PITTSBURGH, PA — Today, State Senator Lindsey Williams announced a state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant of $500,000 to the Sheet Metal Industry of Western Pennsylvania for capital improvements to their Local 12 union hall and training facility in Harmar Township.

The RACP grant will help pay for physical improvements to the Sheet Metal Industry union hall, including a new HVAC system, electrical upgrades, and a new exterior door, as well as a new roof, exterior repairs, and plumbing improvements to the current training facility. Grant funds will also be used to purchase new furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the reception and kitchen area in the union hall.

“Sheet Metal Workers Local 12 provides state of the art training for workers whether they are coming from high school or starting a new career,” said Senator Williams. “I was pleased to support this RACP project because when we invest in high quality training programs, it ensures that the construction jobs across the Commonwealth are done not only safely, but to the highest degree of quality.”

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program provides grants for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreation, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects must have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact and increase levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity.

To be eligible for consideration for an RACP grant, projects must have a total cost of at least $1 million. RACP funds may be used for the construction, land acquisition, and permits.