Abney announces grant to Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for North Park Promenade

(Sep 20, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20 – Rep. Aerion Abney, D-Allegheny, announced today that a $92,000 grant is being awarded to Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to repair the North Park Promenade . “The Allegheny Commons North Park Promenade is in need of significant renovation,” Abney said. “This project will eliminate unnecessary paths and excess pavement throughout the park while beautifying its flora as well.” The grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority . The grant is one of several awarded today from the CFA’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program . Read more

 

Abney introduces bill to help small, local businesses get up and running

(Sep 20, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 20 – Rep. Aerion A. Abney, D-Allegheny, is introducing a bill today that would provide capital to small, local businesses eager to open their doors. “Local businesses are the engines driving our economy,” Abney said. “A financial jumpstart to help small businesses get established should encourage entrepreneurship.” A modernization and recapitalization of the Small Business Incubators Act, House Bill 2839 would provide up to $20 million in grants and loans for small businesses in Pennsylvania. These funds can be used to cover startup and overhead costs. Workers and investments also would be protected in Abney’s bill because grant recipients who leave the commonwealth would be required to repay those funds awarded to them in full. “Successful, local businesses help grow our economy and create good jobs everywhere,” Abney said. “These jobs pay real wages and offer both real benefits and a chance to retire, so all Pennsylvanians can have a better future.” Read more

 

Benham, Abney to host Hilltop Health Check in Mt. Oliver

(Sep 20, 2022)

MT. OLIVER, Sept. 20 – State Reps. Jessica Benham and Aerion Abney, both D-Allegheny, are inviting members of the community to join them for a health resource fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Brashear CARES Center located at 320 Brownsville Road. The Hilltop Health Check will feature a variety of health-related vendors, as well as information on state resources that are available to the public. There will also be a flu vaccination clinic happening simultaneously nearby at the Mt. Oliver Borough Firehall, located at 120 Brownsville Road. Questions about the event can be directed to Benham’s district office. The official event flyer can be found here. Read more

 

2022 Summer Newsletter

(Sep 01, 2022)

State budget a win for the people of Pennsylvania Read more

 

Aerion Abney: Despite the attacks, let’s vote — mail-in voting’s still an option in Pa.

(Aug 10, 2022)

The PA Supreme Court has upheld that mail-in voting remains viable in the state Read more

 

Pittsburgh Public Schools receiving early childhood education program funds

(Aug 02, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 2 – Pittsburgh Public Schools are receiving $300,000 in PA Pre-K Counts grants and $2.56 million in grants from the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program, according to state Rep. Aerion Abney, D-Allegheny. “Early education is vital to the development of our children,” Abney said. “This investment in our future generation is something I’m excited to see materialize.” Abney voted to increase funding by $79 million in the 2022-23 budget to bolster opportunities for schools across Allegheny County and to provide high-quality early learning to area children. More than 37,200 students will be beneficiaries of the $384 million being allocated to school districts statewide. For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs, please visit the Department of Education’s website . Read more

 

Abney: $291,990 awarded to local traffic signal projects

(Jul 14, 2022)

Funding awarded through state Green Light-Go program Read more

 

PLBC honors the late House Speaker Irvis with day of action

(May 23, 2022)

HARRISBURG, May 23 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, and colleagues from the PLBC today commemorated the 45th anniversary of the inauguration of the late Speaker K. Leroy Irvis with a day of action. “This inaugural day of action not only commemorates the accomplishments of the first and only Black speaker in the Pennsylvania legislature to date,” Bullock said, “but it is also an opportunity to amplify the voices of Black Pennsylvanians and the issues that are important to our communities." Irvis was born in New York and graduated from the State University of New York at Albany. He moved to Baltimore and taught high school English and history until World War II. He was a civilian flying instructor for the War Department. After, he settled in Pittsburgh where he earned a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1958, he was elected to the state legislature, eventually being elected by his peers as speaker of the House. He served in the legislature for 15 consecutive terms. “Forty-five years after his historic election as House Speaker, K. Leroy Irvis’s leadership is still felt by countless Pennsylvanians. He was a man of great character who forged a path that many of us have worked to emulate,” said House Democratic Leader, Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware. “To fully recognize his contributions, we should view Speaker Irvis’s legacy Read more

 

PLBC honors the late House Speaker Irvis with day of action

(May 23, 2022)

HARRISBURG, May 23 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, and colleagues from the PLBC today commemorated the 45th anniversary of the inauguration of the late Speaker K. Leroy Irvis with a day of action. “This inaugural day of action not only commemorates the accomplishments of the first and only Black speaker in the Pennsylvania legislature to date,” Bullock said, “but it is also an opportunity to amplify the voices of Black Pennsylvanians and the issues that are important to our communities." Irvis was born in New York and graduated from the State University of New York at Albany. He moved to Baltimore and taught high school English and history until World War II. He was a civilian flying instructor for the War Department. After, he settled in Pittsburgh where he earned a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1958, he was elected to the state legislature, eventually being elected by his peers as speaker of the House. He served in the legislature for 15 consecutive terms. “Forty-five years after his historic election as House Speaker, K. Leroy Irvis’s leadership is still felt by countless Pennsylvanians. He was a man of great character who forged a path that many of us have worked to emulate,” said House Democratic Leader, Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware. “To fully recognize his contributions, Read more

 

Abney: State awards $14.3 million in grants to local projects

(Apr 26, 2022)

Funding marks major investment in local communities Read more

 

Abney takes oath for state representative

(Apr 26, 2022)

State Rep. Aerion Abney, D-Allegheny, took office at the state Capitol today to begin his first term representing the 19th Legislative District. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Environmental funding opportunities

(Apr 25, 2022)

Read more about the latest grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities

(Apr 19, 2022)

Check out the state grant programs that are now open for applications. Read more

 

Scholarship opportunity for students of color

(Apr 19, 2022)

Learn more about the scholarship the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus is offering to students of color. --Deadline is April 30. Read more

 

PA Treasury could be holding your Unclaimed Property

(Apr 14, 2022)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts; Uncashed checks, including paychecks; Lost stocks and bonds; Contents of safe deposit boxes; Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies; Expired gift cards/gift certificates. To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database here . You can also contact my office and somebody will the search while you are on the phone. If you do the search on your own and find property or need help searching, please allow my office to assist you in claiming this property. We can help you determine how much the property is worth and make sure all the documents needed to avoid delays are in order. There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property, whether you claim the property on your own or with assistance from my office. Read more