PRESS RELEASE: LOWER GWYNEDD AWARDED TWO GRANTS!
The Lower Gwynedd Township Board of Supervisors (BOS) is pleased to announce that the Township has been awarded grant funding for two different projects! Awards were announced earlier today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for the Local Share Grant Program and the Multimodal Transportation Fund. Lower Gwynedd was awarded a Local Share Grant in the amount of $786,000.00 for the Old Bethlehem Pike Bridge/Culvert Replacement Project. This project includes the replacement of the existing single-span stone masonry bridge with a pre-cast concrete bridge. Lower Gwynedd also partnered with Gwynedd Friends Meeting for a project to install a bus shelter and associated walking path to the bus stop at the intersection of Dekalb Pike and Sumneytown Pike. This project was awarded $147,882.00 through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.
Senator Maria Collett stated “The CFA’s large investment in our district is a testament to the hard work of our municipal leaders and the level of collaboration among all levels of government.” Representative Liz Hanbidge commented “Bolstering our infrastructure through comprehensive, strategic investments will put Montgomery County on the pathway of successful sustainability for generations to come. These grant dollars invest in the collective vision of all residents of Montgomery County, and I commend the efforts of those who support investing in our shared community space.”
Danielle Duckett, Chair of the Lower Gwynedd BOS, added “The nearly $800,000 of funding from the Local Share Grant will allow the Township to remedy a longstanding concern associated with a small bridge in our community. And, in connection with a partnership with the Gwynedd Friends Meeting, the almost $150,000 of funding from the Multimodal Transportation grant will permit the construction of a bus shelter and associated walkway so that public transportation from local residences, Gwynedd Friends Meeting, Foulkeways, and the William Penn Inn is much safer and more accessible. Thank you to Representative Hanbidge and Senator Collett for all their advocacy on the Township’s behalf.”