Webster announces $362,820 in grant awards to boost Montgomery County stormwater drainage, enhance transportation safety

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, today announced the awarding of $362,820 in Local Share Account grants to Trappe Borough, Collegeville Borough, and Upper Providence Township to enhance stormwater drainage, transportation safety, and economic development.

According to Webster, the funding was made available through the Commonwealth Financing Authority and will be used to offset the costs of improving stormwater drainage at the playground behind the Trappe Borough Building, bolstering pedestrian and bicyclist safety along Route 29 and Arcola Road in Upper Providence Township, and propelling a comprehensive plan to spur new business development in Collegeville Borough.    

“Proactive, strategic investments that strengthen Montgomery County’s infrastructure is a good government initiative that appeals to everyone,” Webster said. “It is vital we continue exploring every available avenue that promulgates this underlying objective.

“Montgomery County is a wonderful place to call home, and these grant dollars will make shared spaces we all use better, safer, and more accessible” he added.

The three projects awarded grants today are:

  • $182,620 for the stormwater drainage project in Trappe.
  • $106,200 for the Route 29 and Arcola Road project in Upper Providence Township.
  • $74,000 for the business development project in Collegeville.

The grants were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which oversees the state’s distribution of gaming revenues to support public projects.

For questions, residents may call Webster’s office at 484-200-8263 or email RepWebster@pahouse.net.