Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities

(May 11, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Eligible practitioners with the capacity to provide SUD treatment or SCA-funded case management services at approved practice site(s) and can demonstrate a minimum of two prior years of experience in the SUD field as well as a service commitment of two additional years. Use : To support the supply, distribution and retention of individuals delivering SUD treatment and SCA funded case management services. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : May 26, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Documents/Funding%20documents/GIFA%2022-02%20LoanRepayment_applicationguidance.pdf . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Enhancing Services to Culturally Specific Populations Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : A nonprofit organization for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to one or more of the following racial and ethnic communities: 1) American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts); 2) Asian Americans; 3) Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; 4) Blacks; and 5) Hispanics. Use : To establish, expand, or Read more

 

Hearing shows economic opportunity in PA hemp production

(May 09, 2022)

With at least 25,000 unique, known uses, hemp has potential to be a thriving avenue for jobs and economic benefit in Pennsylvania’s agricultural sector. Lawmakers gathered today in Philadelphia for a hearing to understand of how best to build the capacity of Pennsylvania’s hemp industry while generating income opportunities for the state’s farms. Read more

 

Burgos introduces legislation to prevent Russian businesses from profiting off medical cannabis industry in Pa. 

(May 03, 2022)

HARRISBURG, May 3 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., introduced legislation that would revoke medical cannabis licenses for entities with ties to Russian businesses. This legislation would ensure that Russian businesses cannot profit off the medical cannabis industry in Pennsylvania. It will urge the Department of Health to investigate if any medical cannabis businesses in Pennsylvania have financial ties to Russian businesses and, if so, revoke their medical cannabis permits. “It is crucial that we work as a body to ensure no Pennsylvania government programs are utilized to benefit those who are complicit in the Russian war effort,” Burgos said. “We must take every effort to support Ukraine in their struggle against this unprovoked Russian invasion.” Read more

 

Burgos announces $2 million in state grants to his district

(Apr 22, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, April 22 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., announced today that two institutions in his district were awarded state grants, that combined are for $2 million. One of the grants awarded was to the Zion Baptist Church Annex for $500,000 for renovation. The project will renovate the nearly 27,000 square feet of space through structural improvements to bring the building up to code; new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems and equipment; installation of an elevator; removal of some interior partitions to provide larger-scale work spaces; new thermally efficient windows; new ADA accessible entrance; and exterior restoration and lighting. It will accommodate a health center, a cafe and bookstore, small produce co-op, a STEAM program space, a multi-purpose social venue, workforce training, and a space for youth activities. The other grant was awarded to Temple University-Innovation Hub for $1.5 million. The project will construct and renovate an existing space to spark innovative ideas that can be explored and transformed into viable businesses. The space will be outfitted with cutting edge technology and other equipment, as well as modern furnishing necessary to create the proper climate for the iHub. Burgos said he is happy to see these dollars going to these two institutions. “The Innovation Hub at Temple and the Zion Baptist Church are two integral parts of our Read more

 

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities

(Apr 05, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT): Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Program (Funding Source: State, Federal, & Private Funding) Who May Apply : Private companies. Use : To develop innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : April 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/projectAndPrograms/p3forpa/Pages/default.aspx . FEDERAL PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial Ethnic Minorities (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Public and private non-profit entities . Use : To provide training and education around the risks of substance use and HIV/AIDS, as well as the integration of a range of services for individuals with HIV/AIDS. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : May 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-22-002 . Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)/Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED): Pennsylvania’s Recovery Housing Read more

 

2022 Spring Newsletter

(Mar 08, 2022)

Rep. Burgos 2022 Spring Newsletter contains valuable information to constituents of the 197th Legislative District. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities

(Mar 07, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Support for Student Mental Health Needs Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations, school districts, and other school entities. Use : To propose programming and other services to address youth mental health needs that have become apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds : Grants up to $150,000. Application Deadline : March 28, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Resource Center for Prevention Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Any institution of higher education, nonprofit agency, or for-profit organization. Use : To support Pennsylvania’s Resource Center for Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Programs and Practices (Resource Center). Funds : One award of $945,000. Application Deadline : April 4, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission: State Wildlife Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Any agency, organization, or entity desiring to participate in the planning or Read more

 

Burgos offers statement on Russian invasion of Ukraine 

(Mar 02, 2022)

HARRISBURG, March 2– State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., offered the following statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “We are witnessing the cold-hearted, self-indulgent behavior of a man who calls himself a leader, a man with no regard for human life and a neighboring nation’s sovereignty,” Burgos said. "However, we are also witnessing many countries around the world uniting in their disapproval of this unjustified invasion. People from across the globe, and in Russia, have taken to the streets to show their disdain and disapproval of this raw, unprovoked exercise of military might. It is being said that Vladimir Putin’s ill-conceived invasion has resulted, not in the outcome he desired, but in precisely the opposite, as the world electrifies its support for Ukraine. “Perhaps we can learn from these present circumstances just how fragile and precious our democracies are and the high value we place upon them. It was the deepest desire of Jesus’ life ‘that all may be one.’ In this hour of darkness, let us renew our commitment to those principles and values that are the foundation of unity. Let us put aside the differences that divide and stand as one for what is right, just, and moral. I ask that today, Ash Wednesday, be a day of prayer for the Ukrainian people. I invite us all to join with our sisters and brothers around the world to lift our hearts and minds to pray for an Read more

