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Nanticoke, September 18, 2018 – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) announced today that 10 Luzerne County municipalities would receive $2,738,507 in funding from three separate grant programs. The PA Small Water and Sewer Program ($1,897,345), Act 13 Program ($600,000) and the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program ($241,162) will help to fund infrastructure and recreation projects throughout the 14th Senatorial District.

“The Commonwealth Financing Authority continues to be a great partner with Luzerne County communities looking to invest in community development projects that improve the quality of life in the region and set the stage for future economic growth,” said State Senator John Yudichak.

“The state investment of $2.7 million ensures these important local projects are completed and further demonstrates Pennsylvania’s strong commitment to addressing the municipal infrastructure needs in communities across Luzerne County.”

“These grants will go toward increasing the safety and recreational appeal of communities in our district,” said Representative Pashinski. “I’m truly appreciative to Governor Tom Wolf and his administration for working with us on these grants and seeing the value that this money will bring to our area.”

The following projects received funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority:

Small Water and Sewer Program

  • Foster Township will receive $325,000 for a sewer extension on Route 940.
  • Plymouth Township will receive $325,000 for sanitary sewer improvements.
  • West Pittston Borough will receive $160,000 for Luzerne Avenue storm and sewer improvements.
  • City of Pittston will receive $424,845 for the Panama Street Sewer Improvement Project.
  • Hanover Township will receive $362,500 for Phase 2B of the Solomon Creek Interceptor Rehabilitation Project. This project represents an investment in a regional project due to the fact that this sewer line services the majority of municipalities and industries in the Wyoming Valley, including the City of Wilkes Barre.
  • Jenkins Township will receive $300,000 for the Jenkins Township Sewer Infrastructure Project.

Act 13 Program

  • Ashley Borough will receive $300,000 for the Sulfur Run Flood Mitigation Project.
  • Yatesville Borough will receive $300,000 for the Yatesville Borough Flood Control Project.

Greenways, Trail and Recreation Program

  • White Haven Borough will receive $125,600 for Rail Yard Park development.
  • Fairview Township will receive $60,562 for basketball court renovations.
  • The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corrdior Inc. will receive $55,000 for the D&L Trail Johnson Street to Black Diamond Trail study.

State Representatives Gerald Mullery (D – Luzerne) and Mike Carroll (D – Luzerne/Lackawanna) worked with Senator Yudichak and Representative Pashinski to secure this important funding.

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