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Grants available as of Tuesday, Feb. 27

(Feb 27, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Education: Tutoring Program for Adults Grant Who May Apply: School districts, intermediate units, area career and technical centers/vocational-technical schools, community colleges, literacy councils, local libraries, community-based organizations, any other educational entity recognized by the Secretary of education for providing appropriate and effective adult or family literacy programs. Use: Funds may be used to provide adult literacy education for eligible adults, family literacy education for eligible parents and children, training for volunteer adult literacy education instructors, and administration, support services for learns, and outreach activities. Funds: $1.084 million in funds is expected to be awarded. Application Deadline: March 20, 2024 More information: PDE Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Assessing Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System Who May Apply: Institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, or for-profit institutions. Organizations must have experience, expertise, and credibility to conduct key project deliverables associated with this funding announcement. Use: To pay for expenses directly related to the activities, management and coordination of the project, to provide stipends/compensation for individuals contributing to qualitative research activities, for other costs necessary for project implementation. Funds: Read more

 

Grant Programs Open for Application: Conservation, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(Feb 12, 2024)

Below are multiple grant programs that are currently open for applications, as of Feb. 8, 2024. NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Community and Economic Development: CDFI Network Historically Disadvantaged Business Assistance Program Who May Apply: Small businesses that are at least 51% owned and operated by disadvantaged individuals that historically lacked access to financial services (as defined by the U.S. Treasury), generate annual revenues of less than $1 million, employ 25 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, and have been in operation on or before March 17, 2020. Use: Funds may be used for, but not limited to, working capital, inventory, equipment, safety and security equipment, marketing, and costs to support the ongoing operation of the business. Funds: $10.5 million in federal ARPA funds are available for grants that will range from $2,500 to $10,000. Application Deadline: Feb. 23, 2024 More information: CDFI Network Website Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: All-Terrain Vehicle and Snowmobile Program Who May Apply: Municipalities, non-profit organizations, and for profit organizations Use: Planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation, or equipment purchase for ATV and/or snowmobile trails and facilities, ATV and/or snowmobile educational programs. Funds: Funding comes from the ATV Management Read more

 

Kinkead introduces resolution to recognize International Day of Women and Girls in Science

(Feb 09, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 9 – A resolution to officially recognize Feb. 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science has been introduced by state Rep. Emily Kinkead. “Celebrating women scientists like Rachel Carson, Marie Curie and Hedy Lamarr is essential to inspiring the next generation of women leaders in STEM,” Kinkead said. “Establishing the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in our state would provide a great opportunity to highlight the significant contributions women have made to the field, which continue to be undermined and ignored. We need to do more to make women and especially young girls feel welcome and included in this field and that’s what this resolution is all about.” Kinkead, who earned a B.S. in biology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, said that women only hold about one-third of existing research positions in STEM and that encouraging more diverse viewpoints in science has been proven to greatly expand innovation. The resolution ( H.R. 295 ) was unanimously reported out of the House Tourism and Economic and Recreational Development Committee on Feb. 5. Read more

 

Grants available as of Tuesday, Jan. 30

(Jan 30, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Environmental Protection: Small Business Advantage Grant Who May Apply: For-profit businesses registered to do business in Pennsylvania with 100 or fewer full time equivalent employees. Use: To install equipment/material resulting in energy efficiency improvements or pollution prevent, natural resource or energy conservation, reduction of environmental contamination from air emissions and water effluents, or to develop and apply environmental improvement technologies and methods. Funds: DEP expects to award approximately $1 million in grants. Application Deadline: March 22, 2024, or until program funds are exhausted. More information: DEP Website Department of Health: WalkWorks Grant Who May Apply: Municipalities and metropolitan and rural planning organizations. Use: Funds will be available to applicants to assist with the development of a plan, which will identify and prioritize projects related to modes of active transportation with an emphasis on walking, biking, using a wheelchair, and public transit. Funds: Funding will depend on the number of applications received and the amounts requested. Application Deadline: March 22, 2024 More information: DOH Website Liquor Control Board: Reducing Underage Drinking and Dangerous Drinking Grant Who May Apply: School districts, including trade and technical schools, institutions of higher education, municipal representatives, nonprofit and for-profit Read more

