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Federal funding will be used to support economic development, infrastructure and education

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing the inclusion of community project funding for 17 projects around Southwestern Pennsylvania in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Appropriations bills. Senator Casey advocated for each of the projects to be included in the appropriations subcommittee bills. FY2022 marked the first time in a decade that Congress sent federal dollars directly to community projects across the Nation. 

I am proud to advance funding for projects that will support communities across Southwestern Pennsylvania. From supporting economic development in the Hill District in Pittsburgh to providing life skills classes to people with disabilities in Fayette, Greene and Washington Counties, these projects will better the lives of people across the region,” said Senator Casey. “As the Senate advances these spending bills, I will fight to ensure the federal government invests in our Commonwealth.”

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee released the 12 subcommittee bills today. The bills will have to be passed in the Senate and then will enter a period of review with appropriations bills from the House of Representatives. Once both the Senate and House agree to legislative text, they will be sent to the President for his signature and enactment into law.

Recipient Funding Amount Project County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania $1,500,000  This funding will be used to launch the Boys and Girls Clubs’ Teen Outreach Program in Pittsburgh into more schools and sites within Allegheny County and to, for the first time, offer the program within schools and sites in Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties. The Teen Outreach Program is an evidence-based program designed to instill in participants the confidence and tools needed to lead healthy lives, develop healthy relationships, and avoid risky behaviors, including substance use and abuse and teen pregnancy. Allegheny, Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland 
Carlow University $300,000  This funding will support Carlow University in Pittsburgh for the launch of a pilot program to transition college-age students out of the foster care system into postsecondary education. The program would provide critical wrap around services, including mental health support, year-round housing, healthcare and more, to ensure all areas of the student is cared for. Allegheny
Hill Community Development Corporation $2,000,000  This project will provide funding for the New Granada Square redevelopment project in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District. The completion of this project will enable job creation and small business development that will unlock the economic potential of the Hill District, directly benefitting its residents.  Allegheny
House of Manna Public Health Hub  $2,000,000  This project will rehabilitate the House of Manna, a human services institution originally built by community activists and faith leaders that has since fallen into disrepair. This project will bring the building into good condition to accommodate human service providers, community educators and healthy food options for local residents. This will not only revitalize the facility but the broader area as well. Allegheny
Mansmann Foundation  $1,170,000 This project will provide funding for the Entrepreneurs Forever program to fund the expansion of their peer-to-peer entrepreneurship program, intended for small businesses making under $1 million, to 300 local small businesses in 25 counties in western Pennsylvania. The Mansmann Foundation is based in Pittsburgh. Allegheny
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers $2,000,000 This project will support a critical sewer overflow component of Allegheny County Sanitary Authority's (ALCOSAN) $2 billion Clean Water Plan. The project will demolish some structures and construct others in order to seriously reduce the overflows of diluted, untreated wastewater into the region's waterways. Allegheny
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh $105,000 This project supports the recruitment, training and matching of LGBTQ+ adult volunteer mentors with LGBTQ+ youth through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh’s Big Siblings Program. Allegheny
Freeport Borough $1,500,000  This project will upgrade Freeport Borough’s wastewater treatment facility to minimize sewage contamination into Buffalo Creek, a popular recreational boating area that flows into the Allegheny River. Armstrong
Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa $500,000 This project will replace critical water infrastructure including waterlines and valves in order to mitigate water loss, reduce the cost burden on residents and improve service to southwestern Pennsylvania. Beaver
Butler County Community College  $500,000 This project will support the purchase of equipment & technology for Butler County Community College's Shaffer School of Nursing and Allied Health. The equipment & technology will be used to support classrooms, laboratories and simulation labs that provide high-quality, affordable nursing education in order to help address critical nursing shortages and provide students with access to in-demand, well-paying jobs in Western Pennsylvania.  Butler 
Transitional Paths to Independent Living $110,000 This funding will be used to offer classes teaching basic cooking skills, recipes, meal planning, and grocery shopping to consumers with disabilities and personal care attendants. Fayette, Greene and Washington
Albert Gallatin Municipal Authority $500,000  This funding is for Gans, Springhill Township, PA and will expand the distribution system to give more residents in southwestern Pennsylvania access to clean drinking water and repair control valves to maintain the water system. Fayette
Lower Ten Mile Joint Sewer Authority $500,000  This funding is for Jefferson, PA and will replace an outdated sewer system in order to provide reliable sewer service to residents not previously served in the region. It will also help eliminate environmental and human health risks posed by faulty sewer systems. Greene
Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center $1,495,000  The project will help establish a Challenger Learning Center Simulator, complete with a Mission Control, Spacecraft, Transport room, and Briefing room, to provide a hands-on, immersive space learning experience to K-12 students at the Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center in Indiana. This program would broaden access to STEM education in western Pennsylvania and provide targeted programming for underrepresented groups in STEM, including students of color, low-income students, girls, and students in rural communities. Indiana
PA Army National Guard - New Castle $2,360,000 This funding will support plans to build a new National Guard Readiness Center supporting the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, ultimately increasing unit mission capability and operational tempo.  Lawrence
City of Washington Citywide Development Corporation $500,000  This project will provide the City of Washington Citywide Development Corp with funds to establish a shared-use commercial kitchen and restaurant incubator in downtown Washington. This incubator space will help emerging food-based businesses overcome expensive equipment and start-up costs and provide industry-specific business development, operations and marketing education. Washington 
Seton Hill University $500,000 This funding will support Seton Hill University in Greensburg in the creation of a new Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program that will serve vulnerable populations (aging, rural, low-income) in Pennsylvania. Westmoreland