Kenyatta announces $1 million in state funding for Behavioral Wellness Center at Girard upgrades

(Nov 21, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 21 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., has announced that a $1 million state grant has been awarded to the Behavioral Wellness Center at Girard for upgrades to the facility. “I am very excited to see this funding go toward the Behavioral Wellness Center,” Kenyatta said. “This funding will provide more safety enhancements for the employees and patients, as well as improvements to the facility as a whole. The upgrades to the facility will provide the people of my district with a safe and reliable place to go for their health.” The funding comes from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital 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 Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenue or other measures of economic activity. Read more

 

Philadelphia Delegation announces new leadership team

(Nov 18, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 18 – State Rep. Morgan Cephas, former co-chair of the Legislative Women’s Health Caucus, has been elected chairperson of the Philadelphia Delegation of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for a two-year term starting in the 2023-24 legislative session. The delegation also elected Rep. Danilo Burgos as vice-chair and Rep. Malcom Kenyatta as secretary/treasurer. Cephas said that she is looking forward to working with fellow members in the delegation to advance a strategic agenda for the city of Philadelphia. “I feel honored to step into this new role, to be able to lead such a hardworking team. I’m ready to embrace the challenges that this position will bring,” Cephas said. “I can assure all Philadelphians that in this pivotal moment, we are aware of the complex issues impacting our communities, and we are going to keep furthering commonsense policy that can generate lasting impact for our city.” She highlights priorities for the delegation to address include overwhelming gun violence rates, ongoing levels of high poverty, affordable housing, aging infrastructure, education funding, and access to care. Burgos said he feels proud to assume his position in the delegation because it will help him amplify his voice on behalf of underserved residents of the community. “This is really a meaningful moment in Read more

 

Philadelphia Delegation praises coordinated response of the city on the arrival of first migrant bus sent from Texas

(Nov 17, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17 – State Rep. Morgan Cephas, chair of the House Philadelphia Democratic Delegation, along with fellow members, today thanked city officials for the immediate response and support provided to an estimated 30 immigrants sent to Philadelphia from Texas on a bus that arrived outside the 30th Street Station Wednesday morning. The delegation said its top concern and priority is the welfare of the group of migrants and highlighted that the key words against the backdrop of migrations are collaboration and solidarity. “The most important aspect to take into consideration is to make this group of people feel safe. We all have the right to feel protected and respected; we are talking about a fundamental right.” The delegation applauded the city officials for the humane response and emphasized that once again Philadelphia has proved why it is referred to as the “City of Brotherly Love.’ “We are proud to say that Philadelphia is one of very few sanctuary cities in the country. The Texas officials did not even coordinate with the city, but we opened our doors to them, and we are ready to offer shelter, health care and essential resources.” The delegation also stressed that although Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has stated that he will continue sending buses to other cities, because he understands that the government keeps allowing illegal immigrants, this is far from that case. “The individuals we welcomed are not Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District

(Nov 15, 2022)

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

 

Kenyatta Can Help with Your LIHEAP Application

(Nov 02, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta reminds you that the 2022-23 LIHEAP application season is now open. If you need help with home heating costs, you can contact his district office at 215-978-0311. You can also go to LIHEAP.com for more information on how you can stay warm this winter. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta brings more than $7 million in funding to 181st District

(Oct 27, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 27 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., announced $7.8 million in state funding to multiple facilities in the 181 st Legislative District. The funds come from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. “I am excited to see these funds coming to our district in North Philly,” Kenyatta said. “These are important programs that will improve our community, and the state should be investing in them.” The beneficiaries of the awards include: Alliance for Progress Charter School Inc. received $500,000 to fit out its fourth floor. Beech Community Services received $1 million for a redevelopment construction project at 1905-1911 Cecil B Moore Ave. Philadelphia Housing Authority received $1.5 million to benefit the Hartfrant Community Center Complex. Temple University Main Campus received $1 million for infrastructure modernization and improvements. Philadelphia Youth for Change received $3.5 million as a part of the YouthBuild Philadelphia project that will transform a vacant building into a world-class alternative education, workforce and leadership development movement. Beech Community Services received $340,000 for the Dox Thrash House project for the design and planning of redevelopment construction at 2340-42 Cecil B. Moore Ave. The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia received $1 million for the Cozen and Scattered Sites Program to Read more

 

Kenyatta Rallies for Abortion Rights

(Oct 24, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta joined colleagues and activists on the steps of the state Capitol to defend abortion rights. Kenyatta said, #AbortionIsHealthcare and government has no right to force anyone to give birth. Read more

 

Roxborough High School is getting $500,000 for security enhancements after the fatal shooting last month

(Oct 12, 2022)

Article from the Philadelphia Inquirer about $500,000 in state funding for security enhancements to Roxborough High School that Rep. Kenyatta, Rep. DeLissio and Sen. Hughes were able to secure. Read more

 

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta releases a statement on officer-involved shooting in Richard Allen neighborhood

