Harrisburg wins $1 million in grants in first half of year

July 22, 2014

HARRISBURG  – The City of Harrisburg has received more than $1 million in grants and donations in the first six months of 2014, more than double its grant revenue in the previous year, Mayor Eric Papenfuse has announced.

“This additional revenue has provided support for vital city services,” the Mayor said. “It is another sign of public confidence in our administration and in Harrisburg’s future.”

The new grants and donations came from a variety of sources and will support the city’s Police and Fire Departments, Public Works and programs to repair city playgrounds.

New revenue from grants and donations from January-June 2014 total $1,036,800.31 Revenue from similar sources during the same period in 2013 totaled $425,950.67.

New grants and donations include:

Hershey HBG RV Bureau – $100,000.00

Hotel/Motel tax funds to be used to attract visitors and tourism and promote the City of Harrisburg


State Fire Grant – $13,619.31

To purchase firefighting equipment for the Fire Department


Dauphin County/Police – $78,843.00

Harrisburg Bureau of Police –   To pay for the In-Sync Records Management System to allow Harrisburg Police to participate in the county-wide information sharing system


Dauphin County/Fire –  $466,998.00

Harrisburg Fire Department – To pay for a new fire truck


PA DEP Section 902 Recycling Grant – $250,000.00

Public Works –  To purchase a Leaf Collector Truck and other equipment


AFG Grant – $114,840.00

Harrisburg Fire Department- to provide assistance to firefighters Grant to provide training for firefighters to meet NFPA Standards


Walmart – $2,500.00

Grant to assist in purchasing new playground equipment for 4th and Emerald Street


DCNR Peer-to-Peer Grant  – $10,000.00

To complete an assessment of five city playgrounds.


For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis at jdavis@cityofhbg.com<mailto:jdavis@cityofhbg.com>; or call 717 255 3015.



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