PHMC wins a third round of funding from PA’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program
Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities, has been awarded a $2.69 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This is PHMC’s third round of RACP funding, bringing its total to $6.44 million. The first two rounds of RACP funding have been used to support the ongoing development of the PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar, an innovative and integrated public health campus designed to serve the needs of the West and Southwest Philadelphia communities.
PHMC will use this most recent award to support the expansion of its outpatient programs for adults and children, and to begin the construction phase of an adult and child/adolescent outpatient mental health and substance use disorder program.
“We are humbled and proud to have been awarded the RACP grant for a third time,” said Richard J. Cohen, PHMC President and CEO. “The work we are doing through our PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar demonstrates the power of collaboration, partnership and engagement with the community. Our great thanks to local elected officials, core partners and community supporters as we look to our shared vision of an integrated health and wellness campus with a focus on serving our West and Southwest Philadelphia neighbors.”
The RACP funds are supporting the renovation, restoration and development of the PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar, which opened on March 25, 2021. PHMC is working with partners – Penn Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation – to transform the site into a 21st century hub for health and wellness. The project also supports local job retention and job growth, with an estimated $217 million in economic impact based on an independent review from Econsult Solutions, Inc.
PHMC would like to thank the following individuals for their support, encouragement and letters of support for the Campus: Senator Anthony Williams, Senator Vincent Hughes, Representatives Rick Krajewski, Amen Brown, Matt Bradford and Joanna McClinton, and Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, as well as the community leaders and Cedar core partners.
The RACP is a Commonwealth-funded grant program that supports the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. Additional information about the program can be found on the Office of the Budget’s website at www.budget.pa.gov.
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