From upgrading playgrounds and enhancing outdoor recreation facilities to rehabilitating historic icons and beautifying downtowns, 24 regional projects are receiving a major financial boost through the PMVB Community Impact Grant, a newly-established program from the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau.
Utilizing funds from the Hotel Occupancy Tax, the PMVB has awarded a total of $292,055 to local governments, agencies and organizations to support a variety of projects that aim to improve the quality of life in communities across Wayne, Pike, Monroe and Carbon counties.
“Our goal is to give back to our local governments and organizations that do so much for residents as well as the nearly 30 million guests who visit the Pocono Mountains each year,” said Chris Barrett, President/CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. “The first-ever Community Impact Grant was a great success, and we look forward to offering this program again in the future.”
Information about future rounds of the PMVB Community Impact Grant will be posted, once available, on poconomountains.com/grants.
Recipients of 2022 Community Impact Grant:
|Barrett Township||$15,000||Community Park at Ice Lake development - Phase 3|
|Bowmanstown Borough||$ 1,600||Upgrading outdated playground equipment|
|Coolbaugh Township||$11,500||Additional parking for basketball courts, benches & trail markers at open space property|
|East Stroudsburg Little League||$15,000||Konawalik Field capital improvements|
|GO Collaborative||$ 7,500||Seasonal planters for Main Street & Snowmen of Stroudsburg|
|Hamilton Township||$10,000||Repairing roof of historic estate open seasonally for tours|
|Hawley Borough||$ 1,925||Skatepark mural project at Bingham Park|
|Honesdale Borough||$ 7,800||Four Welcome to Honesdale signs, landscaping|
|Jackson Township||$30,000||Baseball field renovations|
|Jim Thorpe Borough||$ 9,000||Jim Thorpe Mausoleum Monument parking improvements|
|Lansford Alive||$ 280||Borough-wide beautification project|
|Lehighton Downtown Partnership||$ 5,000||Lighting trees on First Street for safety, beautification|
|Middle Smithfield Township||$20,000||Installing kiosk at Community & Cultural Center|
|Milford Borough||$14,000||Purchasing 12 new garbage receptacles for commercial district|
|Mount Pocono Borough||$ 6,000||Borough Hall beautification project|
|Newfoundland Library||$ 1,150||Converting storage area to community hub|
|Palmerton Borough #1||$ 2,300||Beautification & landscaping of borough entrance|
|Palmerton Borough #2||$ 5,000||Third Street basketball court upgrades|
|Pleasant Valley FBLA||$10,000||Future Business Leaders of America to National Leadership Conference|
|Pocono Township||$40,000||Replacing outdated playground equipment at TLC Park|
|Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm||$40,000||Rehabilitation of 1850 Bank Barn|
|Tobyhanna Township||$25,000||Pocono Summit West traffic & safety improvements|
|Waymart Borough Council||$ 4,000||Adding steps to restored D&H Gravity Open Air Car, making accessible to visitors|
|Women Veterans Museum||$10,000||Improvements to facility in Mount Pocono|
Grant dollars will help fund a variety of projects intended to support & enhance the quality of the life in Pocono…
Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at PoconoMountains.com or by phone at (570) 421-5791. Follow @PoconoTVNetwork on Twitter to stay current with up-to-date information. Established in 1934, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit membership organization. The PMVB is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon in Northeastern Pennsylvania.