Briggs announces $1 million state grant for Upper Merion Community Center

KING OF PRUSSIA, Oct. 14 – State Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, announced today that the Upper Merion Community Center Project has received a $1 million state grant.

Briggs said the funding will allow for continued development to the existing 64,000-square-foot-building, as well as the surrounding grounds, to continue its transformation into an active community center, senior center, and recreational complex.

“The new center is a terrific space that completes a major step towards meeting the recreation and cultural needs of Upper Merion residents and this grant allows the township to expand on that.” Briggs said.   “Since the community is growing at such a rapid pace, I was proud to advocate for funding that would help alleviate the township’s financial burden in maintaining first-class recreational options for residents.”

The grant, which was awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, will also allow for roadway and pedestrian renovations in efforts to link the community center complex, which includes the township’s swim club, with the local elementary schools, middle schools and townships parks.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a statewide economic development program that provides grants to local communities for the construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.