Robinson Announces $2.5 Million in Grants for Major Allegheny Projects

HARRISBURG – Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37) announced that two Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants totaling $2.5 million was awarded to Allegheny County.

The first grant was awarded to the Borough of Pleasant Hills, located in the South Hills, for the construction of a new municipal building, replacing the current sixty-year-old building.

“The Borough of Pleasant Hills has been a thriving community for many decades and has prioritized providing services to its residents,” Robinson said. “I am pleased to assist the borough in receiving this grant and look forward to witnessing Pleasant Hills continue to thrive.”

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh is receiving a grant of $500,000 for the construction of a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, a habitat and programming space where learners can engage with animal ambassadors, and office space.

“Animal enthusiasts come from near and far to visit the National Aviary, which is right here in our beloved Pittsburgh,” Robinson said. “This grant ensures the organization can continue to thrive and provide more educational opportunities for visitors. The National Aviary is an asset to our community, offering unique learning experiences for guests of all ages and employment opportunities for our residents.”

RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are state funded and cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.


Contact: Elizabeth Weitzel

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