Nearly $394,000 awarded to Neighborhood Learning Alliance

(Apr 01, 2024)

“On average, low-income students perform lower than high-income students because of systemic socioeconomic inequalities, and we must close this gap in our education system,” Mayes said. “With the COVID-19 pandemic decreasing students’ grades, we must make efforts to assist our youngest scholars. To do so, I advocated for more than $393,000 so we may enrich students’ academics and prepare them for life after graduation through programs offered at Neighborhood Learning Alliance.” Read more

 

$300,000 awarded for a new ambulance in McCandless, Franklin Park

(Apr 01, 2024)

“Our first responders provide lifesaving services every day for our community, and we must ensure that they have the resources they need to keep our communities safe,” Venkat said. “As an emergency physician who works with EMS, a former member of the MFPAA Board, and now as our state representative, I advocated vigorously for this grant and am glad that it has come to fruition to the benefit of our community.” Read more

 

Salisbury: Nearly $160K secured for youth anti-violence programs

(Mar 28, 2024)

BRADDOCK, March 28 – New state funding of $156,838 from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will allow a District 34 community outreach group to develop and administer youth anti-violence programs, state Rep. Abigail Salisbury announced today. Salisbury, D-Allegheny, said the funding awarded under PCCD’s Violence Intervention and Prevention Program will support the Bible Center Church Oasis Project’s out-of-school-time program to further develop and deliver an evidence-based violence prevention program. “The Oasis Project is deeply involved in the community and has a long and successful history of running programs that empower residents and help families and youth,” Salisbury said. “The new funding will allow them to continue developing and operating anti-violence programs with lessons that engage kids and young adolescents and help them build the social and emotional skills they need to navigate life safely and successfully.” Salisbury said the funding will support social and emotional learning and Too Good for Violence lessons for more than 280 area students ages 5-13 each year. The Violence Intervention and Prevention Program supports grants and technical assistance to address community violence, with a focus on preventing and intervening with gun and group-related violence. More about the funding is available here: Read more

 

Abney announces nearly $640,000 grant for anti-violence measures

(Mar 28, 2024)

PITTSBURGH, March 28 – State Rep. Aerion A. Abney, D-Allegheny, announced that a state Violence Intervention and Prevention grant has been awarded to an organization in his legislative district for educational efforts focused on preventing and decreasing violence. The Homeless Children’s Education Fund will receive $638,201 to support its Mobile Learning program, which provides tutoring for students not currently at a shelter or housing agency, as well as its Teen CEO program, which provides workforce development for older youth transitioning into adulthood. Additional dollars will also be used to support the design and build of Winnie’s STEAM Machine, HCEF’s second mobile learning classroom, to be used in the Mobile Learning program, which will provide science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics learning to vulnerable populations to address learning gaps. “Keeping area students in a classroom, in-person or mobile, is essential to preparing them for the next phase of their lives and focused on making the best possible life,” Abney said. “This grant is all about helping set them up for success and providing invaluable knowledge they can utilize now and years down the road.” The VIP grant program is facilitated by the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency . Since the program began in 2021, 256 projects across the Commonwealth have been approved for a combined total of approximately $185 million in grant Read more

 

Powell applauds $450,000+ grant for improved community navigation

(Mar 28, 2024)

PITTSBURGH, March 28 – State Rep. Lindsay Powell, D-Allegheny, announced that a state grant has been awarded for safer and streamlined travel throughout Pittsburgh. Hullett Development Triangle LP received a $452,424 Multimodal Transportation Fund grant for sidewalk improvements around the Hullett Triangle Building. “Making these needed remedies to pathways used by residents and visitors alike on a daily basis is integral to connecting them with places of employment, health facilities, housing, shopping destinations, and much more,” Powell said. “This grant will help keep neighbors safe and translate into crucial dollars to help fuel the local economy.” MTF grants are facilitated by the Commonwealth Financing Authority and help to provide a reliable system of transportation to residents statewide. Monies may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District

(Mar 28, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Intermediate Punishment Treatment Program Who May Apply: Counties Use: Funds for the proposed program must be used to support restrictive conditions that are imposed as part of a county probation sentence and may be used for needed drug and alcohol-related services, and mental health treatment and supportive services for eligible individuals Funds: Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds in the FY 2024-25 budget. Application Deadline: May 1, 2024 More information: PCCD Website PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply. Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership. Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500. Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted. More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin 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 Read more

 

Mayes: More than $2.42 million awarded to address gun violence epidemic

(Mar 27, 2024)

