Mayes secures over $1 million in state grants

Will fund Phase II of the Larimer-Homewood Multimodal Greenway Extension, pedestrian and streetscape improvements

HARRISBURG, March 17 – Two local projects have been awarded a combined $1,181,346 in state grants, state Rep. La’Tasha D. Mayes, D-Allegheny, announced today.

“If there is a way I can acquire grants for our community, then I will do it,” said Mayes. “These grants focus on providing improvements to our community that will increase the safety of the residents and that will beautify and modernize this community with the continued construction of the Larimer-Homewood Multimodal Greenway Extension.

“Many of my neighbors have been eager to see the completed greenway extension and the improved safety that comes with this investment in our infrastructure, and the general pedestrian and streetscape improvements that come with these grants are beneficial for all of my neighbors,” she continued.

The two projects awarded grants are:

  • $1,081,346 for Phase II of the Larimer-Homewood Multimodal Greenway Extension located in the City of Pittsburgh
  • $100,000 for pedestrian and streetscape improvements in Pittsburgh City

The grants were awarded by the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent state agency responsible for administering Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus programs.