Williams announces $300K grant for Chester County Home Modification Program

(19 hours ago)

COATESVILLE, May 22 – Chester County will receive $300,000 from the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Keystone Communities Program for the Chester County Home Modification Program which makes homes more accessible for low-income residents with disabilities. “For many of our residents with disabilities, their houses often feel like potential danger zones as they haven’t been constructed with their unique needs in mind,” Williams said. “By providing for important home accessibility improvements and upgrades that increase safety and mobility, this state grant money will help our residents truly feel safe and secure in their homes.” The Chester County Home Modification Program assists low-to-moderate-income residents of Chester County with permanent disabilities to make their current residences more accessible. The CCHMP allows for a wide range of adaptive modifications, which include, but are not limited to, ramps, lifts, door and hallway widening, kitchen and bathroom modifications, visual doorbells, audio phones and visual phone signalers. Run by DCED, the KCP encourages the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors that support the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities; social and economic diversity; and a strong and secure quality of life. Local governments, redevelopment and housing authorities, nonprofit organizations, community development corporations, and business, Read more

 

Williams invites residents to free June 8 shred event

(May 20, 2024)

THORNDALE, May 20 – State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, is inviting residents to his free shred event on Saturday, June 8. Read more

 

Williams congratulates area school districts for safety grants

(Apr 25, 2024)

HARRISBURG, April 25 – State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, today announced that state grants have been awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to several Chester County schools to reduce gun and group violence. “Our children’s lives are our most precious resource, and we must do everything we can to protect them,” Williams said. “These grants, which were funded by our votes in Harrisburg, will help support and protect children’s lives by giving our schools the tools they need to increase school security, provide mental health resources for students, and reduce violence.” Residents can view a full list of awards, including dollar amount and school entities approved for funding, here: ? School Safety Awards . Nonpublic School Awards . Funds will advance the School Safety and Security Committee’s goal of ensuring that all Pennsylvania students can learn in safe, healthy school environments by helping school entities address basic safety needs and mental health services identified in the committee’s recently adopted Revised Baseline Criteria Standards . 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

 

Williams announces nearly $1 million in funding to build EV station in Coatesville

(Apr 05, 2024)

HARRISBURG, April 5 – State Rep. Dan Williams today announced that CarCharge LLC was awarded $969,304 to build a charging station at the Marriott in Coatesville (US-30, Exit 293) through the Round 1A of the federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funding. “This funding will help create an electric vehicle infrastructure in our region where it is most needed, especially along Route 30,” Williams said. “This charging station will be good for business as electric vehicles grow in popularity, good for drivers in terms of the location’s convenience and good for the environment as the station will have a solar carport over it that will generate electricity for charging vehicles.” The NEVI funds support the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of charging sites. The PA NEVI program is a reimbursement program and recipients are required to provide a minimum 20% match. Read more

 

Williams announces $1.6 million in funding for multimodal projects in Coatesville, Atglen Borough and West Sadsbury Township

(Mar 28, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Mar. 28 – State Rep. Dan Williams today announced nearly $1.66 million in state funding for the city of Coatesville, Atglen Borough and West Sadsbury Township through the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. “Building and maintaining a strong transportation system is key to our future economic growth and improving the quality of life in our district,” Williams said. “I am very pleased that $1.6 million in state funding has been awarded to projects which will improve safety and contribute to the redevelopment of Lincoln Highway in Coatesville and begin work on the western end of the Chester Valley Trail.” The Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure the commonwealth has a safe and reliable system of transportation. Funds may be used to develop, rehabilitate, and enhance transportation assets to existing communities, including streetscape, lighting, and sidewalk enhancement; implement pedestrian safety projects; improve the connectivity of transportation assets; and foster transit-oriented development. The following amounts have been awarded to assist in the completion of the following projects in the 74th District: $751,730 to complete Phase III construction of streetscape improvements on Lincoln Highway in the city of Coatesville. $907,000 to construct a connecting Read more

 

Williams announces development loan for local company

(Mar 07, 2024)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Dan Williams D-Montgomery www.pahouse.com/Williams Williams announces development loan for local company HARRISBURG, March 6 – State Rep. Dan Williams today announced Metalum LLC, a local metal fabricator, was approved for a 10-year, $2 million loan through the Chester County Economic Development Council, at a 4% reset interest rate to assist with the construction of a new 51,834-square-foot manufacturing warehouse and an attached 5,234-square-foot office area in Honey Brook Township. This will be an addition to the existing 14,000-square-foot manufacturing/warehouse area and office space. This expansion project will provide Metalum with the space necessary to take on larger/heavier fabrication jobs that come with higher profit margins and enable them to compete with larger fabricators The total project cost is $8 million. This project will create five jobs and retain 35 existing jobs within the next three years. “This is another example of how economic redevelopment in Chester County benefits, not only the company and its employees, but the entire surrounding area,” Williams said. “As the company will be purchasing more goods and services, hopefully making a larger profit, which creates a larger tax base for the area. Read more

 

Williams announces state loan for Northwestern Chester County Municipal Authority

(Jan 25, 2024)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Dan Williams D-Montgomery www.pahouse.com/Williams Williams announces state loan for Northwestern Chester County Municipal Authority HARRISBURG, Jan. 25 – Pennsylvania will loan the Northwestern Chester County Municipal Authority $12.6 million for system upgrades, state Rep. Dan Williams announced. The loan will be administered through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority. Currently, the municipal authority’s wastewater treatment system cannot reach ammonia removal limits during the winter months in accordance with the requirements of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, despite attempts to implement changes and improvements to treatment operations. The loan will allow the authority to remove the aerated fixed film system from the tertiary lagoons and replace it with a new moving bed biofilm reactor system. Upon project completion, the authority will be able to ensure proper wastewater treatment and maintain compliance. Additionally, the adequately treated wastewater, ensured by this project, will be discharged into Brandywine Creek, which is designated as a High Quality Waters stream by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. “This project will Read more

 

2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®): What You Need to Know:  

(Jan 02, 2024)

2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ® ): What You Need to Know: There are major changes to the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ® ) form. The new FAFSA form is now available. On average, it takes about 30 minutes to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. The 2024–25 FAFSA form will expand eligibility for federal student aid. What You Can Do Now : Watch the “2024–25 FAFSA FAQs” playlist to better for a look at what has changed on the new form. Use the Federal Student Aid Estimator to get an estimate of what your aid could be once the FAFSA is completed. If you did not submit a 2023–24 FAFSA form, make sure to create your StudentAid.gov account —and remember your username and password so you can access and submit the 2024–25 FAFSA form when it’s available. Find out if your parent(s) or spouse will need to be contributors (contribute their info on your FAFSA form). If your parent(s) or spouse will need to contribute to your form, make sure each contributor creates their own StudentAid.gov account . Watch our “Preparing for the FAFSA Form” to better understand what information and documents you’ll need to complete the FAFSA form. 2024–25 FAFSA ® Deadlines : Read more

 

PA House Democrats Deliver: Safer, healthier, more equitable communities

(Dec 29, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 29 – As the House majority in 2023, the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus advanced measures to keep communities safer, healthier and make them better places to live for all residents. First, House Democrats championed legislation to strengthen public safety, including keeping 911 services operational, making Pennsylvania roadways safer for drivers and pedestrians, and recruiting more law enforcement professionals. 911 Centers serve residents and first responders 24/7/365 -- often during times of emergency. When funding for 911 Centers was at risk, House Democrats fought for a plan to secure funding to enable them to continue to serve the public and make improvements to the 911 system. Communities across Pennsylvania are struggling to fill police officer positions , but a plan introduced by Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, will update some outdated standards used to assess applicants that have made recruiting municipal police officers more difficult and imbalanced statewide. “Vacancies in local police departments hurt our communities and put us all at risk,” Williams said. “This measure will give our local police departments a tool to help solve their vacancies but is only a piece of the puzzle as we need to do more.” This comes after an announcement earlier this year that the Pennsylvania State Police was removing its college credit requirement on a trial basis to attract more Read more

 

Williams announces funding for Valley Township, Caln Township Municipal Authority

(Dec 19, 2023)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Dan Williams D-Chester County www.pahouse.com/ Williams Williams announces funding for Valley Township, Caln Township Municipal Authority HARRISBURG, Dec. 19 – State Rep. Dan Williams today announced nearly $900,000 in funding for Valley Township and the Caln Township Municipal Authority through the PA Small Water and Sewer grant program . Valley was awarded $393,300 to resolve stormwater drainage issues along Route 30 located in Valley Township. Caln Township Municipal Authority was awarded $498,958 for the installation of a sewer main along Granger Lane and Caln Meeting House Road. “Creating and maintaining infrastructure is one of the core functions of government,” Williams said. “The state’s funding of these projects is a great investment for our communities and taxpayers.” The grant program funds activities to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply system, sanitary sewer system, storm sewer system, or flood control projects. Williams represents the 74th Legislative District comprised of Atglen, Coatesville, Honey Brook Borough, Honey Brook Township, Modena, Parkesburg, Sadsbury, South Coatesville, Valley, West Caln, West Sadsbury and districts 1, 2 and Read more

 

Williams’ bill to help recruit more police officers heads to governor

(Dec 14, 2023)

Vacancies in the local police hurt our communities and put us all at risk. This measure will give our local police departments a tool to help solve their vacancies, but is only a piece of the puzzle as we need to do more. Read more

 

Williams advocates for continued state funding of Coatesville’s redevelopment

(Dec 06, 2023)

State Rep. Dan Williams, D–Chester, hosted several state officials today to highlight the need for additional state funding to support Coatesville’s redevelopment. Read more

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Williams’ bill to help recruit more police officers passes Pa. House

