Chester, PA − April 21, 2021 − State Senator Katie Muth (44th Senate District) and State Representative Danielle Friel Otten (155th House District) announced today that projects totaling $793,330 were recently awarded to key Chester County community and infrastructure projects through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), Commonwealth Finance Authority (CFA).
“Funding approved today represents significant investments in our regional infrastructure, vital support for outdoor recreational opportunities, and demonstrates an overall commitment by the Commonwealth to Chester County and Southeast Pennsylvania,” said Senator Muth. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our local township officials continued to show up every day, working with foresight toward what will improve our region tomorrow. I am always happy to support the work of our community partners and I look forward to completion of these important projects.”
“The grants awarded today will help to enhance and protect public spaces and improve quality of life for residents of Uwchlan Township, West Vincent Township, and the surrounding areas,” Otten said. “I applaud our township officials and the volunteers who serve on our local Parks and Rec committees and Environmental Advisory Councils for their proactive and ongoing work to develop a unified vision for our municipal spaces and bring that vision to fruition. I am proud to help bring this funding back to Chester County and support our townships’ efforts in every way that I can.”
During their meeting on April 21, 2021, the CFA voted unanimously to approve funding for the following Chester County projects:
- $233,330 in DCED Multimodal funding for the Fellowship Trail project in West Vincent Township
- $350,000 in DCED Multimodal funding for the Peck Road Culvert project in Uwchlan Township
- $35,000 in Act 13 funding for West Vincent Township’s Parks and Trails Master Plan
- $175,000 in Act 13 funding for the Senior Park Development project in Uwchlan Township
Established in 2004, the CFA is an independent agency of the DCED tasked with administering Pennsylvania economic development funding. The CFA consists of seven board members, four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget, and Pennsylvania Department of Banking. Project approval requires five affirmative votes, four of which must come from legislative appointees to the CFA.