Kinkead named to board of ALCOSAN by Pittsburgh City Council

(30 minutes ago)

State rep is committed to clean water, environment for region Read more

 

Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities

(Sep 21, 2021)

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

 

Kinkead secures $60,000 DHS grant for local trauma-focused nonprofit

(Aug 31, 2021)

State Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, has secured a grant through the Department of Human Services for Infinite Lifestyle Solutions, a nonprofit group based in Brighton Heights. Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead’s weekly email update - Road projects, end to prison gerrymandering, supporting our local farms and more!

(Aug 26, 2021)

I had a such a fantastic time at the Open House & 15th Anniversary Celebration for Tree Pittsburgh last week! It was a privilege witnessing their hard work to replenish Pittsburgh's urban forest, as well as their beautiful new facility in Lawrenceville. Meeting one of their cats, Opossum the Mouser, was the icing on the cake! Read more

 

Helping troubled youth, grant program for volunteer fire and EMS and more!

(Aug 19, 2021)

I am humbled and honored to have been appointed by House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton to serve on the State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision. Read more

 

Kinkead appointed to state council for interstate compact

(Aug 16, 2021)

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16 – State Rep. Emily Kinkead has been appointed by House Democratic leadership to serve on the State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision. The council is the Pennsylvania arm of the Interstate Commission for Juveniles, which was established to fulfill the objective of the Interstate Compact for Juveniles. This compact is focused on protecting juveniles within and between states. A total of 41 states belong to the compact, with Pennsylvania joining in 2004. Member states are charged with opening an investigation to ensure any juvenile runaways are returned to safe homes. The commission works to ensure the safety of communities and victims of juvenile offenders and to keep track of children who are placed in the juvenile system. “ I am honored to be appointed by Leader Joanna McClinton to Pennsylvania’s State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision,” said Kinkead, D-Allegheny. “This council oversees Pennsylvania’s participation in an interstate compact that works to help troubled children, whether they're a runaway, are a juvenile offender, or both. Its lofty goal is to keep kids out of the adult system and put them on a path to thrive. I am proud to be part of that.” More information can be found at the following link: https://www.juvenilecompact.org/ . Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead's Weekly Update - District 20 happenings, Eviction moratorium reminder, Pennie enrollment deadline and more!

(Aug 12, 2021)

I enjoyed spending time at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, the state’s largest outdoor agricultural exposition. The three-day annual event, hosted by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, showcases a variety of education programs, current research, and the latest agricultural equipment and technology. Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead;s Weekly Email Update - Continuing HD Tour, Eviction Moratorium Extension, Grant Opportunities, and more!

(Aug 05, 2021)

As a part of my ongoing tour of District 20, on Monday, August 2, I visited the 3 Crossings site in the Strip District. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities

(Aug 05, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Small Business Advantage Grant Program (Funding Source: Recycling Fund & Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund) Who May Apply : Registered Pennsylvania for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and which are taxed as a for-profit business. Use : To purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment, or adopt waste reduction processes. Examples of eligible projects include HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency LED lighting, digital X-ray equipment, solvent recovery systems, water and waste recycling processes, auxiliary power units (APUs), and agricultural BMPs. Projects must save the small business a minimum of $500 and at least 25% annually in energy consumption or pollution related expenses. Natural resource protection projects must quantify the reduction of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment loadings reaching the receiving waterway. Funds : 50% matching reimbursement grants up to a maximum of $5,000. Application Deadline : First-come, first-served until funds are expended . More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/SmallBusinessOmbudsmanOffice/Pages/Small%20Business%20Advantage%20Grant.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: ATV/Snowmobile Grants Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead's Weekly Update - UC fraud alert, out and about in District 20 and more!

(Jul 29, 2021)

My team and I were honored to take part in the recent Day of Hope to benefit the Light of Life Rescue Mission, which provides food, shelter, and hope to those experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction. Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - Successful community sustainability event, highlighting urban agriculture and more!

(Jul 22, 2021)

As part of Urban Agriculture Week, I was happy to visit Freeman Family Farm & Greenhouse and Sankofa Village Community Garden/ Farms on Tuesday with Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. Urban agriculture is a constantly growing part of the industry and you might be surprised to know that there are many great urban farming locations in our local communities and across our state! It’s also where we find the highest number of farmers of color and I'm happy to support them and encourage more of our urban communities to take part! Read more

 

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

 

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - Fighting for affordable health care, UC work requirement reminder, police misconduct database unveiled and more!

(Jul 16, 2021)

For far too many Pennsylvanians, costs for the medicine they need to stay healthy are out of reach. Too many of our friends, family, and neighbors find themselves being forced to ration life-saving medications, or go without entirely. Read more

 

Runaway drug costs, surprise billing subject of new legislation

(Jul 13, 2021)

State Reps. Dan Frankel and Emily Kinkead introduced legislation to lower costs for prescription drugs and prevent surprise billing for “facility fees” to keep health care affordable and accessible for Pennsylvanians Read more

 

Prescription drug pricing reforms essential for public health, and economy

(Jul 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 12 -- State Representatives Emily Kinkead and Eddie Day Pashinski today hosted a public hearing to discuss the need for drastic reforms to drive down the costs of prescription drugs for the well-being of Pennsylvanians who rely on medications for an improved quality of life. The hearing, a meeting of the Policy Committee’s Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People, included testimony on how prescription drug pricing is calculated, some of the cost drivers and legislative action needed to regulate pricing. Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, chair of the subcommittee, and legislators from across the state joined both in person and online for the discussion. Sean Zmenkowski, a constituent services advisor for Rep. Kinkead, shared his experience as a type one diabetic reliant on insulin to survive and the career choices he has had to make in order to maintain access to life-sustaining medication. “Far too many Pennsylvanians have to make painful choices regarding life-saving medications – going without or rationing their medicine – either option is inexcusable,” said state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny. “I remain committed to working with my colleagues to come up with solutions, including a prescription drug importation program, to ensure the prescription drugs our residents need are accessible and affordable. It’s clear we need long-term solutions to help our residents, and we can make it happen.” Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - UC system updates, emergency food assistance, Rx drug prices hearing, bird virus info and more!

