Fiedler announces nearly $500,000 in state grants for local projects

PHILADELPHIA, March 17 – State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., announced that approximately $500,000 in state funding has been awarded for infrastructure projects in her district. The funds from the Commonwealth Finance Authority will be invested in the following projects:

  • $260,500 to restore and repair the historic Chapel of the Four Chaplains in the Navy Yard.

  • $213,000 to Philabundance for parking lot lighting upgrades at its warehouse.

“Community support and historic preservation are both important in our community, and I’m glad the state is investing dollars in both right here in South Philly,” Fiedler said.

The funding comes from the Statewide Local Share Account Program. The funds distributed through this program come from gaming revenues. Act 71 of 2004 provides for the distribution of gaming revenues to support projects in the public interest within the state.

During her time in office, Fiedler has brought back to her district millions of dollars in state investment for education, job creation, workforce development, recreation centers, youth sports, libraries and senior centers. That includes a recent $200,000 grant to support before-school and after-school programming for children and teens.