Midstate businesses request millions of dollars in grant funding

Ioannis Pashakis//April 14, 2021

Midstate businesses request millions of dollars in grant funding

Ioannis Pashakis//April 14, 2021

A greenhouse expansion for Cumberland County-based medical marijuana grower and processor Organic Remedies and the demolition and redevelopment of York’s Manna Pro building are just two of many projects that midstate businesses have asked for state grant funding to help complete.

Pennsylvania’s Office of the Budget announced all of the state’s businesses and organizations that applied for grant funding through its Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) this month.

The program is administered by the office and awards funds to economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.

To be funded, a project must have a regional or multijurisdictional impact and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenue or other forms of economic activity.

Midstate businesses and organizations submitted 59 applications, asking for over $200 million.

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of York requested $10 million for its Manna Pro Redevelopment project, under which the city would demolish the Manna Pro building near the York Fairgrounds and redevelop the site into a mixed-use manufacturing and hospitality/retail site.

Organic Remedies, a medical marijuana grower, processor and distributor, requested $2 million through the program to renovate and expand its existing organic greenhouse facilities.

York developer Pasch Companies requested $1 million to help it conduct flood plain restoration for its 450-acre Freedom Square project.

Several health care projects would benefit from the funding. Lancaster General Hospital requested $1.5 million for the demolition and renovation of part of its second floor.

Integrated Development Partners, an engineering consultant in Wormleysburg, requested $2.5 million for help in the construction of Hamilton Health Center’s new Steelton Borough facility, which will include medical exam rooms, administrative offices and clinical spaces.

The total list of projects and their requested grant funds includes:

Adams County

  • $2 million for the ACHS Museum; Archives and Education Center; Adams County Historical Society; Cumberland Township.
  • $1.5 million for Northern Adams County childcare and community health; Bermudian Springs School District; Huntington Township.

Cumberland County

  • $3 million for Allenberry 2.0 restoration; Allenberry Resort and Lodging LLC; Monroe Township.
  • $1.26 million for Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center reconstruction and rehabilitation; Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center; Carlisle Borough.
  • $5 million for the Hall of the American Soldier Visitor and Education Center; Military Heritage Foundation; Middlesex Township.
  • $2 million for the Organic Remedies Grower and Processor Facility; Organic Remedies Inc.; Middlesex Township.
  • $2 million for the removal of blight and redevelopment of Carlisle Pike intersection; Koloman Development LLC; Hampden Township.
  • $3.22 million for renovations to Sadler Health Center Trindle Road; Sadler Health Center Corp.: Hampden Township.

Dauphin County

  • $5 million for redevelopments to the Atlas Building; Mighty Group Holdings LLC; Harrisburg.
  • $4 million for the Harrisburg JEDII Center; The Bridge HBG LLC; Harrisburg.
  • $1 million for Dauphin County Library System Walnut Street Harrisburg Expansion; Dauphin County Library System; Harrisburg.
  • $2.5 million for the Hamilton Health Center in Steelton Borough; Integrated Development Partners LLC; Steelton Borough.
  • $2 million for the Harrisburg Events Center; 2201NFS LLC; Harrisburg.
  • $1.01 million for Harrisburg Scottish Rite Cathedral and Theater preservation; Harrisburg Scottish Rite Cathedral and Theatre and the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Central Pennsylvania; Harrisburg.
  • $8 million for Harrisburg’s MLK City Government Center; City of Harrisburg; Harrisburg.
  • $5 million for Judicial Center and Public Parking in Midtown Harrisburg; 400 Reily Street Management; Harrisburg.
  • $2 million for the Hershey IcePlex; Derry Township ICDA; Derry Township.
  • $1.5 million for the Market Street Harrisburg Events Pocket Park; Market Street Quad LLC; Harrisburg.
  • $4.25 million for the Penn State College of Medicine Comparative Medicine Research Facility in Hershey; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine; Derry Township.
  • $2.5 million for improvements to the Presbyterian Apartments; Presbyterian Senior Living; Harrisburg.
  • $419,000 for the PSU-HBG Bio-Behavioral Research and Education Clinic in Middletown; The Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg Campus; Lower Swatara Township.
  • $5 million for Susquehanna Union Green; Hawthorne SPELLC; Susquehanna Township.
  • $2.5 million for the Swatara Township Municipal Complex Facility; Swatara Township.
  • $1.5 million for the West Hanover Township Municipal Complex; West Hanover Township.

Lancaster County

  • $4 million for an expansion to the Arconic Lancaster Mill; Arconic Corp.; Manheim Township.
  • $10 million for Black Horse Distribution Center; Wright Ebersole LLC; East Cocalico Township.
  • $950,000 for City of Lancaster Police Station renovations; City of Lancaster.
  • $1 million for expansions to Janus School STEM; The Janus School; Mount Joy Borough.
  • $1.5 million for an expansion to Lancaster General Hospital Cardiology; Lancaster General Hospital; Lancaster.
  • $1.5 million for renovations to the National Watch and Clock Museum Facility; National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Inc.; Columbia Borough.
  • $2.5 million for the new Lancaster Public Library at Barney Ewell Plaza; Lancaster Public Library; Lancaster.
  • $2 million for the Pleasant View Communities Cultural Center; Pleasant View Communities; Penn Township.
  • $5 million for Rebman’s building redevelopment; OZFund Inc.; Lancaster.
  • $5 million for Warwick School District Facilities capital improvement program; Warwick School District; Warwick Township.

Lebanon County

  • $1.04 million for barn rebuild; Prairie Fire Farms Foundation; East Hanover Township.
  • $8.42 million for City of Lebanon Transit Intermodal Center and Parking Garage; City of Lebanon; Lebanon.
  • $4.99 million for Eastern Lebanon County High School athletic facilities; Eastern Lebanon County School District; Jackson Township.
  • $3.5 million for LVC Nursing and Interdisciplinary Health Education facility; Lebanon Valley College; Annville Township.
  • $2.74 million for Whole Plants Health expansion; Whole Plants LLC; Lebanon.

York County

  • $4 million for 15EPhiladelphia—York; 15 E Philadelphia LLC; York.
  • $1.3 million for Air Dynamics Industrial Systems Corp.; York.
  • $2.32 million for Appell Center infrastructure revitalization; Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center; York.
  • $6 million for Ballpark Commons northern gateway; York County Industrial Development Authority; York.
  • $2.5 million for Byrnes Health Education campus expansion; Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center Inc.; York.
  • $3 million for the Children’s Aid Society childcare center; Children’s Aid Society SOPA COB Inc.; York.
  • $10 million for the Codorus Greenway; York County Economic Alliance; York.
  • $7.24 million for the Community Progress Council Integrated Services Building; Community Progress Council Inc.; York.
  • $4 million for the Crispus Attucks York African American History Museum; Crispus Attucks York; York.
  • $3.25 for Emanuel Community Development – veterans housing and health care; Emanuel Community Development Corp.; York.
  • $1 million for Freedom Square; Pasch Companies; Conewago Township.
  • $10 million for Manna Pro redevelopment; Redevelopment Authority of the City of York; York.
  • $1 million for Hanover trolley trail; York County Rail Trail Authority; Heidelberg Township.
  • $5 million for the North West Triangle York Plan 2.0 Innovation and Equity District; 3tc robotics LLC; York.
  • $4.21 million for the Roth’s Church Road community partnership; YMCA of York and York County; Spring Grove Borough.
  • $5 million for the Springettsbury Township police and administration building; Springettsbury Township.
  • $4.7 million for the Susquehanna Discovery Center; Susquehanna Heritage Corp.; Hellam Township.
  • $2.5 million for renovations to the UPMC Hanover emergency department and emergency department behavioral health; UPMC Hanover; Hanover Borough.
  • $3 million for York County History Campus – library and archives; York County History Center; York.
  • $1 million for York County Libraries Capital Project 21; York County Libraries; York.

A complete list of all the grant requests in the state can be found here.