(HARRISBURG) – State grant funding totaling $15,464,430 has been awarded for 85 projects in communities across Luzerne County, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), Senator John R. Gordner (R-27), Senator John Yudichak (I-14) and Senator Dave Argall (R-29).
The legislators explained that the support was made available through the Local Share Account (LSA) for Luzerne County, which was established by the Commonwealth’s Gaming Act. The LSA allocates a portion of slot machine operation fees and table game revenues to the host municipality and county of a licensed gaming facility. The Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority and any municipality in Luzerne County are eligible for the LSA funding, for projects that improve the quality of life of citizens in the community.
“During a time when many families and communities are feeling an immense strain from rising inflation and ongoing efforts to recover from the effects of the pandemic, it is crucial that state government provides support to make our region stronger, safer, and more vibrant,” Senator Lisa Baker said. “I’m proud to have worked with my fellow Luzerne County elected officials to address the needs that have been voiced by many local leaders.”
“I am pleased that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has made such a significant investment in these Luzerne County communities,” Senator John Gordner said. “The LSA grants will be utilized for a wide range of public safety and infrastructure projects to benefit the local residents.”
“Today’s state investment in economic development, recreation, infrastructure and public safety will enhance the quality of life for our residents in Luzerne County while continuing to build upon our historic job creation gains in the region,” Senator John Yudichak said.
“I’m pleased to see this number of projects across all these communities,” Senator Dave Argall said. “I know that the competition for this funding is very competitive and I congratulate all of the successful applicants.”
The full list of approved LSA projects for Luzerne County can be found here.
The grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at the June 10, 2022, meeting in Harrisburg. The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus programs. The CFA reviews and evaluate applications based on cost, strategic importance, and impact.
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