Costa: Local Community Revitalization Efforts Bolstered by State Grant Funds

Harrisburg, May 18, 2017 — Two local organizations focused on community revitalization will share $375,000 in state grant funds to further their efforts, State Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) announced today.

“We’re so fortunate to have organizations in our communities continually working to make the lives of those around them better and our neighborhoods safer,” Costa said. “I’m proud of the investments we make in their work, knowing their selfless acts of kindness will benefit families for generations to come.”

“These critical grant funds make all the difference in the world to the families that call these neighborhoods home.”

In Allegheny County, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh will receive $350,000 to support a building project in Homewood, while the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation was awarded $25,000 to support a parking study along the Keystone Main Street District.

The more than $3.8 million in grant funds announced today were made available through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Keystone Communities program and will be used to support projects statewide. The program encourages partnerships between the public and private sectors, aiming to support local initiatives that grow and support neighborhoods and communities, ensure diversity and enhance the overall quality of life.