HARRISBURG – Rep. Leslie Rossi (R-Westmoreland) announced today that the Ligonier Valley YMCA will receive $1.5 million to from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to supplement the facility’s ongoing Utilizing Our Past for the Future renovation and expansion project.
“I am always grateful to play a role in bringing home state funding with the objective of making our communities even better places to live, work and raise a family,” said Rossi. “Without question, the Ligonier Valley YMCA is a leader in delivering irreplaceable services and programs, especially for our children and young adults,” said Rossi. “The lion’s share of this progress is thanks to the generosity, resources and tireless efforts of many local individuals, businesses and charitable organizations who recognize the importance of maintaining a full-service YMCA in Ligonier Borough. I look forward to the completion of these desperately-needed facility upgrades, which will benefit residents of all ages for years to come.”
As the largest childcare provider in the area, Ligonier Valley YMCA is designating a significant portion of the funding to renovate current classrooms; implement security improvements; and establish dedicated training space for staff. Additionally, a new sprinkler system will be installed for the entire building; HVAC will be upgraded for improved air flow; drafty windows will be replaced; and the men’s locker room will be relocated to the first floor. A new kitchen area will also be built to serve meals and snacks.
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.
For information or assistance with any state-related issue, contact Rossi’s district offices in Mount Pleasant and Ligonier, or by calling 833-431-0505.
Representative Leslie Rossi
Pennsylvania House of Representatives