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Ten applications filed for Franklin County block grants

July 09, 2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Franklin County Planning Department received 10 applications for its fiscal 2013 Community Development Block Grant Program, county commissioners learned at a public hearing last week.

The Community Development Block Program provides communities with resources to address a wide range of community development needs, including low- to moderate-income project, an urgent need and slum or blighted areas.

Since 2008, Franklin County has allocated 73 percent of the funding to public infrastructure projects that benefit low- to moderate-income areas, according to a news release from the planning department. Past CDBG projects range from sewer improvements in Metal and Quincy township to sidewalk repair/replacement in Greencastle, Pa., and Mercersburg, Pa.

Applications for Fiscal Year 2013 requested more than $2 million of funding. The submitted applications include:

• The Borough of Greencastle for curb ramp installation and sidewalk repair along three blocks of Franklin Street.

• Greene Township Municipal Authority to extend sewer service to Fern Grotto Circle

• Hamilton Township Municipal Authority to extend sewer service to the Original Kensington Heights

• Indian Lake Camp Corp. to replace their water treatment building

• Letterkenny Township Municipal Authority to extend sewer service to Skyline Drive

• Peters Township to replace grinder pumps in the village of Upton

• Quincy Township for lateral/tap fee assistance along Furnace, Fox Hill, Creager and Tomstown roads

• Washington Township to extend sewer service to Calimer Drive.

A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date to select the applicants, according to the release.

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