— Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced a $11,916 grant was awarded to the Heritage Public Library in McDonald.
“Our libraries serve as a hub of learning and a gathering point in our communities,” Ortitay said. “I’m pleased through the state budget we were able to fund physical improvements not only to the Heritage Library, but to 26 other libraries throughout the Commonwealth. Libraries cannot operate without proper climate control and weather-tight buildings.”
The grant will be used to replace the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system at the library, repair the sidewalk and railing, replace gutters and alter the side entrance to make it Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible. Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund grants to public libraries fund planning, acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of public libraries and must be matched dollar-for-dollar by the municipality.
The 46th Legislative District includes Collier and South Fayette townships and Bridgeville, Heidelberg, McDonald and Oakdale boroughs in Allegheny County. It also encompasses Canton, Cecil, Mt. Pleasant, Robinson and Smith townships and Burgettstown, McDonald and Midway boroughs in Washington County.
Representative Jason Ortitay
46th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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