Peifer and Brown Announce CFA Grants for Pike County Projects
6/1/2015
HARRISBURG – 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.

“These grants will have a positive impact on our community,” Peifer said. “Congratulations to all recipients.”

LSA funds may be used for economic development, community development and public interest projects in Monroe County and the following 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, Pike County – 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, Pike County – Community Improvement Project – Approved for $67,325 to cover engineering and construction costs to build a salt and cinder shed.
• Bushkill Fire Company, Lehman Township, Pike County – Public Interest Project – Approved for $65,125 to purchase new firefighting turnout gear and a new heat camera.
• Pennsylvania Avenue Revitalization, Pike County – 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, Pike County – Public Interest Project – Approved for $18,000 to assist with a roof replacement project.

“I am very pleased that our region is recognized by the Commonwealth Finance Authority, and I am looking forward to seeing the improvements this funding will provide to important entities in our area,” said Brown.

For more information about these LSA grant projects, or any state-related matter, contact Peifer’s district office by calling 570-226-5959, or Brown’s district office by calling 570-420-8301.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Representative Mike Peifer
139th District
RepPeifer.com
Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District

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