State Grant Awarded to Danville Borough

(HARRISBURG) – The Borough of Danville, Montour County has been awarded a $261,028 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). 

The Borough and the Danville Business Alliance (DBA) have partnered together to revitalize downtown Danville.  After much planning and discussion, it was determined that the creation of an outdoor destination near the downtown business district is the best option.  This grant will be used to combine three unutilized downtown parcels and create the basis for Canal Park.

“I am pleased that partnership between the Borough and DBA continues to be successful in improving the economic climate of downtown Danville,” said Senator Gordner.  “I want to thank Governor Tom Wolf and DCED Secretary Dennis Davin for seeing the merit in this ongoing project.”

Previously, the Borough was awarded a Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grant in August of 2016, which funded the master site plan.

“I am excited for the future of this project and what it will mean to the people of the Danville area,” said Representative Masser.  “Downtown Danville will continue to be a destination point for shopping, dining and services.”

The funds are made available through the Keystone Communities Program, administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development.  The program is designed to encourage partnerships between the public and private sectors to jointly support local efforts to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods and communities.


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