Dec. 19, 2023

HARRISBURG - Rep. Eric Davanzo (R-Westmoreland) announced today the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has awarded funds to several local stormwater and sewer projects, including a much-need project in North Huntingdon Township.

“I speak often with local government officials, and I know they have several expansion or maintenance projects in mind, but they also want to keep rates reasonable,” Davanzo said. “Grants like these jumpstart local projects without reaching further into ratepayers’ pockets.”
Sought by the North Huntingdon Township Municipal Authority, $800,000 will be used for a pump station improvement project, which is part of the authority’s Youghiogheny Wastewater Treatment Plant. Davanzo worked in conjunction with Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) and Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) to prioritize the project.

“The authority in North Huntingdon has been working on getting that project funded for a few years now,” said Davanzo. “I know this will be huge help in making certain that necessary upgrades are made.”

Established in 2004, the CFA is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development. It distributes funding through several programs dedicated to economic growth.

The grants awarded for these projects are funded through Pennsylvania’s H20 PA and Small Water and Sewer programs. In 2022, more than $300 million in federal funds were directed to the programs by the General Assembly through Act 54 of 2022.

Within the 58th Legislative District, additional grants were awarded to:

• Mon Valley Sewage Authority - $750,000, supported by Ward, for sewer system upgrades.
• Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County - $516,306, supported by Ward, to expand sewer lines in Yukon.
• Scottdale Borough - $46,045, supported by Sen. Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Bedford/Westmoreland), for stormwater upgrades on North Grant Street and Crescent Street.
• West Newton Borough - $274,126, supported by Ward, for sewer pipe maintenance and cleaning.
• Rostraver Township Sewage Authority - $235,000, supported by Ward, for rehabilitation work in the Clair Manor and Sweeney neighborhoods.
• Westmoreland Fayette Historical Society - $19,148, supported by Stefano, for upgrades to a historical site in Scottdale Borough.

Representative Eric Davanzo
58th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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