Vogel Announces $5.3 Million in Grants for Community Improvement Projects in 47th Senate District

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-47) today announced the approval of more than $5 million in state funding for community improvement projects across the 47th Senate District.

“I’m pleased to announce this critical funding for community improvement projects in the 47th Senate District,” Vogel said. “It’s important that state government partners with our local cities, townships and boroughs to help pay for projects that benefit local communities.”

Vogel said the following Local Share Account Program grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority and funded by local gaming revenue:

  • The City of Aliquippa will receive $500,000 for infrastructure improvements to a city building.
  • The Aliquippa Municipal Water Authority will receive $250,000 for the construction of a new collector well.
  • Beaver Borough will receive $115,424 to purchase and install police radios.
  • Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development will receive $300,000 for renovations of a building located in Beaver Falls City.
  • Beaver Falls Municipal Authority will receive $1 million for renovations to the Chippewa water tank in Chippewa Township.
  • Big Beaver Borough will receive $200,000 for storm drainage improvements and resurfacing of Eagle Rock Road.
  • Center Township Sanitary Authority will receive $82,544 to purchase a utility dump truck for use in Monaca Borough and the townships of Center, Hopewell and Potter.
  • Darlington Township will receive $300,000 for renovations to the area surrounding the municipal complex.
  • Harmony Township will receive $519,900 to rehabilitate and renovate the municipal building.
  • Hopewell Township will receive $93,240 for Hopewell Township Community Park playground equipment; $250,000 for the construction of a UV disinfection system at the Raccoon Creek Water Pollution Control Facility and associated tankage/electrical systems; $57,137 for new play equipment at Sharon Grange Park in Aliquippa; $149,888 for the purchase of a vactor truck; $500,000 for improvements to the Hopewell Township Wickham Village wastewater pollution control facility; and $68,984 for playground improvements at Woodlawn Park.
  • Koppel Borough will receive $200,000 for streetscape improvements along Arthur Street.
  • Marion Township will receive $631,176 to install water lines in Herman Road.
  • Midland Borough Municipal Authority will receive $340,000 for the replacement of the main distribution line from the plant to Railroad Avenue.
  • Monaca Borough will receive $284,500 for Civic Center site preparation and outdoor improvements.
  • New Sewickley Township will receive $200,000 to purchase five new police vehicles.
  • Patterson Township will receive $200,000 for the construction of a parking lot at Patterson Township Park.
  • Rochester Borough Sewer and Maintenance Authority will receive $250,000 for a sanitary and combined sewer improvements project.
  • Seven Fields Borough will receive $250,000 for renovation and rehabilitation of the community pool.

The following grants were awarded from the Multimodal Transportation Fund Program:

  • Beaver Falls City will receive $750,000 for streetscape improvements along 7th Avenue.
  • Big Beaver Borough will receive $250,000 to demolish and replace the Sherwood Drive bridge over Jordon Run.
  • Ambridge Borough will receive $400,000 for streetscape improvements along Merchant Street.
  • West View Water Authority will receive $336,384 to pave Tevebaugh Hollow Road located in Baden and Economy boroughs.
  • Cranberry Township, Butler County will receive $391,212 to improve the intersection of Brandt Drive and Executive Drive.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development that administers many of Pennsylvania’s economic development and community improvement programs.

CONTACT: Nate Troupe ntroupe@pasen.gov

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