Deasy: $400,000 in gaming grants awarded to help local projects

Projects will address storm water, theater renovations

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15 – State Rep. Dan Deasy announced today that two local projects have been selected to receive $400,000 in gaming and economic development funding, awarded Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority.

“I want to congratulate all of the people who worked to make these projects possible, and I want to thank the financing authority for continuing to invest in our communities,” Deasy said. “These may not be big highway projects or large redevelopment initiatives, but each will have a positive impact on their communities and neighborhoods.”                            

The grants awarded Tuesday include:

  • Township of Scott, $200,000 to fund improvements at three stormwater basin locations.
  • Pittsburgh Musical Theater, $200,000 to address water infiltration of the building and other repairs to preserve the building’s exterior.

The grants were among a number that are funded by the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Tourism 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.