Mullery announces $403,945 in grants for local projects

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – A multipurpose recreational field in Rice Township and a flood mitigation project in Newport Township will be completed thanks to two grants totaling more than $400,000 that were awarded today, announced state Rep. Gerald Mullery.

Rice Township will receive $243,945 through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program while Newport Township is getting $160,000 from the Flood Mitigation Program provided by the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority.

“I would like to thank the CFA board for approving these grants and recognizing the importance to their local communities,” Mullery said.

Mullery said Rice Township is planning to construct a 71,000 square foot multipurpose/soccer field at its 21-acre park to better accommodate the community's recreational needs. The total project cost is $286,995.

The Glen Lyon section of Newport Township has a stretch of 1,200 feet of sidewalk along Railroad Street that is seriously deteriorated. The sidewalk was installed decades ago over a large storm drain system, which is also seriously deteriorated. Newport Township intends to prevent potential residential flooding by repairing and constructing a new 100-year storm water runoff system on Railroad Street in Glen Lyon. The total project cost is $312,589.