Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Commonwealth Financing Authority Announces $15+ Million In Act 13 Funding For 135 Environmental, Water Infrastructure Projects

On April 21, the
Commonwealth Financing Authority announced the investment of more than $15 million in 135 environmental and water infrastructure projects in 38 counties funded by Act 13 drilling impact fees.

"This funding supports projects that will enhance the quality of life for Pennsylvanians in neighborhoods across the state, improving recreational spaces and boosting critical environmental and infrastructural upgrades—reinforcing safety and remediation efforts that can transform community spaces,” said DCED Secretary Dennis Davin.

The projects include--

-- Flood Mitigation: 16 projects approved; $2,514,222

-- Greenways, Trails and Recreation: 99 projects approved; $10,872,638 total

-- Sewage Facilities: Two projects approved; $33,244 total

-- Orphan or Abandoned Well Plugging: One project approved; $500,000 total

-- Watershed Restoration and Protection: 17 projects approved; $1,713,268 total

Click Here for a complete list of projects funded highlighted in pale yellow.

Next Round

The next round of applications for these CFA Act 13 Programs is now open, but will close May 31.  Read more here.

Visit the Commonwealth Financing Authority for more information on energy and environmental funding opportunities.

Growing Greener/Section 319 Grants

DEP is now accepting applications for the next round of Growing Greener and EPA Section 319 watershed restoration, protection and mine reclamation grants.  Read more here.

Funding Opportunities

Visit the PA Environment Digest Grants & Awards webpage for more information on environmental and energy funding opportunities.

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[Posted: April 21, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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