Gordner, Millard Announce Grants for Two Columbia County Projects

(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has awarded grants to two Columbia County projects, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative David Millard (R-109).  Through the support of both members, funds were made available by way of the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program.

The first grant, in the amount of $222,985, was awarded to Community Strategies Group.  It will be used to help fund Phase 1 of the construction of Gillespie Memorial Park in the Town of Bloomsburg.  This will allow for the use of this pocket park for events, markets and seasonal shops.

The second grant, in the amount of $73,312, was awarded to Scott Township.  It will be utilized to upgrade the entrances to Espy Park and Scott School Park, both located in the Township.  The improvements include additional parking spaces and new access paths.

“I am pleased that the CFA recognized our advocacy for these grant funds,” said Senator Gordner.  “It is exciting to see the investment of state funds to increase access to outdoor recreational opportunities for the citizens of Columbia County.”

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:  Mike Stephens mstephens@pasen.gov