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Rep. Kenyatta commends Temple for providing dumpsters throughout his district

(Jun 30, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, June 30 – To address the issue of trash on the streets of Philadelphia, Temple University will be providing dumpsters at multiple locations throughout the city. State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., commends Temple’s response. “We have had a huge problem with trash and litter on our streets,” Kenyatta said. “I want to thank Temple University for providing our community with dumpsters for public use. I believe that easy, public access to throw away trash will help clean up our streets.” There will be dumpsters available from today, June 30 until Saturday, July 2 for public use at these locations: 16 th & Diamond 16 th & Berks 17 th & Cecil B Moore 17 th & Norris 18 th & Berks From July 19 until Aug. 12, there will be dumpsters to address trash from students moving in and out at these locations: 16 th & Cecil B Moore 16 th & Diamond 16 th & Berks 17 th & Cecil B Moore 17 th & Norris 17 th & Oxford 18 th & Norris 18 th & Berks Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

(Jun 24, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 24 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., issued the following statement on the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade: “Knowing that this was coming has done little to prepare me for the anger I’m feeling right now. Yet again, a radical, unelected group of conservative activist judges has turned the clock back on a fundamental freedom. The dark twisted world that this will unleash is tragic.” “Governor Tom Wolf has stated that he will keep abortion legal as long as he is governor.” Read more

 

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities

(Jun 21, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Assessing Racial & Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in PA’s Criminal Justice System (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Higher education institutions (public/not-for-profit), nonprofit organizations, and for-profit institutions (i.e., consulting firms). Use : To develop and implement a statewide research initiative to identify current R/ED levels using quantitative methods, understand potential drivers using qualitative methods, and make recommendations to chart a path forward. Funds : Up to $250,000. Application Deadline : July 12, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Victim Advocacy – School District of Philadelphia (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply: Organizations that provide direct services to crime victims and may be operated by a non-profit organization or public (governmental) agency, or a combination of such agencies or organizations. Use : To support students and their families who are victims of violence within the School District of Philadelphia. Funds : Up to $375,000 over three years. PCCD expects to fund one (1) applicant over a three-year project period. Application Deadline : Read more

 

Kenyatta, Rabb introduce legislation to ban seditious individuals from holding public office

(Jun 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 8 – State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta and Chris Rabb, both D-Phila., have introduced two pieces of legislation that would ban sedition amongst elected officials in Pennsylvania. The first piece of legislation is a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Pennsylvania. It would prohibit any person convicted of seditious conspiracy against the United States from being eligible for elected office in Pennsylvania. It would also remove civil officers upon conviction of seditious conspiracy against the United States. The second piece of legislation would create a new offense and assess penalties under the Pennsylvania Crimes Code for seditious conspiracy against the Commonwealth. “Misinformation has serious and dangerous consequences. Last year we saw thousands of seditionists storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. because they were told the 2020 presidential election was stolen,” Kenyatta said. “We cannot allow individuals who’ve engaged in seditious violence against our state and country to be in positions of public trust.” “The misinformation that is being spread by far-right Republicans is radicalizing people to commit seditious acts of violence and treason,” Rabb said. “To ensure these radical acts of violence do not continue to occur, there need to be consequences for elected officials who spread misinformation.” Read more

 

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities

(Jun 02, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Quality Improvement Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : An entity enrolled with the Department’s OLTL as a Medical Assistance provider type 59 and have a signed OLTL-HCBS Waiver Agreement and be actively rendering services to participants in the CHC or OBRA waiver programs or both as of the date of May 1, 2022. Use : To help HCBS providers implement projects to improve the quality of services provided to individuals in the CHC and the OBRA waiver programs. Funds : Up to $40,000 in funding. Application Deadline : December 31, 2022 or until funds are expended. More Information : Click on https://www.dhs.pa.gov/providers/Providers/Pages/Long-Term-Care-Providers.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Work Force Support Grant (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Certified child care providers. Use : To support the work force of DHS certified child care providers. Funds : Amounts vary by award. Application Deadline : June 17, 2022. More Information : Click on https://www.pakeys.org/workforcesupportgrants/ . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on recent shootings

