Kim announces $9.25 million in grants to benefit region

HARRISBURG, Nov. 1 – Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, announced today that three Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants were awarded to Dauphin County to fund projects in the region that will serve residents.

“I am thrilled to announce these RACP grants that will benefit the region,” Kim said. “Such significant funding means we can continue to invest in Dauphin County, which also means investing in everyone who lives here.”

Recipients of the RACP grants, award amounts, and the projects they will be funding include:

  • FNB Stadium Upgrades ($6 million): There are multiple components of the project including new field lighting and renovation of the existing locker rooms; a new building, on stilts, inside the stadium perimeter down the third base line that will serve as the new home team clubhouse; the existing boardwalk will be expanded to provide more area for more activities and local organizations to have concourse tables during games; and scoreboard replacement.
  • Harrisburg University of Science and Technology ($1.75 million): Harrisburg University plans to construct new facilities for applied research, education, and workforce development focused on emerging technology sectors in food, agriculture, and environmental science. These facilities will house the HU Center for Advanced Agriculture and Sustainability, featuring education and workforce development programs alongside industry-oriented applied research and technical innovation.
  • Pennsylvania STEAM Academy Rooftop Playground ($1.5 million): Pennsylvania STEAM Academy will transform a portion of the rooftop of its Midtown Academic Building into a rooftop playground to provide a stimulating indoor play area for its elementary and middle school students. As an indoor, climate-controlled space, the project offers an innovative, safe, and weatherproof play area for children conveniently located within the building and accessible year-round. A canopy of solar panels will provide filtered light and generate solar energy to partially power the school building.

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