State Rep. Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna, has announced state funding totaling over $1 million has been awarded to benefit over a dozen community and economic development projects that will benefit residents of the 112thLegislative District. The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Monroe County Local Share Account program.
“Municipal governments and local organizations depend on grant programs like this to ensure a strong local economy and to keep our communities safe for residents and visitors,” Mullins said. “I am proud to work alongside my local legislative colleagues in our tireless work to secure critical funding for our area. I would like to thank state Sen.-elect Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, and my House colleagues state Reps. Mike Carroll, D-Luzerne/Lackawanna, and Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, for their support of these worthy projects.”
The grants include $30,000 for the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore to renovate and revitalize the inpatient unit.
Other organizations receiving grants include the Women’s Resource Center; VFW Theodore Winter Post #25; Scranton City Emergency Services Center; Everhart Museum, Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple; Archbald Borough for acquire land for a new municipal building; Jessup Hose Company, Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company; Ronald McDonald House Neighborhood Initiative; South Scranton Little League;
Connell Park Little League, and monies toward the development of a Pre-Kindergarten Center of Excellence by the Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency. The prospective center at the Holy Rosary School will provide educational and daycare services for children of low-income area families.
The Local Share Account funds from casinos located in host or contiguous counties are distributed by the Department of Community and Economic Development and are designed to support economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects.