McNeill lauds Wolf announcement as ‘first step in the right direction’

(Oct 22, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today called Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to provide financial relief to the more than 16,000 restaurants and bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic the “first step in the right direction.” Read more

 

McNeill announces funding program for law enforcement/corrections body cameras

(Sep 10, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced a program that offers grants from $5,000 to $200,000 to purchase camera systems, data storage and to cover other costs related to implementing or expanding body-worn camera systems for law enforcement and corrections agencies in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

McNeill: apply for funding before deadline

(Sep 09, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, is encouraging local municipalities, businesses, and economic development or transportation agencies to apply for up to $3 million in grant funding before the Sept. 30 application deadline closes. Read more

 

Summer Newsletter

(Sep 01, 2020)

This is the digital copy of my Summer 2020 newsletter. Read more

 

McNeill announces nearly $510K to improve services for students

(Aug 25, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced two schools in her district are sharing $509,440 to improve services to historically underserved students under the federally funded Every Student Succeeds Act. Read more

 

McNeill calls for movement on bill to benefit first responders, frontline workers

(Aug 21, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, is calling for additional funding to assist first responders and others working in essential and frontline jobs who were omitted from the hazard pay grants awarded by the Department of Community and Economic Development earlier this week. Read more

 

McNeill announces over $240K for special needs instruction

(Aug 20, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced four area school districts received grants totaling $242,000 to heighten educational services for students with special needs who may be negatively impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Read more

 

McNeill: $425,000 awarded to Catasauqua Borough

(Aug 19, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced that Catasauqua Borough will receive a $425,000 PA Small Water and Sewer grant for its Lehigh Canal Interceptor Rehabilitation Project. Read more

 

McNeill: More than $1.6 million to aid in addressing healthy and safety during coronavirus pandemic, mitigation efforts

(Aug 14, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced that $1.64 million in funding has been awarded to career and technical centers and school districts in the 133rd Legislative District to support costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its mitigation efforts. Read more

 

McNeill: $250,000 to aid in affordable housing program

(Aug 14, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced that $250,000 in funding has been awarded to the Lehigh Valley Regional Homeless Advisory Board for a housing program, via the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund. Read more

 

McNeill: More than $945K awarded in COVID-19 safety grants

(Aug 07, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill announced today that $947,864 in federal funding has been allocated to several area schools and Career and Technical Education centers in her district to assist with implementing public health and safety plans. Read more

 

Hazard pay grants now available to support frontline workers

(Jul 17, 2020)

HARRISBURG, July 17 – Workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic could see hazard pay through funding advocated for by the Pennsylvania House Democrats. Read more

 

McNeill: $563,933 awarded to Catasauqua Borough

(Jul 16, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced that a $563,933 grant has been awarded to Catasauqua Borough from the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The borough will use the funding to construct new public streets and make improvements for pedestrian and bicyclists in and around the former Crane Iron Works brownfield site. Read more

 

McNeill: $820,958 to aid in construction of new airport screening area

(Jul 14, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced $820,958 in Alternative and Clean Energy Program grant funding has been awarded to the Lehigh Valley International Airport to construct a new TSA screening area. Read more

 

Renter and homeowner aid available

(Jun 30, 2020)

Renters and homeowners who were financially impacted by the economic slowdown related to the coronavirus pandemic will be able to access applications for rent and mortgage relief beginning Monday, June 29. At that time, applications will be accessible from a red banner on the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s website at www.PHFA.org . Homeowners who became unemployed after March 1 or who suffered at least a 30 percent reduction in annual income due to reduced work hours and wages related to COVID-19 may be eligible for financial assistance to help with missed mortgage payments. To qualify for the Pandemic Mortgage Assistance Program, the applicant must be an owner-occupant of their residence, the dwelling must consist of one or two separate units, the mortgage must be at least 30 days delinquent, and the applicant-homeowner’s annual household income must not exceed the Area Median Income for their county of residence adjusted for the number of people in their home. For renters to be eligible for financial assistance under the CARES Rent Relief Program, they will need to document at least a 30 percent reduction in annual income since March 1 related to COVID-19, or they must have become unemployed after March 1. If unemployed, they must have filed for Unemployment Compensation. Their household income cannot exceed the Area Median Income for their county of residence adjusted for the number of people in their home. For more information Read more

 

Small Business Assistance grants available

(Jun 25, 2020)

Applications are expected to be available June 30 for a new program aimed at providing critical funding to local businesses hurt by the coronavirus. Read more

 

Whitehall Active Community Center receives $10,038 grant

(Jun 24, 2020)

The Whitehall Active Community Center was awarded a $10,038 grant, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill announced today. Read more

 

McNeill reminds residents of fireworks regulations

(Jun 24, 2020)

As the July Fourth holiday draws closer, so too do the calls and complaints to my office about fireworks activity. Read more

 

McNeill encourages renters, homeowners to apply for funding

(Jun 22, 2020)

A new form of financial assistance for renters and homeowners financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will begin accepting applications July 6, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, announced today. Read more

 

McNeill brings home over $263K in grant funding for children and family programs

(Jun 10, 2020)

LEHIGH, June 10 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has awarded two grants totaling $263,651 to fund local family programs. McNeill said the programs are designed to reduce family risk factors as they relate to families’ maltreatment behavior and emotional problems. “It's important that we continue to provide funding to support these vital programs for the most vulnerable members of our communities," McNeill said. "Our children and families, especially as we work through the aftermath of the past few months, will benefit from the services these organizations bring to Lehigh County,” McNeill said. The grant awards are as follows: $191,386 to Valley Youth House Committee Inc. The funding will be used for Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in the Whitehall-Coplay School District. The program will help students in 4 th through 12 th grade who have experienced trauma and are showing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and behavioral problems. $72,265 to Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries. The funding will be used to implement a positive parenting program to support families at risk for disruption and families working towards reunification. More information on PCCD or these grants is available at http://www.pccd.pa.gov . Read more