New Boys and Girls Club of Erie
Services: Technical & Financial Review of Grant Applications, Construction Phase Monitoring
Client: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of the Budget
Location: Erie, PA
Project Costs: $4.5 Million
The previous Boys and Girls Club facility originally built to
accommodate 3,000 children could no longer support the full
scope of community programs. The Boys and Girls Club of Erie decided
to build a new, modern facility that would meet today's needs of
children and provide accessibility for 6,000 youths in a safe,
The new facility was constructed two miles east of downtown Erie on 18
acres of property donated by the International Paper
Corporation. Designed to serve as a model for other clubs and a source
of pride and inspiration for the children of Erie, the new site
The new facility was completed in August, 2001.
- an outdoor football field, soccer field, and baseball field, as
- an indoor 500-seat basketball court, swimming pool, 40-seat
theatre, art room, library and computer facilities, general
recreation facilities, locker rooms, laundry area, and
The Boys and Girls Club of Erie funded the project with a combination
of private funds obtained through fundraising drives, private
financing, and a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through
the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
Thomas & Williamson assisted the Commonwealth in reviewing the grant
application and provided monitoring services for the Commonwealth
during the construction phase.
During the grant application phase, we worked with the Boys and Girls
Club and the Commonwealth to provide the following review
During the construction phase, we provided periodic monitoring
services for the Commonwealth, including:
- Verification of funding sources and amounts
- Review of the project budget and cost estimates
- Development of a Cash Flow Schedule to determine if interim financing was required.
- verifying the receipt of funding;
- reviewing the bidding and contract procedures;
- monitoring the status of the construction; and
- verifiying that grant compliance issues were being followed.