Gordner, Millard Announce Grants for Bloomsburg and Catawissa

(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has awarded grants to the Town of Bloomsburg and Catawissa Borough, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative David Millard (R-109).  Through the strong support of both members, these funds are being made available by way of the Greenways, Trails and Recreation and the Flood Mitigation programs.

The Bloomsburg grant, in the amount of $247,746, will be used for the installation of an ADA compliant walkway and the relocation of two Little League Fields within Bloomsburg.  The movement of the fields is necessary, due to the continued expansion of the flood wall.

“Not only will this money allow local ball fields to continue to be utilized by local youth, it will also facilitate the latest stages of critical floodwall construction to further protect Bloomsburg residents,” said Representative Millard.

The Catawissa grant, in the amount of $365,005, will be used to replace the deteriorated and undersized stormwater piping system that bisects Creek Road.  This will eliminate flooding that has affected 46 properties in the past. 

“I am pleased that the CFA recognized our advocacy for these grant funds,” said Senator Gordner.  “These are projects that will provide a long-term benefit to the area.”

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