Career/Technical Training, School Safety and Security, and Arts and Culture Funding Opportunities

(11 hours ago)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency/Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training Innovative Solicitation (Funding Source: Justice Reinvestment Fund) Who May Apply : Existing PACTT Affiliates. Use : To improve services for delinquent youth receiving academic and career/technical training services. Funds : Awards up to $75,000 for 24-month projects. Application Deadline : December 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Pumpout Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Local governmental entities and private businesses that own and operate boating facilities. Use : To fund the construction, renovation, and maintenance of pumpout and dump stations to service pleasure boats. Funds : Reimburse up to 75% of the installation cost of pumpout and dump stations. Application Deadline : December 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/Grants/Pages/PumpoutGrantProgram.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022-23 School Safety and Security Training and Technical Assistance Program Read more

 

Rep. Kinsey 2022 Newsletter

(Nov 28, 2022)

Rep. Kinsey's 2022 yearly recap. Read more

 

Kinsey secures $3 million in state funding for two local projects

(Nov 21, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 21 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., announced today that $3 million in state grants will be coming to his legislative district in northwest Philadelphia for two local projects. One grant is worth $2.5 million and was awarded to Logan West Associates for the Logan Triangle Sitework project to transform the Logan Triangle. Specifically, the project will address sitework and related activities to prepare the site for further development. “Logan Triangle has been a neglected area of my district for a long time, and this money to transform it should bring great opportunities for the people of northwest Philadelphia,” Kinsey said. The other grant is worth $500,000 and was awarded to Mastery Charter School-Pickett Campus for renovations to the campus sports field. The goal after completion of the project is to open the field to the Germantown community. “It is great to see the sports field at Mastery Charter get renovations. This field is great for Mastery’s students, but also will be beneficial to the entire Germantown community and give people a place to be outside and active,” Kinsey said. The funding comes from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects Read more

 

Kinsey Honors HBCUs, Black Greek Letter Organizations

(Nov 14, 2022)

In tribute to the descendants of 100 African American Patriots of the Civil War, Pa. state Rep. Stephen Kinsey spoke on the accomplishments of past Black leaders. Kinsey also pointed to the importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Black Greek letter organizations for their continued engagement, education and activism to provide a better future for ALL Americans. Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District

(Nov 14, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Pennsylvania Nursing Pathway Apprenticeship Industry Partnership (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania local workforce development boards. Use : To support the convening of Nursing Pathway Apprenticeship Industry Partnerships in lower moderate-income communities and guide the development and registration of healthcare apprenticeship programs, with emphasis on nursing occupations, through group sponsorships. Funds : Up to $260,000. Application Deadline : November 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Documents/Nurse-Pathway-IP/Nursing%20Pathway%20Apprenticeship%20IP%20NGA%20FINAL.pdf . Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Work Force Support Grant (WFSG) 2.0 (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Eligible DHS certified childcare providers. Use : To provide funding to eligible DHS certified childcare providers (providers) for staff retention and staff recruitment purposes. Funds : Variable depending on staff levels. Application Deadline : December 6, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.pakeys.org/workforcesupportgrants2/ . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Read more

 

Kinsey introduces legislation to abolish slavery as punishment for crime

(Nov 03, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 3 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., has introduced legislation that could abolish slavery as a punishment for a crime. While the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery in part, it left behind a loophole that still allows for slavery as a punishment for a crime. Kinsey says this loophole has been exploited since its inception, facilitating the over-incarceration of Black people, and forcing incarcerated people to work for little or no pay. “We all know that the loophole in the Thirteenth Amendment causes mass incarceration, which disproportionately puts more Black Americans in prison, even for very minor offenses. In prison they are forced to do free labor, which continues America’s legacy of slavery and oppression towards Black Americans,” Kinsey said. “Slavery and involuntary servitude have no place in Pennsylvania, and it is time for our constitution to reflect that. I believe this legislation is one way to address the legacy of slavery and help us move in a direction towards equality and justice.” Kinsey’s bill ( HB2904 ) is a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Pennsylvanians the opportunity to prohibit slavery in all forms via the ballot. Read more

 

Kinsey, Cephas introduce legislation for better response to behavioral crises

(Nov 01, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 1 – State Reps. Stephen Kinsey and Morgan Cephas, both D-Phila., have introduced legislation to authorize the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to administer county and regionally operated Crisis Call Centers and Behavioral Health Response Units to respond to calls regarding crises that arise due to mental health disorders, substance use disorders and homelessness. The legislators said over the years, police have become the default first responders for individuals who are suffering from mental health crises, experiencing homelessness or living with substance use disorders. This has often led to incidents that result in officers – who are not crisis specialists – killing or injuring a person who just needed help in a time of crisis. According to the Vera Institute of Justice, in 2021 alone there were 104 people killed by police responding to reports of a person “behaving erratically or having a mental health crisis.” “This legislation will allow for individuals with behavioral crisis training to address these issues with police assistance,” Kinsey said. “When someone is having a behavioral crisis of any kind, the response must be warranted by the action of the individual. This legislation would allow for the appropriate subjects to respond to behavioral crises and individuals having a crisis to get the help they need.” “This legislation would tackle this issue at its root. We Read more

 

Kinsey announces $3.75 million in state grants for 201st District

(Oct 27, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 27 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., has announced that $3.75 million in state funding for multiple projects is coming to the 201 st Legislative District in northwest Philadelphia. “Each of these projects will provide something of value to our community,” Kinsey said. “I am glad to see these funds coming to the northwest, and I believe the most will be made out of them.” The awardees of the grants include: 5616 North Broad Street Associates LLC received $1.25 million to provide stabilization to the remaining building structure at 5616-20 N. Broad St. Nicetown Community Development Corp. received $750,000 to rebuild the Barrett Playground. Chestnut Hill Hospital received $1 million for modernization to its facility. Albert Einstein Healthcare Network received $750,000 to enhance its security and patient rooms. The funds are from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenue or other measures of economic activity. Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities

(Oct 19, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: PA Industry Partnership Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, educational and post-secondary educational organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities. Use : To identify workforce, education & training, and economic development needs, coordinate regional teams to support industry needs, identify public and community resources to address industry identified needs and increase collaboration among businesses within a targeted industry sector. Funds : Up to $250,000 per partnership. Application Deadline : October 28, 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 Fund Program (Funding Source: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations. Use : To support security enhancements designed to protect the safety and security of the users of a facility located in the Commonwealth that is owned or operated by the nonprofit organization. Funds : Awards between $5,000 and $150,000. Application Deadline : October 31, 2022 More Information : Click on Read more

 

Kinsey hosts new School District of Philadelphia superintendent for visit at MLK High School

(Oct 12, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 12 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., hosted new School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. Tony Watlington Sr. for a visit to Martin Luther King High School, which is in Kinsey’s legislative district, on Tuesday. The visit started off with a tour of the school and concluded with a briefing that included Watlington, Kinsey, state Rep. Darisha Parker, D-Phila., students, school administrators, alumni and community organizations. At this briefing, Watlington answered questions from students about how he plans to help improve schools across Philadelphia like Martin Luther King High School. The group was escorted by Martin Luther King High School’s Junior ROTC members. “Education is the building block to a child’s future, and it is important for educational leaders to interact with our children and school faculties to see their needs so they can better be able to address them,” Kinsey said. “I appreciate Superintendent Watlington visiting Martin Luther King High School today, and I will continue to work with him, school administrators, parents and students to ensure our children receive the best education possible.” Martin Luther King High School Principal Keisha Wilkins offered the following statement on yesterday’s visit. “We are grateful and honored to have had both State Representative Kinsey and Superintendent Read more

 

Kinsey announces legislation to end felony disenfranchisement

(Oct 07, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 7 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., announced today his intention to introduce a package of legislation that would end felony disenfranchisement by allowing incarcerated felons to vote via absentee ballot. “The right to vote is a core pillar of our democracy. Every single day that an incarcerated individual is not able to exercise their right to vote is another day that Pennsylvania acknowledges and permits the continuation of Jim Crow-era laws,” Kinsey said. The first piece of planned legislation would remove the provision that denies an individual who has been incarcerated for a felony conviction within the last five years the ability to register to vote. It would also allow all registered voters confined to correctional facilities to apply for an absentee ballot. The second piece of legislation would update the definition of a qualified absentee elector to include those who cannot go to their polling place on Election Day due to serving their sentence. Pennsylvania is one of several states that fully restores the rights of all incarcerated individuals once released from confinement. The legislation would join Pennsylvania with Maine and Vermont as states that permit convicted felons to vote while incarcerated. Read more

 

Kinsey hosts news conference and community peace walk

(Oct 05, 2022)

Scoop USA’s article about our community peace walk and news conference from September 29, 2022. Read more

 

Kinsey Celebrates Investment in Broad & Olney District

(Oct 03, 2022)

Pa. state Stephen Kinsey joined colleagues to celebrate a $4,000,000 investment in Philadelphia's Broad & Olney District. Read more

 

Kinsey hosts news conference and community peace walk

(Sep 30, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., along with other local elected officials, the 14 th Police District and the 14 th District Police Chaplains, hosted a press conference yesterday evening that was followed by a community peace walk. This event was part of Kinsey’s Third Thursday Initiative, which was started in March as a monthly initiative to inform northwest Philadelphia residents of resources to stay safe from gun violence. The event has turned into a community peace march, where everyone who shows up walks throughout a neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia to demonstrate a unified call for an end to the gun violence plaguing the city. This month’s event was in honor of Daniel Ruley, a father of seven who worked for SEPTA and who was killed in front of his home. The hosts of yesterday’s event were joined by Masonic members and individuals who work for SEPTA, along with clergy, the Pennsylvania State Police, Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, EMIR and SEPTA Police. At the press conference, each speaker came to preach the importance of the community coming together to eradicate gun violence they see. Kinsey said he is hopeful that this initiative is making positive change. “It is good that so many folks in our community are coming out and voicing their concerns and frustrations over the gun Read more

 

Women's Re-Entry, Fire Company/EMS, and Open Space Funding Opportunities

(Sep 29, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: 2023-24 PennSERVE Grants for Health and Community Service Programs (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Institutions of higher education, Indian tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and states. Use : To allow organizations to recruit and support AmeriCorps members as they serve unmet community needs. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : October 12, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/pennserve/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Youth Justice Advisory Board Council Pilot Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Any agency currently implementing a youth engagement program including (but not limited to): Any private non-profit agency, public agency, or unit of local government. Use : To establish and coordinate county-based Youth Justice Advisory Board Councils (YJAB-Cs) across the Commonwealth with the long-term goal to increase directly impacted youth voice and input in their communities and with the youth-led subcommittee and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee. Funds : Up to $350,000 in total state funding to support between three or four organizations. Application Deadline : October Read more

 

Kinsey Speaks Out Against Bias Gender Dysphoria Report

(Sep 21, 2022)

During a House Health Committee hearing, Pa. state Rep. Stephen Kinsey spoke out about a bias report that says transgender youth shouldn't be encouraged to chose their preferred sex. The report came about because of Medicare-covered gender affirmation care. Kinsey's issue is that the report's main source was a discredited testifier and it's not based on science. Read more

 

Kinsey, Bullock introduce legislation to address sickle cell disease

(Sep 21, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 21 – State Reps. Stephen Kinsey and Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chair Donna Bullock, both D-Phila., have introduced a resolution to promote greater access and research for sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that predominately affects African Americans. The disease produces abnormal red blood cell shapes (i.e. crescent or “sickle”) that cause red blood cells to become hard, sticky, and die at an earlier rate than normal red blood cells. This can lead to serious complications among individuals, such as anemia, infections, strokes and more. There have been new therapies to address sickle cell that have greatly improved in recent years, but Kinsey said he wants it to be more accessible to low-income individuals. “We need to ensure that folks with sickle cell have access to address their medical needs, and it starts with having them covered by Medicaid and Medicare programs,” Kinsey said. “This disease has affected many Black folks for far too long, and we must make sure that they do not face any barriers when it comes to addressing this disease.” This resolution would call on federal policymakers to ensure that individuals have access to all medications and forms of treatment, as well as ensure that any new therapies are covered by Medicare and Medicaid programs. Additionally, this resolution would designate the state Department of Health to conduct a Read more

 

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities

(Sep 13, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Commonwealth Financing Authority: Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund (GEDTF) (Funding Source: Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund) Who May Apply : Allegheny County Municipalities, Authorities (Redevelopment, Municipal or Industrial), Councils of Government, Non-Profit Organizations, Trusts and For Profit Organizations. Use : To support community and economic development projects in Allegheny County. Funds : Awards between $150,000 and $500,000. Application Deadline : September 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.alleghenycounty.us/economic-development/authorities/gedtf-fund.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Traffic Signal Technologies Grant Program (Funding Source: Motor License Fund) Who May Apply : Municipalities. Use : To install and maintain traffic signal technologies. Funds : Varies by award. This is a reimbursement grant with no matching funds required. Application Deadline : September 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/Bureaus/BOMO/Portal/TST_INFO.pdf . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Grant Program (Funding Source: American Rescue Plan Act Funds) Who May Apply Read more

 

Kinsey announces $135,000 for recreation and community revitalization project for Awbury Arboretum Association

(Sep 08, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., announced that $135,000 in grants from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program will be awarded to Awbury Arboretum Association in his district. The money will go toward developing and implementing a “Nature Rx” program, developing and conducting physician training, and evaluating program results . “I am happy to see money coming to our district to help with conservation and natural resources,” Kinsey said. “There’s data showing that clean, environmentally friendly communities are often the safest, so this funding will benefit the community as a whole. I know that Awbury Arboretum Association will make good with this money.” This grant is part of a $90 million larger investment in Pennsylvania recreation and conservation and surpasses the previous record of $70 million in 2021. Under the Wolf administration, DCNR has awarded more than $430 million in grants to more than 2,300 projects across the commonwealth. The grant is administered by the DCNR C2P2 . Funding comes from the Keystone Fund, which is generated from a portion of the realty transfer tax; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the ATV/Snowmobile Fund generated through fees for licenses; and federal monies. Read more

 

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

 

Career/Technical Training, School Safety and Security, and Arts and Culture Funding Opportunities
11 hours ago

Rep. Kinsey 2022 Newsletter
Nov 28, 2022

Kinsey secures $3 million in state funding for two local projects
Nov 21, 2022

Kinsey Honors HBCUs, Black Greek Letter Organizations
Nov 14, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District
Nov 14, 2022

Kinsey introduces legislation to abolish slavery as punishment for crime
Nov 03, 2022

Kinsey, Cephas introduce legislation for better response to behavioral crises
Nov 01, 2022

Kinsey announces $3.75 million in state grants for 201st District
Oct 27, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities
Oct 19, 2022

Kinsey hosts new School District of Philadelphia superintendent for visit at MLK High School
Oct 12, 2022

Kinsey announces legislation to end felony disenfranchisement
Oct 07, 2022

Kinsey hosts news conference and community peace walk
Oct 05, 2022

Kinsey Celebrates Investment in Broad & Olney District
Oct 03, 2022

Kinsey hosts news conference and community peace walk
Sep 30, 2022

Women's Re-Entry, Fire Company/EMS, and Open Space Funding Opportunities
Sep 29, 2022

Kinsey Speaks Out Against Bias Gender Dysphoria Report
Sep 21, 2022

Kinsey, Bullock introduce legislation to address sickle cell disease
Sep 21, 2022

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities
Sep 13, 2022

Kinsey announces $135,000 for recreation and community revitalization project for Awbury Arboretum Association
Sep 08, 2022

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