HARRISBURG – Slippery Rock University (SRU) will soon be building new headquarters for its police department and ROTC program thanks to an $850,000 grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), according to Rep. Tim Bonner (R-Mercer/Butler).
The funding will be added to the previous $750,000 RACP grant SRU received last year. The existing police facility is too small and antiquated, and the ROTC program will now have room to grow. The new location will make it easier for the University police to respond to calls on campus and will provide the appropriate space for training, detention and dispatch areas. It will also allow the ROTC program more space for training and storage of equipment.
Funding for the project was authorized by lawmakers in the Capital Budget Project Itemization Act.
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.
“This investment will be a tremendous benefit to SRU, its students and the residents of our community,” said Bonner.
Representative Tim Bonner
8th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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