Sen. Kim Ward Announces Nearly $2 Million for Community Improvements in Westmoreland County

(GREENSBURG) – Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-39) today announced a $1.98 million grant through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to fund five local projects in Westmoreland County.

“Strong communities help build strong economies,” said Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward.  “The funding announced today will advance local infrastructure projects that are important to helping our community be a better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

The following projects that were approved across Westmoreland County include:

  • Hempfield Township – $924,952
    Donahoe Road Upgrades
  • City of Jeannette – $639,368
    South Street Bridge Repair
  • Delmont Borough – $225,000
    Sediment and Pollutant Runoff Mitigation Project
  • Mount Pleasant Township – $112,000
    Culvert Replacement
  • Unity Township – $75,000
    Playground Improvements at Unity Township Park

The grants were awarded by the CFA under its Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program, Flood Mitigation Program, Watershed Restoration Protection Program, and its Multimodal Transportation Fund Program. The program is funded with money assessed by the Commonwealth through the state’s Impact Fee, which is paid by the state’s unconventional natural gas producers.

Contact: Erica Clayton Wright, ewright@pasen.gov, (412) 334-4856