Mensch Announces State Funding for Projects in Lansdale, Trappe Boroughs

Harrisburg — Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) today announced the approval of state grants to fund community projects in Lansdale and Trappe boroughs in Montgomery County.

Lansdale Borough will receive $20,217 in Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program funds to help pay for upgrades to Stoney Creek Park. The work includes installing a paved parking lot and a rain garden to manage stormwater runoff, and improving ADA accessibility.

Trappe Borough will receive $423,833 to help pay for installing sidewalks and pedestrian crossings along Main Street. The project is part of an initiative to attract new visitors to the downtown area. 

“Parks and downtowns are part of healthy, thriving communities, and I’m happy to announce these grants to support worthy local projects,” Mensch said. “It’s important that some of the tax dollars we pay to the state come back to our municipalities to help fund priorities close to home.”

The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development that administers many of Pennsylvania’s economic development and community improvement programs.

The Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program funds projects that involve development, rehabilitation and improvements to public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation.

Multimodal Transportation Fund grants are used for transportation development, rehabilitation and enhancement projects, including work to improve streetscapes, lighting, sidewalks, pedestrian safety, transportation system connections and transit-oriented development.

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com.  State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at facebook.com/PASenatorBobMensch/ or Twitter @SenatorMensch.

Contact: Lidia Di Fiore ldifiore@pasen.gov (215) 541-2388