Eligible projects include flood mitigation, watershed restoration improvement and restoration
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development will begin accepting applications on February 1st for Act 13 grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).
Eligible entities are encouraged to apply for the funding, which is paid for by natural gas drillers and allotted to the state’s Marcellus Legacy Fund.
“Counties and municipalities across my Senate District are seeing the benefits of natural gas impact fee dollars,” Sen. Yaw said. “In my Senate district alone, the impact fee has generated over $250 million since 2013. This figure does not include the millions directed back through the state’s Marcellus Legacy Fund by the CFA for local environmental improvement projects. We established the Legacy Fund to ensure a portion of the funds collected support local environmental enhancement and conservation programs. I urge our local governments and other eligible entities to apply for this important funding.”
Eligible projects can fall into the following application categories administered by the CFA: Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment (AMDAT); Baseline Water Quality Data (BQWD); Greenways, Trails and Recreation (GTRP); Orphan or Abandoned Well Plugging (OAWP); Watershed Restoration and Protection (WRP); Flood Mitigation and the Sewage Facilities Program (SFP).
Applications will be accepted between February 1 and May 31, 2019. Eligible applicants with questions should call 717.787.6245.
For more state-related news and information visit Senator Yaw’s website at www.SenatorGeneYaw.com or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.
Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff