Sanchez welcomes over $700,000 in grants awarded to Abington Township

ABINGTON, Jan. 9 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez, D-Montgomery, today announced that two Abington projects have been approved to receive grants totaling $703,280 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

“I’m grateful for this significant investment that will enhance our area’s agritourism industry and traffic safety. Grant programs like these ensure major projects can be completed without entirely depending on local dollars,” Sanchez said. “These grants will help improve the area for both residents and visitors alike. It was my honor to help bring this funding home.”

Funding has been approved as follows:

Abington Township – Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm Visitors Center - $203,280
This grant will go toward the installation of restrooms at the new visitor center. This visitor center will provide space for events and educational programs and be a welcoming area for all guests. The grant was awarded through the Statewide Local Share Account. 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.

Abington Township – Abington-Jenkintown Connections Project - $500,000
Funding will help improve the intersection of Jenkintown and Meetinghouse roads in Abington Township. The grant was administered by the Multimodal Transportation Fund. This program provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.