Now open for applications: Substance abuse, arts, and career/technical training funding opportunities

(Nov 18, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder Drop-In Centers (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who Can Apply : Existing drop-in centers in Allegheny, Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. Single County Authorities (SCAs) are not eligible to apply, nor are DDAP-licensed treatment providers. Use : To expand drop-in center services for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) in areas of the commonwealth experiencing high overdose deaths. Funds : Approximately two to three grants up to $650,000 each will be awarded. Application Deadline : December 13 More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/DDAPFunding/Pages/Funding-Opportunities.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training (PACTT) Grants (Funding Source: General Fund) Who Can Apply : Residential facilities, community-based, and/or juvenile probation office providers that are PACTT Affiliates primarily serving adjudicated delinquent youth. Use : To advance academic and career/technical training among adjudicated youth receiving services while in residential facilities, from community-based providers, and through juvenile probation departments. Funds : Up to $75,000. Application Deadline : December 22 More Information Read more

 

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners

(Oct 25, 2021)

As winter approaches and we prepare to spend even more time indoors, utility bills are only going to get more expensive. Additionally, we know that the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn have made it difficult for many to keep up with home energy bills. No Pennsylvanian should ever have to worry that their heat will be shut off during the coldest and darkest months of the year. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Assistance is available for both renters and homeowners. LIHEAP helps some of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens — children, older Pennsylvanians, people with disabilities, and low-income families — make ends meet. Anyone who may need help, or anyone who has loved ones or neighbors who could benefit from this program, is encouraged to apply for LIHEAP today. APPLY FOR LIHEAP LIHEAP FACTS How do I apply for LIHEAP? Depending on preference, different options are available to apply for LIHEAP: Apply online: Pennsylvanians can apply at www.compass.state.pa.us . Paper applications: Call the LIHEAP Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 to request a paper application. Paper applications can also be downloaded from the DHS LIHEAP web page . County Assistance Office (CAO) services are available if clients Read more

 

Burgos appointed to Legislative Budget and Finance Committee

(Oct 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 12 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee. Burgos’ appointment to the LBFC was recommended by Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila. Burgos said, “I am deeply honored to be appointed to the LBFC and look forward to helping with our state’s budget.” The LBFC is a bipartisan, bicameral committee consisting of 12 members of the General Assembly. The committee conducts studies and makes recommendations aimed at eliminating unnecessary expenditures; promoting economy in the government of the commonwealth; and assuring that state funds are being expended in accordance with legislative intent and law. Burgos is the first Latino member to serve on the LBFC. Read more

 

Burgos, other lawmakers introduce bill for inclusion of African American and Latino history in school curriculum

(Sep 29, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 29 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., has introduced legislation (H.B. 1931) that would include the teaching of African American and Latino history in PA school curriculum. Joining Burgos on the bill are state Reps. Joe Hohenstein, D-Phila., Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, and Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny. Burgos said the purpose of requiring African American and Latino history in school curriculums is to make sure that Pennsylvania students receive the full and true history of these cultures and their experiences. Often, he said, the only time they are covered is during Black History Month or Latino Heritage Month. “African American and Latino history are American history. The story of these underrepresented groups must go beyond Black History Month and Latino Heritage Month,” Burgos said. He continued, “Knowing and understanding the history of our nation is of vital importance to our democracy and identity as Americans. Yet, our educational system does not currently paint an accurate or full portrayal of our rich history where all of our students can see themselves.” Read more

 

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

(Jun 25, 2021)

In February 2021, Governor Wolf established the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). ERAP was created to help renters dealing with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

June 24 Medical Marijuana Seminar

(Jun 11, 2021)

The Medical Marijuana Seminar will provide information to constituents on the process of obtaining a Medical Marijuana Card, reviewing eligibility guidelines, costs, procedures, and where to begin the process. Read more

 

May 27 Medical Marijuana Seminar

(May 21, 2021)

The Medical Marijuana Seminar will provide information to constituents on the process of obtaining a Medical Marijuana Card, reviewing eligibility guidelines, costs, procedures, and where to begin the process. Read more

 

El #PaRescuePlan Ayudara a Trabajadores de Primera Línea y a sus Familias

(May 06, 2021)

El Representante estatal de Pennsylvania Danilo Burgos quiere que conozcas el Plan de Rescate de Pennsylvania (#PARescuePlan). Es un plan estructurado por los miembros demócratas de la Cámara de Representantes que busca beneficiar a los trabajadores de primera línea los cuales nos han ayudado arduamente durante esta pandemia, garantizándoles un salario justo y pagos dedicados a licencias médicas. Read more

