Local Projects Receive State Grants Totaling $6 Million

Projects in the 47th Senatorial District were recently awarded state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants totaling $6 million according to Senator Elder Vogel.

Stefanik Properties LLC, was awarded $2 million for the proposed development of the Stafanik Industrial Park on an 18-acre site in Center Township, Beaver County. The project includes the proposed construction of two buildings and the development of infrastructure to support the site.

The Western Central Pennsylvania Electrician Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee was awarded $1 million for the construction of a proposed state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot IBEW 712 Apprenticeship Training Center in Neshannock Township, Lawrence County. The training center will include several classrooms and laboratories dedicated to different fields of study, including computers, tele-data, fire alarms and security systems, motor controls, conduits and residential.

Midland L.P. was awarded $2.5 million in two grants for infrastructure improvements in the Borough of Midland, Beaver County. The project includes infrastructure installations and needed water and sewer upgrades in the borough to serve future growth and development.

The Borough of Monaca, Beaver County, was awarded $500,000 for its for its civic center project, which will house all borough services (administration, fire and EMS) and provide ample space for community use and parking.

“These grants support the efforts to promote job training an economic development in our region,” Senator Vogel said. “The new IBEW training facility will certainly ensure that its students are masters of a trade that is definitely in high demand. The Stefanik Industrial Park will further enhance the attractiveness of our region for businesses looking for a great location to set up shop,” said Senator Vogel. “Additionally, the funding for Midland and Monaca boroughs will support their residents by ensuring basic municipal services are available and reliable, all while positioning our region for future growth and development.”

RACP began in 1986 with an initial investment of $400 million to fund eligible projects via Act 63 of 1987. Since the enactment of the Capital Facilities Debt Enabling Act (Act 1 of 1999), the executive branch determines how many projects can be financed within a legislatively authorized maximum debt limit.

 

CONTACT:               Jennifer Goehring       jgoehring@pasen.gov