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

 

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

 

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities

(Apr 05, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT): Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Program (Funding Source: State, Federal, & Private Funding) Who May Apply : Private companies. Use : To develop innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : April 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/projectAndPrograms/p3forpa/Pages/default.aspx . FEDERAL PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial Ethnic Minorities (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Public and private non-profit entities . Use : To provide training and education around the risks of substance use and HIV/AIDS, as well as the integration of a range of services for individuals with HIV/AIDS. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : May 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-22-002 . Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)/Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED): Pennsylvania’s Recovery Housing Read more

 

2022 Spring Newsletter

(Mar 08, 2022)

Rep. Burgos 2022 Spring Newsletter contains valuable information to constituents of the 197th Legislative District. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities

(Mar 07, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Support for Student Mental Health Needs Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations, school districts, and other school entities. Use : To propose programming and other services to address youth mental health needs that have become apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds : Grants up to $150,000. Application Deadline : March 28, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Resource Center for Prevention Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Any institution of higher education, nonprofit agency, or for-profit organization. Use : To support Pennsylvania’s Resource Center for Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Programs and Practices (Resource Center). Funds : One award of $945,000. Application Deadline : April 4, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission: State Wildlife Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Any agency, organization, or entity desiring to participate in the planning or Read more

 

Burgos offers statement on Russian invasion of Ukraine 

(Mar 02, 2022)

HARRISBURG, March 2– State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., offered the following statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “We are witnessing the cold-hearted, self-indulgent behavior of a man who calls himself a leader, a man with no regard for human life and a neighboring nation’s sovereignty,” Burgos said. "However, we are also witnessing many countries around the world uniting in their disapproval of this unjustified invasion. People from across the globe, and in Russia, have taken to the streets to show their disdain and disapproval of this raw, unprovoked exercise of military might. It is being said that Vladimir Putin’s ill-conceived invasion has resulted, not in the outcome he desired, but in precisely the opposite, as the world electrifies its support for Ukraine. “Perhaps we can learn from these present circumstances just how fragile and precious our democracies are and the high value we place upon them. It was the deepest desire of Jesus’ life ‘that all may be one.’ In this hour of darkness, let us renew our commitment to those principles and values that are the foundation of unity. Let us put aside the differences that divide and stand as one for what is right, just, and moral. I ask that today, Ash Wednesday, be a day of prayer for the Ukrainian people. I invite us all to join with our sisters and brothers around the world to lift our hearts and minds to pray for an Read more

 

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities

(Feb 08, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Clean Energy Workforce Development Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania local workforce development board. Use : To assist the department with the creation of programs designed to engage and support businesses in the clean energy sector. Funds : Grants up to $500,000. Application Deadline : March 14, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Nonprofit Security Grant Program (Funding Source: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofits. Use : To enhance security and protect from hate crimes. Funds : Grants awards from $5,000 to $150,000. Application Deadline : March 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.pccd.pa.gov/schoolsafety/Pages/Non-Profit-Security-Grant-Fund.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Endowment Act – Direct Victim Service Organizations Grant Program (Funding Source: Monetary Penalty Endowments Trust Fund) Who May Apply : Direct victim service organizations. Use : To support residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who have been child victims of sexual Read more

 

Burgos to host Dominican Independence Day Event  

(Feb 04, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., will host a Dominican Independence Day celebration event news conference at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7 in the Main Capitol Rotunda. Burgos will be joined by state Reps. Manuel Guzman, D-Berks, and Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “In the United States, it is important that we recognize Dominican Independence Day,” Burgos said. “The Dominican population is growing, and we must acknowledge Dominican history and celebrate it.” “As we prepare to celebrate the 178th anniversary of Dominican Independence, let us be reminded of the struggles and sacrifices countless individuals made to gain independence, and the perpetual fight of the Dominican Republic’s citizens to retain their freedom,” said Guzman. “Now more than ever is a time to reflect and remind ourselves how important it is to continuously fight to ensure future generations have the privilege to live, work, and grow in an independent country.” "Our Dominican community is a beautiful one filled with amazing families, entrepreneurs and community leaders," said Schweyer. "I couldn’t be happier living in Allentown with our rich cultural diversity and am so very honored to join in this beautiful celebration of the Dominican heritage." The representatives will be honoring Dr. Cynthia Mona, first Dominican and woman to serve as City Council president in Allentown; and Johanna Read more

 

Kinsey seeks solutions for problems in Pa. prison system

(Jan 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., held a news conference today with House and Senate colleagues and prison-reform advocates to discuss legislation to help address systemic problems in Pennsylvania’s prison system. Kinsey was joined by House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila., House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, D-Phila., state Reps. Amen Brown, Danilo Burgos, Joe Hohenstein, Darisha Parker and Brian Sims, all D-Phila.; Tim Briggs, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez and Joe Webster, all D-Montgomery; Bob Brooks, R-Westmoreland/Allegheny; Gina Curry, D-Delaware; Manuel Guzman, D-Berks; Dianne Herrin, D-Chester; Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Patty Kim, D-Dauphin; Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny; Maureen Madden, D-Monroe; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery; and Regina Young, D-Delaware/Phila.; along with state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Phila. and Anton Andrew from PA Prison Society. “Right now, in Pennsylvania and the entire United States, we have a prison system that does not work,” Kinsey said. “We must pass legislation to reform this system, so that those incarcerated have a chance to live dignified lives when they’re serving their sentence and when they’ve completed it.” The lawmakers are seeking enactment of several bills that would improve the prison system for incarcerated people and their families as well as save taxpayer dollars, including: Probation and Parole Reform: Earned Compliance Read more

 

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

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

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities
Apr 05, 2022

2022 Spring Newsletter
Mar 08, 2022

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities
Mar 07, 2022

Burgos offers statement on Russian invasion of Ukraine 
Mar 02, 2022

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities
Feb 08, 2022

Burgos to host Dominican Independence Day Event  
Feb 04, 2022

Kinsey seeks solutions for problems in Pa. prison system
Jan 26, 2022