Webster, Ciresi announce $1M for Trappe Fire Co.

(Nov 07, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 7 – State Reps. Joe Ciresi and Joe Webster, both D-Montgomery County, are congratulating Trappe Fire Co. for being awarded $1 million for the construction of a new fire department facility. Both Reps. Webster and Ciresi supported Trappe's funding request through letters of support to the Wolf administration to help deliver the funds, which originate from the Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program . "Our first responders deserve to have a facility that enables them to provide the level of service that Trappe and the surrounding community require," Webster said. "With this new building, Trappe Fire Company will make necessary improvements that I am happy to support." "This funding will go toward an important project to support the growing needs of the Trappe community and the region," Ciresi said. "As a state, we should give our dedicated and selfless first responders the tools they need to keep us safe. I'm proud to support this investment in our public safety infrastructure and help provide a modern base of operations for the Trappe Fire Company." The project will construct a new 15,000-plus-square-foot facility on West 5 th Avenue in Trappe to improve space, amenities, and the proper standards to effectively accommodate a functional and growing volunteer fire company in the years to come. Trappe's plan also includes continuing its regional Read more

 

Ciresi applauds $136,250 in state funds for Pottstown blight remediation

(Nov 03, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 3 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced today that he secured $136,250 in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits to assist Genesis Housing Corp. in its investment in revitalizing blighted properties in Pottstown. “This $136,250 in state tax credits will help fight blight in Pottstown,” Ciresi said. “Not only will this money assist efforts to improve aesthetics and increase community supports, but it will also provide money for critical repairs to keep at-risk homeowners in their homes. This funding will improve the quality of life for area residents and keep Pottstown on the road to revitalization.” The investment will assist Genesis Housing Corporation’s rehabilitate projects in Pottstown: $80,000 to support GHC’s coordinated efforts with local organizations to address blighted properties and drive revitalization efforts to improve safety, housing and commercial development. Expected measurable outcomes will include exterior renovations (including housing rehab and façade grants), housing counseling services, improved community access to gardens and support for community improvement programs. GHC is partnering with Pottstown Community Action, Mosaic Community Land Trust and Hobart’s Run. $56,250 for GHC’s proposed Pottstown Homeowner Property Rehab program, which will provide rehab grants for owner-occupied single-family homes in Read more

 

Montgomery County House Dems Announce $3M in Funding for Mitzvah Circle

(Oct 31, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 31 – Pennsylvania House Democrats in Montgomery County presented a check for $3 million to Mitzvah Circle Foundation to expand its critical services delivering immediate needs to vulnerable families. In partnership with more than 300 local organizations, MCF provides donated and purchased goods such as clothing, shoes, diapers, toiletries, period supplies, housewares and more – including many items not covered by food stamps or other safety net programs – to individuals and families in need. Families who can’t obtain these critical items become entrenched deeper in crisis. By providing a full array of life's essentials, MCF helps families to begin to break the cycle of crisis and poverty. “Mitzvah Circle is honored to receive this funding. It allows us to continue serving the most vulnerable families in Montgomery County,” said Fran Held, founder and director of MCF. The Montgomery County legislators, including Sens. Amanda Cappelletti, Maria Collett, Art Haywood, Vincent Hughes and Katie Muth, as well as Reps. Matt Bradford, Tim Briggs, Joe Ciresi, Mary Jo Daley, Pam DeLissio, Nancy Guenst, Liz Hanbidge, Steve Malagari, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez, Melissa Shusterman, Greg Vitali, and Joe Webster, worked with the Wolf administration to help deliver the funds, which originate from American Rescue Plan Act funding. “Mitzvah Circle reaches into every corner of Montgomery County, and it Read more

 

Montgomery County House Democrats Announce $5.75M for Child Advocacy Center

(Oct 28, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 28 – Pennsylvania House Democrats in Montgomery County are congratulating the Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County for being awarded $5.75 million to build its Child Advocacy and Training Center. In a joint letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, members of the Montgomery County House Democratic Delegation shared that “Child abuse is a growing public health crisis that requires urgent intervention and response. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this issue significantly, placing an intense strain on our community’s most vulnerable members. The child advocacy center model is an evidence-based approach that has been found to provide a faster healing process for the child, more fluid collaboration between all professionals, and more effective and streamlined investigations. By providing on-site medical and mental health services, the facility would also be removing barriers to make care more accessible and equitable, as well as improving overall physical and mental health outcomes for children and their caregivers.” The Montgomery County legislators, including Reps. Matt Bradford, Tim Briggs, Joe Ciresi, Mary Jo Daley, Pam DeLissio, Nancy Guenst, Liz Hanbidge, Steve Malagari, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez, Greg Vitali, and Joe Webster, worked with the Wolf administration to help deliver the funds, which originate from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program . Read more

 

Ciresi brings home $17.3 million in funding for regional capital improvement projects

(Oct 27, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 27 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced today that he secured $17,267,868 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding for local projects i n the district and wider southeastern Pennsylvania. “I’m very proud to have secured over $17 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants because this funding will help complete projects that will dramatically improve our economy and quality of life here in the district and throughout the region,” Ciresi said. “This funding will have a far-reaching impact on our communities for years to come and further elevate Montgomery County as one of the most desirable areas in Pennsylvania for business development, education, the arts and residential living. I thank Gov. Tom Wolf for allocating this money for these highly deserving projects.” $1,500,000 to the Redevelopment Authority of Montgomery County for renovation of Montgomery County Community College's Pottstown Campus’ Hanover Street Building. MCCC has partnered with the Pottstown Children’s Discovery Center, which will move into the Hanover Street Building and create a hub for community engagement and outreach. $2,500,000 to 610 Main Street LLC for the Nelson Ice Cream Factory redevelopment project. The funds will help to complete the site’s environmental cleanup, demolish the abandoned factory buildings, adaptively reuse the historic Read more

 

Rep. Joe Ciresi Recovers More Than $147K In Unclaimed Property

(Oct 03, 2022)

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ciresi pushes for new driver photo center in pottstown

(Oct 03, 2022)

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Ciresi’s Office Helps Renew SEPTA Senior Cards

(Oct 03, 2022)

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Ciresi bill would make canceling services easier

(Oct 03, 2022)

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Pottstown gets $500K for stormwater arch repair (pottsmerc.com)

(Oct 03, 2022)

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PSBA Presents Representative Joe Ciresi with Champion of Public Education Award

(Oct 03, 2022)

PSBA Presents Representative Joe Ciresi with Champion of Public Education Award Read more

 

Ciresi Spring 2022 NL

(Oct 03, 2022)

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Advocates rally for reform bills to save millions in school taxes

(Oct 03, 2022)

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Pennsylvania budget adds $30 million tax incentive to boost film production

(Oct 03, 2022)

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Ciresi to hold Unclaimed Property & SEPTA Senior Key Card Event on Tuesday

(Sep 30, 2022)

Staff from Ciresi’s office will be processing applications for SEPTA Senior Key cards, checking to see if individuals have unclaimed property, and helping complete unclaimed property claim forms. Read more

 

Ciresi brings home $437,500 in state grants for park improvements and stormwater repairs

(Sep 20, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 20 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi announced today that he secured $437,500 in state grants that will be used for ADA accessibility and safety improvements at Chestnut Street Park in Royersford, upgrades to Pottstown’s Chestnut Street and South Street parks, and repairs to a collapsed stormwater arch in Pottstown. “This funding will help improve quality of life in our district by making our neighborhood parks more modern and accessible,” Ciresi said. “The improvements that this funding will make possible will help boost property values in our district, making our communities highly desirable places in which to reside and so increase the economic power of our municipalities.” The state funds have been granted to the following projects: $140,000 to repair and reroute a stormwater arch collapse under a commercial building at 1200 High St., the former Pottstown Hospital building that has been repurposed into office space. $125,000 to improve safety and reduce stormwater issues by replacing one play structure at South Street Park and two play structures at Chestnut Street Park with accessible play sets. Funds will also be used to correct stormwater issues. Site amenities at the parks will be expanded to include benches and trash and recycling receptacles, while Chestnut Street Park will have its play area expanded and have a new walking path installed. Read more

 

Ciresi introduces legislation to make hybrid & electric vehicles more affordable for Pennsylvanians

(Sep 09, 2022)

TRAPPE, Sept. 9 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi introduced a package of bills today to help make hybrid and electric vehicles more accessible and affordable to more Pennsylvanians. At a time when more Americans are citing gas prices as a reason that they are considering purchasing hybrid or electric vehicles, Ciresi said his bills would help target the cost barriers that prevent broader adoption of fuel-efficient vehicles. The five-bill package would: Create an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase Rebate Program to provide residents of Pennsylvania with rebates for the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles. This rebate of 6% of the vehicle’s total purchase price would effectively refund the state sales tax, up to a maximum rebate amount of $3,000. Make the state’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program permanent, double rebate amounts offered under the Program, and add hybrid vehicles as an eligible vehicle type. Help residents with the one-time costs of electric vehicle charger installation, expanding access by reducing a barrier to at-home charging, by establishing an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Tax Credit. This tax credit would be up to $750 for the installation of a Level 1 charging port and $4,000 for the installation of a Level 2 charging port. Establish a five-year Green Vehicle Pilot Program. Applicants who own green vehicles, which include electric and hybrid vehicles, would receive an EZ-Pass account credit from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Read more

 

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(Sep 07, 2022)

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Ciresi announces nearly $800K in grants for local parks

(Sep 06, 2022)

POTTSTOWN, Sept. 6 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi today announced an investment of nearly $800,000 in state funding from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to create new recreational opportunities, conserve natural resources and invest in local communities. The money is part of a $90 million grant round that is the largest single investment in Pennsylvania recreation and conservation in agency history , surpassing the previous record of $70 million in 2021. Under the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf, DCNR has awarded more than $430 million in grants to more than 2,300 projects across the commonwealth. The local projects awarded are: Pottstown Borough – $85,200 – Rehabilitation and further development of Chestnut Street Park and South Street Park. Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Committee – $100,000 – Funding for the 2023 Pottstown Regional Park improvement mini-grant program, which helps municipal park improvements in the Pottstown area. Royersford Borough – $172,500 – Rehabilitation of Chestnut Street Park. Trappe Borough – $369,500 – Expansion of Trappe Borough Hall Park to include a rain garden and stormwater playground. “ These neighborhood parks are an important asset for the local community, and the redevelopment projects will greatly improve their potential in serving the outdoor recreation needs of residents,” said Ciresi, Read more

 

Webster, Ciresi announce $1M for Trappe Fire Co.
Nov 07, 2022

Ciresi applauds $136,250 in state funds for Pottstown blight remediation
Nov 03, 2022

Montgomery County House Dems Announce $3M in Funding for Mitzvah Circle
Oct 31, 2022

Montgomery County House Democrats Announce $5.75M for Child Advocacy Center
Oct 28, 2022

Ciresi brings home $17.3 million in funding for regional capital improvement projects
Oct 27, 2022

Rep. Joe Ciresi Recovers More Than $147K In Unclaimed Property
Oct 03, 2022

ciresi pushes for new driver photo center in pottstown
Oct 03, 2022

Infrastructure bills passage raises hopes for passenger rails return
Oct 03, 2022

Ciresi’s Office Helps Renew SEPTA Senior Cards
Oct 03, 2022

Ciresi bill would make canceling services easier
Oct 03, 2022

Pottstown gets $500K for stormwater arch repair (pottsmerc.com)
Oct 03, 2022

PSBA Presents Representative Joe Ciresi with Champion of Public Education Award
Oct 03, 2022

Ciresi Spring 2022 NL
Oct 03, 2022

Advocates rally for reform bills to save millions in school taxes
Oct 03, 2022

Pennsylvania budget adds $30 million tax incentive to boost film production
Oct 03, 2022

Ciresi to hold Unclaimed Property & SEPTA Senior Key Card Event on Tuesday
Sep 30, 2022

Ciresi brings home $437,500 in state grants for park improvements and stormwater repairs
Sep 20, 2022

Ciresi introduces legislation to make hybrid & electric vehicles more affordable for Pennsylvanians
Sep 09, 2022

Miss my latest Telephone Town Hall? Listen to the discussion here.
Sep 07, 2022

Ciresi announces nearly $800K in grants for local parks
Sep 06, 2022