Shusterman applauds $4.75M grant awarded to emergency service companies and domestic violence shelter

PHOENIXVILLE, Dec. 28 – State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, said that two emergency services companies and a domestic violence shelter will receive $4.75 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants.

Grants will be awarded as follows:

  • Phoenixville Fire Station will receive $1.75 million toward construction and infrastructure expenses as well as related costs for community health, safety and education. Projects include adding an office/support space and six-bay drive thru apparatus room and strengthening indoor and outdoor training capabilities. This will help the station transition from a volunteer fire company to a professional/volunteer fire company.
  • Central Emergency Services in Upper Providence Township will receive $2 million for the construction of a fire and emergency services facility and training building. This facility will be the headquarters and primary response location for all fire and EMS services for Upper Providence Township. This specifically includes installation and construction of foundations, structural elements, interior construction and finishes for the new building and associated training building.
  • Laurel House will receive $1 million to be used toward building renovations such as creating ADA-friendly spaces, rooms to accommodate residents with special-care needs and installing an elevator. This funding will also help with the creation of a reception area, conference room, large communal kitchen and dining room, multiple bathrooms, separate client meeting rooms, a children's play area, library, administrative offices, and storage.

“Now more than ever, Pennsylvanians depend on resources like emergency services and Laurel House for support as we continue our fight against COVID-19,” Shusterman said. “Though these three projects are vastly different, each of them uniquely contributes to the safety of our community. I sincerely thank the governor for funding these essential services in my district that benefit everyone, but particularly women, children and families.”

The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. 

Since taking office in 2018, Shusterman has secured $14 million in grant funding for her district.

Questions may be directed to Shusterman’s office by calling (484) 200-8260 or emailing