CFA Awards $1.96 Million in GEDF Funding for Projects in the 38th District

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today approved grants totaling $1,966,500 for capital improvement projects in the 38th Senatorial District, according to Senator Randy Vulakovich.

The grants were awarded from the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Fund (GEDF), under which a portion of Allegheny’s casino/gaming revenue is allocated for economic development projects in Allegheny County. 

“These funds are being invested in a number of projects in the 38th District that will improve the quality of life for many of our local residents and make the region even more attractive for economic development and job creation,” Senator Vulakovich said. “I was pleased to join my colleagues in support of these organizations as they submitted their applications for this funding and applaud the CFA for distributing this money in ways that will make a real difference in our communities. This certainly reflects, and is a tribute to, the bipartisan efforts of elected officials at the state and local levels.”

Among the grants approved by the CFA were:

  • Hampton Township will receive $500,000 for the Glannon watershed project.
  • The Allegheny Valley North Council of Governments will receive $250,000 for multi-municipal paving and related equipment in Cheswick Borough; $50,000 for water systems improvements in Springdale Borough; and, $50,000 for Dreshar Stadium improvements in Tarentum Borough.
  • Allegheny County will receive $100,000 for Harrison Hills Fire Department building renovations and $350,000 for North Park Pool renovations in McCandless Township.
  • Natrona Bottling Company will receive $50,000 for its expansion and renovation project in Harrison Township.
  • Deer Creek Drainage Basin Authority will receive $66,500 for Fawn haven sewer rehabilitation.
  • The Township of Shaler will receive $300,000 for Fall Run Park improvements.
  • LaRoche College will receive $250,000 for the Palumbo Science Center in McCandless Township.
  • The Journeyman Apprentice training Fund of Sheet Metal Worker’s Local Union #12 will receive $50,000 for the Sheet Metal Worker’s Training Facility expansion.

Senator Vulakovich also noted three other important grants that will benefit the region.

  • Travelers Aid Society of Pittsburgh will receive $75,000 for the Veterans Transportation Assistance Program.
  • Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard will receive $50,000 for the Veterans Place Tiny Homes Community project.
  • The Pittsburgh Opera will receive $295,000 for its 2017-18 season.

“As the Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, I am always pleased when programs and services that support the men and women who have served our nation in uniform receive recognition and financial support from the state,” Senator Vulakovich said. “I am also pleased to see that the Pittsburgh Opera was included for funding. It is a key part of the arts community that adds so much to the quality of life for the residents of our region.”


Contact:         Melissa Girty   (412) 487-6600