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

(23 hours ago)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2024 County Jail-Based Vivitrol Program Who May Apply: Funding is available to all counties with a county jail seeking to establish or expand a jail-based substance use treatment program. Use: Implementation or expansion of a county jail-based Vivitrol program. Funds: A total of $7.175 million in Act 80 funds is available. Application Deadline: July 17, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Attorney & Judge Training – Children with Disabilities Who May Apply: Local governments, local and national nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education which demonstrate, in their application, an ability to collaborate with state and local partners to develop and deliver statewide training for attorneys and a commitment to the improvement of child abuse investigations in the Commonwealth. Use: Costs associated with the development and delivery of a trauma-focused, child-focused, training curriculum for attorneys and judges who participate in hearings involving child abuse victims in Pennsylvania who have verbal, cognitive, and/or physical disabilities. Funds: A total of $128,990 in federal Children’s Justice Act funds is available to support this initiative. PCCD expects to fund one grant with a budget not to exceed $128,990. Application Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Environmental, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(May 14, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Wild Resource Conservation Program Who May Apply: Counties, municipalities, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, conservation districts, and municipal authorities. Individuals, state government agencies, and for-profit businesses may be eligible depending on the project. Use: Grant applications will be accepted for species surveys, conservation, and management. Funds: Funding comes through the Wil Resource Conservation Fund and a portion of the Environmental Stewardship Fund. Grant size varies, but the average grant award is $30,000. Application Deadline: July 1, 2024 More information: DCNR website Department of Community and Economic Development: Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) The NAP is broken down into five components: The Neighborhood Assistance Program Tax Credit, the Special Program Priorities, the Neighborhood Partnership Program, the Charitable Food Program, and the Enterprise Zone Program Tax Credit. Please visit the link below for specific information on each component. Who May Apply: Depending on the program, eligible applicants include neighborhood organizations that hold a ruling from the IRS as nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations, and organizations operating as food banks, food pantries, or emergency food providers. Use: Use varies by program, but priorities for this funding Read more

 

Kim, Fleming, Madsen to host free paper-shredding event May 18

(May 10, 2024)

HARRISBURG, May 10 – State Reps. Patty Kim, Justin Fleming and Dave Madsen will host a free paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon (or until the truck is full) on Saturday, May 18. The shredding event will take place in the Susquehanna Township Middle School parking lot, 801 Wood St., in Harrisburg. Interested attendees are invited to bring their old, sensitive documents such as tax paperwork, utility bills and bank statements to be securely shredded on site. There is a three-box limit, and the event will be held rain or shine. All material will be recycled. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Environmental, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(May 07, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Education: Public School Environmental Repairs Program Who May Apply: School districts, area career and technical schools, charter schools, and regional charter schools that operate school buildings. Use: Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the remediation and/or abatement of lead in water sources and paint, asbestos, and mold inside school buildings of eligible school entities. Funds: Up to $75 million in state funds will be competitively awarded. There is no minimum funding request. The maximum funding request is $10 million. One application per entity will be accepted, but the application may consist of more than one project in more than one school building. Application Deadline: June 30, 2024 More information: PDE Website Department of Agriculture: Farm-to-School Grant Program Who May Apply: Any school district, school, charter school, private school, or center with pre-K classes, kindergarten classes, elementary classes, or middle school classes through 8 th grade that participates in a Federal Child Nutrition Program. Use: The purpose of the Farm-to-School Program is to educate prekindergartners through eighth graders and their families about the importance of choosing healthy, locally produced foods and increase awareness of Pennsylvania agriculture. Eligible projects will achieve this purpose. Funds: $500,000 is available for Read more

 

Kim plan empowers Pennie enrollees with grants for premiums, expenses

(May 06, 2024)

HARRISBURG, May 6 – Individuals who buy health insurance through Pennie could receive a new state subsidy to help pay for their insurance premiums under a proposal introduced by state Rep. Patty Kim, chair of the PA House Insurance Committee. Today, that proposal, H.B. 2234, was favorably voted out of that committee and is ready for a full House vote. Pennie provides excellent health care coverage for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians who fall outside of traditional work-related coverage options, Kim said, but many families still struggle to meet their deductibles or pay their premiums. More than two-thirds of uninsured people who applied for, but did not purchase, Pennie coverage said it was too expensive. And many Pennie plans have deductibles over $10,000. However, according to Federal Reserve data, 13% of adults are unable to pay a $400 unexpected expense at any given time – meaning many Pennie customers cannot afford their coverage. “We can lift struggling workers up to manage the rising costs of health care with a program that empowers them to pay their bills,” said Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland. “From a public policy perspective, small, targeted programs can deliver a difference in people’s lives.” Kim’s proposal answers Gov. Josh Shapiro’s call to create a pilot program giving Pennsylvanians cash subsidies so they can buy health insurance through Read more

 

Harrisburg area lawmakers release statement on death of Justin Johnson

(May 01, 2024)

State Reps. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, Dave Madsen, D-Dauphin, and Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, released the following statement regarding the death of Justin Johnson, a 10th-grade student at Central Dauphin High School. Read more

 

Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(May 01, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Indigent Defense Grant Program Who May Apply: Counties Use: Salaries and benefits for staff, recruiting efforts to find/retain staff, training and development courses for staff, efforts to improve data collection, and any cost associated with gaps or needs in providing indigent defense, among other things. Funds: A total of $6,750,000 is expected to fund up to 67 grants (one in each county). Application Deadline: , May 23, 202d4 More information: PCCD Website Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (via Department of Homeland Security): Nonprofit Security Grant Program Who May Apply: Non-profit organizations may apply as a sub applicant through PEMA. PEMA is the direct applicant to the Department of Homeland Security. Use: Funds are to be used to enhance the protection of soft targets/crowded places. Funds: $274,500,000 in federal funds are available for this national funding opportunity. $3,277,500 in funding is targeted toward Pennsylvania. Application Deadline: May 29, 2024, at 5 p.m. More information: PEMA Website Historical and Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care Grant Who May Apply: Local government entities and nonprofit organizations Use: Projects must relate to some aspect of Pennsylvania’s history and funds may be used for preservation of Read more

 

New Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(Apr 26, 2024)

Below are multiple state grant programs that are currenctly open for application. Please contact my office if you have questions. NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commission on Crime and Delinquency: National Incident-Based Reporting System Compliance Efforts Who May Apply: Local law enforcement agencies, campus or university police, railroad or street railway police, airport authority police, and county park police. Use: Funds for the proposed program shall be used to improve reporting of crime statistics by upgrading technology infrastructure to report incident-based crime data to the FBI’s NIBRS. Funds: $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding is available. PCCD expects to fund approximately 50 grants with budgets not to exceed $200,000 over the two-year project period. Application Deadline: June 13. 2024 More information: PCCD Website Department of Environmental Protection: Growing Greener (Watershed Restoration and Protection) Plus Program Who May Apply: Incorporated watershed associations, counties, county conservation districts, council of governments, tax-exempt corporations under 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, educational institutions, or municipal authorities. Use: Projects that reduce nonpoint source pollution—especially nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment pollution from agricultural and stormwater runoff. The Department is particularly interested in design and Read more

 

Kim congratulates area school districts for critical safety grants

(Apr 25, 2024)

HARRISBURG, April 25 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, today lauded state grants awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to reduce gun and group violence across Dauphin and Cumberland county schools. "Ensuring the safety of students within their whole school environment is one of the most important things that our state government can invest in," Kim said. "By directing these resources toward bolstering school protections, we affirm our commitment to the safety of our students, teachers and school staff in the face of modern problems." View a full list of awards, including dollar amount and school entities approved for funding, here: ? School Safety Awards . Nonpublic School Awards . Funds will advance the School Safety and Security Committee’s goal of ensuring that all Pennsylvania students can learn in safe, healthy school environments by helping school entities address basic safety needs and mental health services identified in the committee’s recently adopted Revised Baseline Criteria Standards . Read more

 

Kim appointed to chair House Insurance Committee

(Mar 20, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 20 – State Rep. Patty Kim today was appointed chair of the House Insurance Committee by Pennsylvania House Speaker Joanna McClinton. The Insurance Committee has jurisdiction over the state Department of Insurance, the State Workmen’s Insurance Board and the Underground Storage Indemnification Fund. The committee reviews bills that regulate home, auto and health insurance, as well as fraternal society group benefits. “It is an honor to serve in this new capacity,” said Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland. “The insurance sector is a vital part of every Pennsylvanian’s life, and I’ll continue to weigh in on matters related to it on behalf of my fellow citizens and constituents first. “Our legislative priorities show our commitment to better government and a better Pennsylvania, and I’m excited to bring that energy to the people. Being in the majority means that the committee will continue advancing legislation to help workers, tax and rate payers, families, seniors and children alike.” Kim is a former news anchor, reporter and Harrisburg city councilwoman who was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2012 and has been a leader in government reform and transparency. She was the first Asian American to serve as chair of a Pennsylvania House committee. She created and served as the first chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Asian Pacific American Caucus. She also is the Read more

