Pisciottano: $1.1 million in state grants awarded to local projects

Projects include pool renovations, ATV park, dump trucks

BALDWIN, March 17 – Over $1.1 million in state grants has been awarded to four local communities, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today.

“Whether it’s helping renovate a community pool, purchasing new public works equipment or helping fund a new off-road vehicle park, these grants mark a direct state investment into our communities,” Pisciottano said. “These grants will help our local municipalities get these projects moving, which otherwise might not have happened. By making our communities better, we’re encouraging business development and private investment as well, a win-win for everyone.”

Pisciottano added that the awards announced today would not have been possible without the help of Sen. Jim Brewster, D-Allegheny/Westmoreland, and expressed gratitude for his role in securing the funding.

 Locally the grants included:

  • Baldwin Borough, $600,000 for renovations the borough community pool.
  • West Mifflin Borough, $376,002 to purchase two dump trucks to replace aging equipment.
  • Dravosburg Borough, $75,000 to purchase a new public works dump truck.
  • Glassport Borough, $56,065 to help build an off-road vehicle park.

The grants were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which oversees the state’s distribution of gaming revenues to support public projects.