Kosierowski announces $25K in funding to benefit the Waverly Community Center

State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced today that the Waverly Community Center was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program.

“For the past century, the Waverly Community House has been this vital life string in the Abingtons, connecting families across generations, via such a vital and incredible variety of programs, activities and services,” said Kosierowski. “This grant award will enable proper consideration and planning for important upgrades to the betterment and long-term health of this important structure where so many memories are created.”

Kosierowski explained that the funding was requested to support the schematic design and design development planning phases of a building-wide HVAC replacement system. The detailed assessment will also involve a site inspection of the historical structure.

According to Kosierowski, the grants may be used to fund preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration activities of historic sites that are eligible for or listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Eligible applicants include nonprofits or municipal governments that operate publicly accessible historic properties. Eligible projects include the repair, or replacement in-kind of historic building features that ensures a positive preservation outcome. Funding may also be used toward improvements that meet ADA requirements and restoration of important landscape features.

Grant requests may range from $5,000 to $25,000 for planning projects and $5,000 to $100,000 for construction projects. All applicants are required to provide a 50 percent cash match to show a commitment from the sponsoring organization.