MOON TOWNSHIP – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced that she secured $491,267 in state gaming proceeds to benefit local projects within the 44th Legislative District. The funds were officially approved by the Gaming Economic Development Fund (GEDF).
“These grants are designed to benefit the community at large and will be used to make critical improvements to both community facilities as well as to our creeks and streams. I am pleased to be able to work with our communities to fund projects with such immediate impact. I thank the GEDF for their significant investment in these communities.”
The GEDF program was established by Act 71 of 2004 and is fully funded by gaming revenues, using zero General Fund taxpayer dollars. Grants to the community were awarded as follows:
Grants totaling $135,000 were awarded to North Fayette Township for the following projects:
• $50,000 was awarded toward the construction of a welcome center and parking lot at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.
• $85,000 was awarded for a new salt storage facility.
Grants totaling $141,267 were awarded in Moon Township for the following projects:
• $81,267 was awarded for the construction of a dog park, driveway and public parking area where residents can spend time with their pets in a safe environment.
• $60,000 was awarded to the Moon Transportation Authority (MTA) as part of a larger grant of $212,000 for the design and engineering of Port View Drive connecting University Blvd. and Rouser Road.
A grant of $100,000 was awarded to Findlay Township for the removal of sediment runoff, as part of their pollution reduction plan as required of the Township NPDES MS4 Permit.
A grant of $100,000 was awarded to Sewickley Borough for the removal and replacement of existing storm sewers, including excavation, installation and back filling of a culvert which had been washed out causing great damage to the YMCA and surrounding area.
A grant of $15,000 was awarded jointly to Sewickley Hills, Bell Acres and Franklin Park Borough for access and public safety upgrades to three newly acquired conservation areas of the Allegheny Land Trust.
Representative Valerie Gaydos
44th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Michael Plummer