Kulik announces $650,000 in state funding for improvement projects

Grants will fund upgrades to a raw water intake station and playground

CORAOPOLIS, Nov. 15 – Improvements to a raw water intake station in Robinson Township and a children’s playground in Coraopolis will receive a combined $600,000 in state grants, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny.

Kulik said a $500,000 grant was awarded to the Municipal Authority of the Township of Robinson to rehabilitate a raw water intake station. The project will replace pumps, valves and piping, and install a new backup generator. Other improvements include upgrades to the electrical components, replacing chemical feed lines and cleaning and painting the building.

The Char-West Council of Governments will use a $150,000 grant for improvements to the Coraopolis Ridge Avenue Tot Lot, which includes removing the existing playground equipment, mulch surfacing, and plastic borders, and installing new playground equipment and a rubberized playground surface.

“The tot lot has given many children in Coraopolis a fun and safe place to play over the years,” Kulik said. “The funding awarded today will help to provide improvements that bring the playground up to date, including making it ADA-compliant, so that everyone will have access to the play area.”

The grants 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.