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Hazleton, PA 18201
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Toohil Announces Nearly $3 Million in LSA Grants for 116th District
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the awarding of $2,984,348 in state funding for community improvement projects in the 116th Legislative District. The grant money is derived from the “local share account” (LSA) generated by Pennsylvania’s gaming industry, including the Mohegan Sun Casino in Plains Township.

“I am pleased by the number of projects in our area that have once again been approved for state funding,” said Toohil. “The Hazleton projects will allow for the continued revitalization of the business district, which is so critical to our region’s economic future. The other grants will go toward infrastructure, public safety and economic development improvements that will enhance the quality of life in a number of communities, both large and small.”

The 116th Legislative District grants include:

• $824,348 to the City of Hazleton for five projects, including renovation of the former Security Savings Bank into an arts center ($475,000), purchase of eight city response vehicles ($119,348), construction of a downtown park ($100,000), expansion of the Helping Hands Society building ($100,000), and renovation of the Catholic Social Services Family Center ($30,000).

• $750,000 to Sugarloaf Township for widening of Old Berwick Road to ease traffic congestion at the Pilot Truck Stop.

• $500,000 to Hazle Township for extension and repaving of Community Park Road to create a link between state routes 93 and 309. Shared with Rep. Gerald Mullery (D-Luzerne).

• $281,000 to Butler Township for two projects, including expansion of the Freedom Park recreation complex in Drums ($200,000) and purchase of an ambulance and defibrillator by Valley Regional Fire and Rescue Company ($81,000).

• $250,000 to Conyngham Borough for stormwater and sidewalk improvements along Sugarloaf Avenue.

• $150,000 to Salem Township for repaving of Bomboy Lane.

• $150,000 to Black Creek Township for construction of a new municipal building.

• $60,000 to Nescopeck Borough for purchase of five vehicles, including two police cruisers.

• $19,000 to Huntingdon Township for construction of an equipment pole building.

The grants were awarded this morning at a meeting in Harrisburg of the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which is an independent state agency established to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages.

The LSA program was established by the Pennsylvania Horse Race and Gaming Development Act.

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Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
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