The application window for the next round of grants from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program began July 25 and runs through Aug. 19.
Administered by the Office of the Budget, the program awards millions of dollars in grants across the state, including central Pennsylvania, every year.
A recent example is $1.5 million allocated to expand the York County Food Bank warehouse to a new facility on King Street and renovate the hunger-free client-choice pantry on West Princess Street.
According to the RACP webpage, projects – which must have a total cost of at least $1 million – are eligible if they have a “cultural, civic, historical, regional or multi-jurisdictional impact and generate substantial increases in employment, tax revenues or other measures of economic activity.”
They’re also projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.
Grantees must be a local government unit (city, borough, township or county); a public authority; a federally designated Local Development District; or an industrial development agency certified as such by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority board.
Paula Wolf is a freelance writer