Parker announces another $6 million in state grants for the 198th

HARRISBURG, Nov. 1 – State Rep. Darisha Parker, D-Phila., announced an additional $6 million in state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants for projects in the 198th Legislative District.

“Bringing state dollars back to the district and all that entails for residents here is very important to me in my work as a state legislator,” Parker said. “These projects have an impact on the district, the region and can even impact the state.”

The funding is provided from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program which is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.

 The following projects have been awarded:

  • $5 million - Leading the Way III, Associated Alumni of Central High School: For the creation of the Performing Arts Center and campus improvements to help provide dedicated classrooms, practice and performance spaces for students.

  • $1 million - Weavers Way Germantown Development: To restore the building at 328 W. Chelten Ave., including a renovated facade with new storefront windows and an easy access vestibule; a new roof, plumbing, fire and mechanical systems; upgraded and efficient electric and lighting; and improved parking and landscaping.

RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenue or other measures of economic activity.