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Governor Shapiro: Property Tax/Rent Rebates Now Available for Eligible Older Pennsylvanians, People with Disabilities

2024 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Jan 08, 2024)

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Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities For Your District

(Jan 03, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Human Services: OCDEL Keystone STARS Continuous Quality Improvement Who May Apply: Eligible childcare providers will be notified via an eligibility letter from their Early Learning Resource Center. Providers must meet the requirements outlined here . Use: Staff qualifications and professional development, early childhood education programs, partnerships with families and communities, leadership and management, and accreditation costs. Funds: Grant amounts vary by provider. Grant funding comes from $12 million of federal Childcare Development Fund funds. Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2024 More information: Keystone STARS Website Department of Transportation: State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive Program Who May Apply: To be eligible for STIC Incentive funding, the STIC or other equivalent task force, committee or group must be formally established with a charter, include public and private members, meet regularly, and comprehensively consider sources of innovation. Use: The State Transportation Innovation Council Incentive Program provides funding to help STICs foster a culture of innovation and make innovations standard practice in their states. Examples of allowable activities include but are not limited to: developing standards and specifications; developing training to facilitate widespread use of innovation, developing Read more

 

State funding to help recruit 15 cops in Bethlehem, 40 in Allentown

(Dec 20, 2023)

State Rep. Steve Samuelson said, “This funding will help attract and retain new police officers, and also let people know that the city of Bethlehem is a great place to work.” Read more

 

Samuelson announces nearly $249K in arts grants

(Dec 19, 2023)

“These amazing organizations do great work that is enjoyed by people throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond. The arts community faces ongoing funding challenges, and these dollars will go a long way toward supporting the arts and being able to provide the programs that are enjoyed by young and old alike,” Samuelson said. Read more

 

Sen. Nick Miller, Rep. Steve Samuelson announce $1.6M state grant for Hanover Township Storm Sewer Extension Project

(Dec 19, 2023)

“We worked closely with Hanover Township officials for several months to secure this state funding, and we are thankful that the Department of Community and Economic Development recognized the crucial need to extend the storm sewer system to address storm water issues that have been a problem for residents in the vicinity of Stoke Park Road, Chaucer Lane and Lord Byron Drive for years,” said Samuelson. Read more

 

Grants available as of Tuesday, Dec. 12

(Dec 12, 2023)

There are multiple grant programs that are currently open for applications. Read more

 

Pennsylvania considers student loan interest tax deduction

(Dec 08, 2023)

Pennsylvania graduates are paying an average of $2,280 annually in interest, which would make them eligible for about a $70 deduction under the bill according to Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Bethlehem. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application, Dec. 4

(Dec 04, 2023)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Aging: Senior Community Center Grants Who May Apply: Pennsylvania Senior Community Centers with an existing, contractual relationship with an Area Agency on Aging. Use: To help Pennsylvania’s Senior Community Centers increase participation and programming Funds: Up to $2 million in grant funding is available. Grants vary depending on staff levels. Application Deadline: December 15, 2023 More information: Aging Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Violence Intervention and Prevention Who May Apply: Community-based organizations with 501(c)(3) designation, institutions of higher education, municipalities, district attorneys, and counties, Use: Effective local intervening and preventive measures to stop gun and group violence that is occurring across the state in both the short- and long-term Funds: $40 million in state funding is available for two tracks: VIP Grants: Applicants can request up to 50% of their operating budget up to $950,00 total. Coordinated Community Violence Intervention Strategies Projects (CCVI): Applicants can request up to $3 million in total funding over a 36-month period (funding match required). PCCD anticipates approving only 2-3 CCVI projects. Application Deadline: January 18, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Department of Community and Economic Development: Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application (11/15/2023)

(Nov 15, 2023)

There are multiple grant programs that are currently open for applications. Read more

 

In Bethlehem, a call to action as the Lehigh Valley marks Veterans Day

(Nov 11, 2023)

State Reps. Steve Samuelson and Jeanne McNeill took part Saturday. "Everything that we have in this country is because of the service and sacrifice of our veterans.” Read more

 

Programs Now Open for Applications 10/31/23

(Nov 02, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more

 

