Smith-Wade-El: $116,000 awarded to Sacred Green Infrastructure Program

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – A grant of $116,000 from Pennsylvania’s Growing Greener Program was awarded to Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake today, state Rep. Izzy Smith-Wade-El announced.

The funds will help produce designs and perform construction for the Sacred Green Infrastructure Program.

Smith-Wade-El said the investment was great news.

“When we think environmental infrastructure and planning in Pennsylvania, we have to think about environmental justice as well as the availability of funds for projects across the state,” he said. “My part is to help match funds with projects according to state budgeting, and I’m proud of all of the people who helped my office make this application come to fruition.

“Congratulations to Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake for their unrelenting work keeping our part of the world cleaner for all.”

Growing Greener remains the largest single investment of state funds in Pennsylvania's history to address Pennsylvania's critical environmental concerns of the 21st century. Signed into law on Dec.15, 1999, and reauthorized thereafter, legislation has increased the funding for the Growing Greener program and extended it.