Zabel announces $750,000 grant for DCCC

HARRISBURG, June 21 – Building on his previous work to secure the state funding needed for a critical economic development project in his legislative district, state Rep. Mike Zabel today announced an additional $750,000 in state grant funding for Delaware County Community College.

According to Zabel, the funding was made available through the Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program and will be used to cover the necessary demolition and construction needed at the former Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School property. It will also help cover the creation of a site that will ultimately host an early childhood education center, two faculty offices and one classroom.

Zabel previously secured $2.5 million for the project after encouraging Gov. Tom Wolf to release similar RACP funds in December.

“This funding is a perfect example of tax dollars coming back to and being put to work in our community,” Zabel said. “It is rewarding to be part of efforts that transform older properties like the former Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School into new treasures that will help to educate learners of all ages and provide good paying jobs.”  

The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvements.