State Grant Awarded to City of Shamokin

(HARRISBURG) – The City of Shamokin, Northumberland County has been awarded a $50,000 grant, through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Kurt A. Masser (R-107). 

The funds will be utilized to perform façade renovations at various sites in the Shamokin Business District.  This will preserve the community’s heritage and promote economic growth in the downtown area.

“I am pleased that DCED provided these essential funds to the City of Shamokin,” said Senator Gordner.  “This will continue the effort of redevelopment in the downtown area.”

“The renovations will promote a great atmosphere for citizens and attract investors to the Shamokin Business District,” said Representative Masser.

The funds are made available through the Keystone Communities Program and administered by DCED.  The program is designed to support local initiatives that revitalize and stabilize neighborhoods and communities and encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors within the community.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens mstephens@pasen.gov