Burns: $4.2 million approved for local water projects

(12 hours ago)

State funding will help local projects go forward Read more

 

Burns, family hold ceremony honoring local hero

(Oct 08, 2021)

Dysart man killed when destroyer was sunk off Italy during WWII Read more

 

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives 'Steel Caucus' Recognizes National Manufacturing Day with a tour of the U.S. Steel Mon Valley Works Edgar Thomson Plant

(Oct 01, 2021)

Bipartisan group of legislators come together to celebrate manufacturing in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Burns: Cambria awarded $17,400 to digitize veterans’ records

(Sep 27, 2021)

Funding comes from Veterans Trust Fund, donations from Pa. residents Read more

 

Burns' military tuition bill passes key Senate committee, heads to full chamber for vote

(Sep 21, 2021)

Legislation would guarantee in-state tuition for military families Read more

 

Burns holds ceremony honoring local military hero

(Sep 10, 2021)

Local bridge named for man who gave his life in service of his nation Read more

 

Burns, Saint Francis to launch Dolly Parton Imagination Library later this month

(Sep 07, 2021)

Children’s book program made possible thanks to state grant Read more

 

Burns: Grants available to support law enforcement

(Aug 31, 2021)

Says his office stands ready to support local police Read more

 

Grant opportunity available for small businesses, farmers

(Aug 20, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 20 – State Rep. Frank Burns detailed yet another state grant opportunity for area businesses this week. The Small Business Advantage Grant program is currently accepting applications from farms and small businesses looking to improve their operations through energy efficiency, pollution prevention and natural resource protection. “DEP is making a million dollars available for this program, and it’s awarding up to $5,000 for each grant so this program is a huge prospect for farms and businesses,” said Burns, D-Cambria. “I want to make sure eligible entities in my district have the same chance as any other entity in the state to apply, so that’s why I announce these opportunities, list them on my website and offer help with the application process.” Grants are available for HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency LED lighting, solvent recovery and waste recycling systems, auxiliary power units that eliminate truck engine idling, and other projects that reduce energy use, as well as streambank buffers, livestock fencing, and other agricultural stormwater runoff management projects. The Department of Environmental Protection will accept applications for this program until the funds are exhausted for this fiscal year. Those eligible are Pennsylvania small business owners and farmers with 100 or fewer full-time employees. More Read more

 

Local fire departments to benefit from $19,132 in grant funding for wildfire protection

(Aug 18, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 18 – State Rep. Frank Burns announced today that five local fire departments received state grants to support their communities with increased protection from wildfires. “Smaller communities, especially rural areas, deal with the same fire dangers larger cities have, such as building fires and vehicle accidents, but they also have to be prepared to handle brush and forest fires,” Burns said. “These grants are designed to help make sure those departments are prepared and trained to battle these types of potentially deadly situations.” The departments receiving funding within the 72nd District: • Ashville Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 -- $1,600. • Carrolltown Fire Co. -- $4,480. • East Taylor Volunteer Fire Co. -- $665. • Gallitzin Fire Co. No. 1 -- $10,000. • Loretto Fire Co. -- $2,387. The Rural Volunteer Firefighter Assistance Grant program, awarded through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources from federal grants from the U.S. Agriculture Department, helps local departments in rural areas and communities with fewer than 10,000 people. Funding may be used for training and equipment purchases directly related to fighting brush and forest fires. The grants were awarded on a cost-share basis, with the maximum grant being $10,000, not to exceed 50% of the entity’s actual expenditures. Read more

 

Burns: Year-long effort, collaboration yield $55k in state grants

(Aug 16, 2021)

