Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities

(Jun 15, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol: Pregnancy Support Services (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Community service providers able to serve pregnant and postpartum women with stimulant or opioid misuse issues. Single County Authorities (county drug and alcohol offices) and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) licensed treatment providers are not eligible to apply. Use : To provide pregnancy support services or make referrals to aid pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder. Funds : Approximately 10 to 12 grants up to $600,000 each will be awarded for 18-month projects. Application Deadline : July 13 at 12 PM. More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/DDAPFunding/Pages/Funding-Opportunities.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: 2021-22 PA Academic and Career/Technical Training (PACTT) Competitive Funding (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Privately operated residential facilities, community-based providers, and juvenile probation offices that are not currently PACTT Affiliates. Use : To develop programs in the following PACTT service areas that adhere to PACTT Standards in order to gain affiliate status: core programming; academic instruction; work related services; and job skills training. Funds : Grants of up to $20,000. No Read more

 

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities

(Jun 03, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Commonwealth Financing Authority: Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program ( Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Any nongovernmental entity with the technical, managerial, and financial expertise to design, build and operate a high-speed broadband service infrastructure within Pennsylvania. Use : Acquisition, construction, equipment, and site preparation costs associated with the deployment of high-speed broadband infrastructure to unserved areas, which are geographic areas in which households or businesses do not have access to at least 25 megabits per second downstream speeds and 3 megabits per second upstream speeds. Funds : Grants up to $1 million or 75% of the total project costs, whichever is less. Applicant must commit its own private capital to fund at least 25% of the total project cost. Funding from other federal, state or local government grants or other subsidies can be used to finance the project but will not be considered to be part of the private capital requirement. Application Deadline : September 24 More Information : Click on https://dced.pa.gov/programs/unserved-high-speed-broadband-funding-program-uhsb/ . OTHER PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful/The GIANT Company: 2021 Healing the Planet Grant Program ( Funding Source: Private Funds) Read more

 

Now open for applications: Library, gun violence, conservation and recycling funding opportunities

(Jun 01, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries: Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund) Who May Apply : Local public libraries (state-aided). Must partner with a sponsoring municipality. Use : To plan, acquire, construct, or rehabilitate public library facilities including, but not limited to: ADA upgrades, new roof, replacement windows, energy efficient upgrades to HVAC systems, facility expansion and new construction. Funds : Funding limits not yet announced. Grants require a dollar-for-dollar match; match may include cash, in-kind contributions, federal funds, and other state funds. Letter of Interest : As soon as possible. Letters of interest are currently being accepted in anticipation of opening an application round this summer. The dates of the next application round are still being finalized. More Information : Click on https://www.statelibrary.pa.gov/libraries/subsidies-and-grants/pages/keystone-recreation-park-and-conservation-funds.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: FY 2021 Gun Violence Reduction Grants (Funding Source: General Fund ) Who May Apply : Community-based organizations and local units of government across the Commonwealth with the highest rates of gun violence. Use : Projects that lead to immediate impacts. 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

 

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure

(May 14, 2021)

Below are some funding programs that recently opened for applications, including a federal grant opportunity for community-based organizations to hire and mobilize community outreach workers, community health workers, social support specialists, and others to increase vaccine access for the hardest-hit and highest-risk communities. STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Solicitation RFA 16-21 Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Intervention Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations that provide prevention, intervention, and treatment services to Pennsylvania residents, and their families, with mental health, substance use, and/or behavioral health needs. Use : Prevention, intervention, and treatment services to support individuals with lived experience, as well as their families. Funds : Awards up to $500,000 for Fiscal Year 2021-22. Solicitation Due Date : June 3 More Information : http://www.emarketplace.state.pa.us/Solicitations.aspx?SID=RFA%2016-21 . Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Public and private operators of open-to-the-public boating facilities, including municipal agencies (cities, towns, counties, etc.), state agencies (State Parks, DNR, Fish & Wildlife, etc.), and other Read more

 

Now open for applications: CFA Multimodal, Growing Greener, PFAS Remediation, Drug Courts and Diversion Program grants

(Apr 28, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: PENNVEST: PFAS Remediation Program (Funding Source: Various State and Federal Funding Sources) Who May Apply : Public drinking water supply system owners or operators serving parcels surrounding nonqualified military installations where the water supply has PFAS contamination. If the operator of the system makes an application, they must be joined in the application by the system owner. Use : To aid in the remediation and elimination of PFAS in water sources and systems. Funds : Eligible applicants may apply for funding consideration under the traditional PENNVEST program and, if there is remaining non-repayment capacity in that funding round, it may be awarded as PFAS non-repayment. Application Deadline : May 3 More Information : Click on https://www.pennvest.pa.gov/Information/Funding-Programs/Pages/PFAS.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/PennAg Industries: Center for Poultry and Livestock Excellence Research Funding Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Entities working to strengthen and grow Pennsylvania’s poultry, swine, lamb, sheep and goat farming industries. Use : Research projects to enhance biosecurity, diagnostic testing, veterinary telemedicine and other strategies to prevent, detect and manage animal diseases and protect the Read more

 

Parker: #PARescuePlan Invests in Small Businesses & Working Families

(Apr 27, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Darisha Parker discusses how the #PARescuePlan is here to help the nucleus of our Commonwealth: Small Businesses. Now is the time for small businesses and frontline workers to act. Visit pahouse.com to learn more about how the #PARescuePlan can help the state #RecoverRestoreReimagine. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Farm Vitality, Communities That Care, substance abuse, and recycling grant programs

(Apr 19, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grants (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Farmers and prospective farmers. Use : Professional services to assist with business planning, efficient transitions of farm ownership, strategic farm expansion, product diversification, and financial and technical expertise in order to enhance the long-term vitality of PA farms. Funds : Reimbursement grants up to $7,500. Grants are limited to 75% of the total project cost. Up to $1 million is available statewide. Application Deadline : Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. More Information : Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Pages/Farm-Vitality-Planning-Program.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Communities That Care (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations and units of local government. Priority consideration will be given to applicants that have never received a Communities That Care (CTC) grant from PCCD, applicants interested in implementing CTC in a community that does not have an organized coalition, and applicants from regions in the state with significant violence-based need. Use : Planning grants to help communities apply the Communities That Care (CTC) model. Read more

 

April 12 update: Grant programs now open for applications

(Apr 12, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Health/Pennsylvania Downtown Center: PA WalkWorks (Funding Source: PA Department of Health Grant) Who May Apply : Municipalities, counties, Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organizations. Use : Development of plans and policies to improve walking, bicycling, wheeling, and transit connections to everyday destinations and increase safe and accessible opportunities for residents to be physically active. Funds : Awards will range between $10,000 to $20,000 for the development of active transportation plans and between $3,000 and $5,000 to assist with the development of Complete Streets and/or Vision Zero policies. No match required, but will improve application success. Application Deadline : Submit Letter of Intent by April 23 (not mandatory); Application deadline is May 14 More Information : Click on https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/WalkWorks/Pages/WalkWorks.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol: Recovery Community Support Services (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs licensed treatment providers are eligible to apply. Single County Authorities (county drug and alcohol offices) are not eligible to apply. Use : To expand or enhance recovery support services to individuals with a substance use disorder, Read more

 

BioTech Innovation Organization, Pfizer share vaccine efficacy, role in COVID-19 recovery

(Apr 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 12 – As Pennsylvania expands vaccine eligibility, the House Democratic Policy Committee heard from the manufacturers tirelessly working to develop safe and effective vaccines for global use. At a Policy Committee hearing today, testifiers included representatives from Biotechnology Innovation Organization and Pfizer, who provided details on the technology behind the development of the COVID-19 vaccines and how the United States can reach herd immunity. Chairman Ryan Bizzarro and state Reps. Patty Kim and Darisha Parker facilitated the hearing, where Amy Walker, director of Infectious Diseases Policy for Biotechnology Innovation Organization and Lisa Coen, senior director, Vaccine Public Affairs with Pfizer, shared insight into the science behind the creation of COVID-19 vaccines, ongoing research, development and trials. Walker shared that five presidents, both Democratic and Republican, have been vaccinated, highlighting that the vaccines have received bipartisan support. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to have conversations based on science and fact. These vaccines will save lives and I encourage everyone eligible and interested to take the advice of scientists and medical professionals and help put this pandemic behind us,” Bizzarro implored. “It is important for us to hear this testimony today, especially for my constituents,” Parker said. “Communities of color have battled COVID extra Read more

 

Kim, Parker to lead Monday’s Policy Committee hearing on crushing COVID-19

(Apr 09, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 9 – The committee will hear from the biotech industry and COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing hosted by state Reps. Patty Kim and Darisha Parker. The hearing will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 12 . The media and public are invited to watch online at www.pahouse.com/policy or on the committee’s Facebook page--@PADemPolicy. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Chairman Ryan Bizzarro, Vice Chair Mary Isaacson and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee will join Kim and Parker to discuss how supply is catching up with demand and how vaccine distribution is meeting the needs of Pennsylvanians seeking vaccination. Additional hearing information will be available by clicking here or visiting www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

