Kulik: $175,000 state grant to fund Coraopolis Train Station’s renovation

(Feb 25, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 25 – The Coraopolis Train Station, a historic landmark in the heart of Coraopolis, will undergo a slew of renovations following the disbursement of $175,000 to the Coraopolis Community Development Foundation Inc., announced state Rep. Anita Kulik. “It’s a pleasure to announce that funding has been awarded to the 45 th Legislative District,” Kulik said. “But it’s an even greater reward to announce that the Coraopolis Train Station – a staple of our community – will undergo needed renovations, which will later play a hand in helping those in the community who struggle with food security or require crisis assistance.” Kulik, D-Allegheny, said renovation plans include replacing the station’s slate and metal roof to protect the structure from damage while further renovations supporting a teaching kitchen, café and community center are planned. Once in place, all proceeds will benefit community crisis and support the food pantry and community garden. The funding, administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development, comes by way of the commonwealth’s Keystone Communities program. The program is designed to support local initiatives that grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities, encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community, and enhance the overall quality of life for residents. Since January 2015, the Wolf Read more

 

Beware of thinning ice when accessing frozen waterways!

(Feb 14, 2019)

The bitter, cold weather that recently blanketed the commonwealth was unbearable, to say the least. Read more

 

2019 Trout stocking schedule

(Feb 07, 2019)

In light of my new appointment to the House Game and Fisheries Committee, I wanted to inform you that the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has released its 2019 trout stocking schedule. Read more

 

Kulik appointed to House Game and Fisheries Committee

(Jan 28, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 28 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced that she has been appointed to serve on the House Game and Fisheries Committee, which considers legislation that affects hunting and fishing in Pennsylvania and has oversight of the Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission. “Though this is a new appointment, I can’t wait to start working with my fellow Game and Fisheries Committee members from both sides of the aisle,” Kulik said. “I look forward to vetting legislation that will enhance the conservation and environmental initiatives that best serve outdoor enthusiasts and the commonwealth as a whole.” Kulik will continue to serve on the House Gaming Oversight, Liquor Control, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees. Kulik’s district office is located at 1350 Fifth Ave. in Coraopolis. She can be reached at 412-264-4260. More information on the various resources available through Kulik’s office can be found at www.pahouse.com/Kulik . Read more

 

$560,000 awarded to 16 Allegheny County school districts, charter schools

(Jan 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – Sixteen education entities in Allegheny County today were awarded a total $560,000 in targeted grants provided through Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation. The grants will fund training and equipment needed to prepare teachers and students for the expansion of computer science programs. Miller said each recipient will receive $35,000 through PAsmart, which has made Pennsylvania No. 2 in the nation for investing in K-12 STEM and computer science education. “The delegation is happy to announce this funding,” Miller said. “In the coming years, most jobs will require workers to use computers and advanced technology in an ever-changing workforce and economy. By providing this funding, we’re helping to ensure students and teachers will be adequately prepared to succeed in their line of work, and do so with confidence.” School districts and charter/intermediate unit schools awarded funding through PAsmart include: Baldwin-Whitehall School District (Reps. Harry Readshaw, Bill Kortz and Dan Miller) Carlynton School District (Reps. Anita Kulik and Dan Deasy) Chartiers Valley School District (Kulik and Miller) City Charter High School (Reps. Dan Frankel, Jake Wheatley, Adam Ravenstahl, Readshaw, Miller, Sara Innamorato, Deasy, Summer Lee and Ed Gainey) Deer Lakes School District (Rep. Frank Dermody) Duquesne Read more

 

Labor & Industry grant will help students looking to pursue careers in building and construction industry

(Jan 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 10 – An $115,641 business education partnership grant will provide Allegheny County students with hands-on exposure to careers in the building and construction industry, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation. “This grant money will have a positive impact on students from all House districts encompassed within the delegation,” Miller said. “The delegation is happy to announce this funding, as we all understand the importance of providing students with a means-to-an-end when it comes to choosing their prospective career paths. “Students looking to get involved in the building and construction industry will find the programs created by this funding to be not only rewarding, but also extremely informational and influential as they look to solidify their futures in the workforce.” Miller said the Three Rivers Workforce Development Board will join forces with PARTNER4WORK, a Pittsburgh-based workforce development organization, to carry out the three-pronged project. The first phase will include bringing together 14 building and construction unions, local colleges, businesses, students and others at the March 29 Building On … Careers in the Building and Construction Industry conference in Pittsburgh. The second phase involves the creation of the Summer in Trades internship program, which will provide students with hands-on experience and insight into the Read more

 

Kulik: Neville Township project to benefit from state investment

(Dec 17, 2018)

