Hanbidge, Ciresi announce $2.9M for Montgomery County Community College
HARRISBURG, Sept. 13 – State Reps. Liz Hanbidge and Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today announced that the estimated amount of $2,900,000 has been approved for funding by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to help Montgomery County Community College with renovating the South Hall Building on the West Campus in Pottstown. This projects total cost is approximately $4,225,000.
“I’m very pleased to see that Montgomery County Community College’s application for state assistance has been approved, and the project can now get underway,” Hanbidge said. “This substantial investment in our own community college will offset construction costs and renovations, serving to allow greater investment in our students’ education. The infrastructure and facilities of our educational institutions are pivotal to ensuring students enter an environment where they can learn to their full potential.”
“Local sponsorship will be needed to fill out any remaining funds, but with this head start, I can’t wait to see the results of this project,” Ciresi said. “I want to thank the Wolf administration for their approval of these Community College projects and look forward to seeing more investments in education here and around the state. It’s important that we take a keen interest in our students and ensure that they have all of the tools they need to succeed and fill the job roles across the state that are waiting for them.”
Pennsylvania has 14 community colleges across the state, and they educate more than 300,000 students.
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