HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today announced that his office has secured a state grant for Ingomar Franklin Park Little League.
The $250,000 grant is through the Gaming Economic Development Fund (GEDF),
which funds community projects in Allegheny County through a tax assessed on slot games in casinos. Votes by two separate entities are needed to finalize these grants.
Ingomar Franklin Park Little League (IFP) will use the money for renovations to Wall Park, between Sloop and Rochester roads in the Town of McCandless. The grant will be used to improve two youth baseball/softball fields, including installation of a drainage system, dugouts, backstops and other fencing around the fields. Further, the grant money is to be used to add batting cages and a concession stand near the fields.
“We are pleased to report that Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) voted to approve this grant at its scheduled meeting on Friday, Oct. 25, and the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) voted to approve it at its scheduled meeting today,” Turzai said. “It is a pleasure to have sought and secured this funding for IFP. This project will improve recreational opportunities for families in the 28th Legislative District.”
Representative Mike Turzai
Speaker of the House
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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