Pisciottano secures $450,000 for community improvements

State grants awarded for new construction, renovations

BALDWIN, Jan. 16 – Over $450,000 in state grant funding has been awarded to support seven local community projects, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano announced today.

“I’m excited to help bring these tax dollars back to our local neighborhoods,” said Pisciottano. “This is a significant investment in constructing and maintaining shared community spaces that families will enjoy for years to come.”

Pisciottano also thanked Sens. Jim Brewster and Jay Costa, and Rep. Matt Gergely for their roles in securing the grants.

Projects in the 38th Legislative District receiving funding through the Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund include:

  • $75,000 to The Filipino-American Association of Pittsburgh for renovations, including roof replacement, window upgrades, updating HVAC and replacing flooring and ceilings at the Multicultural Center & Function Hall in West Mifflin.
  • $75,000 to Churchview Farm LLC to support construction of the Churchview Farm Teaching Kitchen.
  • $75,000 to Community Specialists Corp. to replace 328 windows at New Outlook Academy.
  • $50,000 to Baldwin Borough Stormwater Authority for rehabilitation of the Baldwin Borough Swimming Pool, including the installation of a sloped gradual access ramp to increase accessibility.
  • $50,000 to Citizens Hose Co. #1 Volunteer Fire Dept. in Glassport to repair the roof and other elements of the fire station.

The Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund is administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and funded through state gaming revenues that are deposited with the Commonwealth Financing Authority for economic and community development projects.

District projects receiving funding through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program include:

  • $75,000 to Glassport Borough to support the construction of an off-road vehicle park.
  • $50,509 to Dravosburg Borough to build a concession stand at the U.S. Steel Ballfields.

The Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program – one of several Marcellus Legacy Fund programs administered by CFA under Act 13 of 2012 – provides grants for greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects. A 15% match of the total project cost is required. Projects are funded through Marcellus Shale impact fees collected.