Chambersburg is being awarded a grant to fund a pipeline project and bring natural gas to underserved neighborhoods.

Tuesday, Borough officials were notified that they would be receiving more than $584,100  from the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The Chambersburg Natural Gas Pipeline project is one of two awarded the Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) grant in the entire state.

According to the press release, the sections of Greene Township affected by this project are as follows:
“The newly served areas around the Menno Have non-profit continuing care retirement community and the Grand Point section of Greene Township. Chambersburg Gas is partnering with UGI Gas to deliver gas to these homes and businesses through a unique inter-municipal public/private partnership. Additionally, the pipeline extension will effectively serve the impending Summit Health healthcare campus.

The gas line extension is expected to build upon the North Chambersburg Improvements Project –an infrastructure development project that extended Parkwood Drive and Fifth Avenue from the Borough to Greene Township to facilitate future development.”