Harrisburg, March 26, 2019 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced a total of $2.25 million in state grant funds for five Allegheny County projects.

“This state support complements local efforts improve, redevelop and step up important local projects,” Fontana said. “I will continue to seek state dollars to help fund and expedite worthy local projects.”

The multimodal funds, approved today by the board of the state’s Commonwealth Financing Agency (CFA) program, include:

$327,950 for the Pittsburgh Arena Real Estate Redevelopment, LLC   Lower Hill Development “Freedom Plaza/Pedestrian Walkway”   $327,950
$275,000 for the Borough of McKees Rocks   McKees Rocks Extension of Intermodal Way   $275,000
$1.177 million for Forest City Station Square Associates LP   West Station Square Drive Streetscape and Pedestrian Enhancement Project   $1,177,025
$95,578 for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Inc.   Denny Square and Liberty Avenue Rehabilitation   $95,578
$350,000 for the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County   I-579 “Cap” Urban Connector Project   $350,000

The CFA grant program is funded with revenue from the Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund. In addition to statewide property tax relief, a portion of gaming dollars is used to fund public works and economic development projects.