STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

(Dec 05, 2022)

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency/Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training Innovative Solicitation (Funding Source: Justice Reinvestment Fund) Who May Apply : Existing PACTT Affiliates. Use : To improve services for delinquent youth receiving academic and career/technical training services. Funds : Awards up to $75,000 for 24-month projects. Application Deadline : December 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Pumpout Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Local governmental entities and private businesses that own and operate boating facilities. Use : To fund the construction, renovation, and maintenance of pumpout and dump stations to service pleasure boats. Funds : Reimburse up to 75% of the installation cost of pumpout and dump stations. Application Deadline : December 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/Grants/Pages/PumpoutGrantProgram.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022-23 School Safety and Security Training and Technical Assistance Program (Funding Source: FY 2022 School Safety and Security Grant Program Fund) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education (not-for profit), and for-profit organizations. Use : Read more

 

Kinkead secures $2 million to expand UPMC Heart Institute

(Nov 21, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 21 – A $2 million state grant has been awarded to support the renovation and expansion of the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital, state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, announced today. “Children's Hospital is a leading force for innovation in pediatric medicine,” said Kinkead. “This funding will quite literally be lifesaving for children in our region and across the country that are in need of cardiac care.” Kinkead specified that the project will involve the following: Addressing foundational, structure, and mechanical systems. Renovating clinical spaces; upgrading them with new catheterization labs, including a hybrid lab connected to a new cardiac MRI suite; plus, extra lab space and upgrading any outdated equipment. Creating a new patient waiting area, staff offices and a direct connection to the cafeteria. Transforming part of the patio into a dining and play area. The funding is provided by the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program , which is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. Read more

 

Kinkead announces over $920K to renovate local infrastructure

(Nov 16, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16 – Over $920,000 in state grants has been awarded to four local renovation projects, state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, announced today. “These investments will improve existing infrastructure and create opportunities for our residents,” Kinkead said. “State grants like these are competitive and I’ll continue fighting to bring tax dollars back to our community in my role as a state legislator.” The awarded projects are: $100,000 to the North Hills Council of Governments to renovate Powell Park, the largest and most frequently used park in West View Borough named in memory of the Honorable Mayor Richard E. Powell. The project includes new lighting and painting of the existing gazebo, new playground equipment, new fencing and gates around the playground, improvements and resurfacing of the basketball court, installation of a new pickleball and corn hole court, new park benches and picnic tables, and upgrades to the existing picnic tables. $200,000 to Ross Township to replace the existing concrete culvert at the Nelson Run Road stream crossing. The project also includes road support walls, erosion and sedimentation controls, stormwater improvements, relocation of utilities, paving and further restoration. $448,000 to the Pittsburgh Symphony to offset the cost of installing a gas boiler to provide a new Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District

(Nov 14, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Pennsylvania Nursing Pathway Apprenticeship Industry Partnership (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania local workforce development boards. Use : To support the convening of Nursing Pathway Apprenticeship Industry Partnerships in lower moderate-income communities and guide the development and registration of healthcare apprenticeship programs, with emphasis on nursing occupations, through group sponsorships. Funds : Up to $260,000. Application Deadline : November 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Documents/Nurse-Pathway-IP/Nursing%20Pathway%20Apprenticeship%20IP%20NGA%20FINAL.pdf . Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Work Force Support Grant (WFSG) 2.0 (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Eligible DHS certified childcare providers. Use : To provide funding to eligible DHS certified childcare providers (providers) for staff retention and staff recruitment purposes. Funds : Variable depending on staff levels. Application Deadline : December 6, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.pakeys.org/workforcesupportgrants2/ . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Read more

 

Kinkead, Gaydos introduce legislation to assist owners of landslide-prone properties

(Oct 27, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 27 – During a news conference today held in Pittsburgh, state Reps. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, and Valerie Gaydos, R-Allegheny, introduced legislation to create a new insurance program for homeowners living in landslide-prone areas, as well as assistance to local governments that wish to mitigate the risk of landslides within their communities. The bill would add coverage of landslides, slope movement and sinkholes to an existing program in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that currently covers only mine subsidence assistance and insurance. “Landslides represent a significant financial burden to our Commonwealth residents, costing them millions in damages every year,” said Gaydos. “Unfortunately, this type of disaster typically is not covered by most insurance policies.” Kinkead represents a high concentration of landslide victims in the North Hills and on the North Side of Pittsburgh. “Previous versions of this legislation, including a bill I introduced last year , have been discussed but have languished in committee,” said Kinkead. “Representative Gaydos and I have worked together to update and streamline the proposed program and are introducing a new, bipartisan bill. Too many Pennsylvanians face financial ruin through no fault of their own because of landslides, and this legislation provides a way out.” Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity, a member of the Coal Read more

 

Kinkead: $2.2 million awarded for local redevelopment projects

(Oct 27, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27 – Grants totaling more than $2.2 million have been secured to support three redevelopment projects in the city, state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, announced today. “Two of these projects will expand opportunities for local seniors and people with disabilities,” said Kinkead. “I’m very grateful to have played a role in securing funds for all three of these projects, especially those that will directly benefit the more vulnerable members of our community.” Kinkead said the awarded projects include: $500,000 to Verland CLA to support a Signature Home for individuals with disabilities in the North Side Area of Pittsburgh. The Signature Homes will accommodate residents by providing a living environment built with no steps to climb for ingress, egress, or throughout the living space, and an oversized garage that will accommodate a handicapped accessible van. The homes are fully sprinkled, allowing for safer and longer evacuation times in case of fire. $730,000 to the city to support construction efforts at the Brighton Heights Healthy Active Living Center. This project will activate the current three-story building and site, which currently only has the basement being occupied, into a better senior center and community space. Construction will update the existing structure, specifically the second floor, to meet contemporary Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities

(Oct 19, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: PA Industry Partnership Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, educational and post-secondary educational organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities. Use : To identify workforce, education & training, and economic development needs, coordinate regional teams to support industry needs, identify public and community resources to address industry identified needs and increase collaboration among businesses within a targeted industry sector. Funds : Up to $250,000 per partnership. Application Deadline : October 28, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program (Funding Source: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations. Use : To support security enhancements designed to protect the safety and security of the users of a facility located in the Commonwealth that is owned or operated by the nonprofit organization. Funds : Awards between $5,000 and $150,000. Application Deadline : October 31, 2022 More Information : Click on Read more

 

Kinkead: Over $83 million secured for Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority

(Oct 19, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19 – More than $83 million has been allocated for major renovations to water lines within the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, announced today. “It’s no secret that water lines in Pittsburgh have been neglected for decades,” said Kinkead. “I’m very excited to see an investment like this to directly improve the drinking water quality for many city residents and get us much closer to a lead-free system.” Among other projects announced across the state today, the PENNVEST board approved funds totaling nearly $83.4 million for the PWSA as follows: A $6.48 million grant and a $1.35 million loan to replace lead service lines that will affect 752 residential customers in areas where leaking, undersized water mains will also be replaced. A $75.5 million loan to replace approximately 63,000 feet of water lines throughout the distribution system. The project will address multiple undersized and leaking lines in a system with a historical water loss of 43%. The funding was approved today by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, or PENNVEST, which provides low-interest loans and grants to Pennsylvania municipalities or authorities to help fund water and sewer projects. Funding for PENNVEST originates from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Read more

 

Testifiers plea for updated Pa. charter school law during policy hearing

(Oct 11, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Tuesday afternoon to discuss the need to reform Pennsylvania’s charter school law and address teacher shortages across the state. Read more

 

Democratic lawmakers introduce bills focused on protecting reproductive rights

(Oct 06, 2022)

Bills would protect both healthcare providers and patients. Read more

 

Women's Re-Entry, Fire Company/EMS, and Open Space Funding Opportunities

(Sep 28, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: 2023-24 PennSERVE Grants for Health and Community Service Programs (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Institutions of higher education, Indian tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and states. Use : To allow organizations to recruit and support AmeriCorps members as they serve unmet community needs. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : October 12, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/pennserve/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Youth Justice Advisory Board Council Pilot Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Any agency currently implementing a youth engagement program including (but not limited to): Any private non-profit agency, public agency, or unit of local government. Use : To establish and coordinate county-based Youth Justice Advisory Board Councils (YJAB-Cs) across the Commonwealth with the long-term goal to increase directly impacted youth voice and input in their communities and with the youth-led subcommittee and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee. Funds : Up to $350,000 in total state funding to support between three or four organizations. Application Deadline : October Read more

 

Rep. Emily Kinkead, Sen. Lindsey M. Williams, advocates stress importance of universal school meals legislation for all students

