Davis: More than $500,000 awarded for local projects in the Mon Valley

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, announced today that more than $500,000 in state grants will be used to fund rehabilitation projects across the 35th Legislative District.

In total, Davis said $350,000 was awarded by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County, and an additional $155,444 came by way of the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program.

“This announcement is an example of the Commonwealth making direct investments in our local communities,” Davis said. “This will make an immediate difference in our community, with money earmarked for roadway improvements, home rehabilitation, improvements to a family support center, and rehabbing areas prone to landslides. I look forward to all the positive developments that this finding will create in our community.”

Davis said of the $350,000 administered by RAAC, $100,000 will be used for renovations and repairs to the Duquesne Family Support Center; $150,000 will help fund a Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh housing project in McKeesport; and $100,000 will go toward a stormwater improvement project on Livingston Road in West Mifflin.

Davis said the $155,444 administered by the Multimodal Transportation Fund was awarded to Lincoln Borough to rehabilitate landslide areas along Fuerher Drive. The project will repair 160 linear feet of landslide by excavating the soil, stabilizing the hill side slope and roadway, and installing additional drainage.

The RAAC grants were among a number announced Tuesday that are funded by the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Fund, which is financed by gaming activity in the county. The fund is administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and the state Commonwealth Financing Authority.

Multimodal Transportation Funds encourage economic development and ensure that safe and reliable transportation is available to residents of Pennsylvania.

The CFA provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses succeed, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. To learn more, residents may visit this website.