State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications

(Dec 21, 2020)

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs: Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Program (Source of Funding: Veterans’ Trust Fund) Who May Apply : 501(c)(3) nonprofits with a mission of serving veterans, 501(c)(19) veteran service organizations, and county directors of veterans affairs. Use : Up to $150,000 in grant funding is available for new, innovative or expanded programs or services operated by the county directors of veterans’ affairs or the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs. The areas of emphasis for applicants in this category are veterans’ outreach and veterans’ court programs. Up to $650,000 in grant funding is available to veteran service organizations and non-profit organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans. Funding priorities for applicants in this category are homelessness, behavioral health initiatives and veterans’ courts. Funds : A total of $800,000 will be awarded statewide. Application Deadline : January 27, 2021 at 2 p.m. More Information : Click on https://www.dmva.pa.gov/veteransaffairs/Pages/Programs%20and%20Services/Veterans%27%20Trust%20Fund/VeteransTrustFundGrantProgram.aspx . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: DEP Driving PA Forward Onroad Rebate Program – Trucks and Buses: Read more

 

Reps. Ciresi, Davis reintroduce legislation to provide financial relief to local bars, restaurants

(Dec 18, 2020)

“Our restaurants and bars have had to play a major role in stopping the community spread of the COVID-19 virus for which they have paid a devastating financial cost,” said Davis, who was elected House Democratic Caucus Secretary for the 2021-22 session that officially began Dec. 1. “The temporary suspension during the holiday season, although necessary, is yet another blow to the industry. It is grossly unfair that our ‘Mom and Pop’ restaurants and bars and their employees should have to bear this burden alone. As they have helped to protect our physical health, we need to protect their financial health through the passage of this legislation which would help them get through the pandemic.” Read more

 

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(Dec 16, 2020)

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Bucks County representatives announce $3.95M in state grants to Bucks County Community College

(Dec 10, 2020)

Bucks County representatives announce $3.95M in state grants to Bucks County Community College LEVITTOWN/NEWTOWN, Dec. 10 -- State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, announced today $3.95 million in state grants have been awarded to Bucks County Community College by the Department of Education to modernize its new Enterprise Planning System. The Enterprise Resource Planning System will modernize BCCC’s technology infrastructure for students, faculty and staff. “In order to be competitive in today’s globalized world, Bucks County students must utilize cutting edge technology,” Davis said. “This grant money isn’t just an investment in BCCC, but in Bucks County’s future. The more competitive our students are in the marketplace, the more prosperous Bucks County will be.” “You’re as good as the tools you’ve got,” Galloway said. “In order to be at the forefront in today’s world, BCCC students need state of the art technology to connect with each other and the wider world. This funding will help make Bucks County and its students competitive on a global scale.” Warren said, ”A staunch supporter of BCCC, I believe this significant investment in the college’s capital project will propel the school to newer heights and facilitate the development of a highly skilled Read more

 

Bucks County representatives announce $2.38M in state grants to county

(Dec 09, 2020)

LEVITTOWN/NEWTOWN, Dec. 9 -- State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency awarded $2.38 million in state grants to Bucks County. “Women and children are among the most vulnerable members of our society,” Davis said. “This grant money will help our county organizations offer greater security and protection to those who need it most at a time when life on the margins is even more perilous due to the pandemic.” “Many non-profit organizations are hurting for funds because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Galloway said. “I’m very glad that as we enter into a dark winter that state funds will be supporting those organizations who provide life-saving services to Bucks County women and children.” “These state grants to Bucks County will help reduce violence, provide services to crime victims and enhance county services to probationers and parolees to help them reintegrate into society and reduce recidivism. Collectively, these grants make our communities safer,” Warren said. The breakdown of the awards is as follows: CAPPAC - Improvement of Adult Probation Services Funds The County Adult Probation and Parole Advisory Committee (CAPPAC) serves in an advisory capacity to PCCD to ensure reasonable and efficient administration Read more

 

Davis: $199.3K in ARLE grants awarded to replace signal equipment at Five Points Intersection in Bucks County

(Dec 07, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 7 – State Rep. Tina Davis announced $199,315 in Automated Red Light Enforcement funding has been awarded to replace all existing signal equipment at the Five Points Intersection of New Falls, Woodbourne, Edgely and Bristol Emilie roads in Bucks County. “Red-light running threatens lives,” Davis, D-Bucks, said. “The ARLE program helps cut back on incidents of this dangerous driving behavior through automated enforcement at intersections where red light running has been an issue. “Motorists and pedestrians alike will be safer thanks to the replacement of all existing signal equipment at the Five Points Intersection of New Falls, Woodbourne, Edgely and Bristol Emilie roads in Bucks County.” The Bucks County safety projects were selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to receive ARLE funding based on criteria such as safety benefits and effectiveness, cost, and local and regional impact. ARLE grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 31 intersections in Philadelphia. State law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 123 applications, totaling almost $39.5 million in requests. Sixteen projects in 13 municipalities were selected for funding. This investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ARLE funding program to Read more

 

Davis to host virtual workshop on Pennie health insurance marketplace

(Dec 04, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, Dec. 4 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, will host a virtual workshop with the Pennsylvania Health Access Network on the Affordable Care Act and Pennie , the state’s new health insurance marketplace, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. “Pennie, the state’s new insurance marketplace, offers Pennsylvanians high quality, affordable health care coverage that meets their needs,” said Davis. “Deadlines are approaching, so I wanted to have this workshop where residents can learn about Pennie’s different plans and get their questions answered.” Pennsylvanians seeking individual health insurance coverage for 2021 through the Affordable Care Act will use Pennie.com instead of Healthcare.gov. Open enrollment runs through Jan. 15, but Dec. 15 is the last day to enroll for coverage to start in January. Coverage will begin in February for anyone who enrolls between Dec. 16 and Jan. 15. Anyone interested can watch the workshop at www.RepTinaDavis.com . Questions can be emailed in advance to RepDavis@pahouse.net and will be taken during the event. Anyone who needs more information should contact Davis’ office at (267) 580-2660 . Read more

 

Davis: Revitalization project invests in new jobs for Bucks County

(Dec 04, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 4 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks today announced vital state support for the U.S. Steel Fairless Hills revitalization project. The project will redevelop the 1,811-acre former industrial site into a diverse business park as part of a Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) established through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. “Bucks County is a great place to do business – we have a strong workforce, excellent schools, and we’re a short drive to one third of the nation’s population – and more employers than ever are looking to move here,” Davis said. “That’s why I advocated for the Fairless Hills KOZ – to attract more employers to create jobs with family-sustaining wages and benefits. Jobs created at Fairless Hills lead to even more downstream jobs in supporting businesses and industries and helps make our area an even better place to live and work.” The KOZ was established through Act 114/HB 2536, the fiscal code bill enacted as part of the final state budget in November. Read more

 

Cephas, Davis and Jones renew bipartisan effort to restore dignity to incarcerated women during virtual roundtable discussion

(Dec 03, 2020)

With the new 2021-22 legislative about to start, state Reps. Morgan Cephas, Tina Davis and Mike Jones are renewing their bipartisan efforts to restore dignity to incarcerated women. "The number of incarcerated women has skyrocketed in Pennsylvania over the last three decades, and too many of them are still being denied basic human rights," said Cephas, D-Phila. "A large number of them are mothers and primary caregivers forced to leave their children behind, and we have a responsibility to help not hinder their efforts to rehabilitate. Our bipartisan plan is meant to build on the support already put in place by the state Department of Corrections in hopes of preventing further trauma and instead providing these women with the resources they need to serve their debt to society and get back to their loved ones safely." The three joined the advocacy group Ardella's House, #cut50, the American Conservative Union and York County District Attorney David Sunday for a virtual roundtable discussion yesterday, focusing on a bill they introduced in the 2019-20 legislative session and plan on reintroducing in the new session that would: Update current restraint laws to better document restraint use and protect the mental and physical well-being of pregnant women and their children. Prohibit restrictive housing for pregnant or postpartum women and detainees. Require all correctional institution employees who have contact with pregnant, Read more

 

Davis presents $25K check to local homeless shelter

(Nov 13, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, Nov. 13 – State Rep. Tina Davis today presented a ceremonial check for a $25,000 Pennsylvania Department of Human Services grant to the Bristol’s Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter. “I’m proud to present this check for $25,000 to Bristol’s Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter on behalf of the Department of Human Services,” said Davis, D-Bucks. “They do incredible work helping individuals and families coping with mental, physical and emotional issues get back on their feet and find permanent housing. “This grant money will ensure that guests at the shelter are receiving the proper care they need.” The Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter is a temporary residence for individuals and families who have lost housing. The shelter operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Typically, the shelter houses 75 people, and one-third of its residents are children. Read more

 

Davis elected House Democratic Caucus Secretary

(Nov 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 13 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, Thursday evening was elected to serve as part of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Democratic Caucus leadership team as caucus secretary. “I am deeply honored to have been elected by my peers to serve on the House Democratic Caucus leadership team as secretary,” Davis said. “I am looking forward to working with the leadership team to guide the caucus to achieve its legislative goals in the House in the upcoming session.” The caucus secretary ensures clarity and fairness among representatives by recording their votes and positions on bills being evaluated ahead of floor votes. Davis said, "House Democrats humbly represent growing communities in rural boroughs, towns and cities and in every type of legislative district from Allegheny County to Philadelphia – and as secretary to this historic leadership team, I pledge to ensure that all Pennsylvania voices are heard through their representatives in the people's House." Davis was first elected to the House in 2010 to serve the 141st Legislative District, which comprises Bristol and Middletown townships and the boroughs of Hulmeville and Penndel. Read more

 

House Democrats elect leaders for upcoming legislative session

(Nov 12, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – The 90 members of the House Democratic Caucus who won election last week to serve during the 2021-22 session today chose their caucus leaders. Due to the high risk of Covid-19 transmission a number of lawmakers participated in the meeting virtually. Read more

 

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(Nov 12, 2020)

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(Nov 12, 2020)

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Davis secures $25K grant for local homeless shelter

(Nov 10, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, Nov. 9 – Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, has secured a $25,000 grant for the Family Service Association of Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. “With winter approaching and COVID-19 cases steadily on the rise, there is an urgent need for secure and sanitary temporary housing for the homeless in Bucks County,” Davis said. “This grant will help Levittown’s Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter continue to provide safe temporary shelter to adults and children during this crisis.” The Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter is a temporary residence for individuals and families who have lost housing. The shelter operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Typically, the shelter houses 75 people and one-third of its residents are children. Davis will present the grant check to the Family Service Association of Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Read more

 

Lawmakers discuss legislation to ensure equitable access to contraceptives

(Oct 28, 2020)

' HARRISBURG, Oct. 28 – State Reps. Leanne Krueger, Kevin Boyle and Tina Davis today discussed legislation to expand and protect access to contraceptives. Krueger, Boyle and Davis introduced H.B. 2813 following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows virtually any employer to opt out of the Affordable Care Act mandate to provide contraceptive coverage if they object to birth control on religious or moral grounds. The bill would protect access to this important form of health care by making sure insurers in Pennsylvania provide coverage for contraception. “Now more than ever, we need Pennsylvania to take action. Creating barriers to this basic preventative care puts the health and well-being of millions of Pennsylvania women at risk,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “In addition to preventing unintended pregnancies, contraceptives are often used to address a variety of women’s health issues. This legislation would help make sure women are able to make their own medical decisions and receive quality care.” Boyle, D-Montgomery/Phila, said, "Birth control is health care, and health care should be accessible to everyone. With the recent decision by the Supreme Court potentially cutting off access to birth control for 2.5 million women, it's vital that we act to provide another option to ensure women have access to the health care they need." Davis, D-Bucks, added, “Contraception is a fundamental aspect of Read more

 

October 2020 Events at Silver Lake Nature Center

(Sep 29, 2020)

Volunteer Work Day – Waterway Cleanup – Sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company. Saturday, October 3 rd , 9am to 12pm. Volunteer Work Days are held on the First Saturday of Each Month. This month’s Volunteer Work Day will focus on the SLNC Waterways, and is sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company! Help us maintain our grounds! Be prepared to get wet and dirty. Wear your mask and bring a refillable water bottle. This event is rain or shine. Register by visiting www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org , by stopping into the SLNC Visitors’ Building, or by contacting Arden Williams at awilliams@buckscounty.org or 215-785-1177. Saturday Morning Bird Walks. October 3 rd , 10 th , 17 th , 24 th , & 31 st , 7:30am. Offered from September through November. FREE. Meet outside of the SLNC Visitors’ Building at kiosk near the Parking Area. Free. FREE Guided Walk on the SLNC Trails. Sundays, October 11th & 18th, 2 - 3pm. Join certified Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, Patricia Merkel, for this leisurely and informative walk covering seasonal topics. Meet outside of the SLNC Visitors’ Building at the kiosk near the Parking Area. Free. Earthship Tours. Saturday, October 24th, 1 - 2:30pm. FREE. The SLNC Earthship will be open to the public today! Stop by to visit and learn about these interesting, sustainable structures! Day-off from School Camp Read more

 

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(Sep 17, 2020)

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Cephas, Davis and Jones introduce bipartisan legislation to restore dignity for incarcerated women

(Sep 17, 2020)

State Reps. Morgan Cephas, Tina Davis and Mike Jones introduced bipartisan legislation today aimed at restoring dignity for incarcerated women across the commonwealth. “Everyone has rights, and this legislation is meant to strengthen the safety precautions and supports that the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections already has for incarcerated individuals by making sure these policies stay in place for years to come,” said Cephas, D-Phila. “While we continue the conversation and action around criminal justice reform, we must remember our women and girls within the system. Many of our incarcerated individuals are mothers or expectant mothers who are the primary providers for their family. Restoring their dignity means ensuring they have the resources they need to take care of themselves, rehabilitate and get back to their loved ones. This bipartisan effort to protect lives is one we all should agree on.” The legislation ( H.B. 2875 ) would: Update current restraint laws to better document restraint use and protect the mental and physical wellbeing of pregnant women and their children. Prohibit restrictive housing for pregnant or postpartum women and detainees. Require all correctional institution employees who have contact with pregnant, incarcerated individuals to undergo comprehensive, professional training related to pregnancy, post-partum, and trauma-informed care. Create an Read more

 

9/10/20 – The Vanishing Trial – Harrisburg

(Sep 10, 2020)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing held in the Capitol and co-chaired by State Rep. Tina Davis. Read more