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Spring 2021 Newsletter

(Apr 19, 2021)

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Madden Supports Free and Fair Elections

(Apr 15, 2021)

After a series of House State Government Committee hearings on the 2020 election, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden discusses her takeaways, saying the elections were fair and people supported the efforts to expand voter access. Read more

 

April 12 update: Grant programs now open for applications

(Apr 12, 2021)

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

 

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

(Apr 05, 2021)

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

 

Racism on Pennsylvania high schools and college campuses creates barriers to opportunity

(Mar 26, 2021)

How far have we come, and how far do we have to go to diminish -- and possibly eradicate -- racism in high schools and college campuses? Our hearing on racism on the topic pulled the curtain on the continued systematic injustice towards minority students on high school and college campuses and the lack of diversity in educators. In some Pennsylvania school districts there is a blatant lack of effort to recruit and retain educators of color and that is problematic. The historic limited access to education for people of color is still happening. Students shared their stories of the mental, physical and emotional toll their experiences with racism and discrimination have had on their well-being. Fortunately, these students turned their painful experiences into meaningful advocacy. Their testimony showed the challenge facing educational institutions in Pennsylvania. Educators, including teachers and administrators play a large role in dispelling hate in their schools. It’s imperative that they are reflective of the communities that they represent but the statistics show, they don’t. While students of color make up 33 percent of Pennsylvania’s population, less than 5 percent of teachers are people of color. Across the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education faculty, 4 percent are Black, 3 percent are Hispanic and just 6 percent are Asian. When students see a diversity that reflects them in their educators, it shows promise. It shows Read more

 

Madden, Kenyatta lead discussion on racism on high school and college campuses

(Mar 25, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 25 -- Education and shattering social norms are key in combatting racism in high schools and colleges, as evidenced by testimony at today’s House Democratic Policy Committee hearing hosted by state Reps. Maureen Madden and Malcolm Kenyatta. The Monroe and Philadelphia County legislators led today’s discussion bringing together state officials, students and educators to brainstorm solutions that aim to help break cycles of systemic racism via policy development and implementation. “How do we start conversations that help people understand that freedom of speech should not be a free pass for racism? We all deserve to be respected and the blatant hate and disrespect for others is impacting lives. Hate has no place in our education system. Students go to school to learn, grow and often overcome any barriers the hand that life has dealt them. I’m grateful for this forum today to learn what’s happening in our education system and what lawmakers can do to overcome the racism in our schools,” Madden shared. “Terms like ‘diversity quota’ and ‘affirmative action applicant’ are just some of the covertly racist insults that disparage the merits of students and faculty of color in academia. Ultimately, these slights have devastating effects on the emotional and mental health of these students and faculty, thereby straining their likelihood to graduate and excel at these institutions,” Read more

 

Madden, Kenyatta to examine incidents of racism on high school and college campuses at Thursday’s public hearing

(Mar 23, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 23 – Recent incidents of racism involving students at the high school and college levels will be discussed at a House Democratic Policy Committee virtual hearing hosted by state Reps. Maureen Madden and Malcolm Kenyatta. The hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 25. To view the hearing, the media and public can tune in to www.pahouse.com/policycommittee or the committee’s Facebook page -- @PADemPolicy. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Madden and Kenyatta will be joined by committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro and Democratic Policy Committee members to hear from educators, state officials and advocates on how to curb racism with meaningful policy reforms. Additional hearing information will be available by clicking here . Read more

 

Now open for applications: Dislocated worker, intermediate punishment, and wildfire assistance grant programs

(Mar 22, 2021)

Several state grant programs are open for applications. Read more

 

Madden Visits COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Event

(Mar 20, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden visited Monroe County's first COVID-19 mass vaccination event at Pocono Raceway. Lehigh Valley Health Network sponsored the event, which vaccinated 3,000 people in an outdoor, drive-through setting. Read more

 

Madden Debunks HIV/AIDS Misinformation

(Mar 16, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden shares her frustrations with a bill that ignores the science behind the transmission of HIV/AIDS and would stigmatize those in the LGBTQ community. Read more

 

Keystone Communities, Fish & Boat Education, and School-to-Work grant programs now open for applications

(Mar 15, 2021)

State grant programs now open for applications Read more

 

Arts funding and PEMA Nonprofit Security grant programs now open for applications

(Mar 08, 2021)

State grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: March 1 Update

(Mar 01, 2021)

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: March 1 Update Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 16 Update

(Feb 16, 2021)

New grant opportunities available. Read more

 

February Monroe Matters

(Feb 12, 2021)

On this episode of Monroe Matters, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden discusses Gov. Wolf's 2021-22 budget proposal, which includes proposed tax cuts for working families, new investments in education and workforce development, and an increase in the minimum wage. Madden also discusses the state's COVID-19 vaccine rollout and her committee assignments for the new legislative session. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 1 Update

(Feb 04, 2021)

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: ATV/Snowmobile Grants (Funding Source: ATV and Snowmobile Registrations) Who May Apply : Municipalities, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations. Use : Planning, land acquisition, development, rehabilitation, maintenance, equipment, and educational programs related to ATV and/or snowmobile trails and facilities. Funds : No match required. However, applications that provide match funding will be given additional consideration. Application Deadline : March 31 More Information : Click on https://www.brcgrants.dcnr.pa.gov/ and choose “Grant Opportunities” and then “All-Terrain Vehicle and Snowmobile.” Commonwealth Financing Authority: Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Program (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund) Who May Apply : For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. Uses : Abatement and treatment of AMD through treatment facility system construction, as well as treatment system repair, upgrade or operation and maintenance of existing passive and active treatment systems. Funds : Grants shall not exceed $1,000,000. A match of at least 15% of the total project cost is Read more

