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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
RIDLEY PARK, Aug. 4 – State Rep. Dave Delloso, D-Delaware, announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a $7,485,777 contract to Montgomery-based Allan Myers, LP for the repair and resurfacing of 17 roadways in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties. “This is welcome news for our region and, as such, I’m so happy to see these improvements already beginning to take shape,” Delloso said. “Barring any type of unanticipated delays, all of the work is slated to begin this summer and expected to be completed around this time next year. And while construction may cause short-term delays, there’s no doubt that once completed, these important improvements will provide a better driving experience in the long term.” According to Delloso, the improvements will involve milling and resurfacing 31 miles of state highway using bituminous material, plus performance micro-surfacing on deteriorated pavement joints on southbound Interstate 476 in Montgomery and Delaware counties, and on a section of northbound and southbound U.S. 202 in Chester County. The new pavements will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface. The state highways scheduled for resurfacing and other improvements include: U.S. 13 between Morton Avenue and the Delaware State Line in Trainer and Marcus Hook boroughs and the City of Chester. Route 352 Read more
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HARRISBURG, July 7 – In an effort to improve infrastructure, including alleviating traffic congestion, state lawmakers announced Ridley Township has been approved for a pair of grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “ Green Light-Go ” program. “The ‘Green Light-Go’ program rewards municipalities for identifying areas where traffic flow and safety can be improved,” said Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware. “Ridley Township should be applauded for taking the proactive steps needed to receive reimbursement for work that will better our communities.” Ridley Township has been approved for a pair of projects, including: $65,532 for upgraded detection at the Stewart Avenue & I-95 interchange. $417,576 for upgraded detection and pedestrian signals at several intersections ( Morton Avenue and 9th Avenue; Fairview Road and Parklane Road; Fairview Road and Jefferson Avenue). “Ridley Township addressed an issue that continues to pop up in cities and municipalities across our state,” said Rep. Dave Delloso, D-Delaware. “I’m proud to see Ridley Township receive funding for these projects since it searched out avenues to improve ease of travel while also providing increased safety for residents.” Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the Read more
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During this week, one filled with voting session days in Harrisburg, the House will continue its work on a state budget. I’m committed to a budget that puts you and your family first. Read more
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