Kulik: $85,000 grant to assist Carnegie’s flood clean-up initiative

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, on Tuesday announced the awarding of $85,000 in flood mitigation funding to Carnegie Borough. The funding will assist the borough in debris removal that was a result of recent flooding.

“The spring and summer seasons were true to form in the 45th Legislative District. Carnegie, on more than one occasion, was the recipient of torrential rain and severe weather, causing flooding that overwhelmed our waterways and caused flood damage to many basements and backyards. This funding will go a long way in helping the clean-up initiative currently underway in the borough,” Kulik said.

Kulik said the grant – financed by the Commonwealth Financing Authority though the state’s Flood Mitigation Program – will help fund the clearing of debris from the Campbells Run Stream to allow for the free flow of water and to prevent future flooding and property damage in the area.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages.