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Reps. Kinsey, Fitzgerald, Parker and partners roll out new ‘Third Thursday’ project addressing gun violence in Northwest Philadelphia

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

 

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

(Jun 01, 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

 

Kinsey comments on recent mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo

(May 25, 2022)

HARRISBURG, May 25 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., offered reaction to the mass shooting that occurred last weekend in Buffalo, NY and yesterday in Uvalde, TX. Buffalo: Last weekend an 18-year-old man drove to a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, where many of the shoppers were Black and he shot and killed 10 people. The shooter, Payton Gendron, was a white supremacist who believed in the Great Replacement Theory. “The fact that this young man researched and found an area with a large Black population and drove there to kill them is an indication of the vile racism and bigotry that is still very alive in our country,” Kinsey said. “We have many people in power across this country who continue to push racist rhetoric that leads to horrific hate crimes like this.” Kinsey continued, “Two years ago, we saw worldwide protests against racism after the police murder of George Floyd. As the chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus at the time, I, along with other members of PLBC, held a day of civil disobedience in the state house where we protested against racism and for police reform.” Kinsey said not enough progress has been made regarding race relations in the U.S. “We put a lot of work into getting police reform bills and we were successful with some of it. However, hate crimes are becoming commonplace. We must push for bills to protect Black Americans and all Americans from hate crimes.” Read more

 

Kinsey supports the COVID-19 Public Health Equity Initiative

(May 16, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, May 16 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., said he supports the COVID-19 Public Health Equity Initiative that comes from the American Rescue Plan. PHEI recognizes the impact the pandemic has had on underserved communities (largely communities of color) and makes strategic investments to ensure these disproportionately impacted communities and populations have access to public health services necessary to respond to and recover from the pandemic. Today, House and Senate Democrats held a news conference at the Dr. Ala Stanford Center for Health Equity. They proposed a plan to the governor to use funds from the American Rescue Plan for the public health initiative. “The pandemic has maximized the health care disparities that exist across the commonwealth, and United States as a whole,” Kinsey said. “This proposal would address multiple facets of the disparity and work towards providing access to public health services and resources. Quality health care is a necessity that everybody deserves access to.” The initiative proposes a total of $12.85 million and would distribute these funds into four categories: health equity grants, mobile health clinics, trauma grants and school-based health centers. Kinsey serves as the Democratic chair of the Subcommittee of Public Health on the House Health Committee and as Subcommittee chair of Health and Equity in the Pennsylvania Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities

(May 11, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Eligible practitioners with the capacity to provide SUD treatment or SCA-funded case management services at approved practice site(s) and can demonstrate a minimum of two prior years of experience in the SUD field as well as a service commitment of two additional years. Use : To support the supply, distribution and retention of individuals delivering SUD treatment and SCA funded case management services. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : May 26, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Documents/Funding%20documents/GIFA%2022-02%20LoanRepayment_applicationguidance.pdf . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Enhancing Services to Culturally Specific Populations Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : A nonprofit organization for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to one or more of the following racial and ethnic communities: 1) American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts); 2) Asian Americans; 3) Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; 4) Blacks; and 5) Hispanics. Use : To establish, expand, or Read more

 

Kinsey issues statement on leaked message about Roe v. Wade possibly being overturned 

(May 03, 2022)

HARRISBURG, May 3 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., issued a statement on the leaked message that the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade. “As a father of daughters, I don’t want the government to legislate what my daughters or any woman can or can’t do with her body,” Kinsey said. “As Republicans have made attempts to pass anti-abortion legislation in the past, I have stood firm in protecting a woman’s right to choose. I will continue to fight on behalf of women’s rights.” A leaked draft opinion from Politico indicates that the Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more

 

Gov. Wolf: Highlights Proposal to Build on Record Investments in Pennsylvania Schools

(May 02, 2022)

Governor Wolf visits Lingelbach Elementary School in Rep. Kinsey's district to discuss his plans for investment in education. Read more

 

