Donahue, Kosierowski bring home $1.71 million in state grants

HARRISBURG, May 21 – State Reps. Bridget M. Kosierowski and Kyle T. Donahue are pleased to announce that $1.71 million in state Local Share Account grants were awarded today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for projects in Scranton and throughout the portions of Lackawanna County they represent.

“Not only do Pennsylvania casinos provide jobs and entertainment for thousands of people each year, but the taxes they pay also help to fund valuable projects like these ones in neighboring communities,” Kosierowski said. “Rep. Donahue and I worked in tandem with Sen. Marty Flynn to advocate for these grants and it’s gratifying to see our diligence pay off for several organizations in our districts.”

“These grants provide needed funding for a variety of different projects that will benefit our children and our seniors while improving quality of life within our community,” said Donahue. “These funds will go toward renovating and supporting critical infrastructure, modernizing our parks and community centers, and assisting nonprofits to provide needed services in the 113th District. Advocating in Harrisburg to bring back these resources to our community is a top priority and I am proud to work alongside Sen. Flynn, Sen. Brown, Rep. Kosierowski and Rep. Mullins to help secure these funds to make these improvements throughout Lackawanna County.”

Projects funded by these grants include:

  • $200,000 for the construction of a sanitary sewer extension along Church Street in Moscow.
  • $144,000 for the Lackawanna County SWAT Team to replace their aging Lenco Bearcat with a new one to improve effectiveness.
  • $129,130 to repave the entrance and parking area at the Spring Brook Township municipal building.
  • $107,000 for a roof replacement at the Victor Alfieri Literary Society in Scranton.
  • $100,000 for a roof replacement at the Holy Rosary Center in Scranton.
  • $100,000 for the construction of a new playground on the grounds of the Beth Shalom Academy in Scranton.
  • $100,000 to pave a new driveway and parking lot at the Scott Township Hose Co. fire hall.
  • $80,000 for the Fellowship House streetscape improvements along Green Ridge Street and Sanderson Avenue in Scranton.
  • $65,000 to furnish a Senior Advocacy Center at Telespond Senior Services in Scranton.
  • $65,000 to purchase two vehicles for the Clarks Summit Police Department.
  • $60,000 to the West Scranton Junior Invaders for the demolition and reconstruction of bathroom facilities at athletic fields on Jackson Street in Scranton.
  • $60,000 to purchase a K-9 vehicle for the Scott Township Police Department.
  • $57,626 to upgrade and rehabilitate Clover Park and Harmony Park in Moscow.
  • $50,000 for improvements to the North Scranton Vikings Field located in Scranton.
  • $50,000 to revitalize the Green Ridge Little League field and facilities.
  • $50,000 to make improvements to the Little League batting cages on Theodore Street in Scranton.
  • $50,000 for construction of a semi-permanent structure to be used as indoor batting cages for the Tripp Park Miss-E League on Dorothy Street in Scranton.
  • $50,000 to purchase a municipal support truck in South Abington Township.
  • $45,000 to purchase kitchen equipment at the American Ukrainian Veterans Association of Lackawanna County in Scranton.
  • $44,000 for renovation of Point Balance Community Center, that provides a recovery-friendly space for individuals and families to gather, socialize, enjoy leisure time and learn.
  • $38,349 to Connell Park Little League to purchase a drag machine and tractor to maintain the infield of three baseball fields in Scranton.
  • $28,001 to purchase boxing equipment for the Irish Boxing Club in Scranton.
  • $25,000 for the restoration, renovation and improvement of the Brooks Mine at Nay Aug Park in Scranton.
  • $21,375 for North Pocono Dandy Lion Little League to assist with the purchase of field grooming and maintenance equipment at a field in Spring Brook Township.