Burns: $650,000 coming to Cambria County for 4 projects

HARRISBURG, May 22 State Rep. Frank Burns announced that $650,000 in state grant funding has been awarded to Cambria County communities from the Keystone Communities program through the Department of Community and Economic Development.

The program supports Pennsylvania’s communities and helps them to pay for revitalization projects such as planning, signage, business retention, façade, infrastructure, site and other physical improvements, and accessible housing.

“These grants will help support the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities, and these are investments I wholeheartedly support,” said Burns, D-Cambria.

  • East Conemaugh received $50,000 for its Main and Greeve streets demolition project.
  • Ebensburg received $50,000 for its façade improvement project.
  • Johnstown received $50,000 for its façade improvement program for 2023-24.
  • Pittsburgh Gateways Corp. received $500,000 for the Pitt-Johnstown Future Works at the Jupiter Building, 430 Main St., Johnstown.

The Keystone Communities program encourages partnerships between public and private sectors to support local initiatives.

In the current award cycle, DCED received 117 applications for the Keystone Communities program requesting more than $24 million in funding. A total of 49 projects in 25 counties were awarded.