Sep. 15, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) today announced that she obtained $320,000 in state grants for much needed improvement projects in the 40th Legislative District.

The grants are made possible through the Gaming Economic Development Fund (GEDF), which funds community projects across the Commonwealth through a tax assessed on slot games in casinos.

“I am pleased to report that the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) voted to approve these grants at its scheduled meeting on Friday, Aug. 28,” said Mihalek. “The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) voted to authorize them at its scheduled meeting today.”

Those groups receiving a GEDF grant include:

• Historical Society of Upper St. Clair - $100,000 that would remedy misdirected water and repair the structural damage from the water at the Gilfillan Farm Spring House.
• Bethel Park Municipality - $50,00 for the demolition of existing field, fences and bleachers as well as to construct a splash pad at the Park Avenue Fields.
• Bethel Park Historical Society - $170,000 for construction of a second floor at the Historical Society location for community use and the addition two small museums.

“Allegheny County is more than deserving of this funding, and I am pleased that tax dollars are returning to our communities to help fund these important projects,” said Mihalek. “It is vital we are taking the proper steps to invest in our water, sewer, stormwater infrastructure and much- needed construction projects.”

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania's economic growth.

Representative Natalie Mihalek
40th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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