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


Recipients of 2022 Community Impact Grant:

Organization Name


Project Description

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Bowmanstown Borough $  1,600 Upgrading outdated playground equipment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


Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at 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.