 

Local Elected Officials Urge U.S. Senate to Move Forward with Adeel Mangi’s Historic Judicial Nomination, Condemn Islamophobic Attacks

(Mar 20, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 20 – A group of Pennsylvania state and local elected officials today issued a statement urging the U.S. Senate to move forward with considering President Joe Biden’s nominee Adeel Mangi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which is based in Philadelphia and covers the tri-state area. If confirmed, Mangi would become the first Muslim American to serve on a federal appeals court and just the third Muslim American federal judge. State Reps. Tarik Khan (D-Phila.), Arvind Venkat (D-Allegheny), Patty Kim (D-Dauphin, Cumberland), and Jason Dawkins (D-Phila.); state Sens. Nikil Saval (D-Phila.) and Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia); Montgomery County Commissioner Neil Makhija and Philadelphia City Councilmember Nina Ahmad said the following: “As Asian-American and Muslim-American elected officials representing diverse communities in Pennsylvania, we stand with and strongly support President Biden’s nomination of Adeel Mangi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Mangi is an excellent candidate and highly qualified individual whose nomination is now at risk due to a right-wing smear campaign tainted with Islamophobic rhetoric and outright lies. “We are extremely disturbed that the nomination of a highly qualified judicial nominee would be in doubt because of the fact he is Muslim. Hate has no place in Read more

 

Kim, Madsen applaud $1.8 million in federal funds to keep schools safe

(Mar 15, 2024)

“Students thrive when they can learn in safe environments, which can be assured through careful allocations and oversight of resources,” Kim said. “This sizeable grant will help Harrisburg students and teachers be safe in a school where they can focus on the mission to teach and learn.” Read more

 

Rite Aid resolves severance pay issue for laid-off workers after meeting with local lawmakers

(Mar 13, 2024)

“Corporations need to show an emphasis on treating workers like they are more important than a bottom line, even when the company is troubled,” Kim said. “Rite Aid has recognized that, and I’m happy to report a positive development when there could have been more anguish in the process. Read more

 

Kim, Fleming, Madsen release statement on Rite Aid ‘reversal’ of payment to laid-off workers

(Mar 08, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 8 – State Reps. Patty Kim, Justin Fleming and David Madsen released the following statement today upon learning the Rite Aid Corporation chose to “reverse” severance payments to workers laid off as part of the company’s bankruptcy agreement, leading to some of those laid-off workers having already-paid money removed from their bank accounts. “We are disappointed and angered to learn Rite Aid not only isn’t paying laid-off workers the severance pay they are contractually obligated to receive, but Rite Aid actually went so far as to take already-paid money out of workers’ bank accounts. Rite Aid owes a lot of money to a lot of creditors as they navigate bankruptcy proceedings, but the first people who should get paid should be the laid-off workers who need the money they are owed to buy food, medicine, and heat -- not the banks, hedge funds and venture capital firms with billions in cash on hand. “We are calling on Rite Aid to immediately get this money back in the wallets of the people who are owed, to take responsibility for any and all overdraft or late payment fees incurred by those impacted, and to never do this again. “We plan on convening legislative hearings to investigate and will also be consulting with the attorney general as to the legality of such decisions by any corporate entity.” Read more

 

Kim applauds more than $152K in support for local fire and EMS companies

(Feb 22, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 22 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, announced today that fire departments and nonprofit EMS agencies serving the 103 rd Legislative District received more than $152,000 in state grants from the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program. “This support for fire departments and EMS is critical for companies accomplishing their missions,” Kim said. “I will continue to ensure this important grant program is renewed and expanded in our budget. Thank you to all of our heroes in Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Your selflessness reflects highly on our communities.” Grants awarded include: City of Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, $16,951.99. Enola Fire Co. 3, $41,395.81. Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services Inc. Fire $13,839.63. Lower Allen Township DBA/Lower Allen Township EMS, $15,000. Lower Allen Township Fire Department, $16,368.42. Mount Pleasant Fire & Rescue Services Inc., $16,951.99. Rescue Fire Co. No. 1, $16,368.42. West Shore Bureau of Fire, $15,201.29. The grant money can be applied to a combination of up to two projects in the following categories: Construction and/or renovation of the fire company's or ambulance service’s facility. Purchase or repair of firefighting, ambulance, or rescue equipment. Debt reduction associated with the facility or Read more

