Kosierowski announces more than $566,000 in CFA Multimodal and Act 13 funds awarded to various projects in the 114th District
State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced today that a total of $566,876 in Commonwealth Financing Authority Multimodal and Act 13 funding has been awarded to Carbondale, Dickson City, Jermyn Borough and Mayfield Borough.
“With this funding, multiple projects throughout the region will get off the ground and enrich our communities and lives,” Kosierowski said. “These grants, and the projects they in turn support, are also investments in our future. It’s vital that we continue to not only look for new projects that enrich our local neighborhoods, but that we also continue to provide the needed financial support for maintenance and upgrades to existing programs and projects to ensure that safety and quality of life remain a top priority.”
Awards have been granted as follows:
- $100,000 in CFA Multimodal funds for the Dickson City Main Avenue Gateway Streetscape.
- $100,000 in CFA Multimodal funds for the Carbondale Pike Street Trail Phase II.
- $55,326 in Flood Mitigation program funds for debris removal, repairs and maintenance of the Mayfield Borough Flood Protection System.
- $43,286 in flood mitigation program funds for engineering study for accreditation of the Mayfield Borough Flood Protection System.
- $247,996 for the in the Riverfront Park Development project in Dickson City.
- $20,268 for the Callahan Park Health and Safety Initiative project in Jermyn Borough.
The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania's economic growth. Unique among state agencies in structure and scope, the CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and Department of Banking and Securities. Project approval requires five affirmative votes, four of which must come from legislative appointees.
Kosierowski explained that the 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.
Act 13 of 2012 established the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for statewide initiatives for complying with the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act.
For more information, residents may contact Kosierowski’s office at 570-562-2350.