Fourteen Community Projects in Chester County Receive Federal Funds Totaling Over $10 Million

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Drawing design for Ash Park in Coatesville.
Image via Karen Clancy, The Daily Local News.
Drawing design for Ash Park in Coatesville.

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan successfully secured funding totaling over $10 million for 14 Community Project Funding priorities through the House Appropriations Committee, according to a staff report from The Daily Local News

The Community Project Funding enables Members of Congress to allocate federal funds to worthy local projects in a timely manner. 

Among the recipients of the highest funding is the City of Coatesville, which received $1 million for the Ash Park Master Plan Implementation project. Ash Park is one of the oldest parks in Coatesville. These new features will help bring thousands of people to the park through the improved programming, events, and other outreach efforts. 

“The recognition given to the Ash Park Master Plan speaks to Representative Houlahan’s awareness to provide safe environments designed to enhance the quality of life and youth development opportunities for park visitors and residents,” said James Logan, Coatesville City Manager. 

Other projects include The Garage Community & Youth Center in Kennett, which received funding of $100,000 for its After School Youth Development Program, and United Way of Chester County, which was granted $200,000 for the United Way Social Innovation Lab project. 

Read more about the funded projects in The Daily Local News

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