 

2024 Summer Camp Enrollment Links

(Feb 22, 2024)

Harrisburg Parks + Recreation Harrisburg Parks + Rec hosts their annual summer enrichment program at 8 locations throughout the city. Participants will enjoy weekly field trips, leisure play, arts and crafts, group activities, trips to Jackson Lick Pool and more. Price : Free and includes lunch Program Locations : 15th and Vernon, 4th and Emerald, Cloverly, Gorgas, Norwood and Holly, Reservoir Park, Sunshine Park, and Wilson Park Program Dates : June 12 - August 4 Program Times : 10 AM - 3 PM Monday-Friday To Register : Programs (recdesk.com) Christ Cornerstone Academy Christ Cornerstone Academy Summer Camp includes activities such as STEM projects, arts, cooking, camping, skating, devotions, and trips to Get Air and Hershey Park. Price : $175 Activity Fee. (Childcare network accepted) Program Location : 747 N. Front Street, Steelton, Pa 17113 Program Dates : June 12-August 18 Program Times : 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday To Register : Call 717-939-5800 Camp Curtin YMCA Camp Curtin YMCA host campers at their annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) Camp where they’ll enjoy a full day of fun-filled activities that encourage and promote learning throughout. Read more

 

Kim: State awards $145,000 in grants to local CTE schools for new equipment

(Feb 09, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 8 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, announced today that Dauphin County Technical School has been awarded a grant of $85,000 and the Cumberland Perry Area Career & Technical Center a grant of $60,000 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the purchase of new equipment to help train students in skills required for high-demand occupations. “Our career and technical students need best-in-class educational opportunities so they will be able to thrive in the highly competitive 21 st century global economy,” Kim said. “These grants will make possible the hands-on experience with first-class equipment students need today to build careers in high-demand, high-paying fields. “Students from the 103 rd District are thriving in Dauphin County Technical School and Cumberland Perry Area Career & Technical Center and are going on to have lucrative careers in their chosen fields,” she said. “I believe Pennsylvania would ensure its economic growth for years to come by making sure that more students benefit from these CTE grants.” Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 state budget proposal calls for more than $121 million for career and technical education, and $15 million for career and technical education equipment grants. Read more

 

January 2024

(Feb 01, 2024)

District Office Lease - $2,000 Bulk Mailing Newsletter - $4,261.23 Janitorial Services – $300 Postage - $194.22 Read more

 

Rep. Kim's Weekly E-News Update

(Jan 12, 2024)

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December 2023

(Jan 01, 2024)

Event Flyer Mailing Service - $2,484.63 Janitorial Services - $375 Trash/Refuse Removal - $18.58 Postage - $175.70 Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Environmental, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District
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Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Environmental, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
May 14, 2024

Kim, Fleming, Madsen to host free paper-shredding event May 18
May 10, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Environmental, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
May 07, 2024

Kim plan empowers Pennie enrollees with grants for premiums, expenses
May 06, 2024

Harrisburg area lawmakers release statement on death of Justin Johnson
May 01, 2024

Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
May 01, 2024

New Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Apr 26, 2024

Kim congratulates area school districts for critical safety grants
Apr 25, 2024

Kim appointed to chair House Insurance Committee
Mar 20, 2024

Local Elected Officials Urge U.S. Senate to Move Forward with Adeel Mangi’s Historic Judicial Nomination, Condemn Islamophobic Attacks
Mar 20, 2024

Kim, Madsen applaud $1.8 million in federal funds to keep schools safe
Mar 15, 2024

Rite Aid resolves severance pay issue for laid-off workers after meeting with local lawmakers
Mar 13, 2024

Kim, Fleming, Madsen release statement on Rite Aid ‘reversal’ of payment to laid-off workers
Mar 08, 2024

Kim applauds more than $152K in support for local fire and EMS companies
Feb 22, 2024

2024 Summer Camp Enrollment Links
Feb 22, 2024

Kim: State awards $145,000 in grants to local CTE schools for new equipment
Feb 09, 2024

January 2024
Feb 01, 2024

Rep. Kim's Weekly E-News Update
Jan 12, 2024

December 2023
Jan 01, 2024