$5 Million Plus in State Funds Awarded in Southwest Area

A fisherman on the dock at Bartram's Garden.
A fisherman on the dock at Bartram's Garden.

Senator Anthony H. Williams announced on December 10th that $5,542,713 in Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding has been awarded to local projects in and around Southwest Philadelphia.  RACP funding helps maintain local waterway recreation, makes our communities more sustainable, and will seek to make healthcare more accessible. Sen. Williams vowed to “continue advocating for state money to better our neighborhoods and the local organizations serving in them.”

Organizations and projects that received funding include:

  • John Bartram Association – Community Boathouse and Workshop on the Tidal Schuylkill River – $2,625,000
  • Public Health Management Corporation – PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar – $2,000,000
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia – Woodland Avenue Accessibility and Sustainability – $667,713
  • The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation – Woodlands Community enhancement and connectivity – $250,000

The RACP is a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget, with the intention of supporting the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.

For more information about RACP, please visit budget.pa.gov/programs/racp.

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