Jan. 31, 2022

HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced $400,000 in Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund (GEDTF) grants for much-needed improvement projects in the 44th Legislative District.

The grants were awarded as follows:

• Township of Moon - $150,000 for the Boggs Run Fire Station Waterline Extension project. It will consist of approximately 2,300 linear feet of 12-inch waterline and 500 lineal feet of waterline services.
• Borough of Edgeworth - $100,000 for the Beaver Road Bridge repairs project. The scope of the work consists of concrete patching for the spalled areas along the concrete barrel and headwall, installation of new endwall, installation of riprap stabilization and various storm sewer pipe.
• Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) - $150,000 for the Corporate College Advanced Welding Program. PTC has launched a strategic plan which calls for the expansion of workforce development aligned with labor market demand through its Corporate College. Under this grant, PTC would like to run three cohorts of 12 students. The 170 contact-hour program will be offered to up-skill incumbent and/or dislocated workers, with a focus on diverse populations which may not immediately consider a welding career. This training will include both classroom lecture and hands-on applications, leading to certification.

“Maintaining our infrastructure, sanitary water system and offering job training are vital for a strong community,” said Gaydos. “It gives me great pleasure to be a part of a community that deeply cares and is getting things done. I was pleased to advocate for these grants on behalf of all residents and would like to thank the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) for recognizing the value of these initiatives.”

The grants are made possible through the Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund (GEDTF), which funds community projects across the Commonwealth through a tax assessed on slot games in casinos. The GEDTF is administered by RAAC. It is intended to provide financial assistance to entities to facilitate economic development projects in Allegheny County.

Representative Valerie Gaydos
44th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives