Kavulich announces more than $475,000 in gaming fund grants

HARRISBURG, May 27 – State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Lackawanna, today announced the state has awarded gaming fund grants totaling $479,500 to area organizations and municipalities to fund vital community projects.

“Our state’s gaming facilities like Mt. Airy Casino and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs have created jobs, saved the horse racing industry and delivered billions in property tax relief, but, even beyond that, they also make great projects like these a reality,” Kavulich said. “I was proud to work with my colleagues in the House and the Senate to deliver this funding that I know will make a positive difference.

Kavulich said the projects include:

  • $150,000 for needed improvements and a new parking lot at the Dickson City Civic Center;
  • $139,500 to replace the Humphry Road culvert and repave the roadway in Glenburn Township;
  • $100,000 to renovate the former Clarks Summit firehouse garage into The Gathering Place, a permanent home for the Abington Area Community Classroom to provide artistic, educational and recreational opportunities;
  • $55,000 to the Abington Community Library in Clarks Summit for new books and multimedia;
  • $35,000 to provide a new radio system and protective equipment for the Moosic Borough Police Department.

These grants are part of more than $6 million Mt. Airy Casino made available for state-approved community projects under the state’s gaming laws that require gaming facilities to use 1 percent of slot revenue and 0.5 percent of table revenue for local economic development in counties and adjacent counties that host gaming facilities.