Community Funding Projects

The House Committee on Appropriations announced this year that they would bring back member directed Community Project Funding for the first time in over a decade. Community Project Funding is a vital way that Members of Congress can advocate for projects in their communities. Using the guidance provided by the Appropriations Committee, my staff and I solicited dozens of worthy projects to choose from.

Like so many things in this job, I couldn’t do this alone!

That’s why I assembled a non-partisan panel of 9 community leaders from across the district that were as diverse as we are here in Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District. Below you will find the 10 projects that we have selected with the help of that board of community leaders based on the value they will bring to the community.

Community Project Funding Requests on Behalf of Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District

The following projects are listed in alphabetical order by applicant:

Applicant: Albright College, Camp Building 1801 N 12th St.

Requested Amount: $1,484,987

Purpose: To support the Science Research Institute initiative to connect Albright students with children of Reading who can be exposed to STEAM learning so that they might fill these highly desired jobs of the future.

Letter certifying there is no personal financial interest in this project.

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Applicant: Borough of Sinking Spring, 940 Penn Avenue, Wyomissing PA 19610

Requested Amount: $1,865,624

Purpose: To realign the roadways and crossroads intersections that serve a regional population of over 60,000 people in the eleven municipalities of western Berks County.

Letter certifying there is no personal financial interest in this project.

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Applicant: Borough of West Grove, 117 Rosehill Ave, West Grove, PA 19390

Requested Amount: $271,169

Purpose: To repair the Borough’s 60-year-old sewer system that will cause catastrophic environmental damage without intervention.

Letter certifying there is no personal financial interest in this project.

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Applicant: Chester County Department of Facilities , 313 West Market Street West Chester PA 19380

Requested Amount: $645,609

Purpose: Installation of 26 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at County government-owned sites throughout Chester County, Pennsylvania will help eliminate one of the largest barriers to electrical vehicle ownership and reducing carbon emissions from transportation.

Letter certifying there is no personal financial interest in this project.

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Applicant: City of Coatesville, One City Hall Place. Coatesville, PA 19320

Requested Amount: $8,000,000

Purpose: For the construction of a multimodal commuter parking facility adjacent to the new train station and properties owned by the Coatesville Redevelopment Authority as a catalyst for economic development.

Letter certifying there is no personal financial interest in this project.

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Applicant: County of Berks, 633 Court Street Reading, PA 19601

Requested Amount: $750,000

Purpose: To conduct necessary environmental and capacity studies to restore commuter rail service to Reading, Pennsylvania. When completed, the rail line will create economic opportunity for our region and remove vehicles from our congested interstates.

Letter certifying there is no personal financial interest in this project.

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Applicant: Lincoln University, 1570 Baltimore pike Lincoln University PA 19352

Requested Amount: $166,000

Purpose: For the development of a certificate awarding program on equity and inclusion at the United States' first degree-granting Historically Black University.

Letter certifying there is no personal financial interest in this project.

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Applicant: PennState Health St. Joseph Medical Center, 2500 Bernville Road Reading, PA 19605

Requested Amount: $500,000

Purpose: To provide direct to medical and dental services to underserved people who live in the rural areas of Berks County who have limited access to primary and specialty medical care through the purchase of a mobile community health center.

Letter certifying there is no personal financial interest in this project.

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Applicant: United Community Services for Working Families, 1251 N. Front Street Reading PA 19601

Requested Amount: $453,511

Purpose: To provide teenagers and young adults in an economically disadvantaged area academic, vocational, and life skills training.

Letter certifying there is no personal financial interest in this project.

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Applicant: United Way of Chester County , 479 Thomas Jones Way Exton PA 19341

Requested Amount: $100,000

Purpose: To support the operational costs including navigation services, counseling services, administration costs and costs to advertise The United Way’s Financial Stability Center services.

Letter certifying there is no personal financial interest in this project.