Lancaster City to invest funds in community facilities

The City of Lancaster looks to invest a portion of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds in community facilities serving Lancaster City residents

Capital projects that support public programs, improve quality of life and public health, create economic opportunity, and promote equitable outcomes for residents will be funded by the investment. 

Sealed proposals will be accepted via the Pennsylvania Electronic Document and Bid Management website, www.pennbid.net, through 11 a.m. on Jan. 23, 2023. 

The City of Lancaster said it is seeking creative, sustainable ideas for projects that enhance community facilities. Examples include, but are not limited to: 

  • Building or renovation of community health centers, youth centers, libraries, centers for arts and culture, parks and public places   
  • Building or renovating childcare, education, health, and social service facilities. 

ARPA funding in the amount of $39.5 million was allotted to the City of Lancaster in 2021. In September 2021, a public engagement process regarding the use of ARPA funds was launched. 

Community feedback identified a desire for improved community services in areas including public health, youth support, parks and recreation, and more. Community facilities are at the forefront of delivering these services to residents in Lancaster City

The City of Lancaster will offer three virtual Q&A sessions for interested applicants to attend. The sessions are scheduled for Dec. 6 at 11 a.m., Dec. 20 at 1 p.m., and Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. Information on how to join will be posted on PennBid and cityoflancasterpa.com.