Burns urges local organizations to apply for public safety, support grants
Multi-agency grants available to help community programs
EBENSBURG, Jan. 27 – Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, today urged local governments, nonprofits and other community organizations to consider applying for three state grants currently available to support community programs.
“As your state representative, I am dedicated to making sure Cambria County receives its fair share of state investment and support,” Burns said. “I fight hard to make sure our tax dollars are returning here to support our community and not funding some big city spending program.”
Informing and encouraging government, nonprofit and other eligible entities to apply for available grants is one of Burns’ top priorities – and his office stands ready to provide assistance to those that wish to apply.
Last year Burns secured more than $22 million in state and federal grants for Cambria County, including grants for local fire companies, schools, municipalities and public safety organizations.
The grant programs currently available include:
- 2019/20 JAG Single Solicitation Local Initiatives – Available to municipalities, counties, nonprofits, colleges and universities to assist with tools and training to assist law enforcement combatting crime; mental illness/substance abuse initiatives for justice-involved individuals; re-entry programs; violence prevention and support services; data sharing; training; and other uses.
Funds: Up to $150,000. No match required.
Application Deadline: March 27
More information: Click on https://www.pccdegrants.pa.gov/Egrants/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx and choose "2019/20 JAG Single Solicitation Local Initiatives."
- Employment Support Services – Available to any entity able to provide employment support services and connect individuals in recovery from opioid use disorder to employers, to fund employment support services, such as vocational assessments, resume writing, interviewing skills, job placement and transportation assistance related to employment.
Funds: Up to $200,000 for a 7-month period, with the possibility of a one-year renewal option if funding is available.
Application Deadline: Feb. 21
More Information: Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/DDAPFunding/Pages/Funding-Opportunities.aspx and choose "GIFA 20-01 - Employment Support Services."
- Family and Recovery Support Services – Available to any entity with the capacity to deliver recovery support services to individuals with opioid use disorder and their families. Programs can include recovery coaching, telephonic supports, job coaching, resume writing, GED services, life-skills support groups and substance-free social activities. Family support services includes psychoeducational groups, skills groups, family specific programming and family mentoring and support.
Funds: Up to $500,000 for a 7-month period, with the possibility of a one-year renewal option if funding is available.
Application Deadline: Feb. 21
More Information: Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/DDAPFunding/Pages/Funding-Opportunities.aspx and choose "GIFA 20-02 - Family and Recovery Support Services."?