Stefano, Davanzo Announce $65,000 in Grants to Westmoreland County

HARRISBURG – Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) and Rep. Eric Davanzo (R-58) announced today that $65,531 in funding for a wastewater improvement project and an arts and culture project in Westmoreland County was approved.

“Sewer projects often come with costly price tags, so this grant funding will shield Scottdale residents from an increase on their bills,” Stefano said. “I’m pleased to share this good news of this money coming back to the district.”

Scottdale Borough received $46,045 through the Small Water and Sewer (SWS) Program for its North Grant Street Sewer project. The 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 system are eligible to apply as long as their projects exceed a total cost of $30,000.

“I speak often with local governments, 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.”

The Westmoreland Fayette Historical Society, which is responsible for the operation of West Overton Village, received $19,486 for operating costs for the historical site in Scottsdale Borough. The funding comes from the PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program, which dedicates funding to nonprofit arts and culture organizations, local arts and culture districts, and arts and culture professionals to ensure the stability and recovery of the state’s arts and culture sector post-pandemic.

CONTACT:    Amanda Cuteri, (Sen. Stefano’s office), 717-787-7175
                        Jordan Frei, (Rep. Davanzo’s office), 724-875-8450

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