E-BLAST: Update: Safely reopening schools and child care

(Jun 05, 2020)

As you know, Pennsylvania closed school buildings and child care facilities early in our fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. This had a very real impact on our communities and families and, now that we are moving forward in the reopening process in Montgomery County, I know there are many questions and concerns. To that end, below is an update on guidance, issued this week, regarding the reopening of schools and child care facilities. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Montgomery County moving to ‘yellow’ soon

(Jun 03, 2020)

Information about Montgomery County's move to the yellow phase of reopening Read more

 

E-BLAST: COVID-19 Update: Property Tax/Rent Rebates arriving early

(May 20, 2020)

Latest news on COVID-19 and the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. Read more

 

E-BLAST: COVID-19: Help is available for utility bills

(May 18, 2020)

Information on the new LIHEAP Recovery Crisis program Read more

 

E-BLAST: COVID-19 Update

(May 15, 2020)

Latest update on COVID-19 Read more

 

E-BLAST: COVID-19: Phased reopening plan; Unemployment updates

(Apr 24, 2020)

Latest COVID-19 updates Read more

 

COVID-19 resources for PA business

(Apr 07, 2020)

COVID-19 SUPPORT FOR PA BUSINESSES FEDERAL Contacts: Visit: https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/find/?type=SBA%20District%20Office&pageNumber=1 to find your local Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office Programs: Coronavirus Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources Information Visit: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – Loan Program and Forgiveness to help eligible businesses cover the costs of payroll, health care benefits, rent, mortgage interest, and utilities during COVID-19. Loan has a maturity of 2 years and interest rate of 1.0%. Open to small businesses, restaurants, hotels, tribal businesses, non-profits, independent contractors, and gig economy workers. Contact your local lender to see if they participate in this program! Loan period: February 15, 2020 through June 30, 2020. Visit: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp. Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Loan – Loans up to $2 million for small businesses (3.75% interest rate) and private, nonprofit organizations (2.75% interest rate) suffering as a result of COVID-19. Loans for fix debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills. Advance of up to $10,000 for small business owners experiencing loss of revenue. Loan advance will not have to be repaid! Apply here: Read more

 

E-BLAST: COVID-19 Updates and Resources

(Mar 29, 2020)

Updates and resources for navigating the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more

 

School safety grants awarded around Montgomery County

(Feb 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – Montgomery County state representatives today announced school safety and security grants awarded to school districts throughout the county. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee awarded a total of $53.7 million in school safety grants. Montgomery County awards are as follows: Abington School District: $455,550 Agora Cyber Charter School: $143,226 Cheltenham Township School District: $45,000 Colonial School District: $45,000 Hatboro-Horsham School District: $45,000 Jenkintown School District: $30,000 Lower Merion School District: $45,000 Lower Moreland Township School District: $40,000 Methacton School District: $221,370 Norristown Area School District: $467,756 North Montco Technical Career Center: $150,000 North Penn School District: $45,000 Perkiomen Valley School District: $45,000 Pottsgrove School District: $40,000 Pottstown School District: $490,000 Souderton Area School District: $460,437 Springfield Township School District: $40,000 Spring-Ford Area School District: $45,000 Upper Dublin School District: $45,000 Upper Merion Area School District: $45,000 Upper Moreland School District: $40,000 Upper Perkiomen School District: $40,000 Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center: $72,994 Wissahickon School District: $45,000 Below are reactions from Democratic state Read more

 

E-BLAST: What you need to know this February

(Feb 19, 2020)

Read about the 2020 Census, funding to help first responders, and the many ways my offices can help you. Read more

 

PennDOT services at my offices

(Jan 31, 2020)

My office can assist with a variety of PennDOT issues, including disability plates and placards, birth and death certificates, reduced registration renewals for those who qualify, and photo card applications. Read more

 

E-BLAST: What you need to know this January

(Jan 23, 2020)

Included is information on programs and services to take note of this month. Read more

 

Bradford announces over $100K in funding for local first responders

(Jan 22, 2020)

“Fire and rescue services are the backbone of any successful community, and I am grateful for the heroic work of our firefighters and emergency personnel,” Bradford said. Read more

 

Bradford announces $2K Ag and Youth grant for Stewart Middle School in Norristown

(Jan 09, 2020)

The funding will support the garden program for students to gain hands-on experience. Read more

 

Notary services at my district offices

(Dec 03, 2019)

Did you know you can visit either one of my district offices to obtain free notary services for state-related documents? Read more

 

Bradford discusses minimum wage on Comcast Newsmakers

(Nov 20, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Matt Bradford recently had the opportunity to talk about minimum wage on Comcast Newsmakers Read more

 

Bradford announces $184K in fresh food grants to Norristown Area School District elementary schools

(Jul 17, 2019)

These grants not only keep the youngest students in Norristown School District well nourished, but the program also allows educators to teach more about smart and healthy eating habits. Read more

 

Reps. Bradford, Saylor Vow To Work Together To Eliminate Hate In PA

(Jun 27, 2019)

We didn't get to include money in the 2019/20 budget to create a nonprofit security grant program and help organizations like the Tree of Life better protect themselves against hate crimes, but we did get a commitment today to make sure action happens in the fall. Read more

 

House Government Oversight Committee Launches First Investigation, Reps. Grove and Bradford Announce

(May 09, 2019)

HARRISBURG – Republican House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) and the committee’s Democratic chairman, Rep. Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery), announced today the committee has launched its first investigation. Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Alleghey/Westmoreland) request the committee investigate the implementation of a recently enacted lobbying disclosure law. “The spirit of the law was to make lobbying more transparent in Pennsylvania and the committee has been tasked with finding out if this is indeed the case,” Grove said. “The aim of the committee is to provide oversight within state government. It is extremely fitting Leader Cutler requested this investigation as it is a law he drafted for which we are providing oversight.” Specifically, the Republican and Democratic leaders requested the committee review the Department of State’s implementation of transparency provisions to determine if the goals are being met. Under the law, the Department of State must publicly post on its website filings from lobbyists within seven days of receipt. “I’m very much looking forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure transparency. The unique nature of this committee’s structure allows truly bipartisan work, and I'm looking forward to what we can accomplish together,” Bradford said. The nine-member Read more

 

Bradford announces $1 million in grant funds awarded in Montgomery County

(Mar 27, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 27 – State Rep. Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery, today applauded funding for a pair of redevelopment projects in Montgomery County. The funding, totaling $1 million, will benefit projects in Norristown and Plymouth Meeting. Each project will receive $500,000, approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority , which administers a variety of Pennsylvania’s funding programs to help grow the Commonwealth’s economy, create jobs and improve cultural and recreational assets across the state. “This is outstanding news for our region,” Bradford said. “I am thankful to the CFA for its investment and for partnering with the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority on these projects.” At Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, the funds will be used to build a new parking lot between the lower lot and Harding Boulevard. The new lot will add 222 parking spaces and will allow the zoo to continue its expansion. In Plymouth Meeting, the funds will be used at the Plymouth Meeting Mall to construct new retail space and market the space to an arts and crafts purveyor, a craft brewery and several restaurants. Bradford, who also serves as the House Democratic Appropriations Committee chairman , represents the 70 th Legislative District in central Montgomery County. Read more