Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Arlen Specter and Bob Casey announced today that the Department of Defense has allocated $36.2 million in federal funding for 78 military construction and maintenance projects at 35 military facilities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The funding is contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which is expected to provide approximately $7.4 billion in defense-related funding.
“I am pleased that Pennsylvania’s military facilities will benefit from the stimulus bill,” said Senator Specter. “This funding will create jobs and modernize our military support structure so that our installations can continue to thrive and contribute to our nation’s defense.”
“I am happy that these recovery funds are being allocated so quickly for Pennsylvania’s military facilities,” Senator Casey said. “These funds will help Pennsylvania create jobs, upgrade military equipment and facilities and provide the support our military men and women need to keep our nation safe.”
More information and a full list of the projects is available here.
Pennsylvania projects include:
· $16.7 million for Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County for maintenance and construction projects, including funds to increase energy efficiency in buildings, repair roofs, improve sewer and sanitation systems, seal the runway, and construct a troop camp dormitory to house military personnel attending Air National Guard schools and airmen traveling long distances to attend monthly training. The dormitory will replace three obsolete structures built in the 1940s.
· $1.3 for Tobyhanna Army Depot in Monroe County to repair and build family housing units and make other facilities improvements.
· $2.5 million for Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin County to rehabilitate the industrial waste collection system, construct new family housing units, and make general facility repairs and improvements.
· $2.6 million for Carlisle Barracks in Cumberland County for energy efficiency upgrades, sewer repair and repairs at a dental clinic.
· $6 million for the Navy Operational Support Center in Erie for facility modernization.
· $1.04 million for the Hermitage Readiness Center in Mercer County to install an energy management system and replace windows.
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