Grant Memo: Agricultural, Environmental, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(May 30, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: PA Statewide Drug and Alcohol Toll-Free Call Center Who May Apply: Applicant must be able to manage a statewide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year Drug and Alcohol (D&A) Toll-Free Call Center. Use: DDAP will enter into a grant agreement with one entity to manage and oversee all aspects of the D&A Call Center to provide confidential referral services to consumers and their families seeking drug and alcohol treatment and who are experiencing difficulty as a result of substance use disorder (SUD). Funds: Up to $6,788,000 for five years for one grantee through DDAP’s Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services Block Grant federal funding. Application Deadline: June 18, 2024 More information: DDAP Website PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply. Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership. Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500. Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted. More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Read more

 

Delco lawmakers announce $1.8 million in education grants for local community learning centers

(Apr 01, 2024)

C HESTER, April 1 – State Reps. Carol Kazeem and Leanne Krueger, both D-Delaware, today announced that $1.8 million in state grant funding is headed to two community learning centers in their legislative districts that provide academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families. According to the lawmakers, a total of $1,187,687 was awarded to Chester-Upland School District for three of its programs and $600,000 was awarded to Chester Community Charter School under the state’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program, a competitive program administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. “Enrichment activities outside of the classroom are critical for all student achievement,” Krueger said. “It is equally important for the state to see and act when support is needed in school districts that may not have the means to invest all local funds. The wraparound programs that Chester-Upland School District and Chester Community Charter School provide to their students and the community at large are excellent, thanks in part to state grant funding programs like this. Congratulations to both schools for making these programs a priority. I am delighted to support them.” “I am so proud of Chester-Upland School District and Chester Community Charter School for their drive to support a program that will Read more

 

Nearly $700,000 awarded to Lower Chichester Township

(Mar 28, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 28 – Rep. Carol Kazeem, D-Delaware, today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded $692,152 in state funding to improve pedestrian areas on roads in Lower Chichester Township, making roads safer for pedestrians and drivers. The funding includes: $442,152 to create a pedestrian-friendly environment at the intersection of Chichester Avenue and Market Street $250,000 to construct pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Chichester Avenue and Huddell Avenue. “Creating pedestrian-friendly areas is crucial to our community’s infrastructure, and that’s why I’ve been working hard to make Lower Chichester a walkable city. Residents of different ages and abilities can’t always drive or easily board local transit, so ensuring everyone can get around in a way that works for them is a major part of my role in serving as state representative,” Kazeem said. “I’m happy to bring over half a million in grants home to contribute to this mission and strengthen local pedestrian safety.” The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to develop, rehabilitate and enhance modes of transportation across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Delco lawmakers announce $200,000 school-to-work grant for Chester Upland SD

(Mar 28, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 28 – Chester-Upland School District today was awarded $200,000 in state grant funding for its Exit 6 Pre-Apprenticeship Training Academy, according to state Reps. Carol Kazeem and Leanne Krueger, both D-Delaware, who represent residents who live in the school district. The money comes from the state’s Schools-to-Work Program, a competitive grant program available to help establish or enhance a workforce development partnership between schools, employers, organizations or associations to create employment and training pathways. “The Chester-Upland School District is working hard to prepare students with the essential skills and experiences they need for a smooth transition from the classroom into the workforce,” Krueger said. “The Exit 6 Pre-Apprenticeship Training Academy and programs like it help bridge the gap between education and employment, benefiting students, the industries they’ll enter and our economy alike. Congratulations to the educators and administrators who are working hard to win competitive state grants like this.” “Creating a seamless transition from school to work is key for students, both personally and professionally,” Kazeem said. “By equipping our students with practical skills and real-world experience, we empower them to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of the job market, while also strengthening our local Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District

(Mar 19, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Drop-In Centers Who May Apply: Existing organizations that have the capacity to provide or expand drop-in center services for individuals with SUD, including single county authorities, DDAP licensed treatment providers, organizations that offer clinical services and recipients of DDAP’s prior funding opportunities for Drop-In Centers. Use: To expand drop-in center services for individuals with SUD. Funds: Up to $6,575,000 is available. DDAP expects to award approximately eight grants totaling $750,000 each. Application Deadline: April 12, 2024 More information: DDAP Website PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply. Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership. Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500. Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted. More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Local law enforcement agencies, campus or university police, railroad or street railway police, airport authority police, and county park police. Use: Funding is explicitly to support Act 120 training and recruitment Read more

 

Delco lawmakers announce more than $1.8 million for Chester-Upland School District

