HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s fire, rescue and EMS companies have been working hard throughout the pandemic to keep citizens of the Commonwealth safe. To assist with extra expenses resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency, first responder companies in the 117th Legislative District received $455,915 in state grants provided by the Office of State Fire Commissioner.
HARRISBURG – Harveys Lake Borough today was awarded $297,326 in state grant funding to assist in the repair of its sewer system to benefit residents and the community, announced Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming). The funding was made available through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program.
HARRISBURG – Three school entities in the 117th Legislative District have been awarded education grants for the upcoming academic year, according to Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced that the application process for the second and final round of federal CARES Act grants for small businesses in Pennsylvania will begin Monday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m.
In the heat of the summer sun, a parked car can be a deadly place for unattended children and other vulnerable individuals. Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of non-crash-related fatalities among children. Each year, dozens of tragic, yet preventable, deaths occur when our nation’s youth are left alone in a hot car.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced that CARES Act grants for eligible small businesses, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, will be available beginning tomorrow, June 30. These grants may be used to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown order.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced that school entities in the 117th Legislative District are set to receive $948,575 in federal funds for School Health and Safety Grants to address needs related to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Applications are due by Tuesday, June 30; money must be expended by Oct. 30.
DALLAS – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today voiced her opposition to a proposed change in Pennsylvania’s 911 funding formula, urging the Pennsylvania 911 Advisory Board to delay its vote until the plan is adequately revised to address significant funding discrepancies in rural communities.
DALLAS – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced that more than $50 million in federal relief funds will be directed to Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming counties.
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, chaired by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), will hold a voting meeting to consider three bills and nine resolutions.
Each April, we recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is a time when child advocacy groups, government leaders and nonprofits join forces to raise awareness about the warning signs and offer assistance to those living under the specter of child abuse.
HARRISBURG — In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2019 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2020, the Department of Revenue announced today.
LUZERNE COUNTY- As the Commonwealth enters into a two-week recommended shutdown, Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) and Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) are providing helpful local resource information for area residents.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is implementing the following operational changes in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19.
DALLAS – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced that, effective immediately, her district offices in Dallas and Tunkhannock will suspend walk-in constituent services, outreach and satellite hours until further notice.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced that Keystone College will receive $173,841 in state grant funding to expand its early childhood education apprenticeship program. The funds were awarded as a part of the state’s PAsmart initiative, part of $6.5 million in funding awarded statewide.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 4, which covers Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties, is now accepting applications for summer internships.
This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health updated their travel guidelines for anyone who returned to Pennsylvania from countries with known COVID-19 outbreaks in the past 14 days.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded $175,000 in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts in the 117th Legislative District, including Dallas, Lackawanna Trail, Lake-Lehman, Northwest Area and Tunkhannock Area school districts.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her satellite hours and outreach events for March. These events will be weather permitting and feature representatives from several organizations offering their assistance.