- Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Middletown) announced today that four grants totaling $711,000 have been awarded for recreation and stormwater management projects in Newtown and Middletown townships. The grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).
“These are taxpayer dollars at work for the benefit of taxpayers,” said Quinn. “These grants will help fund trails, recreational spaces, and improve stormwater management in the communities that receive them.”
Newtown Township will receive $650,000 for a pedestrian connection between the Newtown Township Municipal Building and West Chester Pike (PA Route 3). Paths and trails will be installed at the site along with new sidewalks and curbs along Bishop Hollow Road.
Middletown Township will receive a combined $67,000 for three different projects – 76-acre Smedley Park, the rehabilitation of a flood control basin in the Sunnybrae subdivision, and the installation of a vegetated swale and other stormwater control measures.
The 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. Project approval requires five affirmative votes, four of which must come from legislative appointees.
“I’m pleased the CFA recognized the value of these investments our community,” said Quinn. “These four projects will have a significant, positive impact for years to come.”