(Mar 15, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 15 – State Reps. Carol Kazeem and Leanne Krueger, both D-Delaware, today announced that Chester-Upland School District has been awarded more than $1,83 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to establish safe, healthy and supportive learning environments in its schools. According to the lawmakers, who represent families with children attending the school district, the grant comes from the federal Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, Stronger Connections Grant program. The school district will use the funding to promote the social, emotional, physical and mental well-being of students and staff; address family and community engagement; and promote equitable and inclusive policies and practices. “School districts across the state are continuously working to update their policies and strategies to create safer environments in their schools, but they often need more resources to provide the strongest and safest learning environments possible for their students and staff,” Krueger said. “Each year in the state budget, I fight for funding to help our schools get what they need to implement the programs they envision. I am pleased to see a high-need school district like Chester-Upland receive this critical funding.” Kazeem emphasized the efforts that were made to secure this funding for the district. “One of my greatest priorities has always been Read more

 

Kazeem announces $100,000 state grant for Bergdoll Park Restoration

(Jan 18, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 18 – State Rep. Carol Kazeem announced today that Upper Chichester has been awarded $100,000 in state funding for Streambank Restoration in Bergdoll Park. The grant originated from the Department of Community and Economic Development and Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Watershed Restoration Protection Program and support from Kazeem. “This grant is an investment into the resilience of our community. The funds will benefit a streambank restoration initiative, which plays a crucial role in preventing erosion and flooding, enhancing local water quality, and preserving aquatic habitats,” said Kazeem, D-Delaware. “It’s rewarding to see state dollars going toward measures that improve our community’s overall well-being in a sustainable way.” The Marcellus Legacy Fund supports Commonwealth Financing Authority's watershed restoration and protection projects. The Watershed Restoration and Protection Program aims to restore and maintain stream reaches damaged by uncontrolled nonpoint source polluted runoff, ultimately removing these streams from the Department of Environmental Protection's Impaired Waters list. Read more

 

RACP, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities

(Jan 12, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commission on Crime and Delinquency: PAYS Survey Design Consultant Who May Apply: Applicants must meet the qualifications listed in the program guidelines, but any non-profit, for-profit, or academic organization is eligible. Use: The primary purpose of this project is to contract with an expert in the practice of surveying youth and adolescents to help inform necessary and appropriate revisions to the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Funds: Funding is provided through the State Violence and Delinquency Prevention Program stream. PCCD expects to fund one grant not to exceed $200,000. Application Deadline: February 12, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Oversight of the 2025 and 2027 PAYS Administrations Who May Apply: Applicants must demonstrate their ability to conduct the tasks outlined in the program guidelines, but non-profits, for-profits, institutions of higher education, or others are eligible. Use: The primary purpose of this project is to provide direct oversight of the administration of the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) for the 2025 and 2027 survey administration periods. Funds: Funding is provided through the State Violence and Delinquency Prevention Program stream. PCCD expects to fund one grant not to exceed $125,000. Application Deadline: February 12, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2024/25 Justice Assistance Grant Read more

 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Summer 2024 PA House Legislative Fellowship Program

(Jan 10, 2024)

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Legislative Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2024 semester. Applications are due on March 1, 2024 . The Fellowship Program is based in Pennsylvania’s magnificent Capitol Building in Harrisburg . Fellows are assigned to work in House Standing Committees or House Leadership offices, are compensated for their work (which may also include college credit) and are provided the opportunities to draft and present their own legislation, attend meet-and-greets with various public officials and staff, and tour some of the Commonwealth’s historic public spaces, to name a few. Qualified applicants will be: College undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or law school students; Enrolled in a Pennsylvania college/university, or a Pennsylvania resident enrolled in an out-of-state institution; and Pursuing any major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you know of any college students who would benefit from the Fellowship Program, please feel free to invite them to visit the website at: www.pahousefellowship.us . Applications can be submitted via email at: pahousefellowship@pabmc.net . Read more

 

Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities For Your District

(Jan 03, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Human Services: OCDEL Keystone STARS Continuous Quality Improvement Who May Apply: Eligible childcare providers will be notified via an eligibility letter from their Early Learning Resource Center. Providers must meet the requirements outlined here . Use: Staff qualifications and professional development, early childhood education programs, partnerships with families and communities, leadership and management, and accreditation costs. Funds: Grant amounts vary by provider. Grant funding comes from $12 million of federal Childcare Development Fund funds. Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2024 More information: Keystone STARS Website Department of Transportation: State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive Program Who May Apply: To be eligible for STIC Incentive funding, the STIC or other equivalent task force, committee or group must be formally established with a charter, include public and private members, meet regularly, and comprehensively consider sources of innovation. Use: The State Transportation Innovation Council Incentive Program provides funding to help STICs foster a culture of innovation and make innovations standard practice in their states. Examples of allowable activities include but are not limited to: developing standards and specifications; developing training to facilitate widespread use of innovation, developing Read more

