Projects in 195th District awarded more than $670,000 in state funding

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., today announced Commonwealth Financing Authority grants awarded for projects in the 195th Legislative District.

Neighborhood Gardens Trust was awarded $125,000 to expand the current Brewerytown Garden Preservation by purchasing two vacant lots, opening space by more than 1,000 square feet.

Brandywine 3025 was awarded $545,690 for pedestrian improvements along JFK Boulevard between 30th Street Station and Drexel University. They include a cross walk, curbing and streetscape elements. This project also relocates a high voltage aerial from Highline Bridge to the SEPTA rail yard.

“These projects are always important to the district,” Bullock said. “But during this stressful time of COVID-19 and all the fallout from the global pandemic, it’s vital that we don’t get derailed when work needs to be done to preserve history, architecture and culture in our communities.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania's economic growth.