Pocono Family YMCA Awarded $750,000 In State Funding For Improvements

Tuesday, Pennsylvania announced $10 million in grants to fund projects throughout the commonwealth through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). Amongst the projects named was the Pocono Family YMCA in Stroudsburg.

The project is funded with $750,000 through the RACP. It will add new space to the existing facility, expanded child care services, up-to-date gyms, new community spaces, aquatic center improvements, inclusive locker rooms, family changing areas, and additional parking spaces.

“Hyper-local investments are the building blocks to success,” said Governor Wolf. “These dollars have the potential to transform neighborhoods and the lives of those who live there.”

Pocono Family YMCA President and CEO Scott Peckins is excited about the planned construction. “Just wonderful news for the greater Stroudsburg community and for all who appreciate what our Pocono Family YMCA has to offer. The facility upgrades and renovations have been a few years in the making,” said Peckins. “While we appreciate the history of our buildings, some of which were built more than a century ago, we look forward to our future and being able to serve a growing Monroe County with exciting and innovative structures and technology.”

Representative Maureen Madden, who has been an advocate for the YMCA improvement project, is happy about the announcement. “For years, I have worked tirelessly with the YMCA, other local leadership, and the Wolf administration to help secure funding for the YMCA because I know these are really good people doing really good things, and the greater Stroudsburg community will benefit,” said Madden.

According to the Office of the Budget, the 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.

Construction on the project is expected to begin in 2023.

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