Mullins: Nearly $1M in gaming grants awarded for several local projects

HARRISBURG, Jan. 22 – State Rep. Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna, today announced $952,986 in grants have been awarded to critical community and economic development projects within the 112th Legislative District. The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) through the Monroe County Local Share Account (LSA) program.

This funding allows our municipal governments and local organizations to undertake important projects to strengthen our communities and to keep our residents and visitors safe,” Mullins said. “I’d like to thank state Sen. John Blake and my House colleagues state Reps. Mike Carroll, D-Luzerne/Lackawanna, Marty Flynn, and Bridget M. Kosierowski, both D-Lackawanna, for joining me in advocating for these dollars that will have a significant, regional impact.”

Mullins said the grants include:

  • $150,000 to renovate the little league park complex in Dunmore Borough.
  • $125,000 to the Greater Scranton YMCA to replace several boilers at its Dunmore facility.
  • $125,000 to Lackawanna College for technology upgrades at the Peoples Security Bank Theater.
  • $100,000 to the United Cerebral Palsy of Northeast PA to purchase two wheelchair vans fitted for ADA accessibility.
  • $90,000 for MetroAction to establish a small business revolving loan fund for small businesses in Lackawanna County.
  • $75,000 to the City of Scranton for the construction of a community garden and pocket park along Cedar Alley.
  • $62,000 to the City of Scranton for refurbishing the pool at Nay Aug Park.
  • $50,000 to Volunteer Hose Company of Throop to replace the roof of its fire station.
  • $41,254 to the Archbald Community Ambulance and Rescue Squad for the purchase of an ambulance cot and power loading system.
  • $38,740 to the City of Scranton to purchase and install surveillance cameras for several parks.
  • $30,000 to Discovery MI Preschool to continue its building rehabilitation project.
  • $25,000 to the United Community Outreach for the construction of an outdoor covering for its food distribution area.
  • $20,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of NEPA for window replacement.
  • $15,000 to the City of Scranton to purchase and install security cameras at several parking garages.
  • $5,992 to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 42 to acquire a trailer to transport gear and equipment.

The Local Share Account funds from casinos located in host or contiguous counties are distributed by the Department of Community and Economic Development within Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and are designed to help economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects.