DAWOOD AND SWATARA TOWNSHIP SECURE $3 MILLION IN STATE GRANTS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY

Eisenhower Boulevard municipal complex safety plans on display at Swatara Township, PA, open house.

(Harrisburg, Pa.) Dawood Engineering helped Swatara Township acquire $2.5 million of Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding during the past year to design and construct a new public safety building at the Eisenhower Boulevard municipal complex—part of a running state grants total aimed at community enhancements.

RACP funds enable the Township to modernize police and emergency operations center facilities and feature improved technologies. Upgrades affect safety systems, evidence storage, joint training locations, and secure special victim and mental health advocate offices.

“Made possible by the leadership of our state legislative delegation and support from Dawood, RACP funding allows us to deliver a facility equipped with leading-edge first responder services and health and safety measures,” said Jim Fosselman, manager, finance director and treasurer with Swatara Township and Swatara Township Stormwater Authority. “RACP grant application assistance is just one example of how Dawood’s team guides us to achieve capital improvement program goals.”

Beyond building renovations, Dawood Municipal Services Director Jesse Suders, MPS, GISP, helped the Township secure more than $500,000 from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Gun Violence Investigation & Prosecution Grant Program in December 2022 to bolster public safety.

“Dawood takes a holistic approach to planning, development, and technology implementation in the best interests of our community stakeholders,” said Suders. “We take pride in partnering with municipalities such as Swatara Township to engineer safe and sustainable shovel-ready projects.”

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