Homestead, Pa. − June 5, 2019 − Senator Jay Costa and Representative Austin Davis today announced the award of $100,000 in state grate money to the Carnegie Library of Homestead. The award comes from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of its Keystone Historic Preservation Grant program.

With the funds, the Carnegie Library will renovate the music hall, and enhance its dedication to providing educational programs to the Steel Valley. A fire sprinkler system will be installed at the music hall to protect attendees of their performances but also protect this historic institution.

“The Carnegie Library is an invaluable resource to this community,” said Senator Costa. “The safety improvements they intend to make will preserve it for generations to come, and I was honored to recommend this project for state funding.”

“It’s always a pleasure to announce significant funding that goes toward the preservation of a historical landmark and the overall safety of our residents and visitors alike,” said Rep. Davis said. “The Carnegie Library of Homestead is a staple of our community and a pillar of educational opportunities. This funding will assist the library in maintaining safety measures while also ensuring its visitors can safely enjoy all the library has to offer.”

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) administers multiple funding programs. Grant programs are available to nonprofit organizations and local governments. Tax credits are available to owners of certified historic buildings.