Back to list September 16, 2014Cumberland County Awarded Five Grants from Commonwealth Financing AuthorityCUMBERLAND VALLEY, PA (September 16, 2014) – On September 9th, 2014, the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) met to consider a variety of grant applications, including Multi-Modal Transportation Fund (MTF) applications. The CFA awarded three MTF grants and two Alternative Clean Energy (ACE) grants to projects in Cumberland County. The CFA is a semi-independent authority within Pennsylvania composed of representatives of the Governor’s Office, other agencies in the administration, and a designee from each legislative caucus. DCED houses and staffs the CFA to a great extent. The MTF program was created as a result of Act 89 of 2012 – what is known as the “transportation funding package.” The awarded Cumberland County grant projects include: Multi-Modal Transportation Fund: Shippensburg University FoundationMultimodal Connector Road and Transportation Improvements$590,626Cumberland County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA)Summerdale Transportation Improvements$1.9 millionCumberland County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA)York/Trindle Connector Road$1.4 millionAlternative Clean Energy Grants: Clean Energy, Inc.Carlisle NGV Fueling Station$400,257United Parcel Service (UPS)Commonwealth LNG Conversion Initiative$767,740“It speaks volumes to the projects and energy in Cumberland County that the CFA saw value in these projects,” said Jonathan Bowser, CCIDA Administrator and CAEDC CEO. “From alternative energy projects allowing our businesses and citizens to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s natural gas to projects that ease transportation problems in the county, the CFA’s awards will create jobs and make for a cleaner environment and better infrastructure for our citizens.” “It is important to express gratitude to all the members involved including the administration in their role with the CFA, the legislative caucuses who have also supported these initiatives and lent their support to these projects, and most importantly, the members who represent the districts where these projects are located: Senators Alloway and Vance, Representatives Tallman, Regan, Grell, Delozier, Kellar, and Bloom, Cumberland County Commissioners Cross, Hertzler and Eichelberger, and the townships and surrounding townships in which these projects reside” said Kenn Tuckey, Chairman of the CCIDA Board. “Cumberland County is Pennsylvania’s fastest growing county and the leadership of our delegation in the PA Legislature will continue to ensure the Commonwealth of PA helps our region thrive.”About CCIDA The Cumberland County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA) is an entity formed as a public instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, organized and existing under the Industrial and Commercial Development Authority Law, as amended, now known as the Economic Development Financing Law. The Authority works in close cooperation with CAEDC. It functions through its Board members and advisors and provides financing and other services authorized to it by State law under the Economic Development Financing Law. About CAEDC CAEDC is Cumberland County’s authorized agency charged with leveraging and promoting Cumberland Valley’s economic development and tourism assets to drive growth, create jobs and improve the quality of life. Offices are located at 53 W. South Street, Carlisle PA. For more information, visit www.cumberlandbusiness.com and www.visitcumberlandvalley.com.