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Canonsburg Borough includes community in discussions of how to use over $900,000 in ARPA funds

Main Street, Canonsburg PA Image credit: Allison Evans Photography

On Monday, January 31st, the Canonsburg Borough Council held a public workshop to discuss the use of over $900,000 in ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds. Community members were encouraged to bring their ideas for the use of the funds to the table. Due to Covid risk, we decided not to attend. As you can see in this linked document, a number of options were discussed, though no decisions have been made. There will be other meetings and workshops around this topic in the future; the next one will be held Monday, February 28th at 6:30 pm.

If you have questions regarding the ARPA funds or how to get involved in the decision-making process, please reach out to CCJ’s Field Program Coordinator Paul Fedore at paul@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org call 724-229-3550 Ext. 8.

 

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  • Paul Fedore has been a resident of Washington County for four years and previously worked with Washington County United, a chapter of PA United, as a canvasser fighting for economic, environmental, and racial justice. He loves camping, hiking, fishing, and boating. Paul joined CCJ’s team in July 2020 as the Field Program Coordinator to help deepen and strengthen our relationships with communities in southwestern Pennsylvania and to ensure that people have a pathway to engage in improving their communities. He is excited to work with everyone to hold fossil fuel companies and our elected officials accountable and to organize to build power in our small towns and rural communities.

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