– Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today announced more than $1.2 million in Local Share Account grants from gaming revenues were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to projects within Northampton County.
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.
Those receiving grants were:
East Allen and Moore townships – $266,573 for purchase of an asphalt paver and trailer for use by both municipalities.
Lehigh Township – $1 million to assist with construction of a new public works facility.
“Both of these grants will fund key projects that will benefit area residents for years to come,” Mako said. “The asphalt paver and trailer will allow the townships to repair roads in a timely fashion so that wear and tear on vehicles is reduced. The Lehigh Township public works facility is more than 60 years old and has outlived its usefulness. This grant will allow for a modern structure that can meet the needs of the public works’ staff and equipment.”
The 183rd House District includes Lowhill and North Whitehall townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County. It also consists of Allen, East Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and Bath, North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.