Cepeda-Freytiz announces more than $3M in grants for local projects

READING, March 17 – State Rep. Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz, D-Berks, today announced that local projects will benefit from more than $3 million in grant funding from the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Statewide Local Share Account and Multimodal Transportation Fund.

The grants were awarded to:

  • Berks County Redevelopment Authority Community – $125,000. Gregg Avenue.
  • Greater Reading Chamber and Economic Development Corporation – $142,346. Franklin Street Transit-Oriented Development Strategic Plan.
  • Sinking Spring Borough – $99,983. Yard Waste Equipment.
  • West Reading Borough – $100,000. Gateway Project.
  • West Reading Borough – $113,552. Street and Security Lighting.
  • Spring Township – $800,000. Wyomissing Sewer Project, which will upgrade sewer pipes and alleviate wastewater concerns.
  • City of Reading – $500,000. Construction of a modern, multi-purpose training and special operations facility located in Cumru Township. 
  • Wyomissing Borough – $400,000. ADA and safety improvements at Stone House Park.
  • Antietam Valley Municipal Authority – $376,379. Vehicle equipment upgrades for use in Alsace Township, Mt. Penn Borough, Exeter Township, St. Lawrence Borough and the City of Reading.
  • West Reading Borough – $264,750. Upgrade security cameras along the main commercial area, at the police department, and at the municipal building.
  • Reading Water Authority – $165,649. Monitoring upgrades for the Maidencreek Filter Plant.

“I praise this critical funding; I am very pleased to have helped secure these grants. The funds will be used to enhance infrastructure, purchase necessary equipment and provide safety upgrades. I am committed to bringing resources and funds to our community,” Cepeda-Freytiz said.