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Senator Costa announces more than $1M in grants for district projects


Last updated 9/23/2019 at 9:34pm

Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. has announced more than $1 million in state grants that will come to the 43rd senatorial district for greenway and recreational projects, including in Swissvale, West Homestead and the South Side.

"Our region is a beautiful place to work and live, with many opportunities for outdoor recreation. I was proud to fight for these projects at the state level because I know they will make the Mon Valley and the rest of our district even better," said Senator Costa. "As these projects continue, I look forward to seeing my friends and neighbors out on the trails and in our many public parks."

The Borough of Swissvale will receive $115,000 for improvements to the Carrie Furnace Access Trail and Trailhead; the Borough of West Homestead will receive $34,000 to continue work on its Riverfront Park plan; and the City of Pittsburgh will $97,537 for trail renovations in South Side Park.

Also in the 43rd Senatorial District, Oakmont Borough will receive $200,000 for development of the Chateau Beach Park, and an additional $139,358 to rehabilitate Riverside park Track; Wilkins Township will receive $30,489 for rehabilitation of Eastmont Park; Penn Hills will get $104,410 for park improvements; and the Borough of Verona will undertake a project at Cribbs Field Pavilion with $200,000.

The total amount in grants awarded to the district is $1,020,794.

The funds come from Act 12 of 2012, which established the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects using the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program.


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