(Nov 16, 2023)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Dan Williams D-Chester County www.pahouse.com/ Williams Williams’ bill to help recruit more police officers passes Pa. House HARRISBURG, Nov. 15 – A bill that would help address Pennsylvania’s shortage of police officers, passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday. House Bill 863 , authored by state Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, would reduce the physical fitness standards required for enrollment in a municipal police academy in Pennsylvania. However, the previous standards still would have to be met in order to be employed as a police officer in Pennsylvania. A 2021 national survey conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum showed a 45% increase in retirements and an 18% increase in resignations over the previous year. Additionally, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Pennsylvania has around 1,300 open positions across the state. “Vacancies in our local police departments put our communities at risk,” Williams said. “This legislation would bring more recruits into our police academies, while ultimately not lowering the physical fitness standards for employment as a municipal police officer in Pennsylvania.” House Bill 863 now heads Read more

 

Williams announces grant for Sadsbury Woods Preserve

(Oct 10, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 10 – Natural Lands is receiving a $105,900 grant to expand The Sadsbury Woods Preserve. The grant will be used to acquire approximately three acres along Compass Road in Sadsbury Township, state Rep. Dan Williams announced today. Williams said the grant was awarded under the Community Conservation Partnership Program, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Sadsbury Woods Preserve is part of the largest remaining, unfragmented woodlands in Chester County. Sadsbury Woods Preserve has more than five miles of hiking trails and is a favorite spot among local bird watchers. It is managed by Natural Lands, a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization. “This grant will help Sadsbury Woods keep more land unencumbered by development, allowing generations of Chester County residents to enjoy the beauty of natural woodlands,” Williams said. More on the grants is here: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/DCNR_details.aspx?newsid=1023 , and more about the Community Conservation Partnership Program is available here: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Communities/Grants/pages/default.aspx . Read more

 

Williams announces local funding to develop healthy eating habits

(Aug 16, 2023)

COATESVILLE, Aug. 16 – State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, applauded the announcement that five Coatesville Area School District elementary schools will receive funding to provide students fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day. The awards were announced Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Kings Highway Elementary School will get $32,980 from the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Rainbow Elementary will receive $45,764 and Caln Elementary will get $33,480. In addition, Reeceville and East Fallowfield – schools that 74 th District students attend but are outside of the district’s border – will receive $23,976 and $23,760, respectively. “Bad eating habits can begin at a young age,” Williams said. “This funding will help our youth develop healthy eating habits by providing them with nutritious food throughout the day.” Under the program, schools receive reimbursement for the cost of making free fresh fruits and vegetables available to students during the school day. They must be provided separately from the lunch or breakfast meal, in multiple areas of the school during the school day. For more information of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/ffvp/fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-program . Read more

 

Williams applauds Chester County Office of Veterans Affairs grant

(Jul 14, 2023)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Dan Williams D- Chester County www.pahouse.com/Williams Williams applauds Chester County Office of Veterans Affairs grant HARRISBURG, July 14 – State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, commended the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for awarding a $15,000 grant to the Chester County Office of Veterans Affairs. “The Chester County Office of Veterans Affairs does important work every day to help our veterans help themselves,” said Williams, who serves as secretary of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee. “This grant will help them further their cause.” The Veterans’ Trust Fund is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. It is funded by Pennsylvanians who voluntarily make a $3 donation when applying for or renewing their driver’s license, photo ID, or a motor vehicle registration.? Additionally, the VTF receives proceeds from the sale of the?Honoring Our Veterans?and?Honoring Our Women Veterans?license plates and private donations. Read more

 

Williams’ bipartisan bill to fight blight passes PA House of Representatives 

(Jul 07, 2023)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Dan Williams D-Chester County www.pahouse.com/Williams Williams’ bipartisan bill to fight blight passes PA House of Representatives HARRISBURG, July 7 – A bipartisan bill that would give municipalities another tool to fight urban blight passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today. Sponsored by Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, H.B. 859 would give a municipality the ability to deny permits to limited liability corporations that are delinquent on their taxes. Currently, municipalities may deny permits to individuals who are delinquent, but not LLCs. Williams said some bad actors are using this loophole to force municipalities to approve permits despite their delinquent status. The bill would also allow municipalities to deny permits to an LLC if one of the principals of the LLC has delinquencies in the municipality. “Every struggling community in Pennsylvania wants to fight blight and see their neighborhoods revitalized,” Williams said. “That revitalization includes ensuring there are safe, quality buildings owned by a reliable tax base.” The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. Read more

 

Williams to host free paper shredding event for Thorndale, Coatesville area

(May 30, 2023)

THORNDALE, May 30 – The public is invited to shred personal documents during a free paper shredding event hosted by state Rep. Dan Williams from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10. It will take place at Williams’ main district office located at 3496 E. Lincoln Highway. “You’re invited to come meet me and my staff and have sensitive papers destroyed and recycled for free,” said Williams, D-Chester. “We’ll be available to provide constituents with information on state government-related programs and services. My office can also help you with any government-related problems you might have.” Anyone with questions can call his office at 484-200-8256. Read more

 

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