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Pashinski, Argall applaud state grants to improve road safety in Bear Creek Village Borough

(Apr 02, 2024)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and state Sen. Dave Argall today announced grant funding in the amount of $489,536 for the state Route 115 Safety Project. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(Apr 02, 2024)

There are multiple grant programs that are currently open for applications. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District

(Mar 26, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Intermediate Punishment Treatment Program Who May Apply: Counties Use: Funds for the proposed program must be used to support restrictive conditions that are imposed as part of a county probation sentence and may be used for needed drug and alcohol-related services, and mental health treatment and supportive services for eligible individuals Funds: Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds in the FY 2024-25 budget. Application Deadline: May 1, 2024 More information: PCCD Website PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply. Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership. Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500. Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted. More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Local law enforcement agencies, campus or university police, railroad or street railway police, airport authority police, and county park police. Use: Funding is explicitly to support Act 120 training and recruitment activities for law enforcement officers that will take place between Oct. 19, 2023 and June 30, 2025. Funds: $14 million in Read more

 

Pashinski applauds state funding for roadway improvements

(Mar 26, 2024)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski today announced two projects in his district were awarded $989,536 to work toward maximum roadway safety in Luzerne County. Read more

 

Pashinski hosts event to inform community of state programs, government services

(Mar 22, 2024)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski hosted a legislative outreach event for residents today in the community at the Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority – Lincoln Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. Read more

 

Pashinski: Music is a Major Subject

(Mar 22, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Pashinski spoke at a press conference emphasizing the crucial importance of early childhood exposure to the arts, especially music. At its core, early music education can help children develop a sense of discipline, perseverance and pride as they navigate the learning process of mastering a new instrument. Music is not a minor subject! Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District

(Mar 19, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Drop-In Centers Who May Apply: Existing organizations that have the capacity to provide or expand drop-in center services for individuals with SUD, including single county authorities, DDAP licensed treatment providers, organizations that offer clinical services and recipients of DDAP’s prior funding opportunities for Drop-In Centers. Use: To expand drop-in center services for individuals with SUD. Funds: Up to $6,575,000 is available. DDAP expects to award approximately eight grants totaling $750,000 each. Application Deadline: April 12, 2024 More information: DDAP Website PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply. Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership. Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500. Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted. More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Local law enforcement agencies, campus or university police, railroad or street railway police, airport authority police, and county park police. Use: Funding is explicitly to support Act 120 training and recruitment Read more

 

Khan to roll out healthcare workforce legislative package

(Mar 14, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 14 – State Rep. Tarik Khan, D-Phila., today announced that he plans to introduce two bills to help address shortages of healthcare workers so that all Pennsylvanians can receive high-quality medical care. These bills would provide for the recruitment and retainment of nursing faculty members and health care preceptors. The first bill would establish the New Nursing Faculty Grant Program to provide grants of up to $10,000 per year for newly employed, full-time nursing faculty members. The second bill would establish the Pennsylvania Health Care Preceptor Deduction to incentivize qualified individuals to serve as preceptors for advanced practice nurses, physicians, physician assistants and registered nurses by providing a $1,000 tax deduction for doing do. “As a nurse practitioner, I know how important it is to keep our healthcare workforce supply strong,” Khan said. “Recruiting nursing faculty is often difficult, and healthcare preceptors are often hard to find. Our bill will help ensure critical support for both nursing faculty and healthcare professional preceptors.” The nursing faculty grant program is modeled after a Maryland program that was highly successful. The second bill would make Pennsylvania the sixth state to take action to incentivize medical professionals to enter preceptorships. Nearly 80,000 applicants across the nation were not Read more

 

Pashinski lauds law enforcement funding for Wilkes University

(Mar 13, 2024)

A $14,000 state grant to enhance law enforcement is heading to Wilkes University from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski announced today. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(Mar 13, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commonwealth Financing Authority: Public School Facility Improvement Grant Who May Apply: School entities, defined as a school district or an area career and technical school. Use: Facility improvement projects, including but not limited to roof repair/replacement, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, plumbing systems, window repair/replacement, health and safety upgrades, and accessibility projects. Funds: $100 million in total funding is available. Grant requests shall not exceed $5 million per eligible improvement project. School entities may submit more than one application, but no school entity shall receive more than 20% of the total funding available. Application Deadline: May 31, 2024 More information: CFA Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: STOP Violence Against Women Grant Program Who May Apply: County governments and non-profit victim service agencies are eligible to apply. Faith-based organizations may be eligible to apply under certain circumstances. Use: Funds may be used to support cross-system, collaborative efforts to respond to victims of violence against women crimes. This includes, but is not limited to, personnel and benefit costs associated with specialized units in law enforcement or core direct victim services, supplies and operating expenses related to the STOP project, equipment necessary for implementation, and training or professional development. Funds: A total of $12 Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(Mar 05, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Agriculture: Commonwealth Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Who May Apply: State and local organizations, producer associations, academia, community-based organizations, and other eligible specialty crops stakeholders. Use: The purpose of the Program is to enhance, but not replace, the Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program by establishing a Commonwealth Specialty Crop Block Grant Program for specialty crops that are not currently eligible for grant payments under the Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, or that are otherwise designated high-priority specialty crops by the Secretary. Funding for the Program will assist the growth, certification of seed and marketing of these eligible specialty crops. Funds: $460,000 in funding is available. Application Deadline: April 19, 2024 More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply. Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership. Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500. Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted. More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Local law enforcement Read more

 

Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment Grant Opportunities

(Feb 27, 2024)

There are multiple grant programs that are currently open for applications. Read more

 

Pashinski’s office hosts legislative outreach for expanded Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

(Feb 23, 2024)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski hosted a legislative outreach for seniors today at the Senior Citizens Center in Wilkes-Barre. Read more

 

Pashinski hosts government programs seminar

(Feb 21, 2024)

Residents in Wilkes-Barre attended a seminar Tuesday about state government services, an event that was designed to inform them about the state resources available to them. Read more

 

Pashinski applauds grant funding to fire and EMS services

(Feb 16, 2024)

Today, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski announced that the Office of the State Fire Commissioner awarded more than $102,308 to multiple fire department and EMS services in his district. Read more

 

Pashinski testifies against water and sewage rate increases at PUC hearing

(Feb 05, 2024)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski testified today about proposed rate increases by water and sewage companies and their impact on the community during a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission public hearing held telephonically. Read more

 

Pashinski: Affordable Childcare is Important for Working Families

(Jan 19, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined Governor Shapiro for a press event at the Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA to promote the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, a program that will help many working families afford childcare and remain in the workforce. Read more

 

Pennsylvania receives $26 million USDA grant to support its food supply chain

(Jan 12, 2024)

“The bottom line of the hearing was about the fact that Pennsylvania is the only state in the entire United States that has a farm bill,” state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinksi told the Capital-Star following the hearing. Pashinski, the Chair of the Pennsylvania House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, said that in the five years since the PA Farm Bill was first signed into law it has “done overwhelmingly well.” Read more

 

Education and Access the Focus of Joint Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Hearing

(Jan 10, 2024)

HARRISBURG – The state Senate and House Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees gathered today for a hearing at the PA Farm Show to discuss the five-year impact of the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Bill with the main theme of those conversations being agriculture education and access. The hearing was led by Senate committee leaders, Majority Chair Sen. Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-47) and Democratic Chair Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11), and House committee leaders, Majority Chair Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-121) and Republican Chair Rep. Dan Moul (R-91). “Today’s hearing was incredibly productive as we witnessed the immense impact of the PA Farm Bill since its inception in 2019,” said Vogel. “Many of the grants that were instituted through this bill have allowed for farmers and agricultural organizations to expand their practices, acquire needed equipment, and better educate those involved in their day-to-day business. This feedback will allow for us to formulate future legislation that will build on the foundations we began with as well as provide improvements that were brought to our attention today.” “Pennsylvania's unique distinction as the only state to enact its own Farm Bill is a source of great pride for all those who contributed to crafting the legislation five years ago,” said Schwank. “We now have an opportunity ahead of us to continue backing our agriculture sector and further establish Pennsylvania as a leader in Read more

 

RACP, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities

(Jan 09, 2024)

Grants available as of Tuesday, Jan. 9 Read more

 

Pashinski, Argall applaud state grants to improve road safety in Bear Creek Village Borough
Apr 02, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Apr 02, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District
Mar 26, 2024

Pashinski applauds state funding for roadway improvements
Mar 26, 2024

Pashinski hosts event to inform community of state programs, government services
Mar 22, 2024

Pashinski: Music is a Major Subject
Mar 22, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District
Mar 19, 2024

Khan to roll out healthcare workforce legislative package
Mar 14, 2024

Pashinski lauds law enforcement funding for Wilkes University
Mar 13, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Mar 13, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Mar 05, 2024

Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment Grant Opportunities
Feb 27, 2024

Pashinski’s office hosts legislative outreach for expanded Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
Feb 23, 2024

Pashinski hosts government programs seminar
Feb 21, 2024

Pashinski applauds grant funding to fire and EMS services
Feb 16, 2024

Pashinski testifies against water and sewage rate increases at PUC hearing
Feb 05, 2024

Pashinski: Affordable Childcare is Important for Working Families
Jan 19, 2024

Pennsylvania receives $26 million USDA grant to support its food supply chain
Jan 12, 2024

Education and Access the Focus of Joint Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Hearing
Jan 10, 2024

RACP, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities
Jan 09, 2024