Montgomery County park, companies receive more than $441,000 in state grants

HARRISBURG, Oct. 24 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced today that the area will benefit from two grants totaling $441,835.

"These grants will help improve recreational facilities and invest in early child education," Daley said.

Whitemarsh Township received a $196,000 state grant to make improvements to Miles Park. They will include new field equipment, dugouts, fences and bases, constructing a rain garden and installing a paved walkway and disability access ramp connecting the park to Joshua Road.

"Whitemarsh Township takes great pride in our park and recreational facilities and we are very grateful to the Commonwealth and DCED for being selected as a recipient of The Miles Park Improvement Grant," said Amy P. Grossman, chair, Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors. "This grant will not only improve stormwater issues and improve safety, but most proudly, it will improve ADA accessibility at Miles Park so residents and all park users can continue to enjoy this regional signature park and its many programs and special events for years to come."

Be Amazing, LLC and GM5, LLC received a $245,835 state grant to build and operate a Goddard School in Plymouth Meeting. It is expected to provide premium child care and early childhood education for children ages 6 months to 6 years old.

"It’s always great when investments like these are being made to benefit the community," Daley said. "I would like to thank the Commonwealth Financing Authority for awarding the grants to help make these projects happen."

This funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency created by the legislature to administer a variety of the state's funding programs designed to help grow Pennsylvania's economy, create jobs and improve cultural and recreational assets in communities statewide.