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Pashinski supports Wolf budget proposal

(Feb 08, 2022)

"This is by far the best budget proposal I have seen in my 16 years in the legislature, and I hope we can all come together and pass it.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities

(Feb 07, 2022)

Learn about grant programs that are accepting applications. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Violence prevention, economic development, and learning center funding opportunities

(Jan 31, 2022)

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

 

Now open for applications: Justice assistance, regional policing, and community conservation funding opportunities

(Jan 25, 2022)

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

 

Pashinski: It’s Time to Fairly Fund Charter & Public Schools

(Jan 25, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, a retired teacher, believes that the funding for public and charter schools needs to be equally balanced so that every student, regardless of their educational choice, has an opportunity for a quality education. Read more

 

Pashinski Participates in Feed Scurry Race

(Jan 14, 2022)

Democratic Chairman of the Pa. House Agriculture Committee state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski participated in the Feed Scurry Race at this year's Farm Show, leading a horse-drawn sled through an obstacle course. Pashinski says his horses didn't listen too well to his commands, but overall it was a great experience. Read more

 

Pashinski Talks Pa. Agriculture with Sec. Redding

(Jan 13, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski sat down with Pa. Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding at this year's Farm Show to discuss a variety of issues regarding Pennsylvania's number one industry. Topics included overcoming the challenges of the pandemic, Ag apprenticeships, increasing broadband access, and the return to an in-person Farm Show. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Veteran and substance abuse funding opportunities

(Dec 21, 2021)

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

 

Now open for applications: Child abuse and neglect prevention funding and business site development opportunities

(Dec 14, 2021)

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

 

Bill banking on Pa. organics has Dept. of Ag’s support

(Dec 14, 2021)

“Pennsylvanians are increasingly seeking a greater quality, quantity and variety of organic foods at their markets and grocery stores,” Pashinski said. “By making Pennsylvania-produced organic products even more readily available, our farmers can continue to benefit from this rapidly expanding market.” Read more

 

Pashinski & Madden introduce bill to make PA Preferred Organic Program permanent in the state

(Dec 13, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 13 – State Reps. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, and Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, have introduced legislation that would make the PA Preferred Organic Program a trademark in Pennsylvania. Since 2019, the PA Preferred Organic Program has been used to increase market opportunities for Pennsylvania farmers. Because of this program, Madden said, Pennsylvania ranks third nationally in organic agriculture sales. “I have an organic farm in my district, Pocono Organics , that provides not only a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables to purchase but has a litany of programs for children of all ages, veterans and adults,” Madden said. “PA Preferred Organic businesses grow all foods under the sun that are healthy for us, and that alone should be a reason to make the program permanent in our commonwealth.” Pashinski, Democratic chair of the House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee , said Pennsylvania has 1,055 certified organic farms and more than 93,000 acres of certified organic land in the state. “Pennsylvanians are increasingly seeking a greater quality, quantity and variety of organic foods at their markets and grocery stores,” Pashinski said. “By making Pennsylvania-produced organic products even more readily available, our farmers can continue to benefit from this rapidly expanding market.” Pashinski noted the program would not compete with other state producers but instead Read more

 

Pashinski announces over $500,000 in PCCD grants for Luzerne County

(Dec 09, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 9 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, recently announced that three grants to support public safety in his district as well as Luzerne County will be receiving a total of $517,835 in grant funds from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The statewide grant program is dedicated to breaking cycles of violence and substance abuse in communities across the commonwealth. The grant awards for Luzerne County include: $375,000 from the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program was approved by the Office of Victims’ Services for the Luzerne County chief executive to continue a cross-system, collaborative response to reduce violence against women (VAW) crimes in the county. $95,835 in Opioid Misuse Prevention Funds was approved by the Office of Justice Programs for Luzerne County commissioners to hire a full-time certified Spanish interpreter for the County Drug Treatment Court participants. $47,000 in Children’s Advisory Center funds was approved by Children’s Advocacy Center Advisory Committee to help the Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center (LCCAC) maintain the full-time position of the current executive director. “The safety of ALL in our community, county and commonwealth remains a top priority and this grant funding brings us closer to realizing that goal,” Pashinski said. “Each of these grants will help protect some of the most vulnerable among us – including Read more

 

Pashinski announces approval of $2.5 million in RACP grants for Wilkes-Barre projects

(Dec 06, 2021)

