$836k to support community safety programs in Pittsburgh

HARRISBURG, May 1 – State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, today announced that more than $836,000 in state grants has been awarded to three Pittsburgh-area groups to support safety programs in the region.

The grants include $349,000 for Amachi Pittsburgh; $350,000 to the Community Empowerment Agency; and $236,000 to Duquesne University. The grants were made possible by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Community Violence Prevention/Reduction program.

“These grants will help fund local programs aimed at reducing violence in our communities and on our streets,” Rep. Wheatley said. “Public safety is critical to the health and wellbeing of our communities and neighborhoods, and working with nonprofits and community stakeholders is key to addressing this issue in an effective manner. Together we can effect change, save lives and make our communities stronger.”

The goal of the Community Violence Prevention/Reduction initiative is to reduce violence and improve safety in communities. More information on the competitive grant program can be found at: https://www.pccd.pa.gov/Funding/Pages/default.aspx