Cephas announces critical funding for Overbrook Library in the Overbrook Park Community

HARRISBURG, Dec. 22 – State Rep. Morgan Cephas, D-Phila., today announced that Overbrook Library will benefit from a $1.25 million grant from the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

Cephas said the Overbrook Library will receive renovations and repairs as part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s 21st Century Libraries Initiative, the plan to renovate and modernize the network of neighborhood libraries located throughout Philadelphia. The RACP funding will be used for interior renovations, exterior repairs, technology upgrades, new furniture, fixtures and equipment and mechanical upgrades.  

“Libraries provide a space for our communities to create strong bonds. They help our students with school, residents looking for employment, and our seniors with a place for leisure,” Cephas said. “This grant is great news for the Overbrook Park community. I’m proud to take part in this achievement and I look forward to amazing interactive activities in Overbrook Library.”

RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity.

RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.