An economic development project in Neville Township will receive a $150,000 investment from the state, state Rep. Anita Astorino Kulik, D-Allegheny, said today. Read more

 

Rep. Kulik's 2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Dec 03, 2018)

Click on the link above to download Rep. Kulik's 2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar. Read more

 

Riverfront and Clever parks receive $325,000 for projects

(Nov 20, 2018)

Major projects at two local parks will be able to proceed thanks to $325,000 in state grants that were recently awarded to two municipalities, state Rep. Anita Astorino Kulik, D-Allegheny, said. Read more

 

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans

(Nov 08, 2018)

As Veterans Day nears, I wanted to share information on programs that benefit veterans and their families. To those who have bravely served our country, thank you and Happy Veterans Day. Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Nov 05, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more

 

Kulik’s bill looks to provide assistance for landslide-prone victims

(Oct 22, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 22 – In hopes of creating a safety net for commonwealth residents affected by and prone to landslides, state Rep. Anita Astorino Kulik, D-Allegheny, currently has a bill in the House of Representatives geared toward creating a Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program. Kulik’s measure is a companion bill to S.B. 1131 , which was introduced by state Sen. Jay Costa, D-Allegheny. “Landslides are a significant geological hazard throughout the commonwealth and have caused millions of dollars in damage this year alone to western Pennsylvania,” Kulik said. “Sadly, this type of disaster typically is not covered by most insurance policies and can leave families with insurmountable financial and emotional damage. It’s because of this that I’ve introduced a bill that calls for the establishment of the Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program, which would give victims the help they need.” Kulik’s H.B. 2743 looks to establish the Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program within the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. It is intended to provide sound insurance coverage to homeowners, as well as assistance to local governments that wish to mitigate the risk of landslides within their communities. Her bill was referred to the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. Costa’s bill also looks to establish the Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program in Pennsylvania. Under his Read more

 

Kulik: State grant of nearly $245,000 awarded in 45th Legislative District

(Oct 12, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 12 – Robinson Township was awarded a $244,726 Recycling Development and Implementation Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, said state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. The grant can be used for a number of things. Funding eligibility is allocated for expanding recycling processing facilities, installing data collection systems on recycling vehicles, continuing or creating curbside recycling programs, developing educational materials or operating leaf compost facilities. “I’m happy to announce this funding that will play a big role in making the 45 th Legislative District a cleaner, more environmentally friendly community within the commonwealth,” Kulik said. “Recycling is something we should all practice here in Pennsylvania, and I’m proud to say my district has and will continue to enhance our recycling initiatives thanks to this funding.” Nearly 200 county and municipal governments were awarded grants for recycling collections, education and leaf litter pickup. Up to 90 percent of approved recycling program costs are eligible under the grant program. For more information on the grants, visit the DEP’s website . Read more

 

Kulik announces $100,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants awarded to school districts in 45th Legislative District

(Oct 05, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 5 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced two local school districts were awarded $100,000 in state funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s competitive Safe Schools Targeted Grant program. “Funding for this initiative was a must-have,” Kulik said. “The safety of our children is a top priority for me and legislators across the state, especially when it comes to school safety. This funding will ensure our students – our children – are worried only about finishing their assignments, not an active-shooter situation.” The funding, geared toward creating a safer environment for students, will be used for numerous initiatives covered under the grant program, including programs to prevent and reduce violent incidents; purchasing security/safety-related equipment; training and compensation for school resource officers; and training and compensation for school police officers, who are directly employed by school districts. The school districts that received funding include: Cornell School District received $60,000 for the training and compensation of school resource officers during year one of the 2018-19 fiscal year. The Bradley Center’s Bradley School was awarded $40,000 for the training and compensation of school police officers. The PDE program is separate from the new $60 million School Safety and Security Grant program created this year and administered Read more

 

Kulik: Commonwealth Financing Authority awards more than $800,000 to 45th Legislative District

(Sep 19, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 19 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded the 45 th Legislative District $842,851 in state grants. “I’m happy to announce this generous funding to the 45 th Legislative District,” Kulik said. “The allotted funding will benefit the entities that requested the funding, and it surely will make a positive impact across our community.” The grants are for the following: The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County received $175,000, which will be used to renovate the Carnegie Science Center’s main entrance. The entrance currently is not ADA-compliant, but this project will rectify the problem. Renovations include the demolition of 27,500 square feet of sidewalk; the installation of a drop-off lane and bridge/ramp; concrete and asphalt paving; concrete curbing, walls and stairs; stainless steel handrail; curb stops; ADA tactile warning surface; line paint; wiring; drainage; plantings; and light columns. Coraopolis Water and Sewer Authority was the recipient of $217,851. Some of that money – $17,851 – will be used to conduct an Act 537 Plan Special Study to address wet weather issues and combined sewage overflow compliance in the existing sewer system that services Coraopolis Borough. The remaining funds – $200,000 – will be used for the in-trench replacement of approximately 250 linear feet of 8-inch sanitary sewer; Read more