 

NEWLY LISTED GRANT PROGRAMS: Cultural, Educational, Environmental, Public Safety, and Redevelopment

(Jan 17, 2024)

Commission on Crime and Delinquency: School Safety and Security Grant Program Who May Apply: School districts, intermediate units, area career and technical schools, charter schools, cyber charter schools, regional charter schools, approved private schools, chartered school for the education of the deaf or the blind, private residential rehabilitative institutions, municipalities, law enforcement agencies, and approved vendors. Use: Municipalities, law enforcement and approved vendors are limited to apply to provide school security personnel services within schools. Schools can apply for programs that address safety and security, including but not limited to, safety and security assessments, conflict resolution or dispute management strategies, school-wide positive behavior support, school-based diversion programs, peer help programs, classroom management, training, and more. Funds: A total of $32,179,000, which includes $26,345,000 from the $50 million allocated for the School Safety and Security Grant Fund and $5,834,000 allocated from the FY23-24 Targeted School Safety Grant Program, is being announced to support this initiative. Application Deadline: February 29, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: School Mental Health Grants Who May Apply: School Districts, Intermediate Units, Area Career and Technical Schools, Charter Schools, Regional Charter Schools, and Cyber Read more

 

Kinkead celebrates $525,000 for community projects

(Jan 16, 2024)

Gaming grants fund local recreation, infrastructure Read more

 

Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities

(Jan 03, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Human Services: OCDEL Keystone STARS Continuous Quality Improvement Who May Apply: Eligible childcare providers will be notified via an eligibility letter from their Early Learning Resource Center. Providers must meet the requirements outlined here . Use: Staff qualifications and professional development, early childhood education programs, partnerships with families and communities, leadership and management, and accreditation costs. Funds: Grant amounts vary by provider. Grant funding comes from $12 million of federal Childcare Development Fund funds. Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2024 More information: Keystone STARS Website Department of Transportation: State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive Program Who May Apply: To be eligible for STIC Incentive funding, the STIC or other equivalent task force, committee or group must be formally established with a charter, include public and private members, meet regularly, and comprehensively consider sources of innovation. Use: The State Transportation Innovation Council Incentive Program provides funding to help STICs foster a culture of innovation and make innovations standard practice in their states. Examples of allowable activities include but are not limited to: developing standards and specifications; developing training to facilitate widespread use of innovation, developing memoranda of agreement; preparing a report summarizing the lessons Read more

 

Rep. Kinkead's 2023 Year in Review Newsletter

(Jan 02, 2024)

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Free 2024 Capitol Calendar

(Jan 02, 2024)

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Kinkead announces $550,000 in ARPA funding for local projects

(Dec 19, 2023)

Federal funds to support water infrastructure, history organization Read more

 

PA House passes bill to restore Medicaid coverage for dental services

(Dec 12, 2023)

Bipartisan legislation would provide dental benefits to Medical Assistance recipients Read more

 

Grants available as of Tuesday, Dec. 12

(Dec 12, 2023)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Office of the Budget: Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) Who May Apply: Applicants must have been previously itemized in a Capital Budget Project Itemization Act. Use: Applicants can use funds for the purposes prescribed in the Capital Budget Project Itemization Act. Funds: Varied. Application Deadline: January 12, 2024 More information: OB website PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Local law enforcement agencies, campus or university police, railroad or street railway police, airport authority police, and county park police. Use: Funding is explicitly to support Act 120 training and recruitment activities for law enforcement officers that will take place between Oct. 19, 2023 and June 30, 2025. Funds: $14 million in federal COVID Relief (ARPA) is available. PCCD anticipates this funding being able to support approximately 2,000 new fulltime officers statewide. Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all funding is committed, at which point the application period will close. More information: PCCD Website Department of Aging: Senior Community Center Grants Who May Apply: Pennsylvania Senior Community Centers with an existing, contractual relationship with an Area Agency on Aging. Use: To help Pennsylvania’s Senior Community Centers increase Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application, Dec. 4

