Delaware County representatives laud awarding of $1.8M in grants

HARRISBURG, Dec. 9 – Delaware County state representatives applauded the awarding of more than $1.8 million in grants for Delaware County organizations and agencies.

The funds, approved today by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, support a variety of programs and services, including adult probation services, body-worn camera initiatives, domestic abuse programs, and more.

“This money represents an investment in Pennsylvania’s women, our vulnerable communities of color, and children who face indescribable pain,” said state Rep. Margo Davidson, who is chair of the House Democratic Caucus Southeast Delegation. “This is precisely why I serve my community – to lift up and help those who need help the most and cannot help themselves. Thank you to the dedicated support staff working for these programs in Upper Darby and Delaware County. Their professionalism and advocacy is why this funding is finding its way here to our community.”

Rep. David Delloso said, “These important programs and services are designed to decrease crime in Delaware County. They provide a pathway back to life for juvenile and adult offenders, while a number of these other programs serve as lifelines for victims.”

Rep. Leanne Krueger said, “These funds support incredibly important programs and services that reach so many community members around Delaware County. This is an investment in the safety and well-being of Delaware County residents, and I’m pleased to see these grants awarded.”

Rep. Brian Kirkland said, “I’m happy to see funding awarded to programs that do such valuable work in our county. The $18,527 grant for Marcus Hook Borough to invest in police body cameras will help improve public safety and ensure accountability for the police department.”

Rep. Jennifer O’Mara said, “Bringing home state funding for our first responders, women and families is essential to our community’s safety and overall well-being. From supplying our police force with body cameras to supporting survivors of domestic violence, these measures help deliver justice and strengthen accountability throughout Delco.”

Rep. Mike Zabel said, “The grants announced today will help curb crime and delinquency in our communities and aid programs that help victims recover and return to everyday life. The $15,000 grant awarded to Clifton Heights will enable our local police force to implement body-worn cameras, a valuable tool for law enforcement as it continues to provide transparency and accountability to our citizens.”

The grants awarded in Delaware County are as follows:

Improvement of Adult Probation Services Funds

  • Delaware County - Improvement of Adult Probation Services - $671,039.

Federal Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program Funds

  • Clifton Heights Borough - Clifton Heights Borough Police Department - $15,000.
  • Marcus Hook Borough - Marcus Hook Police Department Body-Worn Cameras Project - $18,527.
  • Upper Darby Township - Upper Darby Police Department BWC Initiative- $75,000.

Federal STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Funds

  • Delaware County Executive Director - Juvenile Court/Probation - $322,264.
  • Delaware County Executive Director - Senior Victims/Court Financial Services -$272,951.
  • Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County - Services to Victims of Domestic Violence - $208,924.
  • Delaware County Women Against Rape - $187,329.

State Children's Advocacy Center Funds

  • Family Support Line of Delaware County - Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center- $47,000.