 

Burgos: #PaRescuePlan? Helps Frontline Workers, Families

(May 06, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Danilo Burgos wants you to know about the #PARescuePlan. It's a plan by House Democrats that would benefit the frontline workers who helped us through the pandemic by guaranteeing them fair pay and paid sick leave. Read more

 

Spring 2021 Newsletter

(May 05, 2021)

We’ve been fightingCOVID-19 for more than a year, and although the pandemic has been incredibly challenging, we are starting to see progress in our fight against the virus. Read more

 

Pre-Pandemic Financial Assistance Program

(May 05, 2021)

Congreso, in partnership with the Office of Homeless Services, is looking to connect with Philadelphia residents who may be eligible for direct payment to support their housing needs. Read more

 

Job Opportunities for Talent with Disabilities

(Apr 30, 2021)

Opportunities and resources for talent with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities. Read more

 

Krajewski, Burgos, Rozzi and Guzman introduce legislation to allow minors to obtain a copy of their birth certificate more easily

(Apr 28, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 28 — State Reps. Rick Krajewski, Mark Rozzi, Danilo Burgos and Manuel Guzman have authored legislation that would make it easier for youth to access a copy of their birth certificate, which is especially important for youth experiencing homelessness or other challenges where a copy of their birth certificate is essential to getting a job or accessing programs or services. "We must support young people who deserve to have access to every opportunity they need to thrive,” said Krajewski, D-Phila. “Access to birth certificates helps our youth apply for a job, a passport, bank account, housing opportunities, a driver’s license, or to receive services from the government or community-based organizations. These programs and services are essential for youth becoming successful adults. I am proud to work alongside Representatives Rozzi, Burgos, and Guzman to introduce this bill." “Our legislation would disrupt what would likely become a cycle of poverty,” said Guzman, D-Berks. “The youth who need their birth certificate but don’t have access to a copy of it are often youth who are estranged from their family or lacking in a support system. Poverty is cyclical and those in poverty often face huge challenges to work their way out of poverty. Being able to access services and programs is crucial and having a birth certificate is essential to accessing many support programs.” “Sadly, some Read more

 

El Plan de Rescate de Pennsylvania Ayudara a Padres Trabajadores, Pequeñas Empresas

(Apr 28, 2021)

El representante estatal de Pennsylvania Danilo Burgos está trabajando con sus compañeros demócratas de la Cámara de Representantes en un plan que ayudará a el Estado a recuperarse de los impactos económicos de la pandemia del COVID-19. El Plan de Rescate de Pennsylvania se asegurará de que los fondos federales encuentren su camino no sólo hacia empresas como tiendas, almacenes y teatros, sino también hacia aquellas personas que ayudan a familias trabajadoras con el cuidado de sus hijos. Estas familias son el motor que mantiene estos negocios funcionando. Read more

 

Burgos introduces legislation to establish the PA Socially Diverse Farmers Commission

(Apr 27, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 27 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., introduced H.B. 1301 today, legislation to establish the Pennsylvania Socially Diverse Farmers Commission to review current policies and produce a report making recommendations to promote and implement a Commonwealth diversity, equity and inclusion plan within the Department of Agriculture. “Each and every Pennsylvanian has the ability to touch, feel and taste Pennsylvania’s bountiful fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy and other agricultural goods – but not every Pennsylvanian has the same opportunity to help grow and produce it or participate in Pennsylvania’s $132.5 billion agricultural industry,” Burgos said. “It’s time to establish the Pennsylvania Socially Diverse Farmers Commission to determine what policies are needed to open Pa.’s ag industry to a more diverse generation of Pa. farmers to grow and produce the high-quality foods that feed our families and economy.” According to the USDA’s 2017 Census of Agriculture , of the 90,461 producers in Pennsylvania, 89,843 were white, 759 were Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin, 108 were American Indian/Alaska Native, 103 were Asian and 80 were Black or African American. Throughout his tenure, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding has recognized the challenges and barriers facing many socially diverse farmers, working to establish Project JUST and now supporting the Read more

 

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant portal reopens Saturday, April 24th

(Apr 23, 2021)

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal will reopen on Saturday, April 24. Updated documents and guidance will be available today (Friday, April 23rd) by clicking here . This is a grant program established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, and is administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue , with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees. Eligible entities include: Live venue operators or promoters. Theatrical producers. Live performing arts organization operators. Museum operators. Motion picture theater operators (including owners). Talent representatives. Other requirements of note: Must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020. Venue or promoter who received a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020, will have the SVOG reduced by the PPP loan amount. Read more

