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Dauphin County awards $11M in gaming grants

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As part of its share of local slots gaming revenue, Dauphin County on Wednesday awarded $11 million to more than 50 municipal projects across the county.

This is the sixth year the county has awarded gaming grants. During the five previous years, the county awarded $39 million in grants, which generated nearly $200 million in additional investment, according to the commissioners’ office.

East Hanover Township, the host municipality of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, received $2.6 million in funds, which will be used primarily for infrastructure and public safety projects.

Here is the list of grants awarded by the commissioners:

1. West Hanover Township, $470,000 (fire station debt reduction, $130,000; heavy rescue vehicle, $340,000)

2. Middle Paxton Township, $151,518 (debt service for shared municipal services building, $125,000; reduction of debt for fire apparatus, $26,518)

3. Rush and Jefferson townships, $123,100 (guiderails for Carsonville Road, $103,100; and zoning project, $15,100; plus $4,900 reallocated from prior grant)

4. Derry Township, $212,716 (fire apparatus debt reduction, $155,716; People Movers van, $32,000; Hershey/Derry Historical Society improvements, $25,000)

5. East Hanover Township, $1,550,000 (Public works building and reduction of firehouse debt; plus $606,208 reallocated from prior projects completed under budget)

6. South Hanover Township, $100,000 (municipal complex and emergency services center construction)

Other awards:

1. City of Harrisburg, $545,841 (new tower engine and police records management)

2. Susquehanna Township, $250,000 (public safety building expansion)

3. Swatara Township, $182,479 (bridge replacement and fire apparatus debt reduction)

4. Middletown Borough, $250,000 (streetscape and improvement project)

5. Hummelstown Borough, $270,000 (new municipal complex)

6. Steelton Borough, $100,000 (Adams Street stormwater improvements)

7. Highspire Borough, $156,138 (road improvements)

8. West Hanover Township, $200,000 (new facility for magisterial district judge)

9. Londonderry Township, $250,000 (new pumper engine)

10. Lykens Borough, $100,000 (fire apparatus refurbishment)

11. Wiconisco Township, $74,210 (municipal/fire complex design and temporary structure; plus $11,789 reallocation of prior grant)

12. Lower Swatara Township, $126,329 (new fire boat, trailer and truck; plus $14,471 reallocation)

13. Halifax Borough, $40,000 (mobile generator and trailer unit)

14. Berrysburg Borough, $100,000 (sewer system improvements)

15. Elizabethville Borough, $70,000 (sewer system improvements)

16. Pillow Borough, $80,000 (water system improvements)

17. Williamstown Borough, $125,000 (water system improvements)

18. Susquehanna Township EMS, $112,512 (two new ambulances)

19. PinnacleHealth System, $89,000 (new ambulance)

20. Dauphin County EMS Council, $124,620 (technology improvements)

21. Greenbelt/Dauphin County Parks & Recreation, $250,000 (Wildwood to Fort Hunter Extension)

22. Lower Paxton Township, $161,444 (HVAC replacements for Friendship Center; plus $138,556 reallocation from prior grant)

23. Conewago Township, $66,770 (Conewago Park improvements)

24. Gratz Borough, $100,000 (Gratz Area Park improvements)

25. Hummelstown Borough/Lower Dauphin School District, $50,000 (field house project)

26. R.J. Veterans Center, $48,000 (elevator)

27. Halifax Borough, $34,484 (park and recreation improvements)

28. CONTACT Helpline, $10,800 (emergency generator for Helpline operations)

29. Shalom House, $5,000 (furnishings for women’s and children’s shelter)

30. African American Chamber – JET (Junior Entrepreneur Training) Program, $15,750

31. Bethel AME, $16,200 (facility improvements related to County Neighborhood Reporting Center)

32. CAT, $60,000 (Market Square improvements)

33. Community Action Commission, $55,000 (Allison Hill parking lot project)

34. YWCA, $100,000 (Kunkel Center renovations; conditioned on matching funds)

35. American Red Cross, $30,000 (Disaster relief vehicle)

36. Lower Paxton Township, $55,000 (lighting for public field/park)

37. Salvation Army, $75,000 (disaster relief vehicle)

38. Jackson Township, $59,000 (firehouse improvements)

39. Whitaker Center, $100,000 (facility improvements)

40. Lower Paxton Township, $180,000 (park improvements and memorial project)

41. Boys & Girls Club, $100,000 (lighting of public field)

42. Lower Paxton Township, $50,000 (public pool improvements)

43. State Street Improvement Association, $25,000 (streetscape improvements)

44. HACC, $11,000 (campus security improvements)

45. Dauphin County Industrial Development Authority to administer the following projects:

a. Stampede, $50,000

b. PHR Baseball, $8,000

c. Three Star Foundation, $15,000

d. Advanced Training, $25,000

e. ARC, $40,000

f. The Mt. Calvary Multi-Cultural Child Care Center, $7,500

46. Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office, $113,340 (vehicles)

47. Dauphin County Parks & Recreation, $185,000 (capital improvements projects)

48. Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging, $100,000

49. Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency, $3,000,000

50. City of Harrisburg, $12,000

51. Dauphin County Facilities Maintenance, $125,000

52. Dauphin County Department of Purchasing, $30,000 (warehouse safety equipment)

53. Great American Outdoor Show, $58,000

54. Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office and Public Defender’s Office, $323,600 (Criminal Justice Project)

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