Bethlehem, October 21 — State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced $ 317,375 in state funding funds for two local projects through the Commonwealth Financing Agency (CFA).

“I am pleased to help obtain state dollars to assist funding worthy local projects,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state support for local efforts.”

The projects include:


  • City of Bethlehem was awarded a $ 100,000 for stream restoration of the Monocacy Creek in Illick’s Mill Park through the CFA’s Watershed Restoration Protection Program. This project will restore the stream through floodplain recreation, stream bank stabilization, riparian buffer establishment and instream habitat improvements; and


  • Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. was awarded $ 217,375 for the installation of two bridges and the replacement of a broken storm water pipe along the trail through the CFA’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. This project will eliminate three physical gaps on the trail and connect this seven mile stretch of trail to the already completed sections of the trail.


The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) board approved the funding at its meeting in Harrisburg this morning. The CFA was established as an independent state agency to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.


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