Act), Luzerne County municipalities are eligible for funding for projects that improve the quality of life of citizens in the community.

The following grants were awarded by the CFA today:

  • Black Creek Township – $172,000 for the upgrade of the Barnes Road Culvert
  • Butler Township – $88,000 for the renovation of the restrooms and recreation facilities at the State Police Grove
  • Butler Township – $49,000 for the purchase of a police vehicle
  • Butler Township – $174,000 for the purchase of a Mack truck to be used for various municipal services
  • Conyngham Borough – $235,000 for Phase 4 of the streetscape improvements to Sugarloaf Avenue
  • Sugarloaf Township – $200,000 for Phase II of the police station project

“I am thankful that the CFA recognized the merits of these grant applications,” said Senator Gordner.  “I want to congratulate the local officials for their efforts in obtaining important LSA funds.”

“I am pleased to have joined with Sen. Gordner in securing the funding for these community projects and purchases,” said Representative Toohil. “The grants are going toward worthwhile public safety and infrastructure improvements that will help to enhance the quality of life for all.”

The Commonwealth Financing Agency was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus programs. 

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens mstephens@pasen.gov