Friday, November 19, 2021

Commonwealth Financing Authority Invests $10.4 Million In Environmental Improvement Projects Funded By Act 13 Drilling Impact Fees

On November 19, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the
Commonwealth Financing Authority invested $10.4 million in Act 13 drilling impact fee revenues to support 100 local environmental and infrastructure projects in counties across Pennsylvania.

“CFA funding for Act 13 projects provides communities throughout the Commonwealth with critical support in improving recreational spaces and addressing necessary environmental and infrastructural upgrades,” said Gov. Wolf. “These investments result in safer and transformed neighborhood spaces for Pennsylvanians – keeping the state the best place to live, work, and play.”

The 100 Act 13 projects approved are in 38 counties. The total funding amount is more than $10.4 million.

The projects are designated for specific initiatives as follows:

-- Greenways, Trails and Recreation: 78 projects approved; $8,010,727 total

-- Flood Mitigation: 10 projects approved; $1,379,295 total

-- Watershed Restoration and Protection: 10 projects approved; $1,035,784 total

-- Sewage Facilities: Two projects approved; $40,976 total

There were no grants made for abandoned mine drainage abatement, water quality monitoring or orphan or abandoned oil and gas well plugging.

Click Here for a complete list of Act 13 projects approved.  The new projects are highlighted in pale yellow.

For more information on this program, visit the CFA’s Act 13 Programs webpage.

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-- Going, Going, Gone... Senate, House Have Little Time To Act On Funding For Local Flood Prevention, Watershed Restoration, Recreation Projects

[Posted: November 19, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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