Educational, Environmental, Public Safety, and Redevelopment Grant Opportunities

(Oct 11, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

ArtsQuest backs Pa. bill to end speculative ticket sales that burned some Musikfest fans

(Oct 11, 2023)

“It’s common sense: You shouldn’t be allowed to sell something that you don’t have,” said state Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, one of the primary sponsors of House Bill No. 1658. “You shouldn’t make a promise to some consumer about a ticket that you don’t yet possess.” Read more

 

ArtsQuest calls on lawmakers to pass bill to stop third-party ticket selling

(Oct 10, 2023)

ArtsQuest and state Rep. Steve Samuelson are calling on lawmakers to pass a bill that would put an end to what's known as speculative ticket selling. Read more

 

Bill to quash sketchy concert ticket sales gets backing from ArtsQuest, local legislators

(Oct 10, 2023)

"It's common sense," Rep. Samuelson said. "You shouldn't be able to sell something you don't have. When you go to the neighborhood grocery, they don't sell what they don't have. Let's protect the consumer in Pennsylvania." Read more

 

‘It’s common sense’: ArtsQuest gets behind Pa. law that would end speculative ticket sales

(Oct 10, 2023)

“Let’s protect the consumers of Pennsylvania,” said Rep. Steve Samuelson, who was joined at the press conference by ArtsQuest CEO and President Kassie Hilgert and Rep. Jeanne McNeill. Read more

 

Shapiro Administration Invests $52.5 Million In Recreation And Conservation Projects Across The Commonwealth

(Oct 05, 2023)

As part of the investment, the City of Bethlehem will receive $500,000 to connect the South Bethlehem Greenway to the Saucon Rail Trail and create 14 miles of contiguous trail in the Lehigh Valley region. Read more

 

South Bethlehem Greenway link to Saucon Rail Trail boosted with $500K grant

(Oct 05, 2023)

Democratic Lehigh Valley state Reps. Steve Samuelson and Jeanne McNeill joined Gov. Shapiro at the announcement. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application (10/03/2023)

(Oct 03, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more

 

PA Secretaries of Aging and Revenue highlight property tax/rent rebate program changes

(Sep 22, 2023)

Rep. Steve Samuelson, who sponsored the PT/RR expansion bill, joined the secretaries in Lackawanna County. Read more

 

2024 Capitol Scenes Calendar
Jan 08, 2024

Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities For Your District
Jan 03, 2024

State funding to help recruit 15 cops in Bethlehem, 40 in Allentown
Dec 20, 2023

Samuelson announces nearly $249K in arts grants
Dec 19, 2023

Sen. Nick Miller, Rep. Steve Samuelson announce $1.6M state grant for Hanover Township Storm Sewer Extension Project
Dec 19, 2023

Grants available as of Tuesday, Dec. 12
Dec 12, 2023

Pennsylvania considers student loan interest tax deduction
Dec 08, 2023

State Grant Programs Open For Application, Dec. 4
Dec 04, 2023

State Grant Programs Open For Application (11/15/2023)
Nov 15, 2023

In Bethlehem, a call to action as the Lehigh Valley marks Veterans Day
Nov 11, 2023

Programs Now Open for Applications 10/31/23
Nov 02, 2023

Educational, Environmental, Public Safety, and Redevelopment Grant Opportunities
Oct 11, 2023

ArtsQuest backs Pa. bill to end speculative ticket sales that burned some Musikfest fans
Oct 11, 2023

ArtsQuest calls on lawmakers to pass bill to stop third-party ticket selling
Oct 10, 2023

Bill to quash sketchy concert ticket sales gets backing from ArtsQuest, local legislators
Oct 10, 2023

‘It’s common sense’: ArtsQuest gets behind Pa. law that would end speculative ticket sales
Oct 10, 2023

Shapiro Administration Invests $52.5 Million In Recreation And Conservation Projects Across The Commonwealth
Oct 05, 2023

South Bethlehem Greenway link to Saucon Rail Trail boosted with $500K grant
Oct 05, 2023

State Grant Programs Open For Application (10/03/2023)
Oct 03, 2023

PA Secretaries of Aging and Revenue highlight property tax/rent rebate program changes
Sep 22, 2023