Hill-Evans announces more than $6 million in grants for local projects

YORK, Dec. 29 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced a series of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants that will help enhance local programs and also allow for the upgrade of historic buildings in York.

“This state money delivers some much-needed assistance to our community,” Hill-Evans said. “It helps life-saving programs – including CASA, the domestic violence shelter and Keystone Kidspace – continue their important work. It also helps preserve several important buildings that help make York unique and the place we call home.”

The grants include:

  • $1.5 million to the city of York: Perform physical improvements and obtain ADA compliance for four rapid-response fire houses, including the Laurel Fire Co. – which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • $1.5 million to Redevelopment Authority of the City of York: Historic restoration of exterior and upgrade the interior of Penn Market.
  • $1.4 million to YWCA York: Make capital improvements, including a redesign and improvement to sections of the ACCESS York Domestic Violence Shelter.
  • $1 million to CASA: Renovate and remodel building to allow for the increase of its workforce.
  • $650,000 to Keystone Kidspace: Upgrade and renovate the historic York Armory.

“I would encourage any municipality or organization not approved in this round of grant releases to not lose hope,” Hill-Evans said. “Don’t hesitate to reach out to my office for assistance. My office would be happy to provide any help needed.”

The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.