State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 16 Update

(Feb 16, 2021)

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Flynn participates in House Appropriations Committee budget hearing

(Feb 16, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 16 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, who is a member of the state House Appropriations Committee, is participating in state budget hearings, which began today, at the state Capitol. Flynn said today’s agenda included testimony from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Independent Fiscal Office and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Flynn said funding for prescription assistance, Adult Protective Services, and other programs to support senior citizens, children and the working class are important to him. “We are responsible for setting specific expenditures to state departments for programs that affect the well-being of our constituents, so it’s important that we evaluate our financial system,” Flynn said. In addition, budget committee topics included the impact of Pennsylvania Lottery sales, the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, and other financially related programs. Flynn said the committee also plays an important role in forming recommendations for budget-related matters and has jurisdiction over the offices of State Auditor General, State Treasurer and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority. Flynn is serving his fifth term in the House of Representatives and he is chairman of the Northeast Democrat Delegation of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The 113 th District includes parts of Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 1 Update

(Feb 04, 2021)

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: ATV/Snowmobile Grants (Funding Source: ATV and Snowmobile Registrations) Who May Apply : Municipalities, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations. Use : Planning, land acquisition, development, rehabilitation, maintenance, equipment, and educational programs related to ATV and/or snowmobile trails and facilities. Funds : No match required. However, applications that provide match funding will be given additional consideration. Application Deadline : March 31 More Information : Click on https://www.brcgrants.dcnr.pa.gov/ and choose “Grant Opportunities” and then “All-Terrain Vehicle and Snowmobile.” Commonwealth Financing Authority: Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Program (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund) Who May Apply : For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. Uses : Abatement and treatment of AMD through treatment facility system construction, as well as treatment system repair, upgrade or operation and maintenance of existing passive and active treatment systems. Funds : Grants shall not exceed $1,000,000. A match of at least 15% of the total project cost is Read more

 

Troubleshooting PUA claims

(Jan 27, 2021)

How to reopen/reactivate a PUA claim : Log in to your dashboard Select “File for Weekly Benefits” Then select “File Your Weekly Certification to Continue Your Claim” You will see the message “You currently have a claim established however it is inactive.” Click on “here.” It will seem as if you are opening a new claim. The system knows you are only attempting to reopen the claim you already have established. Click Next. You will see the Welcome to Pennsylvania’s Pandemic Unemployment Portal Page. Click next. The next eight pages are pre-populated based on your initial claim information. You will click next after verifying the information is correct on each page. If it is not correct, you should make updates at this time. Note: This includes things such as your email, address, date of birth, education information and employment status. You will also be asked the COVID questions. PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THE MAJOR DISASTER INFORMATION QUESTION YOU SHOULD SELECT COVID -19 NOT COVID 19 -2 If you reported that you are self-employed, the system will ask for you 2020 wages. This is an error. You should enter all 0s for those wages. You will also need to answer if you have worked since you last filed for weeks. If you have worked, you must click the “I have worked since my last Read more

 

Flynn delivers $2.5 million for storm sewage project in Scranton

(Jan 20, 2021)

LACKAWANNA, Jan. 20 – Demonstrating again the effectiveness of state Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, at delivering state funding to provide local infrastructure enhancements, a $2.5 million Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority loan has been awarded to Lace Building Affiliates for a project in Scranton. Flynn said the PENNVEST loan will be used to install more than 5,000 feet of storm sewer pipe, a 200-gallon rain barrel that will be used for a garden, eight manholes, 39 inlets and two underground detention basins. “Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that does not quickly soak into the ground. Therefore, investing in upgrades will help reduce the potential of it becoming an environmental or health problem,” Flynn said. The mixed residential/commercial project includes dozens of two-and three-bedroom townhouses from new construction and one-bedroom loft apartments in redeveloped buildings to a daycare, community garden, restaurant, coffee shop, yoga studio, dog park, bike-rental shop and event space for weddings and concerts. The plan is expected to include 120 residential units. Since 1988, PENNVEST has served communities and citizens of Pennsylvania by funding sewer, storm water and drinking water projects. These projects not only contribute to improving Pennsylvania's environment and the health of its people, but also provide opportunities for economic growth Read more

 

