Malagari, Hanbidge announce $483K grant to rehabilitate area railroad

(Jan 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, JAN. 12 – State Reps. Steve Malagari and Liz Hanbidge, both D-Montgomery, today announced that the Pennsylvania Northeastern railroad received a $483,000 grant to replace approximately 6,000 ties on its Stony Creek and Bethlehem branches. “The Pennsylvania Northeastern railroad operates throughout Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties, so it’s a major contributor to our regional economy,” Hanbidge said. “This $483,000 to help upgrade the Stony Creek and Bethlehem branches will ensure that employees can do their jobs safely and communities throughout the area can continue receiving essentials that this freight line delivers.” “Many Montgomery County residents not only depend on the Pennsylvania Northeastern railroad for income, but also for the delivery of goods like food, lumber and paper products,” Malagari said. “Ensuring the functionality of local freight lines is essential for both our local economy and the prosperity of our community.” Pennsylvania Northeastern railroad was one of 26 rail freight improvement projects to receive funding. The State Transportation Commission voted to approve $31.3 million for the projects through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program and the Rail Freight Assistance Program. For more information on Pennsylvania Department of Transportation rail grant programs, residents may visit the PennDOT Read more

 

Malagari drafts legislation to help small businesses in entertainment, hospitality fields

(Jan 11, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 11 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, will introduce legislation that would help small businesses in the hospitality and entertainment industries recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Malagari’s bill would establish a grant program exclusively for these types of businesses. Eligible entities would include independent movie theaters, performing arts venues, restaurants, bars, taverns, catering companies and lodging accommodations. “The hospitality and entertainment industries were among the hardest hit throughout all the stages of COVID-19 mitigation measures. Many of these venues throughout the commonwealth remain completely closed down out of an abundance of caution,” Malagari said. “Once we can safely gather again, these are the places that many of us will look forward to visiting most. These local businesses need our support now more than even and I want to help make sure they can survive this crisis.” Malagari noted that previous recipients of more than $100,000 in COVID relief would be ineligible for this program so that the new funding could assist those most in need. Questions may be directed to Malagari’s office by calling 267-768-3671. Read more

 

Malagari announces $4.1 million state grants for local development projects

(Dec 24, 2020)

LANSDALE, Dec. 24 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, said projects in his legislative district that will create jobs and boost community development and services have been awarded Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants from the state. Malagari announced funding for the following projects: Clemens Food Group in Hatfield Township was awarded $2.5 million to construct a state-of-the-art 300,700-square-foot facility to expand food processing capacity. Souderton Borough will receive $1 million to develop a new public works complex with salt storage, truck and equipment storage, and office space, plus the opportunity to lease commercial pad sites. Peter Becker Community in Franconia Township will use its $600,000 grant for a new generator, upgraded electrical systems and a connector corridor to its personal care areas. This will improve the safety, security and health of employees, residents and guests, including during pandemic mitigation efforts. “I am so pleased to announce these grants for our district,” Malagari said. “ They are the result of hard work in my first term building relationships, partnering with local communities and identifying opportunities for the continued development of the district and well-being of residents. Each grant will have significant impact on bringing jobs, improving services and maintaining quality infrastructure in our area. Read more

 

Malagari announces $300K traffic safety grant

(Dec 07, 2020)

HATFIELD, Dec. 7 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, today announced that Hatfield Township received an Automated Red Light Enforcement grant to help improve traffic safety. Information on the project includes: Hatfield Township – $300,000 to improve accessibility and safety at four existing traffic signals in alignment with a recently completed sidewalk connections plan. “These funds will help improve safety for motorists and pedestrians alike," Malagari said. "This is an investment into the overall safety of our community." Pennsylvania’s ARLE program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue. Grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 31 intersections in Philadelphia. State law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 123 applications, totaling almost $39.5 million in requests. Click here to learn more about the grant program and view a full list of recipients. Read more

 

Hanbidge, Malagari congratulate North Montco Tech on state award

(Nov 18, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 18 - State Reps. Liz Hanbidge and Steve Malagari said that they congratulate North Montco Technical Career Center on a $48,111 Pennsylvania Department of Education grant announced today. The Technical Education Programs Equipment Grant can go to updating or purchasing new equipment to be used by students in their course learning. “North Montco Technical Career Center excels at preparing their students for good-paying, sustainable jobs that drive Pennsylvania’s economy,” said Hanbidge, D-Montgomery. “Ensuring that these students have access to the most modern tools and equipment while in the classroom is critical to building a strong foundation for successful careers. This funding is a great investment in our youth, community and future.” “This is not the Wolf administration’s first investment in North Montco, and that reflects highly on its community of students, parents and faculty, as well as the business, industry and trades growing in our region,” said Malagari, D-Montgomery. “These technical education grants also show how government can deliver on the promise of excellent modern public education and the economy in one simple investment.” Under the program, the maximum grant is $50,000, and each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source, which could include local school funds or contributions from business and industry partners. More Read more

