Gordner, Masser Announce Reallocation of Funds for Danville Levee Raising Project

(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved the Borough of Danville’s request for the reallocation of funding to the Upper Susquehanna River and Hospital Run Levee Modifications Project, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Kurt A. Masser (R-107).  Through the support of both members, previously approved grant funds made available through the Flood Mitigation program and intended for a different project can now be reallocated to this critical flood protection project which is currently underway.

On September 18, 2018, the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved a $200,000 Flood Mitigation Program grant for the Borough of Danville for the removal of shoaling from the Mahoning Creek Channel located in the borough. Unfortunately, as a result of unforeseen construction conditions encountered during the ongoing Upper Susquehanna River and Hospital Run Levee Modifications project, costs to complete the project have increased and put the project in jeopardy of not being completed on time. As a result, the Borough of Danville requested a change in scope which will allow them to redirect the $200,000 in grant funding approved for the Mahoning Creek project towards the completion of the levee raising project.  

“This levee project is a very high priority for the Borough of Danville,” said Senator Gordner. “The additional funds that are being reallocated towards the completion of this project will enable the borough to comply with FEMA requirements, better protect residents from the threat of flooding and remove the burden on many residents from obtaining costly flood insurance.”

“Granting Danville the flexibility to redirect this $200,000 grant allows them the ability to continue construction of a high priority project that may have otherwise been in jeopardy,” said Representative Masser. “I am pleased that the CFA recognized the importance of this project to the Borough of Danville and approved their request to reallocate funding so they can prioritize this project.”

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus programs.

CONTACT:  Sean Moll (Senator Gordner) 717-787-8928