Mullery worked to secure over $2.25 million in Local Share Account Funds

State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, announced more than $2.25 million in grants that will help local governments and various organizations in Luzerne County.

“These economic and community development projects are vital to people living in Luzerne County because they help to provide a better quality of life for families,” Mullery said.

Mullery said he is pleased the state will provide the necessary financial support to help fund the projects.

Mullery announced the following grants:

• $490,000 to Hanover Township for multiple projects, including $240,000 for Lower South Valley Council of Government to buy road restoration equipment;
• $250,000 to Hazle Township for the Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority for sewer overflow concerns and
• $23,825 for the Association of the Blind organization to buy a van;
• $300,000 to Larksville Borough for paving projects and ADA ramps on Greenwave Boulevard;
• $478,198 to Nanticoke City for the Main Street revitalization program;
• $39,500 to Nuangola Borough for the Nuangola Lake Pavilion Renovation Project;
• $291,000 to Plymouth Borough for the Beverly Drive and Smith Rowe Stormwater Management Project;
• $26,775 to Plymouth Township to buy a backhoe;
• $33,939 for Rice Township for Ice Lakes dam retrofit project;
• $183,725 to West Hazleton Borough for Fawn Drive reconstruction; and
• $140,000 to Wright Township for paving in Walden Park.

The grants are funded by the Local Share Account, which received gaming money generated by casinos, including Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The gaming funds provided by the casinos are also distributed statewide and provide a property tax reduction for primary property owners in Pennsylvania.