Cephas secures nearly $6 million in grants awarded for local projects

HARRISBURG, Oct. 26 – State Rep. Morgan Cephas today announced that three projects in the 192nd Legislative District will receive grants from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program totaling nearly $6 million.

The grants include:

  • Cobbs Creek Foundation, $ 3.5 million. Cobbs Creek Foundation will restore areas along Cobbs Creek, Indian Creek and five unnamed tributaries. The project includes the restoration of degraded stream channel in a predominantly urban watershed. The ultimate purpose of this project is to provide comprehensive aquatic resource restoration.
  • Pennrose Management Company, $1 million. The Good Shepherd Senior II project will construct a residential development for seniors in the Overbrook neighborhood of Philadelphia. Building amenities include a fitness room, management suite and a community room for residents.

  • Shepard Recreation Center, $1.4 million. This project will renovate the Shepard Recreation Center and make improvements to the outdoor site. The recreation building will undergo significant interior improvements, including the installation of an elevator and construction of a new lobby, in addition to improvements to the building's exterior envelope. Improvements will also be made to the sidewalks, playground, basketball courts and tree coverage.

“I’m grateful for these much-needed funds that will improve the great work of organizations that I proudly support. It is rewarding to know that these grants will directly impact our district. Investments like this are necessary to keep our community moving forward,” Cephas said.