Freeman announces more than $429,000 awarded for projects in Hellertown and West Easton
EASTON, May 27 - State Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, announced that $429,205 in grant funding has been awarded to Hellertown and West Easton boroughs. The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Monroe County Local Share Account and Northampton Local Share Account programs.
“These funding awards provide the financial means to allow our municipal governments and qualifying local organizations to undertake important projects that, as a result, strengthen our communities and enhance the quality of life for their residents,” Freeman said. “When we look, not just here in Northampton County, but in communities across the commonwealth, we understand how vital these investments and projects are to creating a prosperous Pennsylvania for generations to come.”
Freeman said the grants are:
- $206,990 to Hellertown Borough for park improvements at Dimmick and Authority parks.
- $222,215 to West Easton Borough for continued work on the Public Works Garage.
Freeman explained that the LSA funding is generated from casinos located in host or contiguous counties, and are distributed by the Department of Community and Economic Development within Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration. They are designed to help economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects.
The CFA is an independent state agency responsible for administering Pennsylvania's economic stimulus programs. You can learn more about its programs here.