Weekly Update: The best season for fishing and boating ??

(1 hour ago)

Upcoming events and more inside! Read more

 

Weekly email: Do you have an election plan?

(Oct 25, 2021)

The General Election is approaching. Read more about upcoming deadlines as well as district events. Read more

 

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

(Oct 21, 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

 

Weekly email: PUC halts Aqua PA’s proposed rate increase

(Oct 15, 2021)

In late August, I asked the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to reject Aqua Pennsylvania's petition for a rate increase…one that would hike residents’ water bills by 17% and sewer bills by 33% beginning in March of next year. I am happy to report that the PUC voted last week to suspend its vote on the petition and will further investigate the issue. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Sexual assault, business education, and COVID relief payment funding opportunities

(Oct 13, 2021)

Read about state and other grant opportunities now open for applications. Read more

 

Weekly email: Check out my upcoming events and more

(Oct 08, 2021)

The Capitol fountain turned pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read on for resources and information on my upcoming events. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Pre-disaster mitigation, vaccine outreach, and boating funding opportunities

(Oct 04, 2021)

Read about state and other grant programs that are accepting applications. Read more

 

Delloso offering mobile services to constituents

(Oct 04, 2021)

RIDLEY PARK, Oct. 6 – State Rep. David Delloso, D-Delaware, is holding regularly scheduled mobile office hours for his constituents to provide information on state services and help with state applications. Delloso said the mobile locations will offer the services that are always available at his offices in Ridley Park and Collingdale, such as applying or renewing PennDOT items, applications for birth certificates and applying for numerous state programs, such as LIHEAP utility assistance, PACE prescription drug assistance and Property Tax/Rent Rebate. “I wanted to increase accessibility for 162 nd District residents who may not be able to conveniently visit our Ridley Park and Collingdale offices, and I appreciate the opportunity these mobile offices provide,” Delloso said. “I invite all residents of the district to visit the mobile office closest to them and receive personalized assistance and convenient access to the help they need.” Delloso’s mobile constituent offices and hours are: Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Folcroft Public Library, located at 1725 Delmar Drive, Folcroft, 19032. Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Prospect Park Free Library, located at 720 Maryland Ave., Prospect Park, 19076. Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Norwood Public Library, located at 513 Welcome Ave., Norwood, 19074. Thursdays from 1 Read more

 

Summer/Fall 2021 newsletter to constituents

(Sep 20, 2021)

Please call my office if you need help with programs and services, to ask questions, or if you have a special request for a citation celebrating outstanding achievements or milestones. Read more

 

Weekly email: Resources for you and your family

(Sep 18, 2021)

The municipal election is just around the corner. Check my latest email for a list of important dates. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Urban agriculture, career/technical training, and transportation funding opportunities

(Sep 14, 2021)

Read about the latest state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Weekly email: Job resources, good luck for a great school year and more

(Sep 10, 2021)

School has resumed for all our schools in Delaware County and, with it, my hope for a safe and enjoyable year for students, teachers and school staff alike. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Local Police, Coastal Zone, and Long Term Care COVID funding opportunities

(Sep 08, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency : Innovative Policing Initiatives Grant (Funding Source: Federal Funds) Who May Apply : M unicipalities that are identified by the federal Office of Justice Programs as a JAG Under $10K eligible municipality. Eligible municipalities listed in announcement. Use : To support law enforcement accreditation, policy development, training, technologies to support transparency and information sharing between law enforcement and communities, and innovative strategies to combat crime. Funds : Up to $60,000. There is no match requirement. Application Deadline : October 4 More Information : Click on https://www.pccdegrants.pa.gov/Egrants/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Coastal Zone Grants (Funding Source: Federal Fund s ) Who May Apply : Counties, municipalities, county and regional planning agencies, incorporated nonprofit organizations, school districts, intermediate units, universities and colleges, incorporated conservation and educational organizations, conservation districts, port authorities, and public authorities. Projects must be located within the boundaries of the Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone or the Lake Erie Coastal Zone. Use : To address hazards, wetlands, public access, intergovernmental Read more

 

Now open for applications: PA Industry Partnership funding opportunity

(Sep 08, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: PA Industry Partnership Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, educational and post-secondary educational organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities. Use : To identify workforce, education & training, and economic development needs, coordinate regional teams to support industry needs, identify public and community resources to address industry identified needs and increase collaboration among businesses within a targeted industry sector. Funds : Up to $250,000 per partnership. Application Deadline : October 22 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: DEP Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant: August 27 (Funding Source: General Fund) School districts, municipal authorities, municipalities, nonprofits, private businesses. - Purchase or retrofit vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, purchase and install refueling equipment, and research or develop new technologies. PCCD 2021 Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinators: August 30 Read more

 

Now open for applications: Public defender, prosecutor, humanities, gun violence, and library funding opportunities

(Sep 08, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Public Defender Training Initiatives Grant (Funding Source: Federal Funds) Who May Apply : Any organization that can demonstrate a history of providing training and technical assistance to public defenders in Pennsylvania. The applicant agency must also demonstrate the ability to provide training at a statewide level. Use : To provide training and technical assistance to public defenders in Pennsylvania. Funds : $550,000 will be distributed in total. PCCD expects to fund one grant over the two-year project period. Application Deadline : September 28 More Information : Click on https://www.pccdegrants.pa.gov/Egrants/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Prosecutor Training Initiatives Grant (Funding Source: Federal Funds) Who May Apply : Any organization that can demonstrate a history of providing training and technical assistance to county prosecutors. The applicant agency must also demonstrate the ability to provide training at a statewide level and become certified by the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an accredited CLE provider. Use : To provide training and technical assistance to prosecutors and law enforcement professionals on legal issues relevant to adults and juveniles. Funds : $870,000 will Read more

