More than 150 New Projects Will Improve Infrastructure, Enhance Community Development, and Protect Our Environment

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin announced 151 new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for environmental and infrastructure projects in counties across Pennsylvania.

“It’s important to take a holistic approach to investing in our communities, recognizing that there are intrinsic links between environmental health, mental and physical health, and economic health,” said Sec. Davin. “As one affects the other, our investments need to be both strategic and intentional. This funding will help improve communities, protect the environment, and enhance the quality of life for Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth.”

The 152 Act 13 projects approved today are in 43 counties. The total funding amount is more than $20 million.

The projects are designated for specific initiatives as follows:

  • Flood Mitigation: 19 projects approved; $4,434,112 total
  • Greenways, Trails and Recreation: 108 projects approved; $12,792,463 total
  • Sewage Facilities: Two projects approved; $39,865 total
  • Watershed Restoration and Protection: 23 projects approved; $3,588,560 total

A complete list of Act 13 projects approved at today’s CFA meeting can be found in the DCED Approved Projects Library highlighted in pale yellow.

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Casey Smith, DCED, 717.783.1132

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