Burns holds ceremony honoring local military hero

(Sep 10, 2021)

Local bridge named for man who gave his life in service of his nation Read more


Burns, Saint Francis to launch Dolly Parton Imagination Library later this month

(Sep 07, 2021)

Children’s book program made possible thanks to state grant Read more


Burns: Grants available to support law enforcement

(Aug 31, 2021)

Says his office stands ready to support local police Read more


Grant opportunity available for small businesses, farmers

(Aug 20, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 20 – State Rep. Frank Burns detailed yet another state grant opportunity for area businesses this week. The Small Business Advantage Grant program is currently accepting applications from farms and small businesses looking to improve their operations through energy efficiency, pollution prevention and natural resource protection. “DEP is making a million dollars available for this program, and it’s awarding up to $5,000 for each grant so this program is a huge prospect for farms and businesses,” said Burns, D-Cambria. “I want to make sure eligible entities in my district have the same chance as any other entity in the state to apply, so that’s why I announce these opportunities, list them on my website and offer help with the application process.” Grants are available for HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency LED lighting, solvent recovery and waste recycling systems, auxiliary power units that eliminate truck engine idling, and other projects that reduce energy use, as well as streambank buffers, livestock fencing, and other agricultural stormwater runoff management projects. The Department of Environmental Protection will accept applications for this program until the funds are exhausted for this fiscal year. Those eligible are Pennsylvania small business owners and farmers with 100 or fewer full-time employees. More Read more


Local fire departments to benefit from $19,132 in grant funding for wildfire protection

(Aug 18, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 18 – State Rep. Frank Burns announced today that five local fire departments received state grants to support their communities with increased protection from wildfires. “Smaller communities, especially rural areas, deal with the same fire dangers larger cities have, such as building fires and vehicle accidents, but they also have to be prepared to handle brush and forest fires,” Burns said. “These grants are designed to help make sure those departments are prepared and trained to battle these types of potentially deadly situations.” The departments receiving funding within the 72nd District: • Ashville Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 -- $1,600. • Carrolltown Fire Co. -- $4,480. • East Taylor Volunteer Fire Co. -- $665. • Gallitzin Fire Co. No. 1 -- $10,000. • Loretto Fire Co. -- $2,387. The Rural Volunteer Firefighter Assistance Grant program, awarded through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources from federal grants from the U.S. Agriculture Department, helps local departments in rural areas and communities with fewer than 10,000 people. Funding may be used for training and equipment purchases directly related to fighting brush and forest fires. The grants were awarded on a cost-share basis, with the maximum grant being $10,000, not to exceed 50% of the entity’s actual expenditures. Read more


Burns: Year-long effort, collaboration yield $55k in state grants

(Aug 16, 2021)

EBENSBURG, Aug. 16 – In a prime example of collaboration leading to success, state Rep. Frank Burns is announcing $55,000 in state grants to fund four projects, made possible through his partnership with the Johnstown-based 1889 Foundation. Burns, D-Cambria, said since these small-scale projects don’t always qualify for other state aid, the situation required a persistent and creative approach that took more than a year and included $20,000 in additional help from the foundation. “Because we worked together for the common good, these four projects will not meet the fate of falling between the funding cracks,” Burns said. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way. In this case, we had the collective will – and the 1889 Foundation was instrumental in helping find a way.” Burns listed the grant recipients, amounts and projects as: Keystone Regional Fire & Rescue Department -- $21,598 for purchase of a new generator for its fire hall. Reade Township -- $18,120 for recreation area fencing. Patton Park -- $9,440 for a security system for its park and swimming pool. Cresson Lions Club -- $5,842 for a swimming pool water purification/chemical system. Susan M. Mann, 1889 Foundation president, whose organization supports innovative programs and initiatives that improve and transform the health and wellness of the region, said its members Read more


Burns to host popular concealed carry, scam prevention events

(Aug 09, 2021)

Urges people to know their rights, firearm rules and regulations, learn how to protect loved ones Read more


Summer/Fall 2021

(Aug 09, 2021)

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Burns: Cambria County schools receive $161,655 for healthy food

(Aug 04, 2021)

Grant program to expand fruit, vegetable offerings in schools Read more


Burns: Cambria County must receive fair share of opioid pharma settlement

(Jul 23, 2021)

County among the hardest hit by pill dumping, overdoses Read more


Nomination period for annual Charlie Vizzini Volunteerism Award extended

(Jul 23, 2021)

Deadline for nominations extended until Aug. 2 Read more


Burns’ Blue Lives Matter Caucus welcomes Rigby as GOP chairman

(Jul 20, 2021)

Bipartisan effort centered in Cambria County Read more


1889 Club receives $3K grant to improve its fish hatchery

(Jul 19, 2021)

A $3,000 grant was presented to the 1889 Club Park in South Fork on Friday by State Representative Frank Burns. Read more


Burns: Cambria projects could be eligible for grant programs

(Jul 01, 2021)

Urges local orgs to apply: ‘If we don’t take advantage of this, someone else will’ Read more


Burns urges libraries to apply for state grant program

(Jun 30, 2021)

Money could be used for development, technical assistance Read more


Burns: Local fire companies receive $296,000 in state grants

(Jun 29, 2021)

Burns urges fire, EMS companies to get agreements in before deadline Read more


Burns backs no-tax bipartisan budget deal

(Jun 25, 2021)

Rep. Frank Burns voted to pass a no-tax bipartisan budget that invests in education while saving money for the future. Read more


Burns: House approves two bridge-naming proposals

(Jun 25, 2021)

WWII veteran, first responder immortalized Read more


Burns: $10 billion excess should fund property tax relief

(Jun 24, 2021)

State flush with cash, hardworking taxpayers deserve break Read more


Burns votes to ensure election integrity by requiring voter ID

(Jun 22, 2021)

‘We need to make sure people who vote are who they say they are’ Read more