State Rep. Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna, announced $952,986 in grants have been awarded to critical community and economic development projects within the 112th Legislative District. Including two designated for Dunmore.
The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) through the Monroe County Local Share Account (LSA) program.
“This funding allows our municipal governments and local organizations to undertake important projects to strengthen our communities and to keep our residents and visitors safe,” Mullins said. “I’d like to thank state Sen. John Blake and my House colleagues state Reps. Mike Carroll, D-Luzerne/Lackawanna, Marty Flynn, and Bridget M. Kosierowski, both D-Lackawanna, for joining me in advocating for these dollars that will have a significant, regional impact.”
Dunmore grants include $150,000 to renovate the little league park complex in Dunmore Borough, and $125,000 to the Greater Scranton YMCA to replace several boilers at its Dunmore facility.
The Local Share Account funds from casinos located in host or contiguous counties are distributed by the Department of Community and Economic Development within Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and are designed to help economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects.