McNeill: Whitehall Township to receive $1 million grant

HARRISBURG, Aug. 1 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced Whitehall Township will receive a $1 million grant for the building of a new police station.

“Whitehall Township is one of Lehigh County’s largest municipalities and as its population grows, so does the need for a larger police station,” McNeill said. “This funding is critical for the safety and protection of township residents while also alleviating some financial burdens for them.

“I’d also like to thank Governor Tom Wolf for recognizing Whitehall Township’s need for the new police station by authorizing the funding.”

The funding will be used to build a new 29,000-square-foot police station and sally port adjacent to the existing township’s municipal building. The $17.8 million project also entails creating a new lobby, which will be shared between the two buildings, two new elevators to improve accessibility for people with disabilities, and improvements to municipal garages and storage sheds.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, from which this grant was awarded, is a state grant program overseen by the Governor’s Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs.

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