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Frankel, DeLissio, Daley call for postponement of transgender youth hearing

(Mar 11, 2020)

Trio cite concerns over testifier availability Read more

 

Kirkland announces grant for more than $75K for Chester Community Charter School

(Mar 11, 2020)

State Rep. Brian Kirkland announced today a $75,990 grant for Chester Community Charter School has been approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Funds. The grant was approved for Archway Charter School of Chester, which does business as Chester Community Charter School.  Read more

 

Neilson continues fight for state grants to keep local community safe

(Mar 11, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, March 11 – State Rep. Ed Neilson announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has awarded $52,890 in grants to two nonprofit organizations in his district that serve populations who are often targeted by hate crimes. These grant dollars are the first awarded by the commission as part of a new grant program it is administering, after legislation to create the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program was signed into law last year “Any program that increases safety measures for our most vulnerable neighbors – like people who are often targeted because of their religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability – is one I’m proud to support,” Neilson said. “I’m grateful that Federation Housing Inc. and Congregation Ahavas Torah Rhawnhurst Torah Center have received this funding, especially considering the many organizations that applied, and I know that they will put this funding to use to keep the people they serve safe.” Federation Housing Inc., which provides affordable housing to low- and moderate-income seniors, was awarded a $27,890 grant, and Congregation Ahavas Torah Rhawnhurst Torah Center, a synagogue in Northeast Philadelphia, was awarded a $25,000 grant. The grants awarded to the two organizations were among 805 total applications submitted for grant funding through the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program. Of those 805 Read more

 

Isaacson announces $73K Pa. Commission on Crime and Delinquency grant for nonprofit that serves people often targeted by hate crimes

(Mar 11, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, March 11 – State Rep. Mary Isaacson announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has awarded a $73,150 grant to a nonprofit organization in her district that serves populations who are often targeted by hate crimes. The grant, awarded to Friends of B’Nai Abraham, won in the first round of grants awarded by the commission as part of the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program, which was created through legislation signed into law last year. “I am committed to working toward a world where people are not victims of hate crimes due to their race, religion, ethnicity or because of who they love,” Isaacson said. “But, while we’re working to make our communities more accepting, we must also protect the most vulnerable among us. I’m so glad that this grant has been awarded to Friends of Historic B’Nai Abraham to help them make their community safer.” B’nai Abraham is a nonprofit that strives to continue the traditions of their founders who followed the Orthodox understanding of Jewish rituals and Jewish life. Their warm and welcoming community is dedicated to reaching out — to inviting Jews of all backgrounds to gather with them for study, prayer and friendship. The grant application submitted by the Friends of Historic B’Nai Abraham was one of 805 total applications submitted for grant funding through the Nonprofit Read more

 

More than $1 million in safety grants issued for Allegheny County nonprofits

(Mar 11, 2020)

Grant awards first under new program established last year Read more

 

Innamorato: $1 million in state funding to aid local religious institutions

(Mar 11, 2020)

Safety grants mark new program established by law in 2019 Read more

 

Rabb announces $49K Pa. Commission on Crime and Delinquency grant for nonprofit that serves people who are often targets of hate crimes

(Mar 11, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, March 11 – State Rep. Chris Rabb announced today that Germantown Jewish Centre has received a $49,810 grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to improve the safety and security of its facilities. “All people – people of all faiths, ethnicities, genders, races, sexual orientations and abilities – should be safe from violence wherever they gather,” Rabb said. “Our diversity is what makes our communities stronger and more interesting. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of work to be done toward fostering appreciation for people who are different from ourselves, and while that work is in progress, this grant award will help the people of Germantown Jewish Centre to ensure their safety and security when they gather for fellowship or other activities.” The grant award Rabb announced today is one of 113 approved for nonprofit organizations around the state in the first round of grants ever awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency through its Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program, which was created after H.B. 859 was signed into law last year. The law established the new grant fund program, and directs the commission to administer grants to Pennsylvania-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that principally serve people, groups or institutions that are included within a single bias motivation category for single bias hate crime incidents as Read more

 

Costa-Frankel: Nonprofit security grant program announces more than $500k for local orgs

(Mar 11, 2020)

This program was the joint effort of Senator Costa and Rep. Frankel following meetings with community and faith leaders following the tragic violence in Squirrel Hill in October of 2018. Read more

 

Dermody: Companies getting tax dollars for projects must deliver on promise of good wages for workers

