Harrisburg – July 5, 2016 – More than $1 million has been awarded to support local projects and initiatives in Montgomery and Philadelphia Senator Art Haywood announced today.

The grants were funded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The CFA is an independent state agency responsible for administering Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages including the Multimodal and Act 13 funds.

“These grants signal progress in our communities that will positively impact residents and their families,” said Sen. Haywood. “I’m so pleased to see government working cooperatively with community and corporate organizations to support projects and initiatives that provide for the continued health, safety and welfare of our friends and neighbors. Today’s grant announcements represent a significant step forward in our investment in our communities.

The projects and their related grants are:

  • Abington Township, $812,486, Multimodal Transportation Fund grant to improve vehicle and pedestrian safety and accessibility at the intersection of Old York Road and Susquehanna Road. With the infusion of the grant funds, the township plans to develop a pedestrian plaza to improve access and parking to area businesses in addition to enhance nearby a SEPTA stop.
  • Cheltenham Township, $350,000 Multimodal Transportation Fund grant to replace traffic signals, install pedestrian lighting, improve sidewalks, detectable warning surfaces, pedestrian signals and crosswalks at locations on Old York Road.
  • Abington Memorial Hospital, $51,730 Multimodal Transportation Fund grant which will be used to replace several bus shelters in Abington Township.
  • Friends of the Wissahickon, $225,000 Act 13 Fund grant to restore the Valley Green Road Pedestrian Trail.