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

 

County Recycling Coordinator and Host Municipality Inspector grant programs now open for applications

(Apr 05, 2021)

Find information about state grant programs that are now open. Read more

 

Racism on Pennsylvania high schools and college campuses creates barriers to opportunity

(Mar 26, 2021)

How far have we come, and how far do we have to go to diminish -- and possibly eradicate -- racism in high schools and college campuses? Our hearing on racism on the topic pulled the curtain on the continued systematic injustice towards minority students on high school and college campuses and the lack of diversity in educators. In some Pennsylvania school districts there is a blatant lack of effort to recruit and retain educators of color and that is problematic. The historic limited access to education for people of color is still happening. Students shared their stories of the mental, physical and emotional toll their experiences with racism and discrimination have had on their well-being. Fortunately, these students turned their painful experiences into meaningful advocacy. Their testimony showed the challenge facing educational institutions in Pennsylvania. Educators, including teachers and administrators play a large role in dispelling hate in their schools. It’s imperative that they are reflective of the communities that they represent but the statistics show, they don’t. While students of color make up 33 percent of Pennsylvania’s population, less than 5 percent of teachers are people of color. Across the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education faculty, 4 percent are Black, 3 percent are Hispanic and just 6 percent are Asian. When students see a diversity that reflects them in their educators, it shows promise. It shows Read more

 

Madden, Kenyatta lead discussion on racism on high school and college campuses

(Mar 25, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 25 -- Education and shattering social norms are key in combatting racism in high schools and colleges, as evidenced by testimony at today’s House Democratic Policy Committee hearing hosted by state Reps. Maureen Madden and Malcolm Kenyatta. The Monroe and Philadelphia County legislators led today’s discussion bringing together state officials, students and educators to brainstorm solutions that aim to help break cycles of systemic racism via policy development and implementation. “How do we start conversations that help people understand that freedom of speech should not be a free pass for racism? We all deserve to be respected and the blatant hate and disrespect for others is impacting lives. Hate has no place in our education system. Students go to school to learn, grow and often overcome any barriers the hand that life has dealt them. I’m grateful for this forum today to learn what’s happening in our education system and what lawmakers can do to overcome the racism in our schools,” Madden shared. “Terms like ‘diversity quota’ and ‘affirmative action applicant’ are just some of the covertly racist insults that disparage the merits of students and faculty of color in academia. Ultimately, these slights have devastating effects on the emotional and mental health of these students and faculty, thereby straining their likelihood to graduate and excel at these institutions,” Read more

 

Madden, Kenyatta to examine incidents of racism on high school and college campuses at Thursday’s public hearing

(Mar 23, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 23 – Recent incidents of racism involving students at the high school and college levels will be discussed at a House Democratic Policy Committee virtual hearing hosted by state Reps. Maureen Madden and Malcolm Kenyatta. The hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 25. To view the hearing, the media and public can tune in to www.pahouse.com/policycommittee or the committee’s Facebook page -- @PADemPolicy. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Madden and Kenyatta will be joined by committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro and Democratic Policy Committee members to hear from educators, state officials and advocates on how to curb racism with meaningful policy reforms. Additional hearing information will be available by clicking here . Read more

 

Now open for applications: Dislocated worker, intermediate punishment, and wildfire assistance grant programs

(Mar 22, 2021)

Several state grant programs are open for applications. Read more

 

Madden Visits COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Event

(Mar 20, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden visited Monroe County's first COVID-19 mass vaccination event at Pocono Raceway. Lehigh Valley Health Network sponsored the event, which vaccinated 3,000 people in an outdoor, drive-through setting. Read more

 

Madden Debunks HIV/AIDS Misinformation

(Mar 16, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden shares her frustrations with a bill that ignores the science behind the transmission of HIV/AIDS and would stigmatize those in the LGBTQ community. Read more

 

Keystone Communities, Fish & Boat Education, and School-to-Work grant programs now open for applications

(Mar 15, 2021)

State grant programs now open for applications Read more

 

Arts funding and PEMA Nonprofit Security grant programs now open for applications

(Mar 08, 2021)

State grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: March 1 Update

(Mar 01, 2021)

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: March 1 Update Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 16 Update

(Feb 16, 2021)

New grant opportunities available. Read more

 

February Monroe Matters

(Feb 12, 2021)

On this episode of Monroe Matters, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden discusses Gov. Wolf's 2021-22 budget proposal, which includes proposed tax cuts for working families, new investments in education and workforce development, and an increase in the minimum wage. Madden also discusses the state's COVID-19 vaccine rollout and her committee assignments for the new legislative session. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 1 Update

(Feb 04, 2021)

STATE GRANT PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: ATV/Snowmobile Grants (Funding Source: ATV and Snowmobile Registrations) Who May Apply : Municipalities, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations. Use : Planning, land acquisition, development, rehabilitation, maintenance, equipment, and educational programs related to ATV and/or snowmobile trails and facilities. Funds : No match required. However, applications that provide match funding will be given additional consideration. Application Deadline : March 31 More Information : Click on https://www.brcgrants.dcnr.pa.gov/ and choose “Grant Opportunities” and then “All-Terrain Vehicle and Snowmobile.” Commonwealth Financing Authority: Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Program (Funding Source: Marcellus Legacy Fund) Who May Apply : For-Profit Businesses, Municipalities, Councils of Governments, Authorized Organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Watershed Organizations. Uses : Abatement and treatment of AMD through treatment facility system construction, as well as treatment system repair, upgrade or operation and maintenance of existing passive and active treatment systems. Funds : Grants shall not exceed $1,000,000. A match of at least 15% of the total project cost is Read more

 

Now open for applications: CFA Multimodal, Growing Greener, PFAS Remediation, Drug Courts and Diversion Program grants
Apr 27, 2021

Madden: PA Rescue Plan Will Help Small Businesses
Apr 27, 2021

Madden: PA Rescue Plan Will Lead to Better Healthcare Access
Apr 22, 2021

Madden Pushes to Legalize Cannabis in PA
Apr 20, 2021

Spring 2021 Newsletter
Apr 19, 2021

Madden Supports Free and Fair Elections
Apr 15, 2021

April 12 update: Grant programs now open for applications
Apr 12, 2021

County Recycling Coordinator and Host Municipality Inspector grant programs now open for applications
Apr 05, 2021

Racism on Pennsylvania high schools and college campuses creates barriers to opportunity
Mar 26, 2021

Madden, Kenyatta lead discussion on racism on high school and college campuses
Mar 25, 2021

Madden, Kenyatta to examine incidents of racism on high school and college campuses at Thursday’s public hearing
Mar 23, 2021

Now open for applications: Dislocated worker, intermediate punishment, and wildfire assistance grant programs
Mar 22, 2021

Madden Visits COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Event
Mar 20, 2021

Madden Debunks HIV/AIDS Misinformation
Mar 16, 2021

Keystone Communities, Fish & Boat Education, and School-to-Work grant programs now open for applications
Mar 15, 2021

Arts funding and PEMA Nonprofit Security grant programs now open for applications
Mar 08, 2021

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: March 1 Update
Mar 01, 2021

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 16 Update
Feb 16, 2021

February Monroe Matters
Feb 12, 2021

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Feb. 1 Update
Feb 04, 2021