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Madden Working for Fair, Transparent Redistricting in Pennsylvania

(Jul 22, 2021)

At a public hearing of the House State Government Committee on congressional redistricting in Pennsylvania, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden discusses the importance of ending gerrymandering with a fair, transparent process that allows the people to choose their leaders, not the other way around. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Keystone Communities, public transportation vehicles, substance misuse, and agriculture funding opportunities

(Jul 07, 2021)

Learn about state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Madden: Over $46,000 awarded to first responders in the 115th District

(Jun 30, 2021)

MONROE, June 30 – In keeping with her commitment to bring home much-needed grant funding to volunteer fire and rescue squads, state Rep Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, said $46,537 has been awarded to fire and rescue companies in the 115 th legislative district. Madden said it is important for the safety of the community to continue funding volunteer fire and rescue companies because during the pandemic, companies were unable to hold fundraising events. “Grants for fire and emergency service companies help pay for expense such as equipment, apparatus, training and salaries necessary to protect and serve the community,” Madden said. The following volunteer companies have received grants: $13,302 - Chemical Co. No 1 - Stroudsburg $12,589 - Phoenix Fire and Engine - Stroudsburg $11,876 - Acme Hose Co. - East Stroudsburg $8,771 - Pocono Mt. Regional EMS -Tobyhanna Act 91 of 2020 updated and expanded the program to include airport fire companies and reauthorize the program to 2024. The program gets $30 million annually -- $25 million from the State Gaming Fund and $5 million from the Property Tax Relief Fund. It also expanded the allowable use of funds to include recruitment and retention programs, length of service award programs, and for the grants awarded in 2021 and 2022 to replace the revenue lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

A list of grant opportunities available right now

(Jun 29, 2021)

From support for local businesses to job training, there are a number of grant funding opportunities in Pennsylvania. Here's a look at what's available right now. Read more

 

Madden: This Budget Fails to End the Suffering

(Jun 25, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden shares her reason for voting against the proposed state budget, explaining how it failed to bring financial relief to residents in Monroe County and across the commonwealth who face crippling property taxes and are forced to make difficult financial choices. Read more

 

Commentary - Have a miscarriage in a hospital? PA Republicans are ready to charge you for it.

(Jun 24, 2021)

Have a miscarriage in a hospital? PA Republicans are ready to charge you for it. Recently, members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted on a slew of anti-abortion bills that would harm women all over the state. One bill, H.B. 118, prime sponsored by Rep. Francis Ryan, R-Lebanon, would create an unnecessary, draconian requirement for hospitals and clinics to make funeral arrangements for fetal remains at any stage of pregnancy. Not only does this bill impose extra costs on health care facilities and women who do not wish to use the disposition arrangements made by these facilities, it compromises patient privacy by essentially creating a state database of miscarriages and abortions. The bill shames and penalizes women for miscarrying and exercising their right to choose. House Democratic female representatives provided rebuttal testimony on the bill capturing their stories of loss, trauma and difficult decisions. I was one of these women. I shared my experience birthing what would have been my only child with my husband Roy, who was stillborn. I could not imagine what it would have been like if hospital staff entered the birthing room afterwards, asking questions about fetal remains and disposition. The proposed legislation will traumatize women across the state who are already facing incredibly difficult circumstances. State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester, stated that H.B. 118 is an “incredibly invasive and misguided mandate…It Read more

 

Madden: No Excuse Mail-in Voting Has Boosted Voter Participation

(Jun 22, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden opposes legislation that would make changes to our election laws, fearing it will suppress voter turnout just as no excuse mail-in voting has recently boosted voter participation across the state. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities

(Jun 22, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS Read more

 

Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities

(Jun 17, 2021)

State grant programs now open for applications. Read more

 

Madden and McNeill take helm of Northeast Delegation

(Jun 16, 2021)

HARRISBURG, June 16 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, has been selected to serve as chairwoman of the Northeast Democratic Delegation of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the remainder of 2021-22 legislative term. Madden took over the chair position when delegation chairman Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, was sworn in as a state senator last week. State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh was appointed to serve the remainder of Madden’s unexpired term as vice-chairwoman. Both Madden and McNeill were appointed by the delegation’s 14-member board. Madden, who has now gained seniority as chairwoman, said she is dedicated to move the delegation forward on many issues important to the Northeast. “The Northeast Delegation will be tackling important issues that matter to everyone, such as equity in education, social programs, senior services, diversity, equal pay, voting rights, health care and workplace safety regulations,” Madden said. “We must continue to work together on both sides of the aisle and mend our divisions so we can provide unified, effective change for the people of Pennsylvania.” McNeill said she will be at the forefront of debates on issues that affect her constituency and the delegation. “I t’s an honor that my colleagues have selected and entrusted me with the responsibilities of vice-chairwoman for the Northeastern Delegation,” McNeill said. Read more

 

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 Working for Fair, Transparent Redistricting in Pennsylvania
Jul 22, 2021

Now open for applications: Keystone Communities, public transportation vehicles, substance misuse, and agriculture funding opportunities
Jul 07, 2021

Madden: Over $46,000 awarded to first responders in the 115th District
Jun 30, 2021

A list of grant opportunities available right now
Jun 29, 2021

Madden: This Budget Fails to End the Suffering
Jun 25, 2021

Commentary - Have a miscarriage in a hospital? PA Republicans are ready to charge you for it.
Jun 24, 2021

Madden: No Excuse Mail-in Voting Has Boosted Voter Participation
Jun 22, 2021

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities
Jun 22, 2021

Now open for applications: Pregnancy support, career/technical training, museum, library and vaccine funding opportunities
Jun 17, 2021

Madden and McNeill take helm of Northeast Delegation
Jun 16, 2021

Madden: Over $345K in grants to Monroe County for affordable housing
Jun 10, 2021

Madden: Women Must Continue to Have the Right to Choose
Jun 09, 2021

Madden: $78,258 grant to Monroe County Adult Probation and Parole
Jun 09, 2021

Madden: Solitary Confinement is Torture
Jun 02, 2021

Now open for applications: Broadband and community project funding opportunities
Jun 02, 2021

Now open for applications: Library, gun violence, conservation and recycling funding opportunities
May 26, 2021

Madden Reflects on George Floyd's Legacy
May 25, 2021

Grant opportunities: Historical & Archival Records Care program open for applications
May 19, 2021

Madden: PA Rescue Plan Would Provide Much Needed Healthcare Resources
May 13, 2021

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure
May 13, 2021