Pisciottano: American Rescue Plan is great news for communities

HARRISBURG, April 7 – Approximately $8.5 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan will make a significant and positive impact to communities throughout the district, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today.

The American Rescue Plan, signed last month by President Joseph Biden, includes funds earmarked for local municipalities and counties to use to offset economic losses due to the pandemic. The funding can also be used toward water, sewer and infrastructure projects and toward projects to safely reopen schools.

“This financial support is certainly welcome relief for our residents and our communities, who have been struggling for more than a year since the pandemic hit,” Pisciottano said. “These funds will be essential in providing vital economic support to our local and county governments and ensure our communities continue to operate and remain connected.”

Municipalities in the 38th Legislative District that are slated to receive the funds are as follows:

  • Baldwin Borough: $1.9 million.
  • Dravosburg Borough: $170,349.
  • Glassport Borough: $426,615.
  • Liberty Borough: $242,622.
  • Pleasant Hills Borough: $793,514.
  • Port Vue Borough: $360,967.
  • South Park Township: $1.3 million.
  • West Mifflin Borough: $1.9 million.
  • Whitehall Borough: $1.3 million.

More information on how the American Rescue Plan will benefit Pennsylvanians can be found at the following link: https://houseappropriations.com/Topic/BudgetYears/597.