Rep. Warren, Rep. Galloway and Sen. Santarsiero announce grants totaling $377,000 for flood mitigation, economic development

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – State Reps. Perry Warren and John Galloway, and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero, announced the approval of grants totaling $377,000 by the Commonwealth Financing Authority today.

Grants have been approved to:

  • Morrisville Borough for $255,000 for a levee flood study for flood mitigation.
  • Delaware Canal Water Authority for $30,000 for a feasibility study.
  • Lower Makefield Township for $52,000 for the design of a walking and bike path.
  • Yardley Borough for $40,000 to replace the Mary Yardley Footbridge with an ADA-accessible bridge.

“These grants provide a needed boost to our region,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “The Morrisville study will identify solutions to prevent and mitigate floods, potentially saving our real property, our resources and taxpayer dollars. 

“Outdoor recreation is an important part of life in Bucks County. The projects in Lower Makefield Township, Yardley and along the Delaware Canal will make the great outdoors more accessible for all of our residents – including an ADA-accessible footbridge.”

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.

“I have personally advocated for each of these grants because they protect vital natural resources and expand recreational access to some of Bucks County’s most iconic gems,” Santarsiero said.

“This generous grant from Act 13’s Flood Mitigation Program ensures Morrisville Borough will meet FEMA’s standards for accreditation. Proper accreditation of the levee will increase property values and reduce the economic burden of flood insurance requirements for residents and businesses.

“The projects approved under the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program make strategic investments in protecting and improving the parks, trails and canal systems along the Delaware River,” Santarsiero said. “It’s especially exciting to have the financial support for the Woodside bike path and the Mary Yardley Bridge replacement – both of which will enhance community access to the Delaware Canal towpath.”