Kulik: Commonwealth Financing Authority awards more than $800,000 to 45th Legislative District

HARRISBURG, Sept. 19 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded the 45th Legislative District $842,851 in state grants.

“I’m happy to announce this generous funding to the 45th Legislative District,” Kulik said. “The allotted funding will benefit the entities that requested the funding, and it surely will make a positive impact across our community.”

The grants are for the following:

  • The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County received $175,000, which will be used to renovate the Carnegie Science Center’s main entrance. The entrance currently is not ADA-compliant, but this project will rectify the problem. Renovations include the demolition of 27,500 square feet of sidewalk; the installation of a drop-off lane and bridge/ramp; concrete and asphalt paving; concrete curbing, walls and stairs; stainless steel handrail; curb stops; ADA tactile warning surface; line paint; wiring; drainage; plantings; and light columns.
  • Coraopolis Water and Sewer Authority was the recipient of $217,851. Some of that money – $17,851 – will be used to conduct an Act 537 Plan Special Study to address wet weather issues and combined sewage overflow compliance in the existing sewer system that services Coraopolis Borough. The remaining funds – $200,000 – will be used for the in-trench replacement of approximately 250 linear feet of 8-inch sanitary sewer; manhole lining/rehabilitation; and complete manhole-to-manhole cured-in-place lining of approximately 475 linear feet of additional sewer. The $200,000 project seeks to reduce storm water dependent infiltration and inflow parallel to Howard Street.
  • Neville Township received $350,000 for the replacement of a water line along Neville Road. The township has experienced multiple water line breaks along the 16-inch transmission main in Neville Island. This project will replace 1,000 linear feet of 16-inch water line along Neville Road.
  • McKees Rocks Community Development Corp. was allotted $100,000 for the construction of a synthetic turf activities field at the Sto-Rox High School, located in Stowe Township. The synthetic turf field will support expanded sports teams and community access.

Kulik thanked the Commonwealth Financing Authority board for approving all five grants.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority is a seven-member board created to administer and fund projects from programs that are part of the Economic Stimulus Package passed by the General Assembly in 2004. The entity falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.