HARRISBURG, September 17, 2019 – Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today announced a total of $460,000 in state grants for three Allegheny County projects in his senate district.
“These grant dollars help local communities move forward on projects that improve safety, park access and improve recreational outlets,” Fontana said. “I am pleased that state dollars will help these projects advance.”
Fontana said the three projects include:
- Carnegie Borough — $85,000 in flood mitigation dollars to remove debris from Campbell’s Run Stream;
- Crafton Borough — $175,000 in Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program dollars to make improvements to the Crafton Park playground; and
- Pittsburgh — $200,000 in Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program dollars for construction work at the Riverview Park entrance.
The grants were made available through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Act 13 program funds. 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.
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