Sanchez announces more state grants for Upper Dublin, other parts of Montgomery County

HARRISBURG, June 14 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez, D-Montgomery, announced today that Upper Dublin Township and other parts of Montgomery County will benefit from state grants awarded this week through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

The grants vary in size and scope, and the PCCD’s goals through this funding are to improve the justice system and the lives of crime victims, and to make communities safer.

Among the funding is $9,569 slotted for Upper Dublin Township via the federal Justice Assistant Grant to upgrade the video security system in the detention area. The funds will support the purchase of a new system.

“The safety and security of police officers and prisoners is of utmost importance in detention areas, and this funding ensures the security system will be enhanced,” Sanchez said.

Additionally, various Montgomery County agencies will benefit from the following Victims of Crime Act funding:

  • Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County: $89,324.
  • Laurel House: $366,226.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Pennsylvania State Office: $225,592.
  • Victim Services Center of Montgomery County: $696,725.
  • Women’s Center of Montgomery County: $366,228.

A State Violence and Delinquency Prevention Program grant went to:

  • Family Service of Montgomery County to expand the Positive Parenting Program: $150,000.

And funding from the Programs Assisting Victims went to the following:

  • Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County to develop its Prevention and Outreach Program: $100,000.

To read more about the PCCD and these grants, please visit pccd.pa.gov.