McClinton announces $1.2 million in grants for the 191st Legislative District

Funding to rehab recreational facilities, sewer lines

HARRISBURG, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced more than $1.2 million in state grants have been awarded for various projects throughout the 191st Legislative District, which covers portions of Delaware and Philadelphia counties.

The grants – approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority – include $250,000 for a dock expansion at Bartram’s Garden public park, $200,000 to help renovate the McCreesh Recreation Center, $424,641 to replace sewer lines in Yeadon, and $358,011 for sewer line rehabilitation in Darby.

McClinton said the grant for Bartram’s Garden public park will help expand the existing dock along the Schuylkill River by 2,400 square feet and lower it closer to the water for easier access to kayakers and people with disabilities. The total cost for the project is $511,216. The grant for the McCreesh Recreation Center will assist with renovating the building’s roof, HVAC system, bathrooms, kitchen, and lighting. It will cost $287,500 to complete the project.

“It’s always great for the people of Southwest Philadelphia when investments like these are made to help better our community,” McClinton said. “These grants are crucial and will help enhance our recreational areas that are utilized by many families and will provide enjoyment for years to come.”

McClinton said the grant awarded to Darby will help fund the repairing of sewer lines along 13th Street in the borough. The price tag for the project is $421,190. The grant given to Yeadon will assist with replacing sewer mains along West Providence Road and Yeadon Avenue in the borough. It will cost $499,578 to finalize the work.

“Aging infrastructure can lead to major consequences, so it’s crucial to address these issues as quickly as possible,” McClinton said. “I am proud to support these efforts in any way that I can.”

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus package. It is responsible for funding programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. The CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and the Department of Banking and Securities.