Dinniman: DCNR to grant $3.8 million for open space in Chester County

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) announced this week that ten outdoor recreation and environmental conservation projects in Chester County will receive nearly $3.8 million in total state funding through the Pennsylvania Community Conservation Partnerships Grant Program (CCPP). The projects are as follows: $50,000 to Chester County to prepare a trail study for the development approximately 15 miles of...

YMCA program to help kids thrive

Kids with diverse abilities learn fitness, water safety and teamwork The torches may have been doused, but Rio 2016’s fever hasn’t left for some kids who were glued to the action last summer. Now, with a recent grant to YMCA of Greater Brandywine from Autism Speaks, even more children with diverse abilities will be able to channel their Olympic inspiration into improving their swimming skills. The...

County fire companies get $500K federal grant to buy radios

(From left to right, front row) Robert Kagel, Director, Chester County Department of Emergency Services; Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell; County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; Jack Law, West Bradford Fire Chief and Chester County Fire Chiefs Association; John Sly, John Sly Grantwriting; John Weer, Chester County Fire Marshal; B.J. Meadowcroft, Union Fire Company of Oxford; County Commissioner...

Dinniman urges local alternative fuel grant applications

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) WEST CHESTER – State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged local municipalities, school districts, businesses and nonprofit organizations to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program. The program opened February 20 and an estimated $7 million in grants is now available to eligible applicants.    Send article...

Dinniman announces $40,000 grant for CCIU

State Sen. Andrew Dinniman State Senator Andy Dinniman today announced that the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) will receive $400,000 in grant funding for after-school programs in southern Chester County. The three-year grant comes through the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The program provides academic enrichment opportunities...

Four Chesco organizations get environmental grants

WEST CHESTER  –  Four Chester County organizations will receive a total of $17,873 in state Environmental Education Grants, State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) announced Friday. “These grants will be used to develop hands-on environmental education programs and community workshops,” Dinniman said. “It is crucial that we prepare the next generation of Pennsylvanians to value and safeguard the...

Ross announces grant for Kennett Senior Center

KENNETT SQUARE — State Rep. Chris Ross (R-158) announced last week that the Kennett Area Senior Center will receive a state grant as part of a $2 million statewide plan to modernize senior centers across the Commonwealth. “The Kennett Area Senior Center will be receiving a Senior Community Center Grant of more than $64,000 for volunteer coordinator initiatives,” Ross said in a statement.  “This...

County approves $2.9M in revitalization grants

Kennett Sq., Coatesville, So. Coatesville among grantees WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners approved $2.9 million in Community Revitalization Program (CRP) grants, Tuesday. “Over the years, CRP grants have helped to improve communities across Chester County, focusing on urban areas,” said Commissioners’ Chair Ryan Costello. “In addition to improving the public health and safety...

Pocopson gets $250K grant for Barnard House

Marcellus Shale funds to help pay for exterior work By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times A $250,000 grant, funded by Marcellus Shale income, will help pay for paving and other projects at Pocopson’s Barnard House, township officials said. POCOPSON — Sometimes it’s better to receive than to give – especially when it comes to saving taxpayer money. Such was the case at a recent Township...

Meals on Wheels gets $2,500 grant

Partners with Concordville Subaru on ‘Share The Love‘ event WEST CHESTER – Meals On Wheels of Chester County was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) after working with a local car dealership, Concordville Subaru in Chadds Ford. As part of MOWAA’s participation in the Subaru of America “Share the Love” event, Meals On Wheels of Chester County...