Warner, Stefano Announce Grants to 10 Local Communities

CONNELLSVILLE – Sen. Patrick Stefano (R-32) and Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette) announced today nearly $995,000 in state grants have been awarded to 10 communities in Fayette County.

“Fayette County residents will benefit from nearly $1 million in local improvements that might not have happened without these grants,” Stefano said. “I’m honored that, with Rep. Warner, I was able to secure grants that minimize the burden felt by our hard-working families.”

“I was pleased to advocate for grants to support important, basic community needs, including equipment, water and sewer systems, road repairs and more,” Warner said. “These are necessary and valuable investments in Fayette County communities and citizens.”

The grants were awarded as follows:

  • Bullskin Township: $74,690 for the purchase of new municipal equipment.
  • Connellsville City: $50,000 for creation of a master plan for West Side Flats.
  • Connellsville Township: $31,000 for costs associated with an Act 537 sewage facilities plan.
  • Dunbar Borough: $46,084 for repairs to the Short Street retaining wall over Dunbar Creek.
  • Dunbar Borough Dunbar Township Sanitary Authority: $40,535 for the installation of a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system at the sewer pump station in Dunbar Borough.
  • Everson Borough: $125,000 to rehabilitate and upgrade the municipal building.
  • Perry Township Municipal Authority: $200,000 for improvements to the Wickhaven Wastewater Treatment Plant and Banning, Whitsett, and Rehoboth Pump Stations.
  • South Connellsville Borough: $207,870 for reconstruction of Casparis Road.
  • Upper Tyrone Township: $106,068 for the purchase of a new borough truck.
  • Vanderbilt Borough: $113,475 for replacement of the storm water system on Bank Street.

The grants were approved today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority and are funded by the Local Share Account program, which is funded through state gaming revenues.

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