Yaw, Owlett Announce Nearly $290,000 in State Funding Awarded to Tioga County

HARRISBURG –State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Clint Owlett (R-68) today announced $289,902 in state funding has been awarded to three projects in Tioga County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).

The awards were considered at today’s CFA Board meeting and approved through the Authority’s Small Water and Sewer Program (SWS) and the PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program (PACR).

“The funds approved today are valuable investments that are good for our citizens and good for our environment,” Sen. Yaw said. “I was pleased to work with Rep. Owlett and our local officials to help make these projects a reality.”

“These grants are important investments in both public health and quality of life here in Tioga County,” Rep. Owlett said. “These are the types of things we can accomplish when we all work together at the community and state levels.”

The largest award went to Elkland Borough, which received $260,000 in SWS funding for its Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.

“Elkland Borough, as a small community in Tioga County, greatly appreciates being chosen as a recipient of the PA Small Water and Sewer Grant,” June Woodard, Elkland Authority Board Chairman, said. “These funds will update and rehabilitate the borough’s aging Wastewater Treatment facilities in hopes to allow growth within our community.”

The remaining projects include:

  • Deane Center for the Performing Arts Inc. – $17,385 in PACR funding for the Performing Arts Organization.
  • Endless Mountain Music Festival – $12,517 in PACR funding for the Performing Arts Organization.

The grants are funded from multiple sources with the largest being federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money appropriated for recreation and conservation as part of previous Pennsylvania state budgets.

For more state-related news and information, constituents can visit Senator Yaw’s website at www.SenatorGeneYaw.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.

Elizabeth Weitzel (Sen. Yaw)

Patricia Hippler (Rep. Owlett)

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