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$1.65M grants benefit local communities


Rosedale Technical College, Robinson Municipal Authority and the CharWest Council of Governments are all recent recipients of grants funded by the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund.

These grants will provide benefit to the following communities:

Kennedy Township: Rosedale Technical College was selected for a $1 million state grant.

The funding will be used to build out a second-level space that will require architectural and construction designs for the addition of approximately 10 classrooms.

The funds were awarded through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, a grant program overseen by the Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs and opportunities.

Rosedale Technical College, offers two-year technical programs and has existed for more than 70 years. The school was ranked 11th overall on Forbes’ Top 25 trade schools.

Robinson: A $500,000 grant was awarded to the Municipal Authority of the Township of Robinson to rehabilitate a raw water intake station.

The project will replace pumps, valves and piping, and install a new backup generator.

Other improvements include upgrades to the electrical components, replacing chemical feed lines and cleaning and painting the building.

Coraopolis: The Char-West Council of Governments will use a $150,000 grant for improvements to the Coraopolis Ridge Avenue Tot Lot, which includes removing the existing playground equipment, mulch surfacing, and plastic borders, and installing new playground equipment and a rubberized playground surface. The playground will also be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The grants are funded by the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund, which is financed by gaming activity in the county.

The fund is administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and the state Commonwealth Financing Authority.


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