Burns implores Biden to retain Trump tariffs on foreign steel

(Mar 05, 2021)

Urges bipartisanship in fight against unfair trade Read more

 

Burns urges local businesses to apply for hospitality grants

(Mar 03, 2021)

Small businesses could receive up to $50,000 Read more

 

Burns, legislators’ efforts mean vaccines for teachers

(Mar 03, 2021)

New state plan will make vaccine available for educators Read more

 

Burns urges PA to reprioritize vaccine rollout

(Feb 24, 2021)

Says smokers should be treated like everyone else Read more

 

Burns to host small business virtual town hall

(Feb 23, 2021)

U.S. Small Business Admin will focus on stimulus funding for local businesses Read more

 

Burns: Grants available for agriculture, historic preservation

(Feb 19, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 19 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, is announcing several available grant programs to promote Pennsylvania’s hemp products, support the specialty crop industry, and preserve historical landmarks. “One of my goals as your state representative is to make you aware of the grants being offered by the state. As a result, I’ve secured more than $200 million in grant money for our district since taking office,” Burns said. “Applying for these grants will give our local organizations great opportunities to show just how important our district is to the success of Pennsylvania.” Staff members in Burns’ office are standing by to help any person or organization apply for these opportunities. Grant programs available with approaching deadlines include: Agricultural Hemp Promotion, Education and Export Promotion Matching Grant Program -- For nonprofit agricultural product promotion and marketing organizations for projects aimed at increasing sales, export or consumer awareness of Pennsylvania hemp products. Eligible projects may include regional or national promotion. The deadline is March 5. Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program -- For state and local organizations, producer associations, academia, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders. This is for Read more

 

Burns: Tradition of honoring military veterans continues

(Feb 08, 2021)

Three bridge-naming bills include inaugural first responder honoree Read more

 

Burns votes for National Guard vaccine assistance

(Feb 05, 2021)

Bill would leverage Guard expertise in logistics, communications Read more

 

Burns urges restraint, patience on 2021-22 state budget

(Feb 03, 2021)

Wolf’s proposal a ‘starting point’ subject to negotiation with GOP Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 16 Update

(Feb 01, 2021)

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Hemp Promotion, Education and Export Promotion Matching Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit agricultural product promotion and marketing organizations. Use : Projects aimed at increasing sales, export or consumer awareness of Pennsylvania hemp products. Eligible projects may include regional or national promotion. Funds : Reimbursement grants up to 50% of project costs. The minimum matching grant is $1,000. A total of $253,000 will be available statewide. Application Deadline : March 5 More Information : See the February 13, 2021, PA Bulletin at Pennsylvania Bulletin (pacodeandbulletin.gov) . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Fund ing ) Who May Apply : State and local organizations, producer associations, academia, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders. Use : Projects that will increase visibility and competitiveness of the state’s horticultural specialty crops including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, culinary herbs and spices, medicinal plants and nursery crops. Funds : Requests may be made for a minimum of $20,000, provided the amount reasonably represents the cost of the intended project. Read more

 

Burns: PA House Scholarship now accepting applications

(Jan 29, 2021)

EBENSBURG, Jan. 29 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, is encouraging high school seniors to apply for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship. Each year, the program awards two students a four-year scholarship to help with the cost of tuition and fees of a college, university or career school in Pennsylvania. Burns said a resident of the 72 nd District was one of the first students awarded the scholarship. Brea Neri, who graduated from Windber Area High School, won in 2011. “I want to make sure students and their families are aware of this opportunity that could help them lessen the financial burden of continuing their education,” Burns said. “Private donors contribute to the scholarship, which means no taxpayer or public money is used to fund the program.” Burns said to be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a minimum 3.0-grade point average. Other factors taken into consideration for the award include a student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Applicants will also need to submit an essay on the topic of how the state’s government can adapt to ensure it will respond to the needs of students, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and current recession. The scholarship program is administered by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. Students can find more information and apply online through Read more

 

Burns re-elected leader of Northwest Delegation

(Jan 27, 2021)

Lawmaker pledges to continue bipartisan work for region Read more

 

Burns votes to limit length of governor’s emergency powers

(Jan 27, 2021)

Change would require legislative approval after 21 days Read more

 

Burns: Another $67,700 state grant for outdoor recreation

(Jan 26, 2021)

Grant marks another investment in recreation economy Read more

 

Frank Burns | Americans deserve $2,000, not GOP Senate foot-dragging

(Jan 26, 2021)

Senate Republicans and their leader Mitch McConnell shouldn’t have hesitated to approve $2,000. Read more

 

Burns claims victory over state liquor control board

(Jan 26, 2021)

State Supreme Court declines LCB appeal Read more

 

$67K state grant awarded to Rock Run Recreation, Cambria Co.

(Jan 26, 2021)

The grant, awarded through the Pennsylvania Recreational Trails Program, will allow the popular Rock Run Recreation Area to construct a comfort station at the Rock Run Recreation Area facility in Chest Township. Read more

 

Burns: $1.2 million state grant awarded for direct-care workers

(Jan 22, 2021)

Grant to pay for training for worker safety Read more

 

Burns, PA DOH to hold virtual COVID vaccine town hall

(Jan 21, 2021)

Public invited to attend to get answers, facts on vaccine rollout Read more

 

Burns: Security, substance abuse education grants available

(Jan 20, 2021)

Funding available to continue fight against substance abuse Read more