Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

Tom Wolf, Governor
Dennis M. Davin, Acting Secretary

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Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA)

CFA Application and Approval Schedule

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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.

Open Programs

Abandoned Mine Drainage Abate and Treatment Program (AMDATP)

Applications are being accepted between March 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015. Eligible applicants with questions should call 717-787-6245.

Alternative and Clean Energy Program (ACE)

Applications must be received at least 60 days prior to the next scheduled Authority meeting for consideration. Eligible applicants are encouraged to contact Ryan Emerson at 717-346-8191 to discuss potential projects.

Baseline Water Quality Data Program

Applications are being accepted between March 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015. Eligible applicants with questions should call 717-787-6245.

Building PA

Applications must be received at least 30 days prior to the next scheduled Authority meeting for consideration. Eligible applicants are encouraged to contact Brian Eckert at 717-787-6245 to discuss potential projects before commencing the application process.

Flood Mitigation Program (FMP)

Applications are being accepted between March 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015. Eligible applicants with questions should call 717-787-6245.

Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program (GTRP)

Applications are being accepted between March 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015. Eligible applicants with questions should call 717-787-6245.

High Performance Building Program (HPB)

Applications must be received at least 60 days prior to the next scheduled Authority meeting for consideration. Eligible applicants are encouraged to contact Brian Eckert at 717-787-6245 to discuss potential projects before commencing the application process.

Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF)

Applications are being accepted between March 1, 2015 and July 31, 2015. Eligible applicants with questions should call 717-787-6245.

Orphan or Abandoned Well Plugging Program (OAWP)

Applications are being accepted between March 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015. Eligible applicants with questions should call 717-787-6245.

Renewable Energy Program (REP)

Applications must be received at least 60 days prior to the next scheduled Authority meeting for consideration. Eligible applicants are encouraged to contact Blake Swett at 717-720-7344 to discuss potential projects.

Sewage Facilities Program (SWP)

Applications are being accepted between March 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015. Eligible applicants with questions should call 717-787-6245.

Watershed Restoration Protection Program (WRPP)

Applications are being accepted between March 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015. Eligible applicants with questions should call 717-787-6245.

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CFA Meeting Schedule

All meetings are open to the public from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Meeting dates are listed below and are subject to change.

Date Location

March 10, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Finance Building
Room 500
613 North Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA

May 13, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Commonwealth Keystone Building
PUC Hearing Room #1
400 North Street, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA

CFA Board Members

The CFA is governed by a seven-member board. Board members include:

Dennis M. Davin
Acting Secretary, Department of Community and Economic Development

Dennis M. Davin was appointed to serve as Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development in January 2015 by Governor Tom Wolf.

Prior to his appointment, Secretary Davin served for more than a decade as Director of the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development (ACED), where he was responsible for establishing and executing the economic development strategy for Allegheny County. He managed funding from local, state and federal sources to implement economic development activities such as site development, new job creation initiatives, community development, and affordable housing for approximately 1.25 million citizens in 130 municipalities. He also served as Director of the Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority and Executive Director of the Industrial Development Authority, Hospital Development Authority, Higher Education Building Authority, and Residential Finance Authority.

Secretary Davin is a former board member and treasurer of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, a former member of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Partnership, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, International Economic Development Council, and National Association for Industrial and Office Parks, and a Carnegie Mellon University Center for Economic Development Fellow.

 

Robin L. Wiessmann
Acting Secretary, Department of Banking and Securities

Randy Albright
Acting Secretary, Office of the Budget

Michael Karp
President, University City Housing Company

Mr. Karp has more than forty years of experience in real estate investment and telecommunications; he has also worked to improve public education and social services in West Philadelphia.

Austin J. Burke
Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

After 42 years with the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Burke continues to be active in community development initiatives, job creation and skills training, primarily in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

John J. Verbanac
President & CEO, Summa Development

Mr. John J. Verbanac is an accomplished Chief Executive, business and civic leader with experience in diverse business categories and at all levels of government. Since early 2005, John has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Summa Development, LLC, the Summa Group‘s Real Estate Development arm. He is also currently serving as a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Marc Little
President/CEO, Minority & Women Educational Labor Agency

Mr. Marc Little is the President/CEO and founder of the Minority & Women Educational Labor Agency (MWELA). Mr. Little is responsible for managing a non-profit organization whose mission is to help minority and women individuals and companies receive training, employment and bonding opportunities in the building trade and construction industry. Mr. Little serves as a consultant and panelist on the subject of Surety Bonds and Small Disadvantaged Contracting to various governmental agencies such as the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the State of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as a board member on The City of Pittsburgh’s Equal Opportunity Review Commission, The Allegheny County Minority Women Disadvantaged Business Advisory Board.

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