Tomlinson: $3 Million in State Grants Awarded In 6th Senatorial District Projects

Three organizations in the 6th Senatorial district have been awarded a total of $3 million in state funding, according to Senator Tommy Tomlinson (R-6).

“I’m pleased that local organizations, municipalities and residents will benefit from this critical state funding. These funds will help to expand recreation opportunities, improve public safety and showcase our area’s riverfront,” Tomlinson said.  “All of these will promote economic development and make this area a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

The YMCA of Bucks County Community Revitalization Project was awarded $1.5 million to undertake a capital renovation project in Fairless Hills.

The Fairless Hills YMCA branch construction project is a 48,000 square-foot complete renovation that will redesign the existing facility including the natatorium, gymnasium, welcome center, group exercise studios, classrooms, wellness center and administrative offices.

A grant of $1 million was awarded for the Northampton Township Police Headquarters Project.  The Northampton Township has purchased the land located at 111 Township Road from the Municipal Authority and will build a new state-of-the-art police headquarters, to include a booking processing center, secure interview rooms, and a firearms and physical training facility.

The River Renaissance Project in Bensalem was awarded $500,000 to complete a plan to redevelop the waterfront. Funding will be used to create the basic spine of a new Waterfront Multimodal Infrastructure system composed of enhancements to provide better connections to the SEPTA/Amtrak Cornwell Heights Station and an extension of the national East Coast Greenway and to fill in a critical gap in the regional and national bicycle network and provide multimodal access to residents.  It will also fund the construction of a central section of the Street Road connector to become the main new arterial feeder for the area.

With Senator Tomlinson’s help, local projects like these have benefitted from millions of dollars in state support. This funding was provided by the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, which supports critical expansion projects and economic development opportunities.

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Jennifer Smeltz

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