Point Township Project Receives State Funding

(HARRISBURG) – A Point Township, Northumberland County project was awarded a $1,000,000 grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108). 

Button Holdings, Inc., with the assistance of SEDA-COG, successfully applied for funds to assist in the construction of a new rail-served propane/butane terminal.  Currently, the area obtains propane and butane by having it trucked in from outside sources.  A more efficient way to provide this fuel is to have it delivered via the North Shore Railroad, stored in tanks and then have it delivered locally by delivery trucks.  Phase I of this project, which this grant applies to, would call for the installation of five 80,000-gallon propane tanks and one 80,000-gallon butane tank.  Future expansion plans would double that capacity at the site.

“I want to thank Governor Tom Wolf for recognizing the merits of this project and authorizing the release of critical state funds to help get it off the ground,” said Senator Gordner.

“When completed, this project will allow for the safe and efficient delivery of important fuel sources for our local homes and businesses,” said Representative Culver.  “I am excited that Button Holdings has selected Point Township to locate this new facility.”

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