Burns: Community-focused grant opportunities available

EBENSBURG, July 10 – Municipalities, local governments and nonprofit organizations should consider two grant opportunities designed to enhance a community’s overall quality of life, said state Rep. Frank Burns.


The Keystone Communities Program is currently accepting applications through the end of August for grants to support a variety of community and economic development projects, including planning activities, façade grant programs and accessible housing programs.

Grant applications for the Pennsylvania WalkWorks program will be available starting next month. WalkWorks provides grants to municipalities and planning commissions to encourage physical activity and to develop or enhance pedestrian and bicycle connections to local transportation systems.


“These grant opportunities provide our municipalities with the funding resources to make our communities a better place to live,” Burns said. “I highly encourage anyone who feels they may be eligible to apply for these grants, and my office is here to help.”


Burns said Brittany Blackham, his own in-house grant writer, can be reached in his Portage office at 814-736-7339 to provide information or help with grant applications.