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

 

Rep. Pisciottano's 2023 Fall Newsletter

(Oct 01, 2023)

Dear Neighbor, my second term as your state representativehas been even more productive than my first – I’ve made great progress over the past several months on legislation to move Pennsylvania forward. I am so grateful for the opportunity to represent our corner of Allegheny County in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 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

 

Transportation, Safety, Housing, and Redevelopment Opportunities

(Aug 21, 2023)

PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development: Keystone Communities Program Who May Apply : Units of local government, redevelopment and/or housing authorities, nonprofit organizations to include economic development organizations, housing corporations, etc., community development corporations, business improvement districts, neighborhood improvement districts, and similar organizations incorporated as authorities. Use : Multiple uses, including: Planning grants (address a particular need or circumstance within a community, undertake a study relevant to an identified need, or study the results of implementing a specific activity) Implementation grants (assist designated KC program communities in implementing critical components of their approved Five-Year Strategy) Façade grants (to stimulate private investment in properties, foster an attractive environment, and preserve the architectural heritage of properties and communities. The grant funds may be used for primary street-facing, exterior building improvements in a defined target area of a downtown or neighborhood such as storefront signs, exterior façade painting, design assistance, etc.) Development grants (available to fund a variety of physical improvements, see program guidelines for full list) Public improvement grants (available to assist communities in a variety of development projects to help Read more

 

Allegheny County schools awarded $900K for fresh fruit and vegetables

(Aug 15, 2023)

Federal grants supplement universal free school breakfast Read more

 

More than $6.3 million awarded to enhance traffic safety in Allegheny County

(Aug 14, 2023)

“With more than $6.3 million in grants from the Green Light-Go Program, we can begin to enhance traffic security in Allegheny County, making our roads, and our communities, safer for all residents,” said Rep. Nick Pisciottano, delegation chairman. “As a board member of the Pittsburgh Regional Transit, improving our infrastructure is one of my top priorities.” Read more

 

The UPS Contract is a win for ALL workers

(Jul 26, 2023)

"A rising tide lifts all boats" -- President John F. Kennedy Read more

 

Pisciottano, Rozzi rally with Pittsburgh UPS workers

(Jul 21, 2023)

"I will always stand on the side of working people and am hopeful that UPS will come to the table and negotiate a fair contract with their workers," Pisciottano said. Read more

 

$115K awarded to help Allegheny County veterans in need

(Jul 14, 2023)

PITTSBURGH, July 14 – Pittsburgh area veterans will benefit from new supports and services thanks to $115,000 in funding to three area organizations providing housing, jobs and other critical assistance, members of the Allegheny County Democratic Delegation to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives announced today. The funding from the Veterans’ Trust Fund includes $40,000 to Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard for support services to homeless veterans, $40,000 to Pittsburgh Hires Veterans for employment services, and $35,000 to Operation Troop Appreciation for financial assistance. “Life is not always easy for those returning home from service. Veterans may struggle with post-traumatic stress and face other obstacles that make it hard to reconnect with their community, find work and afford basic life services,” said Delegation Chair state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny. “Today’s funding will help Operation Troop Appreciation do what they do so well – provide critical connections and financial assistance to fellow veterans needing this support. ” “After serving our nation, no veteran should have to feel the anxiety and indignities that go with not having a place to call home,” said state Rep. La’Tasha D. Mayes, D-Allegheny. “This new funding won’t solve the problem of veteran homelessness, but it will help support an important Read more

 

Pisciottano supports state budget

(Jul 06, 2023)

Highlights education funding, zero tax increases Read more

 

Allegheny House Dems issue statement on PA budget

(Jul 06, 2023)

"No state budget is perfect, especially when negotiating between a divided state legislature like Pennsylvania’s. While we would have liked to see this budget go further in many ways, it still delivers for Pennsylvanians in key areas." Read more

 

Infrastructure, Housing, Transportation, and Safety Funding Opportunities

(Jul 05, 2023)

Below are several grant programs that are currently open for applications. 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 Read more

 

Allegheny House Dems announce $800,000 to help reduce youth recidivism

(Jun 29, 2023)

State grant to support formerly incarcerated young adults Read more

 

PA House establishes Roberto Clemente Day

(Jun 28, 2023)

Adopts resolution commemorating baseball legend, humanitarian Read more

 

PA House passes Pisciottano, Green bill to protect hotel workers

(Jun 20, 2023)

Legislation to require hotel staff be equipped with panic buttons Read more

 

PA House passes Pisciottano bill to help fill borough official vacancies

(Jun 07, 2023)

“This bill would simply remove government red tape that hinders progress in boroughs across the commonwealth,” said Pisciottano. “Devoted public servants should not be excluded from running for an elected position just because they work within the borough. In some cases, borough employees may possess the most relevant experience and qualifications for these offices, and they deserve the same opportunity to run as anyone else.” Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Updates from Harrisburg, Fish for Free, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline, and more!

(May 26, 2023)

Applications for the Whole-Home Repairs Program will soon open. Read more

 

Allegheny House Dems: $324,000 awarded to Senior Community Centers

(May 18, 2023)

State grants fund improvements at four local senior centers Read more

 

Allegheny House Dems announce up to $2.4 million to help fight substance use disorder

(May 11, 2023)

“Addiction has destroyed the lives of individuals and families in every type of community throughout Allegheny County,” said delegation chair Rep. Nick Pisciottano. “While we can’t repair the damage done, we can invest in and expand resources available to those struggling now and help prevent future tragedies. These grants will directly aid individuals on the road to recovery in our region.” Read more

 

Three Pisciottano bills pass through PA House

(May 04, 2023)

“I’m a firm believer that getting things done requires working across the aisle and am especially proud that all three of my bills passed this week received bipartisan support,” Pisciottano said. Read more

 

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

Rep. Pisciottano's 2023 Fall Newsletter
Oct 01, 2023

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

Transportation, Safety, Housing, and Redevelopment Opportunities
Aug 21, 2023

Allegheny County schools awarded $900K for fresh fruit and vegetables
Aug 15, 2023

More than $6.3 million awarded to enhance traffic safety in Allegheny County
Aug 14, 2023

The UPS Contract is a win for ALL workers
Jul 26, 2023

Pisciottano, Rozzi rally with Pittsburgh UPS workers
Jul 21, 2023

$115K awarded to help Allegheny County veterans in need
Jul 14, 2023

Pisciottano supports state budget
Jul 06, 2023

Allegheny House Dems issue statement on PA budget
Jul 06, 2023

Infrastructure, Housing, Transportation, and Safety Funding Opportunities
Jul 05, 2023

Allegheny House Dems announce $800,000 to help reduce youth recidivism
Jun 29, 2023

PA House establishes Roberto Clemente Day
Jun 28, 2023

PA House passes Pisciottano, Green bill to protect hotel workers
Jun 20, 2023

PA House passes Pisciottano bill to help fill borough official vacancies
Jun 07, 2023

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Updates from Harrisburg, Fish for Free, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline, and more!
May 26, 2023

Allegheny House Dems: $324,000 awarded to Senior Community Centers
May 18, 2023

Allegheny House Dems announce up to $2.4 million to help fight substance use disorder
May 11, 2023

Three Pisciottano bills pass through PA House
May 04, 2023