Now open for applications: Keystone Communities, public transportation vehicles, substance misuse, and agriculture funding opportunities

(Jul 07, 2021)

Learn about state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Wilson receives $306,000 PennDOT grant

(Jul 07, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 7 – Wilson Borough today was awarded a $306,000 state grant to modernize the traffic signal at Butler Street and Freemansburg Avenue/South 18th Street/Palmer Street, announced state Rep. Robert Freeman. Read more

 

A list of grant opportunities available right now

(Jun 29, 2021)

From support for local businesses to job training, there are a number of grant funding opportunities in Pennsylvania. Here's a look at what's available right now. Read more

 

Freeman bill would compensate communities with high percentage of tax-exempt properties

(Jun 28, 2021)

HARRISBURG, June 28 - Pa. state Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, has introduced legislation that would provide special financial assistance to municipalities with high levels of tax-exempt property, such as institutions of higher learning, nonprofit medical facilities, government offices or state forests and game lands. “Municipalities in the Lehigh Valley and across Pennsylvania with a large amount of tax-exempt properties are faced with the challenge of providing residents essential services without the real estate tax revenues of other communities,” Freeman said. “My legislation would provide annual financial assistance to those effected municipalities, giving them the ability to provide the essential services that ensure the health and safety of their residents and can put their community in a more stable financial position to attract economic development.” Freeman explained that H.B. 1702 would establish the Tax-Exempt Property Municipal Assistance Fund to help municipalities with 15 percent or more of their total assessed property value as tax-exempt property within their borders. It would be funded by the state's existing 18% Liquor Tax, known as the Johnstown Flood Tax. “Many of the tax-exempt properties in our communities are significant employers and are important regional assets, but being tax exempt means they do not pay real estate taxes to their host municipality. That puts an undue burden on residential property Read more

 

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities

(Jun 22, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS Read more

 

Freeman introduces bill aimed to address fireworks

(Jun 17, 2021)

HARRISBURG, June 17 - In an effort to address the concern of residents about the increased use of fireworks being discharged, state Rep. Robert Freeman introduced legislation that would give municipalities more authority to regulate the use of fireworks and would increase penalties for violating those regulations. “With the arrival of the summer months and Independence Day close at hand there is once again a growing concern on the part of residents regarding the use of consumer fireworks. Last summer we witnessed widespread abuse of the use of fireworks in many residential neighborhoods that proved very disruptive to people’s lives and undermined their quality of life by having to endure the discharge of such fireworks throughout the day and late into the night,” Freeman said. “This disruptive behavior is unacceptable and must be reined in. “My proposal would provide local governments with the authority to pass local ordinances to better regulate the use of fireworks and to impose substantial penalties for the violation of those local ordinances,” Freeman said. Under Freeman’s bill ( H.B. 1628 ) a municipality could enact an ordinance regulating the use of consumer fireworks, provided that the ordinance does not conflict with state law. The bill would limit the use of fireworks to between 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with extended hours for certain holidays. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities

(Jun 17, 2021)

State grant programs now open for applications. Read more

 

Taking a ‘Housing First’ approach, Freeman bills would address blight and homelessness in tandem

(Jun 10, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, has introduced legislation aimed at addressing the findings from a Joint State Government Commission study on homelessness in Pennsylvania, while also providing a pathway for communities across the commonwealth to turn blighted properties into affordable housing options— impacting an estimated 15,000 Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness, (either being on the streets, doubled up with family or friends, or in shelters) on any given day. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities

(Jun 02, 2021)

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities Read more

 

Freeman announces more than $429,000 awarded for projects in Hellertown and West Easton

(May 27, 2021)