 

Malagari announces $56K in Safe School grants

(Nov 16, 2020)

LANSDALE, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, today announced that three schools throughout his legislative district received a collective $56,381 in Safe School grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Grants have been awarded as follows: North Penn School District: $23,500. Souderton Area School District: $9,087. Lansdale Catholic High School: $23,794. Each school received an equipment grant, which may go toward purchasing security-related technology such as metal detectors, protective lighting, surveillance equipment, special emergency communications equipment, electronic locksets, deadbolts and theft control devices. “In order for students to learn and get the most out of their education, they need to feel safe while they’re at school,” Malagari said. “These grants will go a long way in not only enhancing the safety and security of our area’s schools, but they’ll also help ensure that students can reach their full potential.” A full list of grant recipients can be viewed online. Read more

 

Malagari announces $97K grant awarded to Indian Valley Public Library

(Nov 12, 2020)

SOUDERTON, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, today announced that Indian Valley Public Library received a $97,480 Keystone grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Funding will be used toward construction and building rehabilitation. “Libraries throughout the commonwealth are assets to their communities as they provide more services than meets the eye, and IVPL is no exception,” Malagari said. “Indian Valley Public Library excels at providing invaluable outreach and programming to the region for all generations. Ensuring our library can thrive as we continue our battle against COVID-19 provides many community members with the tools they need to help them succeed.” A full list of grant recipients is available on PDE’s website. For more information, those interested can contact Malagari’s office at (267) 768-3671. Read more

 

Malagari presents local senior center with $100K check

(Oct 26, 2020)

SOUDERTON, Oct. 26 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, presented Generations of Indian Valley with a $100,000 check on Friday to go toward remodeling the facility’s community room. Malagari said that the grant will help cover redoing the community room’s floor and ceiling, as well as the addition of a dividing wall. Generations of Indian Valley’s community room has not received an update since 1989. “Generations provides a huge service to seniors in the community, and over the last year I worked with them and with my colleagues in Harrisburg to allocate funding to help them to continue their work. It’s been a hard year for seniors in Montgomery County and throughout our commonwealth, so I’m proud to help secure this funding and improve their quality of life,” Malagari said. “Upgrading the community room will ensure seniors throughout the area can lead healthy, productive lives while providing them with a safe opportunity to socialize.” Malagari has met with senior constituents at Generations of Indian Valley in the past to assist them with state services, answer questions and talk about issues most important to them. He said he looks forward to returning to the updated community room and connecting with its patrons in the future. Photos of Malagari presenting the check to Generations of Indian Valley and visiting their community room can be found on Read more

 

Malagari applauds $164K awarded to area emergency response companies

(Oct 19, 2020)

LANSDALE, Oct. 19 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, announced that eight emergency response companies throughout his legislative district received $164,341 in COVID-19 Crisis Fire, Rescue and EMS grants. Grants have been awarded as follows: Colmar Fire Company: $24,110. Hatfield Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1: $11,094. Perseverance Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1: $25,342. Telford Volunteer Fire Co.: $24,384. Tylersport Volunteer Fire Company: $25,342. Volunteer Medical Service Corps. of Lansdale: $23,973. Souderton Community Ambulance Association Inc: $15,048. Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale: $15,048. “EMS personnel faced more obstacles than usual this year due to our battle against COVID-19, so I’m happy to help bring this funding home,” Malagari said. “The work they perform was invaluable before the pandemic, and it is appreciated even more so as we continue working toward overcoming this public health crisis.” Malagari said that the purpose of this funding is to provide some much-needed financial assistance to first responders who have found it difficult to keep their operations running due to COVID-19. This includes, but is not limited to, purchasing PPE, heightened sanitation measures and lost revenue due to pandemic restrictions. A full list of EMS companies receiving grant awards, along with the recently Read more

 

Malagari announces $100K DCED grant for Hedwig House

(Oct 14, 2020)

