Mar. 26, 2024

HARRISBURG – Local Share Account grants to help local entities complete public works projects and help local police were distributed by the Commonwealth Finance Authority, Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) announced today.

“Local governments work hard at providing quality services to their residents, while at the same time keeping taxes low,” Nelson said. “These grants are revenue generated from Live! Casino in Westmoreland and a demonstration of how money can and should be reinvested so that it benefits everyone.”

In South Greensburg Borough, a project to replace restroom and parking facilities at the borough’s recreational park will receive $142,000. The current restroom is unusable for park visitors. The new facilities will be ADA-compliant and enable all families to use the restroom while at the park and football field.

In the City of Greensburg, $125,000 has been awarded to purchase two new police vehicles and six laptop computers for use by police officers.

“Projects like these help local government and agencies fulfill their public missions in a fiscally, responsible manner,” said Nelson “I want to thank Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), who was instrumental in making certain these projects were prioritized.”

Local Share Account grants support economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects through gaming funds. The CFA is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development. It distributes funding through several programs dedicated to economic growth.

Other grants include:
• Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity, purchase a box truck, $27,963.
• Southwest Greensburg Borough, purchase new landscaping equipment, $29,346.
• Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation, replace a geothermal system at the Greenforge Building, $18,000.
• Youngwood Borough, completion of a GIS mapping system for its storm water system, $25,000.

Representative Eric Nelson
57th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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