Jun. 14, 2022

HARRISBURG- Rep. Robert Schnee (R-Luzerne) today is pleased to announce over $2 million in gaming grants for the 116th Legislative District. Schnee played a crucial role in securing this funding for his district.

“Local Share Account (LSA) grants support a variety of important needs in our local communities,” said Schnee. “This grant program allows for necessary projects to be completed within our communities without burdening taxpayers throughout the district. These grants may go to police, fire, local infrastructure, community centers and other necessary projects that keep our communities flourishing and safe.”

Awarded on a competitive basis, the local grants are as follows:

• Butler Township: $17,206 for a license plate reader on a Butler Township. Police patrol car, $41,178 for a new police vehicle, $50,115 for a Hurst eDraulic for Valley Regional Fire and Rescue Co. and $135,000 for a Mack truck for Butler Township Municipal.
• Conyngham Borough: $190,000 for the creation of a secondary emergency route and additional parking for Whispering Willow Park.
• Conyngham Township: $280,000 for a demolition project of an abandoned shoe factory complex on Jeanette Street.
• Dorrance Township: $125,000 for a new backhoe/loader.
• Hazleton City: $50,000 to upgrade restroom facilities at the Hazleton Active Adult Center, $250,000 for Phase II renovations to city hall, $100,000 for 50 sets of fire suppression turn-out gear, $116,000 for a renovation project for the Hazleton One Community Center and $115,000 for renovations to the J.J Ferrara Center.
• Hollenback Township: $279,772 for a new maintenance garage/storage building.
• Huntington Township: $115,000 for a new Ford F-550 4x4 super duty truck.
• Nescopeck Borough: $200,000 for repaving Pine Street and Ridge Road.
• Shickshinny Borough: $79,904 to rehabilitate the wastewater treatment plant in the borough and $93,463 for a new public works vehicle.

The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. Grants are not funded by taxpayer dollars.

Representative Robert Schnee
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Jordan Garrett