Snyder County Receives Significant State Grant to Assist In Courthouse Expansion

(HARRISBURG) – Snyder County was awarded a $500,000 grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to assist in its courthouse expansion project, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27). 

The funds will be used toward the ongoing project of expanding the Snyder County courthouse, which houses most county governmental operations.  These various governmental offices are currently out of space in their current facility. 

“I want to recognize the Snyder County Commissioners for working hard to find ways to meet their infrastructural needs, while maximizing their budget as much as possible toward providing services for the residents of Snyder County,” said Senator Gordner.  “This grant is one way that the state can assist the Commissioners in those efforts.”

The project calls for the purchase and renovation of a 6000 sq. ft. former bank building that is adjacent to the current courthouse.  After completion, Snyder County government will have additional office space, a new public meeting room and new space for the Court system.

“This project will take an abandoned building in the heart of downtown Middleburg and put it to use for the good of all county residents,” added Senator Gordner.  “I am pleased that Governor Tom Wolf saw the merit in this action and authorized the release of key RACP funds.”

Representatives Fred Keller (R-85) and Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108) have also been supportive of the County’s application throughout the process.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (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 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. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. 

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928