May. 21, 2024

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced more than $800,000 in funding for community improvement projects in Carbon County.

“I’m grateful to see this funding coming back to Carbon County,” said Heffley. “Throughout the district, there are several projects that will improve the ability to better serve the residents in our communities, and I look forward to seeing the successful results.”

The grants are awarded as follows:
• Beaver Meadows Borough - $150,000 to complete construction of the Memorial Park pavilion.
• Carbon County - $73,581 for improvements to the American Legion Post #314 building in Lehighton.
• Carbon County - $68,423 to purchase propane training equipment to prepare first responders for how to safely navigate propane and natural gas emergencies.
• Jim Thorpe Borough - $67,207 to purchase speed alert and safety message signs, helping to control traffic flow during the busy summer months.
• Lansford Borough - $252,466 to renovate a former church into a muti-use public facility containing a Second Harvest food pantry, meal center, public recreational facility, local outreach office, job support and county assistance services.
• Lansford Borough - $33,362 to purchase new protective fire gear and a new radio for the Lansford Fire Company.
• Packer Township - $100,000 to remove and replace storm sewer piping and culverts along Grist Mill Drive.
• Summit Hill Borough - $56,800 to develop plans for a new visitor’s center operated by the Summit Hill Historical Society.

The grants were approved and awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which was established as an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth through the Local Share Account (LSA).

Representative Doyle Heffley
122nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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