 

9/5/18 – Small Business Development – Carnegie

(Sep 06, 2018)

Materials from House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Anita Kulik. Read more

 

Kulik, Policy Committee discuss importance of small business development across Pennsylvania

(Sep 05, 2018)

CARNEGIE, Sept.5 –State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing at the Carnegie Borough Municipal Building on Small Business Development. Kulik was joined by state legislators from across the commonwealth. The committee discussed the importance of small business development and growth across the commonwealth. “Today’s hearing was a great discussion on the need to focus on and develop small businesses across Pennsylvania,” Kulik said. “Small businesses have been the backbone to local communities for decades, despite their decline in recent years. This hearing was a big step in the right direction as we look to revamp small businesses across the state.” The committee heard testimony from Carol Kilko, deputy secretary of business financing for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; and Gerald Ferguson, associate professor of business at the Community College of Allegheny County. The committee also heard comments from local business owners in attendance. Testimony, photos and video from today’s hearing will be available at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Today’s meeting is one in a series being held across the state on the House Democrats’ Plan4PA, which focuses on people first and working together to build a stronger Pennsylvania through good jobs, affordable health care, quality schools and a fair economy. Visit plan4pa.com for Read more

 

Kulik to host Policy Committee hearing on Small Business Development Wednesday in Carnegie

(Aug 31, 2018)

CARNEGIE, Aug. 31 – As part of the House Democratic Caucus’ Plan4PA, state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on Small Business Development. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the Carnegie Borough Municipal Building’s board room, 1 Veterans Way, Carnegie. Kulik requested the hearing to discuss the importance of small business development and growth across the commonwealth. Kulik will be joined by state legislators from across the state. The current agenda is: 2 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 2:10 p.m. Carol Kilko Deputy Secretary, Business Financing Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development 2:40 p.m. Gerald Ferguson Associate Professor of Business Community College of Allegheny County 3:10 p.m. Public Comments by Local Businesses 3:40 p.m. Closing Remarks The meeting is one in a series being held across the state on the House Democrats’ Plan4PA that includes putting people first, good jobs, quality schools and fair taxes. Visit www.plan4pa.com for additional information about the Plan4PA and www.pahouse.com/policycommittee for Policy Committee materials. Read more

 

Stop out to my Policy Committee public hearing!

(Aug 30, 2018)

I wanted to let you know that I will be hosting a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on Small Business Development on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Carnegie Borough Municipal Building, 1 Veterans Way, Carnegie. Read more

 

As students return to school, be aware of children and buses

(Aug 16, 2018)

With back-to-school around the corner, please be cautious of children and school buses. Read more

 

Kulik: $175,000 state grant to fund Coraopolis Train Station’s renovation
Feb 25, 2019

Beware of thinning ice when accessing frozen waterways!
Feb 14, 2019

2019 Trout stocking schedule
Feb 07, 2019

Kulik appointed to House Game and Fisheries Committee
Jan 28, 2019

$560,000 awarded to 16 Allegheny County school districts, charter schools
Jan 17, 2019

Labor & Industry grant will help students looking to pursue careers in building and construction industry
Jan 10, 2019

Kulik: Neville Township project to benefit from state investment
Dec 17, 2018

Rep. Kulik's 2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar
Dec 03, 2018

Riverfront and Clever parks receive $325,000 for projects
Nov 20, 2018

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans
Nov 08, 2018

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open
Nov 05, 2018

Kulik’s bill looks to provide assistance for landslide-prone victims
Oct 22, 2018

Kulik: State grant of nearly $245,000 awarded in 45th Legislative District
Oct 12, 2018

Kulik announces $100,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants awarded to school districts in 45th Legislative District
Oct 05, 2018

Kulik: Commonwealth Financing Authority awards more than $800,000 to 45th Legislative District
Sep 19, 2018

9/5/18 – Small Business Development – Carnegie
Sep 06, 2018

Kulik, Policy Committee discuss importance of small business development across Pennsylvania
Sep 05, 2018

Kulik to host Policy Committee hearing on Small Business Development Wednesday in Carnegie
Aug 31, 2018

Stop out to my Policy Committee public hearing!
Aug 30, 2018

As students return to school, be aware of children and buses
Aug 16, 2018