August 20, 2019

RAD Begins Public Hearings for 2020 Budget Requests

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PITTSBURGH - Today begins Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD)'s public hearing process for 2020 funding applicants. Hearings continue through September 4, 2019 and the full schedule can be downloaded here.

The RAD Board will hear from 113 eligible applicants (nine contractual applications, one multi-year agreement application, and 103 annual applications) with grant requests totaling $117,597,359, which is a 6% overall monetary increase from last year's requests. Nine of the annual applicants are either first-time or previously unfunded applicants. Learn more about RAD’s grant programs here.

Last year's hearings saw 117 applicants, 104 of which were selected for funding in RAD's 2019 adopted budget of $108,617,170.

RAD's preliminary budget for 2020 will be announced at its September 26, 2019 board meeting, and will include its special 25th anniversary RADical ImPAct Grant finalists, whose hearings will take place September 5, 2019 (details to be announced).

All RAD budget hearings are open to the public and take place in the Koppers Building at 436 Seventh Ave - Conference Level B, in Downtown Pittsburgh.

For more information, contact Shannon Musgrave, Communications Director, (412) 227-1900 ext. 214, sm@radworkshere.org

For 25 years, the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) has invested in Allegheny County's quality of life through financial support of public libraries, parks and trails, major regional facilities, arts and cultural organizations, sports and civic facilities, public transit, and local municipal services. Since 1995 and through 2019, the 1% sales and use tax paid by residents of and visitors to Allegheny County is expected to result in a nearly $4 billion investment in the region. RAD works here!