Kosierowski announces more than $830K in funding to aid multiple projects across Lackawanna County

State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced today that a total of $833,772 in Commonwealth Financing Authority funding has been awarded to multiple communities and organizations throughout the 114th Legislative District.

“These grants, and the projects they in turn support, are also investments in our future,” said Kosierowski. “With this funding, multiple projects throughout the region have the opportunity to enrich our communities and lives. It’s vital that we continue to not only look for new projects that bring prosperity to our local neighborhoods, but that we also continue to provide the needed financial support for maintenance and upgrades to existing programs and projects to ensure that safety and quality of life remain a top priority.”

Awards have been granted as follows:  

  • $200,000 to Lackawanna County for construction of an operations building for Dive Rescue Specialists.
  • $125,000 to Mayfield Borough for construction of a municipal garage and Department of Public Works office.
  • $129,387 to Taylor Borough for streetscape improvements along South Main Street.
  • $44,450 to Waverly Township for purchase of a police patrol SUV and camera upgrade.
  • $45,000 to Jermyn Borough for purchase of a police inceptor utility vehicle.
  • $90,000 to Clarks Summit Borough for purchase of two police inceptor utility vehicles.
  • $40,000 to Lackawanna County for building renovations to VFW Post #7069, Clarks Summit.
  • $41,130 to Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority for design and engineering planning for the Carbondale Connector on the trail system.
  • $100,000 to Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company for completion of advertising campaign targeting remote workers.
  • $59,305 to Lackawanna County for purchase of laboratory equipment for hemp industry certification program.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania's economic growth. Unique among state agencies in structure and scope, the CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and Department of Banking and Securities. Project approval requires five affirmative votes, four of which must come from legislative appointees. 

Learn more about CFA programs here