Krueger invites seniors to Medicare 101 seminar

(May 16, 2024)

BROOKHAVEN, May 16 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, is inviting senior residents of her legislative district to a free Medicare seminar from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the Brookhaven Municipal Center, 2 Cambridge Road. Krueger said a trained PA Medi counselor will be there to answer questions and discuss Medicare enrollment timing, supplemental plans, copays, deductibles and how to avoid penalties. “Medicare coverage can be consuming, and understanding the basics of it is crucial to keeping coverage and health care needs on track,” Krueger said. “There are important dates, deadlines and options every Medicare beneficiary should know. I encourage all Medicare-eligible or soon-to-be-eligible residents to attend this important seminar.” Registration for this free event is required . Interested residents can register by calling Krueger’s office 610-534-6880 or by emailing RepKrueger@pahouse.net . Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Environmental, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(May 14, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Wild Resource Conservation Program Who May Apply: Counties, municipalities, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, conservation districts, and municipal authorities. Individuals, state government agencies, and for-profit businesses may be eligible depending on the project. Use: Grant applications will be accepted for species surveys, conservation, and management. Funds: Funding comes through the Wil Resource Conservation Fund and a portion of the Environmental Stewardship Fund. Grant size varies, but the average grant award is $30,000. Application Deadline: July 1, 2024 More information: DCNR website Department of Community and Economic Development: Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) The NAP is broken down into five components: The Neighborhood Assistance Program Tax Credit, the Special Program Priorities, the Neighborhood Partnership Program, the Charitable Food Program, and the Enterprise Zone Program Tax Credit. Please visit the link below for specific information on each component. Who May Apply: Depending on the program, eligible applicants include neighborhood organizations that hold a ruling from the IRS as nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations, and organizations operating as food banks, food pantries, or emergency food providers. Use: Use varies by program, but priorities for this funding Read more

 

Fighting for our first responders' mental well-being

(May 14, 2024)

The House passed legislation (H.B. 1632) with bipartisan support that would make post-traumatic stress injury an eligible claim for first responders filing for workers’ compensation. I voted yes. This is a bill that police officers, EMS workers and firefighters have been fighting for over many years. Our first responders’ selfless service often takes a toll on their mental well-being and receiving the care they need should not be blocked by state law. Read more

 

Protecting Pennsylvania's Healthcare Workforce

(May 08, 2024)

It’s National Nurses Week, a time to highlight and honor the incredible work of nurses everywhere. In addition to acknowledging their commitment to taking care of patients, we have a duty to ensure that they and all healthcare workers are afforded a safe, violence-free workplace where they can work and perform their duties without the fear of bodily harm or fear for their personal safety. Unfortunately, PA’s nurses and healthcare workers are reporting in alarming numbers that they have personally experienced violence in their workplace and that their hospital or facility does NOT do enough to protect them from it. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Environmental, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(May 07, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Education: Public School Environmental Repairs Program Who May Apply: School districts, area career and technical schools, charter schools, and regional charter schools that operate school buildings. Use: Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the remediation and/or abatement of lead in water sources and paint, asbestos, and mold inside school buildings of eligible school entities. Funds: Up to $75 million in state funds will be competitively awarded. There is no minimum funding request. The maximum funding request is $10 million. One application per entity will be accepted, but the application may consist of more than one project in more than one school building. Application Deadline: June 30, 2024 More information: PDE Website Department of Agriculture: Farm-to-School Grant Program Who May Apply: Any school district, school, charter school, private school, or center with pre-K classes, kindergarten classes, elementary classes, or middle school classes through 8 th grade that participates in a Federal Child Nutrition Program. Use: The purpose of the Farm-to-School Program is to educate prekindergartners through eighth graders and their families about the importance of choosing healthy, locally produced foods and increase awareness of Pennsylvania agriculture. Eligible projects will achieve this purpose. Funds: $500,000 is available for Read more

 

Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(May 01, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Indigent Defense Grant Program Who May Apply: Counties Use: Salaries and benefits for staff, recruiting efforts to find/retain staff, training and development courses for staff, efforts to improve data collection, and any cost associated with gaps or needs in providing indigent defense, among other things. Funds: A total of $6,750,000 is expected to fund up to 67 grants (one in each county). Application Deadline: , May 23, 202d4 More information: PCCD Website Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (via Department of Homeland Security): Nonprofit Security Grant Program Who May Apply: Non-profit organizations may apply as a sub applicant through PEMA. PEMA is the direct applicant to the Department of Homeland Security. Use: Funds are to be used to enhance the protection of soft targets/crowded places. Funds: $274,500,000 in federal funds are available for this national funding opportunity. $3,277,500 in funding is targeted toward Pennsylvania. Application Deadline: May 29, 2024, at 5 p.m. More information: PEMA Website Historical and Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care Grant Who May Apply: Local government entities and nonprofit organizations Use: Projects must relate to some aspect of Pennsylvania’s history and funds may be used for preservation of Read more

 

Pa. House Dems advocate for ‘Infertility Awareness Week’

(May 01, 2024)

“Infertility is a journey that can be marked by pain, shame, stress, anxiety, depression and significant financial loss,” said state Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, who co-authored the resolution. “I had to go through fertility treatment to get pregnant with my son and I remember how isolated I felt during that process. This resolution is meant to support families who experience infertility and to let them know they are not alone. At a time when women across our nation are being denied their rights to reproductive healthcare, where fertility treatments like IVF are under attack by politicians, it’s more important than ever to make sure we advance policies that put the needs and rights of women and couples first.” Read more

 

Celebrating one year serving you in my Brookhaven office; Paid summer internships available for local students

(Apr 30, 2024)

My staff and I enjoy the time we spend serving our neighbors whether you stop in the office, send an email, call on the phone, attend one of our events, stop by our table at community gatherings and even bump into us at the grocery store. We look forward to serving at the office or out and about in Delco and helping you with all your state government needs. Read more

 

Krueger, Kane to host free paper shredding and drug takeback event May 11

(Apr 30, 2024)

BROOKHAVEN, April 30 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger and Sen. John Kane are hosting a free paper shredding and drug takeback event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11 at Upland Park in Brookhaven. The shred event provides an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of documents containing personal information, thereby protecting them from potential identity theft. Community members also are invited to bring any unneeded medications to have them disposed of safely and properly by the Delaware County District Attorney’s Mobile Drug Collection Unit. The two events will take place simultaneously. “Shredding documents that contain sensitive information is one of the best ways to protect yourself from identity theft, so my office is happy to provide this free service to the people we serve,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “Our prior shredding and drug takeback events have been major successes, so we want to continue to offer the services that are most needed in our community. This is a free chance to declutter your home and medicine cabinets while ensuring your personal information or unneeded medicine doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.” Each car will be limited to four file-size boxes. Drivers are asked to remain in their cars and open their trunk. Staff from Krueger and Kane’s offices will unload documents from cars and the materials will be immediately shredded on-site. Bags and boxes will be Read more

 

Fighting for the infertility care rights of couples and providers

(Apr 22, 2024)

Last week the PA House Health Committee adopted a resolution I co-sponsored to recognize April 21-27 as National Infertility Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. I have introduced this resolution for the past several legislative sessions to support families who experience infertility, to let them know that they are not alone and that they have support in the State Capitol. I had to go through fertility treatment to get pregnant with my son and I remember how isolated I felt during that process. My experience is not unique: According to the CDC, about 1 in 5 (19%) U.S. women are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying, and about 1 in 4 (26%) have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. Read more

 

New Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(Apr 22, 2024)

Is your organization looking for grant funding to support your mission? State funding can provide significant financial support to help our local organizations carry out their important work and delivery services to our communities. Check out the latest state funding opportunities available. Read more

 

Finding common ground for green energy + jobs; Pet Expo recap and more

(Apr 16, 2024)

One of my favorite parts of being your state representative is helping to connect residents with the resources available to them through fun community events. On Saturday, state Sen. John Kane and I hosted our annual Pet Expo at Upland Park. The Upland Police and SEPTA transit police demonstrated the work being done by their K-9 officers. Brandywine Valley SPCA vaccinated 78 dogs and cats while Delaware Kennel Club microchipped 35 dogs at no cost to their owners. We are grateful for their partnership! Read more

