Burns: $2.5 million in state grants awarded to Johnstown, Loretto

State grants will help fund downtown improvements, museum renovations

EBENSBURG, Nov. 1 – Continuing his promise to deliver for the communities he represents, state Rep. Frank Burns today announced $2.5 million in new state grants for community projects in Johnstown and Loretto.

The grants awarded Monday include:

  • $2 million – City of Johnstown, to support a complete redesign of Main Street and Central Park including sidewalks, parking, lighting, public art, and the rehabilitation of the train station.
  • $500,000 – Southern Allegheny Museum of Art, to support the exterior renovations at the Loretto museum to improve energy efficiency, accessibility, and safety.

“These major grants are ‘discretionary’, meaning it’s up to communities and their state legislators across Pennsylvania to fight for the limited dollars that are available. Well, yet again I’ve proven that I’m a fighter for Cambria County, and that I’ll deliver when the chips are down,” Burns said. “Whether it is in Harrisburg or here at home, I’m always looking for ways to help our communities and I never forget who I work for – the hardworking people of Cambria County.”

The two local projects were among dozens announced across the state, funded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which supports a variety of critical projects to build infrastructure and create community education and workforce opportunities.