Northumberland County Receives Significant State Grant to Assist In Courthouse Restoration

(HARRISBURG) – Northumberland County was awarded a $1,500,000 grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to assist in its historical courthouse restoration project, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representatives Kurt A. Masser (R-107) and Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).

The funds will be used toward Phase I of the project, including: restoration of the exterior, ADA ramp, bell tower, window sills, masonry, plumbing, HVAC and electrical system, as well as, the conversion of the current law library into a fourth courtroom.

“I want to recognize the Northumberland County Commissioners for their hard work on this application for critical grant funding,” said Senator Gordner.  “I am pleased that Governor Tom Wolf saw the merit in their action and authorized the release of key RACP funds.”

“I’m excited to see Phase I get the funding it needs to get it off the ground,” added Representative Masser.

“This project will allow this historic building to continue to serve the residents of Northumberland County for many decades to come,” said Representative Culver.

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 mstephens@pasen.gov