Ward, Rowe Announce Nearly $2 Million in Mifflin County Infrastructure Grants

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) and Rep. David Rowe (R-85) today announced nearly $2 million in state grant funding has been awarded for water and sewer infrastructure projects in Burnham Borough, Mifflin County.

“This is an example of different levels of government working together to provide an essential service for local residents,” Ward said. “These grant-funded infrastructure projects will provide Mifflin County families and businesses the dependable sewer services they rely on every day.”

Burnham Borough Authority has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to construct an equalization tank. The grant is being provided with money from the federal COVID-19 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that is disbursed through the H20 PA Program.

The authority also has been awarded a $425,000 grant to replace a sewer main. Funding for that project is being provided through federal COVID-19 ARPA funds administered through the PA Small Water and Sewer (SWS) Program.

“These state programs provide important resources to support local infrastructure development and repairs,” Rowe said. “These grants will ensure residents have access to water while also generating economic activity and jobs in our community.”

The grants were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The CFA was created in 2004 as an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to administer the commonwealth’s economic stimulus packages.

Established by the General Assembly in 2008, the H2O PA Program provides for single-year and multi-year grants for the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects; the construction or renovation of flood control projects; and the repair or rehabilitation of high-hazard unsafe dams.

The SWS Program provides grants for small water, sewer, and storm water infrastructure projects. Municipalities and municipal authorities that own and maintain a public water supply, sanitary sewer or storm water systems are eligible to apply as long as their projects exceed a total cost of $30,000.

Contact: Nathan Akers

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