Now open for applications: Environmental funding opportunities

(Apr 25, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Growing Greener Plus Grants (Funding Source: Environmental Stewardship Fund) Who May Apply : Counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of government, educational institutions, and other authorized watershed organizations. Use : To support watershed restoration and protection, abandoned mine reclamation, and abandoned oil and gas well plugging projects. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : June 24, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Growing-Greener/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grants (Funding Source: Federal Funding – US EPA) Who May Apply : Counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of government, educational institutions, and other authorized watershed organizations. Use : To improve and protect Pennsylvania’s waters from nonpoint source pollution associated with AMD, energy resource extraction, agricultural activities, stormwater runoff, streambank, and shoreline degradation, along with verifying and demonstrating efficacy with enhanced data collection Read more

 

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities

(Apr 05, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT): Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Program (Funding Source: State, Federal, & Private Funding) Who May Apply : Private companies. Use : To develop innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : April 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/projectAndPrograms/p3forpa/Pages/default.aspx . FEDERAL PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial Ethnic Minorities (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Public and private non-profit entities . Use : To provide training and education around the risks of substance use and HIV/AIDS, as well as the integration of a range of services for individuals with HIV/AIDS. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : May 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-22-002 . Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)/Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED): Pennsylvania’s Recovery Housing Read more

 

State Rep. Amen Brown calls for increase in funding for Office of Forensic Science

(Mar 30, 2022)

HARRISBURG, March 30 -- State Rep. Amen Brown is calling on the City of Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney and the Philadelphia Police Department to increase funding for the Office of Forensic Science to alleviate a backlog of evidence used to solve crimes. Brown said he stands firm in his belief that the Office of Forensic Science is the key to solving crime in the city and putting away dangerous criminals, and that an increase of at least $30 million is needed for relocation of the facility, staffing issues and better security procedures. “The people who work at the OFS are committed to providing objective and reliable forensic results to exonerate the innocent, identify perpetrators of crime, and reveal crime patterns to allow the PPD to solve and prevent crime,” Brown said. “They are performing above the national average but simply are understaffed and don’t have the funding they need to succeed in solving crimes and getting criminals off the streets. My office is committed to working with the city and administration to identify funding for expansion and maintaining a new facility. It is time for a major city and state collaboration that benefits the entire city and especially our men and women in blue who deserve better.” As there has already been a 3% increase in homicides in Philadelphia from 2021-2022, Brown said the time to do this is now. Read more

 

State Rep. Amen Brown calls on legislature to increase funding for attorney general to combat gun violence

(Mar 24, 2022)

HARRISBURG, March 24 -- State Rep. Amen Brown, D-Phila, is calling on the PA General Assembly to increase funding for two programs in the state Attorney General’s office: the Gun Violence Task Force and the Strategic Response Team. “The Philadelphia Police Department has experienced unprecedented staff shortages, and this has led to criminals using this to their advantage – we need more officers on the street to get rid of the guns and violence,” Brown said. The Gun Violence Task Force is a coalition between The Office of the Attorney General, the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, which investigates the origin of guns used in crimes and traces them to prevent future crimes. More than 3,000 guns have been seized since the task force’s inception. The Strategic Response Team is responsible for taking down drug operations that also use firearms. Since July, this effort led to a 46% decrease in shootings in the 18th police district and a 18% decrease in the 19th police district, and agents and officers have seized 63 guns and made 178 arrests since the program launched earlier this year, according to the attorney general’s website. “These operations clearly work, and they need more funding so then can spread the vital work they do across the city,” Brown said. “Right now, they can only work in one Zip Code at a time. That is why I am calling on my colleagues to invest Read more

 

