Shusterman celebrates more than $4 million in 2023 grants

$4,019,581 delivered to the 157th Legislative District last year

PAOLI, Jan. 25 – State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester, is celebrating the delivery of more than $4 million in grants awarded to various organizations in the 157th Legislative District in 2023.

The funds have supported various projects and organizations, ranging from stormwater management to transportation improvements to arts and culture recovery grants.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded Tredyffrin Township a $2.2 million stormwater management grant and Valley Forge Sewer Authority a $300,000 grant for sewer system and plant upgrades. Funds for both grants originated with the federal American Rescue Plan Act and are being administered by the state of Pennsylvania.

The stormwater management grant will allow Tredyffrin Township to continue work on two critical stormwater management and improvement projects along Trout Creek. The grant to Valley Forge Sewer Authority will enable a new odor control system, main scum pit improvements, and RAS Chlorine system relocation.

The Timothy School was awarded $800,000 from the Statewide Local Share Account CEDC grant program, which distributes funds derived from gaming revenues to support public-interest projects. The Timothy School specializes in educating children with autism, with a focus on life skills and job training.

Willistown Township was awarded $486,226 from PennDOT’s Green Light-Go program for expansion of the fiber optic communication system along Lancaster Avenue (Route 30).

Easttown Township was awarded $200,000 by the CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund for sidewalk and crosswalk construction near Devon Station. The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to all Pennsylvania residents.

Surrey Services for Seniors in Devon received a $19,941 from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. The grant will be used to renovate and improve their Center for Healthy Living.

Historic Sugartown in Willistown was awarded $13,414 from the CFA ARPA Arts & Culture Recovery program. This grant is a result of funds allocated by the federal American Rescue Plan Act to aid arts organizations that suffered financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout 2023, the 157th Legislative District was awarded a total of $4,019,581 in state grants.

“By securing over $4 million in 2023, we’re providing the necessary resources to help the people of the 157th District solve problems and plan for the future,” Shusterman said. “All aspects of our community will see improvements. Infrastructure, local businesses, parks, schools, seniors, and the people of the 157th Legislative District and Pennsylvania will benefit from this great use of state funds. I hope to deliver even more in 2024!”