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Twenty-five projects, focusing on social service, youth, public safety, veterans and outdoor improvements to mention a cross section, were approved for funding by the Lackawanna County Commissioners through their Community Re-Invest Program, totaling $172,755. The public-private partnership investment for 2019 is $2,475,789.

The Community Re-Invest Program was established in July of 2013. It represents the “last mile” funding to help bring the initiatives to fruition. The overall public-private investment since its inception is $8,169,139.

The projects that were approved during this round of funding include:

Ronald McDonald House

Project description: Purchase and demolition of two blighted properties for future expansion.

Total project cost: $230,000 Amount from CRP program: $10,000

Bhutanese Cultural Foundation

Project description: Upgrades to community hall, which will include new flooring, drywall, ceiling tiles and three new doors.

Total project cost: $13,000

Amount from CRP program: $7,000

E. B. Jermyn Lodge #2, Scranton

Project description: Replacement of roof heating and air-conditioning units.

Total project cost: $22,500

Amount from CRP program: $5,000

Tripp Park Miss-E League

Project description: Renovation of kitchen in concession stand.

Total project cost: $24,500

Amount from CRP program: $5,000

Weston Park Teener League

Project description: Professional restoration of the playing field (grass installation).

Total project cost: $7,198

Amount from CRP program: $5,000

Mayfield Borough

Project description: Municipal building renovations, including purchase and installation of commercial-grade railing for the back porch and stairs.

Total project cost: $9,000

Amount from CRP program: $5,000

Shopa-Davey VFW Post 6082, Peckville

Project description: Exterior and interior renovations, including wall and ceiling repairs and a bilco basement door installation.

Total project cost: $4,800

Amount from CRP program: $4,800

Veterans Home Association, Jefferson Twp.

Project description: Drill a new well and purchase a backup generator.

Total project cost: $60,000

Amount from CRP program: $7,000

Friendship House

Project description: Purchase a pickup truck for maintenance.

Total project cost: $15,000

Amount from CRP program: $5,000

Women’s Resource Center

Project description: Ramp, walkway and step replacements around The Carriage House.

Total project cost: $25,000

Amount from CRP program: $10,000

Archbald Borough

Project description: Replace play structure at Betty Street playground in Eynon.

Total project cost: $14,465

Amount from CRP program: $14,000

Scott Baseball Association

Project description: Construction of an indoor recreation facility for use in inclement weather.

Total project cost: $75,000

Amount from CRP program: $5,000

Blakely Borough

Project description: Purchase radio equipment for the police department.

Total project cost: $5,755

Amount from CRP program: $5,255

Blakely Borough

Project description: Purchase four earth planters for the borough building and 11 cameras for security at the ambulance building, Brook Street Park, and the borough garage.

Total project cost: $10,842

Amount from CRP program: $5,000

Waverly Community House

Project description: Purchase an interactive learning center with sensory technology.

Total project cost: $92,500

Amount from CRP program: $5,000

Mayfield Borough

Project description: Repair roof at Emergency Services Center.

Total project cost: $9,750

Amount from CRP program: $5,000

United Community Outreach Food Pantry, Peckville

Project description: Community restrooms construction.

Total project cost: $53,139

Amount from CRP program: $10,000

One Hot Meal, Scranton

Project description: Bathroom renovations for ADA compliance for the nonprofit agency that utilizes St. Stanislaus Church facilities to provide meals to those in need.

Total project cost: $8,900

Amount from CRP program: $5,000

Friends of the Bucks, Dunmore

Project description: Erection of a Coach Jack Henzes tribute statue at Dunmore High School.

Total project cost: $40, 000 Amount from CRP program: $5,000

Whitmore Hose Company, Mayfield

Project description: Prime and re-paint the ladder room and new addition.

Total project cost: $11,875

Amount from CRP program: $5,000

Marine Corps League

Project description: Ceiling and floor repairs in the main hall.

Total project cost: $9,000

Amount from CRP program: $9,000

Lackawanna Historical Society

Project description: Exterior improvements to The Catlin House, including new handicapped ramp.

Total project cost: $43,100

Amount from CRP program: $10,000

Lackawanna River Conservation Association

Project description: Construction of a pavilion at Sweeney’s Beach, a river access and educational site.

Total project cost: $27,500

Amount from CRP program: $10,000

Throop Hose Company #1

Project description: Matching funds needed for purchase of breathing apparatus though FEMA AFG grant.

Total project cost: $101,200

Amount from CRP program: $9,200

St. Ubaldo Society

Project description: Building and grounds renovation, including exterior painting and new fencing.

Total project cost: $6,550

Amount from CRP program: $6,500