 

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities

(Feb 08, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Clean Energy Workforce Development Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania local workforce development board. Use : To assist the department with the creation of programs designed to engage and support businesses in the clean energy sector. Funds : Grants up to $500,000. Application Deadline : March 14, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Nonprofit Security Grant Program (Funding Source: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofits. Use : To enhance security and protect from hate crimes. Funds : Grants awards from $5,000 to $150,000. Application Deadline : March 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.pccd.pa.gov/schoolsafety/Pages/Non-Profit-Security-Grant-Fund.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Endowment Act – Direct Victim Service Organizations Grant Program (Funding Source: Monetary Penalty Endowments Trust Fund) Who May Apply : Direct victim service organizations. Use : To support residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who have been child victims of sexual Read more

 

Burgos to host Dominican Independence Day Event  

(Feb 04, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., will host a Dominican Independence Day celebration event news conference at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7 in the Main Capitol Rotunda. Burgos will be joined by state Reps. Manuel Guzman, D-Berks, and Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “In the United States, it is important that we recognize Dominican Independence Day,” Burgos said. “The Dominican population is growing, and we must acknowledge Dominican history and celebrate it.” “As we prepare to celebrate the 178th anniversary of Dominican Independence, let us be reminded of the struggles and sacrifices countless individuals made to gain independence, and the perpetual fight of the Dominican Republic’s citizens to retain their freedom,” said Guzman. “Now more than ever is a time to reflect and remind ourselves how important it is to continuously fight to ensure future generations have the privilege to live, work, and grow in an independent country.” "Our Dominican community is a beautiful one filled with amazing families, entrepreneurs and community leaders," said Schweyer. "I couldn’t be happier living in Allentown with our rich cultural diversity and am so very honored to join in this beautiful celebration of the Dominican heritage." The representatives will be honoring Dr. Cynthia Mona, first Dominican and woman to serve as City Council president in Allentown; and Johanna Read more

 

Kinsey seeks solutions for problems in Pa. prison system

(Jan 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., held a news conference today with House and Senate colleagues and prison-reform advocates to discuss legislation to help address systemic problems in Pennsylvania’s prison system. Kinsey was joined by House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila., House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, D-Phila., state Reps. Amen Brown, Danilo Burgos, Joe Hohenstein, Darisha Parker and Brian Sims, all D-Phila.; Tim Briggs, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez and Joe Webster, all D-Montgomery; Bob Brooks, R-Westmoreland/Allegheny; Gina Curry, D-Delaware; Manuel Guzman, D-Berks; Dianne Herrin, D-Chester; Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Patty Kim, D-Dauphin; Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny; Maureen Madden, D-Monroe; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery; and Regina Young, D-Delaware/Phila.; along with state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Phila. and Anton Andrew from PA Prison Society. “Right now, in Pennsylvania and the entire United States, we have a prison system that does not work,” Kinsey said. “We must pass legislation to reform this system, so that those incarcerated have a chance to live dignified lives when they’re serving their sentence and when they’ve completed it.” The lawmakers are seeking enactment of several bills that would improve the prison system for incarcerated people and their families as well as save taxpayer dollars, including: Probation and Parole Reform: Earned Compliance Read more

 

Reps. Danilo Burgos, Angel Cruz and Manny Guzman: Redistricting plan will improve Latino representation

(Jan 16, 2022)

Latino representation is lacking in Pennsylvania, particularly when you consider the growth that has occurred across Pennsylvania over the last decade. The LRC plan makes major strides in correcting this injustice and restoring fairness in representation in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Burgos: ¡Temporada de Fiestas Seguras y Alegres!

(Dec 16, 2021)

Rep. estatal de PA Danilo Burgos desea que todos tengan una temporada navideña segura y alegre. Read more

 

Burgos: ¡Temporada de Fiestas Seguras y Alegres!

(Dec 16, 2021)

Rep. estatal de PA Danilo Burgos desea que todos tengan una temporada navideña segura y alegre. Read more

 

Burgos: Safe and Joyful Holidays!

