Senator Yaw Applauds PA Route 6 Alliance Grant

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded the announcement that the PA Route 6 Alliance has been awarded a $103,000 Keystone Communities grant to implement a façade improvement program targeting both the Route 6 Corridor and the Endless Mountains Heritage Region.

“Over the years, the PA Route 6 Alliance has awarded numerous facade grants to local businesses and properties within the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor to enhance our small towns,” Sen. Yaw said. “This state and local partnership will help bolster economic development efforts in Bradford and Wyoming counties.”

Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Keystone Communities program was created in 2011 to assist commonwealth communities in achieving redevelopment. The program supports physical improvements to both designated and other communities that are undertaking revitalization to restore deteriorated downtowns, residential neighborhoods and industrial/manufacturing sites.  Statewide, more than $5 million in new funding was approved this week to support 42 community revitalization projects. 

“In addition to façade improvements, the Keystone Communities program is a flexible tool for a variety of uses including planning activities, accessible housing programs and development grants,” Sen. Yaw added. “I congratulate the Route 6 Alliance on receiving this additional funding.”

For more information about the Keystone Communities program and other community development initiatives, visit or call 1-866-466-3972.

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Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff
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