By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s administration announced that $3 million in grant funding has been awarded to 15 counties and cities across the state, including five in western Pennsylvania, to help those experiencing homelessness.READ MORE: UPMC Hosting Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Across The Area This Weekend
“All Pennsylvanians are entitled to safe shelter, and that is never more important than in the cold winter months,” said Gov. Wolf. “This funding will help ensure that our communities can safeguard the health of all residents and protect them from the elements while working to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the commonwealth.”
Pennsylvania recently received a second allocation of Emergency Solutions Grants from the CARES Act.READ MORE: Kennywood's 'Choose The Color' Contest For The Phantom's Revenge Winner Revealed
Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Erie, and Venango counties will all receive funding from these grants.
Allegheny County will receive the most funding at just over $1.2 million in grants for emergency shelter, funding to help homeless providers to prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19.MORE NEWS: Millvale Police Looking For Two Suspects Accused Of Stealing No Parking Signs And Flags
A full list of funds and what they will be used for can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce and Economic Development’s website.