Flynn gains seniority with four committee appointments

(Jan 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 12 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today said that he has been appointed to serve on several key House committees for the 2021-22 legislative session. Flynn will serve on the Appropriations, Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Professional Licensure committees. Flynn is also chairman of the Northeast Democrat Delegation of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. “I am honored to sit on these four committees, particularly the Appropriations committee because we evaluate fiscal-related matters and conduct budget hearings each spring to review and evaluate the state budget proposal, “Flynn said. Flynn said the committee plays an important role in forming recommendations for budget-related matters and has jurisdiction over the offices of state auditor general, state treasurer and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority. House standing committees are where the details of legislation are discussed and fine-tuned before being send to the full House for consideration. “I am at the forefront of debates on issues that affect my constituency on behalf of the elderly, children and the working class,” Flynn said. Flynn is serving his fifth term in the House of Representatives. The 113 th District includes parts of Lackawanna County, including Scranton, South Abington Township and Clarks Green Read more

 

Flynn: $102K in state grants awarded to Lackawanna County colleges to protect students from sexual violence.

(Jan 06, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, was instrumental in getting nearly $102,000 for four institutions of higher education to combat sexual assault on campus. Flynn said the It’s On Us PA program is designed to provide colleges and universities the resources needed to shift campus culture and promote healthy relationships. “The program will help to ensure that our college campus students are potentially free from sexual assault, harassment and violence and hold offenders accountable for their actions,” Flynn said. The following Lackawanna County colleges were awarded grants: $30,000 to Johnson College $29,941 to Marywood University $22,692 to University of Scranton $19,249 to Lackawanna College The grants will provide funding through May 2022 to implement strategies on campuses to address goals of Gov. Tom Wolf’s It’s On Us PA campaign, which include: Improve awareness, prevention, reporting, and response systems regarding sexual violence in schools, colleges, and universities to better serve all students. Remove/reduce barriers that prevent survivors of sexual violence from reporting and/or accessing vital resources by creating a more consistent, empowering reporting process for student survivors of gender-based violence. Demonstrate significant, proactive, and Read more

 

Flynn begins fifth term representing 113th District

(Jan 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today began his fifth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he will continue to represent the 113 th Legislative District. “It is an honor to serve as state legislator for the people of Lackawanna County for a fifth term,” Flynn said. “I am looking forward to serving the needs of my constituents and advocate in Harrisburg for our area’s best interests.” Flynn pointed to several key legislative priorities he plans on tackling this term, including increasing investments in education on all levels, enhancing veteran services, addressing property tax relief, championing programs that aid seniors, and supporting workforce development and other policies that benefit communities in Lackawanna County and across Pennsylvania. Flynn is Democratic chairman of the Northeast Delegation of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2021-22 legislative term. “I am eager to move our delegation forward to ensure that the northeast has a unified voice in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives,” Flynn said. “We need to set our agenda and define who we are as a delegation for the next two years and I believe we can collectively accomplish the tasks ahead.” The 113 th District includes parts of Lackawanna County, including Scranton, South Abington Township and Read more

 

Blake/Flynn: $3 million awarded to Scranton School District

(Dec 23, 2020)

SCRANTON, Dec. 23 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, and state Sen. John Blake, D-Lackawanna, have announced a $3 million Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital grant to the Scranton School District. Flynn said the grant will be used to renovate and replace infrastructure at four school buildings: Armstrong Elementary School – to assist in the removal and replacement the existing heating system. Scranton High School – to improve the fire suppression sprinkler system. South Scranton Intermediate School – to renovate or replace the boilers of the existing heating system. West Scranton Intermediate/West Scranton High Schools – to allow for renovations to West Scranton Intermediate School that might accommodate more students or renovate West Scranton High School to create additional classroom space to accommodate more students and/or to create new science facilities. “School renovation projects have a positive impact on the achievement of our children, so buildings upkeep is not only required but essential,” Flynn said. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, from which this grant was awarded, is a Commonwealth grant program overseen by the Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications

(Dec 21, 2020)

