HARRISBURG – Nine Monroe County fire and emergency service companies will receive over $105,000 in grants, Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) reported today.
The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not general fund tax revenue.
“Our volunteer first responders work incredibly hard to help local communities in times of trouble,” said Rader. “I am pleased to see many organizations taking advantage of this grant program to invest in their companies so they can remain strong for years to come.”
Every emergency service organization that completes the application process and follows specified reporting guidelines receives funding. Projects eligible for funding include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt.
Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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