BUCKS COUNTY – Sen.-elect Frank Farry (R-6) announced today that the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Bucks awarded more than $1 million in grants in the 6th Senatorial District from funds generated at the Parx Casino in Bensalem Township.
“My predecessor, Sen. Tommy Tomlinson, spearheaded impactful gaming legislation, the Pennsylvania Racehorse and Development Gaming Act of 2004, which created the Municipal Grant Program to directly benefit taxpayers and their communities, Farry said. “As a local fire chief, I am pleased to see the funds generated by our local casino be used for necessary equipment and resources for our first responders, resulting in a safer community and keeping our taxpayers’ money local.”
Since its inception, the Redevelopment Authority has awarded more than $56 million in grant funding to local municipalities for critical projects. Funds for the Municipal Grant Program are provided by 1% of the gross terminal revenue from the Parx Casino. The grants will be used for municipal projects including infrastructure improvements, facilities, health and public safety, human services and equipment for law enforcement, firefighters and emergency responders.
Below is the list of projects in the 6th Senatorial District that were awarded on Dec. 9th by the Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors.
- The Feasterville Fire Company, Lower Southampton Fire Department and the Lower Southampton Township Fire Marshal Office – $200,000 for their breathing apparatus replacement project.
- Lower Southampton Township – $178,746 for police vehicles, equipment acquisition and road improvements.
- Hulmeville Borough – $220,191 for road repairs and resurfacing and traffic stop modernization.
- The William Penn Fire Company – $68,500 for a boiler replacement.
- Middletown Township is receiving $449,100 for police and public works vehicles.
- The Penndel-Middletown emergency squad – $109,225 for power stretchers, stair chair replacement and auxiliary communication equipment.
- Langhorne Manor Borough – $179,315 for stormwater management and borough hall repairs.
- Penndel Borough – $139,416 for hall renovations.
- Langhorne Borough – $95,410 for police vehicles, software, weapon enhancement and radio battery replacements.
The municipal grant application process is administered by the Redevelopment Authority and offered annually along with application guidance to each of the eligible municipalities.