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Snyder: Restaurants will soon be allowed to increase to 50% occupancy

Supporting our family farms, historic site preservation news and more!

(Sep 17, 2020)

Jackson Farms in Fayette County is one of many local farms in Pennsylvania, and I had them top of mind when I began working with my colleagues in crafting the PA Farm Bill. Our family farms are vital to our communities and they support our state’s great agriculture industry.Thanks to that bill, our local farms are getting the support they need to stay in business and continue to provide great PA-made and grown products! Read more

 

Snyder announces $73K state grant to restore historic foundry in Greene County

(Sep 11, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Sept. 11 – A $73,000 state grant has been awarded to preserve a historic steel foundry in Rices Landing, Greene County, state Rep. Pam Snyder has announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation, which is overseeing the historic restoration of the W.A. Young and Sons Foundry and Machine Shop, will use the funds to complete ongoing work on the structure, which includes the replacement of windows and frames and clapboard siding. “This shop has a rich history, producing parts for everything from steamboats to railroads, coal mines and local businesses, and it’s also the site of the annual Hammer-In Festival, showcasing artwork and demonstrations of blacksmithing experts from around the region,” Snyder said. “It’s vital to support and invest in historic sites like this and preserve it for generations to come.” This grant is part of $2.6 million awarded by the PHMC to help historical and heritage organizations, museums and local governments in 24 counties. Keystone Historic Preservation grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, which is supported annually from a portion of state realty transfer tax revenue. The grants support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic resources in Pennsylvania. Funding also supports municipal planning that focuses on historic resources or may be used to meet building or Read more

 

Restaurant updates, Census reminder and more!

(Sep 10, 2020)

Last month, I sent a letter to the governor, asking him to take immediate steps to help our restaurants, which included a return to the original 50% indoor capacity. This week, it was announced that restaurants will be allowed to increase their indoor occupancy to that level, effective Sept. 21, provided they take part in a self-certification process to ensure they will comply with all public health and safety guidelines. Read more

 

Snyder: Restaurants will soon be allowed to increase to 50% occupancy

(Sep 08, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Sept. 8 – State Rep. Pam Snyder has announced restaurants will be allowed to increase their indoor occupancy to 50% capacity effective Sept. 21, provided they take part in a self-certification process to ensure they will comply with all public health and safety guidelines. “I’ve been advocating for my local restaurants for months and demanding the governor allow these establishments to reopen to at least 50% capacity,” said Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington. “While I agree we must all do our part to keep the virus from spreading, these businesses have been doing the right thing all along to keep their staff and customers safe. I applaud today’s decision because it will certainly help these businesses who have been taking a significant financial hit, and I will continue to push to allow our restaurants to fully reopen, because I know they can do so safely.” Last month, Snyder sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf , asking him to take immediate steps to help restaurants, including a return to the original 50% capacity restriction. The self-certification process, called the Open and Certified Pennsylvania program, is required for any restaurant that wants to increase indoor capacity to 50%. This self-certification must be completed by Oct. 5, Snyder said. Documents and information regarding the self-certification will be available online beginning Sept. 21 and will contain the following items: Read more

 

Helping our volunteer fire departments, NO to RGGI and more!

(Sep 03, 2020)

When the pandemic hit our state, our volunteer fire departments began hurting, because they were unable to conduct their usual fundraising activities to stay active.I worked with my colleagues in a bipartisan effort to create a special fund to ensure they receive the financial support to continue protecting our communities. Read more

 

Broadband expansion, helping our dairy farmers and more!

(Aug 27, 2020)

The ongoing pandemic has certainly made it clear that reliable high-speed internet is vital to kids and adults alike. I’ve continued to work hard to bring service to each of our communities and we continue to make significant progress –rest assured, I’m not giving up until everyone is connected! Read more

 

Snyder announces nearly $252K to improve education services for historically underserved school students

(Aug 25, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Aug. 25 – A total of $251,717 in grants have been awarded to three area school districts and an intermediate unit to help provide them with resources to help students in need, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the funds are part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund and are to be used to support students at schools designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. ESSA requires Pennsylvania and other states to develop plans to assist students based on a variety of factors, including attendance, English language learners, and students with disabilities. “While COVID-19 has certainly impacted our schools, it’s put additional challenges on schools identified under ESSA,” Snyder said. “These funds will be a huge help to our districts and our intermediate unit to help them put needed supports in place to help affected students.” Grants will be awarded to school districts as follows: Albert Gallatin (Albert Gallatin Area Senior High School): $69,185. Bethlehem-Center (Bethlehem-Center Middle School): $22,661. Brownsville Area (Brownsville Area Middle School): $48,726. Intermediate Unit 1 (includes Fayette, Greene and Washington counties): $111,145. More information can be found at the following link: Read more