(Mar 11, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 11 – Pa. House Democratic Leader Rep. Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny, announced he will be introducing a plan to protect taxpayers by requiring any private company getting tax credits from the state for construction projects to pay workers the prevailing wage. “Right now, only public construction projects are required to pay the prevailing wage so many union workers fought to deliver, but when public money is used for a private project, the taxpayers are partners in that project, and that means people building these projects should be paid the wage they deserve,” Dermody said. “Union workers getting paid a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work deliver better quality, and this is a better investment for taxpayers.” Dermody said his bill would expand the state’s Prevailing Wage law to cover all corporations, companies and organizations that benefit from Pennsylvania tax credits to build projects. The prevailing wage requires workers to be paid wages and benefits appropriate to the pay scale for most workers in a community -- generally the prevailing wage is tied to the union pay scale for skilled labor. “Prevailing wage works for everyone,” Dermody said. “Workers who are paid what they’re worth not only do a better job, but they spend those wages in the community – buying homes and cars, shopping at local merchants and supporting their neighbors. In Read more

 

Burns honors Cambria County man with memorial bridge

(Mar 10, 2020)

Carrolltown man was killed in Vietnam Read more

 

Rep. Wheatley invites minority, women and disadvantaged business owners to state Capitol

(Mar 10, 2020)

PITTSBURGH, March 10 – In what’s become an annual tradition, state Rep. Jake Wheatley is again hosting a day at the state Capitol to provide opportunities for established minority, women and disadvantaged business entrepreneurs to gain recognition for their business acumen and gain additional networking opportunities. This year’s MWDBE event will be held Monday, March 23 in Harrisburg. The day’s events will begin with an 11 a.m. news conference in the Capitol’s media center, followed by a free and open networking mixer at noon. These events will be followed by several issue and industry-focused workshops and governmental engagement opportunities throughout the Capitol complex. There is free bus transportation with limited seats leaving from Pittsburgh at 6 a.m. and arriving back from the Capitol at 8 p.m. Seats are limited, and you must RSVP by contacting Wheatley’s office at 412-471-7760 by Friday, March 13 . Agencies scheduled to take part in the MWDBE event include the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Wheatley invites everyone to participate in the event by using the #MBETakeover2020 hashtag in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Davidson calls for end of discrimination against people who carry life-saving medication

(Mar 09, 2020)

The family of a Delaware County victim of the opioid and addiction epidemic will join state Rep. Margo Davidson for a news conference and rally in the state Capitol to discuss how they have been discriminated against by life insurance companies. Read more

 

PA HOUSE DEMOCRATS SUPPORT LANDMARK VOTING, CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND ETHICS REFORMS

(Mar 09, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 9 - Members of the House Democratic Caucus are urging passage of legislation designed to strengthen democracy by improving access to voting, reducing the power of big-money corporate special interests, and ensuring lawmakers put the people’s interests first in Pennsylvania. “Nothing breaks down the people’s trust in their government and their elected officials like seeing deep pocket donors get what they want while regular working families are left with nothing but the bill to pay,” House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny, said. “It’s time Pennsylvania took a leading role when it comes to honest elections, getting more people to the polls and making sure your voice counts more than special interest dollars.” Dermody noted the Citizens United decision first opened the floodgates of hidden money into U.S. elections 10 years ago, and a combination of partisan gerrymandering, attacks on voting rights and foreign influence on elections has silenced the voice of the people – while the federal government has stood by and watched it happen. “It’s important to remember that the assault on democracy didn’t start with Trump -- it started in the states,” said Daniel Squadron, co-founder and executive director of Future Now. “By expanding access to voting, reducing the power of corporate money in elections and strengthening ethics and oversight, the For the People Read more

 

Roebuck: $44K in grants awarded to The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

(Mar 06, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, March 6 – State Rep. James R. Roebuck announced today that $44,000 in cultural and historical grants have been awarded to The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. “Support for our museums and historical and cultural programs is so important, as these organizations contribute so much to our communities,” Roebuck said. “And yet funding for these vital programs can be difficult to come by. These grant awards will provide much-needed funding to The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania so that they can continue to be a resource for us all.” The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation was awarded a $4,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania was awarded a $40,000 grant – the maximum amount any organization was eligible to receive. The two awards Roebuck announced are among 153 grants, totaling $2 million, that were approved on Wednesday to eligible museums and official county historical societies from 58 Pennsylvania counties. To be considered for a grant award, an eligible museum must have had an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000, excluding capital and in-kind services, and at least one full-time professional staff person. More information about the Pennsylvania Historical and Read more

 

Rabb announces $10K in cultural and historical grants for Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society and Cliveden

(Mar 06, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, March 6 – State Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila., announced today that more than $10,000 in cultural and historical grants through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission have been awarded to Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society and Cliveden for general operating support. “Our history grounds us, it informs us of how we got where we are,” Rabb said. “Funding that helps the organizations and institutions that preserve our history is truly invaluable. I’m so pleased to see Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society and Cliveden receive these state dollars.” A grant for $5,655 was awarded to Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society and a grant for $4,481 was awarded to Cliveden. To be considered for a grant award, an eligible museum must have had an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000, excluding capital and in-kind services, and at least one full-time professional staff person. The grants Rabb announced are among 153 awards totaling $2 million that were approved on Wednesday, to eligible museums and official county historical societies from 58 Pennsylvania counties. Learn more about the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission by visiting its website, https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx . ### Read more

