HARRISBURG – Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) and Sen. Mario Scavello (R-Monroe/Northampton) today announced more than $660,000 in Local Share Account (LSA) grants was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Agency for Allen and Lehigh townships in Northampton County.
Local Share Account grants support economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects through gaming funds under Act 71 of 2004. These specific grants come from Monroe County, which funds projects in Monroe and its contiguous counties.
Allen Township received $312,398 to construct a new salt shed to store the township’s anti-skid materials, thus preventing it from freezing in the winter. Lehigh Township received a $350,000 grant to purchase a new heavy rescue vehicle. The vehicle will be replace a 27-year-old unit that has experienced mechanical failures and has become a safety hazard to first responders.
“These grants will allow Allen and Lehigh townships to address important public safety needs that benefit those living and visiting our community,” Mako said. “We should do all we can to make the jobs of our first responders and road crews easier. These men and women work long hours to protect us from danger. I’m pleased to be able to support these projects.”
“These grants are an integral part of economic growth for this area, Scavello said. “We must continue to invest in infrastructure, economic development and public safety to ensure a high quality of life in our communities and across the Commonwealth.
Representative Zach Mako
Senator Mario Scavello
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