22 Bucks Community Organizations receive Redevelopment Authority Grants
Bucks County non-profits will be receiving funds through a Redevelopment Authority of Bucks County (RDA) grant.
The RDA announced at a May meeting 22 Bucks County community non-profits have received grants totaling $150,000 in an effort to counter the impacts of the Corona virus outbreak.
The funds are generated through gross terminal revenue from Parx Casino as part of the Emergency Nonprofit Relief Program.
“When I drafted the legislation creating the Municipal Grant Program I did so to help our local communities offset any effects from the introduction of casino gaming at Parx,” said Senator Tomlinson. “Now these critical funds will be used to help offset the effects of a pandemic that forced Parx to shut down. I commend the Redevelopment Authority for thinking outside of the
box and for working together with the County to help non-profit organizations continue their operations that will benefit our communities while we work to defeat COVID-19.”
Funding will be targeted to organizations that are currently providing critical services to Bucks County residents in response to the challenges of COVID-19 The maximum grant request was $10,000.00, officials said.
“During this unprecedented time, the Redevelopment Authority is going to do everything possible to support Bucks County communities. I want to thank the County Commissioners and county staff for their efforts to initiate these emergency relief programs,” said Jeff Darwak, Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority.
Funding will be targeted to organizations that are currently providing critical services to Bucks County residents in response to the challenges of COVID-19. The maximum grant request was $10,000.00, officials said.
A list of the nonprofits assisted through the RDA COVID-19 Emergency Nonprofit Relief Program is pictured below.
“Our non-profits have shown an amazing ability to meet the public’s need on shoestring budgets. But, now, they would have almost no ability to assist if it weren’t for the generosity and quick response of the RDA,” said Bucks County Commissioner Chair, Diane Ellis-Marseglia.
The nonprofit assistance program follows the Emergency Economic Rapid Response Loan Program providing loans to small businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector.