Petrarca: Nearly $4.4 million in state capital funding grants awarded to three entities in Westmoreland County

VANDERGRIFT, Aug. 1 – Three entities will receive approximately $4.37 million in state funds for three community and economic development projects, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced today.

Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said the following entities in Westmoreland County received funding through the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program:

  • $749,687 to Derry Township to build a new fire station on land the fire department currently owns in the Village of Bradenville.

  • $625,000 toward the construction of the Latrobe Sports and Recreational Complex in Unity Township, which will include a hockey rink, adventure park, canoe/kayak launch and a non-traditional sports field.

  • $3 million to St. Vincent College in for the construction of its Student Life and Hospitality Hub to enhance the educational, economic, cultural and social outreach programs it currently provides.

“Investments like these improve a community and region’s overall quality of life, providing much-needed safety enhancements, such as a new fire station, as well as needed funds to support a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities,” Petrarca said. “I was happy to help these projects move forward and receive funding.”

RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity.

RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.