Miller: Nearly $9 million awarded to entities in district for redevelopment projects

HARRISBURG, Dec. 23 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, today announced nearly $9 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding that was awarded to two entities in the 42nd Legislative District.

Miller said the funding couldn’t come at a better time.

“It’s been a tough year, especially with the financial strain placed on our communities due to COVID-19,” Miller said. “But even in the worst of times, it’s reassuring to see we can find some good in 2020, most notably during the holiday season. It’s my hope both entities are able to put this funding to good use, and that we see the benefits of these state grants in the near future.”

Miller said Castle Shannon Borough was awarded $771,428 of the nearly $9 million in RACP funding for phase one of a streetscape project in the borough. Specifically, the funding will include the installation of 16,000 linear feet of new sidewalks; 15 new ADA-compliant curb cuts; 630 linear feet new curbing; 36 new electrical light poles; traffic maintenance plans; site grading; and a storm water management area.

The remaining $8 million was awarded to St. Clair Memorial Hospital. Miller said the funding will be used for a proposed outpatient center, which will allow St. Clair Memorial Hospital to care for its patients more efficiently. 

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a 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 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 revenue or other measures of economic activity.