Lehigh Valley lawmakers issue statement on Volvo Group’s heavy-duty truck plant announcement

(Apr 11, 2024)

Our region has seen this play out before with Mack Trucks (albeit under different ownership) and people understandably are worried. Rest assured, we will continue our conversations with Volvo Group and the United Auto Workers to ensure the preservation of the LVO Plant for generations to come. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley lawmakers press for gun-storage laws in wake of 3 year-old's shooting death

(Apr 10, 2024)

Allentown-area state representatives are urging local gun owners to make sure their firearms are secured and out of the reach of children — with Harrisburg unlikely to take action anytime soon. Read more

 

Your View: Pennsylvania’s gun laws fail our children

(Apr 09, 2024)

Kofi Annan, the late secretary-general of the United Nations, once proclaimed of our children “There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace.” Read more

 

Grants, April 9

(Apr 09, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Agriculture: Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program Who May Apply: Agricultural producers or processors and nonprofits, for-profits, local government entities, and institutions such as schools, universities or hospitals that operate middle of the food chain activities or invest in equipment that will benefit middle of the supply chain activities. Use: Activities that expand capacity and infrastructure for the aggregation, processing, manufacturing, storing, transporting, wholesaling or distribution of targeted local and regional agricultural products Funds: Grants will be awarded to the extent that funds are available. Grant requests shall be between $10,000 and $100,000. Application Deadline: May 15, 2024 More information: PDA Website Department of Health: WalkWorks Grant Program Who May Apply: Municipalities located in either a PA Department of Health State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) priority county or in communities with an overall percentile rating above 60 in the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s PennEnviroScreen Tool. The 10 current SPAN counties include Clearfield, Erie, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Northumberland, and Philadelphia. Use: Funds and structured pre-planning assistance will be available to a limited number of municipal and/or multi-municipal applicants to complete the Read more

 

Siegel releases statement in support of DA Holihan’s decision to file charges in tragic death of 3-year-old Elijah Abreu Borgen

(Apr 05, 2024)

State Rep. Josh Siegel released the following statement today after a firearm-related death of a child in his community: Read more

 

Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel, Miller and Allentown SD superintendent applaud education funding grants

(Apr 02, 2024)

State Reps. Peter Schweyer, Mike Schlossberg and Josh Siegel, and Sen. Nick Miller announced today new funding totaling $2.2 million in education funding grants heading to the Allentown School District. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(Apr 02, 2024)

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

 

Siegel offers statement following death of a child in his community

(Mar 28, 2024)

State Rep. Josh Siegel offered the following statement regarding the death of a child in his community: Read more

 

State Reps. Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel and McNeill applaud community safety grants

(Mar 28, 2024)

State Reps. Peter Schweyer, Mike Schlossberg, Josh Siegel and Jeanne McNeill announced today new funding totaling more than $2,13 million in two violence intervention grants is heading to the two organizations that serve their communities. Read more

 

Boletín electrónico del representante estatal Josh Siegel.

(Mar 28, 2024)

Mi legislación fue aprobada por el comité Recientemente, el Comité de Administración Local de la Cámara de Representantes ha aprobado la legislación que he propuesto. Este proyecto de ley obligaría al Departamento de Desarrollo Económico y Comunitario (DCED) a crear una junta consultiva para orientar a los municipios sobre la reconversión de centros comerciales en viviendas asequibles y otros espacios de uso mixto. Mi legislación también permitiría a los municipios y distritos escolares conceder reducciones fiscales durante 10 o 15 años si el proyecto de reurbanización incluye un número mínimo de viviendas asequibles, instalaciones de energías renovables, espacios abiertos, instalaciones recreativas, recarga de vehículos eléctricos, acceso al transporte público o está cubierto por un acuerdo laboral de proyecto. Estas oportunidades de reurbanización para la comunidad son únicas en la vida, y es importante que lo hagan bien. Leer más . _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Inversión en transporte en Lehigh Valley Lehigh Valley es la tercera mayor región metropolitana del estado, y es importante que la calidad del transporte público responda a las necesidades de la Read more

 

Siegel releases statement on Da Vinci Science Center opening in Allentown

(Mar 27, 2024)

State Rep. Josh Siegel released the following statement today on the opening of the Da Vinci Science Center in downtown Allentown: Read more

 

Siegel supports investment in Lehigh Valley transportation as a critical component of the region’s economic future

(Mar 27, 2024)

State Rep. Josh Siegel today released the following statement about the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission rail study conducted with the help of PennDOT. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District

(Mar 26, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Intermediate Punishment Treatment Program Who May Apply: Counties Use: Funds for the proposed program must be used to support restrictive conditions that are imposed as part of a county probation sentence and may be used for needed drug and alcohol-related services, and mental health treatment and supportive services for eligible individuals Funds: Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds in the FY 2024-25 budget. Application Deadline: May 1, 2024 More information: PCCD Website PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply. Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership. Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500. Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted. More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Local law enforcement agencies, campus or university police, railroad or street railway police, airport authority police, and county park police. Use: Funding is explicitly to support Act 120 training and recruitment activities for law enforcement officers that will take place between Oct. 19, 2023 and June 30, 2025. Funds: $14 million in Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District

