Zabel announces $2.5 million grant for DCCC

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6  – After working to acquire the state funding needed for an important project in his district, state Rep. Mike Zabel announced Delaware County Community College has been approved for a $2.5 million state grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program.

“The funds for this project will allow for the construction of an early childhood education center, transforming the former Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School into a multi-use facility on the new northeast campus of Delaware County Community College,” Zabel said. “It’s rewarding when state money funds vital projects like this that can transform an older property into a multi-use facility that will be capable of hosting classes, training and even community programs.”

Funding for the project will cover the necessary demolition and construction needed at the former Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School property. It will also cover the creation of a site that will ultimately host an early childhood education center, two faculty offices and one classroom.

Zabel encouraged Gov. Tom Wolf to release the funding from Pennsylvania’s RACP to fund the project. The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvements.