Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities

(May 10, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Eligible practitioners with the capacity to provide SUD treatment or SCA-funded case management services at approved practice site(s) and can demonstrate a minimum of two prior years of experience in the SUD field as well as a service commitment of two additional years. Use : To support the supply, distribution and retention of individuals delivering SUD treatment and SCA funded case management services. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : May 26, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Documents/Funding%20documents/GIFA%2022-02%20LoanRepayment_applicationguidance.pdf . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Enhancing Services to Culturally Specific Populations Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : A nonprofit organization for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to one or more of the following racial and ethnic communities: 1) American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts); 2) Asian Americans; 3) Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; 4) Blacks; and 5) Hispanics. Use : To establish, expand, or Read more

 

Now open for applications: Environmental funding opportunities

(Apr 26, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Growing Greener Plus Grants (Funding Source: Environmental Stewardship Fund) Who May Apply : Counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of government, educational institutions, and other authorized watershed organizations. Use : To support watershed restoration and protection, abandoned mine reclamation, and abandoned oil and gas well plugging projects. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : June 24, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Growing-Greener/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grants (Funding Source: Federal Funding – US EPA) Who May Apply : Counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of government, educational institutions, and other authorized watershed organizations. Use : To improve and protect Pennsylvania’s waters from nonpoint source pollution associated with AMD, energy resource extraction, agricultural activities, stormwater runoff, streambank, and shoreline degradation, along with verifying and demonstrating efficacy with enhanced data collection Read more

 

Kinkead: $5.25 million secured to develop local properties

(Apr 26, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, April 26 – More than $5 million in state grant funding has been awarded to various development projects in the city, state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, announced today. “I’m proud to have helped secure these investments that will play an essential role in building the future of the Greater Pittsburgh area,” said Kinkead. “Our region is attracting leading companies across all industries and grant awards like this support crucial redevelopments that will reinforce our appeal to businesses and make Pittsburgh a better place to live, work, and play.” Kinkead emphasized that several of the funded projects include renovations to buildings that have sat unused or succumbed to blight and others will increase river-related opportunities for those living and working in the area, providing further aesthetic enhancement and accessibility to the urban environment. Funds were awarded as follows: $1 million to 1501 Penn Owner LLC : The project will demolish the existing cold storage building located at 1501 Penn Ave. The existing foundations will be retained and incorporated into a new mixed-use office building. The building will include central chilled beam HVAC/supplemental cooling, enhanced indoor air-quality strategies, and supporting water conversation efforts. The project will have a total building area of 951,593 SF, consisting of 537,068 SF of Class A office space across 15 Read more

 

Kinkead, Fontana, Wilson and Essential Utilities deliver $250K to local Boys & Girls Club

(Apr 14, 2022)

NORTHVIEW HEIGHTS, April 14 – Today, state Rep. Emily Kinkead and state Sen. Wayne Fontana, both D-Allegheny, City Councilmember Bobby Wilson and representatives from Essential Utilities held a news conference to present Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania $250,000 to purchase new buses that will help connect transportation-needy communities to afterschool programs. "At Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, we know that too often transportation is the barrier that prevents a child from attending the enriching programming offered at BGCWPA's clubhouses and school-based sites across the region," said BGCWPA Vice President of Operations Melissa Fuller. "Thanks to the leadership of state Senator Fontana, state Representative Kinkead, Councilman Wilson, the Essential Utilities Foundation and others, we will now be able to purchase our own buses to directly connect youth from Northview Heights and other communities throughout Allegheny County to our programming in STEM, arts, literacy, athletics, mentoring and youth workforce readiness, to internship and job shadowing opportunities and so much more at a time when they need us most. Together, both of these awards will transform the lives of children throughout the Pittsburgh region for years to come." Of the $250,000 awarded to BGCWPA, $150,000 came from the Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund and $100,000 came from Read more

 

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

(Apr 05, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT): Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Program (Funding Source: State, Federal, & Private Funding) Who May Apply : Private companies. Use : To develop innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : April 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/projectAndPrograms/p3forpa/Pages/default.aspx . FEDERAL PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial Ethnic Minorities (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Public and private non-profit entities . Use : To provide training and education around the risks of substance use and HIV/AIDS, as well as the integration of a range of services for individuals with HIV/AIDS. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : May 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-22-002 . Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)/Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED): Pennsylvania’s Recovery Housing Read more

 

Policy Hearing: Supporting Local Agriculture

(Mar 02, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing today in Harrisburg that examined the state of local agriculture, how the legislature can support it, and how it can help address food deserts. Read more

 

Trans Children Need Support not Suppression

(Mar 01, 2022)

Here in Pennsylvania it is long past time that elected officials stop using their power to attack trans youth and instead choose to make our commonwealth safe—no matter one’s age, race, ability or gender Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead introduces legislation to memorialize slain police chief

(Feb 16, 2022)

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Feb. 16 – State Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, recently introduced a bill that would dedicate part of U.S. Route 19 to Vernon Moses, the first Ross Township police chief, who was killed in the line of duty 90 years ago. “The Ross Township Police Department is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022, as well as honoring the 90th anniversary of Chief Moses’ death,” Kinkead said. “I believe that it is fitting to honor and memorialize Chief Moses for his service and sacrifice to the residents of Ross Township by dedicating this section of U.S. Route 19 in his name as the Ross Township Police Department celebrates their centennial anniversary.” Kinkead specified that the new legislation would designate the portion of U.S. Route 19 between Ivory Avenue and Cemetery Lane in Ross Township, the area where Moses lost his life, as the Chief Vernon Moses Memorial Highway. “On May 3, 1932, Chief Moses was gunned down while pursuing Prohibition-style gang members who had been violently terrorizing Ross Township. To this day, he remains the only Ross Township police officer to be killed on the job throughout the department’s 100-year history,” Kinkead elaborated. The Ross Township Police Department was enthusiastic upon learning about the bill that would memorialize Moses, stating “We are pleased to have Representative Kinkead and Senator Williams support and introduce legislation to recognize Chief Read more

 

Kinkead: $684,160 awarded to expand local recreation opportunities

(Jan 28, 2022)

AVALON, Jan. 28 – More than $684,000 has been awarded to improve and increase access to existing recreation venues in the Strip District, Avalon, Northview Heights, and Lawrenceville, state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, announced today. “These projects will create new ways to enjoy life for a vast array of people in our community,” said Kinkead. “The bus purchases alone will enable an additional 60 youths per day to access after school and summer programs. The investments in Pittsburgh’s Ballet and Opera, as well as Avalon’s community basketball courts mean that more people across my district will have access to arts and entertainment in transformational ways. I’m very proud that this money will have a direct, positive impact on the lives of our residents.” The funded projects include: $150,000 to purchase buses for Boys & Girls Club dedicated transportation. $179,160 to rehabilitate basketball courts at Avalon Community Park. $150,000 to construct a new seasonal performance venue for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. $205,000 to support the Pittsburgh Opera’s 2022-23 operating costs and public programs. Kinkead said the new buses will serve neighborhoods in Northview Heights and Lawrenceville that previously lacked easy public transportation to access Boys & Girls Club programs. Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Read more

 

Kinsey seeks solutions for problems in Pa. prison system

(Jan 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., held a news conference today with House and Senate colleagues and prison-reform advocates to discuss legislation to help address systemic problems in Pennsylvania’s prison system. Kinsey was joined by House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila., House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, D-Phila., state Reps. Amen Brown, Danilo Burgos, Joe Hohenstein, Darisha Parker and Brian Sims, all D-Phila.; Tim Briggs, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez and Joe Webster, all D-Montgomery; Bob Brooks, R-Westmoreland/Allegheny; Gina Curry, D-Delaware; Manuel Guzman, D-Berks; Dianne Herrin, D-Chester; Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Patty Kim, D-Dauphin; Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny; Maureen Madden, D-Monroe; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery; and Regina Young, D-Delaware/Phila.; along with state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Phila. and Anton Andrew from PA Prison Society. “Right now, in Pennsylvania and the entire United States, we have a prison system that does not work,” Kinsey said. “We must pass legislation to reform this system, so that those incarcerated have a chance to live dignified lives when they’re serving their sentence and when they’ve completed it.” The lawmakers are seeking enactment of several bills that would improve the prison system for incarcerated people and their families as well as save taxpayer dollars, including: Probation and Parole Reform: Earned Compliance Read more

 

Kinkead introduces legislation to protect DNA privacy

(Jan 25, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 25 – Today, state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, introduced the Genetic Materials Privacy and Compensation Act to address exploitation and privacy concerns associated with the rise of at-home genetics testing. “Selling data has become a big business, and quite a lucrative one,” Kinkead said. “People who provide genetic data to a company should have to be notified if their data is being sold and receive a piece of the profit their data generates.” With the GMPCA, which is H.B. 2283 , Kinkead aims to create more transparency in what the harvested data is used for and secure financial compensation for individuals when their data is used for profit. “Many Americans who used at-home genetics tests signed a vague agreement that relinquished data rights to their own genetic material, while under the impression that any alternative use would further non-profit medical research. People are often unaware their DNA is likely to be sold, for profit, to data collection and research companies. In other words, they are being exploited to enrich private corporations. Learning details about your family history is great – but it shouldn’t come at the cost of the rights to your personal and genetic data.” Kinkead likened the misuse of data from at-home genetic tests to the legacy of Henrietta Lacks, whose cervical cells were collected without her knowledge or consent and then used over decades in hundreds of Read more

 

Lawmakers to seek easier name-change process for LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians

(Jan 20, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 20 – Members of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus are introducing legislation that would destigmatize and create a safer and easier name-change process for LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians, especially transgender, non-binary and gender expansive people in the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is a bipartisan and bicameral caucus made up of members of the General Assembly whose mission is to advocate for equality for LGBTQ+ communities across Pennsylvania. Reps. Brian Sims, D-Phila., Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, and Sen. Katie Muth, D-Berks/Chester/Montgomery, are co-chairs of the caucus. Spurred by a Pennsylvania Senate Policy Committee hearing on the barriers in Pennsylvania for the transgender community in June 2021, members of the caucus worked with stakeholders to draft six key pieces of legislation to update Pennsylvania’s antiquated name change process and provide funding and safeguards for those seeking to change their name. The legislative package is being co-authored by Frankel and Muth, Reps. Nancy Guenst, D-Montgomery/Phila., Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, Ben Sanchez, D-Montgomery, Melissa Shusterman, D-Montgomery, and Joe Webster, D-Montgomery; and state Sens. Amanda Cappelletti, D-Delaware/Montgomery, Tim Kearney, D-Chester/Delaware, and Lindsey Williams, D-Allegheny. Co-sponsorship memorandums have been circulated and the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is calling on their colleagues in both chambers to sign onto these important Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead announces over $212,000 for local outdoor recreation projects

(Dec 30, 2021)

State Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, announced today that a local trail and a park in the city will receive major updates thanks to more than $212,000 in state grant funds. Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead and House Democrats defend election integrity

(Dec 15, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 15 – Today, state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, was joined by fellow House Democrats for a news conference at the state Capitol where they voiced their opposition to H.B. 1800 , recent attempts by the GOP-led legislature to subvert the legislative process; and ongoing efforts by the Republican majority to undermine elections in Pennsylvania. “Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania have made it clear that they do not trust our elections – except for elections that put members of their own party in power,” said Kinkead. “The Republican majority has wasted myriad resources over the last year by attacking our democratic institutions and repeatedly weaponizing constitutional amendments. All of this is being done while we are abdicating our responsibility to help Pennsylvanians who are struggling.” Rep. Manny Guzman, D-Berks, also spoke fiercely against the recent Republican-led legislation. “House Bill 1800 is the latest attempt to restrict access to the ballot box,” Guzman said. “Make no mistake, this is a well-coordinated effort to diminish voting participation in our Brown and Black communities. The restrictive use of drop boxes, shortening the window to register to vote, barriers to applying for mail-in ballots and submitting those mail-in ballots only begins to scratch the surface of the explicit measures targeting marginalized groups. Rather than proposing legislation that restricts access to the Read more

