Davis announces 60K grant to assist in multi-municipal community improvement project

HARRISBURG, Nov. 26 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, announced Tuesday that the Department of Community and Economic Development approved a $60,000 state grant that will fund a multi-municipal community improvement project in Munhall, Homestead and West Homestead.

Davis said the funding was awarded through DCED’s Municipal Assistance Program, which assists local governments with planning for zoning, coordinating emergency services, and creating comprehensive plans.

“The growth of our community is of utmost importance, but that can’t be done without a comprehensive plan that will allow our municipalities to adjust accordingly for current and emerging needs,” Davis said. “That plan, however, costs money, which is why today’s grant is so crucial and important to the forward progression of our community.”

Davis said the funding will facilitate the development of an implemental multi-municipal comprehensive plan that will address the needs of the three communities and improve the quality of life for residents.

MAP provides technical resources and assistance for municipalities, consolidation and regional efforts, as well as serving as a resource for local government officials, developers and citizens interested in planning to improve, grow and enhance communities. 

More about MAP and other DCED initiatives can be found on the DCED website.