Mar. 16, 2023

HARRISBURG – State grant funding totaling over $1.6 million has been awarded to three community development projects in the 87th District under the Local Share Account (LSA) grant program, according to Rep. Thomas Kutz (R-Cumberland). 

“LSA grants assist municipalities with the cost of important building improvements and other revitalization efforts,” said Kutz. “It’s always great to see this funding reinvested locally, and I am grateful my district is receiving these awards. These grants will have a positive impact on our communities for generations to come.”  

Kutz also explained LSA grants are funded by revenue collected as part of Pennsylvania’s Gaming Act, not by taxpayer dollars.

Awarded on a competitive basis, the local grants are as follows:
Silver Spring Township, $998,975 for the development to the Paul Walters Memorial Park. The project will complete the internal trail network, exercise stations along the primary asphalt trail, as well as a restroom facility, shade structures, shade trees and a pavilion.
South Middleton Township, $500,000 to construct public water and sewer infrastructure at the former Fair Oaks School as part of the transition to a community center complex. The complex will be used exclusively by the township's Parks and Recreation Department.  In addition to township office space, the community center will include office space, a multi-purpose room/gymnasium, classrooms, conference space, restrooms and a catering kitchen.
Monroe Township, $130,000 to construct a railroad turnout and railroad track, repair the broiler and replace the broiler flues to restore the antique Model C-D 20-ton steam locomotive. 
The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today. CFA is an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. 

Representative Thomas Kutz
87th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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