Kulik: $357,000 awarded for local projects in 45th Legislative District

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, announced on Tuesday that more than $350,000 in state grant money will go toward rehabilitation projects in the 45th Legislative District.

“Investing in the local community is investing in our future,” Kulik said. “The beautification of our community – as well as the renovation and enhancement of our local establishments and centers – is paramount to ensuring our district will continue to be a place everyone wants to call home now and in the future.”

Kulik said $200,000 in funding will go toward renovations to the Bradley Center in Robinson Township, including upgrades to the shower rooms, restroom, central works station and bedrooms within children’s residential units; new flooring; and the purchase of suicide prevention bedroom furnishings and new furniture for the communal therapeutic areas.

The remaining $157,000 will help fund the replacement of deteriorated concrete stairs along Ferree Street in Coraopolis between Edgewood Avenue and Hiland Avenue. The stairs will incorporate stairway runnels to facilitate walking a bicycle up and down the stairs.

These grants were among a number approved Tuesday by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The grant for the Bradley Center is from the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Fund, also administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County. Multimodal Transportation funds, which were awarded to Coraopolis, are designed to encourage economic development and ensure that safe and reliable transportation is available to residents of Pennsylvania.

The CFA provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses succeed, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. To learn more, please visit this website.