Madden brings home $4 million in grants for community projects

STROUDSBURG, Dec. 29 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, announced today that $4 million in Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital program grants has been awarded for local projects in her district.

The amounts and projects are as follows:

  • $2 million to Pocono Family YMCA for ADA-compliant improvements, sprinkler systems, pool renovations and interior restructuring. Additional parking spaces are also planned.

  • $1 million to Pocono Mountain Industrial Park Authority to construct new roads for Corporate Center South and contiguous properties.

  • $1 million to Monroe County Industrial Development Authority for the Heritage Center expansion and renovations to the Stroud Mansion.

‘I want to thank Governor Tom Wolf for recognizing the real need these organizations have for this state funding,” Madden said. “The governor has visited the district on numerous occasions, during which he has listened to what the community needs, and this funding is the concrete result of that.

“These projects – from the Y that serves children and those in Silver Sneakers and everyone in between, to the infrastructure for the industrial park and expanding access to our history – they are instrumental to our community and its overall footprint.”

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, from which this grant was awarded, is a commonwealth grant program overseen by the Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic, and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs.