BUCKS COUNTY – September 13, 2022 – Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) announced today that Doylestown Borough was awarded a grant for $250,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) for the further development of Broad Commons Park.
The expansion of Broad Commons Park is the second phase of the Borough’s project to develop the park, providing a playground for children ages 5-12, including custom and inclusive play structures. The project will also include required safety surfacing, fencing, ADA access and landscaping.
“The Broad Commons Park development project has been transformative for Doylestown Borough, remediating the former PennDOT maintenance site and turning it into a green space for our entire community to enjoy,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “The addition of the Tot Lot will make the park a great option for families, provide increased recreational opportunities for area youth, and highlight the legacy of Henry Mercer and the rich history of our region with tilework and artistic design.”
The state grant is through DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnership Program. Funds from this program had already been awarded for 2022, but an additional grant round was added with funds from this year’s 2022-2023 budget.
Sen. Santarsiero applauded the availability of additional funds saying, “This year’s budget saw historic investments in the outdoors and our park system. Thank you, Governor Wolf for your continued commitment to conservation and outdoor recreation projects like the Broad Commons Park project.”
In 2019, Senator Santarsiero secured $1.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funds to acquire and redevelop the existing PennDOT maintenance facility on the corner of North Broad and Doyle streets to build a new Doylestown Borough Hall, the Central Bucks Regional Police Department and Broad Commons Park.
The second phase of the park project will cost $584,667, with the additional funding provided through a local match.
For more information on the Community Conservation Partnership Program, visit the DCNR website.
BUCKS COUNTY – June 30, 2020 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) announced that Snipes Farm and Education Center received a $3,000 mini grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Education Grant Program.
Snipes Farm, located in Falls Township, will use the grant to implement the program “Where Does Stormwater Go? Linking a School, a Town and a Farm.” Through the program, high school students will explore increased rain volumes stemming from climate change and stormwater runoff impacts on water quality, and how they can effect change in the quality of their community’s environment.
“Hands-on learning is such a valuable part of education, and I am pleased to see Snipes Farm receive this grant to benefit students in our community,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “Climate change is an issue of critical importance to our future, and I am excited to see the work that both Snipes and the students will achieve toward improving the quality of our local environment.”
For more information on Snipes Farm and Education Center, visit their website.
For more information on DEP’s Environmental Education Grant Program, visit the DEP website.
BUCKS COUNTY − March 1, 2019 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and State Representative Wendy Ullman (D-143) announced a $10,000 grant for the regional chapter of Operation Homefront, a charitable organization formed in 2002 to support post-9/11 veterans and military families across the country. The grant was fully funded through the Veterans Trust Fund (VTF).
The grant will provide financial assistance to veterans in need. According to Operation Homefront, 92 percent of expenditures goes directly toward delivering programs and services to the military families who need it most. Services provided by Operation Homefront include but are not limited to helping veterans and their families move into donated homes recovered from bank foreclosures, providing school supplies to the children of veterans, and distributing thousands of dollars into emergency financial funds.
“Each and every day, veterans and their families go out of their way to selflessly serve our community and nation,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “The least we can do is be there for veterans in their time of need. With this funding, organizations like Operation Homefront continue to lead in providing quality support to our veterans.”
“The support provided by Operation Homefront helps countless veterans and military families in our communities,” Representative Ullman said. “These funds will help much needed services and programs reach those service families among us who are experiencing financial insecurity. After all they have done to make our communities secure”, Ullman added, “we must make sure we support worthy organization like Operation Homefront in making military families secure.”
The VTF is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) and funded by generous Pennsylvanians who voluntarily make a $3 donation when applying for or renewing their driver’s license, photo ID, or a motor vehicle registration.
The 10th Senatorial District includes: Bedminster Township, Buckingham Township, Chalfont, Doylestown, Doylestown Township, Dublin, East Rockhill Township, Falls Township, Haycock Township, Hilltown Township, Lower Makefield Township, Morrisville, New Britain, New Britain Township, New Hope, Newtown, Newtown Township, Perkasie, Plumstead Township, Sellersville, Silverdale, Solebury Township, Telford, Tullytown, Upper Makefield Township, West Rockhill Township, and Yardley.
The 143rd Legislative District includes: Bedminster Township, Bridgeton Township, Buckingham Township, Doylestown, Doylestown Township, Durham Township, Haycock Township, Nockamixon Township, Plumstead Township, Riegelsville, and Tinicum Township.
Sen. Santarsiero has district offices in Doylestown and Newtown and can be reached via email at SenatorSantarsiero@pasenate.com. Visit the district website at www.senatorstevesantarsiero.com.
Representative Ullman has a district office in Doylestown and can be reached at www.pahouse.com/Ullman.