Webster announces $5 million in state grants for local redevelopment projects

HARRISBURG, Dec. 29 – Several Montgomery County organizations will start the new year with redevelopment assistance grants from the state to help pay for planned improvement projects, according to state Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, who advocated for the funding.

Webster encouraged Gov. Tom Wolf to release a total of $5 million from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program for the following projects in and around the 150th Legislative District he represents:

  • $1 million to help West Norriton Township reconfigure the parking area and construct a new clubhouse, halfway house, cart paths and staging areas at the Jefferson Golf Club Clubhouse.
  • $2 million to assist Upper Providence Township in completing its Central Emergency Services Facility, which will be the headquarters and primary response location for all fire and EMS in the township.
  • $1 million to Laurel House Domestic Violence Shelter for a variety of renovations to the building in Upper Gwynedd Township, including 13 new sleeping rooms and space to accommodate residents with special care needs. Webster joined all Montgomery County legislators in encouraging Wolf to support the only one of its kind shelter in the county.
  • $1 million for the restoration of the historic Perkiomen Bridge Hotel in Collegeville Borough.

“These grants are welcome news at a time when people, organizations, businesses and local governments are struggling to weather the pandemic and complete projects that are important to the economic development of our region and quality of life for our residents,” Webster said. “I was happy to advocate for the funding, which also will create more jobs as construction and renovations begin. I am grateful that Governor Wolf saw the same value in these projects as we do here in Montgomery County.” 

The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.

More information on each project is available by contacting Webster’s West Norriton office at 484- 200-8263.