County Recycling Coordinator and Host Municipality Inspector grant programs now open for applications

(Apr 05, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: County Recycling Coordinator Grant Program (Section 903) ( Funding Source: Recycling Fund) Who Can Apply : Counties are the only eligible applicants. Use : To reimburse the cost of employing a county recycling coordinator in calendar year 2020. Funds : Reimbursement grant for up to 50% of approved costs. Application Deadline : May 31 More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Land/Waste/Recycling/Municipal-Resources/FinancialAssistance/Pages/default.aspx and view “Section 903.” Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: 2020 Host Municipality Inspector Program (Funding Source: Recycling Fund and Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund) Who Can Apply : Cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, townships and home rule municipalities that have a municipal waste landfill, resource recovery facility or commercial hazardous waste storage, treatment and disposal facility located within its geographic borders. Use : For salary and expenses of up to two certified Host Municipality Inspectors. Funds : Reimbursement grant for up to 50% of approved costs. Application Deadline : June 3 0 More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Land/Waste/SolidWaste/MunicipalWaste/Host-Municipality-Programs/Pages/default.aspx Read more

 

Parker introduces bill to combat human trafficking

(Apr 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 5 – State Rep. Darisha Parker, D-Phila., has introduced legislation to combat human trafficking through internet interventions like filters, especially in the case where children have access to adult content online. “To curb this growing threat, my legislation will require the installation of filters on internet-capable devices to automatically block known prostitution hubs and obscene adult content,” Parker said. “If an adult consumer wishes to have access to legal adult content, they can by providing proof of ID to the retailer, making a request to have the filter removed, and paying a small fee.” Parker said the legislation also creates an admission fee for all live adult-entertainment establishments. These fees would go directly to grant funding for organizations that fight human trafficking and child exploitation. In 2019, the National Human Trafficking Hotline received over 270 reports of human trafficking in Pennsylvania, with 85% of these cases involving sex trafficking. “With the growth of technology and social media, the buying and selling of human beings has become as easy as a simple click on a keyboard,” she said. “By making it more difficult to access websites that promote sex trafficking or obscene adult content on Internet-enabled devices, we can simultaneously fight against this growing menace while also removing the current double standard allowing minors to access obscene Read more

 

Parker on CBS21 Face the State

(Mar 30, 2021)

Parker talks gun reform on Face the State. The discussion centered on her legislation outlining sensible gun reforms. Read more

 

Neighborhood Assistance Program and Enterprise Zone Tax Credit Program now open for applications

(Mar 29, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development: Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) (Funding Source: General Fund ) Eligibility : 501c3 nonprofits Use : Tax credit program to encourage businesses to invest in projects by eligible nonprofits to serve low-income individuals and improve distressed areas. Projects can include affordable housing, community economic development, community services, education, neighborhood conservation, crime prevention, job training, or charitable food assistance. A special-priority category this year is COVID-19 Pandemic and Social Justice Issues, which can include a variety of COVID related services as well as projects that strive to increase awareness of or improve social justice issues within marginalized communities in Pennsylvania. See guidelines for more information. Funds : State tax credits up to 80%, depending upon the program category, for businesses that donate to the nonprofit. Application Deadline : May 28. Applicants submitting a solicitation plan in lieu of firm commitments must have their contributors confirmed by August 31, 2021. More Information : Click on https://dced.pa.gov/programs/neighborhood-assistance-program-nap/ . Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their projects prior to application with their Regional DCED Office: https://dced.pa.gov/dced-regional-offices/ . Read more

 

Now open for applications: Dislocated worker, intermediate punishment, and wildfire assistance grant programs

(Mar 22, 2021)

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development: State Facility Closure Transition Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who Can Apply : Counties are the applicant. Eligible counties include: Butler, Carbon, Clarion, Columbia, Crawford, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Luzerne, Mercer, Monroe, Northumberland, Schuylkill, and Venango. Use : To aid communities impacted by the closure of SCI Retreat, the White Haven Center, and Polk State Center. Funds : Funding amounts are defined in the guidelines. Application Deadline : March 31 More Information : Click on https://dced.pa.gov/programs/state-facility-closure-transition-program-sfctp/ . Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry: Dislocated Worker Near Completer Demonstration Project (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who Can Apply : Pennsylvania Local Workforce Development Boards. Must have a formal engagement with one or more eligible institutions of higher learning. Use : To support job seekers who have been displaced from employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who were within one semester (16-weeks) or less of completing training. Funds : Three 24-month pilot programs will be awarded, consisting of one urban, one suburban, and one rural coverage area. Application Deadline : April 19 More Information : Click on Read more

