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HARRISBURG, March 7 – Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, announced today her appointment as majority chair of the House Game and Fisheries Committee for the 2023-24 legislative session. “Pennsylvania is a haven for hunters and anglers with its robust and vibrant natural resources,” Kulik said. “It is an honor and privilege to be chair of a committee that prides itself on furthering legislation that focuses on continued stewardship of Pennsylvania’s wildlife and outdoor resources, while also enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities for current and future generations.” The House Game and Fisheries Committee works with the state Game and Fish and Boat commissions, which are both independent entities that are largely self-funded by license purchases and fees, to review bills that ensure the interests of hunters and anglers are well represented. “Sportsmen and women have long heard the call of the outdoors here in Pennsylvania, and as chair of this committee, I will work to honor their voices when it comes to hunting, fishing and wildlife-related issues and policies implemented by the Game Commission and the Fish and Boat Commission.” Kulik has served on the Game and Fisheries Committee since 2019. Read more
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“The widespread illegal practice of misclassification happening throughout Pennsylvania is not limited to just construction workers,” said state Rep. Anita Kulik, who hosted the hearing at Carpenters Hall in Pittsburgh. “Sadly, we heard how this illegal practice is not only robbing workers of wages and protections, but it also passes tax burdens onto law-abiding employers and employees throughout the state.” Read more
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CORAOPOLIS, Dec. 14 – Four local law enforcement agencies were approved to receive a total of $346,588 in federal funding to improve safety, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency awarded funding to the following: $178,786 to Carnegie Borough for Central Square RMS licenses, rugged tablets, body-worn cameras, patrol car dash cameras, surveillance cameras and license plate readers. $81,952 to Kennedy Township for in-car cameras, license plate readers and a server upgrade. $50,000 to McKees Rocks for a license plate reader system and community surveillance cameras. $35,850 to Bridgeville Borough for in-car camera equipment. “Cameras, license plate readers and other equipment are valuable resources for officers who work hard every day to keep our neighborhoods safe,” Kulik said. “I’m pleased to see investments in technology and equipment that will support our local police departments in their efforts to protect and serve our communities.” Act 54 of 2022 established the Local Law Enforcement Support Grant Program and directed PCCD to administer $135 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding as grants to law enforcement agencies to implement information technology improvements, purchase or upgrade equipment, cover nontraditional law enforcement personnel costs, support retention and recruitment Read more
CORAOPOLIS, Nov. 21 – Rosedale Technical College in Kennedy Township was selected for a $1 million state grant, state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, announced today. Kulik said the funding will be used to build out a second-level space that will require architectural and construction designs for the addition of approximately 10 classrooms. “Rosedale Technical College has been committed to providing students with quality education and hands-on training in the trades, as well as offering support for mentoring and job placement programs,” Kulik said. “The addition of more classrooms will provide more space for students to hone the necessary skills for their respective fields. I’m proud to have helped to secure funding that invests in preparing students for future employment, which will help to strengthen our workforce.” The funds were awarded through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program , a grant program overseen by the Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs and opportunities. Read more
CORAOPOLIS, Nov. 15 – Improvements to a raw water intake station in Robinson Township and a children’s playground in Coraopolis will receive a combined $600,000 in state grants, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. Kulik said a $500,000 grant was awarded to the Municipal Authority of the Township of Robinson to rehabilitate a raw water intake station. The project will replace pumps, valves and piping, and install a new backup generator. Other improvements include upgrades to the electrical components, replacing chemical feed lines and cleaning and painting the building. The Char-West Council of Governments will use a $150,000 grant for improvements to the Coraopolis Ridge Avenue Tot Lot, which includes removing the existing playground equipment, mulch surfacing, and plastic borders, and installing new playground equipment and a rubberized playground surface. “The tot lot has given many children in Coraopolis a fun and safe place to play over the years,” Kulik said. “The funding awarded today will help to provide improvements that bring the playground up to date, including making it ADA-compliant, so that everyone will have access to the play area.” The grants are funded by the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund , which is financed by gaming activity in the county. The fund is administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and the state Read more
CORAOPOLIS, Oct. 31 – Friends of Pittsburgh Professional Soccer secured $2 million in state funding for the next phase of development for the Sports and Athletic Complex at Montour Junction, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. “It has been a long road in transforming Montour Junction from a former railyard into a premier place for young athletes and the community to access athletic fields for various sports,” Kulik said. “The state funding awarded today will help bridge the gap as the project enters its fourth phase and connect it with the previous phases of development.” Kulik said the project includes the construction of seven outdoor soccer fields and amenities, including bleachers, a concession stand, restrooms and parking areas. The fourth phase of development also includes the Allegheny Health Network Sports Medicine facility. Funding for Montour Junction is part of a package of $40 million in grants from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. Today’s RACP funding is in addition to the $5.25 million approved last week for the Josh Gibson Foundation, Welly LLC and the Riverfront Industrial Development. Read more