(Oct 12, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 12 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., released the following statement in response to the early morning shooting of multiple swat officers in Richard Allen: “Just yesterday at a Roxborough news conference I thanked gathered law enforcement for the critical work they do. This morning’s shooting shows how dangerous that work can be as well. My deepest prayers are with the officers who were hurt and their families. “Every time a member of law enforcement puts on their uniform as my aunt used to do, they take on huge risks to try and keep us all safe. This gun crime crisis is a scourge on our city and I know has shaken the Richard Allen community to its foundations. This violence must end!!” Kenyatta previously laid out a three-point plan to address the gun crime crisis: Declaring a state of emergency on gun violence. Passing stalled gun safety legislation. Addressing root causes of violence and investing in the youth. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce $500,000 in funding for Roxborough High School for security enhancements

(Oct 11, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 11 – State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., and Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., and state Sen. Vince Hughes, D-Montgomery/Phila., announced $500,000 in funding for Roxborough High School today for security enhancements. The legislators were joined by School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony B. Watlington, Sr., Ed.D., Councilman Curtis Jones and Roxborough High School Principal Kristin Smalley. Kenyatta, DeLissio and Hughes were able to secure the funding a week after the mass shooting at Roxborough High School that took the life of one student and left four others injured following a junior varsity football scrimmage. The legislators commented on this funding. “This for me is not a moment of celebration. Nicholas is gone and four other students will never be the same. This is the least we can do to help make students and families at Roxborough feel a tiny bit safer in light of this tragedy,” Kenyatta said. “We must do everything possible to make sure that another parent or guardian doesn’t have to grieve the loss of their child. We allocated $300 million in the last budget for additional supports to communities to address the gun crime crisis, but I’m committed to doing more.” “Nothing will bring back Nicholas. Nothing will take away the pain his family is feeling. Nothing will fully right this Read more

 

Kenyatta, Hughes secure $500,000 to assist Roxborough High School with security enhancements

(Oct 05, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 5 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., and state Sen. Vince Hughes, D-Montgomery/Phila., were able to help secure $500,000 in state funds to assist Roxborough High School with security enhancements. This funding comes on the heels of the mass shooting last week following a junior varsity football scrimmage that took the life of one student and left four others injured. The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. “This past week has been agonizing for the victims and their families. It’s also been a gut punch for me and the entire Roxborough community.” Kenyatta said. “Our children should not go to school in fear of losing their life. It is my hope that this funding will help prevent another tragedy like this from happening again. I’m grateful for my caucus leadership and Representative Pam DeLissio for their support.” “Nicolas Elizalde should still be alive today. The four other boys wounded should be worried about winning their next football game, but instead are traumatized as they recover from being shot,” said Hughes. “As a community, we need to put the guns down, and we need to make sure our young people are safe. That’s why it was so important to partner with Representative Kenyatta right away to get Roxborough High School $500,000 to increase its security efforts. We cannot let this happen again and I am Read more

 

Roxborough alum Malcolm Kenyatta: ‘We are failing our kids’

(Oct 04, 2022)

State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta walked the halls of his alma mater, Roxborough High School, the day after a 14-year-old football player was killed following a scrimmage. Read more

 

Women's Re-Entry, Fire Company/EMS, and Open Space Funding Opportunities

(Sep 30, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: 2023-24 PennSERVE Grants for Health and Community Service Programs (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Institutions of higher education, Indian tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and states. Use : To allow organizations to recruit and support AmeriCorps members as they serve unmet community needs. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : October 12, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/pennserve/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Youth Justice Advisory Board Council Pilot Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Any agency currently implementing a youth engagement program including (but not limited to): Any private non-profit agency, public agency, or unit of local government. Use : To establish and coordinate county-based Youth Justice Advisory Board Councils (YJAB-Cs) across the Commonwealth with the long-term goal to increase directly impacted youth voice and input in their communities and with the youth-led subcommittee and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee. Funds : Up to $350,000 in total state funding to support between three or four organizations. Application Deadline : October Read more

 

Kenyatta issues statement on shooting at Roxborough High School

(Sep 28, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., issued the following statement on the shooting that took place at his alma mater, Roxborough High School yesterday afternoon. “The last time I was at my alma mater Roxborough High School, I was delivering the commencement address. Today I instead went to meet with students and staff reeling from yesterday’s mass shooting. I’m gutted and angry for these families — and the school community I so love,” Kenyatta said. “The family of the young man whose life was stolen is showing a level of courage and resilience that they shouldn’t have to muster. “The victims who’ve survived will also never be the same. “They join a disgracefully long list of other families who know the pain of gun crimes. “As I toured the school I was struck by a board in the lunch room. This ‘Dream Wall’ is replete with the hopes of students. “One entry stuck out in its simplicity and its tragedy. “This student wrote that they wanted to live past 30. It was a punch in the stomach. “As an elected official the lack of sustained action on reducing gun crimes and violence is a stain. This should be the least partisan thing we do — keep our kids alive. “Just living shouldn’t be a dream for our kids. It’s disgraceful that it is. “We can do more and we must.” Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta announces $500,000 grant to Temple University Institute for intellectual disabilities