 

Kinkead announces $2.25 million to redevelop local buildings

(Dec 07, 2021)

STRIP DISTRICT, Dec. 7 – State Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, announced today that three buildings in the Strip District will receive major renovations thanks to $2.25 million in state grant funding from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. “I am overjoyed to announce these crucial developments for the Strip District,” Kinkead said. “It is a great success when we can transform abandoned properties into spaces that will grow our local economy and provide additional housing for our residents. “I am especially excited by the new developments at 3 Crossings that will expand riverfront access for residents and visitors by creating sidewalks, a new road, and public plazas. The Allegheny River is our local treasure, and I will continue advocating for projects that increase river-related opportunities.” RACP funds have been allocated by the Office of the Budget to redevelop buildings at the following locations: 1501 Penn Ave. - $1 million to demolish the existing cold storage building and construct a new building featuring 537,068 square feet of Class A office space, 21,301 square feet of retail space and various exterior improvements including sidewalks, trees and bike racks. 3 Crossings - $750,000 to transform the former cardboard factory into a mixed-use neighborhood by developing 600,000 square feet of office space, Read more

 

Kinkead: $125,000 awarded for local infrastructure project

(Nov 19, 2021)

BRIGHTON HEIGHTS, Nov. 19 – The Allegheny Land Trust will receive $125,000 in state grant funding to create a rainwater management system within the Woods Run watershed, state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, announced today. The funds were awarded through the Watershed Restoration Protection Program by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The project proposes to revitalize the former St. John’s Hospital site along McClure Avenue by creating rain gardens to manage stormwater runoff for a nearly 3-acre area. “I am overjoyed to announce this important investment in our community,” Kinkead said. “These rain gardens will mitigate water pollution during floods, while enhancing the aesthetic beauty of the area and revitalizing land that has sat unused for far too long. I will continue to fight for projects that provide crucial upgrades to our infrastructure and make our communities more livable.” The Watershed Restoration Protection Program, which aims to restore and maintain restored streams impaired by the uncontrolled discharge of polluted runoff, is one of the programs funded by Act 13 of 2012, which provides for the distribution of unconventional gas well impact fees. More information on CFA grant programs can be found here . Read more

 

Kinkead: $11 million-plus in state financing awarded to Allegheny Co. projects

(Nov 10, 2021)

Projects support affordable and safe housing, medical care for vulnerable residents and address food insecurity Read more

 

Kinkead named to board of ALCOSAN by Pittsburgh City Council

(Oct 19, 2021)

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

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities
May 10, 2022

Now open for applications: Environmental funding opportunities
Apr 26, 2022

Kinkead: $5.25 million secured to develop local properties
Apr 26, 2022

Kinkead, Fontana, Wilson and Essential Utilities deliver $250K to local Boys & Girls Club
Apr 14, 2022

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities
Apr 05, 2022

Policy Hearing: Supporting Local Agriculture
Mar 02, 2022

Trans Children Need Support not Suppression
Mar 01, 2022

Rep. Kinkead introduces legislation to memorialize slain police chief
Feb 16, 2022

Kinkead: $684,160 awarded to expand local recreation opportunities
Jan 28, 2022

Kinsey seeks solutions for problems in Pa. prison system
Jan 26, 2022

Kinkead introduces legislation to protect DNA privacy
Jan 25, 2022

Lawmakers to seek easier name-change process for LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians
Jan 20, 2022

Rep. Kinkead announces over $212,000 for local outdoor recreation projects
Dec 30, 2021

Rep. Kinkead and House Democrats defend election integrity
Dec 15, 2021

Kinkead announces $2.25 million to redevelop local buildings
Dec 07, 2021

Kinkead: $125,000 awarded for local infrastructure project
Nov 19, 2021

Kinkead: $11 million-plus in state financing awarded to Allegheny Co. projects
Nov 10, 2021

Kinkead named to board of ALCOSAN by Pittsburgh City Council
Oct 19, 2021

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