Cambria, Cresson and Jackson townships approved for community development grants

HARRISBURG, June 13 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, today announced that Cambria, Cresson and Jackson townships have been approved for community development grants totaling almost $272,000.

“The grants will benefit the health of residents and the livability of the communities,” Burns said. “Improvement initiatives funded with these grants are important to keeping the region up to date.”

Burns said the Community Development Block Grants of $100,175 for Cambria Township, $85,672 for Cresson Township and $86,132 for Jackson Township are provided through direct CDBG formula allocations.

Cambria County also has been approved for a $285,567 allocation, which is used by smaller communities within the county for projects that include housing rehabilitation, public services, community facilities, infrastructure development and planning.

Pennsylvania’s share of the federally funded grants is administered by the state Department of Community and Economic Development.

“I am happy to see our area get a portion of this funding and thank all involved – from the municipalities, the state and the county – for their efforts,” Burns said.