Pike County EDA seeking grant dollars

Monday October 24th 2011 Pocononews.net
MILFORD – The Pike County Economic Development Authority is working to bring grant dollars to Pike County. This fall, the EDA Board of Directors approved sponsoring applications through the Monroe County Local Share Account Gaming Grant Program for the Delaware Valley Foundation / DV School District and the Pike County Business Park. Additionally, the EDA staff assisted Milford Borough with developing its application. The Monroe County Local Share Account program is funded by tax revenue generated from gambling at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County. Those promoting eligible projects in Monroe County or contiguous counties can apply for funding through an eligible applicant such as the EDA. More information on the program can be found online at www.newpa.com. Past projects the EDA has also facilitated grant funding for include the visitor’s center at Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, the Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing Arts and the Pike County Public Library. The EDA receives information on grant programs through a weekly grants newsletter and has made that information accessible to municipalities, community organizations and local businesses. “Attracting financial resources to Pike County is an important aspect of economic development,” stated Rachel Hendricks, Deputy Director for Economic Development at the EDA. To obtain information on grants or public financing opportunities for your organization, check out the EDA’s website at www.edapikepa.org.