Harrisburg, Nov. 26, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said state funding totaling more than $450,000 will go toward four projects in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties.

Funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), an independent agency of the commonwealth that administers Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages.

“This funding will help boroughs make commonsense investments that will improve the quality of life for their residents,” Brewster said. “Families in Allegheny and Westmoreland will benefit greatly from these grants.”

The largest grant was awarded to the Borough of Trafford. The $215,000 grant will fund improvements to the Westmoreland Park. Other grants include $35,000 for the Airbrake Avenue walking trail in Wilmerding Borough and $51,000 for the ball fields and playground in Plum Borough.

“The Greenways, Trails and Recreation grants will provide for outdoor recreation and park development,” said Brewster. “It’s important for residents to have places to go to enjoy the beauty of Western Pennsylvania.”

Brackenridge Borough received a $150,000 grant from PennWorks which funds projects that construct or improve water and wastewater infrastructure.

All projects were approved at a recent CFA meeting.

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