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New Boys and Girls Club of Erie

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, cost-effective environment.

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 features
  • an outdoor football field, soccer field, and baseball field, as well 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 administrative offices.
The new facility was completed in August, 2001.

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 services.
  • 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.
During the construction phase, we provided periodic monitoring services for the Commonwealth, including:
  • 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.

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