 

Delloso urges Public Utility Commission to reject Aqua Pennsylvania’s proposed rate increase

(Aug 30, 2021)

RIDLEY PARK, Aug. 30 – State Rep. Dave Delloso, D-Delaware, submitted a public comment regarding Aqua Pennsylvania’s attempt to increase their water and sewer rates, explaining the increase would create serious financial hardships for many who are already struggling. “People are only now beginning to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19 on their lives, catching up on their mortgage, rent, utility bills and other life necessities,” Delloso said. “Add in the county’s reassessment of property, people cannot afford yet another rate increase on their already stretched budgets. This would be too much of a hardship on working families and seniors living on fixed incomes, and should not move forward.” Aqua provides water and wastewater services to more than 490,000 Pennsylvanians, mostly in Philadelphia’s collar counties. Their proposed rate increase would raise nearly half a million people’s water bills by 17% and sewer bills by 33%. Delloso said Aqua raised its rates on customers just two years ago, so another rate increase, especially at this time, is not reasonable. He strongly urged the PUC to reject Aqua’s request for an increase and encouraged Aqua customers to voice their concerns by sending a letter to the PUC, as well, at P.O. Box 3265, Harrisburg, PA 17105. Additional information is available at: Read more

 

Now Open for Applications: Crisis Intervention, Farm-to-School, Apprenticeship, and Emergency Gas Well Response Funding Opportunities

(Aug 19, 2021)

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Crisis Intervention and Pretrial Diversion Program (Funding Source: State and Federal Funds) Who May Apply : Counties. Use : To implement crisis response or pretrial diversion strategies for justice-involved individuals with Mental Illness/Co-Occurring Disorders (MI/COD), Intellectual Disorders (ID), and/or autism spectrum disorders. Funds : Budgets not to exceed $150,000 over a 24-month project period. No cash or in-kind match requirements. Application Deadline : September 24 More Information : Click on https://www.pccdegrants.pa.gov/Egrants/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Farm to School Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Any school district, charter school, or private school with pre-kindergarten classes, kindergarten, or elementary through fifth grade is eligible to apply– regardless of offering in-person, virtual, or hybrid instruction. Use : To educate pre-kindergartners through fifth graders and their families about the importance of choosing healthy, locally produced foods through nutrition education in the classroom, field trips, and other activities. Funds : Up to $15,000 per school. A 25% match is required; may be in-kind contributions. A total of $500,000 is available statewide. Application Deadline : October 1 More Information : Click on Read more

 

Weekly email: Back to school supplies drive

(Aug 06, 2021)

All parents want to make sure their children have a great school year. But for many families, purchasing even the most basic school supplies is a financial hardship. I am holding a back-to-school supplies drive next week to help our area’s kids get back to school strong. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities

(Aug 04, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Small Business Advantage Grant Program (Funding Source: Recycling Fund & Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund) Who May Apply : Registered Pennsylvania for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and which are taxed as a for-profit business. Use : To purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment, or adopt waste reduction processes. Examples of eligible projects include HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency LED lighting, digital X-ray equipment, solvent recovery systems, water and waste recycling processes, auxiliary power units (APUs), and agricultural BMPs. Projects must save the small business a minimum of $500 and at least 25% annually in energy consumption or pollution related expenses. Natural resource protection projects must quantify the reduction of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment loadings reaching the receiving waterway. Funds : 50% matching reimbursement grants up to a maximum of $5,000. Application Deadline : First-come, first-served until funds are expended . More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/SmallBusinessOmbudsmanOffice/Pages/Small%20Business%20Advantage%20Grant.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: ATV/Snowmobile Grants Read more

 

Weekly Update: The best season for fishing and boating ??
1 hour ago

Weekly email: Do you have an election plan?
Oct 25, 2021

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners
Oct 21, 2021

Weekly email: PUC halts Aqua PA’s proposed rate increase
Oct 15, 2021

Now open for applications: Sexual assault, business education, and COVID relief payment funding opportunities
Oct 13, 2021

Weekly email: Check out my upcoming events and more
Oct 08, 2021

Now open for applications: Pre-disaster mitigation, vaccine outreach, and boating funding opportunities
Oct 04, 2021

Delloso offering mobile services to constituents
Oct 04, 2021

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities
Sep 27, 2021

Summer/Fall 2021 newsletter to constituents
Sep 20, 2021

Weekly email: Resources for you and your family
Sep 18, 2021

Now open for applications: Urban agriculture, career/technical training, and transportation funding opportunities
Sep 14, 2021

Weekly email: Job resources, good luck for a great school year and more
Sep 10, 2021

Now open for applications: Local Police, Coastal Zone, and Long Term Care COVID funding opportunities
Sep 08, 2021

Now open for applications: PA Industry Partnership funding opportunity
Sep 08, 2021

Now open for applications: Public defender, prosecutor, humanities, gun violence, and library funding opportunities
Sep 08, 2021

Delloso urges Public Utility Commission to reject Aqua Pennsylvania’s proposed rate increase
Aug 30, 2021

Now Open for Applications: Crisis Intervention, Farm-to-School, Apprenticeship, and Emergency Gas Well Response Funding Opportunities
Aug 19, 2021

Weekly email: Back to school supplies drive
Aug 06, 2021

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities
Aug 04, 2021