Miller: $200K awarded to Dormont Borough’s stormwater authority for rehabilitation projects

HARRISBURG, Sept. 15 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, today announced that $200,000 was awarded to Dormont Borough’s stormwater authority for stormwater improvements within the borough.

Miller said the funding was awarded through the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund and approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

“This is significant funding for much-needed renovations in Dormont,” Miller said. “The funding awarded today will help Dormont’s stormwater authority install a number of new storm sewers across the municipality, which has needed to be done for quite some time. I look forward to seeing the final product once these projects are complete.”

Miller said the $200,000 will go toward the installation of seven new inlets and installation of 450 linear feet of new storm sewers on LaSalle and Louisiana avenues.

The funds originate from the Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund Program – a program established to fund community and economic development projects in Allegheny County through revenues generated from all casinos. The funds are determined via a daily assessment of the licensed facility’s gross terminal revenue.

The program provides grants for single-year and multi-year projects that promote development in Allegheny County, including economic, infrastructure and community improvements, job training, public safety, public interest, and costs to administer GEDTF funds.