Mar. 29, 2019

EAST STROUDSBURG – Reps. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and Jack Rader (R-Monroe) announced today that several local projects in Monroe County were awarded $3.7 million in grants through the state’s gaming Local Share Account.

“These projects help make our communities better places to live and work,” said Brown. “I am pleased that our local officials and other involved organizations have these grants to move forward with these projects and I look forward to them all coming to fruition.”

Rader added, “It is important for our local communities that these projects are funded and completed. These LSA grants provide the means for our local project organizers to do just that. I want to thank all those who had a hand in advocating for and providing these much-appreciated funds.”

Below are the area projects that received an LSA grant and the amount they received:
Shared Emergency Services Facility, Chestnuthill Township, $225,000.

Police Vehicle, Delaware Water Gap Borough, $58,449.

Community Center and Library of the Smithfields, $250,000.

Brodhead Creek Regional Authority - Pocono Water Storage Tank No.2, $415,000.

Clymer Library-New Security System, $13,558.

Coolbaugh Township Volunteer Fire Company-Emergency Shelter Project, $105,000.

East Stroudsburg University Community Health Education & Simulation Center Equipment, $217,524.

Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport Authority-Replacement of Aviation Fueling System, $215,000.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department - Vehicle & Interview Room Cameras Project, $50,000.

Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority -Lackawanna Cut-Off Passenger Rail Service Restoration Project, $200,000.

Polk Township-Dorshimer Road Bridge, $73,500.

Pocono Services for Families and Children-The Mountain Center HVAC & Lighting Upgrades, $421,835.

Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network Clothing & Food Pantry-Building Renovations, $90,000.

Youth Star, Inc. - Community Center Project, Monroe County Industrial Development Authority, $644,942.

SR 0611/Rimrock Drive Traffic Improvements, $450,000.

Generator, Ross Township Municipal Building, $13,537.

Big Belly Trash and Recycling Cans, $238,492.

Solar Parking Garage Lights, $7,663.

New Sidewalks at the Municipal Complex, $10,500.

These grants give counties across Pennsylvania funds to aid projects that help human services, improve local infrastructure, enhance transportation, address health and safety needs, assist with emergency services and further public interest initiatives.

Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Abby Krueger
717.260.6617 /

Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Dan Massing
717.772.9845 /