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Winter 2022 Newsletter!

(Nov 28, 2022)

DEAR NEIGHBOR,I would like to extend my warmest welcome to allnew constituents that now are part of Philadelphia’s197th District after the redraw of the area’sboundaries earlier this year. Read more

 

Philadelphia Delegation joined forces with Philabundance for day of service and solidarity

(Nov 23, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 23 – State Rep. Morgan Cephas, chair of the Philadelphia House Delegation, and a group of delegation members joined Philabundance Tuesday morning for a day of service and solidarity. The lawmakers helped pack boxes that will be provided to families for Thanksgiving. Cephas said their work at the food bank reaffirmed the commitment of the delegation to ensuring that unserved and underserved families in the city have access to food to celebrate the upcoming holidays. “Our delegation firmly believes that working together makes us stronger, and that aside from advancing important legislation in Harrisburg, it is crucial for us to work alongside residents and local organizations to support our community. “Philabundance has been doing amazing work in our community, and that is why we did not hesitate to join them today when Loree Jones, CEO of Philabundance, extended the invitation. Our delegation will continue partnering with institutions that can help us secure the welfare of our city,” Cephas said. Loree Jones said that the team at Philabundance is grateful to have the support of incredible donors and volunteers. "With over 550,000 people struggling to put food on their table we are working harder than ever to be able to do our part to meet the need.” “To have the support of our legislators will help us not only relieve hunger today but - as we Read more

 

Philadelphia Delegation announces new leadership team

(Nov 18, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 18 – State Rep. Morgan Cephas, former co-chair of the Legislative Women’s Health Caucus, has been elected chairperson of the Philadelphia Delegation of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for a two-year term starting in the 2023-24 legislative session. The delegation also elected Rep. Danilo Burgos as vice-chair and Rep. Malcom Kenyatta as secretary/treasurer. Cephas said that she is looking forward to working with fellow members in the delegation to advance a strategic agenda for the city of Philadelphia. “I feel honored to step into this new role, to be able to lead such a hardworking team. I’m ready to embrace the challenges that this position will bring,” Cephas said. “I can assure all Philadelphians that in this pivotal moment, we are aware of the complex issues impacting our communities, and we are going to keep furthering commonsense policy that can generate lasting impact for our city.” She highlights priorities for the delegation to address include overwhelming gun violence rates, ongoing levels of high poverty, affordable housing, aging infrastructure, education funding, and access to care. Burgos said he feels proud to assume his position in the delegation because it will help him amplify his voice on behalf of underserved residents of the community. “This is really a meaningful moment in Read more

 

La Delegación de Filadelfia aplaude la respuesta coordinada de la ciudad ante la llegada del primer autobús de migrantes enviado desde Texas

(Nov 17, 2022)

Filadelfia, 17 de Nov. – La representante estatal Morgan Cephas, presidenta de la Delegación Demócrata de la Cámara de Representantes de Filadelfia, junto con otros miembros, agradeció hoy a los funcionarios de la ciudad por la respuesta inmediata y el apoyo prestado a unos 30 inmigrantes enviados a Filadelfia desde Texas en un autobús que llegó a la estación de la calle 30 el miércoles en la mañana. La Delegación afirma que su principal preocupación y prioridad es el bienestar del grupo de migrantes y destacó que las palabras clave en el contexto de las migraciones son colaboración y solidaridad. "El aspecto más importante a tener en cuenta es hacer que este grupo de personas se sienta seguro. Todos tenemos derecho a sentirnos protegidos y respetados; estamos hablando de un derecho fundamental". La Delegación aplaudió a los funcionarios de la ciudad por la respuesta humana y destacó que, una vez más, Filadelfia ha demostrado por qué se le conoce como la "Ciudad del Amor Fraternal". "Estamos orgullosos de decir que Filadelfia es una de las pocas ciudades santuario del país. Los funcionarios de Texas no coordinaron nada al respecto con la ciudad, pero les abrimos las puertas y estamos dispuestos a ofrecerles refugio, atención médica y recursos esenciales." Read more

 

Philadelphia Delegation praises coordinated response of the city on the arrival of first migrant bus sent from Texas

(Nov 17, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17 – State Rep. Morgan Cephas, chair of the House Philadelphia Democratic Delegation, along with fellow members, today thanked city officials for the immediate response and support provided to an estimated 30 immigrants sent to Philadelphia from Texas on a bus that arrived outside the 30th Street Station Wednesday morning. The delegation said its top concern and priority is the welfare of the group of migrants and highlighted that the key words against the backdrop of migrations are collaboration and solidarity. “The most important aspect to take into consideration is to make this group of people feel safe. We all have the right to feel protected and respected; we are talking about a fundamental right.” The delegation applauded the city officials for the humane response and emphasized that once again Philadelphia has proved why it is referred to as the “City of Brotherly Love.’ “We are proud to say that Philadelphia is one of very few sanctuary cities in the country. The Texas officials did not even coordinate with the city, but we opened our doors to them, and we are ready to offer shelter, health care and essential resources.” The delegation also stressed that although Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has stated that he will continue sending buses to other cities, because he understands that the government keeps allowing illegal immigrants, this is far from that case. “The individuals we welcomed are not Read more

 

Burgos applauds $4.2 million in grant funding for local projects

(Oct 27, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., announced today that five Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants totaling $4.2 million were awarded for projects that will greatly benefit hard-working families in his district. The grants include: Expansion of Esperanza Health Center-North 5th Street location - $ 5,000. This project will allow EHC to increase access to primary medical care; expand the medication-assisted treatment group medical model for those suffering from opioid-use disorder and substance use disorder; improve our capacity to respond to COVID with testing, vaccinations, treatment, and education; and add new services that address the results of social determinants of health screenings that are done with every patient. Island Caribbean Feast Restaurant - $ 750,000. This project includes comprehensive upgrades to the Caribbean Feast restaurant. All systems will be upgraded, including plumbing, electrical, and HVAC, and the physical expansion of the kitchen to upgrade all cooking equipment and surfaces to support multi-user and multi-event capabilities. Enhanced food storage and end-to-end tracking will be included, and all point-of-sale and remote point-of-sale software will be replaced and integrated. Rev. Leon H Sullivan Impact Center - $5,000. The vacant annex will be renovated in this project, including structural Read more

 

Burgos comments on vote for interim report from select committee

(Oct 24, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 24 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., today made the following statement after a select House committee on which he is a member issued its second interim report on its investigation of the work of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. “I take my role as a member of the select committee seriously and voted to send this interim report to the full House in order to continue to move the process and allow our colleagues to see the work of the committee to date,” Burgos said. “As Chairman Lawrence said when putting the report forward for a vote, it is a far-reaching investigation that remains ongoing. “There are no recommendations in this report. As we all know, gun violence in Philadelphia is real, and it needs to be addressed. But there are multiple players, multiple factors involved. All have a role. “While I appreciate that we at the state level are looking at this, we seem to be focusing on one person, not the multiple players and multiple factors involved in violent crime. I would ask that any recommendation put forward in the future is based on the examination of multiple players and multiple factors, including the role of gun laws and the root causes of crime. I look forward to the continuing work of the committee.” According to Burgos, the interim report from the House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order discusses the work of the committee to date but does not call for Krasner to Read more

 

Burgos and Guzman call on President Biden to waive a federal law to allow essential fuel shipments to Puerto Rico

