Pisciottano secures $350,000 to upgrade local infrastructure

Gaming grant funds will demolish blighted structures, renovate park

WEST MIFFLIN, Jan. 27 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today that $350,000 has been awarded to fund multiple projects associated with local infrastructure.

“I’m pleased to have played a role in bringing these vital funds to our district, as they will provide essential updates to our infrastructure,” Pisciottano said. “I’m especially enthusiastic about the improvements at West Mifflin Park, which the borough has identified as one of its top priorities.”

The funded projects are:

  • $200,000 to improve facilities, increase aesthetics, and replace existing play equipment at West Mifflin Park.
  • $75,000 to demolish six blighted buildings in Port Vue.
  • $75,000 to replace and upgrade 10 storm inlet grates in Liberty.

The money comes from the Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund, which funds community and economic development projects in Allegheny County through revenue generated from all casinos. The program provides grants for single-year and multi-year projects, including economic projects, infrastructure and community improvements, job training, public safety, public interest and administration costs.

More than $9.3 million was awarded to 33 projects in Allegheny County through this round of GEDTF grant funding. Learn more through this link: Authorities | RAAC | GEDTF Fund (alleghenycounty.us).