By MediaNews Group

Nearly $12 million in federal monies has been secured, funding a series of projects across Montgomery County, according to a statement from U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean’s office, D-4th Dist.

Among the allocations is $500,000 for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Lansdale 5th Street Grade Crossing Improvements Project.

A,momng the largest grant awards are $3.8 million for the La Mott Community Center Restoration Rehabilitation Project in Cheltenham Township and $1.28 million for Montgomery County Housing Authority  Affordable Housing Preservation Initiative Project.

Dean noted the eight-figure sum obtained through community project funding as part of the fiscal year 2024 spending bills aims to address a myriad of issues, including affordable housing, community centers, infrastructure upgrades, and PFAS mitigation.

“Our budget reflects our values — so it is especially meaningful when we can secure federal investments that directly improve our communities and the resources we can offer,” Dean said in a March 13 statement. “I’m always inspired by the organizations in our district who are on the ground, meeting the needs of our neighbors with innovation and compassion. They are deeply deserving of this federal funding, and I look forward to our continued partnerships.”

The following projects were named as recipients of federal grants:

  • $3,828,500 for Cheltenham Township’s La Mott Community Center Restoration Rehabilitation Project
  • $1,287,779 for the Montgomery County Housing Authority’s Affordable Housing Preservation Initiative Project

  • $1 million for Habitat for Humanity MDC – Pottstown Dairy Redevelopment

  • $1 million for Ursinus College for the 400 Block of Main Street Revitalization Project

  • $959,752 for Borough of Ambler’s Wells 2, 6, 7 PFAS Treatment Project

  • $850,000 for Upper Moreland Township’s Willow Grove Interchange Improvement Project

  • $850,000 for Mission Kids – State-of-the-Art Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County and Regional Training Center Project

  • $500,000 for Share Food Program’s Montgomery County Warehouse Construction Project

  • $500,000 for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Lansdale 5th Street Grade Crossing Improvements Project

  • $500,000 for YWCA Tri-County Area’s Multipurpose Community Center at the Pottstown Integrated Wellness Complex Project

  • $344,561 for East Greenville Borough’s Waterworks Dam Dredging Project

  • $147,488 for North Hills Community Association’s Limekiln Pike and Mount Carmel Avenue Lighting Renewal

  • $93,000 for Abington Township Police Department’s Technology Improvement Plan Project

  • $75,000 for Crestmont Community Outreach and First Baptist Church of Crestmont to raze a blighted building


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