Mar. 29, 2017

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) today announced $1.2 million in grants from the state’s Local Share Account will be awarded to several Monroe County projects located in the 176th District. The funds come from a local share assessment on Mount Airy Casino.

  • Chestnuthill Township will receive $33,055 to construct improvements at West End Regional Park, and $91,500 to renovate the American Legion Post 927.
  • Jackson Township will receive $227,400 for upgrades to the HJP Regional Park.
  • Tobyhanna Township will receive $464,898 for the Long Pond Road and Route 940 Realignment project.
  • Eldred Township will receive $271,000 for the Eldred Township-Gower Road Bridge Replacement project.
  • Polk Township will receive $127,732 for the replacement of outdate fire hoses and the purchasing of extrication kits for the Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company.
  • Tobyhanna Township will receive $15,000 to purchase computer equipment for the Clymer Library in Pocono Pines.
“These are significant and worthy projects that will improve quality of life, public safety and tourism opportunities for Monroe County,” said Rader. “Congratulations to each of these municipalities and groups that were awarded grants this year. With the help of Sen. Scavello, together, we are working to ensure our communities remain vibrant and strong.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority met on Wednesday afternoon to approve the grants.

Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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