$50,000 State Grant Awarded for Lewistown Revitalization Project

(HARRISBURG) – Downtown Lewistown Inc. in Mifflin County has been awarded a $50,000 state grant through the state’s Keystone Communities Program to continue efforts to encourage revitalization and economic development in the city, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).

Corman said the organization will use the grant for the for the continued implementation of the façade and building improvements program located in Lewistown’s designated Keystone Community district. The project will encourage reinvestment in older commercial and mixed-use structures in the core downtown district.

“Downtown Lewistown has been working successfully since 2000 to strengthen the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods and revitalize the entire community,” Corman said.  “This grant will help them to continue that to make progress in this important revitalization effort.  The end result will be a better place for area residents to live, work and raise their families.”

Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Keystone Communities program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community that jointly support local initiatives such as the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities; social and economic diversity; and a strong and secure quality of life.

CONTACT: Jennifer Kocher (717) 787-1377