Abington area projects receive state grant funding

For Abington Journal | July 5th, 2016 7:03 pm

HARRISBURG — State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) announced more than $5 million in state grant funding for projects throughout the 22nd Senatorial District.

The funding, approved at a meeting of the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), includes over $3.3 million in grants to Lackawanna County projects in the form Local Share Account funding; CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund grants; and Act 13 funding.

Waverly Township received $91,000 for the replacement of a parking lot at the Waverly Community House and Clarks Summit Borough received $93,300 for the purchase of two SUV police cruisers to replace two aging police cruisers through the Monroe County Local Share Account.

Local Share Account funds may be used for economic development, community development and public interest projects in Monroe County and its contiguous counties, which include Carbon, Lackawanna, Northampton, Pike and Wayne.

Crystal Window & Door Systems received $400,000 to renovate the presently uninhabited Corning plant in Benton Township to create a state-of-the-art window manufacturing and assembly facility through the CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund, through the CFA, provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.


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Information provided by the office of Sen. John Blake.