Allegheny House Dems work to help deliver $34.4 million for local projects

Projects range from parks & street repairs to police & fire equipment

PITTSBURGH, March 17 – Standing firm in their commitment to the hardworking people of Allegheny County, members of the Allegheny County Democratic Delegation to the Pennsylvania House today is pleased to announce that more than $34.4 million in state grants have been awarded to help fund local projects throughout the region.

“I am thrilled to be able to announce today that our delegation has worked with the Shapiro administration to help deliver these critical funds for projects throughout our region,” said Rep. Nick Pisciottano, the delegation’s chairman. “These funds won’t just be used to pave roads and fix bridges, but also to address blighted properties, expand and renovate neighborhood parks, establish a STEAM academy to educate kids, and countless other important community projects that otherwise may not have happened.”

Pisciottano also expressed deep gratitude for state Senate members representing Allegheny County and described their role in securing the grants as integral.

“When we’re in Harrisburg we’re not just fighting for the smart policies that are needed to move our commonwealth forward by equitably funding schools, promoting economic development or strengthening our social safety nets, we’re also working to drive state investment in our local communities and neighborhoods,” Pisciottano said.

Some of the more significant projects awarded funding in the region include:

  • $1 million to help expand the Larimer-Homewood Greenway.
  • $250,000 for the Davis Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Project in Pittsburgh.
  • $300,000 for a project to reopen the Versailles Avenue Viaduct Bridge in McKeesport.
  • $425,000 to renovate a women’s shelter in Pittsburgh.
  • $1 million for a flood control project in Bridgeville.
  • $500,000 to help renovate the Northland Library.
  • $600,000 to help fund renovations to the Baldwin community pool.

The grants were awarded by the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent state agency responsible for administering Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus programs.                                                       

A list of projects approved in Allegheny County and statewide is available at the Department of Community and Economic Development website.