Dec. 21, 2023

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) released $2.8 million for projects in the 196th district.  

“I am pleased to announce $2.8 million in major infrastructure projects were approved for the 196th district,” Rep. Grove said.  “A major water line replacement on Carlisle Road was awarded $891,000 to Dover Township and the Dover Township Sewer Authority was awarded $918,050 for a sewer expansion project.  These are crucial projects for our area.”  

In addition to water projects in the Dover area, $1 million was awarded to the Abbottstown Paradise Joint Sewer Authority for system improvements.  

Seven Valleys Borough was awarded $48,252 for storm water repairs.  “When inclement weather strikes our area, we expect storm drains to work,” Grove said.  “The repairs on Church Street will provide a better quality of life for residents and businesses.  No one wants to park in or drive through standing water.”

All York County projects approved:

Abbottstown Paradise Joint Municipal Authority:   $1,000,000 for Collection Improvements
Dillsburg Area Authority (DAA):                   $200,000 for Watermain Replacement 
Dover Township:                                           $891,000 for Water Line Replacement 
Dover Township Sewer Authority:                   $918,050 for Sewer Extension 
Franklin Borough Municipal Authority:                   $130,050 for Water Treatment Backup Power 
Felton Borough:                                           $176,907 for Stormwater Improvements 
Hallam Borough:                                           $234,265 for Watermain Replacement
New Freedom Borough:                                   $1,144,162 Wastewater Plant Improvements 
Seven Valley Borough:                                   $48,252 for Storm Sewer Repairs 
Spring Garden Township:                           $433,293 for Stormwater Improvements 
Yoe Borough:                                           $418,740 for Stormwater Improvements 

The following ARPA Arts & Culture Programs were also awarded: 
Art of Recycle:                                          $13,955 for Operating Expenses  
Creative York:                                  $13,252 for Operating Expenses  
Cultural Alliance of York County Inc.:                  $119,532 for Operating Expenses  
Dance it Forward Greater York:                          $21,172 for Operating Expenses  
DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre:          $20,640 for Operating Expenses  
Steam Into History York Central Railway of York: $43,506 for New Programs and Marketing 
Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, Inc.: $74,242 for Marketing 
Susquehanna Folk Music Society:                  $10,000 for Operating Expenses 
Susquehanna Heritage Corp:                  $37,955 for Operating Expenses
York County History Center:                  $45,500 for Marketing 
York Symphony Association:                  $32,451 for Programing Assistance


Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. Unique among state agencies in structure and scope, the CFA consists of seven Board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and Department of Banking and Securities. Project approval requires five affirmative votes, four of which must come from legislative appointees.

Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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