Kulik: $89,750 grant awarded for land acquisition, $61,404 in state tax credits awarded to Holy Family Institute in Emsworth

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, announced Tuesday that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources approved a $89,750 grant for land acquisition in Robinson and Moon townships.

Specifically, the funding will be used to purchase approximately 38 acres in the townships for open space protection and passive recreation.

“This grant is a major investment in preserving our green space and providing additional recreational outlets for residents,” Kulik said.

The grants are among dozens awarded by DCNR through its Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here.

In addition, Kulik announced that $61,404 in state tax credits were approved – under the Neighborhood Assistance Program – for the Holy Family Institute in Emsworth. The awarded credits will go toward HFI’s Nazareth Prep, a STEM- and career-focused high school for underserved students. Kulik said the school seeks to use the credits for the purchase of one new and one used school bus for commuting purposes.

“HFI’s Nazareth Prep is a school that seeks to provide tremendous opportunities to underserved youth in our region, which is something I wholeheartedly stand behind. So, it’s more than a pleasure to announce the substantial tax credits that will be used in transporting Nazareth Prep students to and from education-related functions.”

The tax credits are awarded through the Neighborhood Assistance Program to promote community participation and collaborations among nonprofits, businesses and residents while producing outcomes that assist a distressed area or the low-income population in a neighborhood. The credits will support 197 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth.