Schweyer, Schlossberg announce state funding for Allentown fire and police departments

ALLENTOWN, June 14 – State Reps. Peter Schweyer and Mike Schlossberg today announced state funding totaling $15,000 was awarded to help support Allentown fire and police departments.

“This funding is crucial to the safety for everyone who lives and works in the city of Allentown, and it ensures our police officers and fire personnel have the equipment they need to keep themselves and the people they protect every day safe from harm,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “I am pleased to support projects like these, which help make our city a safer place.”

“The LSA program provide a significant savings to the people of Allentown,” said Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “Without funding like this, the city would have to rely on taxpayers to pay for the critical public safety equipment. It’s a win-win, our departments are able to get the tools they need to serve and protect us without a financial burden on residents or businesses.”

The legislators added the Commonwealth Finance Authority approved funding for the following two projects in the city of Allentown:

  • $10,000 for the Allentown Fire Department for equipment and furnishings for the Allentown Fire Academy.
  • $5,000 for the Allentown Police Department for surveillance cameras at the public safety building.

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