Gordner, Millard Announce CFA Grants for Two Columbia County Communities

(HARRISBURG) – Two municipalities in Columbia County have been awarded a grant through the Marcellus Legacy Fund by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative David R. Millard (R-109). 

The Town of Bloomsburg has been awarded $400,000.  This grant is the first one that has been received by the town that can be used as part of a larger flood wall project to protect Bloomsburg area schools and residences in the south west part of the community.

“Representative Millard and I advocated strongly to the CFA on the merits of this important project,” said Senator Gordner.  “I am hopeful that this initial grant will be the cornerstone of much larger and significant funding allocations that will allow Bloomsburg to move forward with another flood control project.”

The second grant was awarded, in the amount of $49,000, to South Centre Township to assist in updating its Act 537 Plan, relating to sewage facilities.  To update the plan, South Centre Township will conduct a special study to examine the possibility of providing public wastewater treatment and will survey current sewage disposal methods being used throughout the township.

“Through this grant, South Centre Township will be able to gain a better grasp on future development and sewer needs,” said Representative Millard.  “I am excited, as we work to plan for the future of this great community.”

The Marcellus Legacy Fund was created by Act 13 of 2012 to provide for the distribution of unconventional gas well impact fees to counties, municipalities and commonwealth agencies.  Eligible projects include: abandoned mine drainage abatement, abandoned well plugging, sewage treatment, greenways, trails and recreation, watershed restoration and flood control.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928