(HARRISBURG) – Northumberland County, in coordination with SEDA-Council of Governments, has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $1,518,812 through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).
Specifically, the grant will assist the Herndon Borough Jackson Township Joint Municipal Authority to upgrade its water system. The project calls for replacing 9,400 lineal feet of antiquated cast iron water main along Route 147. This will allow the 213 users along the section to avoid the service interruptions that have plagued them, due to the age of the current lines. It will also allow the water main to withstand the roadwork along Route 147 that is scheduled in 2024.
“I am pleased that Governor Tom Wolf and DCED have chosen to award this essential grant to Northumberland County,” said Senator Gordner. “These funds will help to address a critical issue with the water supply for the residents in the affected area.”
“I want to recognize SEDA-COG and, specifically, Program Specialist Linda Sterling, for their efforts to support this important project,” said Representative Culver. “The residents of Herndon and the immediate area will greatly benefit from it upon completion.”
CDBG grants are awarded through DCED for community facilities and infrastructure improvement projects.
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