Kulik: More than $1.8 million awarded to local projects

Funding will support improvements to roads, parks and development

CORAOPOLIS, March 16 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded more than $1.8 million in state funding to six local projects.

“The funding today is important because it moves a wide range of projects forward, including road renovations, park improvements and vehicles for local police,” Kulik said. “I’m proud to have helped secure investments for projects that will have a positive impact on our communities for a long time to come.”

The grants awarded today include:

  • $325,000 to Coraopolis Brough for reconstruction and improvements to Mill Street.
  • $200,000 to SunCap Property Group LLC for roadway improvements to support the Riverfront Industrial Development project in Stowe Township.
  • $500,000 to the McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation to remediate and stabilize the former bank building located at 602 Chartiers Avenue, which has fallen into severe disrepair and includes significant areas of asbestos.
  • $400,000 to Carnegie Borough to upgrade a pavilion to Carnegie Park and add a storage shed to store municipal items and park equipment at Chioda Park.
  • $246,088 to McKees Rocks Borough for the purchase of four police vehicles, along with integrated vehicle and body cameras to improve safety and increase evidence quality.
  • $150,000 to Coraopolis Borough to replace outdated playground equipment and install a safety surface for the Ridge Avenue Tot Lot.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority, which oversees the distribution of the state’s economic stimulus packages to support public projects, awarded the funding through its Multimodal Transportation Fund and the Local Share Account. More information about CFA programs and funding is available at: https://dced.pa.gov/programs-funding/commonwealth-financing-authority-cfa/.