 

Burgos Summer 2020 Newsletter

(Apr 09, 2021)

Read my Summer 2020 Newsletter. Read more

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up

(Feb 22, 2021)

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is working to roll out vaccine to Philadelphia Residents in a Phased Approach. Read more

 

Reps. Kenyatta and Burgos to host free COVID-19 testing in North Philadelphia

(Feb 17, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17 – State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta and Danilo Burgos, both D-Phila, are teaming up to provide free COVID-19 testing in North Philadelphia, with the goal of offsetting the disparities in testing among Black and Latino communities in Philadelphia. The free testing will be provided in partnership with Latino Connection and funded by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, and will take place on Feb. 20 and March 6, both on a Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Norris Square Park, 2100 N. Howard St., 19122 . Spanish-speaking staff and volunteers will also be on-site. Kenyatta and Burgos pointed to a report that found that race and ethnicity data for COVID-19 cases are widely unaccounted for in Pennsylvania, especially in Philadelphia. The lag, they said, undercuts the severity of survivability outcomes of both groups. For Latinos, specifically, despite only making up 6% of the population in Pennsylvania, they disproportionately make up 11% of COVID-19 deaths when applying weighted population distributions, according to a study found on the Centers for Disease Control’s website. The lawmakers also said Blacks and Latinos not only remain severely underrepresented in data for cases — collected through testing — but also in the vaccine rollout. Kenyatta, who has put dismantling poverty and systemic racism at the forefront of his legislative agenda, said the pandemic has exacerbated Read more

 

Reps. Kenyatta and Burgos to host free COVID-19 testing in North Philadelphia

(Feb 17, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17 – State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta and Danilo Burgos, both D-Phila, are teaming up to provide free COVID-19 testing in North Philadelphia, with the goal of offsetting the disparities in testing among Black and Latino communities in Philadelphia. The free testing will be provided in partnership with Latino Connection and funded by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, and will take place on Feb. 20 and March 6, both on a Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Norris Square Park, 2100 N. Howard St., 19122 . Spanish-speaking staff and volunteers will also be on-site. Kenyatta and Burgos pointed to a report that found that race and ethnicity data for COVID-19 cases are widely unaccounted for in Pennsylvania, especially in Philadelphia. The lag, they said, undercuts the severity of survivability outcomes of both groups. For Latinos, specifically, despite only making up 6% of the population in Pennsylvania, they disproportionately make up 11% of COVID-19 deaths when applying weighted population distributions, according to a study found on the Centers for Disease Control’s website. The lawmakers also said Blacks and Latinos not only remain severely underrepresented in data for cases — collected through testing — but also in the vaccine rollout. Kenyatta, who has put dismantling poverty and systemic racism at the forefront of his legislative agenda, said the pandemic has exacerbated Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance abuse, arts, and career/technical training funding opportunities
Nov 18, 2021

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners
Oct 25, 2021

Burgos appointed to Legislative Budget and Finance Committee
Oct 12, 2021

Burgos, other lawmakers introduce bill for inclusion of African American and Latino history in school curriculum
Sep 29, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Jun 25, 2021

June 24 Medical Marijuana Seminar
Jun 11, 2021

May 27 Medical Marijuana Seminar
May 21, 2021

El #PaRescuePlan Ayudara a Trabajadores de Primera Línea y a sus Familias
May 06, 2021

Burgos: #PaRescuePlan? Helps Frontline Workers, Families
May 06, 2021

Spring 2021 Newsletter
May 05, 2021

Pre-Pandemic Financial Assistance Program
May 05, 2021

Job Opportunities for Talent with Disabilities
Apr 30, 2021

Krajewski, Burgos, Rozzi and Guzman introduce legislation to allow minors to obtain a copy of their birth certificate more easily
Apr 28, 2021

El Plan de Rescate de Pennsylvania Ayudara a Padres Trabajadores, Pequeñas Empresas
Apr 28, 2021

Burgos introduces legislation to establish the PA Socially Diverse Farmers Commission
Apr 27, 2021

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant portal reopens Saturday, April 24th
Apr 23, 2021

Burgos Summer 2020 Newsletter
Apr 09, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up
Feb 22, 2021

Reps. Kenyatta and Burgos to host free COVID-19 testing in North Philadelphia
Feb 17, 2021

Reps. Kenyatta and Burgos to host free COVID-19 testing in North Philadelphia
Feb 17, 2021