Webster applauds $12.5 million in grant funding earmarked for Montgomery County projects

HARRISBURG, Oct. 26 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, today announced the awarding of $12.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding for multiple projects that impact the 150th Legislative District. 

The following amounts were awarded:

  • $5,750,000 to the Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County for an advocacy and training center.
  • $2,500,000 to Collegeville Borough for the East Main Street Revitalization Project.
  • $1,250,000 to West Norriton Township’s Jeffersonville Golf Clubhouse revitalization.
  • $1,000,000 to Trappe Fire Company for a new fire station.
  • $1,000,000 to The Pathway School for building renovations.
  • $1,000,000 for the repair and rehabilitation of the Reading Railroad Freight House in Lansdale.

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

“I’m pleased and grateful that the projects I supported throughout the year have received funding,” Webster said. “This round of funding will continue to support our local economy, strengthen public safety, and make needed improvements in our community.”

The East Main Street Revitalization Project will enhance the 400 block of East Main Street in the Collegeville Borough, including changes to the Borough Hall and more public parking. This is a collaborative effort between Collegeville and Ursinus College with a goal to increase public space and walkability. 

The West Norriton Township Jeffersonville Golf Club’s improvements will include a restaurant, banquet facility, pro shop, golf simulators, and storage areas. 

Trappe Fire Company is planning the construction of a new facility. This award will help to offset the cost of materials and labor for the project which will meet current National Fire Protection Association standards. 

The Pathway School, located in West Norriton Township, is a nonprofit special education school that instructs children from across southeastern Pennsylvania in academics and life skills. This grant will help with the renovation of two of their older buildings by reconstructing the interiors and creating an adaptive and inclusive educational space. 

The Reading Railroad Freight House located in the Lansdale Borough of Montgomery County is in need of repair and rehabilitation. The funding for this project will assist with those goals as well as improve stormwater management at the site.

“I’m grateful to see these projects receive funding. It is important to take care of our local institutions and build back stronger for future generations,” Webster said. “Updates to our infrastructure, public safety, education, and our local historical sites ensures full communities and opens possibilities.”

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

For questions, call Webster’s office at 484-200-8263 or email RepWebster@pahouse.net.