Young announces more than $900K in funding for art, sewer and water projects in Philadelphia and parts of Delaware County

HARRISBURG, Dec. 20 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Delaware/Phila., today announced more than $915,000 in state funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

The projects range from water and sewer improvement projects to arts and culture organizations.

“As a state representative, it’s crucial that we advocate for funding of this nature whenever possible,” Young said. “These are important projects that will make a difference in our community, which is why my office has and will continue to advocate for similar projects and funding when the opportunities arise.”

The grants were awarded to the following:

  • $425,000 to Colwyn Borough for the replacement of a sanitary sewer pipe in the borough.
  • $400,000 to Tinicum Township for the replacement of the Jansen Avenue water main.
  • $16,279 to EgoPo Classic Theater for marketing costs for the performing arts center.
  • $76,814 to John Bartram Association to fund operating costs for its public garden.

Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila., who previously represented Bartam Gardens, echoed Young’s remarks and noted the importance of maintaining public spaces.

“Bartram’s Garden is a community treasure in southwest Philadelphia,” McClinton said. “It is a place where neighbors and families can gather to relax, connect, learn, and explore. These dollars can help maintain this cherished open space so our community can continue to enjoy it.”

The grants are from the Commonwealth Financing Authority's H20 PA Program, Small Water and Sewer Program, and PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program.

The H20 PA Program provides grants for drinking water, sanitary sewer, and storm water projects, whereas the Small Water and Sewer Program provides funding for infrastructure projects for small water, sewer, and storm water systems. The Pennsylvania Arts and Culture Recovery Program assists nonprofit arts and culture organizations throughout the state.