Pashinski announces $470,000 grant for Ashley Borough Flood Protection

HARRISBURG, April 21 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced the approval by the Commonwealth Financing Authority of a $470,000 Flood Mitigation Program grant for the Ashley Borough Flood Protection Project.

“This funding will help protect the residents of Ashley Borough from the impacts of future flooding, improving both safety and water quality,” Pashinski said. “Once completed, the Ashley Borough Flood Project will help mitigate risk for residents around Sugar Notch Run. I’m truly appreciative to Governor Wolf and his administration and to my Senate colleagues for recognizing the value of this project by investing these funds in our area.”

Ashley Borough will use the Flood Mitigation funds for channel improvements to a section of Sugar Notch Run in the borough.

“The CFA has been instrumental in providing critical funds for infrastructure, mobility and safety efforts in our area,” Pashinski said. “This funding is another smart investment by the CFA in Ashley Borough, Luzerne County and our region.”

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. The CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and Department of Banking.