Kenyatta applauds more than $600,000 in state funding for investing in local infrastructure awarded in district

PHILADELPHIA, March 21 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., announced that three local projects in his legislative district have been awarded a combined $652,857 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to invest in infrastructure.

The awarded projects are:

  • $500,000 to PIDC Financing Corporation on behalf of the Caring People Alliance to rehabilitate the community pool and the supporting infrastructure at the R.W. Brown Boys & Girls Club.

  • $100,000 to PIDC Financing Corporation on behalf of The Behavioral Wellness Center at Girard to purchase a traveling medical unit. The proposed project will purchase a recreational vehicle and transform it into a mobile assessment unit to diagnose and treat opioid use disorder.

  • $52,857 to PIDC Financing Corporation on behalf of North Broad Renaissance to purchase two sidewalk sweepers. The sidewalk sweepers will allow for the expansion of NBR's Clean and Safe program. The sweepers will operate six days per week to clean 4 miles of sidewalks on North Broad Street between Spring Garden Street and Germantown Avenue. 

“Infrastructure is an area that my district, and the entire city of Philadelphia, desperately needs addressed,” Kenyatta said. “With it being such an important issue, I was very pleased to see more than $600,000 in state funding awarded to address it in my district. The three projects that were awarded this funding will be very beneficial to the betterment of our community, and I look forward to seeing the finished products.”

The funding comes from the Statewide Local Share Account Program. The funds distributed through this program come from gaming revenues. Act 71 of 2004 provides for the distribution of gaming revenues to support projects in the public interest within the state.