Local Projects Receive $2.5 Million in State Grants

Harrisburg – Three Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants totaling $2.5 million were awarded today for important health care and economic development initiatives in Cambria and Clearfield counties, according to Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35).

Telehealth Suites, LLC, will receive $1.4 million to revitalize the former Cambria-Rowe Business College building as an opioid monitoring call center. The project includes land acquisition, plumbing construction, a new HVAC system that incorporates COVID-19 prevention technology, replacement of electrical wiring and systems, abatement and contingency.

Saint Francis University will receive $500,000 for Phase 4B of its Rural Health and Wellness Complex project, which includes the renovation and expansion of Sullivan Hall.  Once completed, Sullivan Hall will feature a modernized learning environment with digitally equipped classrooms, seminar rooms for small-scale, interactive classwork, and a range of specialized laboratories.

Clearfield County Economic Development Corporation was awarded $600,000 for the development of a 20,000 square-foot, steel-shell building on an approximate 5-acre lot in the Clearfield Commerce Park.

“These are all important grants that support the health and safety of our communities and encourage job growth and economic development,” said Senator Langerholc. “The ongoing battle against opioids, coupled with COVID-19, have clearly shown the need for training and resources for our healthcare workers and the community.  These grants support and promote those efforts.”

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.

 

Contact:        Gwenn Dando           gdando@pasen.gov