Aument Announces More Than $4.6 Million in Redevelopment Grants for Local Lancaster Communities

LANCASTER – Sen. Ryan Aument (R-36) announced that three Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants totaling more than $4.6 million were awarded to the district.

The first grant, in the amount of $673,000, will be used for The Janus School’s STEM Expansion.

“The Janus School is a vital resource in our community, as it provides alternative education options not found in traditional classroom settings for students with learning disabilities,” said Sen. Aument. “This grant will help further the school’s mission to change lives through helping students with different learning styles unlock their full potential.”  

The second grant, in the amount of $3 million, will be used for the Black Horse Distribution Center project. It will streamline Pepperidge Farm’s bakery operations by building a state-of-the-art distribution center across from its manufacturing site.

The third grant, for $1 million, will provide more senior living options by expanding the existing Manheim campus of Pleasant View Communities into the neighboring 50-acre Hoffer Farm property. It will also be used to create a community cultural center, which is proposed to be 16,000 square feet of multi-purpose space that will be open to Pleasant View residents and the public. Lastly, the funding will provide additional opportunities for relaxation and recreation, such as sports courts and an aquatics center.

“This funding will be used to improve the access to care and quality of life for current and future Pleasant View residents, as well as members of the general public. From a trail system to an outdoor arena to a hydroponics center, we all should be excited about these new opportunities,” Sen. Aument said.

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 state-funded and cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.

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