News for Immediate Release
March 20, 2014
Corbett Announces Community and Economic Development Investments from Gaming
Commonwealth Financing Authority today approved the allocation of approximately
$11.8 million in gaming funds to support 69 community and economic development
projects in Monroe and the contiguous counties.
supporting projects that will enhance community and economic well-being to spur
economic investment and job creation,” said Governor Tom Corbett. “The 69
approved projects will also address important public safety and infrastructure
needs, and will undoubtedly improve the quality of life for residents.”
In total, 16
projects in Monroe County were awarded nearly $3.8 million by the Commonwealth
Financing Authority (CFA). The contiguous counties, Carbon, Lackawanna, Northampton,
Pike and Wayne, were awarded nearly $8 million for 53 projects.
The PA Race
Horse Development and Gaming Act established the Pennsylvania Gaming Local
Share Account under the CFA for the purpose of distributing funds to support
economic development, community development and public interest projects.
Monroe and the
contiguous counties receive revenues through the Mount Airy Casino Resort in
information about the local share assessment account, the CFA or for a complete
list of approved projects, visit CFA
Approved Projects – Monroe & Contiguous LSA or call 1-866-466-3972.
Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116
Kensinger, DCED; 717-783-1132