Senator Yudichak Announces $168,000 in Funding for Act 13 Projects for 14th Senatorial District in Luzerne County

Nanticoke, November 19, 2021 – State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) announced that three projects in the 14th Senatorial District in Luzerne County received $168,000 in Act 13 funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority today through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program.

Projects that received funding in the 14th Senatorial District in Luzerne County are as follows:

  • Hazle Township – $93,000 for the Hazle Township Community Park Improvements. The project includes the construction of two pickleball courts, two batting cages and two bullpens at the Babe Ruth Field located within the park.
  • Hanover Township – $50,000 to convert a portion of Fellows Avenue into a trail and fitness area located in Hanover Township, PA.
  • Swoyersville Borough – $25,000 for playground upgrades at several parks located in Swoyersville Borough.

“Investing in our outdoor spaces is critical – especially as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said State Senator John Yudichak. “More people than ever before are frequenting our outdoor amenities and we need to ensure that they are accessible and safe for our residents to enjoy. Thank you to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin and the Wolf Administration for supporting these projects in the 14th Senatorial District in Luzerne County.”

Senator Yudichak worked with the Luzerne County legislative delegation to secure these awards.

These projects are funded by the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program (GTRP). Act 13 of 2012 established the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects.

 

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