Keller Announces $751,000 in CFA Grants to 85th District
HARRISBURG – Rep. Fred Keller (Snyder/Union) today announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved $751,000 in grants to the 85th district.

Through the Multimodal Transportation Fund, Hartleton Borough in Union County will receive $251,000 that will be used to resurface Shirk Road from Laurel Road to the borough line, a distance of approximately half a mile.

“These funds will help resolve the current poor conditions and improve access and circulation in the borough,” said Keller. “It is an important investment in public safety and quality of life for area residents.”

Additionally, through the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, Penn Dairy, LLC will receive $500,000 that will be used for facility improvements and equipment upgrades at its dairy processing facility located in Jackson Township, Snyder County. Penn Dairy produces its own line of dairy products and provides co-packing services to third-party vendors for yogurt, cheeses and butter.

“The dairy industry is a cornerstone of our agricultural economy, but is facing a number of challenges,” said Keller. “We hope this grant and others like it will help our dairy processors maximize the efficiency and output of their facilities.”

Specific plans for these improvements include installation of new equipment with the goal of converting a 5,000-square-foot dry storage area into a certified Safe Quality Food yogurt production area.

The grant funding was approved as part of the CFA’s Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, which was established by the Legislature last year for research and development, organic transition, value-added processing and marketing grants in support of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.

Representative Fred Keller
85th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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