Fleming applauds over $1.5 million in LSA grants

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, today announced more than $1.5 million from the Commonwealth Financing Authority has been approved for Local Share Account grants in Dauphin County.

“These improvements to our sewer and storm systems are crucial,” Fleming said. “We have been experiencing record breaking rainfalls leading to flooding in people’s basements and homes. It’s time to revisit these systems to ensure they can handle the additional load and newer climate patterns. I’m excited to see that not only will we be addressing these sewer infrastructure demands, but also making investments in our park system. As these parks and sewer systems begin to age and deteriorate, it’s up to us to reinvest and maintain them.”

The CFA approved funding for three projects in Fleming’s legislative district:

  • $1 million for Lower Paxton Township Authority’s Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Replacement/Rehabilitation project to replace and rehabilitate sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure.
  • $271,107 for Penbrook Borough’s Sewer Cleaning and Televising project to address aging and deteriorating infrastructure.
  • $246,605 for Susquehanna Township’s Parks and Recreation Park Master Plan to develop and rehabilitate five parks, including Margaret's Grove, Apple Creek, Shutt Mill, Donald B., and Plum Ally Parks.

LSA funding is generated from casinos located in host or contiguous counties and distributed by the Department of Community and Economic Development. The grants are designed to help economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects.

More information is available on LSA grants here.

For more information, residents may also contact Fleming’s district office at 717-230-1172.