Burns: Bottle Works awarded $500,000 state grant

State investment to help fund interior, exterior renovations

JOHNSTOWN, Oct. 28 – As a proven problem solver who works with organizations large and small, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, today announced the Bottle Works in Johnstown has been awarded a $500,000 state grant to help fund building renovations.

“People know that I’ll always lend a hand and work with local governments and organizations whenever possible to make projects like this happen,” Burns said. “So, with other organizations pitching in, I was able to secure this grant that, along with local funding, will allow these renovations move forward – another win for our community and Cambria County.”

Funded through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, the grant will help fund interior and exterior building renovations, as well as renovations at the Bottle Works pavilion.

“The Bottle Works has become a significant community asset serving the people of the region. Recently we received final support from the county commissioners and the City of Johnstown, as well as additional funds that provided us with the match for the monies that Representative Burns was able to acquire for us,” said Don Zucco, vice chairman of the Bottle Works. “This is a wonderful way to leverage dollars and maximize the ability of organizations like Bottle Works to continue to grow. We are certainly appreciative of Representative Burns’ ongoing support!”

Since taking office Burns has helped secure more than $285 million in state funding for projects large and small, from multi-million-dollar sewer and water upgrades to grants for parks and literacy programs like the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.