Stretching capital & making projects happen, this is a primary role for CREDC.  We help access public funding to support impactful projects for our communities, high priority industries, infrastructure, and educational facilities.  Project by project, CREDC incentivizes more private investment by leveraging public programs, making the Harrisburg Region a great place to live, work and play.

Public Grants

How do seemingly impossible and incredibly expensive projects get done to benefit our communities? CREDC’s answer to that is by leveraging public dollars to stretch private investment farther. Grant money offered through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Federal Government can accomplish just that. But complying with the rules of public programs can be tedious, risky and burdensome. CREDC is highly experienced in administering many grant programs for many kinds of projects. All programs require highly qualified, connected, respected, and detail oriented administration. When eligible, CREDC fulfills that role for a cost that doesn’t throw the project budget off course.

Scope of Services:

  1. Grant Writing & Application Services
  2. Participation as the Grantee or as a Third Party Administrator
  3. Management of Program Requirements & Compliance
  4. Assisting in the Creation of Project Budgets & Schedules
  5. Tracking Project Costs & Expenditures
  6. Preparing Drawdown Reimbursement Requests
  7. Administrative Functions & Correspondence

Sample of Grant Programs:

RACP is a grant program administered by the Office of the Budget (OB) for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be authorized in a Capital Budget Project Itemization Act
  • Must have at least $1 Million in total eligible and compliant project costs
  • Must have, at a minimum, 50% of total project costs in eligible MATCH Funding that is non-RACP and no other state funds.
  • Must not be a completed project at the time of the e-RACP Application submission process.
  • Cannot be in a City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ)

ELIGIBLE GRANTEE:

  • A redevelopment authority.
  • An industrial development authority.
  • A general-purpose unit of local government (county or municipality).
  • A local development district that has an agreement with a general-purpose unit of local government under which the unit assumes ultimate responsibility for debt incurred to obtain the non-state financial participation.
  • A public authority was established pursuant to the laws of this commonwealth.
  • An industrial development agency

*CREDC is certified to act in this role for projects located in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry County*

COMPLIANCE:

  • Bidding – solicitation of a min. of 3 written bids
  • Steel Products Procurement Act
  • Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act
  • Trade Practices Act
  •  Insurance (Worker’s Comp, Gen Liab., Prop. Damage, Flood, etc.)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Public Works Contractors’ Bond Law (Performance and Payment Bonds)
  • Fidelity Bonds
  • Article 8 (Restrictions on Gov’t Entities Selling RACP Projects)

EXAMPLE PROJECT:

  • Office/Commercial Development
  • Hospitals, Medical Centers, Rehabilitation Centers, Shelters, Senior Centers, etc.
  • Multi-purpose facilities and Convention Centers
  • Parks, Stadiums, Arenas, Athletic Fields, etc.

Special Note: All details provided above do not encompass the full program. Please contact CREDC to see if your project is a good fit for RACP and more information.

LSA is a grant program for projects in the public interest. Projects that improve the quality of life of citizens in the community. Eligible projects must be owned and maintained by an eligible applicant or a nonprofit organization.

FUNDING:

  • Grants are available for projects with a total eligible project cost of $25,000 or more.
  • Grant requests shall not exceed $1,000,000 for any project.

ELIGIBLE USE OF FUNDS:

  • Acquisition
  • Construction to include renovation and rehabilitation
  • Demolition
  • Infrastructure
    • Sidewalks for public use will be considered eligible regardless of eligibility outlined in Section II. B.
  • Purchase of vehicles, machinery and/or equipment
  • Planning, consulting and design costs related to planning projects.
  • Engineering, design and inspection, to include permitting fees, for construction projects not to exceed10% of the total grant award. Limitation does not apply to a planning-only project.
  • Administrative costs of the applicant only, which are necessary to administer the grant shall not exceed 2% of the total grant request/award. Administrative costs can include advertising and legal costs, as well as documented staff expenses.
  • Contingency costs not to exceed 5% of documented construction and infrastructure costs.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Nondiscrimination
  • Project Account
  • Project Records
  • Certification of Expenses
  • Bidding
  • Prevailing Wage
  • Conflict of Interest

Special Note: All details provided above do not encompass the full program. Please contact CREDC to see if your project is a good fit for RACP and more information.

ISRP facilitates grants and low-interest loan financing to perform environmental site assessment and remediation work at former industrial sites.

USES:

  • Phase I, II and III environmental assessments; Remediation of hazardous substances

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Public entities
  • Private nonprofit economic development entities
  • Companies involved in reuse of former industrial land.
  • Entities that did not cause or contribute to environmental contamination.

FUNDING:

  • Grants and loans up to $200,000 for environmental assessments; Grants and loans up to $1 million for remediation

TERMS:

  • Interest rates of 2%; Terms up to 5 years for assessments and 15 years for remediation projects; A 25% match is required for grant and loan projects.

Special Note: All details provided above do not encompass the full program. Please contact CREDC to see if your project is a good fit for RACP and more information.

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