HARRISBURG, Oct. 27 – Projects for manufacturing and a new community center will receive a combined $4.25 million in state grants, announced state Reps. Anita Kulik and Dan Deasy, both D-Allegheny. “I am happy to join my colleague Representative Deasy in announcing these grants for projects that will benefit our shared communities,” Kulik said. “Both of these mark a major investment by the state in the communities we call home, and I want to thank everyone involved in making them happen.” The grants were awarded for the following projects: $2 million to Welly LLC to purchase and/or renovate the existing industrial facility at 507 Forest Ave. in Scott Township for an insulated steel drinkware manufacturing line. $2.25 million to Josh Gibson Foundation for the reconstruction and development of a new community center in McKees Rocks Borough. “I’m pleased to work with Representative Kulik to bring these resources to our respective communities,” Deasy said. “The funding for the Josh Gibson Foundation’s community center will be a huge win for that area.” Kulik also announced $1 million in funding for the Riverfront Industrial Development in Stowe Township. The grant will be used for environmental remediation, including the removal of underground tanks on the site, along with additional site preparation for building construction and transportation improvements to Read more
CORAOPOLIS, Sept. 20 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced Neville Township will receive $220,000 in state funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for the development of Neville Island Riverfront Park. “This park would be a wonderful addition to Neville Township that provides a dedicated space for boaters to access the Ohio River,” Kulik said. “This project will build on efforts to enhance the area and bring more recreational opportunities to the island.” Kulik said the project includes remediation for the site and construction of recreational facilities at Riverfront Park along the banks of the Ohio River Back Channel. Site amenities planned for the park include a concrete boat ramp with a dock, gravel access drive and a parking area. The project also includes the installation and implementation of stormwater management best practices to address stormwater quantity and quality, along with revegetation of disturbed pervious surfaces by planting native groundcover, trees and shrubs. The Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, administered the funding from its Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. More information about the program can be found here: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/greenways-trails-and-recreation-program-gtrp/ . Read more
Pa. state Rep. Anita Kulik gave the opening prayer before legislative business on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Kulik read from the gospel of Matthew and spoke about how all people deserve the same respect. Read more
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CORAOPOLIS, July 13 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, announced a total of $573,305 in grant funding for traffic signal improvements in Neville Township and Scott Township. “The investments in these communities will help ensure safety for both drivers and pedestrians,” said Kulik. “I’m proud to have helped secure funding for upgrades that will help to improve traffic flow and access for residents and visitors.” The grants were awarded to the following projects: $278,058 to Neville Township for upgrades to the traffic signal at Grand Avenue and Gibson Lane. $295,247 to Scott Township for replacement of the traffic signal at Cochran Road and Robinwood Drive. Neville Township and Scott Township were among 70 municipalities across the state that received over $37.8 million for traffic signal upgrades through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program. The funding cam be used on existing traffic signals to install LED technology, perform operations such as retiming or monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies. More information on the Green Light-Go program is available here: https://www.penndot.pa.gov/TravelInPA/TrafficSignalsManagement/Pages/default.aspx Read more
CORAOPOLIS, March 14 – Local fire and emergency medical service companies may be eligible for low-interest loans for vehicles, facilities and equipment, according to state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. “This program is an important resource for first responders locally and across the commonwealth at a time when it’s been difficult for companies to raise funding to help them continue their efforts in answering the call,” Kulik said. “I encourage fire and EMS companies to look into this loan program to see if it could be beneficial to their operations.” The Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loan Program is open for applications on a rolling basis. The Office of the State Fire Commissioner provides loans ranging from $25,000 to $400,000 at a fixed 2% interest rate with varying repayment terms to eligible fire and EMS companies. A single fire or EMS company is not eligible for more than three loans at a time. Since the establishment of the FEMSLP, it has provided more than $500 million in loans. Last year, voters approved an expansion of the program to make paid and combination companies eligible for the loans in addition to volunteer fire and EMS companies. Application information is available on the Office of the State Fire Commissioner website at this link: https://www.osfc.pa.gov/GrantsandLoans/FEMSLP/Pages/default.aspx . Questions can be directed to OSFC staff at RA-VLAP@pa.gov Read more
CORAOPOLIS, March 9 – A $154,493 grant will fund improvements to the Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. Kulik said the funding will finance half of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library’s project to convert unimproved space on a partial floor into a meeting program space. “The Carnegie Carnegie has had a rich history as the “beacon on the hill” since 1901, but its impact goes beyond books and learning,” Kulik said. “The library is a welcoming place for the community to gather for entertainment, job fairs, art shows and so much more. This funding will provide a boost improving a space for more people to enjoy for years to come.” Nearly $5.3 million in Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities were awarded to 21 public libraries across the state, including the Andrew Carnegie Free Library. The grants are funded by a portion of the state’s realty transfer tax and administered by the state Department of Education's Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Read more
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CORAOPOLIS, Jan. 27 – A total of $76,292 in grants will allow the primary and intermediate schools in the Chartiers Valley School District to purchase new ovens for their cafeterias, announced State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. “Every student should have access to healthy meals in school,” Kulik said. “The new ovens are an essential upgrade in these school cafeterias, which will help the cafeteria staff provide hot and nutritious meals to students so that they can continue to learn and grow in the classroom.” The state Department of Education administered $946,000 in competitive grants to 44 elementary, middle and high schools across Pennsylvania. Funding for the grants is made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Grants are awarded to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. Schools use grants to purchase or upgrade equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves and dishwashers. The full list of schools can be found on PDE’s website. Read more
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