Pashinski: Over $2.5 million in state funding awarded to local projects

HARRISBURG, July 1 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced that several projects in his legislative district were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for more than $2.5 million in grants.

"These grants will provide my communities with excellent projects that will create and sustain jobs and enhance the quality of life for the residents," Pashinski said. "I thank Senator John Yudichak for helping to secure the funding for many of these projects and send a special shout out of CFA advisors for their good work and approval." 

The grants approved in Pashinski's district are:

•    $100,000 for Huber Breaker Preservation Society, Inc. to develop the Anthracite Coal Region Miners Memorial Park in Ashley;
•    $130,000 for King’s College to build a multi-purpose facility at the Robert L. Betzler Athletic Complex;
•    $550,000 for Hanover Safe Streets;
•    $650,000 for Wilkes University;
•    $249,465 for the Children’s Service Center to build a new outpatient clinic; 
•    $50,000 for Wilkes-Barre to renovate the Wyoming Valley Art League’s building; 
•    $278,351 for Hanover Township to rehabilitate the Solomon Creek Interceptor, a dilapidated 100-year-old sewer line that runs through Ashley Borough and Hanover and Wilkes-Barre townships.
•    $181,250 for Wilkes-Barre to renovate the Greater Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s rooftop playground, pool and wellness center;
•    $50,000 for Wilkes-Barre for the Child Development Council of NEPA to replace its roof;
•    $200,000 for Wilkes-Barre to upgrade and renovate Public Square;
•    $300,000 for Wilkes-Barre to purchase and install new HVAC system at the Osterhout Library;
•    $98,750 for Ashley Borough to purchase new garbage packer;
•    $50,000 for Fairview Township to purchase a new pickup truck with plow as well as additional equipment for winter maintenance;
•    $100,000 for NEPA Alliance to renovate its building; and
•    $50,000 for Laurel Run equipment purchase. 

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania's economic growth. The CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and Department of Banking.