Now open for applications: Sexual assault, business education, and COVID relief payment funding opportunities

(Oct 13, 2021)

Read about state and other grant opportunities now open for applications. Read more

 

Victim, advocates urge lawmakers to decriminalize HIV during hearing

(Oct 06, 2021)

“HIV is not a crime but there are outdated laws that make it a crime in Pennsylvania,” said Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Philadelphia. “We cannot have people losing lives and livelihoods because of this.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Pre-disaster mitigation, vaccine outreach, and boating funding opportunities

(Oct 04, 2021)

Read about state and other grant programs that are accepting applications. Read more

 

Madden: American Rescue Plan funds additional hotspots for Eastern Monroe Public Library

(Oct 04, 2021)

MONROE, Oct. 4 – With funding that will literally keep constituents connected, state Rep. Maureen Madden announced a $24,696 Emergency Connectivity Fund grant for the Eastern Monroe Public Library . According to Library Director Susan Lyons, the funding will be used to dramatically increase the number of mobile hotspots Eastern Monroe lends out to members of the community. The library currently has 30 hotspots that were purchased via library fundraiser, but it will soon add 40 more for use by local residents. "The resources and services Eastern Monroe Public Library offers, including increased connectivity for area residents, create opportunities for learning and for personal growth," Madden said. "The library supports literacy and education for constituents, and I know it takes a lot more than a substantial amount of reading material for a library to function properly. I'm so glad this funding will make a very real and immediate impact for this popular hotspot program." Added Lyons: "This program is incredibly popular, so much so that we've had more demand for these hotspots than we've been able to supply. With this grant, that will hopefully change very soon, as we're expecting to receive 40 new hotspots this week. Those who check out the hotspots, which have about a gigabyte of bandwidth, use them to connect to the internet, where they and their families can do research for school projects and for new job opportunities, Read more

 

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities

(Sep 27, 2021)

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities Read more

 

Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities

(Sep 21, 2021)

Read about the latest state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Urban agriculture, career/technical training, and transportation funding opportunities

(Sep 14, 2021)

Read about the latest state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Public defender, prosecutor, humanities, gun violence, and library funding opportunities

(Sep 08, 2021)

Read about the latest state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Local Police, Coastal Zone, and Long Term Care COVID funding opportunities

(Aug 31, 2021)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities. Read more

 

Rep Madden 2021 Fall newsletter

(Aug 24, 2021)

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Now open for applications: PA Industry Partnership funding opportunity

(Aug 24, 2021)

Read about state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Alternative fuel vehicle and agriculture funding opportunities

(Aug 09, 2021)

Read about grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Let's Take Charge of Our Destiny

(Aug 05, 2021)

Despite overwhelming evidence that it is safe and effective, many people continue to have concerns and doubts about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine. We all know that shaming or arguing with unvaccinated people does not work. So, we must provide the facts, which are that positive cases continue to rise in Monroe County and in Pennsylvania. It is a conversation worth having, especially if it is a loved one or someone you are in contact with daily. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, in Monroe County, just 47.2%, 80,599 people, are fully vaccinated. This should be a wake-up call that Monroe County is moving in the wrong direction for everyone. We cannot continue to put citizens, front-line medical workers, service workers and teachers in danger because of the raging Delta variant and our reluctance to protect ourselves and those around us. I have spoken with nurses, doctors and other front-line medical workers and they are frightened by the increasing hospitalizations. They are exhausted and simply cannot face another dire, winter of COVID-19 hospitalizations. According to the Pennsylvania COVID ALERTPA app, which charts daily numbers, as of Aug. 4, Monroe County has 15,203 cases and 322 deaths. The CDC reports the Delta variant is more contagious and spreads at a faster rate. Now the health experts are calling the Delta variant the virus of the unvaccinated. Unvaccinated people are suffering with more severe symptoms compared to Read more

 

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus condemns bill that discriminates against athletes

(Aug 04, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 4 – A bill that would discriminate against LGBTQ+ students by restricting their ability to participate in their school’s sports programs as the gender they identify with was condemned by the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus after a House Education Committee hearing on the proposed Republican legislation, according to the caucus’ co-chair, state Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila. House Bill 972 would prohibit trans girls and women from playing scholastic and collegiate sports. “Republicans are again advocating for open discrimination against LGBTQ+ youth masked as a bill to protect girls and women,” Sims said. “As a former collegiate athlete, I know that LGBTQ+ kids, like all kids, see countless positive outcomes from engagement in sports. The opportunity to build skills, foster friendships and learn to work as a team are essential in development, especially for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable population, trans kids. The trans community is at higher risk of being victims of assault and experiencing depression, anxiety and, tragically, suicide. The fact that the majority party would aim to subject trans and non-binary youth to further exclusion and harassment is sickening and it is also illegal. We should be striving for inclusion in Pennsylvania, not sending a message of hate to LGBTQ+ youth and their families.” “Republican leaders are holding a hearing on a pretend issue and on a bill that stands zero chance of Read more

 

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities

(Aug 03, 2021)

Read about grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Madden Working for Fair, Transparent Redistricting in Pennsylvania

(Jul 22, 2021)

At a public hearing of the House State Government Committee on congressional redistricting in Pennsylvania, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden discusses the importance of ending gerrymandering with a fair, transparent process that allows the people to choose their leaders, not the other way around. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Keystone Communities, public transportation vehicles, substance misuse, and agriculture funding opportunities

(Jul 07, 2021)

Learn about state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Madden: Over $46,000 awarded to first responders in the 115th District

(Jun 30, 2021)

MONROE, June 30 – In keeping with her commitment to bring home much-needed grant funding to volunteer fire and rescue squads, state Rep Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, said $46,537 has been awarded to fire and rescue companies in the 115 th legislative district. Madden said it is important for the safety of the community to continue funding volunteer fire and rescue companies because during the pandemic, companies were unable to hold fundraising events. “Grants for fire and emergency service companies help pay for expense such as equipment, apparatus, training and salaries necessary to protect and serve the community,” Madden said. The following volunteer companies have received grants: $13,302 - Chemical Co. No 1 - Stroudsburg $12,589 - Phoenix Fire and Engine - Stroudsburg $11,876 - Acme Hose Co. - East Stroudsburg $8,771 - Pocono Mt. Regional EMS -Tobyhanna Act 91 of 2020 updated and expanded the program to include airport fire companies and reauthorize the program to 2024. The program gets $30 million annually -- $25 million from the State Gaming Fund and $5 million from the Property Tax Relief Fund. It also expanded the allowable use of funds to include recruitment and retention programs, length of service award programs, and for the grants awarded in 2021 and 2022 to replace the revenue lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

A list of grant opportunities available right now

(Jun 29, 2021)

From support for local businesses to job training, there are a number of grant funding opportunities in Pennsylvania. Here's a look at what's available right now. Read more

 

Madden: This Budget Fails to End the Suffering

(Jun 25, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden shares her reason for voting against the proposed state budget, explaining how it failed to bring financial relief to residents in Monroe County and across the commonwealth who face crippling property taxes and are forced to make difficult financial choices. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Sexual assault, business education, and COVID relief payment funding opportunities
Oct 13, 2021

Victim, advocates urge lawmakers to decriminalize HIV during hearing
Oct 06, 2021

Now open for applications: Pre-disaster mitigation, vaccine outreach, and boating funding opportunities
Oct 04, 2021

Madden: American Rescue Plan funds additional hotspots for Eastern Monroe Public Library
Oct 04, 2021

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities
Sep 27, 2021

Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities
Sep 21, 2021

Now open for applications: Urban agriculture, career/technical training, and transportation funding opportunities
Sep 14, 2021

Now open for applications: Public defender, prosecutor, humanities, gun violence, and library funding opportunities
Sep 08, 2021

Now open for applications: Local Police, Coastal Zone, and Long Term Care COVID funding opportunities
Aug 31, 2021

Rep Madden 2021 Fall newsletter
Aug 24, 2021

Now open for applications: PA Industry Partnership funding opportunity
Aug 24, 2021

Now open for applications: Alternative fuel vehicle and agriculture funding opportunities
Aug 09, 2021

Let's Take Charge of Our Destiny
Aug 05, 2021

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus condemns bill that discriminates against athletes
Aug 04, 2021

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities
Aug 03, 2021

Madden Working for Fair, Transparent Redistricting in Pennsylvania
Jul 22, 2021

Now open for applications: Keystone Communities, public transportation vehicles, substance misuse, and agriculture funding opportunities
Jul 07, 2021

Madden: Over $46,000 awarded to first responders in the 115th District
Jun 30, 2021

A list of grant opportunities available right now
Jun 29, 2021

Madden: This Budget Fails to End the Suffering
Jun 25, 2021