Significant State Grant Awarded for PSSA Event Venue Construction

(HARRISBURG) – The Northumberland County Industrial Development Authority was awarded a $1,000,000 grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to assist in the expansion of the Pennsylvania State Shotgunning Association (PSSA) facilities in Elysburg, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Kurt A. Masser (R-107). 

The funds will be used toward expanding its facilities on the 215 acres that the PSSA already owns over a 6-phase project.  The RACP grant will be used for Phase 1, which includes: permitting, excavation, improvement of access, construction of a sporting clays course and installation of necessary infrastructure.

“This is a great project that will add many jobs and infuse millions of dollars into our local economy,” said Senator Gordner.

“Upon completion, this will be a destination facility,” added Representative Masser.  “PSSA will have the capability of hosting year-round events and national tournaments.”

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