Scarnati Announces $5.1 Million in Local Community & Economic Development Grants

(HARRISBURG) – Four local projects have been selected to receive a total of $5.1 million in state funding from the State Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati explained that RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.

“Today’s approval of grants for these local projects will have a tremendous impact upon our region,” Scarnati said. “State investments in rural Pennsylvania are crucial to the future stability and success of our communities.”

Scarnati explained that in the 25th Senatorial District the following projects were approved for Clearfield, Clinton and Elk counties: 

Clearfield County

  • City of DuBois – DuBois Main Street, Streetscape Project – $1,500,000 grant

This funding will aid with the beautification project linking a residential neighborhood with Downtown DuBois and DuBois Penn Highlands Hospital. The project will replace broken or missing sidewalks and driving surfaces throughout the neighborhood and downtown. In addition, lighting will be installed and utilities will be replaced as needed.

  • City of DuBois – DuBois Memorial Park Revitalization Project – $600,000 grant

State funding for this project will assist with park improvements, including the resurfacing of the tennis and basketball courts, replacing the decking on the skate park, a new senior league field grandstand, new fencing and turf in the infield and expansion of the roof on the Cherry Amphitheater to accommodate more performances. Additionally the City pool will be overhauled with a new pool heater, sliding board and general grounds work improvements.

Clinton County

  • Lock Haven University Foundation – East Campus Renovations – $1,000,000 grant

This funding will be used to build “The Lock Haven University Wrestling Center” on East  Campus.  This state-of-the-art facility will meet the LHU Wrestling Program’s needs for many years to come. The major components of the project include a wrestling room, cardio/strength training  facility, locker rooms, training room, entry sequence and display area, and administrative offices.

Elk County

  • Domtar Paper Company LLC – Project Red – $2,000,000 grant

This grant will be used to assist the Johnsonburg mill with the conversion of two existing pulverized coal fired boilers to natural gas.

 

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