LCH and The Fund for Women and Girls partner to bring access to care

LCH Health and Community Services (LCH) announced that it has been selected as a Core Grant recipient from The Fund for Women and Girls of Chester County. This funding will further empower the organization to continue its mission of providing essential healthcare and community services to women and girls across the Chester County area. The Fund for Women and Girls has long been dedicated to advancing...

The Regional Foundation presents $500K check to Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance

L-r: Deb Bentzel, The Regional Foundation Senior Program Officer; Amber Little-Turner, Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance Executive Director; Kevin Dow, The Regional Foundation Executive DirectorCREDIT Robert Williams The Regional Foundation presented the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance with a  check for $500,000 on March 27, representing the Neighborhood Grant awarded to the organization in collaboration...

Coatesville gets $959K grant to implement Ash Park Master Plan

Ash Park. Courtesy, City of Coatesville. The City of Coatesville will receive a grant of $959,752 to implement the Ash Park Master Plan Phases I and II. The 9.3-acre park is situated between Walnut and Kersey Streets and serves residents over a three-mile radius. Senator Casey, partnering with Representative Chrissy Houlahan, successfully funded 14 Community Project Funding priorities through the House...

Commissioners OK funds to renovate Liberty House

The Chester County Commissioners have approved $2.8 million in renovation funding for Phoenixville-based Liberty House, for structural improvements and upgrades to the 48 affordable housing units located there. At last week’s public meeting, Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline approved more than $2.8 million in contract funding to Pennrose Properties...

County awards Phoenixville revitalization grant

The Chester County Department of Community Development awarded the Borough of Phoenixville a grant of $727,278 as part of the Community Revitalization Program for the Bridge Street and Starr Street (SR-29) intersection improvement project. The project will modernize the existing three-way intersection, allowing for better flow of traffic and increased pedestrian safety by adding a straight-through...

County OKs $4.2M grant to preserve open space and improve parks

The 156-acre Starr Farm in East Bradford Township, one of the recipients of a preservation grant through the Chester County Preservation Partnership Program. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline approved the awarding of $4.2 million in open space preservation and park improvement grants at the most recent public Commissioners’ meeting....

Chesco gets grant to study lack of Internet access in southern portion of county

Grey metallic patch cords pluged to the switch. WEST CHESTER — The PA Department of Labor and Industry has awarded a $200,000 grant to conduct a Southern Chester County Internet Access Study, following concerns raised by community and business representatives of the region, and a successful application by the Chester County Department of Community Development. The application for funding followed...

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center Receives $50K grant from Chesco Community Foundation and County

WEST CHESTER — The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center announced that it has received a  $50,000 grant from the Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF) and Chester County Commissioners (CCC) to support the venue’s ongoing “Raise Up The Curtain” initiative. As part of CCCF’s and the CCC’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the funds will be used to reopen...

Commissioners announce COVID grants to county school districts

Chester County Commissioners allocate $10 million in CARES funds to support public schools in Chester County impacted by COVID-19. Pictured with a check for $10 million presented to the Chester County Intermediate Unit are (from left to right): Dr. Emilie Lonardi, District Superintendent, Downingtown Area School District; Dr. George Fiore, Executive Director, Chester County Intermediate Unit; Chester...

County granted $3.74 million for farm preservation

At its recent meeting, the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board awarded Chester County the highest level of funding, $3.74 million, to preserve nearly 150 more acres of farmland on two Chester County farms.  The state board announced an overall spending threshold of $38 million for the purchase of development rights from 38 farm owners state-wide – the highest spending total in over...