(May 25, 2022)

HARRISBURG, May 25 – Following yesterday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, state Rep. Kenyatta, D-Phila., today released a statement reminding Pennsylvanians that elected officials can take steps to make a difference. “In Harrisburg, we could pass meaningful gun reform, if we had enough elected leaders who actually gave a damn,” Kenyatta said. The shooting by an assailant with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle left 19 young children and two teachers dead. “Twenty-one lives lost and counting,” Kenyatta pointed out. “It all adds up to too many families who have had their lives shattered forever.” Kenyatta also underscored his own three-point plan to addressing gun violence in Pennsylvania: Declaring a state of emergency. Passing stalled gun safety legislation. Addressing root causes of violence and investing in the youth. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta announces $3.75 million in state grants to his district

(Apr 25, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, April 25 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., announced a total of $3.75 million in state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants have been awarded to his Philadelphia legislative district. The institutions receiving grants include: North Philadelphia - R.W. Brown Boys & Girls Club - $750,000 The project consists of replacement of a complete roofing system, gutters and lines; for the replacement of HVAC units, pool RTU's and heat exchangers; replace existing HVAC RTU and the rental of crane lifting equipment; exterior facade restoration and painting; the demolition, removal and replacement of a commercial walk-in style fridge and freezer; cleaning, painting and restoration of indoor swimming pool; renovation of bathrooms and showers/locker rooms; demolition and replacement of all exterior building windows and glazing; removal and replacement of generators. Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence Revitalization – Philadelphia - $1 million The project includes the following: remodeling the resident bathrooms, remodeling the front desk, remodeling the staff men's bathroom, installing a new playground, and replacing windows and safety bars. Additionally, it will include retiling floors, replacing ceiling tiles, applying a fresh layer of paint throughout the facility, replacing window drapes, replacing office furniture and replacing resident patio furniture. There will be Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta offers statement on latest shooting near Temple University 

(Apr 13, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, April 13 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., issued a statement on the shooting that took place near Temple University’s campus yesterday. The shooting took place near Temple’s campus and a SEPTA train station around 11:30 a.m. Kenyatta said, “The more we continue to delay seriously addressing the gun violence epidemic in our city, the more people will continue to get shot and killed,” Kenyatta said. “I’m done talking with people about resolving this issue, it’s time to put action into addressing this epidemic.” Police say a 21-year-old man was shot eight times. Responding officers transported the victim to Temple University Hospital where he’s been listed in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta calls anti-transgender bill ‘pathetic’ 

(Apr 12, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 12 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., today spoke in the PA House of Representatives against legislation (H.B. 972) that would force transgender athletes to compete in sports according to their biological sex. Kenyatta stated that one in five transgender children have attempted suicide in the last year. He said, “For a party that always brags about being so pro-life, they are awfully eager to support a bill that will likely lead to more death for trans kids,” Kenyatta said. Kenyatta also said, “Trans kids are not the problem, hateful adults are.” He ended his remarks in the House by calling H.B. 972 “pathetic.” The bill comes at a time of much discussion and controversy over bills that would discriminate against LGBTQ people across the country. Video from Kenyatta’s remarks can be found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VQHu1SFzJM&list=PLjtqNtfs0bgWV5sfi05EqUSILVtdNkaLc&index=3 . Read more

 

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities

(Apr 05, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT): Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Program (Funding Source: State, Federal, & Private Funding) Who May Apply : Private companies. Use : To develop innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : April 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/projectAndPrograms/p3forpa/Pages/default.aspx . FEDERAL PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial Ethnic Minorities (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Public and private non-profit entities . Use : To provide training and education around the risks of substance use and HIV/AIDS, as well as the integration of a range of services for individuals with HIV/AIDS. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : May 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-22-002 . Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)/Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED): Pennsylvania’s Recovery Housing Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder awareness, fire and emergency medical services, overdose programmatic collaboration funding opportunities

(Mar 22, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Intermediate Punishment Treatment Programs (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Counties. Use : To support restrictive conditions that are imposed as part of a county probation sentence, needed drug and alcohol-related services, and mental health treatment and supportive services for eligible individuals. Funds : Varies by county. Application Deadline : April 25, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs/Life Unites Us: Life Unites Us Community Award Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations. Use : To promote knowledge about substance use disorder (SUD) and reduce the stigma associated with addiction by sharing stories from individuals and family members living in recovery and broadcasting a message of hope throughout the state. Funds : Awards range between $5,000 and $15,000. Application Deadline : April 13, 2022 More Information : Click on https://lifeunitesus.com/grant . Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner: Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loan Program (Funding Source: Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loan Fund) Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on several weekend shootings in his district

(Mar 21, 2022)

“I am sick and tired of continuously having to issue statements because someone was shot and killed; people in our communities are sick and tired of constantly living in fear that their life could be taken,” Kenyatta said. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities

(Mar 08, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Support for Student Mental Health Needs Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations, school districts, and other school entities. Use : To propose programming and other services to address youth mental health needs that have become apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds : Grants up to $150,000. Application Deadline : March 28, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Resource Center for Prevention Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Any institution of higher education, nonprofit agency, or for-profit organization. Use : To support Pennsylvania’s Resource Center for Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Programs and Practices (Resource Center). Funds : One award of $945,000. Application Deadline : April 4, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission: State Wildlife Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Any agency, organization, or entity desiring to participate in the planning or Read more

 

Kenyatta Issues Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

(Feb 24, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 24 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., issued a statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine as this despicable invasion by Vladimir Putin and Russian Federation forces causes unnecessary pain and destruction across the country,” Kenyatta said. “Pennsylvania has the second largest Ukrainian population in the United States, and I want them to know that they have my support. I have a thriving Ukrainian faith community in my district, and we have been in touch about how to support them during this time.” Kenyatta said that he has drafted a resolution to condemn Putin’s actions and is asking that it be passed swiftly to “show our solidarity for the people of Ukraine.” Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on shooting of security guard at Rite Aid in North Philadelphia 

(Feb 04, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4 – A security guard was shot at a Rite Aid in North Philadelphia on Tuesday. State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., issued a statement on this shooting that took place in his legislative district. “I am deeply saddened and outraged about this shooting,” Kenyatta said. “This is another tragic example of why we must declare a state of emergency on gun violence in Philadelphia.” “We must put the safety of our constituents first. It is past time that we implement my 3-point gun violence plan,” which includes: Declaring a state of emergency. Pass stalled gun safety legislation. Address root causes of violence/invest in youth. The security guard who was shot was transported to Temple University Hospital and is in stable condition. Police are still looking to identify the shooter. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta honoring ‘Living Legends of the 181st District’ for Black History Month

(Jan 31, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31 – Meek Mill, Henry Nicholas, Constance Clayton, Dawn Staley, Mel Wells: State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., is honoring them and others as “Living Legends of the 181 st ” District,” by publishing a social media graphic each day of Black History Month about each “legend.” The 28 honorees -- decided upon by Kenyatta, his staff and a few advisers -- were born in or are current or past residents of the district that Kenyatta represents and have greatly impacted or made notable contributions in the areas of education, sports, entertainment, the arts, science, business, politics, community and more. “With COVID preventing me from personally hosting a public event to honor some of the greats from our community, we saw this as a socially distant way to celebrate Black History Month and acknowledge some of the people who have made a difference,” Kenyatta said. “History-making figures aren’t always the people we see in books, on coins or on plaques commemorating our ancestors. So many are living, breathing, dynamic people upon whom we can still look upon and honor in life.” The project kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 1, with a graphic on the Cecil B. Moore Freedom Fighters, a group who fought racial injustice in Philadelphia and worked with the late attorney, councilman and activist Cecil B. Moore to integrate Girard College. Visitors to Read more

