Goodman, Argall announce grants for several communities

HARRISBURG, Dec. 4 – State Rep. Neal P. Goodman (D-Schuylkill) and Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) today announced six grants will support community improvement projects in Delano Township, Frackville Borough, Mahanoy City Borough, Mahanoy Township, Saint Clair Borough, and Shenandoah Borough.

Delano Township will receive $40,000 to assist with improvements at Delano Township Park and its basketball court. Frackville Borough will receive $742,000 to rehabilitate the Frackville Community Pool. Mahanoy City Borough will receive $40,000 for improvements at East End Playground and its basketball court. Mahanoy Township will receive $40,000 for improvements to Morea Park and to install play equipment and safety surfacing. Saint Clair Borough will receive $30,000 to rehabilitate Third Street Playground and to install play equipment and safety surfacing. Shenandoah Borough will receive $80,000 for improvements to Girard Park including the basketball court.

The grants were awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through its Community Conservation Partnerships Program. The program is funded through the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund (Key 93), the Environmental Stewardship Fund (Growing Greener 1), and several federal funding sources.

“I commend these six communities for their hard work moving these projects forward and am pleased the state recognized their efforts through this funding,” Goodman said. “This year has been a very successful year for our communities in securing state grant funds. Projects in more than a dozen communities in the 123rd Legislative District will share in almost $6 million in state grants awarded in 2017. I was happy to play a part in securing this funding.”

“All of these projects were subject to competition from communities all across the state,” Argall said. “We are very satisfied to see the hard work of many individuals in these communities pay off and be recognized by the state. Incorporating family friendly activities makes all of our municipalities a better place to live.”