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Infrastructure projects in the city, Clairton, Duquesne and Munhall are the latest recipients of funding from Allegheny County’s Community Infrastructure & Tourism Fund.
Projects awarded funds in the most recent round of grants include $250,000 for renovations to the People’s Building, Downtown McKeesport, including replacement of the heating system; and $100,000 for replacement of a water line on South Fifth Street, Duquesne, between Kennedy and Priscilla avenues.
CITF grants provide financial assistance to municipalities, councils of government, non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses to facilitate economic development projects in Allegheny County.
Eligible projects include economic development, infrastructure development, job training, community improvement, public safety or improving the quality of life in the community.
The grants through the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County were announced by state Rep. Austin Davis of McKeesport.
“These projects put a spotlight on improving areas and landmarks to make these communities a better place to live,” Davis said. “I want to congratulate all of the applicants and thank RAAC for continuing to invest in the Mon Valley.”
Other grants announced by Davis include $150,000 to the City of Clairton to purchase and install solar safety lighting, and $100,000 to Munhall for repairs to the historic Hays Mansion.
Originally published April 05, 2021.