“With gun violence spiking since 2020 and increasing by 46% in 2021, this funding will assist three organizations in the 24th Legislative District with addressing the gun violence epidemic,” Mayes said. “Through these grants, Kingsley Association, Three Rivers Youth, and East End Cooperative Ministry may provide more programs that engages youth with high risk factors for experiencing substance use and violence. With nearly one-third of Pittsburgh’s homicide victims being teens in 2021, it is only common sense that we must prevent these travesties through these proactive programs and passing bills that prevent gun violence.” Read more

 

House passes Kinkead prison reform bill

(Mar 27, 2024)

Legislation would ensure essential documents for formerly incarcerated people Read more

 

Reps. Labs and Powell introduce bipartisan effort to expand protections for victims of violent crimes

(Mar 27, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 27 – State Reps. Shelby Labs, R-Bucks, and Lindsay Powell, D-Allegheny, have introduced the Victims of Violence Relocation Act. Under the legislation ( H.B. 2162 ), eligible violent crime survivors would be entitled to relocation assistance and extend the timeframe for requesting such assistance from 90 to 180 days after the crime occurred. The legislators said this would allow survivors more time to access necessary support and ensure they can utilize federal documentation to validate their need for relocation. “Increasing protections for all victims as they heal is vital,” said Labs. “This bipartisan legislation improves on the steps taken by Act 148 of 2018 and makes sure that more of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable can be supported and protected. I want to thank Representative Powell for partnering with me to introduce this crucial bill that protects victims of violent crime across the Commonwealth.” “I’m proud to partner with Representative Labs to introduce this critical legislation that will ensure survivors of violent crime have the needed agency to navigate their recovery journey,” Powell added. “My heart breaks for these victims, and it’s imperative that we take steps to alleviate unnecessary burdens to help them address their trauma.” The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence said one in three women, one in four men and nearly half of LGBTQ+ Read more

 

Sen. Brewster and Rep. Gergely Announce $1.8 Million Grant for Versailles Avenue Bridge in McKeesport

(Mar 27, 2024)

Today, Sen. Jim Brewster and Rep. Matthew Gergely announced a $1.8 million Multimodal Transportation grant for the City of McKeesport. Read more

 

More than $310,000 to make McCandless more accessible for pedestrians

(Mar 27, 2024)

“With McCandless ranked as largely below average for walkability and most errands requiring a car, these funds will make McCandless more accessible for pedestrians,” Venkat said. “In 2022, more than 7,500 pedestrians died in the U.S., the highest since 1981. These investments in McCandless will ensure that we enhance our community’s walkability, as well as safeguard lives.” Read more

 

House passes Venkat legislation to address food allergens in restaurants

(Mar 26, 2024)

“I introduced this legislation after speaking with my constituent Kathy Briden of Franklin Park, whose son Matthew tragically died after accidentally being exposed to peanuts while eating at a restaurant in Allegheny County,” Venkat said. “Nearly 50% of deaths caused by food allergies occur at restaurants and retail food establishments. These deaths are preventable. House Bill 1869 would help ensure food safety at restaurants, protecting millions of Pennsylvanians with food allergies.” Read more

 

More than $735,000 awarded to reconstruct sidewalks on Herron, Larimer avenues

(Mar 26, 2024)

“As Pittsburgh ranks in the top five largest U.S. cities for those who commute by walking, these investments make necessary strides toward repairing our city’s sidewalks,” Mayes said. “This reconstruction will ensure that all residents may access Pittsburgh, making it one of the best investments in our urban infrastructure.” Read more

 

Abney praises $1.02 million for Pittsburgh infrastructure improvements

(Mar 26, 2024)

PITTSBURGH, March 26 – State Rep. Aerion A. Abney, D-Allegheny, announced that a total of $1,024,147 in state grants has been awarded to help make navigating Pittsburgh a safer and easier prospect for those on foot and bicycles alike. The Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County received a $950,000 Multimodal Transportation Fund grant to aid pedestrian access to PNC Park. The City of Pittsburgh was also allotted a $74,147 MTF grant for a cycle lane/trail paving project to connect Second Avenue to its existing transportation network. “Connecting residents and visitors to all corners of the city helps ensure their personal and financial livelihood and translates into substantial funds for making Pittsburgh even better,” Abney said. “Not only that, these dollars are key to the local economic health and key to enjoying the sports legacy established right here in the City of Champions.” MTF grants are facilitated by the Commonwealth Financing Authority and help to provide a reliable system of transportation to residents statewide. Monies may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development. Read more

 

Treasury Returns More Than $200,000 in Unclaimed Property to Residents and Businesses in Pittsburgh at Events Hosted by Rep. Lindsay Powell

(Mar 26, 2024)

Treasurer Stacy Garrity and state Rep. Lindsay Powell (D-21) announced today that more than $200,000 in unclaimed property is being returned to residents and businesses in Pittsburgh following recent events hosted by Rep. Powell. Read more

 

Kulik: Nearly $2 million secured for local transportation and pedestrian safety projects

(Mar 26, 2024)

“I’m pleased to see investments in enhancing roadways, but also ones that give residents other transportation options and prioritize pedestrian safety,” state Rep. Anita Kulik said. “These projects are practical steps towards creating communities that are more vibrant and accessible.” Read more

 

Deasy brings home $539,000 for local sidewalk improvements

(Mar 26, 2024)

“Sidewalks are essential infrastructure that connect communities and promote physical activity,” state Rep. Dan Deasy said. “The new grants will help to improve safety and accessibility so that residents can navigate their neighborhoods with ease.” Read more

 

Steele announces more than $1.25 million for infrastructure projects

(Mar 26, 2024)

“As the state representative for the 33rd Legislative District, I prioritize investments that put the safety of communities first, and that is why I advocated for more than $1.25 million for our infrastructure,” Steele said. “With Pennsylvania having some of the oldest infrastructure in the country, the 33rd Legislative District would benefit from enhancements to our infrastructure, which include upgrading a traffic signal, constructing a roundabout, and installing sidewalks. These investments will make the townships of Harrison and O’Hara, and Sharpsburg Borough, safer and more accessible.” Read more

 

Salisbury: More than $1.6 million secured for transportation improvements in Wilkinsburg and Swissvale

(Mar 26, 2024)

BRADDOCK, March 26 – Major transportation improvements are coming to Wilkinsburg and Swissvale, thanks to nearly $1.63 million in new grant funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority, state Rep. Abigail Salisbury announced today. Salisbury, D-Allegheny, said three separate grants awarded under the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund will support improvements for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists in both boroughs. “Safe, hassle-free transportation is a big quality-of-life issue and one that requires smart investments – whether they’re to upgrade existing roads and sidewalks or construct new routes that make it easier for folks to get around the community. The new funding will allow us to move forward on projects that will improve access and road quality for Wilkinsburg residents and add streetscaping to a busy route in Swissvale. I want to thank CFA and our local partners who helped us bring this funding home.” Salisbury said the funding includes: $643,268 to Wilkinsburg Borough to reconstruct Laketon Road and Graham Boulevard. $586,750 to Swissvale Borough for streetscape improvements along Monongahela Avenue. $397,310 to Action Housing Inc. to construct pedestrian and transportation improvements around Penn Lincoln Apartments in Wilkinsburg. The MTF provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available for Read more

 

School counseling services bill passes House

(Mar 25, 2024)

The School Counseling Services Act (H.B. 1665) would require schools to implement comprehensive counseling services that provide support to all students. It would also direct school counselors to spend at least 80% of their time providing direct and indirect services to students. Read more

 

Nearly $394,000 awarded to Neighborhood Learning Alliance
Apr 01, 2024

$300,000 awarded for a new ambulance in McCandless, Franklin Park
Apr 01, 2024

Salisbury: Nearly $160K secured for youth anti-violence programs
Mar 28, 2024

Abney announces nearly $640,000 grant for anti-violence measures
Mar 28, 2024

Powell applauds $450,000+ grant for improved community navigation
Mar 28, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District
Mar 28, 2024

Mayes: More than $2.42 million awarded to address gun violence epidemic
Mar 27, 2024

House passes Kinkead prison reform bill
Mar 27, 2024

Reps. Labs and Powell introduce bipartisan effort to expand protections for victims of violent crimes
Mar 27, 2024

Sen. Brewster and Rep. Gergely Announce $1.8 Million Grant for Versailles Avenue Bridge in McKeesport
Mar 27, 2024

More than $310,000 to make McCandless more accessible for pedestrians
Mar 27, 2024

House passes Venkat legislation to address food allergens in restaurants
Mar 26, 2024

More than $735,000 awarded to reconstruct sidewalks on Herron, Larimer avenues
Mar 26, 2024

Abney praises $1.02 million for Pittsburgh infrastructure improvements
Mar 26, 2024

Treasury Returns More Than $200,000 in Unclaimed Property to Residents and Businesses in Pittsburgh at Events Hosted by Rep. Lindsay Powell
Mar 26, 2024

Kulik: Nearly $2 million secured for local transportation and pedestrian safety projects
Mar 26, 2024

Deasy brings home $539,000 for local sidewalk improvements
Mar 26, 2024

Steele announces more than $1.25 million for infrastructure projects
Mar 26, 2024

Salisbury: More than $1.6 million secured for transportation improvements in Wilkinsburg and Swissvale
Mar 26, 2024

School counseling services bill passes House
Mar 25, 2024