Deasy: $2.2 million awarded for local projects

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced Tuesday the awarding of $2.2 million in state grants to be used for rehabilitation projects in the 27th Legislative District.

Deasy said $1.7 million in funding was from the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program, and an additional $521,267 was administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County.

“It’s great to announce grant money, but it’s an even better feeling to know that it’s going toward the rehabilitation and beautification initiatives that continue to make the 27th Legislative District a great place to live,” Deasy said. “I’d like to thank the Commonwealth Financing Authority for approving this funding.”

Deasy said of the Multimodal Transportation funds:

  • $700,000 will go toward a streetscape project along Grandview Avenue in Pittsburgh. The project, requested due to aging infrastructure and deteriorating sidewalk rails, will consist of replacing a retaining wall and upgrading sidewalk railings.

  • $1 million will be used to extend Intermodal Way and construct a trail along Intermodal Way in McKees Rocks.

The remaining award will be used as follows:

  • $221,267 to be used for waterproofing and water damage renovation at the Brookline Teen Outreach center in Pittsburgh. The project will include water control, mold remediation and structural repairs that were incurred by heavy rains and stormwater runoffs.
  • $100,000 to go toward installation of a new multi-modal trail; 2 miles of on- and off-street bicycle connections; ADA-accessible ramps; and other trail-related costs.
  • $200,000 to Crafton, Noble and Linwood Parks in Crafton Borough. Improvements include resurfacing, fencing, pool relining and all associated erosion and sedimentation grading, site preparation and clean up.

These grants were among a number approved Tuesday by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The $521,267 is from the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Fund, also administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County. The Multimodal Transportation funds are designed to 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, please visit this website.