Acknowledging the gravity of Temple University’s first labor strike in more than three decades and recent incidents of gun violence on campus, Pa. state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler questions Temple President Dr. Jason Wingard about damage done to the school's reputation and their plans to rebuild a positive public image. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler says she’s ready to make sure funds allocated in the state budget go where they are needed the most. Fiedler highlights issues important to the people who sent her to Harrisburg including education, transportation and violence prevention. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler questions Pennsylvania Dept. of Education acting Secretary Dr. Khalid Mumin about how his agency will ensure that deteriorating school building conditions in Pennsylvania are addressed. Fiedler is a longtime advocate for fair education funding and has been working to improve environmental conditions and safety in Philly schools since her election to the House in 2018. Read more
PHILADELPHIA, March 17 – State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., announced that approximately $500,000 in state funding has been awarded for infrastructure projects in her district. The funds from the Commonwealth Finance Authority will be invested in the following projects: $260,500 to restore and repair the historic Chapel of the Four Chaplains in the Navy Yard. $213,000 to Philabundance for parking lot lighting upgrades at its warehouse. “Community support and historic preservation are both important in our community, and I’m glad the state is investing dollars in both right here in South Philly,” Fiedler said. The funding comes from the Statewide Local Share Account Program. The funds distributed through this program come from gaming revenues. Act 71 of 2004 provides for the distribution of gaming revenues to support projects in the public interest within the state. During her time in office, Fiedler has brought back to her district millions of dollars in state investment for education, job creation, workforce development, recreation centers, youth sports, libraries and senior centers. That includes a recent $200,000 grant to support before-school and after-school programming for children and teens. Read more
HARRISBURG, March 8 – State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., today hosted a news conference where she introduced legislation that would create a grant program to expand the use of solar energy at school facilities across Pennsylvania. The grant program, “Solar for Schools,” would issue grants to schools for solar energy projects, including costs related to equipment, installation and maintenance of solar energy systems. “This 21st-century landmark program can save local taxpayers and school districts hundreds of thousands of dollars a year,” Fiedler said. “With the savings, local governments can reduce taxes and schools can invest in more teachers. In addition to all those benefits, solar schools projects have immense local benefits such as reducing carbon emissions and creating family sustaining jobs.” At the legislation roll-out, Fiedler was joined today by labor, educational and environmental leaders. The list of labor unions and organizations supporting the legislative effort includes: the PA and Philadelphia Building Trades, AFT PA, PA and Philadelphia AFL-CIO, LIUNA and IBEW. Rob Bair, president of the Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades, said the grant program would create great opportunities for Pennsylvania. “As the sun rises on a new administration, labor and the state legislature can capture that sunlight and turn it into family sustaining jobs, lower energy costs for consumers, and Read more
Pa. state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler wants to make sure every Pennsylvanian, from children to seniors, has the care and support they need to thrive. She says this year's proposed budget has some good things, including expansion of the property tax and rental rebate program, more services for people with disabilities, and increased funding for child care and education. Read more
HARRISBURG, March 1 – State Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., Robert Merski, D-Erie, Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, and Tarik Khan, D-Phila., today partnered with state Sen. Tim Kearney, D-Delaware, to announce legislation addressing toxic school buildings in Pennsylvania. Gathered outside the lieutenant governor’s office, Fiedler, Merski, Kosierowski and Khan said they plan to introduce legislation to fund the school construction program PlanCon to address the school facilities crisis in Pennsylvania. The lawmakers’ legislation would fund the maintenance program within the traditional PlanCon program for vital projects including repairs to roofs, HVAC systems, boilers, plumbing and electrical wiring. Under the legislation, the lawmakers propose opening applications only to the new Maintenance Program created under Act 70 for a temporary 3-year period. After this period, the Department of Education would re-open the program for traditional PlanCon projects, with the Maintenance Program returning to its 20% share of available funding. The lawmakers announced they are also introducing another piece of legislation to address toxic school buildings. This legislation would make changes to the commonwealth’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to make it easier for public schools to submit applications for building improvements. Their announcement comes on the heels of the Commonwealth Court’s ruling in the William Penn School Read more
As we head into this new House session, in the majority, we are determined to push investments in school buildings to the top of the list. Read more
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 18 – State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., and State Sen. Nikil Saval, D-Phila., announced a grant worth $247,000 has been awarded to Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia to reduce community violence. The funding will come from the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency for violence intervention and prevention. CAGP plans to provide programming and activities for families and neighbors in South Philadelphia. “We are thrilled to receive the state violence intervention and prevention grant,” said Sarun Chan, executive director of CAGP. “Our Cambodian community has called Philadelphia home for over four decades, and during this time we have faced and witnessed many disparities and issues of violence in our community. This project will support South Philadelphia families, regardless of ethnicity, from neighborhoods with high rates of gun violence and crime.” In South Philadelphia, CAGP will host community conversations and organize community events that address gun violence for families of children and older adults. “Every day I hear from constituents concerned about gun violence in the city,” Fiedler said. “While we work to get guns off the streets, we also need to invest in community groups like CAGP who have a long history of youth mentorship, leadership development and community advocacy. Strong communities are safe communities, and groups like CAGP Read more
STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Regional Recovery Hubs Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organization or governmental entity. Use : To support a Recovery-Oriented-System of Care (ROSC) by establishing a Recovery Hub and Spoke model. Funds : Nine grants up to $500,000 each will be awarded.. Application Deadline : February 24, 2023 More Information : https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Documents/Funding%20documents/GIFA%2023-01%20Regional%20Recovery%20Hubs_2023.01.11_FINAL.pdf . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Category 1 Funds (Funding Source: SAEDR Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations may partner with governmental entities, including school districts, provided the nonprofit organization is the applicant. Use : To provide research-based or evidence-based approaches to prevention, intervention, treatment, training, and education services to reduce substance use or to provide resources to assist families in accessing the services needed to reduce substance use behavior, as well as strategies aimed at combating opioid/heroin overdoses. Funds : Grants up to $150,000 over a two-year project period. Application Deadline : February 24, 2023 More Read more
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 21 – The Philadelphia House Delegation today announced the launch of a new subcommittee structure aimed to amplify the efforts and mission of the delegation in three specific areas of work. The delegation now includes as part of its components The Philadelphia House Delegation Labor Subcommittee, the Philadelphia House Delegation Policy Subcommittee and the Philadelphia House Delegation Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee. Delegation Chair Rep. Morgan Cephas explains that the organization is experiencing a crucial reform that will translate to a boost across a broad spectrum of focus areas of their work. “We are all very excited and looking forward to the agendas of these subcommittees. It has never been more urgent to fulfill our mission as a delegation, as the voice of Philadelphia in the House,” Cephas said. “I must highlight that these groups are strategically led by an impeccable team of lawmakers who have made great strides in each of these territories.” Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler and Rep.-elect Roni Green have been designated chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Philadelphia House Delegation Labor Subcommittee. This group will evaluate legislation related to unions, the right to form a union, worker power, union membership and other matters relating to organized labor in the commonwealth. Fiedler has been a champion for labor Read more
STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency/Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training Innovative Solicitation (Funding Source: Justice Reinvestment Fund) Who May Apply : Existing PACTT Affiliates. Use : To improve services for delinquent youth receiving academic and career/technical training services. Funds : Awards up to $75,000 for 24-month projects. Application Deadline : December 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Pumpout Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Local governmental entities and private businesses that own and operate boating facilities. Use : To fund the construction, renovation, and maintenance of pumpout and dump stations to service pleasure boats. Funds : Reimburse up to 75% of the installation cost of pumpout and dump stations. Application Deadline : December 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/Grants/Pages/PumpoutGrantProgram.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022-23 School Safety and Security Training and Technical Assistance Program Read more
The deadline to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is almost here and Pa. state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler’s office is ready to guide you through the application process. Rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2021 are available to many older and disabled adults living in Pa. To see if you qualify or for help applying, call Rep. Fiedler’s district office at 215-271-9190. You can also get more information or apply online at www.mypath.pa.gov Read more
A recap of what's happened in the district and Harrisburg this fall, and a look at how I can help you this winter. Read more
With Winter on our doorstep and heating costs rising, Pa. state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler reminds you that it’s time to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Give her office a call at 215-271-9190 and her staff can help with your application, or go to LIHEAP.com for more information. Read more
STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Pennsylvania Nursing Pathway Apprenticeship Industry Partnership (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania local workforce development boards. Use : To support the convening of Nursing Pathway Apprenticeship Industry Partnerships in lower moderate-income communities and guide the development and registration of healthcare apprenticeship programs, with emphasis on nursing occupations, through group sponsorships. Funds : Up to $260,000. Application Deadline : November 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Documents/Nurse-Pathway-IP/Nursing%20Pathway%20Apprenticeship%20IP%20NGA%20FINAL.pdf . Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Work Force Support Grant (WFSG) 2.0 (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Eligible DHS certified childcare providers. Use : To provide funding to eligible DHS certified childcare providers (providers) for staff retention and staff recruitment purposes. Funds : Variable depending on staff levels. Application Deadline : December 6, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.pakeys.org/workforcesupportgrants2/ . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Read more
Surrounded by colleagues and advocates, Pa. state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler vowed to keep #abortion safe, legal and accessible for all Pennsylvanians. Fiedler said no one’s body or birthing abilities should be used to limit their freedom and called anti-abortion efforts by Republicans an attack on the rights of women and girls. Read more
HARRISBURG, Oct. 24 – Parents, union members, advocates and elected officials from across the Commonwealth gathered in Harrisburg today to rally for abortion rights. The event, called “Abortion Freedom for All,” drew hundreds of people to the Capitol steps just as the General Assembly was about to reconvene for session. The rally was organized by state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., Lancaster Stands Up, Planned Parenthood, PA Stands Up, Working Families Party, DSA, Make the Road, We The People and more groups from across the state. Fiedler hosted the event. She said the goal of the event was to join forces and show up in big numbers and make clear that the people of Pennsylvania do not want the General Assembly to tear away their rights. “For 50 years Roe v. Wade was the law of the land,” Fiedler said. “Women like me grew up knowing that my right to control what happened in my body was enshrined in federal law. Now that’s uncertain. We are here today because we believe that each of us should have the freedom to decide what’s best for our families, for ourselves, for our bodies.” "As a Black obstetrician and gynecologist, I feel unquieted by the attack on reproductive rights and reproductive justice,” said Dr. Sharee Livingston, Lancaster area OB/GYN and board member of the advocacy group Patients R Waiting. “Abortion is essential health care, it is safe, and barriers to abortion 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 28, 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 Fund Program (Funding Source: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations. Use : To support security enhancements designed to protect the safety and security of the users of a facility located in the Commonwealth that is owned or operated by the nonprofit organization. Funds : Awards between $5,000 and $150,000. Application Deadline : October 31, 2022 More Information : Click on Read more
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