Franklin County Commissioners Present Certificates to Several IMPACT! Grant Recipients

127 nonprofit, municipal, and municipal authority projects across Franklin County are set to receive more than $10 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds through the IMPACT! Grant program. The program aims to support local recovery efforts in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Franklin County Commissioners awarded the funds in December and, on Wednesday, presented certificates to the IMPACT! Grant recipients for their respective projects.

The Franklin County Library System is among the recipients, receiving $100,000 for children’s projects. The Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce received $55,000 for revenue replacement, while the Conococheague Institute was awarded $70,000 for outdoor improvements. The Borough of Waynesboro Pennsylvania received $199,000 for waterline extension, and the Waynesboro Borough Authority was given $157,000 for the purchase of new sewer equipment.

Other grant recipients include the Franklin Historical Society, which received $40,000 for a new roof on the John Brown House, and the Scotland Community Association, which received $60,000 for facility improvements. The Capitol Theatre Center Foundation received $71,000 for facility improvements, while the Borough of Chambersburg was awarded $240,000 for the revitalization of the Southgate Shopping Center. The United Way of Franklin County received $100,000 to expand Stepping Forward Works.

The PA Foundation IMPACT Grant Program is a funding program that encourages and supports PA and PA student involvement in programs that improve health, consistent with the mission, values, and vision of the PA Foundation. The program seeks to support patient-centered, community-based health projects within the United States and its territories that demonstrate an impact on patient health outcomes.

The IMPACT! Grant program provides a significant opportunity for nonprofit, municipal, and municipal authority projects in Franklin County to receive the necessary funds to support their recovery efforts and improve health outcomes for the community. Through these grants, local organizations can continue to make a positive impact in their communities and help individuals and families recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.