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs: Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Program (Source of Funding: Veterans’ Trust Fund) Who May Apply : 501(c)(3) nonprofits with a mission of serving veterans, 501(c)(19) veteran service organizations, and county directors of veterans affairs. Use : Up to $150,000 in grant funding is available for new, innovative or expanded programs or services operated by the county directors of veterans’ affairs or the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs. The areas of emphasis for applicants in this category are veterans’ outreach and veterans’ court programs. Up to $650,000 in grant funding is available to veteran service organizations and non-profit organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans. Funding priorities for applicants in this category are homelessness, behavioral health initiatives and veterans’ courts. Funds : A total of $800,000 will be awarded statewide. Application Deadline : January 27, 2021 at 2 p.m. More Information : Click on https://www.dmva.pa.gov/veteransaffairs/Pages/Programs%20and%20Services/Veterans%27%20Trust%20Fund/VeteransTrustFundGrantProgram.aspx . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: DEP Driving PA Forward Onroad Rebate Program – Trucks and Buses: Read more

 

Flynn: Over $700K to Lackawanna County in crime and delinquency grants

(Dec 09, 2020)

Flynn: Over $700K to Lackawanna County in crime and delinquency grants SCRANTON, Dec. 9 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, was instrumental in advocating for $729K in grants from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency that were awarded today. “The funding awards will help support critical work by our local organizations to provide assistance to residents here in Lackawanna County,” Flynn said. The grants are as follows: $316,757 to RASA/VOJO Ongoing Services. $198,581 to Adult Probation Services. $125,000 to Women's Resources Center. $47,000 to Children's Advocacy Center. $33,057 to Domestic and Sexual Violence. $14,169 to Jessup Police. $8,555 to Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office for body-worn cameras. For more information on PCCD grants, visit here. Read more

 

2021 Legislative Calendar

(Dec 03, 2020)

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Rep Flynn secures $50K for Lackawanna County Career Technical Center

(Nov 18, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 18 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, said he is pleased that the Lackawanna County Career and Technical Center has received a $50K grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Flynn said this type of technical grant is one of the highest amounts awarded to a technical school. The purpose of the grant will be to purchase equipment and provide hands-on training to students in vocational technical programs “The importance of this technical assistance grant will provide the framework for students to learn technical trades and, hopefully, get good-paying, family sustaining jobs in the future,” Flynn said. Career and technical education in Pennsylvania offers students the opportunity to develop critical skills through a combination of classes and hands-on learning experiences, which allow them to apply academics to real-world problems. Flynn said there are 80 Career Technical Institutes in Pennsylvania that offer a combination of classes and hands-on learning in programs approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thousands of students earn industry credentials or certifications for local jobs in high demand so they can graduate on a path for success. Read more

 

Flynn elected as chairman and Madden vice chairwoman of Northeast Delegation

(Nov 18, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 18 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, has been selected to serve as chairman of the Northeast Democratic Delegation of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2021-2022 legislative term. Flynn was appointed by the delegation’s 14-member board. “I am eager to move our delegation forward to ensure that the Northeast has a unified voice in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives,” Flynn said. “We need to set our agenda and define who we are as a delegation for the next two years and I believe we can collectively accomplish the tasks ahead.” In addition, state Rep Maureen Madden, D- Monroe, was chosen to serve as vice- chairwoman. “We must use our delegation as an agent of change that will ultimately benefit our region, which is a diverse cross-section of rural and urban communities,” Madden said. “The Northeast is a vibrant region, and our delegation will strongly work together to make sure we are not overshadowed by the big cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.” As chairman, Flynn will organize meetings with key leaders in the administration to help members advance their goals and will serve as the primary contact between House leaders and delegation members. The Northeast Delegation includes of members who represent Berks, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe and Northampton counties. Read more

 

Let’s be patient; Make sure every vote counts

(Nov 05, 2020)

As of this writing, there are approximately 750,000 Pennsylvania votes that need to be counted. That is more than 750,000 Pennsylvanians who lawfully casted their vote and deserve to be heard. Counting every citizen’s legal, timely vote is imperative. As workers securely make progress on tallying the results, we must be patient. This process may take several days, but the integrity and sanctity of the vote in our state must be maintained. Last Fall, in a bipartisan showing, the Pennsylvania General Assembly agreed to allow for mail-in ballots. Since then, House Democrats have made many efforts to help clarify any confusion about the process and give local election boards the tools needed to securely and expeditiously process votes cast by mail. Unfortunately, our Republican colleagues chose political gamesmanship over a genuine effort to ensure a smooth election. Their inaction failed to allow for the early processing of ballots received – as 32 other states permit-- and, in turn, why there is a delay in knowing the outcome of this election. The ambiguity in the law did not address their local official’s concerns; nor does it protect every Pennsylvanian’s constitutional right to vote and our obligation to make sure those votes are counted. Now, more than ever, we must ensure that we uphold the freedoms guaranteed in our state and nation’s constitution. In these unprecedented times, the voters must have the final say, not the candidates or Read more

 

Rep. Marty Flynn's latest newsletter.

