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Madden: Over $345K in grants to Monroe County for affordable housing

(Jun 10, 2021)

STROUDSBURG, June 10 – In keeping with her commitment to bring home much needed grant funding, state Rep Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, said the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has awarded Monroe County $347,660 in state grants for senior housing and other low-income rehabilitation services. Madden said housing assistance can make a significant difference in the economic well-being of low-income families. “Decent affordable housing enables families on tight budgets to spend their hard-earned dollars on food to feed their families and on health care and I am pleased that Monroe County agencies will get the funding they need to continue providing affordable housing,” Madden said Madden said the following agencies have received funding: $150,000 to Monroe County Senior Housing Rehabilitation Redevelopment Authority of Monroe County. PHARE funds will be used to assist qualified low-income senior homeowners (60 or older) with necessary repairs on their homes to diminish substandard senior housing units, maintain and extend the life of existing affordable housing inventory, correct health and safety hazards and improve the quality of life and independence for the senior homeowner population of Monroe County. $125,000 to Family Promise of Monroe/Pike Counties for homelessness prevention/rapid rehousing to provide emergency housing in partnership with Pike County Human Read more

 

Madden: Women Must Continue to Have the Right to Choose

(Jun 09, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden speaks out against legislation that would mandate ritual burial or cremation when women have a miscarriage, sharing her personal experiences when she was faced with this situation. Read more

 

Madden: $78,258 grant to Monroe County Adult Probation and Parole

(Jun 09, 2021)

MONROE, June 9 – In keeping with her commitment to bring home much-needed grant funding, state Rep Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, announced today the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has awarded Monroe County a $78,258 grant for adult probation and parole services. Madden said it is important to properly fund adult probation and parole services because those services can improve probation outcomes and reduce prison costs. “Funding this program provides offenders an opportunity to be more successful while on probation through effective treatment and assistance programs that they need, such as drug treatment, mental health counseling and employment assistance,” Madden said. Act 114 of 2019 provides for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to review and approve county adult probation and parole grant funding, which includes improvement of adult probation services grant-in-aid funds. Under the act, a county, such as Monroe County, that provides adult probation services can receive grant funding from the state through the PCCD for costs incurred by the county, but only to the extent that the staff and programs meet the qualifications and standards established by PCCD. More information on PCCD grants is available here. Read more

 

Madden: Solitary Confinement is Torture

(Jun 02, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden joined several colleagues and former incarcerated people who experienced and survived solitary confinement for a press event promoting changes to this cruel and inhumane practice in our prison system. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities

(Jun 02, 2021)

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities Read more

 

Now open for applications: Library, gun violence, conservation and recycling funding opportunities

(May 26, 2021)

Learn about state grant programs that are now open. Read more

 

Madden Reflects on George Floyd's Legacy

(May 25, 2021)

On the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden reflects on his murder and how it has crushed the blue wall of silence, likely leading to much needed police reform across America. Read more

 

Grant opportunities: Historical & Archival Records Care program open for applications

(May 19, 2021)

Information on state and other grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Madden: PA Rescue Plan Would Provide Much Needed Healthcare Resources

(May 13, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden joined members of the House Democratic Policy Committee in Dickson City to discuss how the proposed $350 million of investments in the Pa. Rescue Plan would provide the tools and resources to those working to provide patient healthcare in Monroe County and across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure

(May 13, 2021)

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure Read more

 

Madden to introduce bill for full bariatric health insurance coverage

(May 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 5 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, plans to introduce legislation that would ensure health insurance coverage for people who need bariatric surgery for health reasons. Bariatric surgery on the stomach or intestines is designed to help patients with extreme obesity lose weight. Madden said bariatric surgery is a procedure of last resort for people, who, despite adopting medically recommended weight-loss programs, are unable to improve their body mass index. “According to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, nearly 70 to 80% of patients suffering from high blood pressure no longer require their medications and maintain normal blood pressure six months post operation,” Madden said. “Despite these statistics, insurers deny approximately 25% of patients considering the procedure three times before giving approval, and during that time patients may experience worsening health and out-of-pocket costs.” In addition, Madden said the report indicates 90% of patients with Type 2 diabetes enjoy reduction or complete freedom from all medications after the surgery, and blood sugar levels are maintained at normal values. She said patients with heartburn, high cholesterol, lower back pain and stress incontinence often see relief of all symptoms within a few days to weeks after surgery. “My legislation would automatically open pathways to better health for Pennsylvanians who face these challenges by Read more

 

Madden: We Must Save the PASSHE System

(May 05, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden participated in a joint House Education/Appropriations hearing with the PA State System of Higher Education concerning university consolidation and act 50 implementation. Madden says we must do our best to save the PASSHE system and that the proposed consolidation will result in a loss of jobs, education quality, and the identity of existing university communities. Read more

 

April Monroe Matters

(Apr 29, 2021)

On this episode of Monroe Matters, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden discusses COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Monroe County, her Workplace Freedom Act, and the how the PA Rescue Plan will direct federal dollars to the people who need it most as we recover from the pandemic. Read more

 

Now open for applications: CFA Multimodal, Growing Greener, PFAS Remediation, Drug Courts and Diversion Program grants

(Apr 27, 2021)

Information on state and other grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Madden: PA Rescue Plan Will Help Small Businesses

(Apr 27, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden discusses how the PA Rescue Plan will help small businesses and workers across the state by investing in workforce development, job training, and expanded childcare for hard working Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

Madden: PA Rescue Plan Will Lead to Better Healthcare Access

(Apr 22, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden highlights the benefits of the House Democrats’ PA Rescue Plan, from expanding healthcare access, to job training opportunities and improved telehealth capabilities. Read more

 

Madden Pushes to Legalize Cannabis in PA

(Apr 20, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden joined colleagues and advocates to rally for the legalization of adult-use cannabis in Pennsylvania. Madden says there's momentum now and is hopeful current legislation will move forward soon. Read more

 

Spring 2021 Newsletter

(Apr 19, 2021)

Spring 2021 Newsletter Read more

 

Madden Supports Free and Fair Elections

(Apr 15, 2021)

After a series of House State Government Committee hearings on the 2020 election, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden discusses her takeaways, saying the elections were fair and people supported the efforts to expand voter access. Read more

 

April 12 update: Grant programs now open for applications

(Apr 12, 2021)

Here are the latest state grant programs that recently opened for applications, as well as a federally funded American Rescue Plan grant opportunity available to humanities organizations. Read more