Senator Yaw Applauds State Grant Awarded to Lycoming College

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that Lycoming College will be the recipient of a $500,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to aid with the construction of a new music facility.

“I applaud the extraordinary vision of the College’s administration and its many partners who are enabling this project to become a reality,” Sen. Yaw said.  “I am excited about what this means to the Lycoming College community and the city of Williamsport and applaud them on receiving this important state investment.”

The project includes construction of a 17,000 sq. ft. music facility on the southeast corner of the College’s campus. This facility will connect to the Welch Honors Hall on the corner of East Fourth Street and Basin Street. Minor interior renovations to the Honors Hall will also be required to create a connection between the two buildings and allow for re-purposing selected interior spaces.

“Lycoming College is incredibly pleased to receive a $500,000 RACP grant in support of our new music facility,” said Kent C. Trachte, Ph.D., President of Lycoming College.  “We are particularly excited because this project will continue the transformation of the Old City section of Williamsport and advance the College’s commitment to building a facility that will both enhance our music program and the cultural life of our community.”

Once complete, the facility will provide new classroom space, a 4,000 sq. ft. rehearsal hall, two large and eight small practice rooms, faculty offices, conference room, student collaboration space, and space for support services.

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