State Rep. Mullery Announces Mountain Top Grant Recipients

State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, announced more than $2.25 million in grants that will help local governments and various organizations in Luzerne County.

“These economic and community development projects are vital to people living in Luzerne County because they help to provide a better quality of life for families,” Mullery said.

Mullery said he is pleased the state will provide the necessary financial support to help fund the projects.

Mullery announced a grant was awarded in the amount of $39,500 to Nuangola Borough for the Nuangola Lake Pavilion Renovation Project; and $140,000 to Wright Township for paving in Waldren Park.

The grants are funded by the Local Share Account, which received gaming money generated by casinos, including Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The gaming funds provided by the casinos are also distributed statewide and provide a property tax reduction for primary property owners in Pennsylvania.