Significant State Grant Awarded for Multigenerational Center in Selinsgrove

(HARRISBURG) – The Regional Engagement Center (REC) was awarded a $2,000,000 grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to assist in the construction of an Intergenerational Community Life Center, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27). 

The funds will be used to help to acquire and renovate the Selinsgrove Inn and multiple surrounding properties.  The end result would be the Intergenerational Community Life Center, combining REC’s signature youth development programs, and activities for older adults and all ages in between.

“This is a great project that will be an asset to Selinsgrove area citizens of all ages,” said Senator Gordner.  “I want to congratulate REC for its excellent vision and a successful application.”

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