Commonwealth Financing Authority Approves Funding for Lycoming County Projects

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that two Lycoming County grant requests totaling $295,847 have been approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).

A $53,010 grant, administered through the Watershed Restoration and Protection fund, will be directed to the Lycoming County Conservation District for the Grafius Run stormwater management project located in Loyalsock Township.  Grafius Run is listed on Pennsylvania’s Integrated Water Quality Monitoring Assessment Report as impaired by residential runoff and flow regulation and is considered a high priority watershed.  The funding will assist the County with the stabilization of farm feeding areas, reducing the stormwater contact with manure and creating diversions for stormwater runoff.  The total project cost is $62,365.

A second CFA grant has been awarded to the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation in the amount of $242,837, administered through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program fund.  The monies will assist with the renovation of the high school’s athletic complex located in Williamsport.  Constructed in 1972, the athletic stadium will be renovated to address a number of environmental issues, as well as re-develop, repair and offer a new type of recreation space not currently available.  The total project cost is $2,109,591.

“CFA funding allows our local and county governments, as well as school districts, to make fundamental repairs and upgrades to existing infrastructure,” Yaw said.  “The upgrades work to further protect the environment, while enhancing the quality of life for area residents.  I am pleased to see these funding requests approved.”

The 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.


Rita Zielonis

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