State Rep. Amen Brown calls on State Police to act on illegal ATV riders

(Mar 22, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, March 22 -- State Rep. Amen Brown has called on the Pennsylvania State Police to immediately begin enforcement of the motor vehicle code on State Highways in Philadelphia due to illegal ATV and dirt bike activity such as “drifting,” “doughnuts,” drag-racing, driving on sidewalks and between vehicles – all sometimes without a driver’s license or insurance. “Philadelphians have experienced a decline in the quality of life, tourism, and safety issues due to these illegal ATV riders and dirt bikes,” Brown said. “They cause disruptions in traffic and accidents when operating recklessly. There have been assaults. Philadelphians should have an expectation of safety and security when driving down our streets or walking our sidewalks, but they have to worry about 50 or more ATVs or dirt bikes coming their way at any moment.” Impacted areas include Center City, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Fairmount Park and West Philadelphia. Brown said he realizes that the unprecedent staffing shortages in the Philadelphia Police Department has exacerbated this problem, which is why he is calling on the State Police for emergency assistance, while he continues to work on legislative solutions to restore the funding and staffing levels of the Philadelphia Police Department. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder awareness, fire and emergency medical services, overdose programmatic collaboration funding opportunities

(Mar 22, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Intermediate Punishment Treatment Programs (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Counties. Use : To support restrictive conditions that are imposed as part of a county probation sentence, needed drug and alcohol-related services, and mental health treatment and supportive services for eligible individuals. Funds : Varies by county. Application Deadline : April 25, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs/Life Unites Us: Life Unites Us Community Award Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations. Use : To promote knowledge about substance use disorder (SUD) and reduce the stigma associated with addiction by sharing stories from individuals and family members living in recovery and broadcasting a message of hope throughout the state. Funds : Awards range between $5,000 and $15,000. Application Deadline : April 13, 2022 More Information : Click on https://lifeunitesus.com/grant . Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner: Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loan Program (Funding Source: Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loan Fund) Read more

 

Corridor Safety Enhancement Grant 2022

(Mar 09, 2022)

The Corridor Safety Enhancement Grant supports nonprofits in enhancing public safety on and around commercial corridors in the neighborhoods that they serve. All projects should aim to amplify a positive and inviting atmosphere of public safety. This in turn could increase foot traffic, reduce stress for business owners, attract new businesses or promote available commercial real estate within business districts or corridors Read more

 

A Recap of 2021 in the 190th

(Mar 09, 2022)

A look back on 2021 in the 190th Read more

 

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities

(Mar 07, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Support for Student Mental Health Needs Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations, school districts, and other school entities. Use : To propose programming and other services to address youth mental health needs that have become apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds : Grants up to $150,000. Application Deadline : March 28, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Resource Center for Prevention Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Any institution of higher education, nonprofit agency, or for-profit organization. Use : To support Pennsylvania’s Resource Center for Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Programs and Practices (Resource Center). Funds : One award of $945,000. Application Deadline : April 4, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission: State Wildlife Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Any agency, organization, or entity desiring to participate in the planning or Read more

 

Testimony from Rep. Brown's Hearing on the Impact of Marijuana Criminalization

(Mar 03, 2022)

Testimony about the social equity aspect of cannabis legalization. Read more

 

Small marijuana convictions cost time, money and livelihoods

(Mar 02, 2022)

Small time cannabis convictions can ruin lives, we need the war on drugs to head in the right direction. Read more

 

Cannabis and Social Justice: The Impacts of Criminalization

(Mar 01, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, March 1 – Today, the House Democratic Policy Committee examined the impacts of cannabis criminalization in Pennsylvania, including the downstream effect of criminalization on families, diversity disparities in the medical cannabis industry itself, and what legislators should consider in legalizing adult-use cannabis. Read more

 

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

(Feb 07, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Clean Energy Workforce Development Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania local workforce development board. Use : To assist the department with the creation of programs designed to engage and support businesses in the clean energy sector. Funds : Grants up to $500,000. Application Deadline : March 14, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Nonprofit Security Grant Program (Funding Source: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofits. Use : To enhance security and protect from hate crimes. Funds : Grants awards from $5,000 to $150,000. Application Deadline : March 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.pccd.pa.gov/schoolsafety/Pages/Non-Profit-Security-Grant-Fund.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Endowment Act – Direct Victim Service Organizations Grant Program (Funding Source: Monetary Penalty Endowments Trust Fund) Who May Apply : Direct victim service organizations. Use : To support residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who have been child victims of sexual Read more

 

