Flynn: More than $1.1 million in State Funding Awarded to Lackawanna County Projects

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(WBRE/WYOU-TV) State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna,  announced an estimated $1,184,217 in state funding will be coming to Lackawanna County for a wide range of projects and organizations.

“I am proud to share that funding will be coming to important projects and organizations in our community,” Flynn said. “These projects, ranging from veteran housing and police vehicles to Little League baseball and ballet, are important to the fabric of our communities and ensure each and every one of us is gaining the most out of living here in Lackawanna County.”

The recipients of these grants are as follows:

·         $351,000 to Lackawanna County Commissioners for the Lackawanna Avenue Renovation Project in Scranton.

·         $200,000 to the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority to assist with the Lackawanna County Cut-Off Passenger Restoration Project.

·         $80,000 to the Civic Ballet Company of Scranton to remove and install new roofing.

·         $78,960 to NeighborWorks Northeast Pennsylvania for redevelopment projects in West Scranton

·         $70,000 to the Scranton Police Department for its Canine Unit.

·         $50,000 to VFW Post 25 for the construction of the Scranton Memorial Park Monument.

·         $60,000 to South Abington Township for maintenance trucks and police vehicles.

·         $50,000 to Victor Alfieri Society for building renovations and roof repairs.

·         $36,066 to the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple for elevator repairs.

·         $35,000 to Clarks Green Borough to purchase two vehicles for borough maintenance.

·         $30,000 to Minooka Athletic Association, for renovations to the Minooka Athletic Association fieldhouses and dugouts.

·         $29,842 to Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority for maintenance equipment for the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.

·         $25,304 to Lackawanna County to build a multi-unit housing facility for veterans in Scranton

·         $23,887 to the Holy Rosary Basketball Association for renovations to the Holy Rosary Center.

·         $20,000 to West Scranton Little League for equipment and renovations to the West Scranton Little League complex

·         $19,000 on behalf of Tripp Park Civic Association for improvements to the Tripp Park Community Center.

·         $15,158 to Abington Heights School District for security upgrades for school district buildings.

·         $10,000 to Abington Area Joint Recreation Board for improvements to Hillside Park.

Flynn noted and thanked state Sen. John Blake and state Rep. Kyle Mullins for assistance and support on several of the projects listed above.


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