Hill-Evans announces $35K for York County Economic Alliance

HARRISBURG, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that the York County Economic Alliance has been approved for $35,000 in funding for flood mitigation.

Hill-Evans said the grant money will lead to conducting an HEC-RAS study to show the flood mitigation impact of each phase of the larger Codorus Beautification Initiative as a stand-alone project along this 1.4-mile project area. The Flood Mitigation Program funding request was approved on Tuesday by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

“This additional modeling must be completed to ensure that we meet standards necessary to allow for waterflow, lower sediment transport, and to  keep our disruptions on the environment to a minimum,” Hill-Evans said. “I’m pleased that we are continuing to fund these projects, because I know that it will lead to a wonderful, newly renovated and beautified community space. When we invest in our communities while simultaneously making sure our projects are done with our home and environment in mind, everyone benefits.”

The total cost of the project is $91,856 and will show the flood mitigation impact of each phase. This additional modeling must be completed independently of the 1.4-mile masterplan HEC-RAS study that was completed in 2018.

The Flood Mitigation Program established the Marcellus Legacy Fund of 2012 and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for funding statewide initiatives to assist with flood mitigation projects.

More information is available by calling Hill-Evans’ district office at 717-848-9595.