Robinson: More Than $7.3 Million in Funding Awarded for Community and Safety Projects

HARRISBURG – Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37) announced more than $7.3 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) funding is being awarded for local projects.   

“Investing in our community means investing in our future,” Robinson said. “I’m thrilled to announce that $7.3 million in grants are coming to the region for major water and wastewater improvement projects and funding for the local arts. From infrastructure to culture, the 37th district is worth the investments, and I’m looking forward to seeing even more in 2024.” 

Six projects were funded through the COVID-19 ARPA H2O PA Water Supply, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Projects Program (H2O). 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 approved projects include:   

  • $1.2 million for the upsizing of a sewer conveyance line in North Fayette Township. 
  • $1,003,000 for the pollutant reduction plan implementation within Olsen Park in Moon Township. 
  • $875,000 for Sewickley Water Authority plant renovations. 
  • $462,440 for the installation of a waterline extension in Findlay Township. 
  • $437,775 for a pump station replacement project in Robinson Township. 
  • $875,000 to resolve the consent order at the Waste Water Treatment Plant in Sewickley Borough.   

Two projects were funded through the COVID-19 ARPA PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program, which was created to provide grants to nonprofit arts and culture organizations, local arts and culture districts and arts and culture professionals located in the Commonwealth to ensure the stability and recovery of the Commonwealth’s arts and culture sector from the COVID-19 pandemic.   

  • $30,308 for operating expenses of the Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center in Sewickley Borough. 
  • $23,281 for operating expenses for the Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley Borough.   

11 projects were funded through the COVID-19 ARPA PA Small Water and Sewer Program (SWS). 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. The approved projects include:   

  • $478,550 for improvements to the Deer Run Sewage Pump Station in Aleppo Township. 
  • $352,000 for the extension of the existing storm sewer system through construction of roadway storm sewers and an underground detention system to be in Crescent Township. 
  • $300,000 for the Hawthorn Acres Recreation Park sewer extension in Bell Acres Borough. 
  • $257,053 for sewer lining and manhole rehabilitation at multiple locations of the sanitary sewer system in Ben Avon Heights Borough. 
  • $141,505 for Ohio Township to complete stormwater management at Ohio Township Community Park. 
  • $131,325 for a sewer system rehabilitation project in Leet Township. 
  • $223,400 for the installation of a new storm sewer in Rosslyn Farm Borough. 
  • $34,000 for the Glen Mitchell Road Sanitary Sewer Extension project in Sewickley Heights Borough. 
  • $200,000 for the rehabilitation of a sanitary sewer system in Thornburgh Borough. 
  • $165,050 for a storm sewer drainage improvement project in Leet Township. 
  • $192,516 for a water line replacement in Edgworth Borough. 


Jeff King 

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