Dec. 19, 2023

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tina Picket (R-Bradford/Wyoming) and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced $525,793 in state funding has been awarded to two projects in Bradford County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).

The awards were considered at today’s CFA Board meeting and approved through the Authority’s Small Water and Sewer Program (SWS) and the PA Culture Recovery Program (PACR).

“When state grants are awarded for water and sewer projects, the funding often makes it possible for our local municipalities to do critical upgrades that are difficult for ratepayers on smaller systems to afford,” Pickett said. “The second grant benefits the Arts Council, which presents many different offerings that enhance the quality of life in our communities and bring economic activity to surrounding businesses. I was happy to join Sen. Yaw in strong support of both of these grant applications.”

“The funds approved today are valuable investments that are good for our citizens and good for our environment,” said Yaw. “I was pleased to work with Rep. Pickett and our local officials to help make these projects a reality.”

The projects include:
• Towanda Municipal Authority (TMA) - $495,142 in SWS funding for North Main Street Sewer improvements.
• Bradford County Regional Arts Council - $30,651 in PACR funding for Performing Arts Organization programs and marketing.

“The TMA project will replace approximately 1,100 linear feet of existing sanitary sewer mains along State Route 1039, which will resourcefully manage funds and provide approximately 60 residents with new service connections and improved accessibility for maintenance,” Lauren Hotaling, Towanda Borough and municipal authority manager said. “As always, the support for upgrades to our infrastructure from Sen. Yaw and Rep. Pickett is greatly appreciated.”

The grants are funded from multiple sources with the largest being federal American Rescue Plan Act money appropriated for recreation and conservation as part of previous Pennsylvania state budgets.

Representative Tina Pickett
110th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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