WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (PA-04) voted to finalize $11,936,080 in Community Project Funding that she previously secured for Berks and Montgomery Counties in the FY2024 spending bills.

This funding, included in the first of two government funding packages, will help address some of the most pressing needs in Berks and Montgomery Counties—including PFAS mitigation, infrastructure upgrades, affordable housing, and community centers.

“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,” Congresswoman Dean said. “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.”

Congresswoman Dean championed funding for 14 local projects:

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

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

  • $3,828,500 for Cheltenham Township – La Mott Community Center Restoration Rehabilitation Project 

  • $75,000 for Crestmont Community Outreach and First Baptist Church of Crestmont Razing of Blighted Building

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

  • $1,000,000 for Habitat for Humanity Pottstown Dairy Redevelopment Project

  • $850,000 for Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County and Regional Training Center

  • $1,287,779 for the Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA)'s Affordable Housing Preservation Initiative (AHPI) Project

  • $147,488 for North Hills Community Association – Limekiln Pike & Mount Carmel Avenue Lighting Renewal Project

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

  • $500,000 for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) – Lansdale 5th Street Grade Crossing Improvements Project

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

  • $1,000,000 for Ursinus College 400 Block of Main Street Revitalization

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

President Biden signed the government funding package into law on Saturday, March 9. A detailed summary of the bill is available here

Rep. Madeleine Dean is a mother, grandmother, attorney, professor, former four-term member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and U.S. Representative for the Fourth District of Pennsylvania.