$3.25 Million to Benefit Healthcare and Education Projects in Region

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HARRISBURG, PA — State Rep. Kristine Howard, D-Chester, announced that grants totaling $3.25 million that will benefit the region have been awarded this week from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

Howard played a vital role in securing the RACP grants that will benefit the following facilities and projects:

  • The Devereux Foundation, $500,000: Devereux will use the funds towards its renovation project to construct additional classroom space, as well as renovate a wing of its acute children’s behavioral healthcare center from semi-private to single rooms. The hospital renovation includes private rooms and semi-private rooms, private bathrooms, a laundry area, utility closet, lounge and classroom space. For the school, renovations include roofing, windows, classroom entrances and an exterior entry system with intercom. Major areas of construction include demolition, drywall, windows, roofing, electrical, plumbing and HVAC.
  • Nemours Children’s Health, $2.75 million: This project will address construction needs to develop and implement its new Nemours Children-Malvern Specialty Care Center that will provide a comprehensive suite of health and wellness offerings for the community.

“These grants will help healthcare and education projects in our region receive the funding they need to move forward,” Howard said. “In turn, they will benefit everyone in our region who makes use of the essential services available at these facilities.”

These grants were awarded by the RACP, a program administered by the Office of the Budget whose grants aim to bolster community development and economic activity.

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