Matzie: Aliquippa awarded $148,500 for planning support in transition from Act 47 status

AMBRIDGE, March 14 – A $148,500 grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development will assist the city of Aliquippa as it emerges from Act 47 status and works to achieve long-term sustainability, state Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver, announced today.

“It took decades of work and collaboration and faith in our city, but together with support from the commonwealth and city leadership led by Mayor Dwan Walker, we had the resolve to do it, and we built back,” Matzie said. “The city strengthened infrastructure, paid off debt and shored up finances to get to a position where they can chart their own future.

“The project funding from DCED will help us develop long-range plans for the future and keep the city moving on a new, independent path.”

Matzie said the grant is funded through DCED’s Strategic Management Planning Program. More information about the program is available here: