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Now open for applications: Sexual assault, business education, and COVID relief payment funding opportunities

(Oct 13, 2021)

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Now open for applications: Pre-disaster mitigation, vaccine outreach, and boating funding opportunities

(Oct 04, 2021)

Read about state and other grant programs that are accepting applications. Read more

 

Pashinski Helps Kick Off Diaper Need Awareness Week

(Sep 27, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski was joined by legislative colleagues to kick off Diaper Need Awareness Week in Harrisburg. Now through October 1, 2021, collection bins will be located throughout the capitol complex and outside the offices of Reps. Tina Davis, Kyle Mullins, Carol Hill-Evans, and Pashinski. Lawmakers are encouraging donations of diapers, baby wipes and lotions. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities

(Sep 27, 2021)

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities Read more

 

Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues announce 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' in Pennsylvania.

(Sep 27, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 27 – A group of House Democrat legislators unveiled their plan to raise awareness to a growing epidemic of many families and seniors on fixed incomes who are unable to afford disposable diapers and undergarments. State Reps. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Tina Davis, D-Bucks; Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna; and Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, were joined by their legislative colleagues to announce their diaper drive campaign. “Affordable and equitable access to clean diapers establishes a healthy foundation for every infant, while incontinence products help our older adults with their needs,” Hill-Evans said. “Throughout the fall legislative session, I will continue to advocate for my bills that are currently in the House Health Committee – bills that address basic needs and help families with financial burdens for the 1 in 3 U.S. families that experience diaper need.” Davis said it’s heartbreaking to think that a child could remain in a soiled diaper just because there are not enough diapers to go around. “Diaper Need Awareness Week should serve as a reminder to all of us that a lack of diapers for infants and toddlers, and incontinence products for adults, is a public health issue that needs to be addressed,” Davis said. “A third of families are struggling to provide this essential need, an alarming statistic considering we are talking about the basic needs of both seniors and children Read more

 

The Infrastructure Crisis Meets the 'Perfect Storm': Time for a National Infrastructure Bank!

(Sep 24, 2021)

Decades of underfunding our infrastructure, of relying upon a patchwork and reactive approaches has slammed into reality. Our nation faces unprecedented extreme weather events and other challenges from coast to coast which threaten our well-being. Thus far, the response of Congress has been inadequate. Where the need for new infrastructure investment is $5 trillion or more, the Senate’s “Infrastructure and Jobs Act” proposes just $550 billion of new spending. While we support this, it lands far short of the mark. We, the undersigned, are rallying our citizens to demand that Congress respond to this crisis in a way which is appropriate: The establishment of a large, $5 trillion National Infrastructure Bank (NIB), as outlined in HR 3339, which is before the current session of Congress. This $5 trillion public bank does not rely upon the appropriations process. It does not require new federal taxes and will not increase our deficit. By repurposing existing Treasury debt, as was done previously in U.S. history, it will finance everything we need, and quickly. We will be able to build multiple layers at the same time, such as water, sewer, rail, power, all of which inhabit the same space. Infrastructure requires concerted federal action. We need a new power grid, a new high speed rail system, and large-scale water projects like those last erected under President Franklin Roosevelt. The impact of Hurricane Ida on Pennsylvania exposed the Read more

 

Pashinski Recognizes Wilkes University President and Staff

(Sep 23, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski recognized Wilkes University President Dr. Greg Cant, his wife Angela Cant, and Special Assistant to the President Mike Wood for their outstanding work and service to Wilkes University and the community, particularly during the challenges of the pandemic. Read more

 

Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues to host 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' news conference and donation event Monday at state Capitol

(Sep 23, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 23 – State Reps. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Tina Davis, D-Bucks; Kyle Mullins, D- Lackawanna; and Eddie Day Pashinski, D- Luzerne, will host a news conference at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27 in the Capitol East Wing Rotunda to officially kick off "Diaper Need Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania. Hill-Evans said the event will coincide with a week-long Diaper Drive. Donation boxes will be set up outside the Capitol offices of the participating legislators beginning Monday, Sept. 27 and ending Friday, Oct. 1. The Diaper Drive is being held in conjunction with Healthy Steps Diaper Bank. Diaper Need Awareness Week, along with legislative proposals such as H.B. 692 and H.B. 888 , aim to expand access to diapers and ensure that all children in Pennsylvania are clean, healthy and dry. Read more

 

Pashinski Recognizes September as Kinship Care Month

(Sep 22, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski recognizes September 2021 as Kinship Care Month in Pennsylvania. Nationally, more than 2.7 million children live with relatives and these Kinship Caregivers face many challenges as they often unexpectedly find themselves caring for another child. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities

(Sep 21, 2021)

Read about the latest state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Urban agriculture, career/technical training, and transportation funding opportunities

(Sep 14, 2021)

Read about the latest state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Public defender, prosecutor, humanities, gun violence, and library funding opportunities

(Sep 08, 2021)

Read about the latest state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Local Police, Coastal Zone, and Long Term Care COVID funding opportunities

(Aug 31, 2021)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities. Read more

 

Now open for applications: PA Industry Partnership funding opportunity

(Aug 24, 2021)

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Now open for applications: Alternative fuel vehicle and agriculture funding opportunities

(Aug 09, 2021)

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Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities

(Aug 03, 2021)

Read about grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Fact Sheet: Bipartisan Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act

(Aug 03, 2021)

Learn more about the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act - a recently announced bi-partisan agreement to make a once-in-a-generation investment in our infrastructure. Read more

 

Pashinski announces $2.79 million investment for Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority project

(Jul 23, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 23 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced that the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority is receiving a $2.79 million, low-interest state loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for significant upgrades for stormwater management. Pashinski said the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority will use the loan for a project that consists of a 600-foot streambank restoration, a two series quarter-acre rain garden, a retrofit of an existing 6.1-acre stormwater basin, and a retrofit of an existing 1.1-acre stormwater basin. “Congratulations and thank you to the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority for qualifying for these state dollars to continue their efforts to improve our local stream quality and maintain proper storm water management,” Pashinski said. “Projects like this help to prevent devastating flooding and protect water quality as well as improve public safety.” PENNVEST distributes low-interest loans for design, engineering and construction of publicly and privately owned drinking water distribution and treatment facilities, storm water conveyance, and wastewater treatment and collection systems. The funding for these projects originates from a combination of state funds through Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency, and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding Read more

 

Rep. Pashinski: Cost of prescription drugs driving up health care costs

(Jul 21, 2021)

WILKES-BARRE — State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski Monday said the increasing cost of prescription drugs is driving up health care costs.Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, and Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Pittsburgh, hosted a public hearing to discuss the need for drastic reforms to drive down the costs of prescription drugs for the well-being of Pennsylvanians who rely on medications for an improved quality of life.The hearing — a meeting of the Policy Committee’s Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People — included testimony on how prescription drug pricing is calculated, some of the cost drivers and legislation action needed to regulate pricing. Read more

 

Pashinski announces over $3.2 million in Local Share Account state grants for local projects

(Jul 20, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 20 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced that 26 projects in his district will be receiving a total of $3.25 million in grant funds from the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Local Share Account for selected applications from 2019 and 2020. “It was a pleasure working with my House colleagues, municipal officials and organizational leaders to successfully secure vital funds for these important and meaningful projects in my district,” Pashinski said. “These grant awards are great examples of how LSA funding helps invest in our communities in addition to providing property tax relief. "A special thank you to Senator Marty Flynn and former Senator Blake for their generosity by also contributing to many of these projects to help enhance the quality of life in our region. My sincere thank to everyone that contributed their time and expertise to bring these projects to reality.” These municipalities and organizations in the 121 st Legislative District were awarded 2019 funding in the following amounts for the listed purposes: Wilkes-Barre City – $52,000 LSA on behalf of Volunteers in Medicine, for interior renovations of the second floor of the existing medical clinic. Wilkes Barre City – $188,500 LSA grant on behalf of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, for two new HVAC rooftop units and automated Read more

 

Now open for applications: Sexual assault, business education, and COVID relief payment funding opportunities
Oct 13, 2021

Now open for applications: Pre-disaster mitigation, vaccine outreach, and boating funding opportunities
Oct 04, 2021

Pashinski Helps Kick Off Diaper Need Awareness Week
Sep 27, 2021

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities
Sep 27, 2021

Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues announce 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' in Pennsylvania.
Sep 27, 2021

The Infrastructure Crisis Meets the 'Perfect Storm': Time for a National Infrastructure Bank!
Sep 24, 2021

Pashinski Recognizes Wilkes University President and Staff
Sep 23, 2021

Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues to host 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' news conference and donation event Monday at state Capitol
Sep 23, 2021

Pashinski Recognizes September as Kinship Care Month
Sep 22, 2021

Now open for applications: Long Term Care, Bullying, Substance Abuse, Housing, and Agriculture Funding Opportunities
Sep 21, 2021

Now open for applications: Urban agriculture, career/technical training, and transportation funding opportunities
Sep 14, 2021

Now open for applications: Public defender, prosecutor, humanities, gun violence, and library funding opportunities
Sep 08, 2021

Now open for applications: Local Police, Coastal Zone, and Long Term Care COVID funding opportunities
Aug 31, 2021

Now open for applications: PA Industry Partnership funding opportunity
Aug 24, 2021

Now open for applications: Alternative fuel vehicle and agriculture funding opportunities
Aug 09, 2021

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities
Aug 03, 2021

Fact Sheet: Bipartisan Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act
Aug 03, 2021

Pashinski announces $2.79 million investment for Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority project
Jul 23, 2021

Rep. Pashinski: Cost of prescription drugs driving up health care costs
Jul 21, 2021

Pashinski announces over $3.2 million in Local Share Account state grants for local projects
Jul 20, 2021