 

Troubleshooting PUA claims

(Jan 27, 2021)

How to reopen/reactivate a PUA claim : Log in to your dashboard Select “File for Weekly Benefits” Then select “File Your Weekly Certification to Continue Your Claim” You will see the message “You currently have a claim established however it is inactive.” Click on “here.” It will seem as if you are opening a new claim. The system knows you are only attempting to reopen the claim you already have established. Click Next. You will see the Welcome to Pennsylvania’s Pandemic Unemployment Portal Page. Click next. The next eight pages are pre-populated based on your initial claim information. You will click next after verifying the information is correct on each page. If it is not correct, you should make updates at this time. Note: This includes things such as your email, address, date of birth, education information and employment status. You will also be asked the COVID questions. PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THE MAJOR DISASTER INFORMATION QUESTION YOU SHOULD SELECT COVID -19 NOT COVID 19 -2 If you reported that you are self-employed, the system will ask for you 2020 wages. This is an error. You should enter all 0s for those wages. You will also need to answer if you have worked since you last filed for weeks. If you have worked, you must click the “I have worked since my last Read more

 

Madden brings home $1.3M grant for freight railroad improvements in tri-county area

(Jan 12, 2021)

MONROE, Jan. 12 – Proving again that state Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, delivers grants to businesses, a $1.3 million state grant has been awarded to the Delaware/Lackawanna Railroad by the State Transportation Commission. The grant will be used for the Pocono Rail Rehabilitation and Capacity Expansion project to construct a 3,900-foot siding to expand capacity and replace approximately 7,440 feet of rail and 1,550 ties. The railroad includes Monroe, Lackawanna and Wayne counties. “The freight transportation sector is an important component of our economy and investing in our rail system creates jobs, supports businesses and sustains our freight transportation system in Monroe County,” Madden said. Madden said Pennsylvania has 65 operating railroads, which is more than any other state. PennDOT is committed to working with private rail operators and rail-served businesses to construct new rail lines and assist in maintaining and improving the state’s 5,600 miles of freight lines. ###rc/2021/ta l:\print\releases\Freightgrant.115 Read more

 

Madden: $15K for three senior centers in 115th Legislative District

(Jan 07, 2021)

MONROE, Jan. 7 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, is instrumental in getting nearly $5K grants to three senior centers in Monroe County. The three grants are administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. The agencies awarded the grants are: The Mountain Center. Jewish Resources Center of the Poconos. Loder Senior Center. “I am pleased the senior centers received this grant funding because they serve as a gateway to Monroe County’s mature population especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, connecting older adults to vital community services that assist them in staying healthy and independent,” Madden said. Madden said in addition to providing a nutritious meal, centers offer social activities, a range of informative programs, creative arts, exercise, volunteer opportunities, community services, and other special events which are unique to individual centers. For more information on programs available visit www.aging.pa.gov . Read more

 

Madden sworn in for third term as representative for 115th Legislative District

(Jan 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, took the oath of office today to begin her third in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2021-22 legislative session. She also serves as vice chairperson of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Northeast Delegation for the current session. Madden said she is honored to continue representing the people in the 115th District and is committed to continue serving her constituents by advocating for the issues that are important to them. “One of the concerns I hear about often is funding for community and infrastructure projects,” Madden said. “In my first two terms I brought tens of millions of dollars home to the 115th District for local projects. Other shared priorities include equitable school funding and property tax reform. It is my intention to introduce property tax reform legislation and work once again for equitable school funding. We cannot continue to tax people out of their homes by shouldering them with the burden of ever-increasing school taxes. The legislature must come to terms with the fact that funding education equitably is the right course for all the citizens of the Commonwealth. “Increasing the minimum wage, fair housing, legalizing adult recreational cannabis and criminal justice reform are among the other important issues that I will continue to work with my colleagues to achieve.” Madden stated she and her Read more

 

Spring 2021 Newsletter
Apr 19, 2021

Madden Supports Free and Fair Elections
Apr 15, 2021

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

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

Racism on Pennsylvania high schools and college campuses creates barriers to opportunity
Mar 26, 2021

Madden, Kenyatta lead discussion on racism on high school and college campuses
Mar 25, 2021

Madden, Kenyatta to examine incidents of racism on high school and college campuses at Thursday’s public hearing
Mar 23, 2021

Now open for applications: Dislocated worker, intermediate punishment, and wildfire assistance grant programs
Mar 22, 2021

Madden Visits COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Event
Mar 20, 2021

Madden Debunks HIV/AIDS Misinformation
Mar 16, 2021

Keystone Communities, Fish & Boat Education, and School-to-Work grant programs now open for applications
Mar 15, 2021

Arts funding and PEMA Nonprofit Security grant programs now open for applications
Mar 08, 2021

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: March 1 Update
Mar 01, 2021

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 16 Update
Feb 16, 2021

February Monroe Matters
Feb 12, 2021

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 1 Update
Feb 04, 2021

Troubleshooting PUA claims
Jan 27, 2021

Madden brings home $1.3M grant for freight railroad improvements in tri-county area
Jan 12, 2021

Madden: $15K for three senior centers in 115th Legislative District
Jan 07, 2021

Madden sworn in for third term as representative for 115th Legislative District
Jan 05, 2021