New Castle News

April 18, 2014

Lawrence county receives state grant

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Lawrence County will receive state funding to update its comprehensive plan.

The county will receive $47,000, in the form of a Municipal Assistance Grant, from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, according to state Sen. Elder J. Vogel.

The grant will be used to address new and growing issues not covered under its current comprehensive plan, including natural gas development, neighborhood blight, community revitalization and redevelopment, transportation corridors such as walkways, bikeways and trails, and green infrastructure.

The updated comprehensive plan will address the county’s business and real estate climate, economic and development potential, and the fiscal impact of current and potential development.

The Municipal Assistance Program provides funding to assist local governments plan for and efficiently implement a variety of services and improvements, and soundly manage development with an emphasis on intergovernmental approaches.