Property Tax/ Rent Rebate Clinics

(Feb 15, 2024)

I will be holding multiple Property Tax/ Rent Rebate Clinics. This year the program is seeing major improvements. Raise the income limit to qualify for rebates to $45,000 for both homeowners and renters. Ensure this income cap will keep pace with inflation. Increases the maximum rebate from $650 to $1,000. We will be available to assist folks with filling out their forms and delivering them back to Harrisburg. Please come and find out if you are eligible! Contact my office at 484-685-3494 if you need more information. Read more

 

Scott applauds inaugural meeting of Indigent Defense Advisory Committee

(Feb 13, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 13 – State Rep. Greg Scott today applauded Gov. Josh Shapiro and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency following the inaugural meeting of Indigent Defense Advisory Committee Monday. The Indigent Defense Advisory Committee will develop statewide standards and a statewide funding system for indigent defense services -- providing legal representation for those who cannot afford it on their own. “Last week we heard from Governor Shapiro as he proposed his 2024-25 budget . His plan for this budget builds on the $7.5 million investment in indigent defense, the first time in state history that funding was secured to guarantee public defenders with the necessary resources to provide legal representation to defendants who cannot afford it themselves” said Scott, D-Montgomery. “In the community where I live, we have people who have systematically not had a fair shake in our criminal justice system. As a magisterial district judge, I was proud to have helped see to the creation of Montgomery County’s Pre-Trial Service program, which guarantees that everyone has an attorney at the time of their arrest, and now, as a state representative, I am happy to help make sure they can pay for it. Having an attorney represent you is a constitutional right, not just in some states but in all states, and it’s time we do our part to make that a reality.” The Read more

 

Scott to host Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program clinics throughout February and March

(Feb 01, 2024)

NORRISTOWN, Jan. 31- State Rep. Greg Scott will be hosting Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program clinics to assist qualifying residents in filing their 2024 rebate application forms. “As an advocate for the expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, I’m extending our office services across the county to provide our community of seniors relief from the increasing costs of housing,” Scott said. “In hosting a series of clinics during the coming months, we’re hoping to help all eligible constituents apply to the relief rebate program before June 30th.” Eligible applicants for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program include: • Adults age 65 and older. • Widows and widowers age 50 and older. • People with disabilities age 18 and older. Following the 2024 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program expansion, the adjusted income limit income for homeowners and renters is $45,000. Applicants only need to count half of their Social Security income when applying. In addition to increasing the income limites, the maximum rebate amount increased to $1,000. For verification purposes, applicants are required to bring documents containing all sources of income. Homeowners must provide receipted tax bills for 2023. Renters must submit a PA Rent certificate, accompanied by a physical record of rent payments for 2023. 2024 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Clinic Read more

 

Winter 2024 Newsletter

(Jan 26, 2024)

A snapshot of my first year as State Representative of the 54th Legislative District! Read more

 

Scott announces $375,000 state grant for Sawmill Run culvert repair

(Jan 18, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 18 – State Rep. Greg Scott announced today that Norristown has been awarded $375,000 in state funding for Phase III of the Sawmill Run Creek Culvert Repair Project. The grant originated from the Department of Community and Economic Development and Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Flood Mitigation Program . “Thanks to the Shapiro administration’s recognition of Sawmill Run Creek as a vital project with these funds, we are funding the next phase of work from a larger pool of money at the state level,” Scott, D-Montgomery, said. “Doing so helps us keep local taxes down and still get needed work done to our infrastructure. “It’s an honor to help connect local projects with state funding. I look forward to connecting with more area project leads.” Projects authorized by a flood protection authority, the Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, or identified by a local government for flood mitigation, are eligible for the program. Read more

 

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

(Jan 12, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commission on Crime and Delinquency: PAYS Survey Design Consultant Who May Apply: Applicants must meet the qualifications listed in the program guidelines, but any non-profit, for-profit, or academic organization is eligible. Use: The primary purpose of this project is to contract with an expert in the practice of surveying youth and adolescents to help inform necessary and appropriate revisions to the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Funds: Funding is provided through the State Violence and Delinquency Prevention Program stream. PCCD expects to fund one grant not to exceed $200,000. Application Deadline: February 12, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Oversight of the 2025 and 2027 PAYS Administrations Who May Apply: Applicants must demonstrate their ability to conduct the tasks outlined in the program guidelines, but non-profits, for-profits, institutions of higher education, or others are eligible. Use: The primary purpose of this project is to provide direct oversight of the administration of the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) for the 2025 and 2027 survey administration periods. Funds: Funding is provided through the State Violence and Delinquency Prevention Program stream. PCCD expects to fund one grant not to exceed $125,000. Application Deadline: February 12, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2024/25 Justice Assistance Grant Read more

 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Summer 2024 PA House Legislative Fellowship Program

(Jan 10, 2024)

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Legislative Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2024 semester. Applications are due on March 1, 2024 . The Fellowship Program is based in Pennsylvania’s magnificent Capitol Building in Harrisburg . Fellows are assigned to work in House Standing Committees or House Leadership offices, are compensated for their work (which may also include college credit) and are provided the opportunities to draft and present their own legislation, attend meet-and-greets with various public officials and staff, and tour some of the Commonwealth’s historic public spaces, to name a few. Qualified applicants will be: College undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students, or law school students; Enrolled in a Pennsylvania college/university, or a Pennsylvania resident enrolled in an out-of-state institution; and Pursuing any major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you know of any college students who would benefit from the Fellowship Program, please feel free to invite them to visit the website at: www.pahousefellowship.us . Applications can be submitted via email at: pahousefellowship@pabmc.net . Read more