(Sep 21, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 21 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., announced today a $500,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education has been awarded to the Institute for Intellectual Disabilities at Temple University. “I am very excited to see this funding, which I worked to secure, will go toward the Institute for Intellectual Disabilities at Temple University,” Kenyatta said. “This funding is critical for students with intellectual disabilities and research to help those with intellectual disabilities. Temple University is in Kenyatta’s 181st Legislative District. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta announces $110,000 in grants for Cecil B. Moore Rec Center 

(Sep 20, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 20 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., announced $110,000 in state grants have been awarded to Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center for field drainage. The grants were funded under the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. “Cecil B. Moore Rec Center is a great place for folks in our district to gather and participate in all sorts of activities,” Kenyatta said. “This funding for field drainage will help keep the field in condition after it rains for folks to play sports, exercise or just hang out for a longer period.” Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on passing of former Rep. Jeff Pyle

(Sep 16, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 16 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., issued the following statement on the Sept. 14 death of his former colleague, state Rep. Jeff Pyle: “I want to send my condolences to the family of my former colleague, Representative Jeff Pyle. Jeff was a good man, who had a wonderful sense of humor and deep sense of service to his district. While we disagreed on a host of issues, I had an abiding respect for him. I will miss him dearly. May he rest in peace and may his memory be a blessing.” Kenyatta and Pyle served together on the House Liquor Control Committee. Pyle represented the 60 th Legislative District in Armstrong and Westmoreland counties. He served from 2005-2021. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta calls for legislature to pass mental health legislation 

(Sep 15, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 15 – September is Suicide Prevention Month, and State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., is calling on the Pennsylvania legislature to pass legislation addressing mental health and suicide prevention. “Too many people are struggling with their mental health across the commonwealth, and I fear that we are not doing enough in the legislature to address it,” Kenyatta said. “We need to pass legislation and provide more resources to help those who are suffering with a mental health crisis.” Kenyatta has introduced legislation -- called “ Phillip’s Law ” -- to address mental health in students. In 2020, according to CDC data, Pennsylvania’s suicide rate was 12.6 per 100,000 people. Read more

 

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities

(Sep 13, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Commonwealth Financing Authority: Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund (GEDTF) (Funding Source: Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund) Who May Apply : Allegheny County Municipalities, Authorities (Redevelopment, Municipal or Industrial), Councils of Government, Non-Profit Organizations, Trusts and For Profit Organizations. Use : To support community and economic development projects in Allegheny County. Funds : Awards between $150,000 and $500,000. Application Deadline : September 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.alleghenycounty.us/economic-development/authorities/gedtf-fund.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Traffic Signal Technologies Grant Program (Funding Source: Motor License Fund) Who May Apply : Municipalities. Use : To install and maintain traffic signal technologies. Funds : Varies by award. This is a reimbursement grant with no matching funds required. Application Deadline : September 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/Bureaus/BOMO/Portal/TST_INFO.pdf . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Grant Program (Funding Source: American Rescue Plan Act Funds) Who May Apply Read more

 

Kenyatta promotes Philadelphia Health Department Monkeypox Vaccine Interest Form

(Sep 09, 2022)

State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., today announced his support and gratitude for the Philadelphia Department of Health’s new Monkeypox Vaccine Interest Form. Read more

 

Kenyatta announces $1 million in state funding for Behavioral Wellness Center at Girard upgrades
Nov 21, 2022

Philadelphia Delegation announces new leadership team
Nov 18, 2022

Philadelphia Delegation praises coordinated response of the city on the arrival of first migrant bus sent from Texas
Nov 17, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District
Nov 15, 2022

Kenyatta Can Help with Your LIHEAP Application
Nov 02, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta brings more than $7 million in funding to 181st District
Oct 27, 2022

Kenyatta Rallies for Abortion Rights
Oct 24, 2022

Roxborough High School is getting $500,000 for security enhancements after the fatal shooting last month
Oct 12, 2022

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta releases a statement on officer-involved shooting in Richard Allen neighborhood
Oct 12, 2022

State lawmakers announce $500,000 in funding for Roxborough High School for security enhancements
Oct 11, 2022

Kenyatta, Hughes secure $500,000 to assist Roxborough High School with security enhancements
Oct 05, 2022

Roxborough alum Malcolm Kenyatta: ‘We are failing our kids’
Oct 04, 2022

Women's Re-Entry, Fire Company/EMS, and Open Space Funding Opportunities
Sep 30, 2022

Kenyatta issues statement on shooting at Roxborough High School
Sep 28, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta announces $500,000 grant to Temple University Institute for intellectual disabilities
Sep 21, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta announces $110,000 in grants for Cecil B. Moore Rec Center 
Sep 20, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on passing of former Rep. Jeff Pyle
Sep 16, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta calls for legislature to pass mental health legislation 
Sep 15, 2022

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities
Sep 13, 2022

Kenyatta promotes Philadelphia Health Department Monkeypox Vaccine Interest Form
Sep 09, 2022