Roe announces $200K grant for New Garden park

Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) announced today that New Garden Township has been awarded $200,000 from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to further develop New Garden Park. “The funding is to be used to construct parking areas, a driveway, walkways, a pavilion and basketball court; and install state-of-the-art playground equipment, and landscaping,” said...

Meehan announces $42K federal grant for Longwood Fire Co.

Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-7) announced Tuesday that Longwood Fire Company earned a $42,286 federal grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The grant will support the fire company’s acquisition of lifesaving rescue equipment. “The AFG program provides essential funding for equipment and safety programs for fire departments...

Bentley Systems pledges $250K to Chester Co. Historial Society

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is pleased to receive a technology pledge of $250,000 from Bentley Systems for the upcoming exhibition Chester County: A Place in History. The pledge will aid CCHS in developing interactive components for this exhibit such as touchscreens, mobile tablets, handicapped-accessible devices, computer-based kiosks and listening stations, audio...

County gives Oxford $575K for Wheeler Blvd. improvements

Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, Betsy Brantner – Oxford Borough Manager, John Thompson – Oxford Borough Council member, Randy Teel – Oxford Borough Council member, Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline and Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell. OXFORD — The Chester County Commissioners awarded the Borough of Oxford $575,000 of 2015 Community Revitalization Program...

County Historical Society gets $400K grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) announced Tuesday that it had received an implementation grant of $400,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the upcoming exhibition Chester County: A Place in History. The grant program is extremely competitive. Of the 212 grants awarded nationally, CCHS was one of only ten to receive funding in the Museums, Libraries, and Cultural...

CC Historical Society awarded grant for marketing

Funds from William Penn Foundation to be used to look at name, other issues WEST CHESTER —  The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) announced Monday it received a grant award from the William Penn Foundation focusing on marketing. Specifically, the grant-funded project will examine the “Chester County Historical Society” name, as well as the names of its buildings and other...

Kennett Sq. picked for county revitalization grant

Seven county boroughs receive funds, Kennett Sq. to get funds for Streetscape WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners approved $2.6 million in Community Revitalization Program grants, this week. “These grants will improve communities across Chester County, focusing on urban areas,” said Commissioner Chair Terence Farrell. “Seven boroughs will use the money for the ‘downtown’...