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Hazleton, PA 18201
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Toohil Announces More than $2 Million in LSA Grants for 116th District
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the awarding of grants totaling $2,185,171 through the Luzerne County Local Share Account (LSA) for community improvement projects in the 116th Legislative District.

One of the LSA grants, totaling $174,460, will go to the City of Hazleton to purchase an 11,000- square-foot historical building and transform it into an indoor sports complex.

“We are very excited about this project and the activities it will provide for young people in our area,” said Toohil. “The renovated building will be the new home of the Hazelton Area Boxing Club and also have facilities for youth baseball, football and soccer. Also of significance are the grants that will go toward public safety projects and crime prevention initiatives in Hazleton. I am pleased that a total of 15 projects in the 116th District were approved for funding.”

Other grants include:

  • City of Hazleton – $170,000 for a comprehensive crime prevention initiative, which includes a study of police operations and the hiring of four full-time police officers, the purchase of three new police vehicles and other equipment.
  • City of Hazleton – $200,000 to replace 1,000 street lights with new LED luminaries to reduce crime and energy costs.
  • City of Hazleton – $113,000 for building upgrades at three city-owned fire stations. 
  • City of Hazleton – $100,000 to assist with the purchase of multiple emergency response vehicles.
  • City of Hazleton – $75,000 to complete second phase of roof repairs to the municipal garage.
  • City of Hazleton – $74,500 for improvements on behalf of the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts to the J.J. Ferrara Center.
  • Black Creek Township – $172,742 to complete Phase II of the new municipal building project.
  • Butler Township – $330,000 for continuation of the Freedom Park improvement project.
  • Conyngham Borough – $225,058 for design and construction of Phase II of the Sugarloaf Avenue sidewalk project.
  • Dorrance Township – $120,000 for the purchase of a new dump truck/snow plow.
  • Nescopeck Township – $149,601 to assist with improvements to Zenith Road.
  • Nescopeck Township – $75,000 to purchase municipal and police equipment, including a new police vehicle and firearms.
  • Sugarloaf Township – $135,260 for the purchase of a new dump truck/snow plow.
  • Union Township – $70,550 for the purchase and installation of a salt/cinder storage building.
The grants were awarded at a meeting in Harrisburg of the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which is an independent state agency established to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages.

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717.260.6136 /
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