Jan. 18, 2024

HARRISBURG – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) and Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-Allegheny/Washington) announced a grant for improvements to the Municipality of Bethel Park’s Millennium Park has been approved by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority.

Coming from the Allegheny Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund, the $275,000 grant will be used to install light poles at baseball fields in Millenium Park that do not currently have lighting. 

“Bethel Park has worked hard to build and maintain a first-class location that’s used by residents and visitors. This project will increase participation opportunities and allow the space to be used more frequently,” Mihalek said. “I’m pleased that Sen. Robinson and I were able to make this happen.”

The GEDTF program was established by Act 71 of 2004. Though the grant program was scheduled to end in in 2019, Act 42 of 2017 extended the program another 10 years. It is funded through gaming revenues and does not include taxpayer money from the General Fund.

“The residents and municipal leaders obviously place a great deal of value in having great amenities like Millenium Park. Because of the significance that recreation brings to a community, it makes sense that grant dollars are invested this way,” said Robinson. “Rep. Mihalek and I will continue to champion efforts that benefit our region’s neighborhoods.”

Representative Natalie Mihalek
40th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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