Kirkland announces grants to support community projects

CHESTER, April 21 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland announced that three state grants were awarded to projects in his district.

“I’m happy to see state funding support projects that will contribute to the revitalization of our community. These funds will help create a place for kids to play, support an employer, and make safety enhancements so that residents can access the waterfront,” said Kirkland, D-Delaware.

The following grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority today:

  • Chester Township - $24,000 in Greenways, Trails, Recreation funding for Samuel Womack Park improvements. Plans for rehabilitation of the park include site clearing, replacement of asphalt, construction of a new playground and new pavilion, and rehabilitation of the basketball court.
  • Penn Terminals - $200,000 in Multimodal Transportation funds for upgrades to the marine seaport infrastructure for its cargo terminal in Eddystone.
  • Chester Economic Development Authority - $200,000 in Multimodal Transportation funds to go toward streetscape improvements along West Second Street in Chester, in a targeted section that serves as the gateway to the Chester Waterfront. The project includes pedestrian safety enhancements and an interconnection between Chester’s residential neighborhoods and the waterfront.

More information on the Commonwealth Financing Authority and the grant programs is available here.