Commissioners OK $3.2 million in Open Space Preservation and Park Improvement Grants

The 162-acre Martin Six Associates property in Elk Township is one of the recipients of a 2022 preservation grant through the Chester County Preservation Partnership Program. The Chester County Commissioners today approved the awarding of $3.2 million in open space preservation and park improvement grants. The grants are made available through Chester County’s Preservation Partnership Program,...

Mushroom festival seeks grant applications

KENNETT SQUARE — If you’ve ever been to the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, you know it’s like a large block party, where the community comes together for the weekend to celebrate the area’s most popular commodity—mushrooms. While there’s plenty to enjoy during the event, a big part of the Festival’s mission is to give back to the community—and in fact, the theme of the 2021 Festival...

Chester County Bar Foundation awards $175,000 in grants

The Chester County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chester County Bar Association, awarded $175,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations earlier this month.  All grants will help support the foundation’s mission to help Chester County Citizens understand, gain access to, and benefit from our legal system by providing support for programs and services related to the law. Chester...

Commissioners award $10M in grants to small businesses hurt by COVID

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announced Friday the awarding of $10 million in grants to 333 Chester County small businesses.  The individual grants, made available through round two of the Chester County Main Street Preservation grant program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, range from $20,000 to $49,500. “Preserving...

Families urged to apply for COVID-19 childcare grants from county

WEST CHESTER — As families struggle to cover the cost of childcare during COVID-19, the Chester County Commissioners are urging them to apply for financial relief before the December 30, 2020 deadline. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU), which administers Chester County’s childcare grant program, says as of Wednesday, 639 families representing 1,135 children have been approved for...

Lincoln U. awarded grant to expand study abroad

Janet Mingo, the new Study Abroad Fellow created through the IDEAS grant, will be a study abroad adviser, application manager, and assist with expanding the number of students obtaining their U.S. passport. LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Lincoln University has been selected to receive an IDEAS grant from the United States Department of State’s Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. The Increase...

AKA Sorority endows program at Lincoln U. for student grants

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Lincoln University has received an initial endowment of $50,000 from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® in partnership with the AKA Educational Advancement Foundation®. “We would like to thank the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for investing in our university,” said Lincoln University President Brenda A. Allen. “This $50,000 will go a long way in...

Commissioners announce $2.5M COVID-19 emergency responder organization support program

Chester County fire, EMS and law enforcement organizations to receive $2.5 million in grants to cover equipment needs and to offset unplanned expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured left is Lieutenant Pat Griffin, firefighter/EMT and, right, Rob Castaldi, firefighter/paramedic of Paoli Fire Station, cleaning equipment to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. WEST CHESTER — Chester...

Commissioners announce $10M for childcare subsidies and $5M for childcare providers hurt by COVID-19

Chester County Commissioners announce $15 million in childcare grants for families and childcare businesses impacted by COVID-19. Pictured left to right are Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline and Josh Maxwell, Downingtown Area School District Superintendent Dr. Emilie Lonardi, Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Marion Moskowitz and Chester County Intermediate Unit Executive Director...

Commissioners OK $3.5M in grants for non-profits

Commissioners and Chester County Community Foundation in front of historic Lincoln Building, West Chester, PA. Left to right: Karen Simmons, President & CEO, CCCF; Beth Harper Briglia, CAP, CPA, Exec V. P. of Philanthropy Services; Commissioner Josh Maxwell; Michael DeHaven, CPA, Chair of the Board; Commissioner Marian Moskowitz; Commissioner Michelle Kichline. WEST CHESTER — Recognizing...