Isaacson announces $14 million in grants for Philadelphia projects

HARRISBURG, Dec. 28 -– State Rep. Mary Isaacson, D-Phila., today announced that $14 million in state funding will go to organizations in the 175th Legislative District for improvement projects.

“I am so happy to be able to secure this funding for these many worthwhile projects in our district,” Isaacson said. “Everything from historical sites to schools to businesses that employ residents here, these projects and the organizations undertaking them will touch the lives of so many people in the 175th district. I’m thankful the governor is keeping grant programs like this on track when we need them the most.”

Grants will go to the following projects:

  • $3 million for Biomeme.
  • $2 million for Independence Historical Trust.
  • $500,000 for Fishtown Library and Recreation Center.
  • $1 million for Equal Justice Center.
  • $2 million for Reading Terminal Market.
  • $500,000 for Restoring Pennsylvania's Birthplace: Carpenters' Hall.
  • $500,000 for Walnut Street Theater.
  • $1 million for Wills Eye Hospital.
  • $500,000 for Roman Catholic High School.
  • $2 million for Imvax Cell Immunotherapy Production Center.
  • $1 million for the National Liberty Museum.

The grant money is part of the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, a commonwealth grant program that is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement programs.