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Rozzi connects on $29K grant for Muhlenberg Township Athletic Association

(Sep 16, 2021)

“The improvements that will be made via this grant will not only directly impact the kids in this community, but I’m predicting it will help some of us ‘older’ kids want to relive the magic of our youth, too. I know I’m looking forward to taking a few swings in the new cages!” Read more

 

Rozzi to celebrate Mt. Penn Fire Co.’s new utility truck at press event

(Sep 13, 2021)

READING, Sept. 13 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi will join the members of Mt. Penn Fire Co. for a news conference recognizing their new utility truck at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21. The news conference will take place at Mt. Penn Fire Co., 2711 Grant St. in Reading. Media coverage is invited. If you plan to cover the event, please RSVP by emailing Chad Schlanger at CSchlanger@pahouse.net . The purchase of the Ford F350 utility truck was made possible thanks to a $60,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Rozzi played an instrumental role in securing the funding by connecting Mt. Penn with the necessary state resources and programs. “Navigating grant programs can be a daunting and confusing process, so I was happy to bring home these state dollars benefiting our community’s first responders,” Rozzi said. “This new F350 is a major upgrade from the company’s old truck and will be an asset to the company for the next several years.” The new truck bought with the grant replaced the company’s 20-year-old truck and is expected to be in service by the early fall. Anyone with questions should call Rozzi’s office at 610-921-8921. Read more

 

Rozzi applauds $420K in grants benefiting crime prevention and youth support initiatives

(Sep 09, 2021)

READING, Sept. 9 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi today announced that two grants from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency totaling $420,023 have been awarded to two crime prevention initiatives in Reading. Funding has been distributed as follows: RIZE, a youth arts nonprofit organization: $225,000 to continue providing art programs and advocating for policy initiatives that support families and youth. The organization's RIZE Above Bars initiative serves Reading youth and children with incarcerated parents to address social adversity and trauma, keeping families connected. The Village of Reading: $195,023 to support community outreach programs in Reading. Funds will support the cost of one full-time director and one part-time assistant, two part-time violence interrupters, several consultants, training cost; and include a building space to operate and supplies to support their work. “Crime prevention begins with educating and empowering local youth. Therefore, I’m confident that RIZE will use this funding to continue giving Reading’s children and teens a creative outlet that helps them set and reach their goals and grow as individuals,” Rozzi said. “The Village of Reading will also strongly benefit from the team of professionals that this grant will bring to our community to heighten safety and crime prevention measures.” More than $22.3 Read more

 

Rozzi applauds $164K for housing project to address youth homelessness

(Jun 15, 2021)

"It’s rewarding to see a local organization like Mary’s Shelter continue their valuable work in our community to enrich and enable the lives of young people – regardless of their background,” Rozzi said. Read more

 

Berks lawmakers announce $884K in grants

(Jun 10, 2021)

"This much-needed state support will go a long way to improve the criminal justice system here at home," Rozzi said. Read more

 

Guzman, Rozzi announce $150K grant for Reading School District

(Jun 09, 2021)

This grant will allow Reading to implement a new program that includes personalized learning pathways geared for all types of students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Read more

 

Berks lawmakers announce grants for redevelopment in Reading

(May 26, 2021)

READING, May 26 – State Reps. Mark Rozzi and Manny Guzman announced today a state investment in affordable housing in Reading. According to the lawmakers, $200,000 in state Redevelopment Authority grant funding to help rehabilitate and sell properties will help address a shortage of affordable housing in Reading. "Rehabilitating Reading neighborhoods' is a priority," Reading Mayor Eddie Moran said. "We are equally committed to bringing economic development as to invest in our surroundings. With these funds, we can now invest comprehensively and adequately in communities that urgently need improvements. Public investment and partnerships are essential to continue making our city more livable, walkable, sustainable and affordable." $75,000 in Blight Remediation Program funds were awarded in the City of Reading's South of Penn area. The county will oversee rehabilitation on three properties they currently own. Once the three property renovations are completed, these affordable homes can be sold. The total project cost is $575,000 with Reading HOME Program providing $150,000, Wyomissing Foundation providing $100,000 and Customers Bank Loan providing $250,000 of matching funds. “Our focus is investment into people who want to live and work in Reading,” Guzman, D-Berks, said. “Housing insecurity and blight have been a concern for some time throughout many areas and they have only Read more

 

Grant opportunities: Historical & Archival Records Care program open for applications

(May 19, 2021)

Check out state programs now open for applications, plus upcoming application deadlines. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure

(May 13, 2021)

Information on state and other grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Krajewski, Burgos, Rozzi and Guzman introduce legislation to allow minors to obtain a copy of their birth certificate more easily

(Apr 28, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 28 — State Reps. Rick Krajewski, Mark Rozzi, Danilo Burgos and Manuel Guzman have authored legislation that would make it easier for youth to access a copy of their birth certificate, which is especially important for youth experiencing homelessness or other challenges where a copy of their birth certificate is essential to getting a job or accessing programs or services. "We must support young people who deserve to have access to every opportunity they need to thrive,” said Krajewski, D-Phila. “Access to birth certificates helps our youth apply for a job, a passport, bank account, housing opportunities, a driver’s license, or to receive services from the government or community-based organizations. These programs and services are essential for youth becoming successful adults. I am proud to work alongside Representatives Rozzi, Burgos, and Guzman to introduce this bill." “Our legislation would disrupt what would likely become a cycle of poverty,” said Guzman, D-Berks. “The youth who need their birth certificate but don’t have access to a copy of it are often youth who are estranged from their family or lacking in a support system. Poverty is cyclical and those in poverty often face huge challenges to work their way out of poverty. Being able to access services and programs is crucial and having a birth certificate is essential to accessing many support programs.” “Sadly, some Read more

 

