Stefano, Grimm Krupa Announce Nearly $880,000 in Grants to Fayette County

HARRISBURG – Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) and Rep. Charity Grimm Krupa (R-51) announced today that nearly $880,000 in funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority to support sewer and arts projects in Fayette County.

“The sewer projects are necessary ones that likely would have been financed by residents had the grants not been approved. I know how important it is for residents to have predictable utility bills, so working to secure this funding was a top priority,” Stefano said.

The following projects were funded through the Small Water and Sewer (SWS) Program:

  • North Fayette Municipal Authority received $369,002 for a water distribution system improvement project in South Union Township.
  • North Union Township Municipal Services Authority received $328,710 for a Multi-Municipal Cove Run Interceptor project.
  • Point Marion Borough received $132,812 for the 4th Street sewage pump station rehabilitation project.

“It’s great to see some of this funding coming back to Fayette County,” Grimm Krupa said. “These projects are expensive, but they’re so important for our health and safety. One of my highest priorities is ensuring that Fayette County receives its appropriate share of available grant monies so that we can continue to improve the quality of life for all of our residents.”

The following projects were funded through the PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program:

  • Greater Uniontown Heritage Consortium, which is responsible for the operations of the State Theatre Center for the Arts, received $20,586 for operating costs for the performing arts organization in Uniontown City.
  • Touchstone Center for Crafts received nearly $28,866 for operating costs and marketing for the arts organization in Wharton Township.

The PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program 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.

“The investment in the arts is in an investment for the economy, and that especially rings true on a local level. I’m thrilled to see this support come to our arts programs in Fayette County,” Stefano said.

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 system are eligible to apply as long as their projects exceed a total cost of $30,000.

CONTACT:    Amanda Cuteri, (Sen. Stefano’s office), 717-787-7175
                    Jake Gillespie, (Rep. Grimm Krupa’s office), 717-772-9834

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