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Fontana Announces $5 Million in State Grant Funds for Two Local Projects
On September 30, 2016
Brookline – Sept. 30, 2016 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced state grant funding for two projects in Pittsburgh.
“I am pleased that state dollars will supplement these local economic development and community resource efforts,” Fontana said. “I will continue to seek state support for worthy local projects.”
According to Fontana, the projects include:
- $4 million for public infrastructure improvements related to the redevelopment work at the Produce Terminal on Smallman Street; and
- $1 million to expand the Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health facility on Penn Avenue.
The grant was awarded to the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).
“This capitalization helps us expedite local development and stoke residual business and job creation efforts,” Fontana said. “These RACP grants are a good example of how state support can help move these important projects from the planning stages to shovels in the ground.”
The grants are administered through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) administered by Gov. Tom Wolf’s Office of Budget; and can be used for acquisition and construction of economic development projects in a number of categories including cultural, civic, recreation and historical.
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