RACP, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities

(Jan 09, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commission on Crime and Delinquency: PAYS Survey Design Consultant Who May Apply: Applicants must meet the qualifications listed in the program guidelines, but any non-profit, for-profit, or academic organization is eligible. Use: The primary purpose of this project is to contract with an expert in the practice of surveying youth and adolescents to help inform necessary and appropriate revisions to the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Funds: Funding is provided through the State Violence and Delinquency Prevention Program stream. PCCD expects to fund one grant not to exceed $200,000. Application Deadline: February 12, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Oversight of the 2025 and 2027 PAYS Administrations Who May Apply: Applicants must demonstrate their ability to conduct the tasks outlined in the program guidelines, but non-profits, for-profits, institutions of higher education, or others are eligible. Use: The primary purpose of this project is to provide direct oversight of the administration of the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) for the 2025 and 2027 survey administration periods. Funds: Funding is provided through the State Violence and Delinquency Prevention Program stream. PCCD expects to fund one grant not to exceed $125,000. Application Deadline: February 12, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2024/25 Justice Assistance Grant Read more

 

2024 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Jan 04, 2024)

Calendar featuring the most beautiful building in PA Read more

 

Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities

(Jan 03, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Human Services: OCDEL Keystone STARS Continuous Quality Improvement Who May Apply: Eligible childcare providers will be notified via an eligibility letter from their Early Learning Resource Center. Providers must meet the requirements outlined here . Use: Staff qualifications and professional development, early childhood education programs, partnerships with families and communities, leadership and management, and accreditation costs. Funds: Grant amounts vary by provider. Grant funding comes from $12 million of federal Childcare Development Fund funds. Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2024 More information: Keystone STARS Website Department of Transportation: State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive Program Who May Apply: To be eligible for STIC Incentive funding, the STIC or other equivalent task force, committee or group must be formally established with a charter, include public and private members, meet regularly, and comprehensively consider sources of innovation. Use: The State Transportation Innovation Council Incentive Program provides funding to help STICs foster a culture of innovation and make innovations standard practice in their states. Examples of allowable activities include but are not limited to: developing standards and specifications; developing training to facilitate widespread use of innovation, developing memoranda of agreement; preparing a report summarizing the lessons Read more

 

Isaacson obtains over $2 million in funding for Arts and Culture organizations

(Dec 21, 2023)

State Rep. Mary Isaacson, D-Phila., reaffirmed her commitment to non-profit organizations that support art and culture by securing funding for 26 organizations in her district. “Celebrating art in Philadelphia isn’t only about creating things to enhance the natural beauty of our city, it’s a way to celebrate the rich history and boundless creativity that makes Philadelphia extraordinary,” Isaacson said. “I consider art to be an economic engine for our vibrant city; it drives tourism, bringing talented artists here to help fuel an economic spirit that runs on creativity.” The organizations awarded are: Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust - $18,653. Arden Theatre Company - $95,000. ArtWell Collaborative Inc. - $21,472. Athenaeum Of Philadelphia - $36,599. Christ Church Preservation Trust - $30,139. Friends of the Rail Park - $16,623. FringeArts - $54,477. Historic Philadelphia Inc. - $18,949. Independence Seaport Museum - $88,303. Korean Cultural Foundation - $10,000. Lantern Theater Company - $47,816. Museum Of the American Revolution - $95,000. National Constitution Center - $95,000. National Liberty Museum - $80,803. Pennsylvania Ballet Association - $95,000. Philadelphia Contemporary - $56,041. Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation - $10,000. Read more

 

Isaacson Recaps Budget Wins, Wishes You a Happy Holiday

(Dec 19, 2023)

The road to a final state budget has been a long one, but PA state Rep. Mary Isaacson says the journey ends with big wins for Pennsylvanians. Funding for schools, second chances for many, and dependent care tax credits are just a few of the victories for the commonwealth in this year's budget. Read more

 

PA House passes Isaacson bill to enhance protection for judges and judicial officers

(Dec 14, 2023)

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday passed state Rep. Mary Isaacson’s legislation to enhance protection for federal judges and judicial officers. This bill would prohibit disclosing the personally identifiable information of federal judges, judicial officers and their families when there is intent to cause harm or interrupt the person from carrying out their duties. “Threats and attempted violence against impartial judges not only cause harm to them but it damages our justice system and the foundations of our democracy,” Isaacson said. “We have seen varied threats against our democratic institutions too many times in recent years and we must protect judges to ensure that they can continue to uphold their duties both impartially and independently.” With this legislation, it would also be graded as a third-degree misdemeanor. "The justice system serves as a pillar of American Democracy. Threats and acts of violence against the judiciary branch affect each and everyone of us," state Rep. Anthony Bellmon, who helped author the bill, said. “As the number of threats against the judiciary continue to rise, we must ensure judges are protected from retaliation so that they can properly serve justice in our commonwealth." The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. Read more

