Local Project Receives $1 Million State Grant

HARRISBURG – A $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant was awarded today for the NuVisions Center, a nonprofit corporation based in Lewistown, Mifflin County, according to Sen. Jake Corman (R-34) and Rep. John Hershey (R-82). 

The project involves the acquisition of an existing building within the area served by NuVisions to accommodate both manufacturing and office space. The project would be designed to allow for truck traffic access for delivery and shipping purposes as well as provide adequate parking for staff, clients and visitors. 

“NuVisions Center plays a vital role in the community by improving the lives of people with vision, physical or mental impairments,” Corman said. “This is an excellent investment of state resources in a project that will positively impact the lives of many local residents.” 

Hershey toured the existing center to learn about how NuVisions provides client services and employment opportunities. 

“I want to do what I can to improve the quality of life for local residents. The services that NuVisions provides certainly benefit everyone, particularly through their community education initiatives that create awareness about living with impairments,” Hershey said. 

RACP funding can be used for acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. These projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act to provide a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact.