Even though the Mon Valley Alliance (MVA) is a new name in the Mon Valley, we have a long, rich history of service to the Mid Mon Valley communities.

MVA serves the Mon Valley with economic, community and workforce development solutions, working together to build better communities.

MVA has programs to help current businesses grow, new businesses relocate to the business friendly Mon Valley as well as startup and business creation programs. If you are looking for space or financing, we can help.

MVA also works to strengthen local communities and reduce blight. Get an update on our current projects or suggest your own.

You are integral to our work. Support us with a tax deductible donation today or volunteer for an upcoming project.

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New small business loan program available

Governor Tom Wolf has announced a new loan program designed to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19.  The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) is administering the program through funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority, making $60 million dollars available for loans up to $100,000.

For-profit retail/service businesses and agricultural producer businesses located in the Commonwealth that ...

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COVID-19: Business Assistance Programs

COVID-19 UPDATE: In this time of change and uncertainty, we are working to identify resources for our business community. Federal, State and local programs are being announced daily and we are compiling all of the information into a single resource page. Additionally, our Director of Operations, Jamie Colecchi, is available to discuss details of the ...

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$7,500 in Grants awarded to California, Donora & North Charleroi Boroughs

Photo: Left to Right: Randy Durr, Manager, Regional External Affairs, FirstEnergy/West Penn Power; Steve Hega, Mayor, North Charleroi Borough; John McDonough, Mayor, Donora Borough;  Patsy Alfano, President of Council, California Borough; John Easoz, Chairman, Mon Valley Alliance Foundation.

The Mon Valley Alliance Foundation, with support from the First Energy ...

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Five Towns consider consolidation

On January 30th, 2020, residents from Roscoe, Elco, Dunlevy, Stockdale & Allenport came together to engage with State Senator Camera Bartolotta, PA Department of Community and Economic Development, Washington County Commissioners Diana Irey Vaughan and Nick Sherman, Washington county Redevelopment Authority, Washington County Elections Office, and ...

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DCNR awards $157,250 to continue development on Charleroi Riverfront Park

Charleroi, PA, November 7th, 2019 –The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced a grant award of $157,250 to the Mon Valley Alliance Foundation (MVAF), formerly the Mon Valley Progress Council, to continue development on the Charleroi Riverfront Park project.

The DCNR Recreation and Conservation grant program is funded with a variety of state ...

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Town to Town Mini-Grant Program Announced

Proceeds from the Mon Valley-Opoly Paint and Sip will go towards Mon Valley Alliance Foundation’s (MVAF) Community Development Fund that is implementing a mini-grant program for local individuals and businesses. MVAF will be awarding five separate $250 grants until the end of 2018 under a rolling application system. Mini-grant applications are due by ...

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Choose Your Impact with Community Development Funds

MVA has created four new community development funds to help support and start new projects that strengthen the community and benefit the region: Mon Valley Community Development Fund, Workforce Readiness Fund, Startup Incubation Fund and the Historical Preservation Fund.

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