Mar. 17, 2023

PEN ARGYL – Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) today announced more than $1.4 million in new funding for necessary projects within the Slate Belt and surrounding areas. These grants were funded by gaming revenues from the Local Share Account (LSA) and the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Multimodal Transportation Fund. 

“As a person who grew up here in the Slate Belt, I am so happy to continue advocating for these wonderful communities and all those I represent,” said Flood. “My goal is to help uplift them and make sure to provide and advocate for the much-needed funding to improve where we live.

“I look forward to seeing these projects come to life and witnessing how they will better the lives of area residents,” she added. 

The LSA grants are as follows: 

• Bushkill Township – $55,501 for purchase of police equipment for use in the township. 

• Lower Mt. Bethel Township – $100,000 to assist with replacement of existing tennis courts at the township building.

• Pen Argyl Borough – $400,000 to assist with playground improvements to Weona Park.

• Roseto Borough – $300,000 for purchase of an E-One Ford F550/4 Door/Air Light/Fire apparatus. 
• Stockertown Borough – $69,497 for purchase of a vehicle for use within the borough. 
• Wind Gap Borough – $200,000 to assist with Phase II improvements to the multi-use trail in and around the park along East Third Street and South Lehigh Avenue. 

Act 71 of 2004 provides for the distribution of gaming revenues through the CFA to support projects of public interest within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Borough and township managers, Robin Zamada of Pen Argyl and Cathy Martino of Roseto, expressed their gratitude for the awarding of these grants. 

Thank you for doing all you can to get things done here in the Slate Belt,” said Zmoda “This is a big lift for us.” 
“Columbia Fire Company will be so excited to hear this,” said Martino “They really needed this. and this is a huge success. There is nothing like this type of equipment in the area.” 

The multimodal grants are as follows: 
• Stockertown Borough – $150,000 to assist with reconstruction to Lincoln Avenue. 
• Wind Gap Borough – $200,000 to assist with improvements to Male Road. 

The above grants were provided by the CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund. This fund encourages economic development and ensures that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the Commonwealth’s residents. Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation, and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets, and transit-oriented development.

Representative Ann Flood
138th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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