Haggerty brings home over $1 million for local projects


State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D-Lackawanna, announced today that multiple projects in the 112th Legislative District are receiving $1.3 million in grant funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority as part of the Local Share Account.

“These projects are important for the safety of our communities and to help improve the quality of life for people who live and work in my district,” Haggerty said.

Grant funding from the LSA includes:

• $285,000 to the Greater Scranton YMCA Pool Renovation Project, to renovate two pool facilities in Dunmore Borough;
• $25,000 for the amphitheater at the Learning Commons at Marywood University for the final phase of the Learning Commons' project through the demolition of an existing library and construction of an outdoor amphitheatre.
• $50,000 to United Community Outreach Food Bank Building to renovate the food bank’s existing food storage warehouse in Blakely Borough so that larger quantities of perishable food items may be stored without spoilage. The funds will be used to buy two new freezers, a new HVAC system, and a fire sprinkler system.
• $90,000 for a Scranton safety improvement project at the crossing from Elm Street to Parker Street. Funds were awarded in partnership with Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority for pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements in the city.
• $115,000 for curb improvements and beautification projects in Scranton’s downtown business district.
• $63,080 to Archbald Borough for the purchase of a police vehicle.
• $60,000 for Archbald Athletic and Sportsmen’s Club Facility to renovate the community athletic facility to include ADA and kitchen updates, and connect the pavilion to the main clubhouse.
• $44,000 for a fire marshal vehicle equipped for a K-9 officer.
• $46,000 for Blakely Borough's streetscape/Main Street revitalization to replace the deteriorated sidewalks in the borough’s business district.
• $220,000 for Everhart Museum renovations and safety enhancements to modernize and upgrade various areas throughout the facility.
• $35,000 for Blakely Borough Coal Miners Remembered Memorial Project to erect a monument in honor of all the coal miners from Blakely.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development.