Senator Killion Announces Nearly $2 Million in Local CFA Grant Awards

Senator Tom Killion (R-9) today announced nearly $2 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grants awarded for local projects in Aston Township and Trainer Borough.

The CFA board voted to approve funding for the following Multimodal Transportation and Watershed Restoration and Protection projects:

  • Aston Township: $235,025 Newsome Property storm water control project.
  • Aston Township: $315,000 Concord Rd. and Donnelly Ave. roundabout project.
  • Aston Township: $332,500 Concord Rd. and MacIntyre Dr. roundabout project.
  • Trainer Borough: $1,000,000 to Consolidated Rail Corp. for Stony Creek Rail Yard reconfiguration and safety improvements.

“These grants from the CFA are great news for our local communities. These projects will help improve local traffic flow, transportation safety and help complete flood control and watershed protection projects—all worthy projects that will improve our local quality of life” said Sen. Killion.

CFA funds from the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program are made available by Act 13 of 2012, the state law that implemented a Marcellus Shale Impact Fee. The Marcellus Shale Impact Fee is paid by natural gas exploration companies operating in Pennsylvania and has distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to communities across Pennsylvania.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure a safe and reliable transportation system in Pennsylvania.

The CFA is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) which administers many of Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus programs.

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