Bartolotta Announces Local Community Development Grants

HARRISBURG – Several community projects will receive a boost from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

The Monongahela Valley Hospital will receive a $841,000 grant to create a new inpatient detox unit to better manage patients who suffer from substance use disorders. The project will involve the renovation of the 7th floor to accommodate the new unit. When completed, the level 4 facility will provide the highest level of care available for detox patients in the region.

An additional $1 million grant will support the development of a 40-acre brownfield site in the Ohio Riverfront Industrial Park in Aliquippa into a high-tech manufacturing facility and terminal for Allegheny Petroleum Products Company. When completed, the project will result in the creation of 70 new jobs and the transfer of up to 30 additional positions.

Ameri-Precision Metals will also receive a $1.5 million grant to construct a new specialty steel processing plant in Canonsburg, creating more than 100 steel manufacturing jobs. The project will be the first construction of a steel processing plant of its type in western Pennsylvania in decades.

“Each of these projects helps meet the unique needs of our community, including contributing to the economic and physical health of the region,” Bartolotta said. “The funding will facilitate projects with long-lasting impacts in the community for many years to come, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts it will have on the region.”

In addition, a separate grant of $500,000 will aid in the construction of a new state-of-the-art campus for Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. to rescue, raise and train medical service dogs in Robinson Township, Washington County. The project was also supported by Senator Michele Brooks (R-50). This program is modeled after a similar initiative at the Veterans Service Unit at SCI Mercer.

RACP is a state grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. The program is open to projects that do not already qualify for funding under other state programs. 

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