Oct. 27, 2021

HARRISBURG – Three Indiana County entities will benefit from grants being distributed through Pennsylvania’s WalkWorks program, according to state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana).

“I’m excited to see these investments being made in our community, and look forward to the enhanced opportunities these funds will provide for anyone looking for ways to either stay in shape or simply enjoy their surroundings on foot,” Struzzi said. “The grants are competitive in nature, and I applaud our local government leaders for actively pursuing these funding sources.”

Grants to 10 communities totaling $160,000 are being awarded statewide. Locally, grants are being allocated individually to Indiana Borough ($20,000), Indiana County ($16,500) and White Township ($5,000).

“Right now, Indiana County has a great reputation statewide with more than 64 miles of rails to trails,” added Struzzi. “These grants will only enhance our standing as a destination for outdoor opportunities and hopefully promote ‘foot traffic’ in our communities and health benefits among our residents.”

WalkWorks is a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, which is dedicated to the revitalization of the commonwealth’s core communities. Funding for the grants is provided from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under both the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant and State Physical Activity and Nutrition Grant programs.

Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Struzzi’s Indiana district office at 1-724-465-0220.

Representative Jim Struzzi
62nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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