— Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced that more than $1.6 million in Local Share Account grants from gaming revenues were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to projects within the 46th Legislative District.
Act 71 of 2004
provides for the distribution of gaming revenues through the CFA to support projects of public interest within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“Each of these projects will positively impact the community,” Ortitay said. “I’m happy to advocate for this funding as it addresses unmet needs in our area. Local governments and community organizations have been struggling to balance limited funds and needed improvements. These grants will help undertake essential work in order for the area to continue to thrive.”
Cecil Township was awarded $593,450 for a salt storage shed for its public works department. McDonald Sewage Authority received $56,880 for geographic information system (GIS) mapping to better identify problems related to its stormwater management. Oakdale Borough was awarded $147,573 for rehabilitation of the town square area due to flood damage. The work includes replacement of the sidewalk, a new gazebo, new electrical lines and outlets, and landscaping. Finally, the Washington County Redevelopment Authority received $17,940 for replacement of fire panels at senior housing facilities in Canonsburg and Charleroi boroughs.
In addition, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum received $860,000 toward construction of its welcome and education center. The Washington County delegation at the time of the request advocated for the funding. In addition to Ortitay, this included Reps. Bud Cook (R-Greene/Washington), Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) and Tim O’Neal (R-Washington).
The 46th Legislative District includes South Fayette Township and McDonald and Oakdale boroughs in Allegheny County. It also encompasses Cecil, Chartiers, Mt. Pleasant and North Strabane (Districts 6,7,8 and 9) townships and Canonsburg, Houston and McDonald boroughs in Washington County.