Kim welcomes $3.4 million in grants to benefit the region

HARRISBURG, Nov. 21 – Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today announced three grants totaling $3.4 million have been awarded for projects in Harrisburg.

“These are just three of the many recent projects that have been made possible by state funding,” Kim said. “Bringing state dollars back to the district for residents is very important to me in my work as a state legislator.”

The funding is provided by the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program which is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.

The following projects have been awarded:

  • $1,500,000 - Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania for construction of the Homeless Veterans Transitional Community. Funds will be used to prepare a site for a community center and Tiny Homes, which will serve veterans in need.

  • $1,000,000 - Harrisburg Scottish Rite Cathedral and Theatre/ Children's Dyslexia Center of Central Pennsylvania. This grant will fund the replacement of the 17 roofs on the building, as well as a complete renovation of the elevator system, auditorium, banquet rooms, commercial kitchens and other upgrades.

  • $900,000 – Swatara Township for the construction of a Police Department and EOC facility. Construction plans also include an adjoined administrative building that will be funded by other sources.

“I’m happy to bring resources to the people who need and deserve them,” Kim said, when speaking of the Veterans Transitional Community. “It’s the least we can do for the veterans of Pennsylvania. Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania has done an extraordinary job of looking after those who served; I’m honored to help them in their mission.”

Kim also said the grants for the Harrisburg Scottish Rite buildings and Swatara municipal building renovations are money well spent. She looks forward to the positive impact they will have on the community.