HARRISBURG – Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today announced more than $6.4 million in state grant funding has been awarded to projects in communities across the 33rd Senate District.
“These grants provide funding for projects that improve our communities and enhance residents’ quality of life,” Mastriano said. “The grants provide funding for basic functions of government, like improving sewer systems, supporting our fire departments and purchasing vehicles for local police departments.”
Four Adams County communities will benefit from five grants totaling more than $2.1million. Butler Township was awarded $250,000 for site preparation prior to the construction of a new municipal complex. Cumberland Township will receive more than $145,000 to purchase three police vehicles and $1 million to upgrade its sanitary sewer system. Littlestown Borough was awarded nearly $350,000 for a sanitary sewer and manhole project. Possum Valley Municipal Authority will receive $370,000 for the construction of a new reservoir in Menallen Township.
Franklin County communities will benefit from nine grants totaling more than $3.3 million. Bear Valley Franklin County Pennsylvania Joint Authority was awarded more than $230,000 to construct a waterline loop connection in Hamilton Township. Chambersburg Borough will receive nearly $880,000 for Downtown Chambersburg Inc. to construct an outdoor amphitheater and greenspace. Franklin County was awarded $25,000 for Maranatha Ministry Inc. for the Peer to Peer Housing Unit renovation project on West Third Street in Waynesboro Borough. Franklin County will receive more than $65,000 for Habitat of Humanity of Franklin County Inc. for the purchase of a construction truck. Franklin county will receive more than $580,000 for The Rescue Hose Company No. 1 of Greencastle for the purchase of two ambulances – one for Greencastle Borough and the other for Antrim Township. Franklin County will receive more than $85,000 for House of Hope to purchase vehicles. Franklin County was awarded more than $50,000 to purchase a K-9 police vehicle for the Franklin County Sheiff’s Department. Guildford Township will receive nearly $375,000 for Marion Volunteer Fire Company to purchase a new ambulance. Littlestown Borough was awarded nearly $350,000 for a sanitary sewer and manhole project. Mercersburg Water Authority will receive more than $335,000 for water system improvements. Waynesboro Borough was awarded $750,000 for Waynesboro Fire Department for the purchase of a new fire apparatus.
Funding for the projects is being provided through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) Local Share Account (LSA) program, which uses gaming revenue to support projects in the public interest across the commonwealth.
The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to administer the commonwealth’s economic stimulus packages.
The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act of 2004 provides for the distribution of gaming revenue through the CFA and its LSA program.
Three additional grants for Franklin County projects totaling more than $1 million were approved through a separate CFA program.
The Borough of Greencastle was awarded nearly $260,000 for streetscape improvements along North Washington Street. Green Township will receive more than $600,000 for the North Chambersburg improvement project. Washington Township was awarded more than $200,000 to replace the Skiway Avenue Bridge.
Funding for these projects is being delivered through the CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund grant program, which provides financial support for projects to encourage economic development and ensure a safe and reliable transportation system for commonwealth residents.
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