Guzman secures $3.7 million in PCCD grants for six local projects

READING, Jan. 12 – State Rep. Manuel Guzman, D-Berks, today announced that six local projects will benefit from $3.7 million in grant funding from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The funds are aimed at reducing community violence and supporting outreach and prevention programs.

The grants were awarded to:

  • Berks Community Action Program, INC. - $800,000. FAST-Family Assistance & Support for TEENS.
  • Center for Children’s Law and Policy - $830,600. Violence Prevention in Berks County.
  • Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading & Berks County - $607,267. Olivet Boys & Girls Club Safe Heaven Project.
  • Pennsylvania State University - $1.6 million. Berks Youth Violence Prevention and Intervention.
  • Reading Hospital - $93,078. Reading Hospital Violence Recovery Program.
  • The Salvation Army-Reading - $261,676. Trauma-Informed Violence Prevention Initiative.

“These grants bring me satisfaction as a lawmaker, but also on a personal level because I have been aggressively championing legislation aimed to lessen violence in our community,” Guzman said. “I praise these major investments in public safety and celebrate Governor Tom Wolf’s continued efforts. I am confident that now, with a Democratic majority in the House, we will be able to see real action and real changes in our city.”