The Borough is excited to announce the receipt of a $24.9M RAISE grant through the United States Department of Transportation to transform the 52-acre former industrial riverfront site into a vibrant waterfront that will create generational local, regional, and statewide impacts. This grant will enable the Borough to close an identified last mile gap within the regional highway system, expand the region’s alternative transportation network, and reestablish a local waterfront network that has been missing for more than 100 years due to a history of transportation inequities.

We are deeply thankful to our federal, state, and county officials for their relentless support and advocacy, which has been instrumental in securing this grant.

We would like to acknowledge US Senators Casey and Fetterman, and Congressman Deluzio for their tireless efforts in advocating for Sharpsburg. Their dedication to ensuring that Justice40 communities like ours receive the necessary investments to support transformative transportation projects has been crucial. We extend our deepest appreciation to our federal legislators for their steadfast commitment to our community’s future.

We are immensely grateful for Governor Josh Shapiro’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life for Pennsylvania’s residents. His support for projects that promote economic growth and sustainability has been integral to our success.

We also extend our gratitude to Allegheny County Executive Sara Inamorato, Senator Lindsey Williams, and Representative Mandy Steele for their steadfast commitment to our region’s rivertowns. This grant represents a substantial investment in our community and its future, and we are incredibly grateful for their steadfast commitment of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The Borough of Sharpsburg would like to thank all those involved in securing this grant, including our community members who helped to both shape this vision and advocate for it. Together, we will reunite our community with the waterfront for the first time in nearly a century and build a brighter future for Sharpsburg.