Now open for applications: Alternative fuels vehicle and infrastructure funding opportunities

(Jul 22, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection : Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : School districts, municipal authorities, municipalities, nonprofits, private businesses. Use : Purchase or retrofit vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, purchase and install refueling equipment, and research or develop new technologies. Funds: Infrastructure and innovative technology project g rants up to $600,000. Vehicle grants up to $100,000 per vehicle, depending upon class of vehicle. Application Deadline : August 27; a second application round will close December 17 More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Alternative-Fuels-Incentive-Grant/Pages/default.aspx . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: DEP Driving PA Forward Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program: Until Funds Expended ( Funding Source: State Mitigation Trust - Volkswagen Emissions Settlement) Business, charitable organizations, incorporated nonprofits, local government entities, school districts, and other entities. - Rebates for Level 2 EV charging equipment for public use at government owned property, public use at non-government owned property, non-public use at work places, non-public use at multi-unit dwellings. DHS Children’s Read more

 

Broadband updates, Wisecarver groundbreaking, Jacktown Fair and more!

(Jul 22, 2021)

Don’t miss out on the fun at Jacktown Fair, which runs through this Saturday. Plenty to enjoy, including truck and tractor pulls, a demolition derby, music, fireworks, rides and so much more! As the saying goes, ‘you can’t die happy ‘til you’ve been to the Jacktown Fair!’ Read more

 

Snyder to introduce legislation to fund broadband

(Jul 21, 2021)

CARMICHAELS, July 21 – With reliable internet now more of a necessity, state Rep. Pam Snyder plans to introduce a measure to use funds from Pennsylvania’s share of the American Rescue Plan to provide broadband access to all residents. “Even before the pandemic occurred, residents across Pennsylvania have struggled with reliable access to broadband,” said Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington. “With our increasingly digital world, it’s imperative that our students, workers and local businesses can connect, and my bill would ensure all communities can have equal access.” Snyder’s measure would place $500 million from Pennsylvania’s share of American Rescue Plan funds into the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding program to fund broadband expansion efforts in unserved and underserved areas across the state. 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=20210&cosponId=35999 . Read more

 

Honoring a Fayette County hero, PASSHE consolidation concerns, bird virus info and more!

(Jul 09, 2021)

I was honored to take part in a special interchange ceremony on Thursday to honor Fayette County native and World War II veteran Pfc. Joseph Frank Duda. Read more

 

Interchange dedication ceremony held for WWII veteran in Redstone Township, Fayette County

(Jul 08, 2021)

CARMICHAELS, July 8 – A special interchange ceremony was held today in honor of Fayette County native and World War II veteran Pfc. Joseph Frank Duda today in Fayette County. State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the interchange ceremony was held at State Route 43 Northbound at the Brownsville/Brier Hill off ramp in honor of the Isabella native, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the 1 st Battalion, 7 th Marines, 3 rd Marine Brigade, and the Fleet Marine Force aboard the USS Fuller. He died in the line of duty on Jan. 9, 1944 in the Battle of Gloucester in the Pacific Theater. “I was humbled and honored to introduce a measure in the House a year ago to honor Pfc. Duda,” said Snyder. “This brave man truly deserves this honor to be recognized for his service and ultimate sacrifice to his community and country.” House Bill 1510 , which included the honorary designation for Duda, passed unanimously in the House and Senate and was approved by the governor on July 1, 2020. Duda’s family members joined Snyder and several local and state officials at today’s ceremony. Read more

 

COVID-19 testing, Fish for Free day, and Happy 4th!

(Jul 01, 2021)

On behalf of my staff and me, I want to wish you a happy and safe holiday! Read more

 

House passes bill to help protect motorcyclists’ investments

(Jun 24, 2021)

HARRISBURG, June 24 – The PA House unanimously approved state Rep. Pam Snyder’s legislation that would cover motorcycles under Pennsylvania’s Automobile Lemon Law. “Motorcycles are significant investments, and if you purchase or lease a new motorcycle and defects are affecting its safety, value or use, the manufacturer should fix it,” said Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington. “I’m pleased my colleagues support this fair and commonsense measure.” House Bill 69 would include motorcycles in the definition of a new motor vehicle in the Lemon Law, requiring manufacturers to fix any defect substantially impairing its use. The measure now heads to the Senate for further action. Read more

 

Busy session week, technology protections efforts and more!

(Jun 24, 2021)

I’m in Harrisburg this week in what has already been a busy one, and I anticipate that continuing as we work toward finalizing the next fiscal year’s budget.One issue that will be front and center will be on the best ways we can invest the $7 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding and $3 billion in higher-than-expected state revenues. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities

(Jun 22, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care grant program (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund ) Who May Apply : H istorical societies, libraries, museums, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, local governments, school districts. Use : Surveying, inventorying, preserving, arranging and describing historical records relevant to Pennsylvania. Funding may also be requested for reformatting or the purchase of supplies and equipment. Funds : Collaborative grants up to $15,000. Single entity grants up to $5,000. No match required. Application Deadline : August 2 More Information : Click on https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/Records-Care-Grants.aspx . FEDERAL PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): FY 2021 Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program ( Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : States, cities, counties, Native American Tribes or other units of local government. Use : To identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible housing. Funds : Grants of $1 million to $5 million per awardee. A total of $356,841,000 is available nationwide. HUD expects to make 80 awards. Application Deadline : July 12 Read more

 

Standing up for PASSHE, honoring local champions, hunting license info and more!

(Jun 17, 2021)

Over the past several months, there’s been a great deal of discussion about a proposal put forth by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to consolidate four of its universities, including California University (pictured above), which is very close to the 50th Legislative District.This week, I signed on to a letter authored by my colleague, state Rep. Mark Longietti, asking for a one-year delay in the implementation of their consolidation plan. To be honest, we have not been given enough information on this plan and there remain many unanswered questions. Read more

 

Fighting for energy jobs, Property Tax/Rent Rebate reminder and more!

(Jun 10, 2021)

I was very pleased to welcome Alison Blair, Miss Rain Day 2020, to the state House chamber this week! Read more

 

Honoring the fallen, UC system upgrades and more!

(Jun 03, 2021)

I was honored to take part in Memorial Day events on Monday to honor our fallen heroes.I delivered the keynote address at the American Legion Post 400 Memorial Day service at Laurel Point Cemetery in Carmichaels. My staff and I also attended a special Memorial Day service in Mather. Read more

 

Vital community improvements, continued push for expanded broadband, and more!

(May 27, 2021)

This week, our communities received grants from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to remove unsafe buildings, clean up and reclaim blighted areas. Read more

 

Snyder: $350K in grants to Fayette, Greene counties to curb blight, rehabilitate communities

(May 25, 2021)

HARRISBURG , May 25 – Fayette and Greene counties will be receiving $350,000 in funds from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for several projects to clean up and reclaim blighted areas, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. The following grants were awarded during the CFA’s meeting today: $225,000 awarded to the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Fayette in remediation funds to complete demolition and related work for the former Northside Hospital and nurses house properties in Brownsville. $100,000 in remediation funds for the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Greene to demolish six units and renovate five homes. $25,000 in planning funds for Redstone Township, Fayette County, to create a comprehensive blight plan. “When we talk about investing in our communities, that includes safely removing properties that are no longer safe and redeveloping them and improving the overall quality of life for residents and visitors alike,” said Snyder. “These funds are wise investments for the future of our municipalities and I’m proud to support them.” The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses and communities succeed and thrive, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. More information can be found at the following link: Read more

 

Snyder announces $100K in funding for Rices Landing remediation project

(May 25, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 25 – Today, the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved a $100,000 grant to be used to demolish a building posing a health and safety risk, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, and state Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Beaver/Greene/Washington, said the old bank building in Rices Landing has been vacant for many years, resulting in several deficiencies and causing unsafe conditions for pedestrians and traffic along Main Street. “The new CFA Blight Remediation program will be a huge help here in Rices Landing,” said Snyder. “It will allow for the expedited removal of an unsafe building and provides a great opportunity for redevelopment to spur future economic growth.” “Rices Landing has a long and storied existence along the historic Monongahela River,” said Bartolotta. “The borough has been part of Pennsylvania’s industrial past with the WA Young and Sons Foundry and is embracing the recreational possibilities for the future. I applaud the continued pursuit to combat blight in our beautiful corner of the commonwealth.” The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses and communities succeed and thrive, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. More information can be found at the following link: Read more

 

Snyder: $1 million in funding awarded to support affordable housing in Greene, Fayette counties

(May 20, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 20 – Greene and Fayette counties have each been awarded $500,000 to rehabilitate several homes to provide safe, affordable housing for low-income residents, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the grants are part of a package of more than $7 million to projects in 13 counties under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. The program, administered by the state Department of Community and Economic Development, provides federal funding to help municipalities and local governments preserve and expand affordable housing for low-income residents. “My team and I participate in Greene County’s quarterly Housing and Insight planning meeting, and we are keenly aware of the need for safe, affordable housing in our communities,” said Snyder. “This vital support for both Greene and Fayette counties will mean more of our residents will be able to have safe places to call home.” Greene County will use the funds to rehabilitate 11 owner-occupied homes, while Fayette County will rehabilitate 15 owner-occupied homes with the HOME funding . The funds can be used for several critical housing needs, including market-oriented approaches that offer opportunities such as homeownership or rental activities to revitalize communities with new investment. More information is available at this link: Read more

 

Supporting our hospitals, grant opportunities and more!

