HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) announced today that The Woodlands Foundation in Marshall Township will receive $2 million in funding from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to continue to serve children and adults with disabilities and chronic illness on the campus.
The funds will be used toward building a multi-purpose program and administrative building, which will as act as the counselor dormitory. This means all operations to serve the residents will be at a centralized location.
“Co-locating all functions to one location will benefit residents and staff greatly,” Mercuri said. “Each of us deserve to live our best life, and this funding will help The Woodlands Foundation better achieve its mission of enriching the lives of children and adults with disability and chronic illness, and I am pleased to see the foundation’s compassionate leaders continue to improve and grow their organization. I am grateful to RACP for its commitment to improving the lives of residents in our district.”
Funding for the project was authorized by lawmakers in the Capital Budget Project Itemization Act.
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. These projects 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 funded by the state and cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.
The 28th Legislative District includes the boroughs of Bradford Woods and Franklin Park and the townships of Marshall, McCandless and Pine.
Representative Robert Mercuri
28th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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