 

Isaacson secures $317,444 in grants from Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

(Dec 11, 2023)

State Rep. Mary Isaacson, D-Phila., secured Cultural and Historical Support grants from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to 14 organizations in her legislative district that have committed to preserving Philadelphia’s rich and unique history. “In our history is the lessons and triumphs that carve out our identity and shape our narrative,” Isaacson said. “I’m thrilled to fight for these important museums and historical societies that help preserve our history and guide us through the future.” The organizations receiving funding are: American Philosophical Society – $33,879. Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust – $4,000. Christ Church Preservation – $7,632. Historic Philadelphia – $30,646. Independence Seaport Museum – $33,879. Museum of the American Revolution – $33,879. National Constitution Center – $33,879. National Liberty Museum – $32,982. Philadelphia Fire Dept. Historical Corporation – $4,000. Philadelphia Society for Preservation of Landmarks – $15,580. Science History Institute - $33,979. The Athenaeum of Philadelphia – $13,252. The Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia – $5,978. The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History – $33,879. The goal of the Cultural and Historical Support Grant program is to strengthen Pennsylvania’s museum community Read more

 

Isaacson Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of Biden Infrastructure Act

(Nov 15, 2023)

PA state Rep. Mary Isaacson joins House and Senate colleagues to acknowledge the progress made in the 2 years since the Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Act went into effect. With I-95 running through Isaacson’s district in Philadelphia and the waterfront bordering it in the east, she knows the importance of proper funding to keep people, goods and services moving. Read more

 

Schweyer, Isaacson appointed to PHEAA board of directors

(Nov 02, 2023)

Since elected, I have fought for students in Pennsylvania. They should not be priced out of pursuing a degree or higher education. We need to do everything we can to ensure that Pennsylvanians who want to attend school can - and that their futures are not hindered with burdensome debt because they did. I am honored to be chosen for this role and thankful to Speaker McClinton for choosing me to be a part of this important agency. Read more

 

Isaacson: Bringing People to Main Streets, Businesses

(Oct 25, 2023)

Studying the transportation challenges faced by many cities and boroughs across the commonwealth, Pa. state Rep. Mary Isaacson and the House Democratic Policy Committee tour State Street and some of its businesses in Media, Pa. Read more

 

Isaacson Calls for Gun Safety Vote

(Oct 04, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Isaacson stands with Moms Demand Action as they call on the state Senate to bring commonsense gun laws to a vote. The House already passed bipartisan gun safety bills that include universal background checks and extreme risk protection orders, but the Senate has refused to take any action on either measure. Read more

 

The first hearing to fix Pennsylvania’s education funding system showed it will be a tough task

(Sep 15, 2023)

"Thus, we are here trying to figure it out, so that we can make sure we are educating our children and not losing another generation," Isaacson said. Read more

 

Isaacson Addresses Education Shortfalls

(Sep 14, 2023)

As a member of the House Education Committee, Pa. state Rep. Mary Isaacson knows the challenges that public schools across the Commonwealth face due to an outdated, unfair funding plan. Isaacson is working with the Basic Education Funding Commission to propose a new education funding formula to give ALL school districts the resources they need to give young Pennsylvanians the educational opportunities guaranteed in our state’s Constitution. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application (09/05/2023)

(Sep 05, 2023)

PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Regional Policing Assistance Program Who May Apply: Applicants for the Regional Policing Assistance Program may be any municipality – a city, borough, township, home-rule municipality, or county. Applicants may also be a public or quasi-public body, or its representative, duly authorized to act on behalf of one or more municipalities. All applications must be accompanied by fully executed Articles of Agreement or an Intergovernmental Agreement that establishes a Regional Police Department. Use: Funding will support efforts in establishing or expanding regional police departments that would improve the following: uniformity and consistency of enforcement across municipalities; recruitment; distribution and deployment of police personnel; training and personnel efficiency; career enhancement opportunities; enhanced professionalism; and reduction of costs. Funds: A total of approximately $1,000,000 in federal funds is being announced to support this initiative. Applicants may apply for up to $150,000 for the formation of a new regional police department or up to $50,000 for the expansion of an existing regional police department by adding a chartered municipality(ies). Application Deadline: September 6, 2023 More information: PCCD Website Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Legal Standing Video Read more

 

Philadelphia House Delegation praises more than $3.6 million in grant funding for education

(Aug 04, 2023)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4 – Members of the Philadelphia House Delegation today expressed their satisfaction after the Shapiro administration announced that $13.5 million in federal grant funding has been awarded to 26 school entities to support expectant and parenting learners. Pennsylvania’s Education Leading to Employment and Career Training Program is a federally funded program that works with intermediate units, school districts and charter schools to coordinate the continuity of educational services for people under 22 who are expecting or parenting a child and provides community resources to allow them to obtain a high school diploma or equivalent. The School District of Philadelphia was awarded more than $3.62 million. Delegation Chair Morgan Cephas explained that the group is pleased to see the inclusion of The Philadelphia School district in this program as it will help boost ongoing efforts to provide educational assistance to expectant and parenting youth. “ELECT is an outstanding program that helps schools keep this segment of the student population in school without disruptions. This is crucial in a student’s efforts to obtain a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate and secure post-graduation employment, education, or training. “If we want more financially independent adults, more empowered parents, we need to start by helping our young Read more

 

Isaacson Works to Ensure Fair Funding for Pa. Schools

(Aug 03, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Isaacson and her colleagues in the House Majority Policy Committee set out across the Commonwealth on a weeklong tour of public schools. Their goal is to bring awareness to the funding disparities that still exist among public school districts and find solutions to ensure every child in the state has access to a quality, public education. Read more

 

No Signs of Compromise Between Pa. House Lawmakers Over Funding for State Related Universities

(Jul 19, 2023)

“Putting restrictions on any sort of funding from the state- where we should be making these investments in our institutions- is not what our role in government is. They’re premier universities, and we are very lucky to have them in our communities being a workforce as well as an education force and setting Pennsylvania aside as a place of excellent higher learning,” said Rep. Mary Isaacson (D-Philadelphia). “We can have our debates about different issues, but we certainly shouldn't be dictating to higher education institutions what they should and should not be doing,” Isaacson added. Read more

 

Isaacson Session Week Wrap - Budget Season Week 5

(Jul 06, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Isaacson highlights some of the big wins in this year's state budget agreement. Read more

 

Pennsylvania bill adds requirements to catalytic converter sale process

(Jul 05, 2023)

According to the bill, a scrap processor or recycling facility operator who fails to collect the information required … is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $5,000. Read more

 

Pennsylvania lawmakers want to crack down on catalytic converter thefts

(Jul 03, 2023)

"One of the unfortunate things is it's very easy to steal one of these converters out from a car without even having to break into the car," the lawmaker said. "It's problems in parking lots and in individual communities and neighborhoods, right on the streets." Read more

 

RACP, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities
Jan 09, 2024

2024 Capitol Scenes Calendar
Jan 04, 2024

Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities
Jan 03, 2024

Isaacson obtains over $2 million in funding for Arts and Culture organizations
Dec 21, 2023

Isaacson Recaps Budget Wins, Wishes You a Happy Holiday
Dec 19, 2023

PA House passes Isaacson bill to enhance protection for judges and judicial officers
Dec 14, 2023

Isaacson secures $317,444 in grants from Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Dec 11, 2023

Isaacson Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of Biden Infrastructure Act
Nov 15, 2023

Schweyer, Isaacson appointed to PHEAA board of directors
Nov 02, 2023

Isaacson: Bringing People to Main Streets, Businesses
Oct 25, 2023

Isaacson Calls for Gun Safety Vote
Oct 04, 2023

The first hearing to fix Pennsylvania’s education funding system showed it will be a tough task
Sep 15, 2023

Isaacson Addresses Education Shortfalls
Sep 14, 2023

State Grant Programs Open For Application (09/05/2023)
Sep 05, 2023

Philadelphia House Delegation praises more than $3.6 million in grant funding for education
Aug 04, 2023

Isaacson Works to Ensure Fair Funding for Pa. Schools
Aug 03, 2023

No Signs of Compromise Between Pa. House Lawmakers Over Funding for State Related Universities
Jul 19, 2023

Isaacson Session Week Wrap - Budget Season Week 5
Jul 06, 2023

Pennsylvania bill adds requirements to catalytic converter sale process
Jul 05, 2023

Pennsylvania lawmakers want to crack down on catalytic converter thefts
Jul 03, 2023