Burns announces $550,000 state grant for Mount Aloysius

Grant will help fund renovations to residence hall

EBENSBURG, Dec. 7 – Building on his efforts that have brought more than $250 million in state investment to Cambria County since taking office, today state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, announced Mount Aloysius College has been selected to receive a $550,000 state grant.

“This is another major state investment in our region, one which I supported through the state grant process,” Burns said. “Since taking office I’ve fought for funding for projects like this, which leverage state dollars to promote private investment in our communities. When we invest in our communities, we invest in our future.”

Grants awarded Monday through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program included the $550,000 grant, which will help Mount Aloysius College with renovations to the Ihmsen Living and Learning building on campus.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.

Since taking office Burns has helped Cambria County projects secure more than $9 million in state funding through the RACP program, part of his commitment to making sure local projects and programs receive their fair share of state funding.