– Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) today announced the awarding of over $650,000 in gaming grants for the 137th Legislative District. Emrick was a strong advocate in support of this funding for his district.
“Local Shared Account (LSA) grants support a variety of important needs in our local communities,” said Emrick. “This grant program provides a significant savings to the municipalities and allows for necessary projects to be completed within our communities without burdening taxpayers of the district.”
Awarded on a competitive basis, the local grants are as follows:
Bangor Borough – $200,000 for construction of a splash pad at the Bangor Memorial Park Pool and $112,068 for renovations to A Clean Slate Recovery Center.
Portland Borough – $80,971 for a new rescue truck for the Portland Hook and Ladder Co. No.1.
Roseto Borough – $56,093 for a multi-use F450 truck, fully equipped with a Versalift one-man aerial tower mount.
Stockertown Borough – $72,210 for the purchase of a public works vehicle and related equipment.
Tatamy Borough– $31,308.75 for repairs to the municipal building and $32,500 for the purchase of a milling machine to aid in the maintenance of local roads.
Washington Township – $43,107 for the purchase of a new police interceptor.
The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. No taxpayer dollars are used in these grants.