Deasy: $1.5 million in state funding awarded to district for renovation projects

HARRISBURG, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced Wednesday the awarding of $1.5 million in state funding to be used for renovation projects in the 27th Legislative District.

Deasy said the funding, awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, will make a significant impact in the local community.

“In a time where money is – quite frankly – scarce, funding of this magnitude is definitely something our community should celebrate,” Deasy said. “The beautification of our district has, and always will be, a priority of my office. In doing so, we create more opportunities for our residents and provide initiative for others to visit our community.”

Deasy said of the $1.5 million, $500,000 was awarded to the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh. The redevelopment authority plans to use the funding for an industrial project.

The remaining $1 million was awarded to the Borough of McKees Rocks. The borough plans to use the funding for phase one of a blight rehabilitation project. The project will include the demolition and stabilization of 10 homes in need of immediate renovation.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.

RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenue or other measures of economic activity.