Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program
The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (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. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, 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 state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.
New Procedures to Apply for RACP Grant Funding and Announcement of Round 2017/1
Administration, as part of its commitment to a “Government that works,” has
enhanced and streamlined the RACP grant submission procedures, while
maintaining the primary tenets of the program. Starting with the next Round, Candidates will submit an
Electronic Application (e-RACP Application) to apply for RACP
grant funds. E-RACP Applications can only be submitted during an Open Funding
Round. The new process will alleviate the time and funding burden
associated with the prior business plan submission procedures. Please be advised that Round 2015/1 & 1A has been finalized. If you have not received an award in 2016, you will need to reapply during our current open window for future grant consideration.
Open Window for Round 2017/1 Announcement
The new window for Round 2017/1 will be open for 30 days during the period from January 4, 2017 through February 3, 2017.
The new e-RACP Application submission has been conceived to
enhance productivity both at the Candidate level and the Commonwealth through a
more efficient use of resources. This new process will allow
Candidates to not only save time and preserve needed capital for their project,
but also perform more accurate projections regarding their construction
activities. Successful Candidates that receive a RACP grant award in
the next round will then prepare a formal Application and Business Plan to
include details and documentation not supplied during the e-RACP Application
submission period to continue through the grant funding process.
For a visual representation of our instructions, please click here
to go to our Webinar.
NOTICE: Please note that if you received an award prior to Round
2017/1, you can utilize the revised formal Application and Business Plan Handbook (previously called Application Handbook)
to prepare and send to the Office of Budget your formal Application and
Business Plan to start your grant process. Please explore the menu
options at right for detailed information about RACP guidelines
and requirements; e-RACP Application and formal Application and
Business Plan processes; project submissions, awards and Itemizations; and
handbooks, forms, and contact information, etc.
NOTE: Requests for information in accordance with the Right to Know Law (RTKL), must be submitted
directly to OBRightToKnow@pa.gov. Requests sent to any other email address listed on this website will
not be considered an official RTKL request. Please see the OFFICE OF THE BUDGET RIGHT TO KNOW LAW POLICY (PDF) document for more information.
Be advised that any information included in the submission of an e-RACP Online Application (Pre-Award-Application) and/or Application and Business Plan (Post-Award-Application) and any attachments thereto may be subject to the Right-to-Know Law in Pennsylvania.