As Veterans Day nears, I wanted to share information on programs that benefit veterans and their families. To those from Allegheny County who have bravely served our country, thank you and Happy Veterans Day. Read more
The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more
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HARRISBURG, Oct. 12 – Green Tree Borough was awarded a $77,958 Recycling Development and Implementation Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, said state Rep. Daniel Deasy, D-Allegheny. The grant can be used for a number of things. Funding eligibility is allocated for expanding recycling processing facilities, installing data collection systems on recycling vehicles, continuing or creating curbside recycling programs, developing educational materials or operating leaf compost facilities. “Recycling is beneficial to both our community and environment,” Deasy said. “Any way that we can reduce waste and conserve energy is a win-win situation and I’m thankful that this grant will help us achieve that in some way.” Deasy noted that Green Tree has been extremely proactive with its recycling efforts. The Borough’s Aluminum Can Recycling program benefits Green Tree Rotary Charities, which funds local projects like college scholarships, youth sports or education programs. The Green Tree Recycling Center is located at the Public Works parking lot behind the Fire Hall/Pool parking lot at 825 Poplar St. Nearly 200 county and municipal governments were awarded grants for recycling collections, education and leaf litter pickup. Up to 90 percent of approved recycling program costs are eligible under the grant program. For more information, visit Green Tree’s website or for more information on the Read more
HARRISBURG, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Daniel Deasy, D-Allegheny, said a Community Conservation Partnership Program grant in the amount of $200,000 that will help revitalize Townsend Parklet was awarded today through the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Deasy said Townsend Parklet was awarded the funding in order to help provide additional playground equipment and renovate a basketball court, along with installing new surface material and lighting. Townsend Parklet is located at 817 Chartiers Ave., and sits on almost 2 acres in Pittsburgh. “I couldn’t be more pleased that our community will receive this funding to renovate one of our recreational areas,” Deasy said. “Providing safe spaces that are accessible to all of our residents is important and imperative.” Deasy, who advocated on behalf of the project that is located in the Elliott neighborhood of his district, said the renovation will create a more welcoming atmosphere for the community. The source of funding for the grant is the Keystone Fund. More information about the grant is available on the DCNR website. Read more
HARRISBURG, Oct. 4 – State Rep. Daniel Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced today that $20,000 was awarded to the Keystone Oaks School District for the training and compensation of school police officers. “This funding will help ensure that the school district can provide some funding for school police officers,” Deasy said. “I know that by having a SPO on staff, it will make students, teachers and parents feel safer while at school.” The Keystone Oaks School District , is located right outside of the city of Pittsburgh and includes the communities of Castle Shannon, Dormont and Green Tree. It has three elementary schools, and its middle and high school share a campus, which is located outside of Dormont in Mt. Lebanon. Approximately 88 school entities received part of the $3 million awarded for the training and compensation of school police officers. Applicants were eligible for a maximum individual grant of up to $40,000. This state Education Department program is separate from the new $60 million School Safety and Security Grant program created this year and administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. For a list of awardees and their award amounts, visit the PDE’s website . Read more
Pennsylvania has higher than normal rates of heroin and opioid substance abuse, along with alcohol abuse among youth. It’s why I’ve introduced a resolution to mark October 2018 as Substance Abuse Prevention Month in Pennsylvania and is why I’m hosting prescription drug disposal events throughout the month of October. The first disposal event is at my district office tomorrow evening. Read more
HARRISBURG, Sept. 26 – Citing the commonwealth’s higher than normal rates of heroin and opioid substance abuse, along with alcohol abuse among youth, state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, introduced a resolution highlighting October 2018 as Substance Abuse Prevention Month in Pennsylvania. House Resolution 1053 , coincides with the Office of National Drug Control Policy in observing National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in order to highlight the vital role of substance abuse prevention in both individual and community health, and to remember those who have lost their lives while fighting substance abuse. “Substance abuse is a disease and a real issue not only across America, but right here in the commonwealth,” Deasy said. “Prevention strategies and early intervention efforts are essential to decreasing drug use, help people lead healthier lives and reduce the negative consequences of addiction.” Deasy said $740 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care, are associated with the abuse of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse . Each dollar invested in an evidence-based prevention program can reduce costs related to substance use disorders by an average of $18.30. In the hopes of curtailing drug use, Deasy is partnering with the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office’s Project D.U.M.P. (Disposal of Unused/Expired Medications Properly) Read more
House Democrats were silenced during debate over worker protection bills. Read more
HARRISBURG, Sept. 19 – After advocating for upgrades to be made to the activities field at Sto-Rox High School, state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, is pleased to announce the Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded a $100,000 grant for the project. Deasy said the funds will be used to construct a synthetic turf, which will replace the natural grass football field. The field was last sodded, rolled and leveled over 40 years ago in 1976. “Raising awareness and funding for this project started last year with alumni, friends and businesses coming together to pitch in,” Deasy said. “The current field is outdated and lacks a proper irrigation system. Our students deserve a first-class, modern and safe field. All of our hard work is finally coming to fruition.” Additionally, Deasy said the grant would help the school expand its sports teams and become a more welcoming place where the community would have access to it. The total projected cost to refurbish the field is $610,364. The McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation, or CDC Rocks, applied for the grant and a fundraising committee has helped lead the charge through its “It Starts with the Field,” slogan to help with donations. Earlier this year, the NFL Grassroots Foundation awarded a $250,000 grant for the new field. The CFA is a seven-member board created to administer and fund projects from programs that are part of the economic stimulus package passed by the Read more
HARRISBURG, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded $194,242 to McKees Rocks, in addition to $100,000 given to the borough to rehabilitate four pedestrian stairways and $50,000 for the Construction Workforce Development Program. Deasy said the $194,242 will help redirect stormwater runoff from the combined sewer system along Gardner and Catherine streets. The projected total project cost is $319,376. “The project includes changing the flow of five catch basins to an underground infiltration tank that is proposed to be located on borough property at the Rangers Field Park,” Deasy said. “Anytime we make upgrades to our sewer systems, it improves safety to our residents and environment.” Additionally, the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County through the Allegheny County GEDTF Program, will help to develop a mobile construction video game for the Construction Workforce Development Program. “The proposed game aims to increase diversity, promote awareness of construction careers and science, technology, engineering and math, connect students with apprenticeship programs, help them to understand the roles of commercial builders and how to start a career as a commercial builder,” Deasy said. “Employment in the trade industry provides a good income and are skills that will be in high demand in the future.” The Construction Advancement Program of Read more
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Rep. Dan Deasy reports that projects in the 27th Legislative District have been awarded more than $1 million in state grants, including almost $700,000 for pedestrian safety upgrades in Green Tree. Read more
To help constituents looking for a job or career, my Employment Center offers one-stop shopping for your search and everything you need to prepare for your interview. Read more
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Rep. Dan Deasy reports that a telephone scam is making the rounds where fraud artists claiming to be state Treasury employees threaten arrest if unpaid taxes are not paid. Read more
State Rep. Dan Deasy and state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana report that Green Tree was awarded a $243,360 state Green Light-Go grant to improve aging traffic signals and message boards along Greentree Road from Carnahan Road to McKinney Lane. Read more
Rep. Dan Deasy reports that a Port Authority of Allegheny County Ticket Vending Machine is now available outside of his office at 436 S. Main St. in the West End. Read more
HARRISBURG, March 29 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced today that West View Water Authority will receive a $210,800 grant to help replace water lines along Thompson Avenue in McKees Rocks. The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer grant was approved Wednesday by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The funding will support installation of 1,225 feet of water line and associated improvements along Thompson Avenue, replacing water lines that cross under railroad tracks. “The location of these very old water lines would make a potential water line break disruptive to the railroad lines and difficult to repair,” Deasy said. “Solid infrastructure keeps our communities running, and this grant is an important investment in McKees Rocks.” The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer grants are available for the construction, improvement, expansion, rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system. Total project costs must be between $30,000 and $500,000. The Commonwealth Financing Authority was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. It is responsible for funding programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. The CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and the Department of Banking and Securities. Read more
Rep. Dan Deasy reports that redevelopment efforts in McKees Rocks received a major boost with the awarding of a $100,000 state grant. The funding will help implement redevelopment programs dealing with reinvestment, land use, brownfield development and transit.
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