Tai awards $130K in human services state grants at presentation

SOLEBURY, Oct. 23 – State Rep. Helen Tai today awarded $130,000 worth of grants to three different projects at a presentation at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in Solebury Township.

“Since taking office I’ve been honored to help bring over $4.6 million in investments to fund projects that help address the problems I hear about every day from constituents,” Tai said. “Today’s recipients are no different. This $130,000 in funding will go towards important programming to do things like expand learning opportunities for our children, increase accessibility for underserved communities, and help our most vulnerable seniors.”

Tai said that every borough and township in the district she represents has been awarded at least one state grant since she took office. All of the grants announced today were for the full requested amount by each applicant and were awarded by the Department of Human Services.

The funding consists of:

New Hope Borough:

  • $77,000 grant for Cornerstone Club for its Parkinson’s Program; and

  • $3,000 grant for Free Library of New Hope-Solebury for adult/children yoga.

Solebury Township:

  • $50,000 grant for Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve for an expansion of access to underserved communities.

At the presentation Tai congratulated each recipient for successfully applying for the funding.

“Thanks to your initiative and commitment, our community has more funding for programs that help everyone from children to seniors,” Tai said. “For my part, I promise to continue working to bring together people, organizations and local governments to secure more funding for vital projects like these in the future.”

For more information about DHS, including funding and grant programs, please visit www.dhs.pa.gov/learnaboutdhs.