Krueger-Braneky announces grants for local projects

HARRISBURG, Dec. 22 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky announced Friday that Neumann University was awarded a state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant.

The university in Aston Township was awarded $1.5 million for the infrastructure, construction and other costs for the addition of the Student Life and Health Sciences Center on campus.

“Neumann University is a valuable resource in our community, and this project will allow the university to continue and enhance its good work,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware. “I’m pleased that the state saw fit to provide funding to support this project.”

Other projects that received funding included a $500,000 grant awarded for improvements at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The funding will support work to replace and upgrade Crozer-Chester’s central power plant.

RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, 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.

RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.