State Rep. Amen Brown helps secure multiple grants for West Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 23 – State Rep. Amen Brown, D-Phila., helped secure additional grants that will help improve public safety throughout his district and provide education about urban agriculture and food sustainability.
According to Brown, $182,000 was granted to the West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative to purchase, install and maintain 340 security cameras for businesses and residents in areas with high crime rates and low security throughout West Philadelphia. Funding was provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Developments’ Local Share Account – Philadelphia.
Methodist Family Services of Philadelphia received $15,000 from the Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program. This funding will provide education about urban agriculture at Heritage Farm.
“I am dedicated to improving the quality of life for all of my constituents,” Brown said. “When you invest in the community, you invest in the people who live there. And, I am grateful that I was able to assist in securing these grants to make sure that West Philadelphians are not just surviving but thriving.”