Local Grants Awarded from Gaming Revenue, Says Emrick
HARRISBURG - State Reps. Joe Emrick (R-Mt. Bethel) is pleased to announce a series of grants being awarded to five Northampton County entities in the 137th Legislative District by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).

“I would like to congratulate these five groups, which earned the grants as part of a highly competitive process,” Emrick said. “Their applications are evaluated on a number of criteria, including economic impact, local financial support and project readiness.”

The $132,000 in grants was made available by the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act’s Local Share Account. The revenue is generated solely by the Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono, and may be distributed among the five counties adjacent to Monroe County.

The five grants recipients are as follows:

• Bangor Borough - $12,000 for a comprehensive architectural assessment of the former town hall building and Slate Belt Heritage Center.
• Nazareth Library - $6,665 for the installation of automatic doors.
• Portland Borough - $110,000 for construction of a restroom facility to be used by individuals on the Liberty Trail and Downtown Portland Trail.
• Roseto Borough/Columbia Fire Company - $95,000 for purchase of an emergency generator and a self-contained breathing apparatus.
• Tatamy Borough - $25,000 to purchase vehicle scales for weighing trucks, which will limit the number of overweight commercial vehicles on public highways.

Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Emrick’s district office at (570) 897-0401 or (610) 746-5090.

Representative Joe Emrick
137th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Scott Little
RepEmrick.com / Facebook.com/RepEmrick
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