EASTON, May 27 - State Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, announced that $429,205 in grant funding has been awarded to Hellertown and West Easton boroughs. The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Monroe County Local Share Account and Northampton Local Share Account programs. “These funding awards provide the financial means to allow our municipal governments and qualifying local organizations to undertake important projects that, as a result, strengthen our communities and enhance the quality of life for their residents,” Freeman said. “When we look, not just here in Northampton County, but in communities across the commonwealth, we understand how vital these investments and projects are to creating a prosperous Pennsylvania for generations to come.” Freeman said the grants are: $206,990 to Hellertown Borough for park improvements at Dimmick and Authority parks. $222,215 to West Easton Borough for continued work on the Public Works Garage. Freeman explained that the LSA funding is generated from casinos located in host or contiguous counties, and are distributed by the Department of Community and Economic Development within Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration. They are designed to help economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects. The CFA is an independent state agency responsible for administering Pennsylvania's Read more

 

Now open for applications: Library, gun violence, conservation and recycling funding opportunities

(May 26, 2021)

Learn about state grant programs that are now open. Read more

 

Grant opportunities: Historical & Archival Records Care program open for applications

(May 19, 2021)

Information on state and other grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure

(May 13, 2021)

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure Read more

 

Now open for applications: CFA Multimodal, Growing Greener, PFAS Remediation, Drug Courts and Diversion Program grants

(Apr 27, 2021)

Information on state and other grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Freeman: Nature Nurture Center gets $3,000 grant

(Apr 22, 2021)

“The Nature Nurture Center is a wonderful museum and environmental center and offers some exciting programs. I have been a longtime advocate for protecting our environment, so it’s especially gratifying to see the group benefit from a state grant on Earth Day.” Read more

 

Freeman announces $142,000 grant to Hellertown

(Apr 22, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 22 – State Rep. Robert Freeman today announced a $142,000 Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grant award to Hellertown for improvements to Authority Park, where the Hellertown Pool is located across from Dimmick Park. Read more

 

Freeman, James look to strengthen Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program

(Apr 22, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 22 – Nonprofits would be eligible to join development groups in rehabilitating and re-using historic buildings under the state Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program thanks to legislation introduced by state Reps. Robert Freeman and Lee James. Read more

 

Freeman: $100K to benefit two community initiatives

(Apr 15, 2021)

State Rep. Robert Freeman, D- Northampton, announced today that the Greater Easton Development Partnership will receive funding for two projects under the COVID-19 Relief – Supporting Elm and Main SEAM Program totaling $100,000. Read more

 

April 12 update: Grant programs now open for applications

(Apr 12, 2021)

Here are the latest state grant programs that recently opened for applications, as well as a federally funded American Rescue Plan grant opportunity available to humanities organizations. Read more

 

County Recycling Coordinator and Host Municipality Inspector grant programs now open for applications

(Apr 05, 2021)

Find information about state grant programs that are now open. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Keystone Communities, public transportation vehicles, substance misuse, and agriculture funding opportunities
Jul 07, 2021

Wilson receives $306,000 PennDOT grant
Jul 07, 2021

A list of grant opportunities available right now
Jun 29, 2021

Freeman bill would compensate communities with high percentage of tax-exempt properties
Jun 28, 2021

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities
Jun 22, 2021

Freeman introduces bill aimed to address fireworks
Jun 17, 2021

Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities
Jun 17, 2021

Taking a ‘Housing First’ approach, Freeman bills would address blight and homelessness in tandem
Jun 10, 2021

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities
Jun 02, 2021

Freeman announces more than $429,000 awarded for projects in Hellertown and West Easton
May 27, 2021

Now open for applications: Library, gun violence, conservation and recycling funding opportunities
May 26, 2021

Grant opportunities: Historical & Archival Records Care program open for applications
May 19, 2021

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure
May 13, 2021

Now open for applications: CFA Multimodal, Growing Greener, PFAS Remediation, Drug Courts and Diversion Program grants
Apr 27, 2021

Freeman: Nature Nurture Center gets $3,000 grant
Apr 22, 2021

Freeman announces $142,000 grant to Hellertown
Apr 22, 2021

Freeman, James look to strengthen Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program
Apr 22, 2021

Freeman: $100K to benefit two community initiatives
Apr 15, 2021

April 12 update: Grant programs now open for applications
Apr 12, 2021

County Recycling Coordinator and Host Municipality Inspector grant programs now open for applications
Apr 05, 2021