WILKES-BARRE, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, announced today the approval of two Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants to King’s College and Project Elevate totaling $2.5 million. Specifically, Project Elevate was approved for a $500,000 grant to provide a sustainable workforce development system to be located at the Train Station Complex off Wilkes-Barre Boulevard in Wilkes-Barre, PA. “This funding will help continue the revitalization of the Train Station Complex in Wilkes-Barre, providing another reason to live and visit the heart of our beautiful city and region,” Pashinski said. “I want to thank Governor Wolf for understanding what an important role downtown Wilkes-Barre plays in the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of our region.” King’s College was approved for $2 million toward rehabilitating the Times Leader Building. The improvements include abatement of hazardous materials, redevelopment, structural improvements, interior improvements, general construction, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, interior demolition, flooring, elevator, roof, facade, and site work. The project will ultimately convert the building into a facility to prepare career-ready candidates for high-paying, in-demand professions. “The Times Leader Building is a local landmark of great significance – and will continue to be thanks to the approval of this grant for King’s College. Not only Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder treatment provider and veteran employment funding opportunities

(Nov 29, 2021)

Read the about the latest state grant opportunities. Read more

 

Pashinski: $850,000 in state funding awarded to local projects

(Nov 19, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – State Rep Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced that two projects in his district were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for $850,000 in grants. “Today’s investment through the CFA grant programs are important local infrastructure projects that are critical to the economic development and public safety in my district,” Pashinski said. “I’m pleased that my district can use this important state funding to upgrade sidewalks and trails so our residents can utilize recreational paths and live more productive lives.” The following projects in the district received grant awards: $800,000 – to Wilkes-Barre City to complete the downtown streetscape project to improve pedestrian safety by replacing relic pavers installed in the wake of the 1972 flood. The final phase will cover Public Square from North Main Street to West Market Street then continue along West Market Street until River Street. The project will include new benches, bicycle racks, crosswalks, and pedestrian signage. $50,000 – to Hanover Township to convert a portion of Fellows Avenue into a trail and fitness area. The Commonwealth Financing Authority was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development and holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments made through several state grant programs. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance abuse, arts, and career/technical training funding opportunities

(Nov 17, 2021)

Read about the latest grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Workforce development, clean diesel, and DC fast charging funding opportunities

(Nov 01, 2021)

Read about state and other grant opportunities that are taking applications. Read more

 

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open

(Nov 01, 2021)

Pennie is Pennsylvanian's insurance marketplace and provides individuals and families with the ability to shop for high-quality health care plans and easily apply for financial assistance. Read more

 

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners

(Oct 21, 2021)

LIHEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Read more

 

Pashinski supports Wolf budget proposal
Feb 08, 2022

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities
Feb 07, 2022

Now open for applications: Violence prevention, economic development, and learning center funding opportunities
Jan 31, 2022

Now open for applications: Justice assistance, regional policing, and community conservation funding opportunities
Jan 25, 2022

Pashinski: It’s Time to Fairly Fund Charter & Public Schools
Jan 25, 2022

Now open for applications: Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program; preservation planning; and substance abuse education and reduction grant opportunities
Jan 18, 2022

Pashinski Participates in Feed Scurry Race
Jan 14, 2022

Pashinski Talks Pa. Agriculture with Sec. Redding
Jan 13, 2022

Now open for applications: Veteran and substance abuse funding opportunities
Dec 21, 2021

Now open for applications: Child abuse and neglect prevention funding and business site development opportunities
Dec 14, 2021

Bill banking on Pa. organics has Dept. of Ag’s support
Dec 14, 2021

Pashinski & Madden introduce bill to make PA Preferred Organic Program permanent in the state
Dec 13, 2021

Pashinski announces over $500,000 in PCCD grants for Luzerne County
Dec 09, 2021

Pashinski announces approval of $2.5 million in RACP grants for Wilkes-Barre projects
Dec 06, 2021

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder treatment provider and veteran employment funding opportunities
Nov 29, 2021

Pashinski: $850,000 in state funding awarded to local projects
Nov 19, 2021

Now open for applications: Substance abuse, arts, and career/technical training funding opportunities
Nov 17, 2021

Now open for applications: Workforce development, clean diesel, and DC fast charging funding opportunities
Nov 01, 2021

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open
Nov 01, 2021

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners
Oct 21, 2021