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

(Feb 02, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Violence Intervention & Prevention Technical Assistance Project (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Institutions of higher education (public and/or not-for-profit only), nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations. Use : To support the design, launch, and management of a new Statewide Community of Practice technical assistance, training, and capacity-building initiative. Funds : Grants up to $750,000 over a two-year project period. Application Deadline : March 10, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development: Statewide Local Share Account (Funding Source: State Gaming Fund) Who May Apply : Counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, economic development agencies, redevelopment authorities, and non-profits (if they partner with any of the previous entities) . Use : To support projects that improve the quality of life of individuals in the commonwealth. Funds : Grant awards between $25,000 and $1,000,000. Application Deadline : March 15, 2022 More Information : Click on https://dced.pa.gov/programs/local-share-account-lsa-statewide/ . Pennsylvania Read more

 

Kinsey seeks solutions for problems in Pa. prison system

(Jan 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., held a news conference today with House and Senate colleagues and prison-reform advocates to discuss legislation to help address systemic problems in Pennsylvania’s prison system. Kinsey was joined by House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila., House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, D-Phila., state Reps. Amen Brown, Danilo Burgos, Joe Hohenstein, Darisha Parker and Brian Sims, all D-Phila.; Tim Briggs, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez and Joe Webster, all D-Montgomery; Bob Brooks, R-Westmoreland/Allegheny; Gina Curry, D-Delaware; Manuel Guzman, D-Berks; Dianne Herrin, D-Chester; Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Patty Kim, D-Dauphin; Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny; Maureen Madden, D-Monroe; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery; and Regina Young, D-Delaware/Phila.; along with state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Phila. and Anton Andrew from PA Prison Society. “Right now, in Pennsylvania and the entire United States, we have a prison system that does not work,” Kinsey said. “We must pass legislation to reform this system, so that those incarcerated have a chance to live dignified lives when they’re serving their sentence and when they’ve completed it.” The lawmakers are seeking enactment of several bills that would improve the prison system for incarcerated people and their families as well as save taxpayer dollars, including: Probation and Parole Reform: Earned Compliance Read more

 

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

(Jan 19, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Category 1 (Adult) Funds (Funding Source: SAEDR Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations may partner with governmental entities, including school districts, provided the nonprofit organization is the applicant. Use : To support implementation strategies aimed at combating opioid/heroin overdoses in Pennsylvania communities. Funds : Grants up to $150,000 over a two-year project period. Application Deadline : February 24, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Category 1 (Youth) Funds (Funding Source: SAEDR Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations may partner with governmental entities, including school districts, provided the nonprofit organization is the applicant. Use : To serve youth with research-based or evidence-based approaches to prevention, intervention, training, treatment, and education services to reduce substance use or provide resources to assist families in accessing these services. Funds : Grants up to $150,000 over a two-year project period. Application Deadline : February 24, 2022 More Information : Click Read more

 

State Rep. Amen Brown applauds Gov. Wolf for COVID-19 vaccine outreach grants for district

(Dec 20, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 20 – State Rep. Amen Brown today announced $123,000 in grants for vaccine outreach in his legislative district. According to Brown, the 63 rd Street Business Association received $50,000, A New Spirit Behavioral Health Services Foundation received $23,000 and ACHEIVEability received $50,000 for vaccine outreach efforts throughout West Philadelphia. Gov. Tom Wolf awarded $2.5 million in state funding throughout Pennsylvania that will help organizations encourage vaccination for Pennsylvanians who are hesitant about receiving the vaccine. “Vaccination is our best and most effective option for getting out of this pandemic,” Brown said. “I thank Governor Wolf for this state funding, which will help educate residents about the vaccine and get us one step closer back to normalcy.” The COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Grant Program is administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development and provides grants up to $100,000 to nonprofit organizations and childcare and educational institutions. Grants can be used to support grassroots outreach efforts including local media buys, creation of outreach and training materials, sponsorship of vaccine-related community events, equipment rental to assist with setting vaccine appointments, and more. Read more

 

State Rep. Amen Brown secures $11.5 million in RACP grants for district improvements

