Hill-Evans announces state funding for seven local projects

YORK, Dec. 20 – Following advocacy from state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, the Commonwealth Financing Authority this week awarded funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to support seven projects that benefit the public in the 95th Legislative District.

“York has so much to offer, and I’m honored to help direct state support to the organizations whose combined efforts keep our community vibrant and thriving with arts and culture,” Hill-Evans said. “It’s also great to see the commonwealth uphold its commitment to helping local governments like Spring Garden Township maintain safe and modern infrastructure.”

The grants come from two different categories of ARPA funding:

  1. H2O PA - Water Supply, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Program:
  • Spring Garden Township
    • $433,293 to improve the stormwater system along Virginia Avenue.

  1. Arts and Culture Recovery Program:
  • Creative York
    • $13,252 to offset lost revenue and operating expenses.
  • Cultural Alliance of York County, Inc.
    • $37,032 for operating expenses.
    • $82,500 to distribute pandemic recovery payments to arts and culture. professionals as the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts regranting organization for Region 9.
  • DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre

d/b/a DreamWrights Center for Community Arts

    • $20,640 to offset lost revenue.
  • Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center Inc.
    • $74,242 for a marketing campaign.
  • York County History Center
    • $45,500 to assist in funding new marketing.
  • York Symphony Association

d/b/a York Symphony Orchestra

    • $32,451 for programming assistance.

Established in 2004 as an agency of the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, CFA administers Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages.  

Act 54 of 2022 appropriated from ARPA funding a total of $205.4 million to the H2O PA Program and $15 million to the Arts and Culture Recovery Program.