Daley brings home $2M for transportation and public projects in the 148th

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced that she brought in $2,032,125 in state grants for projects in the 148th District to improve transportation, increase emergency services response times, and strengthen the local economy from the Commonwealth Finance Authority.

“These state grants will help our district address the variety of issues it faces, from strengthening Ardmore as a business, shopping and culinary destination, to restoring a floodplain in Whitemarsh, renovating a fire house and a local historical site in Lower Merion, improving the Narberth Borough municipal building’s ADA accessibility and energy efficiency and purchasing electrical bikes to assist police and first responders’ work,” Daley said. “Our district will continue to flourish thanks to these strategic investments.”

Statewide Local Share Account awards:

  • Lower Merion Township will receive $985,000 for the Union Fire Association Building Renovations Project:
    • the project will renovate the fire station by converting the existing second floor rental hall into new bunk rooms. Response times are anticipated to drop from nearly 4 minutes to less than 2 minutes because of this project. The project will include the conversion of the rental hall to bunk rooms, the addition of new bathrooms and kitchen, and modifications to the HVAC, electrical and sprinkler systems.
  • Lower Merion Township will receive $500,000 for the Ashbridge House Renovation Project:
    • the proposed project will consist of interior renovations and a new addition to accommodate the proposed occupancy of Ashbridge House by New Horizons. When the renovation and addition are completed, New Horizons Senior Center will have a permanent home for them to continue to serve senior citizens in Lower Merion Township and Narberth Borough.
  • Narberth Borough will receive $250,000 for the Municipal Facility Accessibility and Energy Efficiency Improvements Project:
    • this project will improve the ADA accessibility and energy efficiency of the Narberth Borough municipal building located at 100 Conway Avenue.
  • Ardmore Business District Authority will receive $27,125 for The Ardmore Initiative Community Branding Project:
    • this project will purchase streetlights for Ardmore’s downtown business district in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County.

Multimodal Transportation Fund awards:

  • Narberth Borough will receive $270,000 for the Narberth Borough Town Center Station Area Multi-modal Preliminary Engineering Project:
    • this project will complete preliminary engineering for transportation improvements around Station Square in Narberth Borough.

The state grants came from the Multimodal Transportation Fund and the Statewide Local Share Account Program. The Multimodal Transportation Fund, which provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.

Statewide Local Share Account grant program funds are used for public projects that improve the quality of life of community residents.

The funds distributed through the Statewide Local Share Account grant 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.

The CFA is an independent state agency responsible for administering Pennsylvania's economic stimulus programs. More information about its programs is available here.