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Farry announces $3.5 million in grants for community projects

Bensalem’s First Responders Field is receiving $1 million for Phase I of its rehabilitation project

Source: Bensalem Township

Sen. Frank Farry (R-6) announced more than $3.5 million in grants is being awarded for local projects.

“I’m pleased to have helped secure this funding for important projects and upgrades for Bucks County,” Farry said. “The approved state grant funding will greatly benefit our communities and enhance our infrastructure reliability for years to come.”

Projects being funded through the Commonwealth Financing Authority Local Share Account program, which uses gaming revenue to support projects in the public interest across the commonwealth, include:

– $1 million for Phase I of First Responders Field rehabilitation project in Bensalem Township
– $600,000 for structure demolition at a brownfield site located in Warminster Township
– $500,000 for Forsythia Crossing Park improvements in Middletown Township
– $500,000 to construct pedestrian safety improvements along Route 332 in Northampton Township
– $401,485 for stormwater improvements in Upper Southampton Township

Rep. K.C. Tomlinson, who helped secure the Bensalem funding, said, “First Responders Field is at the heart of our district and the process to obtain funding for it has been in motion since former state Sen. Tommy Tomlinson was in office. I look forward to finally seeing the park’s renovations come to life. It will be a great opportunity for our community and visitors to enjoy.”

“I would like to express on behalf of the residents of Bensalem Township my appreciation for Rep. Tomlinson’s efforts in acquiring a grant of $1 million for our First Responders Field,” said Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo. “These funds will be instrumental in providing the necessary improvements to provide additional recreational opportunities for our residents and making this a first-class facility.”

Marcell said of the funding for Northampton and Upper Southampton townships, “This funding is dedicated to improving our communities, and in our case, the money will be used to help with stormwater management and to improve pedestrian safety. I appreciate working together with Sen. Frank Farry to work on funding that will help to support infrastructure projects for our communities.”

Additionally, projects being funded through the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund program to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth include:

– $486,500 to complete preliminary engineering to improve the intersection on Easton and Bristol roads in Warrington Township
– $255,000 for intersection and roadway improvements as part of redeveloping a Wawa Super Store in Warrington Township

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to administer the commonwealth’s economic stimulus packages. The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act of 2004 provides for the distribution of gaming revenue through CFA and its LSA program.

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