Grants announced in Pike County

Jun. 1, 2015

Reps. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) and Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced this week that five area projects in Pike County have been chosen to receive state grants through the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Finance Authority’s (CFA) Local Share Account program.

LSA funds may be used for economic development, community development and public interest projects in Monroe County and these contiguous counties: Carbon, Lackawanna, Northampton, Pike and Wayne. The LSA program is required under the state’s Gaming Act, and was developed by the Department of Community and Economic Development.

The following projects will receive LSA program funding:

Pike County Courthouse — a Community Improvement Project — approved for $500,000 to allow for additions including a 30,000-square feet full basement, internal and external upgrades, new restroom facilities and more.

Greene Township salt and cinder shed — a Community Improvement Project — approved for $67,325 to cover engineering and construction costs.

Bushkill Fire Company in Lehman Township — a Public Interest Project — approved for $65,125 to purchase new firefighting turnout gear and a new heat camera.

Pennsylvania Avenue Revitalization in Matamoras — a Public Interest Project – Approved for $225,000 for the second phase of the Pennsylvania Avenue Revitalization project, which includes new sidewalks, curbs and proper lighting, as well as the planting of trees.

American Legion Roof Replacement, Pike County Economic Development Authority — a Public Interest Project — approved for $18,000 to assist with a roof replacement project.