HARRISBURG, Pa. – County and community fairs across Pennsylvania will be able to enhance and expand their facilities with $750,000 in matching grants, Gov. Edward G. Rendell said recently.
Under the capital improvement matching grant program, fairs receive funding for maintenance and improvement projects.
Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff chairs the fair advisory board, which approves the grants as part of the larger, $4 million Pennsylvania Fair Fund. The fund helps the state’s 116 county and community fairs with annual operating costs and offers financial support to youth organizations with agricultural missions.
This year, the board approved 55 project applications for funding in the 2007-2008 fiscal year.
Projects. Projects included: the construction of new barns, road paving, electrical and lighting upgrades, improvements to water and sewer systems and parking lot expansion.
The capital improvement matching grant recipients in western Pennsylvania include:
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