(Sep 17, 2020)

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Flynn, House Democratic Policy Committee hear testimony on fairness for tenant utility billing

(Sep 09, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 9 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, and House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, held a hearing today on fairness for tenant utility billing. Read more

 

9/9/20 – House Bill 2275 – Harrisburg

(Sep 09, 2020)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing held in the Capitol and co-chaired by State Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more

 

House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on fairness for tenant utility billing Wednesday in Capitol

(Sep 03, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 3 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on fairness for tenant utility billing. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building in Harrisburg. The media and public are urged to watch the livestream at www.pahouse.com/live . Requested by state Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, the hearing will focus on his H.B. 2275 , which would ensure fairness for tenant utility billing. Testifiers will speak remotely while members will participate in person and remotely. Testifiers will include: Gladys Brown Dutrieuille , chair, Pennsylvania Utility Commission. Marc Treitler , partner/general counsel, Conservice. Sabrina Patterson , legal counsel, Conservice. Michael Housely , president, Legacy Energy (on behalf of the Pennsylvania Apartment Association). Gale Schwartz , associate director of policy and strategic initiatives, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania. Following the hearing, testimonies and full hearing video will be posted at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

Flynn supports governor’s call for action on paid leave and family leave legislation for working people

(Aug 31, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 31 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, joined Gov. Tom Wolf and fellow lawmakers at a news conference today urging the General Assembly to support Pennsylvania families and pass paid sick leave legislation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Flynn said Pennsylvania needs paid sick leave for workers who miss work for an illness or to take care of a loved one. Flynn said he also supports family leave legislation (S.B. 580 ) and other House bills, which remain stuck in committees. “We need to pass a comprehensive family leave plan that meets the needs of all workers and their families, not just a select few,” Flynn said. “Pennsylvania workers shouldn’t have to choose between their job and their health, especially during a pandemic.” Flynn said paid family leave provides advantages to employees and families because it can increase employee morale and productivity once workers return to their jobs. Wolf also announced a new paid family leave policy for Commonwealth employees under his jurisdiction effective Oct. 15. Commonwealth employees will be eligible for up to six weeks of paid parental leave to care for a child after a birth, adoption or foster care placement. The new policy is separate from accrued sick or paid time off the employee may have earned. Flynn said a paid sick leave law would help approximately 400,000 Pennsylvanians, Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 16 Update
Feb 16, 2021

Flynn participates in House Appropriations Committee budget hearing
Feb 16, 2021

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 1 Update
Feb 04, 2021

Troubleshooting PUA claims
Jan 27, 2021

Flynn delivers $2.5 million for storm sewage project in Scranton
Jan 20, 2021

Flynn gains seniority with four committee appointments
Jan 12, 2021

Flynn: $102K in state grants awarded to Lackawanna County colleges to protect students from sexual violence.
Jan 06, 2021

Flynn begins fifth term representing 113th District
Jan 05, 2021

Blake/Flynn: $3 million awarded to Scranton School District
Dec 23, 2020

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications
Dec 21, 2020

Flynn: Over $700K to Lackawanna County in crime and delinquency grants
Dec 09, 2020

2021 Legislative Calendar
Dec 03, 2020

Rep Flynn secures $50K for Lackawanna County Career Technical Center
Nov 18, 2020

Flynn elected as chairman and Madden vice chairwoman of Northeast Delegation
Nov 18, 2020

Let’s be patient; Make sure every vote counts
Nov 05, 2020

Rep. Marty Flynn's latest newsletter.
Sep 17, 2020

Flynn, House Democratic Policy Committee hear testimony on fairness for tenant utility billing
Sep 09, 2020

9/9/20 – House Bill 2275 – Harrisburg
Sep 09, 2020

House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on fairness for tenant utility billing Wednesday in Capitol
Sep 03, 2020

Flynn supports governor’s call for action on paid leave and family leave legislation for working people
Aug 31, 2020