 

Snyder announces nearly $128K in funds to assist special needs students

(Aug 20, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Aug. 20 – Approximately $127,510 in grants will be awarded to area school districts to assist them in providing support and services to special needs students, including students with disabilities, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the funds come from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund and the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s federal funding through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The grants will provide education services for students with disabilities, including those who may have been adversely affected by COVID-19 mitigation efforts and facing additional challenges for the upcoming school year, she added. “There’s no doubt that our community’s students have been significantly affected by this pandemic, including our students with special needs,” said Snyder. “These funds will help our educators in providing the needed resources to help them receive a quality education.” Grants will be awarded as follows: Albert Gallatin: $36,061 Bethlehem-Center: $20,078 Brownsville: $34,970 Carmichaels: $6,723 Central Greene: $6,330 Jefferson-Morgan: $5,000 Southeastern Greene: $8,972 West Greene: $9,376 These funds are earmarked to provide: Enhanced real-time instruction to bolster remote services and supports for students with complex Read more

 

Fighting hard for small businesses, helping our communities and more!

(Aug 20, 2020)

I know our local restaurants have had enough with the indoor dining restrictions – this week, I reached out to the governor to demand he take immediate steps, including a return to the original 50% capacity restriction.In addition, I am cosponsoring legislation to help these businesses weather the current crisis. Read more

 

Snyder Pushes Back Against Restaurant Restrictions, Looks to Deliver Relief

(Aug 18, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Aug. 18 – State Rep. Pam Snyder is pushing back against statewide COVID-19 restrictions placed on indoor dining in restaurants, reaching out to Gov. Tom Wolf and signing onto new legislation to bring quick relief. "We have to do what we can to make sure that they can keep their heads above water, and whenever this virus is gone, that they will still be here as pillars of our community," Snyder explained. She said that areas with low case counts shouldn't be held to the same 25% indoor capacity restrictions as more populous areas with higher per-capita coronavirus numbers. "These establishments have the room to keep patrons safely distant from each other, and the efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 should be on those who aren't following the rules." After talking with restaurant owners and employees whose livelihoods are at stake, Snyder is signing onto legislation that will roll back the governor's capacity policy. It will allow event venues to hold up 50% of their indoor seating capacity, while implementing the use of applicable CDC guidance. This legislation, she said, would give these already struggling businesses a chance to make ends meet while also mitigating the spread of COVID-19. While that bill works its way through the legislature, Snyder also wrote a letter to ask Wolf for immediate action, including a return to the original 50% capacity restriction. Realizing that these mom and pop business Read more

 

Snyder announces nearly $1.4 million in state infrastructure grants

(Aug 17, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Aug. 17 – Greene, Fayette and Washington counties have been awarded a total of $1.36 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority grants for several small water, sewer and flood control projects, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. “These are worthwhile investments in our water and sewer infrastructure, vital in reducing flooding issues, extending water service, and fixing sewage backups and related issues,” Snyder said. “The funds will also make critical infrastructure repairs and ensure proper functioning and prevent more costly repairs down the road.” Snyder said the projects funded by the CFA’s PA Small Water and Sewer Program include: Greene County Rices Landing Borough ($329,080) – Funds will be used to replace and repair pumps at the sewer treatment plant and install a mechanical screen significantly reducing repair costs that are passed on to the consumer. Greensboro/Monongahela Township Joint Sewer Authority ($85,000) – The existing pumps are failing and require replacement. These funds will allow the authority to make the necessary upgrades by purchasing approximately five new submersible pumps and respond to Department of Environmental Protection compliance orders. Lower Ten Mile Joint Sewer Authority ($129,000) – Funding will be used to install a new generator at the Jefferson Pump Station and improve the emergency generators at the Clarksville Hill Read more

 

Rep. Snyder Sportsmen Update Newsletter - Summer 2020

(Aug 14, 2020)

Rep. Snyder Sportsmen Update newsletter - Summer 2020 Read more

 

Helping our schools, businesses and more!

