Pisciottano announces $95K in state funding for blight reclamation

HARRISBURG, May 25 – The Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded $95,000 in grants for three projects to clean up and reclaim blighted areas, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today.

CFA grants were awarded for the following projects:

  • $45,000 to the Borough of Liberty to demolish a former school in danger of collapsing.
  • $30,000 to the Steel Rivers Council of Governments to demolish 12 properties in the Borough of Glassport – funding to be used for demolition, environmental clean-up and engineering costs.
  • $20,000 awarded to the Borough of Dravosburg to demolish two residential properties presenting a danger to the community.

“Ensuring our communities remain safe places to live and work is paramount, and these investments will allow these properties to be safely rehabilitated, providing for additional growth and recreational opportunities.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses succeed, 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/.