Brooks Announces $966,000 in Grants Benefitting Lawrence County

HARRISBURG – Lawrence County received more than $966,000 in funding awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to support water, sewer and arts projects, according to Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50) and Rep. Marla Brown (R-Lawrence).

“Growing our communities relies on strong infrastructure networks, however these projects can be very costly,” Brooks said. “I’m pleased the funding will defray costs that would have otherwise likely been passed on to residents.”

The following projects were funded through the Small Water and Sewer (SWS) Program:

  • Mahoning Township received $417,728 to replace wastewater treatment plant equipment.
  • Volant Borough received $60,000 to replace all water meters in the borough.
  • North Beaver Township Municipal Authority received $125,000 for electrical upgrades to the Hickory Run Sewage Treatment Plant.

“I am pleased that the Commonwealth Finance Agency has approved grants to these worthy projects,” said Brown. “Improved wastewater treatment systems and sewage pumps systems eliminate disease-causing bacteria and kill harmful organisms. This filtering process prevents diseases from entering water sources and farm animals, helping to protect the environment. These projects will help to improve the quality of life in our community.”

Through the H2O PA program, New Castle Sanitation Authority will receive $350,000 to assist with the replacement of raw sewage pumps in New Castle City.

Established by the General Assembly in 2008, the H2O PA program provides for single-year and multi-year grants for the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects; the construction or renovation of flood control projects; and the repair or rehabilitation of high-hazard unsafe dams.

The SWS Program provides grants for small water, sewer and storm water infrastructure projects. Municipalities and municipal authorities that own and maintain a public water supply, sanitary sewer or storm water system are eligible to apply as long as their projects exceed a total cost of $30,000.

Another grant in the amount of $13,541 was awarded to Arts and Education at the Hoyt for marketing expenses. The funding comes from the PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program, which dedicates funding to nonprofit arts and culture organizations, local arts and culture districts, and arts and culture professionals to ensure the stability and recovery of the state’s arts and culture sector post pandemic.


CONTACT:    Adam Gingrich, (Sen. Brooks’ office), 717-787-1322
                        Rick Leiner, (Rep. Brown’s office), 717-260-6437

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