HARRISBURG – Pocono Township today was awarded a $127,330 state grant to assist with the completion of a park improvement project, announced Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe).
“I enthusiastically support this project and was pleased to play a role in the funding approval process,” said Rader. “It is always good to see state money coming back into the community for a project that benefits both young and old alike.”
The project calls for upgrades within TLC Park and includes an ADA-accessible pavilion, play structure, 30 shade trees, fencing, 10 streetlights and five benches. The existing parking lot will also be repaved.
The grant was made available through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program, which offers assistance with the planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects. It is supported by the Marcellus Legacy Fund established by Act 13 of 2012.
The grant was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which was established as an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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