Holy Family University was awarded a $1.5 million grant for campus enhancement from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program on Thursday, September 5, 2018. Plans for enhancement are still being developed but will include renovations to the Campus Center and Holy Family Hall, designed to bring all student services under one roof to improve student access and enhance their experience.
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 funding is intended to provide economic stimulus to the state’s economy and help create quality, family sustaining jobs for Pennsylvanians.
“We were truly thrilled and grateful to receive word that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted Holy Family University $1.5 million for campus renovation,” said President Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, PhD. “Our University’s mission is to serve regional students in an accessible, affordable manner, and this grant will allow us to continue to meet students’ facility needs now and in the future.”
In the spring of 2018, Holy Family University engaged Kimmel—Bogrette of Blue Bell, PA to guide a campus masterplan process that will address the space needs of the university and its students going forward. The RACP grant will help the University implement some important aspects of the plan.
“This grant represents a significant foundation that enables us to move forward with our planned campus enhancements. The support from State Senator John P. Sabatina and State Representative Michael J. Driscoll were key in our bid to secure this important infusion,” said Dr. James C. Garvey, Vice President for University Advancement.
The RACP grant will allow Holy Family to begin campus projects as the University continues to seek additional financial resources to move these projects to completion.