Sen. Yaw: Over $3.5 Million in NAP Funding Awarded in Lycoming, Sullivan Counties

HARRISBURG –State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) recently announced $3,530,007 in Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) that will be distributed across Lycoming and Sullivan Counties to assist low-income individuals and improve distressed areas in those communities. 

“The Neighborhood Assistance Program allows businesses, communities, and organizations to work together to revitalize our neighborhoods and improve access to job opportunities, quality education and affordable housing,” Sen. Yaw said. “I am pleased to see this impactful investment in these worthy projects across the 23rd District.”

Among the awardees was the Pennsylvania College of Technology Foundation, which received $1,056,250 in partnership with Coterra Energy, according to Yaw, who serves as Chairman of the Penn College Board of Directors.

“We are most grateful to Coterra Energy and its subsidiaries for partnering with us on this significant Neighborhood Assistance Program initiative, which will allow us to enhance labs and instructional spaces – and the overall student learning experience – in two popular academic programs, while expanding enrollment capacities for each,” said Penn College President Michael J. Reed. “Additionally, we are able to provide valuable scholarship assistance to veterans and first responders – two very deserving student populations.”

 The remaining projects include:

Lycoming County 

  • Lycoming County SPCA – $22,000 to provide financial assistance to those living in low-income and underserved areas for animal care.
  • Camp Susque – $88,500 to provide funding to Phase 1 of the Camp Susque Community Pool Project. 
  • Central PA Food Bank – $2,078,257 to provide fresh, nutritious charitable food to families living at or below 185% of the federal poverty line. 
  • The New Love Center – $33,000 to purchase healthy, fresh food to meet the capacity of need and help the area food insecure.

Sullivan County

  • Loyalsock Foundation – $252,000 to complete Phase 1 in the construction of a half-mile permanent gravel access road for The Summit: Center for Wellness.

The funding was part of $36 million awarded to 261 projects statewide through NAP, which provides tax credits to businesses that contribute to nonprofit organizations’ efforts to revitalize communities. Through the NAP, businesses can receive tax credits of up to 80 percent on the contributions they make to a qualifying community project. 

For more state-related news and information, constituents can visit Senator Yaw’s website at or follow him on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.


Elizabeth Weitzel

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