(Dec 14, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 14 – State Rep. Amen Brown was instrumental in bringing numerous grants to his district that will create a stronger workforce; provide infrastructure updates to improve access to programming; increase access to public health services by establishing a West Philadelphia site; and expand STEM-related efforts. “It’s important that we invest in our communities and seek funding that will improve the overall quality of life for our constituents,” Brown said. “I am grateful and appreciative of the opportunity to be able to bring much needed dollars back to the place that raised me.” Brown supported a grant for Work to Ride Inc. for Chamounix Stables’ refurbishment and an indoor riding arena. The $500,000 grant will be used to help construct a 45,000-square-foot building, including a connector building and renovation of the existing Chamounix Equestrian Center. Brown said that Chamounix will be a model for sustainability. By having solar panels and a rainwater harvesting tank, it will be self-efficient. Classrooms are going to be added for people to expand their knowledge of all things equestrian. “On behalf of the Work to Ride community, I want to express our gratitude for Representative Brown’s support for our RCAP grant request,” said Ruth Schemm, chair of Work to Ride. “This generous award supports my belief that the horses and riders initially attract our Read more

 

State Rep. Amen Brown helps secure multiple grants for West Philadelphia

(Nov 23, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 23 – State Rep. Amen Brown, D-Phila., helped secure additional grants that will help improve public safety throughout his district and provide education about urban agriculture and food sustainability. According to Brown, $182,000 was granted to the West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative to purchase, install and maintain 340 security cameras for businesses and residents in areas with high crime rates and low security throughout West Philadelphia. Funding was provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Developments’ Local Share Account – Philadelphia. Methodist Family Services of Philadelphia received $15,000 from the Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program. This funding will provide education about urban agriculture at Heritage Farm. “I am dedicated to improving the quality of life for all of my constituents,” Brown said. “When you invest in the community, you invest in the people who live there. And, I am grateful that I was able to assist in securing these grants to make sure that West Philadelphians are not just surviving but thriving.” Read more

 

State Rep. Amen Brown helps secure multiple grants for district

(Nov 19, 2021)

State Rep. Amen Brown helps secure multiple grants for district Grants approved today by Commonwealth Financing Authority PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Amen Brown, D-Phila., today announced state grants totaling nearly $397,000 to improve the quality of life of his constituents by enhancing safety measures around his district. Brown helped to secure $40,000 for Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, which sees approximately 180,000 visitors yearly. The current entrance is a dangerous spot for pick-ups and drop-offs due to traffic and unsafe driving patterns. The project includes a one-way driving loop to help avoid traffic accidents. It also will be made ADA accessible, providing easier access to the park. Fairmount Park Conservancy received $220,000 to start the planning process of improving transportation throughout West Fairmount Park. The project will include sidewalk improvements, ADA ramps at all street crossings, and the improvement of pedestrian and bike routes to make it a safe environment for everyone. VICA and 4151 Lancaster Avenue LLC will renovate their training center with a $136,728 grant. This will fix their sidewalks, provide tree removal, and install lighting to create a safer connection around the facility. “I am delighted to partner with businesses and organizations in our community that are working to provide safe and easy access to recreational activities Read more

 

Now open for applications: Environmental funding opportunities
Apr 25, 2022

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities
Apr 05, 2022

State Rep. Amen Brown calls for increase in funding for Office of Forensic Science
Mar 30, 2022

State Rep. Amen Brown calls on legislature to increase funding for attorney general to combat gun violence
Mar 24, 2022

State Rep. Amen Brown calls on State Police to act on illegal ATV riders
Mar 22, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder awareness, fire and emergency medical services, overdose programmatic collaboration funding opportunities
Mar 22, 2022

Corridor Safety Enhancement Grant 2022
Mar 09, 2022

A Recap of 2021 in the 190th
Mar 09, 2022

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities
Mar 07, 2022

Testimony from Rep. Brown's Hearing on the Impact of Marijuana Criminalization
Mar 03, 2022

Small marijuana convictions cost time, money and livelihoods
Mar 02, 2022

Cannabis and Social Justice: The Impacts of Criminalization
Mar 01, 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
Feb 02, 2022

Kinsey seeks solutions for problems in Pa. prison system
Jan 26, 2022

Now open for applications: Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program; preservation planning; and substance abuse education and reduction grant opportunities
Jan 19, 2022

State Rep. Amen Brown applauds Gov. Wolf for COVID-19 vaccine outreach grants for district
Dec 20, 2021

State Rep. Amen Brown secures $11.5 million in RACP grants for district improvements
Dec 14, 2021

State Rep. Amen Brown helps secure multiple grants for West Philadelphia
Nov 23, 2021

State Rep. Amen Brown helps secure multiple grants for district
Nov 19, 2021