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Trail Town Program® approved for federal grant

By Eric Slagle/ Your McKeesport Tribune-Review

A nonprofit program addressing economic development in towns along the Great Allegheny Passage and other bicycle trails announced Tuesday it has been approved for a $140,000 federal grant.

The Progress Fund’s Trail Town Program® said the Department of Agriculture Rural Community Development Initiative grant will provide funding over a two-year period.

“We’re the only (program) in Pennsylvania to be awarded,” said the Trail Town Program® Manager, William Prince, referring to the USDA program designed to help small rural communities develop jobs and boost economic development. Nationwide, 31 grants were awarded by the agency in April.

Read the full article on the Tribune-Review website.

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