 

Krueger to host free record expungement clinic Thursday, May 9

(Apr 15, 2024)

BROOKHAVEN, April 15 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, is hosting a free Clean Slate Expungement Clinic with Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 at Brookhaven Municipal Center. Attorneys will be available to provide information and discuss options that may be available for clearing a person’s criminal record. If expungement is not an option, additional resources will be available. Registration for the free service is required . Interested residents can ask a question or sign up for appointments, which start at 6 p.m., by calling Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880 or emailing RepKrueger@pahouse.net . People seeking expungement would need to bring case information, including a copy of court records and orders and must not currently be in violation or on probation/parole. “A single mistake shouldn’t determine the rest of your life, so I want to make sure that people know there are new options to seal minor offenses that might be keeping them from housing, employment or other opportunities,” Krueger said. “At this clinic, residents can talk with experts and receive important information about Pennsylvania’s clean slate laws, which passed the House and Senate with bipartisan support.” Krueger and her office staff will be at the clinic to provide information on state-related programs and services. Brookhaven Read more

 

Fighting for water utility consumers

(Apr 09, 2024)

Many of us in Delaware County get our water from the Chester Water Authority, and we’ve been fighting hard to keep it a public water system. This week in Harrisburg, we’re moving a package of bills that will reform Act 12 and make it harder for public companies to acquire healthy systems like CWA in the future. Some background: Act 12 of 2016 allowed utilities and municipalities to value water systems differently than other public utilities. The intent of the law was to provide incentives for regulated public water companies to acquire failing or stressed municipal systems that could no longer provide safe, reliable service to their customers. Read more

 

Krueger, Kane to host free senior legal workshop April 25

(Apr 04, 2024)

BROOKHAVEN, April 4 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger and Sen. John Kane are hosting a Senior Legal Clinic with Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Brookhaven Municipal Center. At the workshop, senior residents 60 or older who meet LASP’s income guidelines can get help with simple wills, durable Powers of Attorney and healthcare directives at no cost . Registration for the clinic is required . Interested residents can ask a question or sign up by contacting Erika Felpel at efelpel@lasp.org or 484-275-0672. “Many seniors in our community face challenges in accessing legal assistance due to fixed incomes or not knowing who to trust,” Krueger, D-Delaware, said. “This clinic is designed to help seniors understand their rights under the law and help them make informed decisions about their future, so that their wishes are clearly addressed and respected. I encourage anyone who is interested or who knows someone who needs this help to sign up.” "It's vital that we provide our seniors with the resources they need to navigate the complex legal landscape," Kane, D-Delaware/Chester, stated. "This workshop will greatly aid our seniors in overcoming legal obstacles and guarantee they have access to crucial legal services for making major decisions. We're thrilled to host this free clinic with the help of Legal Aid, and welcome all Read more

 

Fighting for women's health care

(Apr 02, 2024)

Access to contraception and reproductive healthcare continues to face significant challenges and obstacles in the U.S., jeopardizing the needs of women and families who are navigating when, if and how to start a family. I have been fighting to remove unnecessary obstacles to contraception and abortion access while also ensuring family planning resources like In vitro fertilization (IVF) and infertility medications remain viable options for those who need them. We must work simultaneously toward the full spectrum of women’s healthcare. Read more

 

Delco lawmakers announce $1.8 million in education grants for local community learning centers

(Apr 01, 2024)

C HESTER, April 1 – State Reps. Carol Kazeem and Leanne Krueger, both D-Delaware, today announced that $1.8 million in state grant funding is headed to two community learning centers in their legislative districts that provide academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families. According to the lawmakers, a total of $1,187,687 was awarded to Chester-Upland School District for three of its programs and $600,000 was awarded to Chester Community Charter School under the state’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program, a competitive program administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. “Enrichment activities outside of the classroom are critical for all student achievement,” Krueger said. “It is equally important for the state to see and act when support is needed in school districts that may not have the means to invest all local funds. The wraparound programs that Chester-Upland School District and Chester Community Charter School provide to their students and the community at large are excellent, thanks in part to state grant funding programs like this. Congratulations to both schools for making these programs a priority. I am delighted to support them.” “I am so proud of Chester-Upland School District and Chester Community Charter School for their drive to support a program that will Read more

 

Krueger to hold free license plate restoration event with Ridley police April 18

(Apr 01, 2024)

FOLSOM, April 1 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, is partnering with the Ridley Township Police Department to help residents replace hard-to-read or damaged license plates for free. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at Ridley Township Municipal Building, 100 E. MacDade Blvd. Krueger said a license plate is considered illegible if any of its numbers or letters can’t be recognized from 50 feet, or if it shows any blistering, peeling, discoloration or loss of reflectivity. “If your license plate is peeling or hard to read, this event is for you,” Krueger said. “Ridley police will assess license plates to determine whether they need replaced and my office can help with the paperwork to obtain a new plate.” Registration is required prior to the event. Registration and questions should be directed to Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880 or by emailing RepKrueger@pahouse.net . Attendees will need to bring a valid driver’s license and current registration to the event. Read more

 

Delco lawmakers announce $200,000 school-to-work grant for Chester Upland SD

(Mar 28, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 28 – Chester-Upland School District today was awarded $200,000 in state grant funding for its Exit 6 Pre-Apprenticeship Training Academy, according to state Reps. Carol Kazeem and Leanne Krueger, both D-Delaware, who represent residents who live in the school district. The money comes from the state’s Schools-to-Work Program, a competitive grant program available to help establish or enhance a workforce development partnership between schools, employers, organizations or associations to create employment and training pathways. “The Chester-Upland School District is working hard to prepare students with the essential skills and experiences they need for a smooth transition from the classroom into the workforce,” Krueger said. “The Exit 6 Pre-Apprenticeship Training Academy and programs like it help bridge the gap between education and employment, benefiting students, the industries they’ll enter and our economy alike. Congratulations to the educators and administrators who are working hard to win competitive state grants like this.” “Creating a seamless transition from school to work is key for students, both personally and professionally,” Kazeem said. “By equipping our students with practical skills and real-world experience, we empower them to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of the job market, while also strengthening our local Read more

 

State grants awarded, my votes in Harrisburg, upcoming events and more

(Mar 26, 2024)

The PA House returned to voting session this week, where we got to work on bills focused on students, children and survivors of domestic violence. On Monday alone we sent to the state Senate bills that would: •Expand access to dual credit enrollment opportunities for high school students (H.B. 1434).•Protect income for domestic violence survivors by expanding eligibility for unemployment compensation to people who must leave their job for their safety due to a domestic violence situation (H.B. 1446). Read more

 

Krueger invites seniors to Medicare 101 seminar
May 16, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Environmental, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
May 14, 2024

Fighting for our first responders' mental well-being
May 14, 2024

Protecting Pennsylvania's Healthcare Workforce
May 08, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Environmental, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
May 07, 2024

Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
May 01, 2024

Pa. House Dems advocate for ‘Infertility Awareness Week’
May 01, 2024

Celebrating one year serving you in my Brookhaven office; Paid summer internships available for local students
Apr 30, 2024

Krueger, Kane to host free paper shredding and drug takeback event May 11
Apr 30, 2024

Fighting for the infertility care rights of couples and providers
Apr 22, 2024

New Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Apr 22, 2024

Finding common ground for green energy + jobs; Pet Expo recap and more
Apr 16, 2024

Krueger to host free record expungement clinic Thursday, May 9
Apr 15, 2024

Fighting for water utility consumers
Apr 09, 2024

Krueger, Kane to host free senior legal workshop April 25
Apr 04, 2024

Fighting for women's health care
Apr 02, 2024

Delco lawmakers announce $1.8 million in education grants for local community learning centers
Apr 01, 2024

Krueger to hold free license plate restoration event with Ridley police April 18
Apr 01, 2024

Delco lawmakers announce $200,000 school-to-work grant for Chester Upland SD
Mar 28, 2024

State grants awarded, my votes in Harrisburg, upcoming events and more
Mar 26, 2024