Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Schuylkill County Municipalities Awarded Grants for Projects


On Tuesday, State Representatives announced that several Schuylkill County projects have been awarded grants.

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has awarded nearly $2.5 million across Schuylkill County through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

The program provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the Commonwealth.


The projects in Schuylkill County receiving this funding include:

  • Borough of Orwigsburg - $500,000 to replace sidewalk throughout the borough.
  • East Brunswick Township - $125,000 to replace the culvert on Pine Creek Road.
  • Frackville Borough – $420,000 to repair sections of sidewalks throughout the borough.
  • I-81 Logistics, LLC – $200,000 to make improvements to State Route 61 in West Mahanoy Township.
  • Schuylkill Haven Borough – $300,000 to make streetscape improvements along the Parkway section of State Route 443.
  • Mahanoy City Borough - 415,000 to go toward Phase 4 streetscape improvements along Main Street, between Market and Spruce streets.

“New sidewalks don't just improve the value of a property or community; they offer a safe pathway for walkers, joggers, and strollers,” Representative Jamie Barton said. “They also invite people from out of town to visit and shop in our communities. And while culverts aren't a glamorous part of our infrastructure, their upkeep and maintenance are imperative for road safety.”


“This funding represents a substantial commitment to bolstering our community’s economic growth and enhancing our multimodal transportation system,” said Twardzik. “I extend my sincere gratitude to all involved in securing this funding, especially Sen. David Argall whose steadfast efforts have greatly contributed to advancing our state’s development. I eagerly anticipate the positive impact it will have on our residents’ daily lives.”

“These grants are for ongoing projects designed to enhance the streetscapes in both municipalities, which is critical to attracting new development and jobs,” said Rep. Dane Watro. “I gladly joined Sen. Argall in wholeheartedly supporting both projects and advocating for the funding that’s needed to make the improvements.”