The County Liquid Fuels Program funds a range of projects to support the construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and repair of public roads or streets.
The County Liquid Fuels Tax is governed by Act of 1931 and Act 44 of 2007 and the Liquid Fuels Tax Act 655 of 1956, as amended. The Act provides that counties may allocate monies to their political subdivisions for future road and bridge construction, reconstruction, and maintenance projects.
To be placed on the Liquid Fuels system, a road must have a minimum of 33-foot right-of-way in a township and 16 feet in a borough. The "cartway" (drivable surface) must be a minimum width of 16 feet, and the road must be a minimum of 250 feet in length. If the road is a dead-end, it must have a cul de sac (turnaround) at the end with a minimum 40-foot radius. To continue to receive liquid fuels funds, a road must be maintained in such a condition that it can be driven safely at 15 mph
A list of acceptable expenditures is available in Publication 9.
Applying for Centre County Liquid Fuels is a relatively easy process. To apply for Centre County Liquid, simply:
1. Review and Complete the Liquid Fuels Application. Make sure to give a complete description of the proposed project. Add any supporting documentation such as a project cost estimate and photos of the project. Completed applications and supporting documentation may be electronically submitted to CountyTransportation @centrecountypa.gov typically in the fall of each year.
2. The municipality should complete all information in Section 1 of the MS-339. Once completed, the form should be submitted to the county for their review and approval. If the form is being submitted on paper, it must contain original signatures and the municipal seal must be affixed. If the form is submitted via dotGrants, it is not necessary to print and sign. All users of dotGrants have approval for electronic signature authority.
3. The county will complete all information in Section 2 of the MS-339. Once completed, the form will be submitted to the District Municipal Services Office for their review and approval. If the form is being submitted on paper, it must contain original signatures and the County seal must be affixed. If the form is submitted via dotGrants, it is not necessary to print and sign. All users of dotGrants have approval for electronic signature authority.
4. The Municipal Services Representative will sign off on the MS-339 to denote approval of the county aid.
5. Awards are typically approved by the Centre County Commissioners in December.