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:

  • Nescopeck Borough – $128,000 for replacement of the culvert underneath Ridge Road
  • Nescopeck Borough – $31,000 for the purchase of a tractor with snowplow and street sweeper attachments
  • Nescopeck Borough – $17,000 for the purchase of police equipment
  • Nescopeck Borough – $40,000 for improvements to an outfall to the Susquehanna River
  • Nescopeck Borough – $8,200 for the purchase of a fence at a community park
  • Nescopeck Township – $331,000 for roadway improvements along West Hollow Road
  • Salem Township – $410,000 for Phase II of the Shickshinny Valley Road Stormwater Improvement project

“I am pleased that the CFA has made such a significant investment in these Luzerne County communities,” said Senator Gordner.  “The LSA grants will be utilized for a wide range of projects to benefit the local residents.”

“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