LANSDALE, Oct. 13 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, today announced that Hedwig House has been approved for a $100,000 Department of Community and Economic Development grant. These funds will be used to help them continue their mission of providing services to adults with mental illness across Montgomery County. “We’ve heard that the needs of local adults with mental illness have only grown since the beginning of this pandemic,” Malagari said. “I was happy to learn that Hedwig House received this sum of $100,000 on their 45th anniversary of serving Montgomery County. This funding allows them to not only continue their services but improve upon the quality care they already provide for so many of our families and loved ones.” The Department of Community and Economic Development funds Pennsylvania projects supporting good stewardship and sustainable development initiatives across our commonwealth and provides strategic technical assistance, training and financial resources to help communities and industries across the commonwealth. For more information on state grant opportunities, those interested can reach out to Malagari’s district office at (267) 768-3671. Read more

 

10/6/20 – Improving Internet Access for Education and Telehealth – Virtual

(Oct 06, 2020)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing held virtually and co-chaired by State Rep. Steve Malagari. Read more

 

House Democratic Policy Committee to hold virtual hearing on improving internet access Tuesday

(Oct 01, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 1 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on improving internet access for education and telehealth in Pennsylvania. The hearing will be held virtually at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6. The media and public can watch the livestream at www.pahouse.com/live . Requested by state Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, the hearing will feature testimony from state officials and various stakeholders about internet accessibility issues faced by seniors, rural areas and impoverished communities. Testifiers and members will speak remotely. Testifiers will include: Gladys Brown Dutrieuille, chair, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Kyle Kopko, director, The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Sasha Meinrath, Palmer chair in telecommunications, Penn State University Wayne Campbell, president, Pennsylvania State Grange Najja Orr, president and CEO, Philadelphia Corporation of Aging Ashley Henry Shook, spokesperson, Pennsylvania Partnership for 5G Thomas Musgrove, government affairs manager, Crown Castle International Corp. Following the hearing, testimony and full hearing video will be posted at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

Malagari applauds $225K grant for Souderton Community Park

(Sep 24, 2020)

SOUDERTON, Sept. 24 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, announced that Souderton Borough received a $225,000 Recreation and Conservation grant to continue developing Souderton Community Park. Funding comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and will go toward the construction of a pedestrian walkway, installation of fitness and play equipment, enhancing the park’s ADA access, landscaping and other related site improvements. “Enjoying the outdoors is a safe and healthy option for people of all ages,” Malagari said. “I’m pleased to see this funding awarded to Souderton Community Park and I look forward to seeing the positive impact that these upgrades will have on our community.” Funds for the grant program come from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund; Pennsylvania Trails fund; Pennsylvania Heritage Program; and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund. For more information, contact Malagari’s office at (267) 768-3671. Read more

 

Malagari summer 2020 newsletter

(Sep 02, 2020)

Rep. Steve Malagari's 6-page September newsletter detailing COVID-19 resources, Pennsylvania police reform, grant funding awarded to the community and much more. Read more

 

Malagari to host shred event this weekend

(Sep 01, 2020)

LANSDALE, Sept. 1 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, invites constituents to his free shred event on Saturday, Sept. 5. The shred event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at Indian Crest Middle School, 139 Harleysville Pike, Souderton. Attendees are welcome to bring up to three boxes or bags of personal documents to be securely shredded on site. “Shredding personal documents is one of the best ways to protect yourself from identity theft, because someone with bad intentions may only need one piece of paper with your name and address on it to start wreaking havoc,” Malagari said. “I encourage everyone to bring old credit card applications, bank statements, tax forms or any documents containing sensitive information to be securely disposed of at my free event.” Malagari asks that attendees enter at the Harleysville Pike entrance of the school. They will be directed to the truck and exit at the Fourth Street entrance once they are done shredding. This is to avoid traffic issues and potentially long wait times. For more information, contact Malagari’s office at (267) 768-3671. Read more

 

Malagari announces $231K in grants awarded to three school districts’ special needs programs

(Aug 20, 2020)

LANSDALE, Aug. 20 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, today announced that three area school districts received grants to heighten their education services for students with special needs who may be negatively impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The following school districts received Governor’s Emergency Education Relief grants: North Penn: $151,534.55. Souderton: $79,189.33. Souderton Charter School Collaborative: $1,000. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone, particularly Pennsylvania’s youngest residents who have special needs,” Malagari said. “This school year will look completely different than years prior, and many students will need additional support getting acclimated to these changes. These grants will assist with a smooth, safe and comfortable start to the school year for everyone.” Grants may be used to provide enhanced synchronous (real-time) instruction to bolster remote services and supports for students with complex needs; and provide services and support to students with disabilities who experienced a loss in skills and behavior and/or a lack of progress due to the mandatory school closures. This funding comes from the $15 million in the commonwealth’s GEER fund and $5 million from the Department of Education’s federal funding through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The federal CARES Read more

