Harkins: Lawrence Park Township awarded $80,000 to develop financial management plan

ERIE, March 14 – New funding of $80,000 will assist Lawrence Park Township in developing and implementing a five-year financial management plan, state Rep. Pat Harkins, D-Erie, announced today.

Harkins said the funding from the state Department of Community and Economic Development will help township officials develop a valuable planning tool.

“Having a five-year financial management plan in place can be extremely helpful for township officials when it comes to community planning,” Harkins said. “It’s a road map that can guide decision making and help them develop strategies, identify priorities, pinpoint new opportunities and assess possible risks.

“I’m grateful to DCED for providing the funding for this strategic tool and excited to see the new plan emerge.”

Harkins said the grant is funded through DCED’s Strategic Management Planning Program. More information about the program is available here: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/strategic-management-planning-program-stmp/