CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The financial burden on some residents of Quincy Township, Pa., who must connect their homes to the municipal sewer system will be eased by state and county grants announced Tuesday by the Franklin County Commissioners.
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners announced the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has approved an additional $350,000 to subsidize sewer lateral hookups for low- and moderate-income residents. Unlike the entitlement grants the county receives each year from the Community Development Block Grant program, this money comes from a fund for which municipalities compete, according to Phil Wolgemuth, a county planner.
"The requests far exceeded the allocation," said Commissioner G. Warren Elliott. Wolgemuth said municipalities across the state were competing for a total of about $7 million in grants.