Davis: $860K in tax credits awarded to organizations, nonprofits in Mon Valley

HARRISBURG, Dec. 9 – Following a year of uncertainty and financial strain due to the novel coronavirus, state Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, is happy to announce an influx of $860,000 through a state tax program to local nonprofits, projects and community initiatives in the Mon Valley.

“These organizations directly serve our community, offering educational opportunities, outreach to our most vulnerable citizens, and housing initiatives across the Mon Valley,” Davis said. “COVID-19 has put a financial strain on everyone and everything, and these organizations are no exception. The secured tax credits awarded today will do wonders for those involved, and it surely shows an ongoing, committed investment in our community.”

By providing tax credits to businesses that donate capital, the Neighborhood Assistance Program encourages private sector investment into communities to support projects that address neighborhood and community problems.

Locally, programs funded included:

  • Best of the Batch Foundation Munhall, $27,500 - Construction and rehabilitation of a new state-of-art educational complex.
  • Tube City Renaissance McKeesport, $13,750 - Address blight, lack of safe housing, poor quality of life and lack of skill-based employment opportunities.
  • McKees Point Development Group, $360,000 – Funding for McKeesport’s Rising Project, which includes rehabilitating and resizing the downtown business district.
  • Mon Valley Initiative, $380,000 – Real estate revitalization and development in Clairton.
  • Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh (McKeesport), $37,500 - Address safe and healthy home repairs for low-income McKeesport homeowners.
  • Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh (Clairton), $41,250 - Address safe and healthy home repairs for low-income Clairton homeowners.

For a full list of programs and projects in southwestern Pennsylvania, follow this link.