Harrisburg, October 5, 2018 – The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools has selected Kutztown Area School District to receive $10,190 for programming to address school violence, State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) announced. Specifically, the district was the recipient of the Office for Safe Schools’ 2018-19 Safe Schools Targeted Program Grant. The grants […]

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Harrisburg, October 2, 2018 − Exeter Township will receive $2.9 million in Multimodal Transportation Fund grant funding approved today by PennDOT, Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) announced. The funds will strengthen the township’s efforts to increase safety along Perkiomen Avenue. Exeter Township will receive $2,955,670 to design and construct pedestrian improvements on Perkiomen Avenue, which includes continuous […]

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HARRISBURG, September 18, 2018 – Three local recreation and conservation projects were approved today for grant funding totaling $375,000 by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, according to Sen. Judy Schwank and Reps. Thomas Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi.   The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved grants for:  Berks County Conservation District, Antietam Valley Storm Water Improvements and Lake Restoration, $125,000  Reading, Schuylkill River Trail Gap […]

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Harrisburg, December 22, 2017  − Three organizations in Reading will receive a total of $2.25 million in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to revitalization the city and improve educational opportunities for students and the community at large. Gov. Tom Wolf today approved Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants for: Berks County Convention Center Authority, […]

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HARRISBURG, March 29, 2017 – Four Berks County municipalities will receive a total of $450,000 in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to improve water and sewer services. Sen. Judy Schwank today said the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved grants for: Kutztown Municipal Authority, Kutztown University Meter Replacement, $50,277; Topton Borough, Sanitary Sewer Pipe Lining, […]

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HARRISBURG, December 6, 2016 – Two Berks County economic development/transportation enhancement projects will receive much needed boosts thanks to $1.6 million in Multimodal Transportation Fund grant funding approved today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The funds will strengthen Muhlenberg Township’s efforts to increase safety along Fifth Street Corridor and enhance the proposed redevelopment of the […]

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Harrisburg, November 4, 2016 – State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) announced that two Berks County educational organizations have been awarded state grants totaling $40,577. The grants are for the training and compensation of school resource officers and school police officers. “These funds will help keep our students safe and allow them to focus on their […]

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HARRISBURG, July 1, 2016 – Three regional conservation, watershed protection, and civic improvement groups will receive a total of $470,000 in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to protect and enhance the outdoor experience for Berks County residents. Sen. Judy Schwank and Reps. Thomas Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi today said the Commonwealth Financing Authority […]

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READING, June 11, 2015 – Berks County communities working to help teenagers and young adults better understand the consequences of drinking and alcohol abuse today received nearly $260,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Sen. Judy Schwank, Rep. Tom Caltagirone, and PLCB Chairman Tim Holden announced the grant recipients today during a press […]

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READING, Sept. 13, 2013 – The emergency services organizations representing the men and women who answer the call to help Berks County residents in distress can now apply for state grants to pay for facilities, equipment and training. Eligible fire departments, volunteer ambulance services and rescue squads can apply for the assistance online through the […]

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