Hill-Evans: $13 million in grants awarded for local projects

York, Nov. 21 – Five projects throughout York County have received funding approval from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program totaling $13 million, according to state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York.

“These projects mark a major state investment in our region,” Hill-Evans said. “In the education, health, and economic sectors, these projects will have a lasting impact on our community, and I want to thank everyone involved who has helped make them happen.”

The following projects have been awarded funding:

  • $4.5 million to Northern York County Police Commission
  • $4 million to York Country Day School
  • $2 million to WellSpan York Hospital
  • $2 million to the York County Economic Alliance
  • $500,000 to LogosWorks

The $4.5 million awarded to Northern York County Regional Police will provide for a new facility to increase staffing capacity, create a space for specialized police operations, and provide the facilities necessary to maintain the health and wellness of the department's officers.

The $4 million award for York Country Day School has been earmarked to build additional classrooms and multiple flex spaces to be used for specialized teachings, such as speech pathology and core subject acceleration and remediation. The classrooms will include pertinent technology for both in-school and remote instruction in addition to desks, chairs, and other project-based learning areas.

The $2 million award to WellSpan York Hospital will be utilized to construct an additional 150 parking spaces and to support WellSpan’s 9-story surgical and critical care tower expansion project. Hill-Evans said this project would improve access to advanced specialty care for complex conditions.

The $2 million award to the York County Economic Alliance will fund the redevelopment of the former federal post office located in downtown York. Redevelopment will include facade improvements, stabilization and restoration of the interior structures, and preparation of the building for occupancy by a large anchor tenant. The construction process will seek to restore historic features and maintain the historic integrity of the property wherever possible.

The $500,000 award to LogosWorks will provide a staging facility designed to serve as a backbone structure connecting the under-resourced community to economic opportunity through direct programming and partnerships with nonprofits and businesses. The facility features classrooms, meeting rooms, a training center, a kitchen facility, and a fitness/wellness center.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.