(Sep 29, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 29 – State Reps. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila, and Manuel Guzman, D-Berks, today sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting to waive the maritime shipment restrictions stated in the Jones Act to help restore power in Puerto Rico. In the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, the island is struggling to get the necessary loads of fuel to move forward. The Jones Act requires that ships transporting goods between United States ports be made in America and owned by American companies. The lawmakers, who lead the Pennsylvania Latino Caucus, emphasized that this Act, also known as Merchant Marine Act of 1920, is narrowing the survival chances of victims of Fiona. “The Jones Act is one of the core factors limiting the recovery of the island against the backdrop of Hurricane Fiona. A clock is ticking for all the people impacted by this natural disaster,” Burgos said. “We urge President Biden to ease the burden for Puerto Ricans, regardless of political or statehood status, and manage this situation with the same urgency that would involve any of the 50 states in the country. This is a matter of survival and empathy.” Guzman explained that the island-wide power outrage has left an estimated 320,232 homes and business without power, relying on generators on a daily basis, which has worsened the living conditions of residents of the Caribbean Island. “As of today, according to LUMA Energy which operates Puerto Rico’s Read more

 

Burgos and Guzman: Joint letter to President Biden calling for immediate action to rescue Puerto Rico

(Sep 29, 2022)

Thanks to your immediate federal response and subsequent aids of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security, Puerto Rico has been able to get on the path to recovery from the disastrous impact of Hurricane Fiona. However, much more needs to be done. Read more

 

Guzman and Burgos join efforts to aid people affected by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

(Sep 19, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 19 – State Reps. Manuel Guzman, D-Berks, and Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., today announced they are joining forces to help people affected by severe flooding and damages caused by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The lawmakers, who lead the Pennsylvania Latino Caucus, thanked Governor Tom Wolf for deploying two members of PA Task Force 1 to Puerto Rico to support Hurricane Fiona response. They also urge Wolf to use the full force of his power to help the islands of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. “The flooding has already impacted the water system and many families are now homeless. Puerto Rico is still suffering from the lingering effects of Hurricane Maria and currently experiencing an island-wide black out,” Guzman said. Guzman and Burgos call on Gov. Wolf to use PEMA to immediately offer humanitarian assistance to these islands. Pennsylvania has the fourth largest population of Puerto Ricans outside the island. “A lot of people are suffering the effects of Hurricane Fiona. As a legislator I feel compelled to work diligently to provide resources and the necessary help to people impacted by this natural catastrophe. To help them is also to help the people that I represent in my district because they are concerned about the well-being of their relatives back home in the islands,” Guzman said. Burgos emphasized that it is crucial to receive the support of PEMA because it would Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Youth Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, and Watershed Cooperative Funding Opportunities

(Aug 30, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : An individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation, cooperatives or any other legal entity. Use : To support projects that grow agricultural infrastructure in urban food deserts to improve access to fresh, local food and provide opportunities for hands-on learning, community-building, and for people to become social entrepreneurs. Community gardens are eligible projects. Funds : $2,500 micro grants or up to $50,000 for collaboration grants. Application Deadline : September 16, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Funding/Farmbill/Pages/Urban-Ag-Grant.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Very Small Meat and Poultry Processor Reimbursement Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : An individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation or any other legal entity. Use : To support the development and expansion of current or future very small meat and poultry processing operations. Funds : Grants are limited to no more than $100,000 per applicant. Application Deadline : September 26, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Funding/Farmbill/Pages/Very-Small-Meat-Processor-Grant.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Agriculture and Youth Grant Program Read more

 

The Environmental Education Grants program: Close to a million dollars in funding available

(Aug 24, 2022)

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a live webinar in September to discuss the application process for its nearly $900,000 in available grant funding for environmental education projects. Read more

 

Summer 2022 Newsletter!

(Aug 24, 2022)

It is an honor to serve Philadelphia’s 197th District in the House of Representatives, and I want to take this opportunity totalk about my priorities and the services available to you at my district office. Read more

 

Burgos: Put the Guns Down

(Aug 01, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Danilo Burgos joins his colleagues in Phila. at all levels of government to call for peace and empathy. He wants to fight back against gun violence and crime with education, support and helping one another. He says that even though these are difficult times, we need to choose peace. 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

 

Burgos: We Took An Oath to Protect and Serve

(May 25, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Danilo Burgos does not understand the lack of empathy and inaction of the Pa. House Republican Caucus. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities

(May 11, 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

 

Hearing shows economic opportunity in PA hemp production

(May 09, 2022)

With at least 25,000 unique, known uses, hemp has potential to be a thriving avenue for jobs and economic benefit in Pennsylvania’s agricultural sector. Lawmakers gathered today in Philadelphia for a hearing to understand of how best to build the capacity of Pennsylvania’s hemp industry while generating income opportunities for the state’s farms. Read more

 

Burgos introduces legislation to prevent Russian businesses from profiting off medical cannabis industry in Pa. 

