Rep. Kenyatta announces $3.75 million in state grants to his district

PHILADELPHIA, April 25 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., announced a total of $3.75 million in state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants have been awarded to his Philadelphia legislative district.

The institutions receiving grants include:

  • North Philadelphia - R.W. Brown Boys & Girls Club - $750,000

The project consists of replacement of a complete roofing system, gutters and lines; for the replacement of HVAC units, pool RTU's and heat exchangers; replace existing HVAC RTU and the rental of crane lifting equipment; exterior facade restoration and painting; the demolition, removal and replacement of a commercial walk-in style fridge and freezer; cleaning, painting and restoration of indoor swimming pool; renovation of bathrooms and showers/locker rooms; demolition and replacement of all exterior building windows and glazing; removal and replacement of generators.

  • Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence Revitalization – Philadelphia - $1 million

The project includes the following: remodeling the resident bathrooms, remodeling the front desk, remodeling the staff men's bathroom, installing a new playground, and replacing windows and safety bars. Additionally, it will include retiling floors, replacing ceiling tiles, applying a fresh layer of paint throughout the facility, replacing window drapes, replacing office furniture and replacing resident patio furniture. There will be security upgrades completed, as well, including upgrading the fire system and upgrading the intercom and security system.

  • Temple University - Main Campus Infrastructure Modernization & Improvements- $2 million

The project will renovate various buildings on Temple University's main campus for life safety, code and ADA-related improvements. The scope includes upgrades to public areas, including entrance lobbies, common spaces, corridors, elevator lobbies, and restrooms. The restroom scope includes the demolition of concrete and masonry walls, reconfiguration and replacement of all plumbing fixtures to meet accessibility requirements, new energy efficient lighting, doors, toilet partitions, floor, wall and ceiling finishes. Improvements to common spaces, such as building entrances, corridors, elevator lobbies, includes new ceilings, energy efficient lighting and finishes.

Kenyatta said he is very excited about the grants awarded in his district.

“I am very happy for all three of these institutions on the grants they’ve been awarded,” Kenyatta said. “All three have been given good amounts of funding, and I believe will make the most out of it.”