Hill-Evans announces $12.5 million in grants to benefit region

HARRISBURG, Nov. 1 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that York County has received $12.5 million in grants from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program that will benefit organizations throughout the 95th Legislative District, including York City.

“This influx of money from the RACP benefit York and it’s residents,” Hill-Evans said. “I am diligently working to strengthen this community—and these grants are another step in the right direction.”

Grant recipients, award amounts, and the projects being funded include:

  • City of York Health and Safety Complex ($1,500,000): The Pine Street School (Sylvia Newcome Center) will be renovated to house the consolidated operations of the Bureau of Health in this project.  A public health clinic is planned within the renovated space as well as the addition of a mental health division in conjunction with the police department; the addition of a multi-purpose room which will provide activities for students in grades 3 through 12. Classroom space will be provided for theatre, dance, photography, cosmetology, and physical fitness education and activities.
  • Community Progress Council Integrated Services Building ($5,000,000): CPC will use these funds to support the construction of a new, integrated service building that is more cost effective to operate. Construction, land acquisition, and parking improvements as well as soft costs such as design, legal, permitting, inspections, and construction management will be included in the funding. 
  • York County Agricultural Society Redevelopment ($4,000,000): The funds will be used for building renovations and upgrades and overall modernization of the buildings and venues throughout the York Fairgrounds. There are numerous upgrades needed to the grandstand and the various buildings. The perimeter fencing around the fairgrounds will be constructed and/or upgraded to provide additional security to the grounds and buildings.

Also, as part of awards in York County, Newberry Township was awarded $2,000,000 as part of a project for a multiuse emergency services building.  Northern York County Regional police serve North York Borough – in the 95th district. 

RACP is a state program administered by the Office of the Budget whose grants aim to bolster community development and economic activity.