Markosek: East Pittsburgh Borough awarded additional $500,000 grant

Funding for construction of new municipal facility to serve residents

McKEESPORT, Nov. 21 – East Pittsburgh Borough will receive an additional $500,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants for the construction of a new municipal facility, state Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, announced today.

The funding will be used to demolish the old gymnasium facility and construct the municipal facility, which will be more centrally located to a majority of residents in the borough. The project will also allow all borough services to be located in the same building and move the public works department closer to the salt and construction storage area.

“This new municipal facility will not only be more accessible to many folks who live in East Pittsburgh, but it will also help to simplify borough communications and streamline its operations,” Markosek said. “Last month, the project secured a $500,000 grant, which brings the total amount of funding to $1 million. I’d like to thank everyone involved in supporting East Pittsburgh Borough’s vision for a space that will help it better serve those who live in the community.”

The funds were awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, a commonwealth grant program overseen by the Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs and opportunities.