EBENSBURG, Aug. 16 – In a prime example of collaboration leading to success, state Rep. Frank Burns is announcing $55,000 in state grants to fund four projects, made possible through his partnership with the Johnstown-based 1889 Foundation. Burns, D-Cambria, said since these small-scale projects don’t always qualify for other state aid, the situation required a persistent and creative approach that took more than a year and included $20,000 in additional help from the foundation. “Because we worked together for the common good, these four projects will not meet the fate of falling between the funding cracks,” Burns said. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way. In this case, we had the collective will – and the 1889 Foundation was instrumental in helping find a way.” Burns listed the grant recipients, amounts and projects as: Keystone Regional Fire & Rescue Department -- $21,598 for purchase of a new generator for its fire hall. Reade Township -- $18,120 for recreation area fencing. Patton Park -- $9,440 for a security system for its park and swimming pool. Cresson Lions Club -- $5,842 for a swimming pool water purification/chemical system. Susan M. Mann, 1889 Foundation president, whose organization supports innovative programs and initiatives that improve and transform the health and wellness of the region, said its members Read more

 

Burns to host popular concealed carry, scam prevention events

(Aug 09, 2021)

Urges people to know their rights, firearm rules and regulations, learn how to protect loved ones Read more

 

Summer/Fall 2021

(Aug 09, 2021)

Click here to read Rep. Burns' latest newsletter. Read more

 

Burns: Cambria County schools receive $161,655 for healthy food

(Aug 04, 2021)

Grant program to expand fruit, vegetable offerings in schools Read more

 

Burns: Cambria County must receive fair share of opioid pharma settlement

(Jul 23, 2021)

County among the hardest hit by pill dumping, overdoses Read more

 

Nomination period for annual Charlie Vizzini Volunteerism Award extended

(Jul 23, 2021)

Deadline for nominations extended until Aug. 2 Read more

 

Burns’ Blue Lives Matter Caucus welcomes Rigby as GOP chairman

(Jul 20, 2021)

Bipartisan effort centered in Cambria County Read more

 

1889 Club receives $3K grant to improve its fish hatchery

(Jul 19, 2021)

A $3,000 grant was presented to the 1889 Club Park in South Fork on Friday by State Representative Frank Burns. Read more

 

Burns: Cambria projects could be eligible for grant programs

(Jul 01, 2021)

Urges local orgs to apply: ‘If we don’t take advantage of this, someone else will’ Read more

 

Burns urges libraries to apply for state grant program

(Jun 30, 2021)

Money could be used for development, technical assistance Read more

 

Burns: $4.2 million approved for local water projects
12 hours ago

Burns, family hold ceremony honoring local hero
Oct 08, 2021

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives 'Steel Caucus' Recognizes National Manufacturing Day with a tour of the U.S. Steel Mon Valley Works Edgar Thomson Plant
Oct 01, 2021

Burns: Cambria awarded $17,400 to digitize veterans’ records
Sep 27, 2021

Burns' military tuition bill passes key Senate committee, heads to full chamber for vote
Sep 21, 2021

Burns holds ceremony honoring local military hero
Sep 10, 2021

Burns, Saint Francis to launch Dolly Parton Imagination Library later this month
Sep 07, 2021

Burns: Grants available to support law enforcement
Aug 31, 2021

Grant opportunity available for small businesses, farmers
Aug 20, 2021

Local fire departments to benefit from $19,132 in grant funding for wildfire protection
Aug 18, 2021

Burns: Year-long effort, collaboration yield $55k in state grants
Aug 16, 2021

Burns to host popular concealed carry, scam prevention events
Aug 09, 2021

Summer/Fall 2021
Aug 09, 2021

Burns: Cambria County schools receive $161,655 for healthy food
Aug 04, 2021

Burns: Cambria County must receive fair share of opioid pharma settlement
Jul 23, 2021

Nomination period for annual Charlie Vizzini Volunteerism Award extended
Jul 23, 2021

Burns’ Blue Lives Matter Caucus welcomes Rigby as GOP chairman
Jul 20, 2021

1889 Club receives $3K grant to improve its fish hatchery
Jul 19, 2021

Burns: Cambria projects could be eligible for grant programs
Jul 01, 2021

Burns urges libraries to apply for state grant program
Jun 30, 2021