Peifer Announces the Availability of State Grants, Encourages Local Organizations to Apply
2/2/2015
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) today encouraged local governments, businesses and municipal authorities to review the state grant programs now available through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for a variety of environmental initiatives, as well as transportation and alternative energy programs.

“Many grant opportunities are now available to assist area businesses and local governments achieve their environmental improvement and economic development goals,” Peifer said. “I strongly encourage all eligible organizations to take advantage of these opportunities for the benefit of our communities.”

The following programs are funded by Act 13 of 2012, the Marcellus Shale impact fee legislation. Applications will be accepted from March 1 through June 30, with expected CFA board action in September.
Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment
Baseline Water Quality Data Program
Flood Mitigation Program
Greenways Trails and Recreation Program
Orphaned and Abandoned Well Plugging Program
Sewage Facilities Program
Watershed Restoration and Protection Program

In addition, grants and loans also are available through the following alternative energy programs. Applications for these programs are accepted on an ongoing basis for CFA consideration upon completion of a minimum 60-day application review by the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Department of Environmental Protection.
Alternative and Clean Energy (including compressed natural gas projects)
High Performance Buildings
Renewable Energy Program

Finally, the CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund program, funded through Act 89 of 2013, encourages economic development and aims to ensure a safe and reliable system of transportation in the Commonwealth. Applications for this program will be accepted from March 1 through July 31 for anticipated CFA board action in November. Updated guidelines for the program will be posted to the CFA website in early February. Information about the program is available here.

To search for other available programs, interested persons should visit www.NewPA.com and click on “Funding and Programs,” then “Search for Programs and Funding.” For information on additional environmental grants, visit the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources at www.grants.dcnr.state.pa.us and the Department of Environmental Protection at www.depweb.state.pa.us.

Representative Mike Peifer
139th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Morgan Wagner
(717) 260-6281
mwagner@pahousegop.com  
RepPeifer.com
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