(Sep 21, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 21 – Today, Senator Lindsey M. Williams joined Representative Emily Kinkead, school administrators, advocates, and parents to discuss the importance of ensuring that all Pennsylvania students have reliable access to nutritious school meals every day. Following urging from advocates, Senator Williams, and other Democratic members of the Senate Education Committee, the Wolf Administration announced the Universal Free Breakfast Program earlier this month. This program will provide free breakfast for all Pennsylvania students enrolled in schools that participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, beginning October 1. However, this program only covers breakfast and will expire after the 2022-23 school year. As a Senator Williams and Representative Kinkead have introduced the “No Student Should Go Hungry Universal School Meals” legislation in the Senate and House . This legislation would create a Special Fund, funded from General Fund revenue, that would dedicate $275 million per year to feed all Pennsylvania students breakfast and lunch. “For perspective, Pennsylvania’s entire budget is $45.2 billion—that’s billion with a B,” said Senator Williams. “$275 million is .006% of that budget. In June, we passed a massive cut to corporate taxes, but we did very little to help working families directly. This is something that we can do right now Read more

 

Fiedler, Kinkead introduce package of reproductive rights legislation

(Sep 19, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 19 – Today, state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., and Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, hosted a news conference with other Democratic lawmakers in Harrisburg to introduce a powerful package of bills aimed at strengthening and growing reproductive rights and health care for the people of Pennsylvania. Fiedler and Kinkead were joined by state Reps. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester; Liz Hanbidge, D-Montgomery; and Jessica Benham and Dan Frankel, both D-Allegheny. Reps. Chris Rabb, D-Phila., and Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, were not able to attend, but support the issue. The Fighting for Reproductive Rights! event included the announcement of a four-bill package that would protect the licenses of abortion care providers, protect those seeking an abortion from prosecution and expand the number of health care providers who may provide an abortion. Fiedler said, “The attacks we’re seeing on reproductive rights from our Republican colleagues is a monumental infringement on the rights of women and birthing people across the commonwealth. We are here today to propose these important bills to protect these crucial rights for the women and birthing people of Pennsylvania.” Kinkead said, “Democrats are exhausting every possible legislative avenue to solidify reproductive rights in our state. Despite the repulsive attacks elected Republicans launched on bodily autonomy this year, the overwhelming majority of Pennsylvanians - of Read more

 

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities

(Sep 13, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Commonwealth Financing Authority: Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund (GEDTF) (Funding Source: Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund) Who May Apply : Allegheny County Municipalities, Authorities (Redevelopment, Municipal or Industrial), Councils of Government, Non-Profit Organizations, Trusts and For Profit Organizations. Use : To support community and economic development projects in Allegheny County. Funds : Awards between $150,000 and $500,000. Application Deadline : September 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.alleghenycounty.us/economic-development/authorities/gedtf-fund.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Traffic Signal Technologies Grant Program (Funding Source: Motor License Fund) Who May Apply : Municipalities. Use : To install and maintain traffic signal technologies. Funds : Varies by award. This is a reimbursement grant with no matching funds required. Application Deadline : September 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/Bureaus/BOMO/Portal/TST_INFO.pdf . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Grant Program (Funding Source: American Rescue Plan Act Funds) Who May Apply Read more

 

Kinkead, Williams celebrate dedication of Chief Vernon Moses Memorial Highway

(Sep 08, 2022)

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Sept. 8 – Today, state Rep. Emily Kinkead and state Sen. Lindsey Williams, both D-Allegheny, joined members of the Ross Township Police Department, local officials, and family members of the late Chief Vernon Moses for the dedication of the Chief Vernon Moses Memorial Highway. The portion of U.S. Route 19 between Ivory Avenue and Cemetery Lane in Ross Township is now officially recognized as the Chief Vernon Moses Memorial Highway, with a newly erected PennDOT sign displaying the title. Moses, the only officer killed in the line of duty in the department’s 100-year history, was tragically gunned down along this section of the road on May 3, 1932. “I never met [my grandfather], my mother was in labor with me when he was killed,” said Ronald Rickley, Moses’ grandson. “The family is very moved by this honor. I want to thank everybody, thank you very much.” The highway dedication is the result of legislative efforts by Kinkead and Williams, who drafted language that was included in Act 23 of 2022 . “Chief Moses’ legacy could have been lost to history,” said Kinkead. “But because of the dedication of the Ross Township Police Department, specifically Sgt. J.J. Serowik, the Ross Township Board of Commissioners, the family of Chief Moses, and all of our partners in this work, more members of our community Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead's Summer 2022 Print Newsletter

(Sep 05, 2022)

Hello neighbors, I hope you have all enjoyed a spectacular summer – I know my staff and I have! From passing a historic state budget in Harrisburg, to attending community events throughout the 20th Legislative District, my team and I have kept busy working for you over the last several months. Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Youth Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, and Watershed Cooperative Funding Opportunities

