Municipal authorities have exciting new projects that will reduce costs to customers, improve safety, and protect the environment. But these capital projects take money. Where can municipal authorities find the funds to take on these big capital improvements without raising rates? Grants! Projects that are eligible for grants are everything from stormwater management projects, sludge dryers, and green infrastructure to cybersecurity enhancements and training programs.

Authorities can review and apply for grants offered by various state agencies including the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), an independent agency of DCED charged with administering Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. Grants offered by the DCED and CFA include the Local Share Account (Statewide) grant, the Business in Our Sites grant, the Community Development Block Grant, and more.

Continue reading Money for Municipal Authorities by Judith Cassel, Esq., Partner, Hawke McKeon & Sniscak LLP on page 32 of the June edition of The Authority Digital Edition.