(May 20, 2021)

I recently had the opportunity to speak out in support of the Heroes Act at the Washington Health System. This bipartisan effort would invest $650 million into our state’s public health infrastructure to support our hospitals and their staff. Read more

 

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

(May 19, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care grant program (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund ) Who May Apply : H istorical societies, libraries, museums, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, local governments, school districts. Use : Surveying, inventorying, preserving, arranging and describing historical records relevant to Pennsylvania. Funding may also be requested for reformatting or the purchase of supplies and equipment. Funds : Collaborative grants up to $15,000 for a two-year project. Single entity grants up to $5,000 for a two-year project. No match required. Application Deadline : August 1 More Information : Click on https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/Records-Care-Grants.aspx . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: PCCD Communities That Care: May 24 (Funding Source: General Fund ) Nonprofit organizations and units of local government. - Planning grants to help communities apply the Communities That Care (CTC) model. DCED Neighborhood Assistance Program: May 28 (Funding Source: General Fund) 501c3 nonprofits . – Tax credit program to encourage businesses to invest in projects by eligible nonprofits to serve low-income Read more

 

COVID-19 and UC updates, tax filing reminders and more!

(May 13, 2021)

I wanted to make you aware that, as of Monday, May 17, event and gathering maximum occupancy limits will be increased to 50% for indoor events and gatherings and 75% for outdoor events and gatherings. In addition, all COVID-19 restrictions related to gatherings, restaurants and businesses will be lifted, effective May 31. Read more

 

Snyder announces Ag and Youth grants awarded to West Greene High School

(May 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 12 – The West Greene High School in Waynesburg, Greene County, has been awarded a total of $8,546 in grants to support its ag education and workforce development projects, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the grants were part of the PA Farm Bill, which aims to grow opportunities in the state’s agriculture industry and inspire future generations of leaders. The high school received a $3,042 grant to improve its student greenhouse and a separate grant in the amount of $5,499 for upgrades to its fabrication shop MIG welder equipment. “As an early supporter of the historic PA Farm Bill, I am so pleased to see these funds invested at West Greene High School and many other schools around our state to encourage interest in careers in the agriculture industry,” Snyder said. “Our state is among the tops in the country for agriculture and these investments are imperative to ensure the industry’s strong and vibrant future.” The Ag and Youth Grant Program, part of the Pennsylvania Farm Bill, funds projects for ag education and workforce development, equipment purchases, and capital projects to promote development in agriculture. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Pages/Ag-and-Youth-Grant-Program.aspx . Read more

 

Now open for applications: Alternative fuels vehicle and infrastructure funding opportunities
Jul 22, 2021

Broadband updates, Wisecarver groundbreaking, Jacktown Fair and more!
Jul 22, 2021

Snyder to introduce legislation to fund broadband
Jul 21, 2021

Honoring a Fayette County hero, PASSHE consolidation concerns, bird virus info and more!
Jul 09, 2021

Interchange dedication ceremony held for WWII veteran in Redstone Township, Fayette County
Jul 08, 2021

COVID-19 testing, Fish for Free day, and Happy 4th!
Jul 01, 2021

House passes bill to help protect motorcyclists’ investments
Jun 24, 2021

Busy session week, technology protections efforts and more!
Jun 24, 2021

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities
Jun 22, 2021

Standing up for PASSHE, honoring local champions, hunting license info and more!
Jun 17, 2021

Fighting for energy jobs, Property Tax/Rent Rebate reminder and more!
Jun 10, 2021

Honoring the fallen, UC system upgrades and more!
Jun 03, 2021

Vital community improvements, continued push for expanded broadband, and more!
May 27, 2021

Snyder: $350K in grants to Fayette, Greene counties to curb blight, rehabilitate communities
May 25, 2021

Snyder announces $100K in funding for Rices Landing remediation project
May 25, 2021

Snyder: $1 million in funding awarded to support affordable housing in Greene, Fayette counties
May 20, 2021

Supporting our hospitals, grant opportunities and more!
May 20, 2021

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

COVID-19 and UC updates, tax filing reminders and more!
May 13, 2021

Snyder announces Ag and Youth grants awarded to West Greene High School
May 12, 2021