Hanna announces second $1 million RACP grant for Lock Haven University

LOCK HAVEN, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre, today announced that Lock Haven University was awarded another $1 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding for Phase II of an integral restoration project.

The project involves renovating a section of the East Campus, which is the former Lock Haven High School, creating additional indoor event space for job fairs, art shows, food fairs, other community events and the formation of the LHU multi-sport athletic complex.

“With this second award of $1 million in the past year, the East Campus renovation is closer to fruition and shows Governor Wolf’s commitment to LHU and Clinton County as a whole.”

As the third-largest employer in Clinton County, LHU employs 493 full-time and 41 part-time employees with family-sustaining wages and benefits. The total cost of the renovation project is estimated at over $9 million. The expected project competition date will be approximately one year from the date of demolition.

“These awards are extremely competitive. As a Lock Haven High School and LHU graduate myself, I am excited for the redevelopment of this building and look forward to it serving students and our community for years to come. LHU, Lock Haven City and Clinton County as a whole will see the benefits from this investment.”

The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. Projects selected for funding have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues or other measures of economic activity.