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Collegeville Receives Montco 2040 Grant

Collegeville Receives Montco 2040 Implementation Grant

from Montgomery County

Collegeville, PA June 5, 2020 – Collegeville has received a 2020 Montco 2040 Implementation Grant for its Creekside Park. The grant, aimed at implementing the county comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, is one of fifteen recently awarded by the Montgomery County Commissioners. These 2020 grant awards account for $2,250,000. Since the program’s inception in 2016, over $7.5 million has been awarded to projects.

Collegeville – Collegeville Boat Ramp Park Project

Collegeville Borough will create a park, consisting of a boat ramp, boat storage, parking area, picnic tables, and landscaping, adjacent to the Perkiomen Creek, which will provide access to the creek for canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing. The boat ramp is a newly discovered existing feature that will be restored by members of the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy. The boat ramp will also form a midpoint along the newly funded Perkiomen Creek Water Trail. 

Montco 2040 Grant Award: $106,876

The Borough is looking forward to moving ahead with the creation of the park along Perkiomen Creek and the boat ramp is a big part of that project. This park will open the Perk Creek to residents and bring visitors to the Borough. 

The Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program is intended to assist municipalities in making targeted physical improvements that achieve real progress toward the goals of Montco 2040 and its themes of Connected Communities, Sustainable Places, and Vibrant Economy.

Projects were evaluated in terms of impact, county and local planning consistency, project readiness, and funding attributes by a committee made up of planning commission board members and interdepartmental county staff. Projects were also given heightened consideration when addressing one of three focus categories for 2020: Walk/Bike Montco – Trails, Paths, Sidewalk Connections and Bike Facilities; Downtown and Community Destination Support; or Adaptation and Resiliency. Visit www.montcopa.org/Montco2040GrantProgram for more on the grant program and to see all of the grant recipients. For questions, contact Scott France at 610-278-3747 or via email at sfrance@montcopa.org.

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