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant portal reopens Saturday, April 24th

(Apr 23, 2021)

This is a grant program established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, and is administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Read more

 

Rozzi, Berks lawmakers announce Act 13, Multimodal grants

(Apr 21, 2021)

The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved $1.55 million in grant funding for transportation, recreation and environmental projects in Berks County. Read more

 

Berks County lawmakers announce $100K grant for city of Reading

(Apr 16, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 16 – State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11 th district) and state Reps. Mark Rozzi (D-126 th district) and Manny Guzman (D-127 th district) announced a grant totaling $129,230 has been approved for the city of Reading through the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. The grants project includes: City of Reading: Approved for $129,230 for a project to replace approximately 2,700 feet of dated log and cable guiderail at four separate street sites. “I’m glad to see the city of Reading pursue all avenues possible when it comes to funding important safety updates,” Schwank said. “The new guiderails will protect both motorists and pedestrians.” The approved project was one of 43 announced throughout the state Friday to address improvements in highway, bridge, rail, pedestrian trails and bike trails. “The fact that the state managed to cover about 70 percent of the estimated cost of this project is fantastic,” Rozzi said. “This project will improve the safety in our city, and it eases the financial burden on our city and taxpayers.” PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on criteria such as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency and operational sustainability. “This is a much-needed project to help improve the safety in our city,” Guzman Read more

 

Rep. Rozzi, Sen. Schwank announce $32K state grant

(Apr 14, 2021)

COVID-19 has affected so many parts of our everyday lives, so I’m proud to see the state step in to lend a hand to make certain important community organizations cannot only survive during these trying times, but also continue the important work and services they provide. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce $499K grant for Albright College

(Apr 13, 2021)

“This grant will go a long way to help address Pennsylvania’s shortage of skilled labor, training today’s students for 21st century jobs,” state Rep. Mark Rozzi said. Read more

 

Reps. Rozzi, Gregory encourage survivors to show support for PA legislative action

(Mar 31, 2021)

For years, Reps. Jim Gregory and Mark Rozzi have worked together on a bipartisan compromise after previous efforts to pass similar legislation for a retroactive window for victims failed repeatedly. Read more

 

Schweyer, prime co-sponsors introduce bill to repeal Pa. fireworks law

(Mar 19, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 19 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, along with state Reps Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, Steve Samuelson, Mike Schlossberg, all D-Lehigh, and Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, today introduced a bill which would repeal Pennsylvania’s law allowing residents to purchase and set-off powerful fireworks. “For the past few years, I, along with many of my neighbors have been awakened at all hours of the night from the loud barrage of fireworks near my home and with the Fourth of July holiday approaching, it is time again to address this problem,” Schweyer said. “This goes beyond the borders of Allentown. Many of my colleagues in the House from Philadelphia to Easton and Pittsburgh to Erie have all shared similar fireworks problems in their communities. This legislation would repeal the most recent changes made to the fireworks law and would provide all municipalities more power to enforce the law and help restore quality of life back to city residents.” "As the Memorial Day weekend draws closer, followed by the July Fourth holiday, so too will the inevitable calls and complaints to my office about fireworks activity," McNeill said. "Last summer, as noted by conversations I had with many residents throughout Lehigh County, it seemed as though the COVID pandemic produced an uptick in pyrotechnic use. This increased nighttime activity added to the stresses in our communities: upsetting pets, Read more

 

Rozzi announces $100K grant for Opportunity House

(Mar 01, 2021)

TEMPLE, March 1 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, announced a $100,000 grant has been approved for Berks County’s Opportunity House with funds provided by the Department of Community and Economic Development. Opportunity House serves people in Berks County who are experiencing homelessness and adults and children from low-income households, including people from households living below the federal poverty level. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: March 31 Update

(Feb 01, 2021)

The following state grants are open for applications. Updated on Feb. 1. Read more

 

Rozzi: Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Have Waited Long Enough

(Jan 28, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Mark Rozzi is applauding his colleagues in the House for joining him in passing legislation to help victims of childhood sexual abuse get closure and redress on their harrowing experiences. Read more

 

Rozzi connects on $29K grant for Muhlenberg Township Athletic Association
Sep 16, 2021

Rozzi to celebrate Mt. Penn Fire Co.’s new utility truck at press event
Sep 13, 2021

Rozzi applauds $420K in grants benefiting crime prevention and youth support initiatives
Sep 09, 2021

Rozzi applauds $164K for housing project to address youth homelessness
Jun 15, 2021

Berks lawmakers announce $884K in grants
Jun 10, 2021

Guzman, Rozzi announce $150K grant for Reading School District
Jun 09, 2021

Berks lawmakers announce grants for redevelopment in Reading
May 26, 2021

Grant opportunities: Historical & Archival Records Care program open for applications
May 19, 2021

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure
May 13, 2021

Krajewski, Burgos, Rozzi and Guzman introduce legislation to allow minors to obtain a copy of their birth certificate more easily
Apr 28, 2021

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant portal reopens Saturday, April 24th
Apr 23, 2021

Rozzi, Berks lawmakers announce Act 13, Multimodal grants
Apr 21, 2021

Berks County lawmakers announce $100K grant for city of Reading
Apr 16, 2021

Rep. Rozzi, Sen. Schwank announce $32K state grant
Apr 14, 2021

State lawmakers announce $499K grant for Albright College
Apr 13, 2021

Reps. Rozzi, Gregory encourage survivors to show support for PA legislative action
Mar 31, 2021

Schweyer, prime co-sponsors introduce bill to repeal Pa. fireworks law
Mar 19, 2021

Rozzi announces $100K grant for Opportunity House
Mar 01, 2021

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: March 31 Update
Feb 01, 2021

Rozzi: Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Have Waited Long Enough
Jan 28, 2021