Ciresi surpasses $15 million in grant funding for his district in 2019-20 term

ROYERSFORD, Dec. 23 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced today that his office secured more than $15 million in grants for the 146th Legislative District during his first term in office.

Most of the funding coincides with Ciresi’s legislative priorities, he said, including $4.5 million for transportation and infrastructure projects and more than $2 million for public education.

“Securing financial assistance for the people and businesses of this district is a responsibility I take very seriously,” said Ciresi, who was sworn into his first term in office nearly two years ago. “Finding the funding has been especially crucial this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, and during the 2021-22 term, I will continue my commitment to push for additional small business and restaurant grants as well as additional district funding for education, transportation infrastructure and redevelopment.”

Grants secured by Ciresi during the 2019-20 term can be broken down into the following categories:

  • Career and Technical Education: $430,000.
  • Public Education: $2.1 million.
  • School and Community Safety: nearly $1.6 million.
  • Fire and EMS: $454,000.
  • Montgomery County Community College: $3.3 million.
  • Transportation and Infrastructure: $4.5 million.
  • Parks: $745,000.
  • Redevelopment and Blight Remediation: nearly $1.4 million.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Relief: $560,000.

Anyone who needs more information about these grants can call Ciresi’s office at 484-200-8265 or email