(Dec 16, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Danilo Burgos wishes for everyone to have a safe and joyful holiday season. Read more

 

Burgos announces $1 million in redevelopment funding for North Philadelphia

(Dec 06, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., today announced $1 million in state grants were awarded to North Philadelphia for redevelopment projects. The funds are going to Nueva Esperanza, Inc. to build a mixed-use building to include eight to 12 new units of affordable rental housing and an approximately 5,000 SF economic incubator space. The project will provide affordable housing in the Hunting Park neighborhood. “Affordable housing is much needed in Hunting Park and I am very excited to see these funds going towards it,” Burgos said. The ground floor will also create an economic incubator space to help develop new business and increase the capacity of existing businesses in the community. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenue or other measures of economic activity. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance abuse, arts, and career/technical training funding opportunities

(Nov 18, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder Drop-In Centers (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who Can Apply : Existing drop-in centers in Allegheny, Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. Single County Authorities (SCAs) are not eligible to apply, nor are DDAP-licensed treatment providers. Use : To expand drop-in center services for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) in areas of the commonwealth experiencing high overdose deaths. Funds : Approximately two to three grants up to $650,000 each will be awarded. Application Deadline : December 13 More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/DDAPFunding/Pages/Funding-Opportunities.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training (PACTT) Grants (Funding Source: General Fund) Who Can Apply : Residential facilities, community-based, and/or juvenile probation office providers that are PACTT Affiliates primarily serving adjudicated delinquent youth. Use : To advance academic and career/technical training among adjudicated youth receiving services while in residential facilities, from community-based providers, and through juvenile probation departments. Funds : Up to $75,000. Application Deadline : December 22 More Information Read more

 

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners

(Oct 25, 2021)

As winter approaches and we prepare to spend even more time indoors, utility bills are only going to get more expensive. Additionally, we know that the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn have made it difficult for many to keep up with home energy bills. No Pennsylvanian should ever have to worry that their heat will be shut off during the coldest and darkest months of the year. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Assistance is available for both renters and homeowners. LIHEAP helps some of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens — children, older Pennsylvanians, people with disabilities, and low-income families — make ends meet. Anyone who may need help, or anyone who has loved ones or neighbors who could benefit from this program, is encouraged to apply for LIHEAP today. APPLY FOR LIHEAP LIHEAP FACTS How do I apply for LIHEAP? Depending on preference, different options are available to apply for LIHEAP: Apply online: Pennsylvanians can apply at www.compass.state.pa.us . Paper applications: Call the LIHEAP Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 to request a paper application. Paper applications can also be downloaded from the DHS LIHEAP web page . County Assistance Office (CAO) services are available if clients Read more

 

Burgos appointed to Legislative Budget and Finance Committee

(Oct 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 12 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee. Burgos’ appointment to the LBFC was recommended by Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila. Burgos said, “I am deeply honored to be appointed to the LBFC and look forward to helping with our state’s budget.” The LBFC is a bipartisan, bicameral committee consisting of 12 members of the General Assembly. The committee conducts studies and makes recommendations aimed at eliminating unnecessary expenditures; promoting economy in the government of the commonwealth; and assuring that state funds are being expended in accordance with legislative intent and law. Burgos is the first Latino member to serve on the LBFC. Read more

 

Burgos, other lawmakers introduce bill for inclusion of African American and Latino history in school curriculum

(Sep 29, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 29 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., has introduced legislation (H.B. 1931) that would include the teaching of African American and Latino history in PA school curriculum. Joining Burgos on the bill are state Reps. Joe Hohenstein, D-Phila., Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, and Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny. Burgos said the purpose of requiring African American and Latino history in school curriculums is to make sure that Pennsylvania students receive the full and true history of these cultures and their experiences. Often, he said, the only time they are covered is during Black History Month or Latino Heritage Month. “African American and Latino history are American history. The story of these underrepresented groups must go beyond Black History Month and Latino Heritage Month,” Burgos said. He continued, “Knowing and understanding the history of our nation is of vital importance to our democracy and identity as Americans. Yet, our educational system does not currently paint an accurate or full portrayal of our rich history where all of our students can see themselves.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities
May 11, 2022

Hearing shows economic opportunity in PA hemp production
May 09, 2022

Burgos introduces legislation to prevent Russian businesses from profiting off medical cannabis industry in Pa. 
May 03, 2022

Burgos announces $2 million in state grants to his district
Apr 22, 2022

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities
Apr 05, 2022

2022 Spring Newsletter
Mar 08, 2022

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities
Mar 07, 2022

Burgos offers statement on Russian invasion of Ukraine 
Mar 02, 2022

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities
Feb 08, 2022

Burgos to host Dominican Independence Day Event  
Feb 04, 2022

Kinsey seeks solutions for problems in Pa. prison system
Jan 26, 2022

Reps. Danilo Burgos, Angel Cruz and Manny Guzman: Redistricting plan will improve Latino representation
Jan 16, 2022

Burgos: ¡Temporada de Fiestas Seguras y Alegres!
Dec 16, 2021

Burgos: ¡Temporada de Fiestas Seguras y Alegres!
Dec 16, 2021

Burgos: Safe and Joyful Holidays!
Dec 16, 2021

Burgos announces $1 million in redevelopment funding for North Philadelphia
Dec 06, 2021

Now open for applications: Substance abuse, arts, and career/technical training funding opportunities
Nov 18, 2021

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners
Oct 25, 2021

Burgos appointed to Legislative Budget and Finance Committee
Oct 12, 2021

Burgos, other lawmakers introduce bill for inclusion of African American and Latino history in school curriculum
Sep 29, 2021