 

Spotted Lanternfly Virtual Town Hall: Aug. 19, 2020

(Aug 20, 2020)

Spotted Lanternfly Virtual Town Hall with Penn State Extension. Read more

 

Malagari announces over $2 million in grant funding to improve local sewer systems

(Aug 17, 2020)

LANSDALE, Aug. 17 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, today announced more than $2 million in grants have been awarded to three communities throughout his legislative district to help upgrade water, sewer, storm sewer and flood control infrastructure projects. The funding will be distributed through two grant programs by the Commonwealth Financing Authority . Details of grant recipients and projects are follows: H2O PA grants: Franconia Sewer Authority: $590,584 to go toward the installation of approximately 8,129 linear feet of various-sized sewer main and service lines, grinder pumps, service connections, road and property restoration. Hatfield Borough: $670,227 to go toward repairing the sinkholes on West Broad Street and North Main Street and the replacement of deteriorating storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure. PA Small Water and Sewer grants: Lansdale Borough: $323,570 to upgrade the community’s existing storm sewer system to accommodate increasing stormwater runoff from a combination of existing developments, redevelopment and higher intensity storm events located along Laurel Lane. Hatfield Borough: $423,106 to replace approximately 1,422 linear feet of defective sanitary sewer measures in the North Main Street area and provide repairs needed to improve the system. “I’m proud to help bring this funding home to Read more

 

Miss my Tele-Town Hall? Listen to the discussion here.

(Aug 14, 2020)

Find out what your friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that matter. Read more

 

Malagari, Hanbidge announce $114K grant award for North Montco Technical Career Center

(Aug 07, 2020)

LANSDALE, Aug. 7 — State Reps. Steve Malagari and Liz Hanbidge today announced that the North Montco Technical Career Center received a $114,471 grant to help them prepare for the upcoming academic year. The money will help the TCC develop health and safety plans to resume operations in the fall. Such work could include purchasing protective equipment, hand sanitizer/cleaning products; equipment or technology to take classrooms online; installation of barriers or other protective devices in building structures; or to purchase health applications that help with contact-tracing operations and health monitoring. “I’m pleased to see this funding awarded to our local TCC, especially because the programs that they offer require a unique hands-on approach to learning,” Malagari said. “Providing these students, faculty and staff with adequate PPE and other safety necessities will ensure that they can continue their studies this fall and go on to work some of the most in-demand jobs in our commonwealth.” “North Montco TCC trains students to work in careers that make up the backbone of our economy. Ensuring that they're able to do so safely is a valuable investment in their future and the future of our community,” Hanbidge said. The grant was funded through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief program, which is funded by the federal CARES Act. Governor Tom Wolf announced that $10.5 million in Read more

 

Malagari, Hanbidge announce $483K grant to rehabilitate area railroad
Jan 12, 2021

Malagari drafts legislation to help small businesses in entertainment, hospitality fields
Jan 11, 2021

Malagari announces $4.1 million state grants for local development projects
Dec 24, 2020

Malagari announces $300K traffic safety grant
Dec 07, 2020

Hanbidge, Malagari congratulate North Montco Tech on state award
Nov 18, 2020

Malagari announces $56K in Safe School grants
Nov 16, 2020

Malagari announces $97K grant awarded to Indian Valley Public Library
Nov 12, 2020

Malagari presents local senior center with $100K check
Oct 26, 2020

Malagari applauds $164K awarded to area emergency response companies
Oct 19, 2020

Malagari announces $100K DCED grant for Hedwig House
Oct 14, 2020

10/6/20 – Improving Internet Access for Education and Telehealth – Virtual
Oct 06, 2020

House Democratic Policy Committee to hold virtual hearing on improving internet access Tuesday
Oct 01, 2020

Malagari applauds $225K grant for Souderton Community Park
Sep 24, 2020

Malagari summer 2020 newsletter
Sep 02, 2020

Malagari to host shred event this weekend
Sep 01, 2020

Malagari announces $231K in grants awarded to three school districts’ special needs programs
Aug 20, 2020

Spotted Lanternfly Virtual Town Hall: Aug. 19, 2020
Aug 20, 2020

Malagari announces over $2 million in grant funding to improve local sewer systems
Aug 17, 2020

Miss my Tele-Town Hall? Listen to the discussion here.
Aug 14, 2020

Malagari, Hanbidge announce $114K grant award for North Montco Technical Career Center
Aug 07, 2020