(Aug 30, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : An individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation, cooperatives or any other legal entity. Use : To support projects that grow agricultural infrastructure in urban food deserts to improve access to fresh, local food and provide opportunities for hands-on learning, community-building, and for people to become social entrepreneurs. Community gardens are eligible projects. Funds : $2,500 micro grants or up to $50,000 for collaboration grants. Application Deadline : September 16, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Funding/Farmbill/Pages/Urban-Ag-Grant.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Very Small Meat and Poultry Processor Reimbursement Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : An individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation or any other legal entity. Use : To support the development and expansion of current or future very small meat and poultry processing operations. Funds : Grants are limited to no more than $100,000 per applicant. Application Deadline : September 26, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Funding/Farmbill/Pages/Very-Small-Meat-Processor-Grant.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Agriculture and Youth Grant Program Read more

 

Kinkead named as PA Prison Society board member

(Aug 29, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 29 – State Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, announced today that she is now a board member of the Pennsylvania Prison Society , the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to the pursuit of humane criminal justice. “Incarcerated people have their basic human rights violated on a regular basis in Pennsylvania prisons and correctional facilities throughout America,” Kinkead said. “Our current prison system is inhumane and does not advance the goals of deterring crime or reducing recidivism. It is obvious that major reforms need to happen, and I’m eager to join the PA Prison Society on their mission to create a more rational approach to criminal justice in our state.” An experienced attorney, Kinkead has been a strong voice for criminal justice overhaul since her election to the PA House in 2020. In January, Kinkead co-sponsored and became a fierce advocate for a package of prison reform bills led by state Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Philadelphia. With House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton and Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Beaver/Washington/Greene, currently serving on the board, Kinkead is now the third member of the PA General Assembly to join the board. Founded in 1787 by individuals who signed the Declaration of Independence and later drafted the U.S. Constitution, the Prison Society has been advocating for a more humane and restorative correctional system for more than two centuries. The Read more

 

Kinkead hosts hearing on fusion energy, clean power potential

(Aug 09, 2022)

“I wanted to host this hearing because I wanted to be a part of a conversation with experts to learn about fusion, and – more importantly – understand how Pennsylvania industries could expand with fusion,” state Rep. Emily Kinkead said. “Fusion has the potential to be a clean, sustainable option more closely aligned with renewable energy that could not only be the future for electrical power but also manufacturing and job creation in PA and the U.S.” Read more

 

County Election, Rail Freight, and Environmental Education Funding Opportunity For Your District

(Aug 08, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development: Election Integrity Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania counties. Use : To support the work of county governments and their election offices. Funds : Funding is allocated proportionally based upon the number of registered voters within the county in the previous primary election. Application Deadline : August 15, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/Login.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Rail Freight Assistance Program (Funding Source: Multimodal Transportation Fund) Who May Apply : Freight railroads, freight railroad-served shippers, and economic development entities. Use : To support investment in rail freight infrastructure. Funds : The maximum state funding for a RFAP project is 70 percent of the total project costs, not to exceed $700,000. Application Deadline : September 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/Doing-Business/RailFreightAndPorts/Pages/Grants-and-Loans.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Rail Transportation Assistance Program (Funding Source: General Obligation Debt) Who May Apply : Freight railroads, freight railroad-served Read more

 

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
Dec 05, 2022

Kinkead secures $2 million to expand UPMC Heart Institute
Nov 21, 2022

Kinkead announces over $920K to renovate local infrastructure
Nov 16, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District
Nov 14, 2022

Kinkead, Gaydos introduce legislation to assist owners of landslide-prone properties
Oct 27, 2022

Kinkead: $2.2 million awarded for local redevelopment projects
Oct 27, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities
Oct 19, 2022

Kinkead: Over $83 million secured for Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority
Oct 19, 2022

Testifiers plea for updated Pa. charter school law during policy hearing
Oct 11, 2022

Democratic lawmakers introduce bills focused on protecting reproductive rights
Oct 06, 2022

Women's Re-Entry, Fire Company/EMS, and Open Space Funding Opportunities
Sep 28, 2022

Rep. Emily Kinkead, Sen. Lindsey M. Williams, advocates stress importance of universal school meals legislation for all students
Sep 21, 2022

Fiedler, Kinkead introduce package of reproductive rights legislation
Sep 19, 2022

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities
Sep 13, 2022

Kinkead, Williams celebrate dedication of Chief Vernon Moses Memorial Highway
Sep 08, 2022

Rep. Kinkead's Summer 2022 Print Newsletter
Sep 05, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Youth Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, and Watershed Cooperative Funding Opportunities
Aug 30, 2022

Kinkead named as PA Prison Society board member
Aug 29, 2022

Kinkead hosts hearing on fusion energy, clean power potential
Aug 09, 2022

County Election, Rail Freight, and Environmental Education Funding Opportunity For Your District
Aug 08, 2022