We post our news releases, stories and other articles in this section.
Charleroi, PA, January 19, 2022 – The open sign is on at Charleroi’s newest restaurant, Jett & Sons, a space aged themed experience located at 437 McKean Avenue, at the corner of 5th and McKean in downtown Charleroi. Funding for the project was provided by the Mon Valley Alliance Foundation’s (MVAF) Microloan program, designed to help small businesses create and retain jobs, renovate downtown buildings, and encourage economic development in the Mon Valley. Read More
Dunlevy, PA, December 29, 2021 – The Mon Valley Alliance Foundation recently awarded the Borough of Dunlevy a Community Development Grant of $9,603.00 for competition of the new Walnut Street Extension/Rail Crossing and associated resurfacing of adjoining streets within the Borough.
Monongahela, PA, November 4th, 2021 – The Mon Valley Alliance Foundation, in conjunction with Community Bank and the Washington County Community Foundation have announced the creation of the Mon Valley Business Resource Center.
Bentleyville, PA September 22, 2021 – With representatives from Washington, Greene, Fayette, and Westmoreland Counties coming together with our State elected officials, business leaders and other regional partners, we gathered to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and announce additional development in the Mon Valley Region. Lets keep building our future together!
Charleroi, PA, March 23rd, 2021 – The Mon Valley Alliance Foundation recently received a $5,000 donation from the N. David and Janet M. Campbell Family Foundation to support local restaurants and community first responders.
The funds were used to purchase 250 gift cards from multiple, locally owned, Mon Valley restaurants and were disbursed to local police and fire departments as an expression of gratitude for their service and dedication to our local communities. Read More
Charleroi, PA March 17th, 20201 – We are pleased to work with the Washington County Industrial Development Corporation, a partner organization to the Washington County Chamber of Commerce on the Washington County, PA hospitality relief grant program.
This program will provide grants up to $25,000 to restaurants, taverns, hotels, and other hospitality related businesses to help support their resurgence from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications are open now. www.washcogrant.com.
Charleroi, PA March 10th, 2021 – Our 2020 Annual report is out. It was a difficult one to write. We lost a beloved Board member to COVID, our businesses were hit hard, and our community was challenged. In the face of these obstacles, we are extremely proud of our organization and our ability to pivot and provide assistance and guidance when needed most. This report shares some of the ways that we strive to continue to bring economic and community development initiatives to the Mon Valley. Read More
Dunlevy, PA, February 8, 2021 – The Mon Valley Alliance Foundation recently awarded the Borough of Dunlevy a Community Development Grant of $10,549.00 toward a new Walnut Street Extension/Rail Crossing and associated resurfacing of adjoining streets within the borough.
The project was initiated in 2012 after an Ingress/Egress Study by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that deemed current access points into Dunlevy from State Route 88 were below public safety requirements. The Borough was able to secure funding from the Department of Housing & Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Washington County Local Share Account, and the Borough of Dunlevy. Read More
Charleroi, PA, December 8th, 2020 – The Mon Valley Alliance, a Certified Economic Development Organization, has received notification that projects within the Mid Mon Valley Regional Enterprise Zone have been awarded tax credits through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community & Economic Development’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) recently announced by Governor Tom Wolf and Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Department of Community & Economic Development. Read More
Charleroi, PA, September 28th, 2020 – The Mon Valley Alliance, a Certified Economic Development Organization, was awarded a 5-Year Regional Enterprise Zone (REZ) Designation for 14 municipalities through the Keystone Communities Program by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development. Read More
Fallowfield Twp., PA, July 17th, 2020 – The Mon Valley Alliance (MVA) has sold Lot 11A in Alta Vista Business Park to an affiliate of Suncap Property Group for development of Komatsu Mining Corp’s, 250,000 square foot global distribution center. Read more
Jamie Colecchi joins the Mon Valley Alliance as Director of Operations & Development
Charleroi, PA, April 23rd, 2020 – Mr. Jamie Colecchi has joined the Mon Valley Alliance as the new Director of Operations & Development. With over 20 years expierence in Economic & Community Development, Mr. Colecchi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to work in the Mon Valley.
NEW Small Business Loan program
Charleroi, PA March 25th, 2020 – 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.
COVID-19 Business Resources Available
Charleroi, PA March 25th, 2020 – 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.
$7,500 in Grants awarded to California, Donora & North Charleroi Boroughs
Donora, PA, February 27th, 2020 – The Mon Valley Alliance Foundation, with support from the First Energy Foundation, recently awarded $2,500 each to California Borough, Donora Borough and North Charleroi Borough for the installation of cameras to help fight the opioid crisis, deter crime and increase the economic vitality of these communities.
5 Towns consider consolidation
Stockdale, PA, February 3rd, 2020 – 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 the Mon Valley Alliance. Please see the attached article from the Mon Valley Independent for details on the meeting and next steps.
2019 Annual Report Available
Charleroi, PA, December 18th, 2019 – The Mon Valley Alliance and Mon Valley Alliance Foundation is pleased to present the 2019 Annual Report. This publication features the design work of Louri Bean-Sholtas of Brownsville, PA with Louri Bean Creative at https://www.behance.net/LouriABS and the printing services of Tim Urda with Badzik Printing Service, Inc. of Donora, PA at http://www.badzikprinting.com
DCNR Grant awarded to develop Riverfront Park in Charleroi, PA
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.
Blight Removal continues in Charleroi, PA
Charleroi, PA, September 17th, 2019 –The Mon Valley Alliance (MVA), owner of the blighted Coyle building in Charleroi, PA, rejected two offers to purchase the property for lack of funding and no evidence to support the ability to renovate or restore the structure, among other items.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania invests $1M in Economic Development in the Mon Valley
Bentleyville, PA, August 2nd, 2019 – Governor Tom Wolf’s office announced today that the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program awarded $1 million in state funds to build a new industrial building in Alta Vista Business Park, located in Fallowfield Township, PA.
Coyle Site to be prepared for new development
Charleroi, PA, July 25th, 2019 –The Mon Valley Alliance (MVA), owner of the blighted Coyle building in Charleroi, PA, has announced plans to demolish the structure and prepare the site for new development, according to Ben Brown, it’s CEO.
Mon Valley Alliance elects three to serve on Board
Charleroi, PA, December 19, 2016 – The Mon Valley Alliance (MVA) announced today the election of additional community leaders, filling three of the final five positions of its fifteen-member Board of Directors.
Mon Valley Alliance recommended for Local Share Account award
Charleroi, PA, December 15, 2016 – The Mon Valley Alliance (MVA) announced today that the Local Share Account Review Board has recommended an award of $252,000 to support the Charleroi Renaissance Phase 1 project, which would demolish the former Charleroi Football Stadium and prepare the site for a riverfront park.
Four New Community Development Funds to aid Mon Valley Alliance in its efforts to improve Valley
Charleroi, PA, January 21, 2016 – The Mon Valley Alliance (MVA), when it was formed this year, made it its mission to be more involved in the communities it serves and to support shorter term community projects that improve the quality of life for residents and attract new people to the region.