Thursday, February 14, 2013
A $115,000 grant that Hatboro received will aid in the purchase of a new and larger vehicle for recycling pickup.
Tired of breaking down and tying your boxes for recycling? By year’s end, Hatboro officials said residents would no longer need to do that. Hatboro Borough Manager Fred Zollers said the borough found out recently that its $115,000 recycling grant was approved. The funding, which requires a 10 percent municipal match, would be used to buy a new and much larger vehicle for recycling pickup. “This will be like a standard trash truck,” Zollers said of the rear loader trash truck. For residents, that means no more breaking down boxes, according to Zollers. “We’ll be able to take them,” he said. Currently, Hatboro recycles plastic, cardboard and paper. Zollers said “everything but Styrofoam and PVC pipe” is collected. Click here for specifics …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Hatboro-Horsham High School students won a $5,000 grant to complete a "rain garden" at the Jarrett Nature Center.
Shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Hatboro-Horsham High School science teacher Vanessa DeLuca's class was surprised by a goose wearing a Wawa T-shirt, members of the media, school administrators and several other dignitaries. The reason: Students' "rain garden" stormwater filtration project had won a $5,000 Environmental Community Service Award and will now become a reality. As part of the project, several native plants will be seeded in the wetlands at nearby Jarrett Nature Center. When the plants are fully grown they will filter out pollutants that would otherwise enter nearby creeks and ponds. The rain garden will help the environment and, in addition, "look very attractive," Jarrett Nature Center consultant and volunteer Richard …
Monday, April 2, 2012
The grant program helps low-income families pay their heating bills.
Monday, April 2, 2012
The application deadline for Pennsylvania’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) grant program has been extended until April 13. The LIHEAP program provides grants of up to $1,000 to help low-income families pay heating bills during the winter months. LIHEAP also offers crisis grants of up to $300 for families that experience heating emergencies, such as a broken furnace, fuel shortage or utility termination. Grant amounts are based on income, family size, type of heating fuel and region. Applications for LIHEAP are available at the county's assistance offices, in Norristown at 1931 New Hope St., and in Pottstown at 24 Robinson St. For more information, call 610-272-1752. Applications are also available at local utility companies and…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The township was awarded a $144,500 grant to help cover a $300,000 improvement project.
New playground equipment and a pavilion will be installed at Kohler Park by late summer 2012, according to Horsham Township Manager Bill Walker. New restrooms, as well as the installation of public water and sewer and a drinking fountain at the Horsham Dog Park will follow in 2013, he said. All new features will be ADA compliant and will use environmental best management practices. Much of the estimated $300,000 project will be funded by a $144,500 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The Horsham Rotary Club committed earlier this year to raising and contributing $75,000 and Horsham Township plans to chip in the remaining $80,500. "This project will encourage more of our residents to interact with …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The Horsham-based farm and education center won funds to help teach area youth about farming and healthy eating.
Facebook voters spoke. Birds Eye® listened. Pennypack Farm and Education Center in Horsham, a finalist in frozen vegetable king Birds Eye's "Share the Wonder" grant competition, earned $15,000 worth of votes on the social media site. Pennypack will use the funds to provide educational programming for children to teach them the importance of eating well, where food comes from and how to grow food organically and sustainably. “With this Birds Eye grant, we hope to nourish the minds of our local children and help educate them about vegetables and how easy and fun it is to enjoy them at every meal," Kristy Gregory, president of Pennypack Farm and Education Center said in a press release. Pennypack - one of 100 organizations that applied for …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Horsham farm and education center is in the running for a $20,000 grant and needs votes, via Facebook, to win.
From seed planting to nurturing of young sprouts to cooking and eating them, Pennypack Farm and Education Center hopes to engage youngsters in every aspect of vegetable food production. And you can help to ensure that the Horsham-based farm and education center succeeds in that mission by casting votes on Facebook. The number of votes Pennypack receives as a finalist in the Birds Eye Share the Wonder grant program will determine the amount of grant money will be awarded. Through Oct. 13, readers can vote here to support Pennypack as they vie for a chance to win up to $20,000 as a grant finalist. As of Thursday afternoon, Pennypack had the second-highest number of votes. Award winners will be announced on Oct. 17.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Montgomery County will be providing nearly $2 million in revitalization funds to seven communities.
Navigating to the Hatboro train station and finding parking for dining, shopping and more could become easier for borough visitors once a $40,000 grant to fund directional signs are put in place. The grant is part of a countywide community revitalization program that will provide seven Montgomery municipalities – including Hatboro - with roughly $1.8 million for enhancement of public facilities. “Basically, wayfinding signs are directional, meant to show you where things are,” county planning section Chief Brian O’Leary said. “These are signs to point you to landmarks or attractions, like ‘Here’s where the parking is, here is where the train station is,’ signs to show the way.” O’Leary said that each town in the program submits its own …