Scarnati Announces $50,000 Grant for Tioga County Creamery

(HARRISBURG) – State funding to support agriculture and dairy businesses has been approved today for The Main Street Creamery, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati explained that The Main Street Creamery has been awarded $50,000 from Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program funds. The grant was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at the January 22nd CFA meeting in Harrisburg.

According to Scarnati, the project will allow for the expansion of The Main Street Creamery’s production facility to increase manufacturing capabilities in Wellsboro Borough in Tioga County.

“Small businesses and the dairy industry are vital parts of our local community,” Scarnati said. “I am pleased that The Main Street Creamery will be able to use this grant to expand their operation and offer new products which will make them more successful.”

Funding awarded for this project will be used for renovation, equipment and professional service costs associated with the expansion of the current facility to a wholesale and retail facility.  The total project cost is $58,951.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.  More information regarding programs administered by the CFA can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development website: https://dced.pa.gov/programs-funding/commonwealth-financing-authority-cfa/

 

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