Burns: Apply for transportation grants now through July 31

Projects must enhance economic development, safe and reliable system

EBENSBURG, March 1 – Municipalities, businesses, and economic development and public transportation agencies are among entities that state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, is encouraging to apply for state grants related to improving transportation assets.


Burns, who has made a priority of informing those eligible for grant opportunities, said grants from the CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.


Projects must have a total cost of $100,000 or more, Burns said, and the maximum grant cannot exceed $3 million for any single project. Applications are being accepted today through July 31.


“The CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth,” said Burns, who noted that this program is separate from PennDOT’s similarly-named Multimodal Program.


Complete guidelines as well as application instructions for the CFA grant program may be found here: http://dced.pa.gov/programs/multimodal-transportation-fund/#.WJDKm3kzW70


Additional assistance is available from Burns’ Portage office at (814) 736-7339. Ask for grant writer Brittany Blackham.