Grants get work going, and the Board of Supervisors recently approved applications for planned projects.
During the June 29 meeting, the Board approved applications for:
- A U.S. Department of Transportation SS4A Grant Program to develop the Southwest Butler Multi-Municipal Safety Action Plan. Cranberry would join with Jackson Township and Harmony and Zelienople boroughs to create a plan that would improve pedestrian and bicycle mobility across the region. Each municipality would financially contribute to the project based on 2020 Census data.
- An Emergency Service Training Center Capital Grant from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner to purchase a Flashover Simulator. This would allow firefighters to safely experience and react to realistic, life-threatening situations. Such training is not widely available or accessible to many departments in the region.
- A Commonwealth Financing Authority Multimodal Transportation Fund grant to fund safety and connectivity improvements at Route 19 and Brandt Drive