Governor Tom Wolf has announced nearly $8 million in Keystone Communities Program grants for 51 projects in 30 counties across Pennsylvania.
“The funding provided through the Keystone Communities Program supports towns and cities with initiatives that work to create growth and stability in their neighborhoods while encouraging partnerships between the public and private sectors,” said Gov. Wolf. “These projects will build stronger communities, attract new residents and businesses, and boost the commonwealth’s economy.”
Since January 2015, the Wolf Administration has approved approximately $38 million through the Keystone Communities program to fund 247 projects statewide, including façade grants for businesses, accessible housing projects, public infrastructure improvements, and other projects to strengthen communities and downtown districts. The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) administers the program.
In Berks County, approved projects include:
Alvernia University: $177,522 to renovate the historic American House in the City of Reading.
Sinking Spring Borough: $50,000 for the Façade Grant Program, focused on improving existing façades for residents and business owners.