Mar. 27, 2024

HARRISBURG— Two Snyder County municipalities yesterday were awarded Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) state grants for infrastructure improvements, according to Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union/Mifflin/Juniata) and Sen. Lynda Schlegel-Culver (R-27).

Under the MTF grant program, Jackson Township will receive $500,000 to construct a new access road for the Kratzerville Volunteer Fire Company.

“As our community continues to grow, supporting local infrastructure projects will help keep municipal costs low and prevent local tax increases,” said Rowe. “This grant funding for Perry and Jackson townships will allow our municipalities to address traffic and safety concerns for residents and first responders.”

“The community of Kratzerville is very excited to receive this grant. We want to thank Rep. David Rowe for his continued support,” said Snyder County Commissioner Chuck Steininger. “This grant helps to greatly improve the safety of emergency vehicles while entering and exiting the road and also increases the safety of the players and fans of the new state-of-the-art ball field.”

In addition, Perry Township will receive $201,244 to replace the Cluck Ridge Road bridge.

“Replacing a bridge and constructing a road can be expensive, which is why it’s so important for the state to provide funds like these to our local communities,” Culver said. “These projects will improve our local transportation infrastructure without placing any additional financial burden on local taxpayers.”

"In a day when municipal budgets are being stretched to the breaking point, it is good to know the state is willing to help in funding smaller, local projects,” said Snyder County Commissioner Joe Kantz. “This bridge serves many families and the municipal sewer plant. We appreciate our state legislators working together to see this funding come to fruition."

The funding for these grants was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). CFA is an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.

Representative David Rowe
85th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Katelin Morrison