(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved a total of $2,594,832 for eight energy, transportation and water and sewer projects in the 25th Senatorial District, announced Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
The projects approved for funding are a part of three different programs that are administered by the CFA, including the Alternative and Clean Energy Program, Multimodal Transportation Fund Program and PA Small Water & Sewer Program.
“I am pleased that eight projects in our region have received state funding for important public improvements to better serve area residents and businesses,” Scarnati said. “These investments will provide needed growth and updates while also helping to generate local economic development.”
Scarnati explained that in the 25th Senatorial District the following projects were approved across five different counties:
Mid Cameron Authority – $40,000 grant (PA Small Water & Sewer Program)
The project will involve making repairs to an aerial sewer crossing that transfers sanitary sewage waste from one side of West Creek to the other by correcting the erosion at the existing abutments on each side of the creek and adding the additional steel support to the existing steel hangers. The total project cost is $53,000.
CNG Motor Fuels of Clearfield County – $681,680 grant (Alternative and Clean Energy Program)
CNG Motor Fuels of Clearfield County will install a public CNG fueling station at the existing Pacific Pride petroleum-based fuel site located in DuBois City. The station is located near major travel corridors, including I-80, US 119, US 322, US 219 and PA 255. CNG Motor Fuels of Clearfield County will provide $1,022,520 in matching funds.
City of DuBois – $596,695 grant (Multimodal Transportation Fund Program)
The City of DuBois is extending the Beaver Meadow Walkway and linking Memorial Park to the downtown business district to encourage recreation and promote commerce to the local community. An additional trail loop and streetscape project will provide access to no less than six empty store fronts along the proposed pathway. Funds will be used to make safe passage from the Memorial Park and Beaver Meadow Walkway through the Downtown Business District by replacing old, broken and missing sidewalk; adding efficient street lighting and installing informational and direction signage. The total project cost is $852,421.
Clean Energy – $400,257 grant (Alternative and Clean Energy Program)
Clean Energy plans to install a new CNG station at the existing Clean Energy LNG station, to provide CNG and LNG capabilities at the site. Clean Energy will provide $600,385 in matching funds.
Big Run Area Municipal Authority – $125,000 grant (PA Small Water & Sewer Program)
The project will include the purchase and installation of an additional sludge storage tank to reduce the plant’s organic loading back to normal levels. Portions of the treatment facility are also exhibiting severe corrosion; therefore the project will also include sandblasting and painting rusted tank walls and replacing the cathodic anodes for corrosion protection. The total project cost is $150,000.
CNG Motor Fuels of Jefferson County – $287,600 grant (Alternative and Clean Energy Program)
CNG Motor Fuels of Jefferson County will expand an existing public CNG fueling station to meet the increasing demand by truck fleets and the public for CNG. The station is located less than 1/4 mile from exit 78 of I-80, and also has easy access to PA 36, US 322 and PA 28. CNG Motor Fuels of Jefferson County will provide $431,400 in matching funds.
CNG Motor Fuels of Jefferson County – $353,600 grant (Alternative and Clean Energy Program)
CNG Motor Fuels of Jefferson County will expand an existing public CNG fueling station to meet the increasing demand by truck fleets and the public for CNG. The station is located at the Punxsutawney Industrial Park along Route 436 and is less than a mile away from Route US 119 and PA 36. CNG Motor Fuels of Jefferson County will provide $530,400 in matching funds.
Coudersport Borough Authority – $110,000 grant (PA Small Water & Sewer Program)
The project will remove a 100 year old water main and replace it with 700 LF of 8″ water line along with the installation of three new fire hydrants. The total project cost is $147,000.
According to Scarnati the grants were approved at the September 9th CFA meeting in Harrisburg.
“I commend our local cities, businesses and municipal authorities for seeking out support and receiving this substantial funding,” Scarnati said. “I am confident that these projects will provide significant benefits to the community for decades to come.”
The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
More information regarding programs administered by the CFA can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development website: http://newpa.com/find-and-apply-for-funding/commonwealth-financing-authority.
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