Howard announces RACP grants

Grants, totaling $3.25 million, to benefit health care and education projects in the region

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 26 – Rep. Howard, D-Chester, announced today that the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program has awarded grants totaling $3,250,000 that will benefit the region.

Howard played a vital role in securing the RACP grants that will benefit the following facilities and projects:

  • The Devereux Foundation: Devereux will construct additional classroom space in this project as well as renovate a wing of our acute children's behavioral healthcare center from semi-private to single rooms. The hospital renovation includes private rooms and semi-private rooms, private bathrooms, a laundry area, utility closet, lounge, and classroom space. For the school, renovations include roofing, windows, classrooms entrances, and an exterior entry system with intercom. Major areas of construction include demolition, drywall, windows, roofing, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.
  • Nemours Children’s Health: This project will address construction needs to develop and implement this new health care facility that will provide a comprehensive suite of health and wellness offerings for the community.

“These grants will help health care and education projects in our region receive the funding they need to move forward,” Howard said. “In turn, they will benefit everyone in our region who makes use of the essential services available at these facilities.”

These grants were awarded by the RACP, a program administered by the Office of the Budget whose grants aim to bolster community development and economic activity.