Downtown Chambersburg, Waynesboro Get Revitalization Grants

Downtown Chambersburg, Waynesboro Get Revitalization Grants

Governor Tom Wolf announced this week that two local communities will get grants for revitalization projects.

They are part of over $5 million in new funding approved for 42 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth.

Mainstreet Waynesboro, Inc. and Downtown Chambersburg Inc. will each get $50,000 for a façade grant program in their downtown areas. The grants will benefit at least 10 storefronts in each community, Wolf said.

The revitalization funds finance infrastructure, beautification and quality of life improvements, according to Wolf.

The grants are part of the Keystone Communities program administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

It supports local initiatives to grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities, fosters public-private partnerships, and enhance overall quality of life for residents.

DCED Secretary Dennis Davin said initiatives encouraging revitalization and business development are critically important to the economic prosperity of Pennsylvania.

“The Keystone Communities program is vital to improving people’s lives,” he said. “(It) pushes our business sector forward, and grows Pennsylvania’s economy.”

The Wolf Administration approved more than $27 million in the last five years for the Keystone Communities program.

The projects include façade grants for businesses, accessible housing projects, public infrastructure improvements and projects to strengthen communities and downtown districts.

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