Gaydos Announces Millions for Water, Sewer, Art Projects in the 44th District
12/19/2023
HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced more than $5.6 million in grants were awarded to projects throughout the 44th Legislative District through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).

Gaydos worked with Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-Allegheny) to secure the funding.

“These grants represent valuable investments in ensuring proper water supply and sanitary sewer systems, as well as to cultivate a sense of cultural identity,” said Gaydos. “I am pleased that tax dollars are returning to our communities to help fund these important projects. I will continue to work hard to support the municipalities in our district in their efforts to obtain future grants.”

The first set of funding is from the COVID-19 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the H2O PA – Water Supply, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Projects Program. Under Act 54 of 2022, the General Assembly appropriated $205.4 million to assist with construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm water projects.

The projects in the 44th District awarded grants were:
• North Fayette Township - $1.2 million for the upsizing of a sewer conveyance line.
• Sewickley Borough - $875,000 to resolve the consent order at the wastewater treatment plant.
• Sewickley Borough - $875,000 for renovations to its water treatment plant and system.
• Moon Township - $1 million for pollutant reduction plan implementation within Olsen Park.
• Findlay Township - $462,440 to install a waterline extension.

The second set of funding is from the COVID-19 ARPA funds the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program. Under Act 54 of 2022, the General Assembly appropriated $105.6 million to assist with construction, improvement, expansion, rehabilitation or repair of water supply system, sanitary sewer system and storm water system projects.

The projects in the 44th District awarded grants were:
• Leet Township - $131,325 for a sewer system rehabilitation project.
• Aleppo Township - $478,550 for improvements to the Deer Run Sewage Pump Station.
• Bell Acres Borough - $300,000 for the Hawthorn Acres Recreation Park sewer extension.
• Edgeworth Borough - $192,516 for a water line replacement project in Leet Township.

Finally, the Pennsylvania Arts and Culture Recovery Program (PACR) was created from COVID-19 ARPA funds to provide grants to nonprofit arts and culture organizations, local arts and culture organizations, local arts and culture districts, and arts and culture professionals located in the Commonwealth to ensure the stability and recovery of the Commonwealth’s arts and culture sector from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The projects in the 44th District awarded grants were:
• Sewickley Borough - $23,281 for operating expenses for the Sweetwater Center for the Arts.
• Sewickley Borough - $30,308 for operating expenses for the Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center.

Representative Valerie Gaydos
44th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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