– Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) today announced that a $1 million state grant has been awarded to the Army Heritage Center Foundation for an expansion project to the Hall of the American Soldier Visitor and Education Center.
“I have been advocating for funding for this project through various avenues and am pleased to see the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program recognize the importance of this project by granting the needed funding,” said Gleim.
The project will complete an expansion to the existing Visitors' Education Center (VEC) facility, which has been completed in multiple phases over the last 10 years. The project is funded jointly by both the federal and state governments. The addition will add 30,000 square feet to the existing facility to include a museum gallery to support exhibits; multi-purpose rooms of various sizes for educational programs, special events and conferences; and a catering kitchen to support events.
“The Army Heritage Center is a gem in our community and the visitor center, in combination with the outdoor Army Heritage Trail, is a popular attraction that helps educate visitors on the importance of the U.S. Army to our nation’s history,” said Gleim.
The funding was awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). 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.
Representative Barbara Gleim
199th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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