Frankel: $5.8 million in state grants awarded to local projects
State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, today announced that six local projects will receive more than $5.8 million in state grant funding.
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 26 – State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, today announced that six local projects will receive more than $5.8 million in state grant funding.
“These projects will directly impact many of our friends and neighbors, whether it’s through accessibility updates for buildings, energy savings and repairs for historic community religious centers, or projects to encourage economic development,” Frankel said. “They mark a major state investment in our community and in the places we call home.”
Grants awarded today include:
- Western Pennsylvania School for the Blind’s Adult Center – 514 N. Neville St.: $1.25 million. The scope of the work is largely accessibility related and will include an elevator, construction of an outside ramp to the front door, renovations in the kitchen such as lowing the work counter and sink, enlarging doorways, and taking down walls to open spaces to assist with movement throughout.
- CoNEXUS at Pittsburgh Innovation District: $550,000. The project will build collaboration space for companies on rotating contracts.
- Congregation Beth Shalom Rehabilitation and Energy Savings: $1 million. The project will include repairing water damage to the structural envelope of the 100-year-old sanctuary building and other updates.
- Frick Pittsburgh Clayton Restoration: $1 million. The project focuses on the exterior rehabilitation of Clayton and a nearby entrance.
- Hillel Academy Gym: $ 1 million. In this project, Hillel Academy will renovate the combined gymnasium and auditorium, second floor changing rooms, and make window upgrades.
- Yeshiva Schools - Greenfield Campus Rehabilitation 3: $1 million. The full project includes the renovation and rehabilitation of an aging former Catholic school at 403 Greenfield Ave.