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Cartwright, Meuser submit federal funding requests for local projects

Scranton Times-Tribune

Democratic U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright requested millions in federal funding for a proposed emergency operations center in Scranton, equipment and technology upgrades for police in Hazleton and Kingston and a dozen other projects in his 8th Congressional District.

Cartwright's requests include $1.7 million for the proposed emergency operations and training center Scranton hopes to build on land owned by the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County at 3201 Rockwell Ave. and $1.75 million to renovate a condemned South Scranton property into affordable housing for low-income, at-risk veterans.

Nearly $640,000 in federal money already secured for the emergency operations center project stems from a prior funding request Cartwright submitted for fiscal year 2024.

In Luzerne County, he seeks roughly $1.9 million and $2.4 million, respectively, to upgrade technology and equipment for the Kingston and Hazleton police departments. He also requested $1 million for a project to expand terminal space at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

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