(Jul 08, 2021)

On Monday, July 12 at 1 PM, please join Rep. Eddie Pashinski and me for a special virtual policy hearing about prescription drug prices and how we’re working to reduce the costs of the medications you need. Read more

 

Kinkead, Pashinski to discuss driving down drug costs

(Jul 08, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 8 – The runaway costs of prescription medication will be the focus of a virtual hearing of the Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People hosted by state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, Emily Kinkead and Eddie Day Pashinski. The hearing will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 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 . Kinkead, D-Allegheny, and Pashinski, D-Luzerne, will be joined by Subcommittee Chair Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss innovative approaches to reducing drug costs, providing pathways to low-cost prescriptions, and how drug costs factor into Pennsylvania’s healthcare framework. Information about this and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

Kinkead: Pittsburgh to receive nearly $267K for traffic signal upgrades

(Jul 07, 2021)

PITTSBURGH, July 7 – $266,736 in state transportation funds have been awarded to the city of Pittsburgh to expand the city’s fiber optic network to connect traffic signals to its Traffic Management Center, state Rep. Emily Kinkead announced today. Kinkead, D-Pittsburgh, said the grant comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Green Light-Go program. The grants reimburse municipalities for updates to improve traffic signal efficiency and operation. The funds can be used for upgrades and improvements such as light-emitting diode technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies. “This investment is vital, not just for traffic flow, but to ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians across our city,” Kinkead said. “Upgrades like these will allow Pittsburgh to have the most up-to-date technology to relieve congestion and improve traffic flow.” This grant is part of a package of more than $15.6 million awarded across Pennsylvania for signal upgrades in 50 municipalities under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Green Light-Go program. Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - Missed opportunities, prescription drug prices, gun violence prevention resources and more!

(Jul 01, 2021)

From the beginning of the budget process, it was crystal clear we had serious problems to solve, and we still do. People are continuing to struggle and suffer. All told, we had $10 billion dollars we could have spent to help them get back on their feet and recover from the pandemic.Unfortunately, instead of enacting a moral and compassionate budget that spent the lion’s share of these funds to help the people of Pennsylvania, Republicans put together a callous budget with peanuts to help our struggling constituents. Read more

 

A list of grant opportunities available right now

(Jun 30, 2021)

From support for local businesses to job training, there are a number of grant funding opportunities in Pennsylvania. Here's a look at what's available right now: STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Driving PA Forward Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program (Funding Source: State Mitigation Trust - Volkswagen Emissions Settlement) Who May Apply : Business, charitable organizations, incorporated nonprofits, local government entities, school districts, and other entities. Use : 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. Funds : Maximum rebates of $4,000 per plug for full public access and networked charging projects, $3,500 per plug for multi-unit dwelling projects and $3,000 per plug for all other eligible projects, including workplace charging. Application Deadline : First come, first-served. More Information : Click on https://gis.dep.pa.gov/drivingpaforward/ . Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Children’s Trust Fund (Funding Source: Children’s Trust Fund) Who May Apply : Any organization operating in Pennsylvania that provides direct services and meets the criteria in this Request for Applications (“RFA”) is eligible to apply. Use : To support community-based child abuse and neglect Read more

 

Kinkead named to board of ALCOSAN by Pittsburgh City Council
30 minutes ago

Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities
Sep 21, 2021

Kinkead secures $60,000 DHS grant for local trauma-focused nonprofit
Aug 31, 2021

Rep. Kinkead’s weekly email update - Road projects, end to prison gerrymandering, supporting our local farms and more!
Aug 26, 2021

Helping troubled youth, grant program for volunteer fire and EMS and more!
Aug 19, 2021

Kinkead appointed to state council for interstate compact
Aug 16, 2021

Rep. Kinkead's Weekly Update - District 20 happenings, Eviction moratorium reminder, Pennie enrollment deadline and more!
Aug 12, 2021

Rep. Kinkead;s Weekly Email Update - Continuing HD Tour, Eviction Moratorium Extension, Grant Opportunities, and more!
Aug 05, 2021

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities
Aug 05, 2021

Rep. Kinkead's Weekly Update - UC fraud alert, out and about in District 20 and more!
Jul 29, 2021

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - Successful community sustainability event, highlighting urban agriculture and more!
Jul 22, 2021

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

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - Fighting for affordable health care, UC work requirement reminder, police misconduct database unveiled and more!
Jul 16, 2021

Runaway drug costs, surprise billing subject of new legislation
Jul 13, 2021

Prescription drug pricing reforms essential for public health, and economy
Jul 12, 2021

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - UC system updates, emergency food assistance, Rx drug prices hearing, bird virus info and more!
Jul 08, 2021

Kinkead, Pashinski to discuss driving down drug costs
Jul 08, 2021

Kinkead: Pittsburgh to receive nearly $267K for traffic signal upgrades
Jul 07, 2021

Rep. Kinkead’s Weekly Update - Missed opportunities, prescription drug prices, gun violence prevention resources and more!
Jul 01, 2021

A list of grant opportunities available right now
Jun 30, 2021