(Dec 04, 2023)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Aging: Senior Community Center Grants Who May Apply: Pennsylvania Senior Community Centers with an existing, contractual relationship with an Area Agency on Aging. Use: To help Pennsylvania’s Senior Community Centers increase participation and programming Funds: Up to $2 million in grant funding is available. Grants vary depending on staff levels. Application Deadline: December 15, 2023 More information: Aging Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Violence Intervention and Prevention Who May Apply: Community-based organizations with 501(c)(3) designation, institutions of higher education, municipalities, district attorneys, and counties, Use: Effective local intervening and preventive measures to stop gun and group violence that is occurring across the state in both the short- and long-term Funds: $40 million in state funding is available for two tracks: VIP Grants: Applicants can request up to 50% of their operating budget up to $950,00 total. Coordinated Community Violence Intervention Strategies Projects (CCVI): Applicants can request up to $3 million in total funding over a 36-month period (funding match required). PCCD anticipates approving only 2-3 CCVI projects. Application Deadline: January 18, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Department of Community and Economic Development: Read more

 

Grant Programs Accepting Applications

(Nov 13, 2023)

NEWLY OPENED PROGRAMS Council on the Arts: Arts Organizations and Arts Programs Who May Apply: Nonprofit organizations and municipalities with at least two years of consistent arts programming in Pennsylvania and an average arts revenue over $200,000. School districts providing arts programming/services are also eligible. Use: Eligible uses of funds include, but are not limited to, operating, programming or project expenditures. Application Deadline: Jan. 17, 2024 More information: Arts Website Historical & Museum Commission: Empowered History Micro-Grant Program Who May Apply: Any community group or member of a community with historical materials located in Pennsylvania. Highest priority is given to organizations with demonstrated financial need and historical material from communities that are underrepresented in the historical record. Use: Enable communities to preserve and share their history through purchases that capture, preserve or disseminate community history, such as but not limited to, archival boxes, digital projects, educational materials, equipment to improve storage, and more. Funds: Grants will be awarded in amounts between $100 and $1,000 Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2024 More information: PHMC Website PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Read more

 

State grant programs open for applications as of Monday, Oct. 23

(Oct 23, 2023)

PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Historical & Museum Commission: Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program Who May Apply: Museums that are in Pennsylvania with annual operating budgets exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services) and at least one full-time professional staff person and that are not supported by other state agency funding programs and official County Historical Societies designated as the official historical society for the county. Use: The goal of this program is to strengthen Pennsylvania’s museums and allow applicants to determine how to use funds for operating expenses. Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, salaries, benefits, insurance, food service, travel, professional development, marketing, and equipment. Funds: Grant awards range from $2,500 to $65,000. Application Deadline: November 7, 2023 More information: PHMC Website Department of Community and Economic Development: Pennsylvania Strategic Investments to Enhance Sites (PA SITES) Program Who May Apply: Municipality, Economic Development Organization, Redevelopment Authorities, Municipal Authorities, Industrial Development Agencies. For-profit businesses are not eligible to apply for the PA SITES Program. However, an eligible applicant may apply for a site owned and controlled by the eligible applicant or may apply in partnership with a private Read more

 

Kinkead: $37 million secured to replace waterlines

(Oct 20, 2023)

PWSA awarded low-interest loans, grant to support water infrastructure Read more

 

Educational, Environmental, Public Safety, and Redevelopment Grant Opportunities

(Oct 16, 2023)

PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Please note: On Oct. 10, PCCD announced The Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program deadline has been extended to 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2023. Department of Environmental Protection: Coastal Zone Grant Program Who May Apply: Municipalities, area-wide agencies, state agencies, educational institutions (school districts, colleges, universities, other institutions of higher learning), conservation districts, port authorities, public authorities, or incorporated nonprofit organizations. Use: Grants may be applied to a wide variety of studies, plans, designs, research, acquisition, and construction projects pertaining to one or more of the established Coastal Resources Management Program policies. Projects must be located within the Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone or the Lake Erie Coastal Zone boundaries. Funds: Grant funding is provided to DEP from the Office for Coastal Management through NOAA. Application Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2023 More information: DEP Website Pennsylvania Department of Education Nita M. Lowey 21 st Century Community Learning Centers Cohort 12 Who May Apply: P ublic school districts, charter schools, private schools, nonprofit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, Indian tribes or tribal organizations and for-profit corporations. Applicants must Read more

 

Kinkead welcomes $229,000 for Brighton Heights green space

(Oct 10, 2023)

DCNR grant to aid revitalization of former St. John’s Hospital site Read more

 

Allegheny Dems call out GOP for holding universities’ funding hostage

(Sep 21, 2023)

“These elected officials hold extreme views, and some of our state’s brightest students are paying the price for those beliefs, literally, through tuition hikes that could have been prevented had Republican leaders supported the spending package we voted on in July," Kinkead said. Read more

 

Safety, Housing, Environmental, and Redevelopment Funding Opportunities

(Sep 12, 2023)

PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: COVID Mitigation for Counties Who May Apply : This funding is available to 66 Pennsylvania counties. Each county’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board will be responsible for coordinating the application for their county and local confinement facilities, as funding is limited to that purpose. Use : Per the requirements of the CDC’s award, this grant has 15 allowable activities which are designed to detect, diagnose, trace, and monitor SARS–CoV–2 and COVID–19 infections, and mitigate the spread of COVID–19 in confinement facilities. These activities include hiring personnel related to testing/mitigation efforts, purchasing laboratory equipment used for COVID-19 testing, purchasing supplies, test kits, and other tools related to rapid identification of COVID-19, contracting with testing agencies, purchasing software and technology to track COVID-19, and other related activities. Funds : A total of $9,624,626 is available to 66 counties. Application Deadline : September 19, 2023 More information : PCCD Website Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2024-25 Medical Marijuana Act Enforcement Who May Apply : Eligibility for these funds is open to municipalities and regional police departments proposing to implement projects and programs Read more

 

Grants available as of Tuesday, Feb. 27
Feb 27, 2024

Grant Programs Open for Application: Conservation, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Feb 12, 2024

Kinkead introduces resolution to recognize International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Feb 09, 2024

Grants available as of Tuesday, Jan. 30
Jan 30, 2024

NEWLY LISTED GRANT PROGRAMS: Cultural, Educational, Environmental, Public Safety, and Redevelopment
Jan 17, 2024

Kinkead celebrates $525,000 for community projects
Jan 16, 2024

Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities
Jan 03, 2024

Rep. Kinkead's 2023 Year in Review Newsletter
Jan 02, 2024

Free 2024 Capitol Calendar
Jan 02, 2024

Kinkead announces $550,000 in ARPA funding for local projects
Dec 19, 2023

PA House passes bill to restore Medicaid coverage for dental services
Dec 12, 2023

Grants available as of Tuesday, Dec. 12
Dec 12, 2023

State Grant Programs Open For Application, Dec. 4
Dec 04, 2023

Grant Programs Accepting Applications
Nov 13, 2023

State grant programs open for applications as of Monday, Oct. 23
Oct 23, 2023

Kinkead: $37 million secured to replace waterlines
Oct 20, 2023

Educational, Environmental, Public Safety, and Redevelopment Grant Opportunities
Oct 16, 2023

Kinkead welcomes $229,000 for Brighton Heights green space
Oct 10, 2023

Allegheny Dems call out GOP for holding universities’ funding hostage
Sep 21, 2023

Safety, Housing, Environmental, and Redevelopment Funding Opportunities
Sep 12, 2023