Snyder: $350K in grants to Fayette, Greene counties to curb blight, rehabilitate communities

HARRISBURG, May 25 – Fayette and Greene counties will be receiving $350,000 in funds from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for several projects to clean up and reclaim blighted areas, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced.

The following grants were awarded during the CFA’s meeting today:

  • $225,000 awarded to the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Fayette in remediation funds to complete demolition and related work for the former Northside Hospital and nurses house properties in Brownsville.
  • $100,000 in remediation funds for the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Greene to demolish six units and renovate five homes.
  • $25,000 in planning funds for Redstone Township, Fayette County, to create a comprehensive blight plan.

“When we talk about investing in our communities, that includes safely removing properties that are no longer safe and redeveloping them and improving the overall quality of life for residents and visitors alike,” said Snyder. “These funds are wise investments for the future of our municipalities and I’m proud to support them.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses and communities succeed and thrive, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. More information can be found at the following link: https://dced.pa.gov/programs-funding/commonwealth-financing-authority-cfa/.