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Awarded Grants

The Local Government Academy is pleased to announce that $500,000 in grants have been approved since 2002 in support of multi-municipal comprehensive planning. Recipients are:

  1. City of Washington, East Washington and Canton boroughs, and North Franklin Township and Hopewell Township
  2. Armstrong, Westmoreland and Indiana counties for Kiski Valley, Greenway Trail and Downtown Connectivity Study
  3. Cranberry Township I.C.L.E.A. STAR-beta
  4. Mt. Lebanon Climate Action Plan update
  5. Indiana County Office of Planning and Development for Indiana Borough and White Township
  6. West Bethlehem Township and Mariana Borough, Washington County
  7. Armstrong County, 45 municipalities
  8. Connoquenessing Township and Connoquenessing Borough, Butler County
  9. Jefferson Morgan COG, four municipalities
  10. Slippery Rock and West Liberty boroughs, and Brady, Worth and Slippery Rock townships, Butler County
  11. City of Greensburg and Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County
  12. City of Monongahela and New Eagle Borough, Washington County
  13. Ambridge, Baden, Economy, Harmony, Leetsdale and South Heights, Beaver County
  14. Avalon, Bellevue and Ben Avon, Allegheny County
  15. Big Beaver, Homewood and New Galliee, Beaver County
  16. Brownsville Borough and Brownsville Township, Fayette County
  17. Buffalo and Clinton townships, Butler County
  18. Canonsburg Borough and Cecil Township, Washington County
  19. East McKeesport, North Versailles and Wall, Allegheny County
  20. Greene, Hanover, Independence, Potter and Raccoon townships, Beaver County; and Koppel, Lawrence County
  21. Lancaster and Muddy Creek townships, Butler County
  22. Mahoning, Pulaski and Union townships, Lawrence County
  23. Middlesex Township, Butler County, and Richland Township, Allegheny Counties
  24. Sewickley and Osborne boroughs, and Aleppo Township, Allegheny County
  25. Swissvale, Rankin and Edgewood, Allegheny County
  26. Twin Rivers COG, 13 municipalities
  27. City of Butler, East Butler Borough, Butler, Penn and Summit townships, and Butler County
  28. City of Connellsville, Connellsville Township, South Connellsville Borough, Fayette County
  29. East Pittsburgh and North Braddock boroughs, Allegheny County
  30. Vandergrift and East Vandergrift boroughs, Westmoreland County
  31. Zelienople and Harmony boroughs, Butler County
  32. Blairsville Borough, Indiana County
  33. Char-West COG, 3 municipalities
  34. Donegal Township, Westmoreland , and Claysville Borough, Washington County
  35. Heidelberg and Carnegie boroughs, and Scott Township, Allegheny County
  36. TSouth Franklin Township and Green Hills Borough, Washington County
  37. Cranberry Township – Sustainability Assessment, Butler County
  38.  Mt. Lebanon Borough Climate Action Plan
  39. Indiana County Office of Planning & Development
  40. West Bethlehem Township and Mariana Borough, Washington County
  41. Verona Borough – Sustainability Assessment, Allegheny County
  42. Brentwood Borough & Economic Development South, Allegheny County
  43. Etna, Millvale and Sharpsburg boroughs, Allegheny County
  44. City of Washington – Sustainability Assessment, Washington County

The recipients have all provided a local match for the grant and have also been successful in obtaining Land Use Planning and Technical Assistance grants from the state.

Local Government Academy is pleased to join these partnerships in support of smart-land-use planning. It is the aspiration of the Local Government Academy that these plans will stimulate development in existing places while preserving our region’s natural heritage.

LGA’s Multi-Municipal Planning Grant Program, which is supported by the Heinz Endowments, began in 2002. The program is designed to encourage local governments to take advantage of the tools provided in state law to prepare and implement good planning.

The success of the program has resulted in LGA’s plans to continue the program. Municipalities may contact LGA for further details:

Local Government Academy
1501 Preble Ave., Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15233412-586-5659
Fax: 412-904-4928