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Donations qualify for Feinstein funds

McKees Rocks — Food and financial donations to Focus On Renewal’s Emergency Food Pantry in March and April will help the agency earn grant money from The Feinstein Foundation.

This is the sixth year FOR is participating in the annual Feinstein Foundation anti-hunger campaign.

Alan Shawn Feinstein, a Rhode Island philanthropist, will divide $1 million among hunger-fighting agencies nationwide. Cash, checks and food — valued at $1 per item or pound — qualify for the proportionate matching grant from the Feinstein Foundation.

To make a financial donation, mark “Feinstein” on the memo line of a check and mail to Focus On Renewal, 701 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks, PA 15136.

Churches, schools and businesses that want to donate nonperishable items can drop them off at Focus On Renewal’s Community Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Information: 412-771-6460, ext. 305, or

Safety improvement grants for towns

Coraopolis  — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded $8.8 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement funds to 24 municipalities statewide.

Coraopolis will receive $150,000 to upgrade the traffic signals at Fourth Avenue and Broadway Street.

Under state law, fines from red light violations at 25 intersections in Philadelphia supply the grant funding. Pennsylvania’s Automated Red Light Enforcement program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue.

The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted more than 131 applications, totaling approximately $22.8 million.

Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.

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