Culver, Stender Announce more than $1.2 Million in Grants for Water Infrastructure Projects

HARRISBURG – Sen. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-27) and Rep. Michael Stender (R-108) today announced more than $1.3 million in state grants have been awarded for local water infrastructure projects.

“These grants are a significant investment in the quality of life of local residents,” Culver said. “Maintaining water and sewer systems is one of the core functions of government. These grants are an example of the federal, state and local governments working together to fulfill our commitment to local residents.”

“I’m grateful for these grant dollars that are headed to the 108th District,” Stender said. “This opportunity to upgrade some of our water and sewer systems is a game changer. Not only is it an investment, but also a commitment, to the well-being of our community for years to come.”

Three grants are being funded with money from the federal COVID-19 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that is disbursed through the H20 PA Program:

  • Milton Regional Sewer Authority was awarded $250,000 to repair two wastewater treatment tanks in West Chillisquaque Township.
  • Danville Municipal Authority will receive $250,000 to upgrade its water treatment plant.
  • The City of Sunbury was awarded $250,000 to replace the water line along Susquehanna Avenue.

Four grants are being funded with money from the federal COVID-19 ARPA funds administered through the PA Small Water and Sewer (SWS) Program:

  • Valley Township Municipal Authority was awarded more than $50,000 to replace residential and commercial water meters.
  • McEwensville Borough will receive more than $35,000 to replace a stormwater culvert.
  • The City of Sunbury was awarded more than $240,000 to separate the sanitary sewer lines and storm water lines along South Second Street.
  • Point Township Sewer Authority will receive more than $130,000 for a sewer relining project.

The grants were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The CFA was created in 2004 as an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to administer the commonwealth’s economic stimulus packages.

Established by the General Assembly in 2008, the H2O PA Program provides for single-year and multi-year grants for the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects; the construction or renovation of flood control projects; and the repair or rehabilitation of high-hazard unsafe dams.

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


Culver Media Contact: Sean Moll

Stender Media Contact: Huntre Keip

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