 

Keystone Communities, Fish & Boat Education, and School-to-Work grant programs now open for applications

(Mar 15, 2021)

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development: Keystone Communities (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Municipalities, counties, redevelopment authorities, housing authorities, economic development organizations, housing corporations, community development corporations, business improvement districts, neighborhood improvement districts, downtown improvement districts. Use : A variety of community and economic development uses to revitalize/stabilize/grow neighborhoods and communities and encourage social and economic diversity, including planning activities, façade grant programs, accessible housing programs, and development grants. Funds : Planning grants up to $25,000, KC implementation and façade up to $50,000, development and public improvement up to $500,000, accessible housing up to $300,000. Most grants have a $1-for-$1 match requirement. Application Deadline : April 2 More Information : Click on https://dced.pa.gov/programs/keystone-communities-program-kcp/ . Discussion with DCED Regional Office highly encouraged prior to applying: https://dced.pa.gov/dced-regional-offices/ . Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission: R3 (Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation) Education Grant Program (Funding Source: PA Fish & Boat Commission) Who May Apply : School districts, Read more

 

Arts funding and PEMA Nonprofit Security grant programs now open for applications

(Mar 08, 2021)

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Creative Communities (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Lead applicant must be a unit of government, nonprofit 501(c)3 or 501(c)6) organization. Required partnership of at least two organizations, one of which will serve as the lead applicant. Please note: Creative Communities projects are currently underway in the following counties: Crawford, Indiana, Lancaster, Lehigh, Mercer, and Philadelphia. Counties without existing projects will receive priority. Use : To provide multi-year funding to community-driven, arts-based projects that serve as catalysts for livability, economic development, and community connectedness. Funds : Up to $25,000 per year for up to four years. Application Deadline : March 19 More Information : Click on 2021_PCA_Creative_Communities_Letter_of_Interest.pdf (pa.gov) . Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency: Nonprofit Security Grant Program (Funding Source: F ederal Funding ) Who May Apply : 501(c)3 nonprofits, including religious institutions. Must be at a high risk of a terrorist attack based on the following: (1) Substantiation of prior threats or attacks (from within or outside the U.S.) by a terrorist organization, network, or cell against the applicant based on their ideology, beliefs, or mission; (2) Symbolic value of the site(s) as a highly recognized Read more

 

Are you 1 in 10 Pennsylvania residents with unclaimed property waiting for them?

(Mar 01, 2021)

Check to see if you have unclaimed property Read more

 

Get health insurance coverage through PA's low cost health plan, Pennie

(Mar 01, 2021)

Learn more about healthcare coverage options at Pennie.com Read more

 

Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities
Jun 15, 2021

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities
Jun 03, 2021

Now open for applications: Library, gun violence, conservation and recycling funding opportunities
Jun 01, 2021

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

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure
May 14, 2021

Now open for applications: CFA Multimodal, Growing Greener, PFAS Remediation, Drug Courts and Diversion Program grants
Apr 28, 2021

Parker: #PARescuePlan Invests in Small Businesses & Working Families
Apr 27, 2021

Now open for applications: Farm Vitality, Communities That Care, substance abuse, and recycling grant programs
Apr 19, 2021

April 12 update: Grant programs now open for applications
Apr 12, 2021

BioTech Innovation Organization, Pfizer share vaccine efficacy, role in COVID-19 recovery
Apr 12, 2021

Kim, Parker to lead Monday’s Policy Committee hearing on crushing COVID-19
Apr 09, 2021

County Recycling Coordinator and Host Municipality Inspector grant programs now open for applications
Apr 05, 2021

Parker introduces bill to combat human trafficking
Apr 05, 2021

Parker on CBS21 Face the State
Mar 30, 2021

Neighborhood Assistance Program and Enterprise Zone Tax Credit Program now open for applications
Mar 29, 2021

Now open for applications: Dislocated worker, intermediate punishment, and wildfire assistance grant programs
Mar 22, 2021

Keystone Communities, Fish & Boat Education, and School-to-Work grant programs now open for applications
Mar 15, 2021

Arts funding and PEMA Nonprofit Security grant programs now open for applications
Mar 08, 2021

Are you 1 in 10 Pennsylvania residents with unclaimed property waiting for them?
Mar 01, 2021

Get health insurance coverage through PA's low cost health plan, Pennie
Mar 01, 2021