SAP&DC Awarded Grant Funds to Evaluate and Promote Broadband Connectivity in the Region

Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission (SAP&DC) has been awarded $50,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to complete an eight-county assessment of broadband infrastructure in the region. The counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset, and Westmoreland have all partnered on this project and are providing $50,000 in matching funds for the study. Brandon Carson, Director of … Read More

SAP&DC Announces Availability of Mini-Grant Funds

ALTOONA, Pa. – The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC), with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), announces the launch of Round 6 of the Southern Alleghenies Regional Greenways Mini-Grant Program, which aims to provide funding for projects that support the Southern Alleghenies Greenways and Open Space Network Plan and the Southern Alleghenies Bicycle … Read More

SAP&DC Announces South-Central Broadband Study: Internet Needs Survey

Alleghenies Ahead, a six-county Regional Comprehensive Plan, identified broadband connectivity as a critical issue in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset Counties. As a result, the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) Board of Directors appointed a Regional Broadband Taskforce to identify funding resources and deployment solutions to improve connectivity for residents and businesses in the region. In … Read More

SAP&DC Announces Broadband Study Kick-off Meetings

ALTOONA, Pa. – The Regional Broadband Task Force was appointed by the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) Board of Directors in 2018, as a result of the Regional Comprehensive Plan, Alleghenies Ahead, identifying broadband as a top critical issue. The Taskforce was appointed to locate funding resources, gaps in service, ways to increase connectivity and strengthen economic competitiveness. … Read More

New HAIDA Industrial Park Access Improvements Completed

The access road improvements to the Hastings Industrial Park have been completed. The newly constructed “paper” street, Brubaker Street, and Legacy Drive, which is an extension of Sunnybrook Drive that leads into a cul-de-sac, was dedicated in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Hastings Area Industrial Development Association (HAIDA) President Richard Stewart welcomed everyone to the ceremony … Read More