State Grant Awarded to Danville Business Alliance

(HARRISBURG) – The Danville Business Alliance (Montour County) has been awarded a $50,000 grant, through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to assist in a continuing downtown revitalization program, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and State Representative Kurt A. Masser (R-107).

Danville Borough and the Danville Business Alliance (DBA) have partnered together to revitalize downtown Danville.  This grant will be used for improvements to the facades of downtown businesses.

“I am pleased that the partnership between the Borough and DBA continues to be successful in improving the economic climate of downtown Danville,” said Senator Gordner.  “I am thankful that DCED saw the merit in the application and chose to continue to invest in this partnership.”

DBA will use the funds to provide grants to downtown businesses for improvements to storefronts.  Maximum grants will be $5,000 and businesses will be required to match the funds provided by DBA.

“I am excited for what this grant means for the future of downtown Danville,” said Representative Masser.  “I want to congratulate new Executive Director, Rebecca Dressler, for securing her first grant.”

The funds are made available through the Keystone Communities Program and administered by DCED.  The program is designed to support local initiatives that revitalize and stabilize neighborhoods and communities and encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors within the community.

CONTACT:

Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928 (Senator Gordner)
Krisinda Corbin (717) 705-2032 (Representative Masser)