Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 – A $2 million state grant was approved for Nueva Esperanza, Inc. to renovate and build on its campus in North Philadelphia, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) said today.

“This grant is excellent news,” Tartaglione said.  “The funding will allow renovations to occur and new construction to take place at the campus.”

Tartaglione said that the state grant will address various needs on Esperanza’s 7-acre campus.  The project includes the addition of a middle school gym, theatre and removal of a blighted building.

“The grant will address immediate needs and bolster the quality of the physical plant at Esperanza,” Tartaglione said.  “The facility’s footprint will change as a result of the removal of the blighted building which will open up more parking and landscaping at the site.”

Tartaglione said the grant was approved through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).  RACP grants can be used for acquisition and construction of economic development projects in a number of categories including cultural, civic, recreation and historical.

“I am very pleased that the governor has released funding for this important project” Tartaglione said.  “The ability to access state funds for critical local projects is essential to transforming communities and expanding services.”