Rep. Flynn brings home more than $800K for economic projects

Flynn brings home more than $800K for economic projects  

HARRISBURG, Jan. 22 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, said the Commonwealth Financing Authority today approved 14 projects in his district totaling $857,838.

“These projects will improve the quality of life for our residents and enhance our long-term economic development plans,” Flynn said. “I would like to thank state Senator John Blake and my fellow legislative colleagues for working together in a bipartisan way to bring funding back to Northeast Pennsylvania.”

The Local Share Accounts grants include:

  • $125,000 to the Greater Scranton YMCA to replace 16 boilers at its Dunmore facility. The total project cost is $299,675.
  • $125,000 to Lackawanna College for Mobile E-Sports Arena Space for technology upgrades. The total project cost is $201,866.
  • $100,000 to United Cerebral Palsy of Northeast PA to purchase two wheelchair vans fitted for ADA accessibility for its Adult Day Training program.
     The total project cost is $108,350.
  • $100,000 to the West Scranton Community Development Building Acquisition project to purchase and renovate a building located at 310-316 N. Main Ave. and 1018 Lafayette St. in Scranton. The total project cost is $143,785.
  • $90,000 to MetroAction to establish a small business revolving loan fund for small businesses in Lackawanna County. The total project cost is $2.5 million.
  • $75,000 to Garden of Cedar to construct a pocket park and community garden located along Cedar Alley in Scranton. The total project cost is $219,422.
  • $62,000 to Scranton Municipal Recreation Authority to refurbish the pool at Nay Aug Park. The total project cost is $220,000.
  • $50,000 to Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 25 Scranton building for renovations. The building is more than 100 years old, and it supports both community and veterans’ events. Over the years, the facility has started to deteriorate. The project consists of installing a new kitchen, two handicap accessible bathrooms and building renovations. The total project cost is $313,262.
  • $38,740 for the Park Camera Project to purchase surveillance cameras for parks in Scranton. The total project cost is $38,740.
  • $30,000 for Discovery MI Preschool in Scranton for renovations. The total project cost is $63,315.
  • $21,106 to the Scranton Cooperative Farmer’s Market for continued renovations to the farmer’s market located in Scranton. This project will replace the original electrical wiring and add additional outlets inside the concession stand. Additional outside motion detection lighting will be mounted on the concession stand with a security surveillance camera for added protection and security. A new refrigeration until will also be purchased. Total project cost is $24,014.
  • $20,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of NEPA to renovate windows and the building. The total project cost is $225,866.
  • $15,000 to the city of Scranton to purchase security cameras for parking garages. The total project cost is $100,982.
  • $5,992 to Boys Scouts of America Troop 42 to purchase and outfit a trailer in Scranton. The total project cost is $5,992.

Under Act 71, the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act, Local Share Account grants are available for the redevelopment, reuse or revitalization of land and economic projects and to expand or improve water and wastewater infrastructure related to business development.