(Mar 19, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Drop-In Centers Who May Apply: Existing organizations that have the capacity to provide or expand drop-in center services for individuals with SUD, including single county authorities, DDAP licensed treatment providers, organizations that offer clinical services and recipients of DDAP’s prior funding opportunities for Drop-In Centers. Use: To expand drop-in center services for individuals with SUD. Funds: Up to $6,575,000 is available. DDAP expects to award approximately eight grants totaling $750,000 each. Application Deadline: April 12, 2024 More information: DDAP Website PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply. Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership. Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500. Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted. More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Local law enforcement agencies, campus or university police, railroad or street railway police, airport authority police, and county park police. Use: Funding is explicitly to support Act 120 training and recruitment Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(Mar 13, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commonwealth Financing Authority: Public School Facility Improvement Grant Who May Apply: School entities, defined as a school district or an area career and technical school. Use: Facility improvement projects, including but not limited to roof repair/replacement, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, plumbing systems, window repair/replacement, health and safety upgrades, and accessibility projects. Funds: $100 million in total funding is available. Grant requests shall not exceed $5 million per eligible improvement project. School entities may submit more than one application, but no school entity shall receive more than 20% of the total funding available. Application Deadline: May 31, 2024 More information: CFA Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: STOP Violence Against Women Grant Program Who May Apply: County governments and non-profit victim service agencies are eligible to apply. Faith-based organizations may be eligible to apply under certain circumstances. Use: Funds may be used to support cross-system, collaborative efforts to respond to victims of violence against women crimes. This includes, but is not limited to, personnel and benefit costs associated with specialized units in law enforcement or core direct victim services, supplies and operating expenses related to the STOP project, equipment necessary for implementation, and training or professional development. Funds: A total of $12 Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(Mar 05, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Agriculture: Commonwealth Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Who May Apply: State and local organizations, producer associations, academia, community-based organizations, and other eligible specialty crops stakeholders. Use: The purpose of the Program is to enhance, but not replace, the Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program by establishing a Commonwealth Specialty Crop Block Grant Program for specialty crops that are not currently eligible for grant payments under the Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, or that are otherwise designated high-priority specialty crops by the Secretary. Funding for the Program will assist the growth, certification of seed and marketing of these eligible specialty crops. Funds: $460,000 in funding is available. Application Deadline: April 19, 2024 More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply. Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership. Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500. Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted. More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Local law enforcement Read more

 

Siegel: Our Universities Should be Affordable and Safe

(Mar 01, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Josh Siegel gives a brief recap of a recent House Appropriations Committee budget hearing with state-related universities. Siegel questioned about affordability and whether these institutions are working to keep their communities and students safe. Read more

 

Siegel: Everyone Deserves Right to Council

(Mar 01, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Josh Siegel gives a brief recap of a recent House Appropriations Committee budget hearing with the Pennsylvania Judicial Branch. Siegel questioned the justices on Governor Shapiro's plan to allocate $5 million for indigent defense. Read more

 

Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment Grant Opportunities

(Feb 27, 2024)

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

 

Lehigh Valley lawmakers issue statement on Volvo Group’s heavy-duty truck plant announcement
Apr 11, 2024

Lehigh Valley lawmakers press for gun-storage laws in wake of 3 year-old's shooting death
Apr 10, 2024

Your View: Pennsylvania’s gun laws fail our children
Apr 09, 2024

Grants, April 9
Apr 09, 2024

Siegel releases statement in support of DA Holihan’s decision to file charges in tragic death of 3-year-old Elijah Abreu Borgen
Apr 05, 2024

Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel, Miller and Allentown SD superintendent applaud education funding grants
Apr 02, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Apr 02, 2024

Siegel offers statement following death of a child in his community
Mar 28, 2024

State Reps. Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel and McNeill applaud community safety grants
Mar 28, 2024

Boletín electrónico del representante estatal Josh Siegel.
Mar 28, 2024

Siegel releases statement on Da Vinci Science Center opening in Allentown
Mar 27, 2024

Siegel supports investment in Lehigh Valley transportation as a critical component of the region’s economic future
Mar 27, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District
Mar 26, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District
Mar 19, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Mar 13, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Mar 05, 2024

Siegel: Our Universities Should be Affordable and Safe
Mar 01, 2024

Siegel: Everyone Deserves Right to Council
Mar 01, 2024

Siegel supports PPL Tower sale, continued downtown revitalization in his district, credits Neighborhood Improvement Zone
Mar 01, 2024

Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment Grant Opportunities
Feb 27, 2024