Kosierowski: Old Forge School District to receive $500,000 grant

HARRISBURG, Aug. 1 – State. Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced today a $500,000 grant has been approved for Old Forge School District to make district-wide energy improvements to its buildings.

The grant will allow the district to conduct a district-wide analysis of energy improvements and change its fixtures to more energy-efficient lighting.

“This grant will not only benefit the students and staff of Old Forge School District, but the taxpayers in the district as well,” Kosierowski said. “It will save the district money by reducing energy costs while easing some financial burdens of residents.

“I would also thank to thank Governor Tom Wolf for authorizing the funding and for his commitment to education and community development.”

The $2.25 million project will also entail updating the district’s HVAC systems, auditorium issues, needed security upgrades, and create more comfortable environments for the students and faculty.

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

RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.