 

Kenyatta issues statement on fire in Fairmount

(Jan 05, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., issued a statement on the fire that took place in the Fairmount Neighborhood of Philadelphia this morning that left at least 13 dead and two injured. “I’m having a hard time finding the words to express my deep sorrow for the heartbreaking loss of at least 13 lives, including 7 children, in this morning’s fire in Philadelphia,” Kenyatta said. “That this tragedy, in the Fairmount section of the city, occurred so close to home weighs heavily on my heart, as we mourn those lost and are hopeful for those being treated in the hospital.” The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta announces more than $3 million in redevelopment funding for North Philadelphia

(Dec 06, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., today announced $3.4 million in state grants to North Philadelphia for redevelopment projects. Two grants were awarded in Kenyatta’s 181 st Legislative District. One was to Sharswood 1 LLC for $2.125 million to construct a grocery store and a shopping center. The other was to Temple University for $1.3 million to create a new center for anti-racism and for upgrades to the Africology/African American Studies department. “I am very pleased to see this grant money being used for two areas that are crucial to our community,” Kenyatta said. “The addition of a supermarket to this section of North Philadelphia is a huge benefit to constituents and other businesses and retailers in the area.” He continued, “Racism remains a threat to our country and our society. So, the funds made available to build Temple University’s Anti-Racism Center and upgrade its Africology/African American Studies Department is a valuable investment in the future of Temple University and its impact on the larger community.” The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta calls for state of emergency on gun violence, passage of stalled gun safety bills

(Dec 02, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., and others held a news conference today, outside of the Leon Sullivan Trust Building on North Broad Street, calling for the declaration of a state of emergency on gun violence in Philadelphia and encouraging the passage of gun safety bills that have been stalled in the Pennsylvania legislature. “I am calling for a state of emergency declaration to combat the gun violence epidemic in our city,” Kenyatta said. “Too many members of our community have lost their lives and many others live in fear of losing theirs. This is why it is crucial that we pass meaningful legislation in the PA legislature that will keep our community safe and prevent further needless deaths.” Philadelphia has had over 500 homicides in 2021. Present with Kenyatta at this event were Felicia Pendleton, NOMO; Wysenia Williams, Richard Allen Residents Council; Shaun Elliott, president and CEO, Greater Philadelphia YMCA; and Scott Charles, Temple University Hospital. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta responds to shooting of Temple University student

(Nov 29, 2021)

“The loss of life suffered by Samuel is another example of the tragic toll that ongoing gun violence is taking on our communities, families and institutions. Samuel was a student who deserved to be safe in his surrounding community, just as were all the people who have lost their lives to gun violence this year.” Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta commends Temple for providing dumpsters throughout his district
Jun 30, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade
Jun 24, 2022

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities
Jun 21, 2022

Kenyatta, Rabb introduce legislation to ban seditious individuals from holding public office
Jun 08, 2022

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities
Jun 02, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on recent shootings
May 25, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta announces $3.75 million in state grants to his district
Apr 25, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta offers statement on latest shooting near Temple University 
Apr 13, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta calls anti-transgender bill ‘pathetic’ 
Apr 12, 2022

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities
Apr 05, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder awareness, fire and emergency medical services, overdose programmatic collaboration funding opportunities
Mar 22, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on several weekend shootings in his district
Mar 21, 2022

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities
Mar 08, 2022

Kenyatta Issues Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Feb 24, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on shooting of security guard at Rite Aid in North Philadelphia 
Feb 04, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta honoring ‘Living Legends of the 181st District’ for Black History Month
Jan 31, 2022

Kenyatta issues statement on fire in Fairmount
Jan 05, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta announces more than $3 million in redevelopment funding for North Philadelphia
Dec 06, 2021

Rep. Kenyatta calls for state of emergency on gun violence, passage of stalled gun safety bills
Dec 02, 2021

Rep. Kenyatta responds to shooting of Temple University student
Nov 29, 2021