GRANT MEMO: Youth Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, and Watershed Cooperative Funding Opportunities

(Aug 30, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : An individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation, cooperatives or any other legal entity. Use : To support projects that grow agricultural infrastructure in urban food deserts to improve access to fresh, local food and provide opportunities for hands-on learning, community-building, and for people to become social entrepreneurs. Community gardens are eligible projects. Funds : $2,500 micro grants or up to $50,000 for collaboration grants. Application Deadline : September 16, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Funding/Farmbill/Pages/Urban-Ag-Grant.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Very Small Meat and Poultry Processor Reimbursement Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : An individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation or any other legal entity. Use : To support the development and expansion of current or future very small meat and poultry processing operations. Funds : Grants are limited to no more than $100,000 per applicant. Application Deadline : September 26, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Funding/Farmbill/Pages/Very-Small-Meat-Processor-Grant.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Agriculture and Youth Grant Program Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta responds to Philadelphia Monkeypox database

(Aug 18, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., today responded to what he says is troubling data from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s database on Monkeypox cases and vaccine distribution. The first published data set shows that nearly 90% of the cases in Philadelphia identify as cisgender male, nearly 50% of cases are between the ages of 30 and 39, and more than twice as many cases report race as Black or African American than White. More than 93% of vaccines have been administered to men, 43% of doses have been administered to residents between the ages of 30 and 39, and 58% of doses have been administered to people who report their race as White. Kenyatta describes these statistics as “troubling.” “When I spoke at a press conference about Monkeypox, I warned everybody that this virus can affect everybody,” Kenyatta said. “Now we are seeing that it is disproportionately affecting those most marginalized, such as Black and LGBTQIA+ communities. This is very troubling, because these communities were some of the hardest hit by COVID-19.” Kenyatta continued, “We must create equity in the vaccine distribution to ensure that those most vulnerable and at-risk are protected as much as possible. I do give credit to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health for recognizing the need to vaccinate those most at-risk, and I am willing to Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta applauds executive order to prevent conversion abuse

(Aug 16, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 16 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., praised the executive order Gov. Tom Wolf signed today to protect LGBTQIA+ Pennsylvanians from so-called conversion therapy. “The idea of conversion therapy is a misnomer; it is conversion abuse . This harmful practice is junk science and has not place in the commonwealth. Pennsylvania is better when it is fairer, and today’s order helps to move us in that direction, particularly for our LGBTQIA+ young people. I applaud Governor Wolf for signing this historic executive order to ban conversion abuse in Pennsylvania.” A survey on LGBTQIA+ Youth Mental Health by The Trevor Project shows that LGBTQIA+ youth are at increased risk for negative mental health outcomes. The survey results show that 45% of LGBTQIA+ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year; 73% of LGBTQ youth reported experiencing symptoms of anxiety; and 58% reported symptoms of depression. Additionally, 36% of LGBTQ youth reported they have been physically threatened or harmed due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. “LGBTQIA+ individuals deserve to be treated with respect and dignity,” Kenyatta said. “As one of just three LGBTQIA+ members of the state legislature, I will continue to push for legislation such as the PA Fairness Act to protect LGBTQIA+ Pennsylvanians from discrimination and to codify the governor’s action today.” Wolf’s Executive Read more

 

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(Aug 01, 2022)

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Kenyatta: District Office Renovations

(Jul 29, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta’s district office will be closed for the week of August 1, 2022 for renovations. If you need to reach Rep. Kenyatta and his staff, you can do so by calling 215-978-0311. If someone doesn’t pick up immediately, leave a message with your number so they can call you right back. They expect to reopen the physical office on Monday, August 8th. Read more

 

Kenyatta applauds historic move to remove homosexuality from PA Crimes Code

(Jul 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, July 8 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., praised the fact that homosexuality has been removed from the PA Crimes Code by the PA General Assembly. The bill now awaits the governor’s signature. “Removing homosexuality from the Crimes Code was about a couple centuries overdue, but a big deal nevertheless” Kenyatta said. “As one of three openly LGBTQ members of the General Assembly, I am happy that this is finally happening in Pennsylvania after a years-long fight.” Kenyatta continued, “It is my hope that this will be another step towards destigmatizing LGBTQ+ individuals and protecting the community from possible future court decisions.” “When Justice Thomas concurred in the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade he mentioned Lawrence v. Texas, which ruled that sodomy laws are unconstitutional, as a decision the court should overturn. Should the court do that and had this language remained in the Crimes Code it would have presented a grave threat to LGBTQ Pennsylvanians,” Kenyatta said. “Today we remove that cloud of shame and fear to create a Pennsylvania that is fair for all.” Read more

