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Grants

Questions about the projects?  Contact the Township Building at (610) 584-1410. 

Sound Barrier Installation

  • Grant status - awarded
  • Grant amount & source - $1,000,000; Commonwealth Financing Authority
  • Project summary - install an approximate 1,000 lf sound barrier along a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Schultz Road and Weber Road
  • Project status - under design; construction start estimated Summer 2021

Riparian Buffer Plantings

  • Grant status - awarded
  • Grant amount & source - $50,000; Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Project summary - install about 500 trees and bushes along two segments of the Zacharias Creek, near Doe Brook and Meadow Lane
  • Project status - completed

Defford Park Basin Upgrade

  • Grant status - awarded
  • Grant amount & source - $42,800; Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Project summary - improve existing stormwater basin to promote stormwater infiltration and local aquifer recharge
  • Project status - completed

Defford Road Park Trail & Bridge

  • Grant status - awarded
  • Grant amount & source - $63,000; Montgomery County
  • Project summary - construct a pedestrian trail and bridge to connect Defford Road to the nearby shopping center on Skippack Pike
  • Project status - completed

Traffic Signal Upgrade

  • Grant status - awarded
  • Grant amount & source - $211,900; Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Project summary - install smart-technology at four traffic signals on Valley Forge Road and Germantown Pike 
  • Project status - completed

Traffic Signal Upgrade Funding Match

  • Grant status - awarded
  • Grant amount & source - $27,700; Montgomery County
  • Project summary - provides a 50% reimbursement of the local match for the Traffic Signal Upgrade grant 
  • Project status - completed

Valley Forge Corridor Improvement Project

  • Grant status - awarded
  • Grant amount & source - $700,000; Multimodal Transportation Fund
  • Project summary - seeks funds for preliminary engineering for improvements to Valley Forge Road between Township Line Road / Stump Hall Road and Woodlyn Avenue, which includes the installation of (1) a center turn lane, (2) left-turn lanes at the Township Line Road / Stump Hall Road, Water Street Road and Woodlyn Avenue, and (3) a traffic signal at Woodlyn Avenue
  • Project status - work underway; project estimated to be completed by March 2021 

Zacharias Trail Extension Project

  • Grant status - application submitted April 2020
  • Grant amount & source - $326,280; Department of Conservation and Natural Resources C2P2 Program
  • Project summary - seeks funds to construct a 1.2 mile trail extension that connects to Evansburg State Park
  • Project status - grant awarded.  

Bridge Improvement Project

  • Grant status - application submitted July 2020
  • Grant amount & source - $68,520; Montgomery County Transportation Program
  • Project summary - seeks funds to repair and improve five bridges throughout the Township
  • Project status - not awarded.

Defford Park Improvements

  • Grant status - application submitted October 2020
  • Grant amount & source - $6,700; PECO Green Region Open Space Grant Program
  • Project summary - seeks funds to add buffering to trail, as well as a picnic area and add to the riparian buffer.  
  • Project status - application submitted, pending grant award determination.