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Rep. Cartwright Announces $4.3 Million for Local Outreach and Community Center

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Lehman Township, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced Lehman Township will receive $4,324,950 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a rural development investment to finance a new community food pantry and senior center to better serve Monroe and Pike counties. The Bushkill Outreach and Community Center will support the growing needs of the region’s se...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $9.5 million for Early Childhood Education

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Eighth Congressional District – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $4,955,974 to Luzerne County Head Start Inc. and $4,638,625 to the Agency for Community EmPOWERment of NEPA to support their Head Start programs. Head Start provides high quality, comprehensive early childhood education for low-income children an...

Rep. Cartwright Announces Winners of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition

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Eighth Congressional District – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced the winners of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for the Eighth Congressional District. Rep. Cartwright hosted a virtual reception over zoom to announce the top prizes, and later, he met the winners and their guests and teachers at the Everhart Museum in Scranton. Each spring, the House of Representat...

$2 Million in Federal Funding Announced to Reduce Violent Drug, Gang and Gun Activity

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Today, Lackawanna County District Attorney Mark Powell applauded the announcement of $2 million in federal funding to support a new initiative his office is launching to reduce violent drug, gang and gun activity in the region. This funding is part of a fiscal year 2022 appropriations package secured by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08). The $2 million Community Projecting Funding for th...

Rep. Cartwright Announces Nearly $100,000 in Funding for Substance Use Disorder Counseling and Education

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $98,764 in federal funding for Hazleton’s Pathway to Recovery Counseling and Educational Services. “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen an alarming spike in alcohol and drug use amongst all age groups and across all socioeconomic levels,” said Rep. Cartwright. “I have been and will continue to serve as a strong advocate ...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $1.6 Million in Federal Funding to Support Family Planning, Preventive Health Care Services

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Eighth Congressional District, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $1,609,630 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS). This funding is part of a $256.6 million nationwide investment to expand access to affordable, high-quality, patient-centered family planning and related health care services. “I a...

Rep. Cartwright Celebrates Margaritaville Development and Land Donation for Amtrak

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) hosted a press conference celebrating the announcement of Margaritaville Resort Village arriving in the Pocono Mountains. The first-of-its-kind destination resort, RV park and housing development is a billion-dollar+ investment in the Northeastern Pennsylvania economy that will bring more jobs, more tourists and more dollars to the region. Margari...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $5.1 Million in Federal Funding for Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Centers

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Eighth Congressional District, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Inc.; the Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania; and Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers will receive a total of $5,108,458 in Health Center Cluster grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Scranton Primary He...

Cartwright Announces $14 Million for South Wayne County Water & Sewer

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Wayne County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that the South Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority will receive a Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant of $14,879,000 to upgrade their wastewater treatment plant for their public sewer system. “Upgrading our aging infrastructure is a top priority and an important part of how we bolster opportunity and prosperity,...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $4.1 Million for Schools and Libraries to Increase Home Internet Access for Students

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Eighth Congressional District, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $4,183,159.47 from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Connectivity Fund Program (ECF). The schools and libraries in PA-08 that have received funding include: Abington Heights School District $87,089.52 Clymer Library Association $9,279.36 Crestwood School District $244,57...