Berwick YMCA Receives Significant State Grant to Assist In Gym Expansion

(HARRISBURG) – The Berwick YMCA was awarded a $750,000 grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to assist in an expansion project, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27). 

The funds will be used toward the construction of a new gymnasium, rehabilitation of the current 100 year old gym space and expansion of parking for the facility. 

“The Berwick YMCA is a community gathering place,” said Senator Gordner.  “The expansion of the gym has been talked about since it originally moved into the current facility over 30 years ago.  Previous projects have included a pool and a modern wellness facility for use by the members.  These funds will allow the YMCA to fully plan its next phase of expansion.”

The Berwick YMCA is also a significant facility for providing meals to underprivileged people throughout the community.

“This project will allow the YMCA to expand its ability to deliver top-notch facilities for its members, while continuing to provide a crucial role in nourishing those in need,” added Senator Gordner.  “The entire Berwick community will benefit and I am pleased to support this project.”

Representative David R. Millard (R-109) has also been supportive of the Berwick YMCA’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. 

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