Mar. 21, 2023

HARRISBURG – The Moshannon Valley community stands to benefit from a series of recently-awarded grants, according to state Rep. Dallas Kephart (R-Clearfield/Cambria). One in particular supports health care and local emergency responders.

“Shuttering of Philipsburg State Hospital in 1991 put an incredible strain on availability of quality health care locally, due to longer trips to Clearfield, State College, and DuBois hospitals becoming necessary,” Kephart said. “Congratulations to the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership for their successful effort to build a new ambulance headquarters on the site of the former hospital.”

The Moshannon Valley Emergency Medical Services’ (MVEMS) request for $200,000 was accepted and will facilitate construction of a nearly 10,000 square-foot building to replace the current facility, which is half that size. The grant is funded by statewide gaming revenue and distributed through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).

“Pennsylvanians deserve and expect quality health care, which in our area has been compromised due to lengthy response times which result from longer transport times,” added Kephart. “On behalf of local residents, I’d like to thank the partnership and MVEMS for initiating the process and being successful in their application.”

Kephart also recognized addition grants being supported through the Local Share Account (LSA):

• Beccaria Township – purchase of a mowing tractor ($148,428).
• Burnside Borough – purchase of a plow truck ($71,873).
• Carrolltown Borough – purchase of a mower and tractor ($25,151).
• Gulich Township – paving of two roads in the village of Morann ($160,958)
• Lawrence Township – repair of the Lick Run bridge ($80,000).
• Northern Cambria Borough - new station to house Hope Fire Company ($500,000).
• Pine Township – paving of Greenwood Road/T-488 in Pine and Pike townships, Clearfield County ($750,000).

“These are all infrastructure investments that satisfy and support basic needs in our communities,” said Kephart.

Statewide Local Share Account funding comes from the Pennsylvania Racehorse Development and Gaming Act (Act 2004-71), which enables distribution of gaming revenues through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) and supports projects in the public interest within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Kephart’s Clearfield district office at 814-765-0609, Hastings office at 814- 247-6210 or his Osceola Mills office at 814-339-6544.

Rep. Dallas Kephart
73rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Scott Little