Daley announces $3.5M in state grants to serve Montco and the 148th District

CONSHOHOCKEN, Dec. 28 -- State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced today that $2.5 million in state grants from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program have been awarded to projects in the 148th District. 

RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases in jobs or maintain current levels of employment, generate tax revenues or show other measures of economic activity. 

The projects approved for funding are as follows: 

  • St. Joseph’s University’ Kinney Center                Merion Hall expansion                    $750,000.
    for Autism Education and Support           
  • Wissahickon Valley Public Library            Making library ADA compliant                   $750,000.
    (Ambler Branch)
  • SORA West Gateway Hotel & Historic Fire House         Hotel construction              $1 million.

“I’m proud of the diversity of projects in our district that have received funding this year,” Daley said.  “I’m especially glad that our residents who are differently abled will have greater resources to grow and thrive in our community thanks to the RACP funding.”

Daley also applauded a $1 million grant for Laurel House Domestic Violence Shelter to make the building in Upper Gwynedd Township more ADA-friendly, add 13 sleeping rooms and space to accommodate residents with special care needs, as well as other renovations. She wrote to the governor in support of the project.

“Laurel House is the only one of its kind serving domestic violence survivors and families in Montgomery County,” Daley said. “I advocated for this funding so that the good and important work they are doing can continue, and I am so grateful that our governor also understood its significance.”

Daley thanked Gov. Tom Wolf for his assistance in making the grants available.