State grant monies are available for municipalities, and Reynoldsville Borough is working to get some.
Council member John Burkett, who has been researching grants, told council at its May 20 meeting that there are two grants that show possibilities.
The first one is the Community Development Block Grant Fund (CDBG), which is due in early June. Burkett said this grant benefits residential, low income areas more than business areas. He said he’s looking at sidewalks from First Avenue to Third Street and from Fifth Street to Tenth Street, both residential areas, but he asked for additional suggestions on projects. Council will discuss what to apply for at its work session on June 3.
The other grant he discussed was the Multimodal CFA grant that can be used for a variety of projects, including sidewalks from Third to Fifth Streets, light poles, raised crosswalks, store front upgrades and more.
“I think we’ve got a pretty good chance of getting that money,” Burkett said. “It really did sound promising.”
At some point, council will meet with grant representatives to discuss the grant and how to apply for it. Originally, the application was due in June, but due to COVID-19, that deadline has been moved to September 30.
Council member Robin McMillan suggested working with the Blueprint Committee of the Reynoldsville Community Association. Darren Scolese said it would be a good idea to work together on the request. The borough is also receiving assistance from Jefferson County.
No date was announced for that meeting.