Zabel announces $4.5 million in state grants for local projects

DREXEL HILL, Dec. 28 – State Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, announced a series of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants that will have a positive impact on his legislative district and the surrounding region.

“State money will allow several important and life-changing projects in our region to proceed that will help improve and enrich the lives of people in our region,” Zabel said. “It has been rewarding to play just a part in this team effort, working alongside other state representatives, state Senator Tim Kearney and countless officials to help these local projects move one step closer to reality.”   

The grants announced include:

  • $1.5 million for Delaware County: Upgrades to 911 communications in the county.
  • $1 million for Upper Darby Township: Site prep and construction of a new, repurposed community center. 
  • $1 million for Haverford Township: Repurpose site of former elementary school.
  • $500,000 for Delaware Community College: Renovation and expansion of Early Childhood Learning Center.
  • $500,000 for Delaware County Memorial Hospital: Conversion of existing space to an Adult Behavioral Health Unit.

The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.