Kavulich: Carbondale Area School District to receive $500,000 grant

HARRISBURG, Sept. 11 – State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Lackawanna, today announced Carbondale Area School District will receive a $500,000 grant for updates and building and energy related improvements at the elementary, high school and Mount Carmel district buildings.

The grant will allow the district to provide new lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements as well as investments in energy-saving opportunities in the elementary school building. The district’s Mount Carmel building will also receive needed updates for HVAC, lighting, security, roofing, restrooms and other building energy usage improvements. The district’s high school building will be remodeled and receive additional energy-related improvements.

“This funding is crucial to the future of Carbondale Area School District,” Kavulich said. “By updating and improving our schools and district offices, we are providing our students and those who teach them resources needed to succeed, while also alleviating partial financial burdens from local taxpayers. I look forward to working with school and state officials to maximize the potential of this grant.”

Kavulich acknowledged Gov. Tom Wolf’s commitment to community development and job creation, and thanked him for the authorization of the funding.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, from which this grant was awarded, is a commonwealth grant program overseen by the Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs.