Delaware County representatives laud awarding of $1.8M in grants

(Dec 09, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 9 – Delaware County state representatives applauded the awarding of more than $1.8 million in grants for Delaware County organizations and agencies. The funds, approved today by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, support a variety of programs and services, including adult probation services, body-worn camera initiatives, domestic abuse programs, and more. “This money represents an investment in Pennsylvania’s women, our vulnerable communities of color, and children who face indescribable pain,” said state Rep. Margo Davidson, who is chair of the House Democratic Caucus Southeast Delegation. “This is precisely why I serve my community – to lift up and help those who need help the most and cannot help themselves. Thank you to the dedicated support staff working for these programs in Upper Darby and Delaware County. Their professionalism and advocacy is why this funding is finding its way here to our community.” Rep. David Delloso said, “These important programs and services are designed to decrease crime in Delaware County. They provide a pathway back to life for juvenile and adult offenders, while a number of these other programs serve as lifelines for victims.” Rep. Leanne Krueger said, “These funds support incredibly important programs and services that reach so many community members around Delaware County. This is an investment in the safety and Read more

 

COVID-19 updates; Virtual Pennie workshop tomorrow

(Dec 08, 2020)

Dear Neighbor, Yesterday, Gov. Tom Wolf offered a sobering update on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania: it’s critical that we slow the spread of the virus now, so we don’t overwhelm our hospitals and health care workers. Read more

 

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

(Dec 07, 2020)

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission: Keystone Historic Preservation Planning Grants (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund) Who May Apply : Local governments and nonprofits, including historic preservation organizations, historical societies, conservancies, colleges and universities, religious institutions, museums, and other historical organizations. Historic property must be publicly accessible and listed in, or documented as eligible for listing in, the National Register of Historic Places. Private property owners and businesses are not eligible. Use : Cultural resource surveys, to prepare nominations to the National Register of Historic Places for resources already determined eligible, archaeology activities, and for preservation plans, feasibility studies, and other predevelopment planning. These grants may not be used to prepare surveys to establish eligibility for the National Register. Funds : Grants between $5,000 and $25,000. A 50/50 cash match is required. Application Deadline : March 1, 2021 More Information : Click on https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/Planning-Projects.aspx , Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission: Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund) Who May Apply : Local Read more

 

Krueger to host virtual workshop on Pennie health insurance marketplace

(Dec 04, 2020)

FOLSOM, Dec. 4 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger will host a virtual workshop on Pennie , the state’s new health insurance marketplace, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. “Pennie is a great new tool for Pennsylvanians, and I want to make sure residents know how they can shop plans and find the high quality, affordable coverage that meets their needs,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “Deadlines are approaching, so this workshop will be a great chance to learn more or get questions answered.” Pennsylvanians seeking individual health insurance coverage for 2021 through the Affordable Care Act will use Pennie.com instead of Healthcare.gov. Open enrollment runs through Jan. 15, but Dec. 15 is the last day to enroll for coverage to start in January. Coverage will begin in February for anyone who enrolls between Dec. 16 and Jan. 15. Anyone interested can watch the workshop at www.RepLeanne.com . Zachary Sherman, executive director of Pennie, will share information on the new health care tool. Questions can be emailed in advance to RepKrueger@pahouse.net and will be taken during the event. Anyone who needs more information should contact Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

E-BLAST: COVID-19 updates; Program deadlines coming up

(Dec 01, 2020)

Dear Neighbor,While swearing-in of new members won’t happen until January, today marks the start of another two-year session serving as your state representative. I look forward to continuing to serve my neighbors and fighting for our community’s needs in Harrisburg! Read more

 

E-BLAST: Celebrate Thanksgiving safely; New COVID-19 mitigation efforts

(Nov 25, 2020)

Dear Neighbor, I want to wish you and your families a happy Thanksgiving! Read more

 

Delloso, Krueger, O’Mara announce grant for Delaware County Technical High School

(Nov 18, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 18 – State Reps. David Delloso, Leanne Krueger and Jennifer O’Mara, all D-Delaware, announced that Delaware County Technical High School was awarded a $50,000 equipment grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The department awards the competitive grants to school districts and career and technical centers with eight or more approved CTE programs for them to update or purchase new equipment to train students. “The equipment purchased with the help of this grant will benefit our entire region, since Delaware Technical High School consists of students from 15 local school districts,” said Delloso. “Numerous reports have forecast a shortage of skilled workers in Pennsylvania in the years to come, so the need to educate, train and develop skilled workers who are prepared to enter the workforce has never been more important.” Krueger said, “Having the right equipment helps career and technical schools train students properly so they can hit the ground running as they enter the workforce. I’m happy that Delaware County Technical High School will receive this funding, which is a great investment in our kids and our community.” O’Mara said, “Delaware County Technical High School prepares students for some of the most high-demand jobs in Pennsylvania. In order for them to get the most out of their education and confidently enter the workforce, they need hands-on experience Read more

 

E-BLAST: COVID-19 updates; Veterans Day events and resources

(Nov 10, 2020)

Dear Neighbor,One week out from an unprecedented election, I want to thank you all for your patience and especially thank our hard-working election officials who have worked tirelessly to ensure that every vote counts! Read more

 

Krueger announces $20K grant for Folsom Athletic Association

(Nov 10, 2020)

“We are grateful to Representative Krueger for her efforts in helping us get this grant through the DCED for the purchase and installation of lights for our athletic field and clubhouse building,” said Joseph Steinbacher, treasurer of the Folsom Athletic Association. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Voting information: Make sure your voice is heard!

(Nov 02, 2020)

Dear Neighbor, Tomorrow is Election Day. Make sure your voice is heard! Read more

 

Krueger announces $25K grant for Brookhaven Police Department

(Oct 30, 2020)

FOLSOM, Oct. 30 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced that Brookhaven Police Department will receive a $25,000 state grant to help fund equipment to enhance public safety. The grant comes through the Department of Community and Economic Development and will help fund traffic safety measures. “This grant will help the Brookhaven Police Department address public safety concerns, which improves quality of life for our entire community,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “It’s critical that we support the agencies that work to keep us safe, so I was pleased to support the department’s request and am happy to see this state funding come back to the 161 st District.” Brookhaven Borough Council President Terry Heller said, “I’m grateful to the state for approving this funding and to Representative Krueger for her assistance. This grant will help the Brookhaven Police Department keep our borough a safe and great place to live.” Read more

 

Democrats in State House discuss ways to expand access to contraceptives in PA

(Oct 30, 2020)

Pennsylvania State House Democrats are discussing ways to expand easy access to contraceptives. Read more

 

‘Birth control is healthcare’: Democratic reps call for legislation to ensure access to contraception

(Oct 30, 2020)

Democratic State Reps. Leanne Krueger, Kevin Boyle, and Tina Davis say access to birth control is a right — not a privilege. Read more

 

Lawmakers discuss legislation to ensure equitable access to contraceptives

(Oct 28, 2020)

' HARRISBURG, Oct. 28 – State Reps. Leanne Krueger, Kevin Boyle and Tina Davis today discussed legislation to expand and protect access to contraceptives. Krueger, Boyle and Davis introduced H.B. 2813 following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows virtually any employer to opt out of the Affordable Care Act mandate to provide contraceptive coverage if they object to birth control on religious or moral grounds. The bill would protect access to this important form of health care by making sure insurers in Pennsylvania provide coverage for contraception. “Now more than ever, we need Pennsylvania to take action. Creating barriers to this basic preventative care puts the health and well-being of millions of Pennsylvania women at risk,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “In addition to preventing unintended pregnancies, contraceptives are often used to address a variety of women’s health issues. This legislation would help make sure women are able to make their own medical decisions and receive quality care.” Boyle, D-Montgomery/Phila, said, "Birth control is health care, and health care should be accessible to everyone. With the recent decision by the Supreme Court potentially cutting off access to birth control for 2.5 million women, it's vital that we act to provide another option to ensure women have access to the health care they need." Davis, D-Bucks, added, “Contraception is a fundamental aspect of Read more

 

E-BLAST: Make your plan to vote; Events coming up this week

(Oct 27, 2020)

Dear Neighbor, The general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 3. If you plan to vote in person on Election Day, make sure you know where to go before heading out. All polling places are listed at VotesPA.com/Polls and can be found by entering your home address. Read more

 

Krueger to host drive-through veterans appreciation lunch Oct. 30

(Oct 21, 2020)

FOLSOM, Oct. 21 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger will host a drive-through veterans appreciation lunch to honor local veterans and share information on resources available to them. Veterans are invited to reserve a spot for the drive-through event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at American Legion Post 926, 3220 Concord Road, Aston. As veterans drive through, they will receive a bagged lunch as well as information about benefits and services available for them. “I’m honored to be able to recognize veterans for their service and for the sacrifices they’ve made on our behalf. This event is a way to say thank you and an opportunity to provide information on the services and benefits our veterans have earned and deserve,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. The event is free, but RSVP is required. Interested veterans should contact Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880 or RepKrueger@pahouse.net to reserve their spot for this event. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Fixing mortgage/rent relief program; Veterans appreciation event Oct. 30; and more news

(Oct 20, 2020)

Dear Neighbor, Yesterday, Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Rachel Levine said an expected fall resurgence of COVID-19 cases has arrived in Pennsylvania. Here in Delaware County, the rate of infection is back on the rise, which you can read about in this story. Read more

 

State grant programs open for applications

(Oct 15, 2020)

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol: Police Diversion to Treatment (Funding Source: Federal Funding ) Who May Apply : Single county authorities (county drug and alcohol offices). Use : To establish or expand a treatment diversion program for individuals with an opioid use disorder who are arrested. Funds : Approximately five to ten awards up to $300,000 each will be awarded. Application Deadline : October 23 at 12 PM. More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Documents/Funding%20documents/FIA%2020-04%20Police%20Diversion%20to%20Treatment.pdf . Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol: Pregnancy Support Services (Funding Source: Federal Funding ) Who May Apply : Community service providers able to serve pregnant and postpartum women with stimulant or opioid misuse issues. Single County Authorities (county drug and alcohol offices) are not eligible to apply. Use : To provide pregnancy support services or make referrals to aid pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder. Funds : Five to eight grants up to $400,000 each will be awarded for one-year projects. There is a possibility of a one-year renewal. Application Deadline : October 30 at 12 PM. More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Documents/Funding%20documents/GIFA%2020-05%20Pregnancy%20Support%20Service.pdf Read more

 

E-BLAST: Free shredding on Saturday; Grants to support fire/EMS agencies

(Oct 13, 2020)

Latest news and updates for the 161st District Read more

 

Krueger announces COVID-19 grants for local fire, EMS agencies

(Oct 08, 2020)

FOLSOM, Oct. 8 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced that several local fire and emergency service organizations will receive grants to offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Act 26, the state made $50 million in grants available to fire and emergency medical service organizations that were affected by the pandemic. The funding can be used for operational and equipment expenses. “Our first responders are always out front, protecting our communities in times of emergency, and that’s been even more apparent in recent months as we’ve battled COVID-19. They’ve continued their lifesaving work even as their organizations have felt the impacts of the global pandemic,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “I was proud to vote for the legislation that made these grants possible, and I will continue to make it a priority to support fire and emergency medical service organizations.” In the 161 st District, grants were awarded as follows: Aston Township Fire Department - $36,842. Brookhaven Fire Co. - $ 23,944 (fire), $15,048 (EMS). Folsom Fire Co. No. 1 - $24,110. Garden City Fire Co. #1 - $25,205. Holmes Fire Co. - $25,205 (fire), $15,048 (EMS). Milmont Fire Co. #1 - $22,603. South Media Fire Co. No. 1 - $25,342. Swarthmore Fire and Protective Association - $25,342. Woodlyn Fire Co. #1 - $25,068 (fire), $15,048 Read more

 

Delaware County representatives laud awarding of $1.8M in grants
Dec 09, 2020

COVID-19 updates; Virtual Pennie workshop tomorrow
Dec 08, 2020

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
Dec 07, 2020

Krueger to host virtual workshop on Pennie health insurance marketplace
Dec 04, 2020

E-BLAST: COVID-19 updates; Program deadlines coming up
Dec 01, 2020

E-BLAST: Celebrate Thanksgiving safely; New COVID-19 mitigation efforts
Nov 25, 2020

Delloso, Krueger, O’Mara announce grant for Delaware County Technical High School
Nov 18, 2020

E-BLAST: COVID-19 updates; Veterans Day events and resources
Nov 10, 2020

Krueger announces $20K grant for Folsom Athletic Association
Nov 10, 2020

E-BLAST: Voting information: Make sure your voice is heard!
Nov 02, 2020

Krueger announces $25K grant for Brookhaven Police Department
Oct 30, 2020

Democrats in State House discuss ways to expand access to contraceptives in PA
Oct 30, 2020

‘Birth control is healthcare’: Democratic reps call for legislation to ensure access to contraception
Oct 30, 2020

Lawmakers discuss legislation to ensure equitable access to contraceptives
Oct 28, 2020

E-BLAST: Make your plan to vote; Events coming up this week
Oct 27, 2020

Krueger to host drive-through veterans appreciation lunch Oct. 30
Oct 21, 2020

E-BLAST: Fixing mortgage/rent relief program; Veterans appreciation event Oct. 30; and more news
Oct 20, 2020

State grant programs open for applications
Oct 15, 2020

E-BLAST: Free shredding on Saturday; Grants to support fire/EMS agencies
Oct 13, 2020

Krueger announces COVID-19 grants for local fire, EMS agencies
Oct 08, 2020