– Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Wyoming) and Sen. Gene Yaw (r-23) announced over $1.6 million in Local Share Account (LSA) grants for important community and economic development projects throughout Bradford County. The announcement was made following the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) meeting in Harrisburg on Thursday.
“The grants for which I advocated on behalf of South Waverly Borough and Tuscarora Township total more than $1 million. This is money well spent on vital upgrades to the transportation infrastructure here in the Northern Tier,” said Pickett. “Projects like these impact all of us because they improve public safety and are critical to our region’s economic growth. I appreciate the opportunity to partner with Sen. Yaw to fulfill these needs in our local communities.”
“The investments across Bradford County will be incredibly impactful for our communities by funding important economic development, infrastructure, public safety and recreation projects,” Yaw said. “In fact, many of the competitive grants announced include funding for projects that are desperately needed, due to aging infrastructure. I was happy to work closely with Rep. Pickett to identify these important projects across the region.”
The following Bradford County projects received grant funding through the LSA program:
New Albany Borough - $198,900 to assist with a wastewater treatment plant.
Rome Borough - $38,556 to complete a planning for the evaluation of hydraulic calculations of Wysox Creek.
Sayre Borough - $106,753 to expand the police department headquarters.
South Waverly Borough - $575,854 to replace the box culvert located on Elmira Street over Dry Brook Creek.
Tuscarora Township - $452,000 to replace a deteriorating culvert along Tewksbury Hollow Road.
Wysox Township - $245,000 for Phase III improvements to Wysox Community Park.
LSA grants are derived from gaming revenues. The Race Horse Development and Gaming Act provides for the distribution of gaming revenues through the CFA to support projects in the public interest within the Commonwealth.
The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus programs. The CFA reviews and evaluates applications based on cost, strategic importance, and impact.