(May 03, 2022)

HARRISBURG, May 3 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., introduced legislation that would revoke medical cannabis licenses for entities with ties to Russian businesses. This legislation would ensure that Russian businesses cannot profit off the medical cannabis industry in Pennsylvania. It will urge the Department of Health to investigate if any medical cannabis businesses in Pennsylvania have financial ties to Russian businesses and, if so, revoke their medical cannabis permits. “It is crucial that we work as a body to ensure no Pennsylvania government programs are utilized to benefit those who are complicit in the Russian war effort,” Burgos said. “We must take every effort to support Ukraine in their struggle against this unprovoked Russian invasion.” Read more

 

Burgos announces $2 million in state grants to his district

(Apr 22, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, April 22 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., announced today that two institutions in his district were awarded state grants, that combined are for $2 million. One of the grants awarded was to the Zion Baptist Church Annex for $500,000 for renovation. The project will renovate the nearly 27,000 square feet of space through structural improvements to bring the building up to code; new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems and equipment; installation of an elevator; removal of some interior partitions to provide larger-scale work spaces; new thermally efficient windows; new ADA accessible entrance; and exterior restoration and lighting. It will accommodate a health center, a cafe and bookstore, small produce co-op, a STEAM program space, a multi-purpose social venue, workforce training, and a space for youth activities. The other grant was awarded to Temple University-Innovation Hub for $1.5 million. The project will construct and renovate an existing space to spark innovative ideas that can be explored and transformed into viable businesses. The space will be outfitted with cutting edge technology and other equipment, as well as modern furnishing necessary to create the proper climate for the iHub. Burgos said he is happy to see these dollars going to these two institutions. “The Innovation Hub at Temple and the Zion Baptist Church are two integral parts of our Read more

 

Winter 2022 Newsletter!
Nov 28, 2022

Philadelphia Delegation joined forces with Philabundance for day of service and solidarity
Nov 23, 2022

Philadelphia Delegation announces new leadership team
Nov 18, 2022

La Delegación de Filadelfia aplaude la respuesta coordinada de la ciudad ante la llegada del primer autobús de migrantes enviado desde Texas
Nov 17, 2022

Philadelphia Delegation praises coordinated response of the city on the arrival of first migrant bus sent from Texas
Nov 17, 2022

Burgos applauds $4.2 million in grant funding for local projects
Oct 27, 2022

Burgos comments on vote for interim report from select committee
Oct 24, 2022

Burgos and Guzman call on President Biden to waive a federal law to allow essential fuel shipments to Puerto Rico
Sep 29, 2022

Burgos and Guzman: Joint letter to President Biden calling for immediate action to rescue Puerto Rico
Sep 29, 2022

Guzman and Burgos join efforts to aid people affected by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic
Sep 19, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Youth Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, and Watershed Cooperative Funding Opportunities
Aug 30, 2022

The Environmental Education Grants program: Close to a million dollars in funding available
Aug 24, 2022

Summer 2022 Newsletter!
Aug 24, 2022

Burgos: Put the Guns Down
Aug 01, 2022

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

Burgos: We Took An Oath to Protect and Serve
May 25, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities
May 11, 2022

Hearing shows economic opportunity in PA hemp production
May 09, 2022

Burgos introduces legislation to prevent Russian businesses from profiting off medical cannabis industry in Pa. 
May 03, 2022

Burgos announces $2 million in state grants to his district
Apr 22, 2022