 

Kenyatta, O’Mara comment on budget funding for hunger free campus program

(Jul 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, July 8 – State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., and Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, are applauding the inclusion of the hunger free campus initiative they have championed in Harrisburg in this year’s state budget. Kenyatta and O’Mara were the lead co-sponsors of the program. O’Mara said the following: “One in nine people in our state are struggling with hunger. Furthermore, between one-third and one-half of college students are food-insecure. Representative Kenyatta and I recognized this problem over a year ago and introduced the Hunger Free Campus Act to ensure that every student can easily access nutritious food. We are immensely proud to see $1 million dollars finally reserved in this year’s budget to address this crisis that touches every corner of the commonwealth. As a first-generation college student who worked three jobs and took out extra student loans to be able to afford tuition, textbooks, and food, I know how necessary this initiative is to Pennsylvania’s students.” Kenyatta agreed with O’Mara. “One in nine people in our state are struggling with hunger. Furthermore, between one-third and one-half of college students are food-insecure. Representative O’Mara and I recognized this problem over a year ago and introduced the Hunger Free Campus Act to ensure that every student can easily access nutritious food.” He continued. “We engaged stakeholders, Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta commends Temple for providing dumpsters throughout his district

(Jun 30, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, June 30 – To address the issue of trash on the streets of Philadelphia, Temple University will be providing dumpsters at multiple locations throughout the city. State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., commends Temple’s response. “We have had a huge problem with trash and litter on our streets,” Kenyatta said. “I want to thank Temple University for providing our community with dumpsters for public use. I believe that easy, public access to throw away trash will help clean up our streets.” There will be dumpsters available from today, June 30 until Saturday, July 2 for public use at these locations: 16 th & Diamond 16 th & Berks 17 th & Cecil B Moore 17 th & Norris 18 th & Berks From July 19 until Aug. 12, there will be dumpsters to address trash from students moving in and out at these locations: 16 th & Cecil B Moore 16 th & Diamond 16 th & Berks 17 th & Cecil B Moore 17 th & Norris 17 th & Oxford 18 th & Norris 18 th & Berks Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

(Jun 24, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 24 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., issued the following statement on the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade: “Knowing that this was coming has done little to prepare me for the anger I’m feeling right now. Yet again, a radical, unelected group of conservative activist judges has turned the clock back on a fundamental freedom. The dark twisted world that this will unleash is tragic.” “Governor Tom Wolf has stated that he will keep abortion legal as long as he is governor.” Read more

 

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities

(Jun 21, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Assessing Racial & Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in PA’s Criminal Justice System (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Higher education institutions (public/not-for-profit), nonprofit organizations, and for-profit institutions (i.e., consulting firms). Use : To develop and implement a statewide research initiative to identify current R/ED levels using quantitative methods, understand potential drivers using qualitative methods, and make recommendations to chart a path forward. Funds : Up to $250,000. Application Deadline : July 12, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Victim Advocacy – School District of Philadelphia (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply: Organizations that provide direct services to crime victims and may be operated by a non-profit organization or public (governmental) agency, or a combination of such agencies or organizations. Use : To support students and their families who are victims of violence within the School District of Philadelphia. Funds : Up to $375,000 over three years. PCCD expects to fund one (1) applicant over a three-year project period. Application Deadline : Read more

 

Kenyatta, Rabb introduce legislation to ban seditious individuals from holding public office

(Jun 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 8 – State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta and Chris Rabb, both D-Phila., have introduced two pieces of legislation that would ban sedition amongst elected officials in Pennsylvania. The first piece of legislation is a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Pennsylvania. It would prohibit any person convicted of seditious conspiracy against the United States from being eligible for elected office in Pennsylvania. It would also remove civil officers upon conviction of seditious conspiracy against the United States. The second piece of legislation would create a new offense and assess penalties under the Pennsylvania Crimes Code for seditious conspiracy against the Commonwealth. “Misinformation has serious and dangerous consequences. Last year we saw thousands of seditionists storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. because they were told the 2020 presidential election was stolen,” Kenyatta said. “We cannot allow individuals who’ve engaged in seditious violence against our state and country to be in positions of public trust.” “The misinformation that is being spread by far-right Republicans is radicalizing people to commit seditious acts of violence and treason,” Rabb said. “To ensure these radical acts of violence do not continue to occur, there need to be consequences for elected officials who spread misinformation.” Read more

 

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities

(Jun 02, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Quality Improvement Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : An entity enrolled with the Department’s OLTL as a Medical Assistance provider type 59 and have a signed OLTL-HCBS Waiver Agreement and be actively rendering services to participants in the CHC or OBRA waiver programs or both as of the date of May 1, 2022. Use : To help HCBS providers implement projects to improve the quality of services provided to individuals in the CHC and the OBRA waiver programs. Funds : Up to $40,000 in funding. Application Deadline : December 31, 2022 or until funds are expended. More Information : Click on https://www.dhs.pa.gov/providers/Providers/Pages/Long-Term-Care-Providers.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Work Force Support Grant (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Certified child care providers. Use : To support the work force of DHS certified child care providers. Funds : Amounts vary by award. Application Deadline : June 17, 2022. More Information : Click on https://www.pakeys.org/workforcesupportgrants/ . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on recent shootings

(May 25, 2022)

HARRISBURG, May 25 – Following yesterday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, state Rep. Kenyatta, D-Phila., today released a statement reminding Pennsylvanians that elected officials can take steps to make a difference. “In Harrisburg, we could pass meaningful gun reform, if we had enough elected leaders who actually gave a damn,” Kenyatta said. The shooting by an assailant with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle left 19 young children and two teachers dead. “Twenty-one lives lost and counting,” Kenyatta pointed out. “It all adds up to too many families who have had their lives shattered forever.” Kenyatta also underscored his own three-point plan to addressing gun violence in Pennsylvania: Declaring a state of emergency. Passing stalled gun safety legislation. Addressing root causes of violence and investing in the youth. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta announces $3.75 million in state grants to his district

(Apr 25, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, April 25 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., announced a total of $3.75 million in state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants have been awarded to his Philadelphia legislative district. The institutions receiving grants include: North Philadelphia - R.W. Brown Boys & Girls Club - $750,000 The project consists of replacement of a complete roofing system, gutters and lines; for the replacement of HVAC units, pool RTU's and heat exchangers; replace existing HVAC RTU and the rental of crane lifting equipment; exterior facade restoration and painting; the demolition, removal and replacement of a commercial walk-in style fridge and freezer; cleaning, painting and restoration of indoor swimming pool; renovation of bathrooms and showers/locker rooms; demolition and replacement of all exterior building windows and glazing; removal and replacement of generators. Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence Revitalization – Philadelphia - $1 million The project includes the following: remodeling the resident bathrooms, remodeling the front desk, remodeling the staff men's bathroom, installing a new playground, and replacing windows and safety bars. Additionally, it will include retiling floors, replacing ceiling tiles, applying a fresh layer of paint throughout the facility, replacing window drapes, replacing office furniture and replacing resident patio furniture. There will be Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta offers statement on latest shooting near Temple University 

(Apr 13, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, April 13 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., issued a statement on the shooting that took place near Temple University’s campus yesterday. The shooting took place near Temple’s campus and a SEPTA train station around 11:30 a.m. Kenyatta said, “The more we continue to delay seriously addressing the gun violence epidemic in our city, the more people will continue to get shot and killed,” Kenyatta said. “I’m done talking with people about resolving this issue, it’s time to put action into addressing this epidemic.” Police say a 21-year-old man was shot eight times. Responding officers transported the victim to Temple University Hospital where he’s been listed in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing. Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta calls anti-transgender bill ‘pathetic’ 

(Apr 12, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 12 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., today spoke in the PA House of Representatives against legislation (H.B. 972) that would force transgender athletes to compete in sports according to their biological sex. Kenyatta stated that one in five transgender children have attempted suicide in the last year. He said, “For a party that always brags about being so pro-life, they are awfully eager to support a bill that will likely lead to more death for trans kids,” Kenyatta said. Kenyatta also said, “Trans kids are not the problem, hateful adults are.” He ended his remarks in the House by calling H.B. 972 “pathetic.” The bill comes at a time of much discussion and controversy over bills that would discriminate against LGBTQ people across the country. Video from Kenyatta’s remarks can be found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VQHu1SFzJM&list=PLjtqNtfs0bgWV5sfi05EqUSILVtdNkaLc&index=3 . Read more

 

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities

(Apr 05, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT): Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Program (Funding Source: State, Federal, & Private Funding) Who May Apply : Private companies. Use : To develop innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : April 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/projectAndPrograms/p3forpa/Pages/default.aspx . FEDERAL PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial Ethnic Minorities (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Public and private non-profit entities . Use : To provide training and education around the risks of substance use and HIV/AIDS, as well as the integration of a range of services for individuals with HIV/AIDS. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : May 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-22-002 . Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)/Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED): Pennsylvania’s Recovery Housing Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder awareness, fire and emergency medical services, overdose programmatic collaboration funding opportunities

(Mar 22, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Intermediate Punishment Treatment Programs (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Counties. Use : To support restrictive conditions that are imposed as part of a county probation sentence, needed drug and alcohol-related services, and mental health treatment and supportive services for eligible individuals. Funds : Varies by county. Application Deadline : April 25, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs/Life Unites Us: Life Unites Us Community Award Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations. Use : To promote knowledge about substance use disorder (SUD) and reduce the stigma associated with addiction by sharing stories from individuals and family members living in recovery and broadcasting a message of hope throughout the state. Funds : Awards range between $5,000 and $15,000. Application Deadline : April 13, 2022 More Information : Click on https://lifeunitesus.com/grant . Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner: Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loan Program (Funding Source: Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loan Fund) Read more

 

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on several weekend shootings in his district

(Mar 21, 2022)

“I am sick and tired of continuously having to issue statements because someone was shot and killed; people in our communities are sick and tired of constantly living in fear that their life could be taken,” Kenyatta said. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities

(Mar 08, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Support for Student Mental Health Needs Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations, school districts, and other school entities. Use : To propose programming and other services to address youth mental health needs that have become apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds : Grants up to $150,000. Application Deadline : March 28, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Resource Center for Prevention Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Any institution of higher education, nonprofit agency, or for-profit organization. Use : To support Pennsylvania’s Resource Center for Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Programs and Practices (Resource Center). Funds : One award of $945,000. Application Deadline : April 4, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission: State Wildlife Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Any agency, organization, or entity desiring to participate in the planning or Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Youth Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, and Watershed Cooperative Funding Opportunities
Aug 30, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta responds to Philadelphia Monkeypox database
Aug 18, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta applauds executive order to prevent conversion abuse
Aug 16, 2022

Summer Newsletter
Aug 01, 2022

Kenyatta: District Office Renovations
Jul 29, 2022

Kenyatta applauds historic move to remove homosexuality from PA Crimes Code
Jul 08, 2022

Kenyatta, O’Mara comment on budget funding for hunger free campus program
Jul 08, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta commends Temple for providing dumpsters throughout his district
Jun 30, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade
Jun 24, 2022

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities
Jun 21, 2022

Kenyatta, Rabb introduce legislation to ban seditious individuals from holding public office
Jun 08, 2022

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities
Jun 02, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on recent shootings
May 25, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta announces $3.75 million in state grants to his district
Apr 25, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta offers statement on latest shooting near Temple University 
Apr 13, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta calls anti-transgender bill ‘pathetic’ 
Apr 12, 2022

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities
Apr 05, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder awareness, fire and emergency medical services, overdose programmatic collaboration funding opportunities
Mar 22, 2022

Rep. Kenyatta issues statement on several weekend shootings in his district
Mar 21, 2022

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities
Mar 08, 2022