Allegheny County, PANovember 12, 2019 – Today, Senator Pam Iovino (D – Allegheny & Washington) announced the combined award of $3.7 million in state and Allegheny County grant funds to support economic development, infrastructure, and transportation projects in the 37th Senatorial District.

“Working with municipalities to support long-term economic growth and opportunity is one of the most important functions of state and county government,” said Senator Pam Iovino. “The significant investments announced today in the 37th District will help position our communities for a prosperous, safe, and flourishing future. I appreciate the support of the Commonwealth Financing Authority and the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and their recognition of the strong grant applications from entities within the 37th District.”

$1,770,445 in state Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) awards were announced by the Commonwealth Financing Authority:

  • Peters Township; Rolling Hills Transportation Improvements – Phase 2; $500,000; Washington County
  • South Fayette Township; Route 50 Safety Improvements; $214,149; Allegheny County
  • Pleasant Hills Borough; Pedestrian Bridge Improvements; $220,445; Allegheny County
  • South Fayette Township; Signalization of SR 50 and Alpine Road; $200,000; Allegheny County
  • The Buncher Company; Findlay Industrial Park at Westport; $202,901; Allegheny County (Findlay Township)
  • Township of North Fayette; West Allegheny Road Traffic Signal and Turning Lanes; $432,950; Allegheny County

$1,970,267 in Allegheny County Gaming and Economic Development Fund (GEDF) grants were also announced by the Commonwealth Financing Authority:

  • Upper St. Clair Township; Morton Complex/Community Gardens Connection – Phase 11B Perimeter Trail Project; $150,000
  • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden; Welcome Center and Auto Garden; $50,000 (North Fayette Township)
  • Allegheny Land Trust; Bethel Green Project; $100,000 (Municipality of Bethel Park)
  • Allegheny Land Trust; Northwest Allegheny Stewardship Program; $15,000 (Sewickley Hills, Bell Acres, and Franklin Park Boroughs)
  • Moon Transportation Authority; Rouser Road Connector – Engineering and Design; $212,000 (Moon Township)
  • The Bradley Center; The Bradley Center Safety Renovations; $200,000 (Robinson Township)
  • Bridgeville Borough; Bower Hill Road Stormwater Improvement; $100,000
  • Bridgeville Borough; McLaughlin Run Flood Mitigation; $425,000
  • North Fayette Township; LaFayette Plaza Pollutant Reduction Plan Retrofit; $120,000
  • North Fayette Township; Salt Storage Facility Roof Replacement; $85,000
  • Sewickley Borough; War Memorial Culvert Replacement; $100,000
  • Sewickley Borough; War Memorial Park Stream Restoration; $50,000
  • Findlay Township; RIDC Pollutant Reduction Plan Retrofit; $100,000
  • Moon Township; Dog Park Project; $81,267
  • Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.; Junior Achievement BizTown; $182,000 (South Fayette Township)

“Bridgeville Borough is very excited to receive these grant funds, which will have a huge impact in terms of mitigating flooding and preventing future flood damage like we saw last year,” said Mike Tolmer, Bridgeville Borough Council President. “Our small businesses and residents are counting on these grants to protect them and their property, and we appreciate Senator Iovino’s support for Bridgeville. Collaborating with leaders like Senator Iovino is exactly how we get things done for our communities.”

 “These critical funds will help Moon Transportation Authority accomplish the Township’s desire to complete a missing segment of Port Vue Drive, improving accessibility and facilitating economic development along Moon Township’s main commercial corridor and the larger airport area,” said Mark Scappe, President of Moon Transportation’s Board of Directors. “We thank the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and Senator Iovino for their support and recognition of the importance of this investment.”

“North Fayette Township welcomes these grants from the county and state to support important stormwater initiatives, municipal facility repair, and school traffic safety projects,” said Jim Morosetti, Chairman of the North Fayette Township Board of Supervisors. “These investments in our local infrastructure will benefit the community for years to come.”

The MTF grant funding was announced at today’s meeting of the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) Board in Harrisburg, PA. The MTF provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.

The GEDF Program awards, also announced at today’s CFA meeting, are administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC).  They are intended to provide financial assistance to entities to facilitate economic development projects in Allegheny County.