Washington County Receives Grants for Flood Mitigation, Park Upgrades

HARRISBURG – Two grants were awarded today in Washington County to prevent flooding and make improvements to a public park, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

A $273,490 grant will help Chartiers Township replace culverts to prevent flooding on the roadway and in homes along McClane Farm Road.

A $242,824 grant will help Independence Township create a dog trail, install a pavilion with kitchen facilities, plant shade trees and make other improvements at the Independence Township Community Park.

Both projects were funded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development that administers many of Pennsylvania’s economic development and community improvement programs.

“Both of these grants will meet needs in the community, whether it is reducing the risk of flooding or ensuring community residents have a place to enjoy the outdoors,” Bartolotta said. “I look forward to seeing both of these projects completed to make our local communities safer and more enjoyable for all.” 

CONTACT: Katrina Hanna (717) 787-1463