(Aug 13, 2020)

More than $2 million in federal funds have been awarded to several school districts and career and technical education centers in our area to assist them with implementing public health and safety plans to resume safe operations.These funds will help students get back to learning in the safest possible environment and also provide for the purchase of resources, such as educational technology for distance learning, equipment, training and professional development and more. Read more

 

Ciresi, Snyder seek to assist small businesses in reopening safely through new grant program

(Aug 10, 2020)

Said Snyder: “Our locally owned businesses are truly the lifeblood of our communities, and many of them suffered serious financial impacts due to the pandemic. As they continue to recover, it’s vital that we support them and provide them the assistance they need and deserve to operate safely. This grant program would help these small businesses keep their doors open while also providing the necessary resources to protect themselves and their customers from the virus.” Read more

 

Snyder: More than $2 million awarded to area school districts

(Aug 07, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, Aug. 7 – State Rep. Pam Snyder announced today that more than $2 million in federal funding has been allocated to several area schools and career and technical education centers in her district to assist with implementing public health and safety plans to resume operations. Read more

 

Miss Rain Day, General Election reminders and more!

(Jul 30, 2020)

Details on the Rain Day celebration, broadband updates and important general election dates and reminders! Read more

 

Snyder to introduce measure to provide vital broadband access

(Jul 28, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, July 28 – With more Pennsylvanians working from home and more schools providing online education during the current pandemic, broadband access is a necessity, and state Rep. Pam Snyder said her forthcoming bill would provide the vital infrastructure to ensure access to all residents. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said her measure would provide $50 million from the federal CARES Act to expand access to broadband internet through the creation of a grant program overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. DCED would determine unserved and underserved areas of the state and award grants under the program, she added. “Reliable broadband access is needed regardless of where you live in our state, and we know that several areas across Pennsylvania are falling behind, and that is unacceptable,” Snyder said. “Fair and equal access is a goal I have been working toward for some time, and now, more than ever, as we continue to work through this pandemic, this access is vital to our everyday lives.” More information on her pending legislation can be found at this link: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legis/CSM/showMemoPublic.cfm?chamber=H&SPick=20190&cosponId=32181 Read more

 

Hazard Pay Grant, keeping your pets safe this summer and more!

(Jul 23, 2020)

Information on how to keep your pets safe, Hazard Pay Grant details, and updates on broadband expansion efforts. Read more

 

Small business help, tick and mosquito protection reminders and more!

(Jul 16, 2020)

As part of my ongoing efforts to help our communities recover from the effects of the pandemic, I am working with state Rep. Joe Ciresi on legislation that would create a grant program for small businesses to help them reopen safely and provide them with the tools they need to take necessary precautions to protect their customers and staff. Read more

 

Snyder announces $403K to help local homeless families, individuals

(Jul 13, 2020)

CARMICHAELS, July 13 – Domestic Violence Services of SWPA was awarded approximately $403,000 to assist local homeless families and individuals and prevent future homelessness, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the funds are the first of two allocations of Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act funding distributed through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. “Everyone deserves a place they can call home, and these funds are vital in providing immediate help to our residents who have lost their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak,” Snyder said. Domestic Violence Services of SWPA will distribute funding to Greene, Fayette and Washington counties. Approximately $19 million in funds will be distributed statewide, with most of the funds to be targeted toward homelessness prevention efforts. The remaining funds will be used to provide immediate shelter, including emergency shelter services and outreach. More information can be found at the following link: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/emergency-solutions-grant-cares-act-esg-cv/ . Read more

 

Supporting our family farms, historic site preservation news and more!
Sep 17, 2020

Snyder announces $73K state grant to restore historic foundry in Greene County
Sep 11, 2020

Restaurant updates, Census reminder and more!
Sep 10, 2020

Snyder: Restaurants will soon be allowed to increase to 50% occupancy
Sep 08, 2020

Helping our volunteer fire departments, NO to RGGI and more!
Sep 03, 2020

Broadband expansion, helping our dairy farmers and more!
Aug 27, 2020

Snyder announces nearly $252K to improve education services for historically underserved school students
Aug 25, 2020

Snyder announces nearly $128K in funds to assist special needs students
Aug 20, 2020

Fighting hard for small businesses, helping our communities and more!
Aug 20, 2020

Snyder Pushes Back Against Restaurant Restrictions, Looks to Deliver Relief
Aug 18, 2020

Snyder announces nearly $1.4 million in state infrastructure grants
Aug 17, 2020

Rep. Snyder Sportsmen Update Newsletter - Summer 2020
Aug 14, 2020

Helping our schools, businesses and more!
Aug 13, 2020

Ciresi, Snyder seek to assist small businesses in reopening safely through new grant program
Aug 10, 2020

Snyder: More than $2 million awarded to area school districts
Aug 07, 2020

Miss Rain Day, General Election reminders and more!
Jul 30, 2020

Snyder to introduce measure to provide vital broadband access
Jul 28, 2020

Hazard Pay Grant, keeping your pets safe this summer and more!
Jul 23, 2020

Small business help, tick and mosquito protection reminders and more!
Jul 16, 2020

Snyder announces $403K to help local homeless families, individuals
Jul 13, 2020