 

Kazeem brings home another $2.8 million in district grants

(Dec 19, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 19 – State Rep. Carol Kazeem, D-Delaware, is pleased to announce state grant funding of over $2.8 million from the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The projects range from water and sewer improvement projects to arts and culture organizations. "As your representative, I am dedicated to advocating persistently to ensure that our region receives its fair share of state funding,” said Kazeem. It's crucial that we secure the resources needed to address the unique challenges and opportunities within our community, fostering growth, development, and a brighter future for all residents." Grants were awarded to the following: $1.9 million – to the Chester Water Authority for the replacement of water transmission lines in the city of Chester. $436,597 – to the Lower Chichester Township for a storm sewer upgrade project and sanitary sewer upgrades along Morton Avenue located in Lower Chichester Township. $425,000 – to the Southern Delaware County Authority for sanitary sewer improvements located in Upper Chichester Township. $50,634 – to Marcus Hook Borough to assist with storm water improvements. $10,671 – to the Delaware County Historical Society to fund operating costs. The grants are from the Commonwealth Financing Authority's H20 PA Program, Small Water and Sewer Program, and PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program. The H20 PA Program provides grants for drinking water, Read more

 

House committee will consider legislative package to amend Act 12 requirements for sale of water & wastewater systems

(Dec 07, 2023)

Members of the House Democratic Caucus will hear testimony about their bill package to reform Act 12 of 2016 at a public hearing of the House Consumer Protection, Technology & Utilities Committee at 10 a.m. on Dec. 12 in the state Capitol building. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Legislative Latino Caucus announces the addition of new members to the group

(Nov 21, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 21 – The Pennsylvania Legislative Latino Caucus announced today the addition of three new members. Chairman Danilo Burgos explained that the new members, Reps. Lindsay Powell, D-Allegheny, and Heather Boyd and Carol Kazeem, both D-Delaware, will bring a wealth of experience, passion and dedication to the Latino Caucus. “Their diverse backgrounds and perspectives will contribute significantly to our ongoing efforts to advocate for the interests and well-being of Pennsylvania's Latino community,” Burgos said. "Their commitment to fostering inclusivity and addressing the unique challenges faced by the Latino community will undoubtedly enhance the impact of our collective advocacy. We are building a more inclusive and equitable future for all Pennsylvanians," he added. Kazeem said that the only way to address issues relevant to the Latino population is to through a collective effort. “I believe the Latino Caucus understands the challenges and concerns of the community and is continually igniting changes,” Kazeem said. “I am glad to be part of this great force and I am looking forward to engaging in advocacy of policies that would ensure the progress of all Latinos in the commonwealth.” Boyd expressed similar sentiments and highlighted her excitement on becoming an active member of the PA Latino Caucus. “It is an honor to join the Pennsylvania Legislative Latino Read more

 

Kazeem invites community members to local cemetery restoration project

(Oct 02, 2023)

State Rep. Carol Kazeem, D-Delaware, is inviting community members and entrepreneurs to her cemetery cleanup event next weekend in advance of Veterans Day 2023. Read more

 

Kazeem and Krueger join Shapiro in announcing more than $360,000 in grant funding for healthy food in schools

(Aug 17, 2023)

DELAWARE COUNTY, Aug. 17 – State Reps. Carol Kazeem and Leanne Krueger, both D-Delaware, today applauded the Shapiro administration for investing more than $360,000 into area schools to promote and purchase fresh produce and vegetables for students. “We know that teaching our kids healthy eating habits from an early age is critical to maintaining a healthy relationship with food for a lifetime,” Kazeem said. “This program funding is a continued investment in Pennsylvania children and dovetails with Governor Shapiro’s free school breakfast initiative.” The funds were awarded under the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Schools in the 159th and 161st legislative districts to receive funding are: Chester-Upland School District Main Street School $23,400 Chester Upland School of the Arts $31,392 Stetser Elementary School $18,792 Edgmont Scholars Academy $26,136 Ridley School District Eddystone Elementary School $17,352 Woodlyn Elementary School $21,240 Chester Community Charter School Building A $32,832 Building A West $22,896 Building B East $9,576 Building B West $26,280 Building C East $29,520 Building C West $28,224 Building D East $29,376 1100 Main St. Read more