 

Isaacson announces 13 grants totaling more than $340K awarded to historic and cultural sites, museums in her district

(Mar 06, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, March 6 – State Rep. Mary Isaacson, D-Phila., announced that 13 cultural or historic sites or museums in her district have received a total $340,881 in grant awards from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. “Philadelphia is a city rich with history and culture, and a lot of that history started here in the 175th,” Isaacson said. “As such, many residents, visitors and tourists flock to our district to learn about the history of our country. It’s wonderful to see such worthwhile organizations, museums and centers that seek to educate the public and keep a record of our history being recognized with grant funding from the state.” The organizations that received grants, and the awards they received, are as follows: • African American Museum in Philadelphia, $27,929. • American Philosophical Society, $40,000. • Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust, $7,190. • Carpenters’ Company of City and County of Philadelphia, $5,275. • Christ Church Preservation Trust, $7,576. • Historic Philadelphia Inc., $40,000. • Independence Seaport Museum, $40,000. • Museum of the American Revolution, $40,000. • National Constitution Center, $40,000. • National Liberty Museum, $27,504. • Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Read more

 

Innamorato: State continues funding support for workforce development

(Mar 05, 2020)

Locally more than $130,000 awarded for internship program Read more

 

Driscoll announces $4K state grant for Glen Foerd Conservation Corp.

(Mar 05, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, March 5 – State Rep. Michael Driscoll announced today that Glen Foerd Conservation Corp. has been awarded a $4,600 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. “Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation provides a beautiful place for the public to recreate and learn about art and conservation,” Driscoll said. “Funding that helps places like Glen Foerd, which aim to serve the public, preserve history and support the arts and conservation, is invaluable.” The grant awarded to Glen Foerd Conservation Corp. was one of 153 grants totaling $2 million approved Wednesday for eligible museums and official county historical societies from 58 Pennsylvania counties. The grant awards provide general operating support. To be considered for a grant award, an eligible museum must have had an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000, excluding capital and in-kind services, and at least one full-time professional staff person. Learn more about the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission by visiting its website, https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx . ### Read more

 

Lee: Grants to help local historical organizations

(Mar 05, 2020)

State representative announces funding, part of commitment to local community Read more

 

Davidson, Kirkland, O'Mara announce grant for Delaware County Historical Society

(Mar 05, 2020)

Delaware County state Reps. Margo Davidson, Jennifer O’Mara and Brian Kirkland today announced a grant has been approved for the Delaware County Historical Society for $4,000 through the Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program. Read more

 

Frankel, DeLissio, Daley call for postponement of transgender youth hearing
Mar 11, 2020

Kirkland announces grant for more than $75K for Chester Community Charter School
Mar 11, 2020

Neilson continues fight for state grants to keep local community safe
Mar 11, 2020

Isaacson announces $73K Pa. Commission on Crime and Delinquency grant for nonprofit that serves people often targeted by hate crimes
Mar 11, 2020

More than $1 million in safety grants issued for Allegheny County nonprofits
Mar 11, 2020

Innamorato: $1 million in state funding to aid local religious institutions
Mar 11, 2020

Rabb announces $49K Pa. Commission on Crime and Delinquency grant for nonprofit that serves people who are often targets of hate crimes
Mar 11, 2020

Costa-Frankel: Nonprofit security grant program announces more than $500k for local orgs
Mar 11, 2020

Dermody: Companies getting tax dollars for projects must deliver on promise of good wages for workers
Mar 11, 2020

Burns honors Cambria County man with memorial bridge
Mar 10, 2020

Rep. Wheatley invites minority, women and disadvantaged business owners to state Capitol
Mar 10, 2020

Davidson calls for end of discrimination against people who carry life-saving medication
Mar 09, 2020

PA HOUSE DEMOCRATS SUPPORT LANDMARK VOTING, CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND ETHICS REFORMS
Mar 09, 2020

Roebuck: $44K in grants awarded to The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Mar 06, 2020

Rabb announces $10K in cultural and historical grants for Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society and Cliveden
Mar 06, 2020

Isaacson announces 13 grants totaling more than $340K awarded to historic and cultural sites, museums in her district
Mar 06, 2020

Innamorato: State continues funding support for workforce development
Mar 05, 2020

Driscoll announces $4K state grant for Glen Foerd Conservation Corp.
Mar 05, 2020

Lee: Grants to help local historical organizations
Mar 05, 2020

Davidson, Kirkland, O'Mara announce grant for Delaware County Historical Society
Mar 05, 2020