Attention Upper Merion Township non-profit organizations and sports, and high school seniors: The 2022 BCA Application Process Opens on December 1st!
Applications must be received by 5:00PM on Friday, April 15, 2022
Board of Community Assistance
c/o Gerri Vattimo
Upper Merion Township
175 West Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Non-profits, Sports organizations, and graduating high school seniors are encouraged to apply for a grant.
The BCA was established in 2013 through a partnership between Upper Merion Township and the Valley Forge Casino Resort. The purpose of the BCA is to provide financial assistance to organizations via grants that benefit Upper Merion residents and scholarships for graduating high school seniors who reside in Upper Merion Township.
Did You Know?
In 2022, $135,500 has been awarded to 47 recipients – 30 Organizations and 1 Sport, and 16 Scholarships, including the General von Steuben $10,000 scholarship and two Ronald G. Wagenmann $5,000 scholarships.
Since its 2013 inception, the BCA has provided more than $1.3M in grants to local organizations and college scholarships for Upper Merion graduates.
Purpose of the BCA
Membership and Term of the BCA
Membership will consist of five (5) members; two (2) chosen by the VFCR and three (3) Township citizens appointed by the Board of Supervisors. There will be no set terms for the VFCR appointees, and they will serve on the BCA at the pleasure of the VFCR. Terms of the Township appointees will be as follows: one (1) will serve a one-year term; one (1) will serve a two-year term; and one (1) will serve a three-year term. A chairperson will be selected from the membership of the BCA during January of each year at its re-organization meeting. The staff liaison to the BCA is the Township Manager or his designee.
Township citizens desiring to apply to serve on the BCA shall possess:
The BCA will meet a minimum of every other month and will meet more frequently as necessary to evaluate cases of need.
Brett Montich, Chairperson
Donna Hogan, VFCR, Vice Chairperson
Lydia Dan Sardiñas, member
Ron Bailey, VCFR
David Karen, Member
Gerri Vattimo, Staff Liaison
Greg Waks, BOS Liaison