Rep Madden brings home over $2 million to district for local projects


HARRISBURG, Jan. 22 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D- Monroe, said the Commonwealth Financing Authority today approved 11 projects in her legislative district totaling $2,549.909.

“The economic development projects are the continued growth of the Poconos and they help to improve the standard of living and local quality of life for our residents,” Madden said. “I am truly appreciative of state Senator Mario Scavello and my fellow colleagues for sitting down at the table and working out details of projects that are beneficial to our area.”

The Local Share Accounts grants include:


  • $500,000 for road improvements along Route 447 in East Stroudsburg Borough, Smithfield Township and Stroud Township, Monroe County. The total project cost is $2.1 million.
  • $400,000 to Stroudsburg Area School District to purchase computers for students in the school system. The total project cost is $1.2 million.
  • $315,000 to the Pocono Mountain Regional Emergency Medical Services for building renovations to the ambulance station in Coolbaugh Township. The total project cost is $673,500.
  • $308,165 to St. Luke’s health network to construct a family medical clinic inside the Mountain Center facility located in Coolbaugh Township.
  • $324,061 to the Lehigh Valley Economic Investment Corporation to extend natural gas to existing homes on Lindbergh Avenue; Queen Street; Avenue A, B, C; Horizon Drive; Red Maple Lane; and Scarlet Oak Lane. The total project cost is $648,123.
  • $291,522 for the Pocono Mountains Industrial Park Authority for sewer system rehabilitation. Three sewage disposal and treatment systems in three business parks in Coolbaugh Township and Mount Pocono Borough. The total project cost is $291,522.
  • $198,085 to the Monroe County Industrial Development Authority on behalf of East Stroudsburg University for the ESU Foundation Esports laboratory. The laboratory is to create a game-based learning environment that develops new models of learning. The total project cost is $258,085.
  • $80,500 for Route 191 traffic calming in Paradise Township. The funding will be used to install permanent flashing radar speed signs that display the motorist’s speed to reduce excessive speed.
  • $62,555 to the Monroe County Industrial Development Authority for a snow removal truck with a heavy duty snow plow to serve the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport in Coolbaugh Township.
  • $38,500 for a Suburban Emergency Medical Services vehicle purchase. The equipment will replace outdated equipment currently in use and serve several townships and boroughs within the county. The total project cost is $115,723.
  • $31,521 to Cranberry Creek Farm, LLC from Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program funds for new equipment to increase production of goat cheese on the family farm located in Paradise Township. The total project cost is $37,083.

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.