PLBC introduces resolution for National Minority Health Month in PA

(Apr 13, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 13 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, along with PLBC members Reps. Stephen Kinsey, Patty Kim and Manuel Guzman, introduced a resolution that would recognize April 2022 as National Minority Health Month in Pennsylvania. The resolution was spurred by National Minority Health Week, which was inspired by the creation of National Negro Health Week in 1915 by Booker T. Washington and the U.S. Public Health Service. The focus was to improve the overall health status of Black Americans and to encourage Black professionals to join the medical field. National Negro Health Week then grew into the National Negro Health Movement to educate the public about continuing health disparities year-round. The U.S. Public Health Service then published National Negro Health News to update on activities of the movement and publish reports on Black health in America. The theme for 2022 is Give Your Community a Boost, which supports the CDC’s recommendation of the Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot as a means to combat the global pandemic. “Minorities are significantly more at risk for both terminal and treatable illnesses,” Bullock said. “But because many do not have access to affordable health care or insurance, the life-saving power of early detection by a primary care physician is hardly ever obtainable. These health disparities were exposed during and because of the recent pandemic.” The Read more

 

Kinsey excited to see more than $2 million awarded to Albert Einstein Medical Center

(Mar 24, 2022)

HARRISBURG, March 24 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey announced today that Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia has been awarded more than $2.06 million from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, which this week detailed a $225 million appropriation to support the health care workforce needs of hospitals and behavioral health providers statewide. Kinsey, D-Phila., who’s legislative district is home to Albert Einstein Medical Center, said he is excited to see funds going to help the medical center’s workforce. “Our nurses and health care workers have faced insurmountable workloads during the COVID-19 pandemic; they’re understaffed, overworked and worn-out,” Kinsey said. “I applaud the governor’s effort in helping alleviate some of the stress that has been placed on our health care workers.” Kinsey continued, “I am excited to see a good portion of these funds being awarded in our district! I believe that the funds Albert Einstein Medical Center received will help their staff operate in conditions that are less strenuous.” Kinsey has been a voice for health care workers and nurses throughout the pandemic, standing with them at multiple events advocating for safe staffing ratios and better working conditions. Residents can read more details about the appropriation at this link: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Health-Details.aspx?newsid=1746 . Read more

 

How Can I Help You?

(Mar 21, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Stephen Kinsey knows that you elected him to make sure Harrisburg is working hard on your behalf. He's putting Pa. on a path to better schools, better jobs, and better communities. Kinsey is working to make sure everyone gets the most out of the state programs and services they help pay for. His district office in Germantown is always available to help answer questions or see if you qualify for state programs at 215-849-6592. Read more

 

Reps. Kinsey, Fitzgerald, Parker and partners roll out new ‘Third Thursday’ project addressing gun violence in Northwest Philadelphia

(Mar 18, 2022)

State Reps. Stephen Kinsey, Isabella Fitzgerald and Darisha Parker, all D-Phila., joined legislative colleagues, Philadelphia police, state police, the City of Philadelphia, the District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia Sherriff’s Office, grassroot organizations and members of the Northwest Community last evening at Daniel E. Rumph II Recreation Center for a new gun violence initiative called “Third Thursday.” The group gathered and distributed service and support information to families impacted by gun violence throughout the community. Organizations that participated in this initial Third Thursday event included: Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network Men who Care of Germantown 7 G’s Action for Justice Collective Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice and Public Policy 35th & 14th police districts State police Speak Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office 17 with life City of Dreams coalition New journey Christian center Father’s Day rally committee “Coming to the communities affected by this senseless violence and speaking with residents will help us understand their concerns even better,” Kinsey said. “People are scared and want to live in safe communities where they don’t have to worry about getting shot, and it is my hope that this initiative will help with that.” Read more

 

Kinsey, colleagues hold three public safety meetings

(Mar 17, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, March 17 – State Reps. Stephen Kinsey, Isabella Fitzgerald and Darisha Parker, all D-Phila., held a series of public safety meetings earlier this week throughout various parts of northwest Philadelphia. In attendance were partners who have agreed to support the elected officials in their new “Third Thursday” public safety project that will address the gun violence epidemic in Philadelphia. These partners include: the Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office, Philadelphia’s Office of Policy & Strategic Initiative for Criminal Justice & Public Safety, the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP and local grassroot organizations. At the meetings, which were held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, members of the community were present and shared ideas for solutions to gun violence and ways to improve quality of life for the residents of the community. “It is important for us as elected officials to listen to members of our communities and to show action. They need to know that we as elected officials care,” Kinsey said. “No one should have to worry and live in fear of possibly getting shot or even killed from gun violence.” Video from the meetings can be found here and photos here . Read more

 

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

(Mar 09, 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

 

Kinsey leads collaborative effort to address gun violence in Northwest Philadelphia

(Feb 24, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 24 -- State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., held a news conference Wednesday where he rolled out a new collaborative effort called the “Third Thursday Initiative” to educate residents about resources to address and prevent gun violence. This initiative will begin Thursday, March 17 and occur on the third Thursday of every month thereafter. Community organizers, in partnership with the city’s Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice and Public Safety and the 14 th and 35 th police districts, will travel to a targeted hotspot and pass out information to residents in that area. This information will inform people of community, city and state resources that are available to them in the event that they see crime taking place. Kinsey said the initiative will bring all folks together to target the gun violence in the Northwest section of Philadelphia. Kinsey was joined yesterday by: state Reps. Isabella Fitzgerald and Darisha Parker, both D-Phila. Pastor Rob Harrison, New Journey Christian Center. Mama Chris from Northwest Community Coalition for Youth. Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal. Erica Atwood, city of Philadelphia Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice & Public Safety. Northwest Police Inspector Nicholas Smith, Captain Myesha Massey, Captain Austin Fraser G. Lamar Stewart, district attorney’s Read more

 

Rep. Kinsey Winter 2022 NL

(Feb 22, 2022)

Rep. Kinsey's 2022 Winter NL covering events that occurred throughout the 201st legislative district throughout the year Read more

 

Northwest Philly lawmakers hold public safety forum

(Feb 18, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18 – In an effort to ensure the safest and strongest neighborhoods for northwest Philadelphia residents, state Reps. Stephen Kinsey, Darisha Parker and Isabella Fitzgerald, all D-Phila., today continued their quest of holding public safety meetings, this one organized with a focus on local clergy, newly promoted police leadership in northwest Philadelphia and community leaders. Meeting attendees gathered at 10 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Germantown to discuss how lawmakers, police, clergy, community leaders and residents can work together to improve police/community relations and make northwest Philadelphia communities safer for residents. “We cannot solve the problems in our communities unless we come together as a community and work hard on finding the solutions that will lift us out of the violence and poverty that plagues our city,” Kinsey said. “That’s why we must continue to bring together elected officials, law enforcement, clergy and other community stakeholders, not just once, but regularly and with purpose, to develop a strategy that will ultimately save lives and improve everyone’s quality of life.” Those contributing information and ideas at today’s public safety conversation included: Reps. Kinsey, Parker and Fitzgerald; Congressman Dwight Evans; and Sens. Sharif Street and Art Haywood. Dr. Read more

 

Bi-Partisan Caucus holds first ever Zoom forum to discuss governor’s budget

(Feb 14, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 14 – The PA House Bi-Partisan Caucus held a forum Friday where the co-chairs, state Reps. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., and Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland, were joined by 45 other PA House members and three presidents of PA State System of Higher Education universities to discuss Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2022-23 budget proposal. The governor’s plan would invest $75 million for the operations of PASSHE. The three presidents included Dr. Christopher Fiorentino, West Chester University; Kenneth Long, East Stroudsburg University; and Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, Penn West University. Penn West is the PASSHE chancellor’s integration plan that would make California University of PA, Clarion University and Edinboro University one institution. Kinsey said he was excited about the bipartisan support at the forum. “It was great to see 45 members and three university presidents come together for the common good that impacts not only the future of education in our state system, but the economy and workforce,” Kinsey said. “In today’s divisive political climate, it was great to have members from both sides come together to listen to these presidents as they detailed the impact that these dollars will have on their individual universities.” “Our biggest priority is ensuring a successful future for Pennsylvania, and this forum was an excellent opportunity to focus on that priority,” Rothman said. Read more

 

Kinsey: Budget Makes Needed Investments

(Feb 09, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Stephen Kinsey says that the priorities outlined in Gov. Tom Wolf's 2022-23 proposed state budget are aligned with his own priorities. Investments in education, seniors, criminal justice reform and more will be the focus for Kinsey through the upcoming Appropriations Committee budget hearings that will help craft the enabling legislation for these priorities. Read more

 

Kinsey pleased about Governor’s 2022-23 budget plan 

(Feb 09, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 9 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., made a statement regarding Gov. Wolf’s 2022 budget address. “I am happy with the proposed budget that Governor Wolf presented. His priorities are in line with what my constituents and I expect of this legislature,” Kinsey said. This includes increased spending for education, workforce development, supporting seniors, environmental/agricultural investments, gun violence reduction and criminal justice reform, which I recently rolled out seven pieces of legislation for. The money in this budget plan would help out with these reforms.” More details about the governor’s 2022-23 budget proposal can be found here: https://houseappropriations.com/Topic/BudgetYears/697 . Kinsey continued, “As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I will advocate for and support the governor’s initiative to make sure we can get those additional dollars where they’re needed. I’m looking forward to robust discussion over the next few weeks so we can inquire about a budget that will help serve the people of Pennsylvania.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities

(Feb 07, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Clean Energy Workforce Development Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania local workforce development board. Use : To assist the department with the creation of programs designed to engage and support businesses in the clean energy sector. Funds : Grants up to $500,000. Application Deadline : March 14, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Nonprofit Security Grant Program (Funding Source: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofits. Use : To enhance security and protect from hate crimes. Funds : Grants awards from $5,000 to $150,000. Application Deadline : March 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.pccd.pa.gov/schoolsafety/Pages/Non-Profit-Security-Grant-Fund.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Endowment Act – Direct Victim Service Organizations Grant Program (Funding Source: Monetary Penalty Endowments Trust Fund) Who May Apply : Direct victim service organizations. Use : To support residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who have been child victims of sexual Read more

 

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

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities
Jun 01, 2022

Kinsey comments on recent mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo
May 25, 2022

Kinsey supports the COVID-19 Public Health Equity Initiative
May 16, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder, violence prevention, and suicide prevention funding opportunities
May 11, 2022

Kinsey issues statement on leaked message about Roe v. Wade possibly being overturned 
May 03, 2022

Gov. Wolf: Highlights Proposal to Build on Record Investments in Pennsylvania Schools
May 02, 2022

PLBC introduces resolution for National Minority Health Month in PA
Apr 13, 2022

Kinsey excited to see more than $2 million awarded to Albert Einstein Medical Center
Mar 24, 2022

How Can I Help You?
Mar 21, 2022

Reps. Kinsey, Fitzgerald, Parker and partners roll out new ‘Third Thursday’ project addressing gun violence in Northwest Philadelphia
Mar 18, 2022

Kinsey, colleagues hold three public safety meetings
Mar 17, 2022

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities
Mar 09, 2022

Kinsey leads collaborative effort to address gun violence in Northwest Philadelphia
Feb 24, 2022

Rep. Kinsey Winter 2022 NL
Feb 22, 2022

Northwest Philly lawmakers hold public safety forum
Feb 18, 2022

Bi-Partisan Caucus holds first ever Zoom forum to discuss governor’s budget
Feb 14, 2022

Kinsey: Budget Makes Needed Investments
Feb 09, 2022

Kinsey pleased about Governor’s 2022-23 budget plan 
Feb 09, 2022

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities
Feb 07, 2022