 

Kinsey resolution urging Congress to end legal slavery passes Judiciary Committee

(Jun 08, 2023)

HARRISBURG, June 8 – Yesterday, House Resolution 128 introduced by state Reps. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., and Carol Kazeem, D-Delaware, urging Congress to end legal slavery was reported out of the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee. While the 13 th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery, it left a loophole which allows for slavery/involuntary servitude as punishment for committing a crime. Kinsey’s resolution would urge the U.S. Congress to end this loophole. “Slavery is America’s greatest sin, and we can no longer allow it to continue any further in any shape or fashion,” Kinsey said. “The loophole in the 13th Amendment allows for America’s legacy of slavery and racism to continue- we must end it. No one should be forced to work involuntarily. Today’s committee vote for this resolution is a positive step towards fully abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude in our country.” “Slavery has no place in the world today. Yet here in the United States, through a loophole in the 13 th Amendment, we can still force labor on someone as punishment for a crime,” Kazeem said. “This is not what represents the America of today and it’s about time we finally got rid of slavery in our country. We hope our colleagues in the state House will join us in calling on our Congress in Washington to join us in this mission.” H.R. 128 Read more

 

State Rep. Kazeem partners with homeownership groups to benefit Delaware County residents

(Jun 07, 2023)

State Rep. Carol Kazeem, D-Delaware, is partnering with the Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania, the Chester Community Improvement Project and other housing-related organizations to host a Delaware County Homeownership Fair for the 159th legislative district from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 10. Read more

 

Roundtable examines negative impact of selling public water systems

(Apr 20, 2023)

“The sale of this public water authority is bad news for any resident of Pennsylvania who values their ability to access clean water and open green spaces,” said state Rep. Carol Kazeem, who hosted the event and represents portions of Delaware County – including the city of Chester. “For the more than 200,000 paying customers of Chester Water Authority, this sale could result in skyrocketing rate hikes. People who enjoy the outdoors can also expect access to the 2,000 acres of land currently owned by Chester Water Authority to change dramatically – including access for boaters, hikers and anglers. The bottom line is the only one who benefits from this sale is the for-profit company trying to purchase Chester Water Authority.” Read more

 

Kazeem: Nearly $3 million awarded in grants for infrastructure projects

(Mar 16, 2023)

“These projects will help the people of Chester directly,” Kazeem said. “It is encouraging to see this large amount of state dollars going to services that will help all kinds of people in the 159th Legislative District.” Read more

 

‘Breath of fresh air’ Kazeem opens constituent office on Avenue of the States

(Mar 15, 2023)

“I’m honored that so many people showed up in numbers and they’re still rolling in,” she said. “It means that people actually care. It means that people are paying attention. It means that people show more than anything they need services. People need services and that they’re here to get it and that they’re here to support.” Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Environmental, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
May 30, 2024

Delco lawmakers announce $1.8 million in education grants for local community learning centers
Apr 01, 2024

Nearly $700,000 awarded to Lower Chichester Township
Mar 28, 2024

Delco lawmakers announce $200,000 school-to-work grant for Chester Upland SD
Mar 28, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District
Mar 19, 2024

Delco lawmakers announce more than $1.8 million for Chester-Upland School District
Mar 15, 2024

Kazeem announces $100,000 state grant for Bergdoll Park Restoration
Jan 18, 2024

RACP, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities
Jan 12, 2024

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Summer 2024 PA House Legislative Fellowship Program
Jan 10, 2024

Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities For Your District
Jan 03, 2024

Kazeem brings home another $2.8 million in district grants
Dec 19, 2023

House committee will consider legislative package to amend Act 12 requirements for sale of water & wastewater systems
Dec 07, 2023

Pennsylvania Legislative Latino Caucus announces the addition of new members to the group
Nov 21, 2023

Kazeem invites community members to local cemetery restoration project
Oct 02, 2023

Kazeem and Krueger join Shapiro in announcing more than $360,000 in grant funding for healthy food in schools
Aug 17, 2023

Kinsey resolution urging Congress to end legal slavery passes Judiciary Committee
Jun 08, 2023

State Rep. Kazeem partners with homeownership groups to benefit Delaware County residents
Jun 07, 2023

Roundtable examines negative impact of selling public water systems
Apr 20, 2023

Kazeem: Nearly $3 million awarded in grants for infrastructure projects
Mar 16, 2023

‘Breath of fresh air’ Kazeem opens constituent office on Avenue of the States
Mar 15, 2023