Federal funding will be used to support infrastructure improvements, economic development and more
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing the inclusion of community project funding for nine projects around South Central Pennsylvania in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Appropriations bills. Senator Casey advocated for each of the projects to be included in the appropriations subcommittee bills. FY2022 marked the first time in a decade that Congress sent federal dollars directly to community projects across the Nation.
“I am proud to advance this vital funding for projects that will invest in infrastructure, education and career readiness, economic development and environmental protection. Communities across South Central Pennsylvania will benefit from these investments, from economic growth to cleaner water and air,” said Senator Casey. “As the Senate advances these spending bills, I will fight to ensure the federal government invests in our Commonwealth.”
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee released the 12 subcommittee bills today. The bills will have to be passed in the Senate and then will enter a period of review with appropriations bills from the House of Representatives. Once both the Senate and House agree to legislative text, they will be sent to the President for his signature and enactment into law.
|Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania||$275,000||This funding will be used for the Shippensburg University South Central Pennsylvania Career Development and Readiness Initiative which delivers career counseling, resources, and support services along with a robust schedule of employability and industry driven technical skill courses, programs, certificates, and certifications at no cost to qualified individuals.||Franklin|
|Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, Inc.||$710,000||This funding will be used to infuse STEM education across CAP of Lancaster’s 53 early learning classrooms in Lancaster County.||Lancaster|
|United Way of Lancaster County||$670,000||This project supports software enhancements for United Way of Lancaster County’s 2-1-1 free information and referral hotline to increase equitable access to community resources. This software, piloted by United Way of Lancaster County, would be scaled out to all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.||Lancaster|
|City of Lancaster||$500,000||The project is a stormwater separation in the City of Lancaster that will reduce annual combined sewer flows to the Conestoga River by over 27 million gallons. By supporting this critical infrastructure, the project will improve water quality in the region by reducing pollutants while also providing flood reduction benefits.||Lancaster|
|Fort Indiantown Gap||$2,700,000||This project will support plans to consolidate living facilities for servicemembers attending aviation training at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville, ultimately saving the military $750,000 annually and giving servicemembers more time to train.||Lebanon|
|NuVisions Center||$1,000,000||This project will fund the renovation and conversion of a building into a community market and mushroom farm, with a focus on prioritizing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in Lewistown.||Mifflin|
|U.S. Army Corps of Engineers||$4,000,000||This project will provide funding for the Army Corps’ Section 313 program which allows the Corps to assist small and underfunded communities with infrastructure construction, repairs and upgrades for projects related to water supply and distribution, wastewater treatment, and critical source water protection. These funds would go towards such projects in south central Pennsylvania.||Regional|
|U.S. Army Corps of Engineers||$11,250,000||This project will provide funding for the Army Corps’ Section 510 program which advances efforts to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay. This funding will be used by the Corps to design and construct water-related resource protection and restoration projects within the Chesapeake Bay watershed in partnership with non-federal sponsors such as local governments.||Regional|
|CASA||$1,489,000||This project will provide funds so that CASA can move locations to a larger community center in York County, Pennsylvania in order to triple the number of York County residents the serve each year and expand offerings via more office space, classrooms, vocational training labs and a multipurpose meeting room.||York|