Rep. Kinkead to host women’s resource fair at Ross Community Center

(Jul 25, 2022)

ROSS TOWNSHIP, July 25 – State Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, will host a Women’s Resource Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 30 at the Ross Township Community Center, 1000 Ross Municipal Drive. The three-hour event will feature information on state programs and resources from a variety of community organizations and local professionals focused on uplifting and empowering women and femme-identifying individuals. The resource fair is the culmination of Kinkead’s four-part series on Women’s Empowerment, which included three virtual livestreams on women in leadership, women veterans, and women’s health earlier this year. Visit the official event page for updates. Read more

 

State programs now open for applications

(Jul 25, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Office of the Budget: Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) (Funding Source: General Obligation Debt) Who May Apply : Entities that have a project itemized in a Capital Budget Itemization Act from the past 10 years. List of eligible projects can be found here: Itemized Project Eligible for Funding . Use : The acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects that have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. Funds : Projects must have a $1 million minimum project cost and a 50% match (state funds cannot be used as match). Application Deadline : August 19, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.budget.pa.gov/Programs/RACP/Pages/Main%20Page.aspx . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: DDAP Pregnancy Support Services Grant: July 29, 2022 (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Any entity that is able to serve pregnant or postpartum women in recovery from SUD. - To provide support services to pregnant women and postpartum women in recovery from Substance Use Disorder Read more

 

Housing, Public Health Infrastructure, and Clean Energy Funding Opportunities

(Jul 18, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Pregnancy Support Services Grant (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Any entity that is able to serve pregnant or postpartum women in recovery from SUD. Use : To provide support services to pregnant women and postpartum women in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Funds: Awards up to $600,000. Application Deadline : July 29, 2022. More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Documents/Funding%20documents/GIFA%2022-03%20Pregnancy%20Support%20Service.pdf . Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : School districts, municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in Pennsylvania. Use : To assist in a transition to cleaner fuel transportation. Funds : Up to $300,000 per applicant. Application Deadline : There are two application periods. The program will collect and review all applications submitted by August 26, 2022, and again by December 16, 2022. More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Alternative-Fuels-Incentive-Grant/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Statewide Victim Witness Training Project 2023 Read more

 

Democratic lawmakers introducing bill to prevent out-of-state abortion investigations

(Jul 11, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 14 – As states begin to impose abortion restrictions in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned, Reps. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, Chris Rabb, D-Phila., and Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, are working to ensure Pennsylvania remains a safe haven for people seeking abortions. “It is bad enough that people have to travel hundreds of miles to receive medical care, but the thought that they may be harassed and charged with felonies, it’s outrageous,” Hill-Evans said. “It is not the duty of people on the state payroll to investigate personal health matters; Pennsylvania officials have no business harassing pregnant people on the taxpayer’s dime.” “The Dobbs decision is an assault on bodily autonomy and the half-century during which abortion was constitutionally protected,” said Rabb. “Now that this ruling defers to the states on how to proceed, our legislature should act to prohibit cooperation of state and local government officials with out-of-state investigators regarding the healthcare choices of women and birthing people across our commonwealth.” The legislation they are proposing would prohibit all law enforcement officers, state government departments and their employees, and local government entities and their employees from cooperating with out-of-state investigations into abortions legally obtained in Pennsylvania. The Read more

 

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities

(Jun 20, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Assessing Racial & Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in PA’s Criminal Justice System (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Higher education institutions (public/not-for-profit), nonprofit organizations, and for-profit institutions (i.e., consulting firms). Use : To develop and implement a statewide research initiative to identify current R/ED levels using quantitative methods, understand potential drivers using qualitative methods, and make recommendations to chart a path forward. Funds : Up to $250,000. Application Deadline : July 12, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Victim Advocacy – School District of Philadelphia (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply: Organizations that provide direct services to crime victims and may be operated by a non-profit organization or public (governmental) agency, or a combination of such agencies or organizations. Use : To support students and their families who are victims of violence within the School District of Philadelphia. Funds : Up to $375,000 over three years. PCCD expects to fund one (1) applicant over a three-year project period. Application Deadline : Read more

 

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities

(Jun 01, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Quality Improvement Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : An entity enrolled with the Department’s OLTL as a Medical Assistance provider type 59 and have a signed OLTL-HCBS Waiver Agreement and be actively rendering services to participants in the CHC or OBRA waiver programs or both as of the date of May 1, 2022. Use : To help HCBS providers implement projects to improve the quality of services provided to individuals in the CHC and the OBRA waiver programs. Funds : Up to $40,000 in funding. Application Deadline : December 31, 2022 or until funds are expended. More Information : Click on https://www.dhs.pa.gov/providers/Providers/Pages/Long-Term-Care-Providers.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Work Force Support Grant (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Certified child care providers. Use : To support the work force of DHS certified child care providers. Funds : Amounts vary by award. Application Deadline : June 17, 2022. More Information : Click on https://www.pakeys.org/workforcesupportgrants/ . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program Read more

 

Kinkead Demands Gun Law Reform

(May 26, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Emily Kinkead calls on the GOP majority to help pass sensible firearm reforms that would prevent more incidents of gun violence. Read more

 

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 to host women’s resource fair at Ross Community Center
Jul 25, 2022

State programs now open for applications
Jul 25, 2022

Housing, Public Health Infrastructure, and Clean Energy Funding Opportunities
Jul 18, 2022

Democratic lawmakers introducing bill to prevent out-of-state abortion investigations
Jul 11, 2022

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities
Jun 20, 2022

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities
Jun 01, 2022

Kinkead Demands Gun Law Reform
May 26, 2022

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