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WVIA Announced As RACP Recipient


PITTSTON, Pa. – WVIA has been announced as the recipient of a $2.25 million dollar award from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) of Pennsylvania.

"We are grateful to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for selecting WVIA as a recipient of RACP funding among so many worthy applications. For over 50 years, WVIA has been proud to serve this region, and we look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence for generations to come'' said Carla McCabe, WVIA President, and CEO. “Thank you to our board members and community leaders who advocated on behalf of WVIA for this grant award as well as James Davis and the team at Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies for their support in the process.”

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. This year there were 807 applications seeking $2,933,312,080 in capital funding, 309 RACP grants were awarded totaling $465,272,053 with an average award being $1.5 million. A link to the application and award list can be found here.

More information on the RACP can be found here.

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