Published Date Written by Noelle Barrett
More than 50 projects in Dauphin County were awarded a total of $11 million in slot machine generated gaming grants awarded by the Dauphin County Commissioners on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Among them are several local municipalities hoping to improve infrastructure, transportation and public safety and help human services and public interest initiatives.
The grants are funded through the county’s share of slots gaming revenue that is generated from the Hollywood Casino at Penn National.
Middletown received $250,000 for infrastructure and streetscape improvements on South Union Street, which the borough sees as the first phase of a downtown revitalization plan that could spur both economic development and a relationship with Penn State Harrisburg. The borough originally submitted a request for $350,000.
Highspire was awarded $156,138 for improvements to several roads, including Poplar, George, Concord and Crescent alleys and Penn, Broad, Hanover and Paxton streets. The borough had requested $250,000.
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