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Boscola Announces over $300,000 in Gaming Grants for Northampton County Projects - Senator Lisa Boscola

Bethlehem, January 22, 2020 – – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced state funding totaling $303,950 for six projects in Northampton County through the Local Share Account-Monroe County.           

“I’m pleased to announce the approval of these state funds allocated to help expedite important projects that will improve the quality of life and increase community safety,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state funding and resources for local efforts aimed at making our community a better place to live and work. All of these grants will help fund and advance worthwhile local projects.”

Boscola said she was pleased to work with her colleagues in Harrisburg to secure the state funds, approved by the Commonwealth Finance Authority (CFA), for investment in the following projects:

  • Hellertown Borough ($100,000) for Phase 1A of its New Public Works Facility;
  • North Catasauqua Borough ($86,450) for the Main Street Greenway and Trailhead Improvement Project as part of the Delaware and Lehigh (D&L) Trail;
  • Lower Saucon Township ($50,000) for its Heller Homestead Widow’s House Windows project;
  • City of Easton ($40,000) for its Centennial Park Improvement Project;
  • Freemansburg Borough ($20,000) for its Security and Information Technology Improvements Project; and,
  • Greater Easton Development Corporation ($7,500) for its Easton Murals Arts Festival project.

The Monroe County Local Share Account (LSA) was established by the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. The funds are generated by the state’s gaming facilities and may be used for economic development, community development and public interest projects in Monroe County and its contiguous counties.

The grants were approved today by the state Commonwealth Financing Authority Board in Harrisburg.

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