 

Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities For Your District

(Jan 03, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Human Services: OCDEL Keystone STARS Continuous Quality Improvement Who May Apply: Eligible childcare providers will be notified via an eligibility letter from their Early Learning Resource Center. Providers must meet the requirements outlined here . Use: Staff qualifications and professional development, early childhood education programs, partnerships with families and communities, leadership and management, and accreditation costs. Funds: Grant amounts vary by provider. Grant funding comes from $12 million of federal Childcare Development Fund funds. Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2024 More information: Keystone STARS Website Department of Transportation: State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive Program Who May Apply: To be eligible for STIC Incentive funding, the STIC or other equivalent task force, committee or group must be formally established with a charter, include public and private members, meet regularly, and comprehensively consider sources of innovation. Use: The State Transportation Innovation Council Incentive Program provides funding to help STICs foster a culture of innovation and make innovations standard practice in their states. Examples of allowable activities include but are not limited to: developing standards and specifications; developing training to facilitate widespread use of innovation, developing Read more

 

Scott brings home another $2.9 million in grants for district

(Dec 19, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 19 – State Rep. Greg Scott is thrilled to announce a significant milestone in his mission of fair state funding with $2.9 million in grants from the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The projects range from water and sewer improvement projects to arts and culture organizations. "As your representative, my promise is to advocate fiercely to ensure that our region receives its fair share of state funding,” said Scott, D-Montgomery. “By securing these resources, we empower our community to thrive and address its unique needs. These funds will improve on the region’s quality of life and further strengthen our commitment to the community. Together, we build a stronger and more prosperous future for everyone." Grants were awarded to the following: $1.45 million – to the Conshohocken Borough Authority for improvements to the wastewater treatment plant located in Conshohocken Borough. $468,225 – to the Norristown Municipal Waste Authority for the replacement and relocation of wastewater treatment plant equipment located in Norristown Borough. $467,800 – to the Norristown Storm Water Authority for a storm water improvement project located in Norristown Borough. $369,750 – to the East Norriton-Plymouth-Whitpain Joint Sewer Authority to replace an existing Scum Concentrator at the wastewater treatment plant in Plymouth Township. $10,000 – to Expressive Path Inc. to establish new programs Read more

 

E-BLAST: Shredding Event Tomorrow!

(Oct 27, 2023)

Join us TOMORROW, Saturday, Oct. 28, for a paper shredding event! We’re teaming up with Conshohocken Council President Colleen Leonard, Mayor Yaniv Aronson and state Sen. Vincent Hughes to help you declutter responsibly. Swing by between 10 a.m. – noon (or until the truck is full) at Quaker Park Business Complex, 901 E. Hector St., Conshohocken. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Are you coming to Boo at the Zoo?

(Oct 20, 2023)

Have you RSVP’d for Boo at the Zoo?? ?? Join us next Thursday for a Resource Fair and Halloween Costume party with the animals at the Elmwood Park Zoo. Head to www.RepGregScot.com/events to let us know your coming!Bring your kids or grandkids and have a wholesome ?? SPOOKY fun time! Read more

 

Rep. Greg Scott appointed to the PA House Labor and Industry Committee

(Oct 03, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 3 – State Rep. Greg Scott, D- Montgomery, was appointed to the PA House Labor and Industry Committee on Monday, Oct. 2. “I am honored to have been appointed by Speaker Joanna McClinton to the House Labor and Industry Committee, I am eager to begin engaging in conversation with my fellow committee members about raising the minimum wage, establishing an RCO, and get started on the people's business." Scott said. “We will fight for workers' rights and consider legislation to ensure that Pennsylvania workers receive the compensation, benefits, and protections to which they are entitled and deserve." In addition to the House Labor and Industry Committee, Scott also serves on the Finance, Gaming Oversight, Insurance, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Free Heart Screening Event is TOMORROW at Norristown High!

(Sep 22, 2023)

I hope to see you TOMORROW Saturday, Sept. 23, for my comprehensive heart screening event for students! Still need to register? Head to www.RepGregScott.com/events and register your student now! Read more

 

E-BLAST: A Week Away from FREE Comprehensive Heart Screening Event! ??

(Sep 15, 2023)

There are limited spots remaining for my ??? Sept. 23 Comprehensive Heart Screening event, for more info and to pre-register, visit www.RepGregScott.com/Events. Stay connected with your district, other community events and legislative updates, and more with my weekly E-blast. ?? Read more

 

E-BLAST: Free Heart Screening Event in TWO Weeks!

(Sep 08, 2023)

Just two weeks away from our FREE Heart Screening event! Read more

 

EBLAST: Pre-Register for FREE Heart Screening on Aug. 28!

(Aug 25, 2023)

This week I traveled to Toronto, Canada as a part of a 7-member bi-partisan delegation representing the Pennsylvania General Assembly at the International Council of State Governments conference. Read more

 

After local student athlete death, Scott to host free student heart screening

(Aug 22, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 22 – State Rep. Greg Scott along with Simon’s Heart, Jefferson Health and the Norristown Area School District are hosting a free student athlete heart screening after the local deaths of five student athletes due to sudden cardiac arrest. To call attention to the importance of screening for sudden cardiac arrest, Scott will hold a free Community Heart Health Screening event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 on the Roosevelt Campus of Norristown Area High School. The event is intended for kids aged 14-25 and will offer heart screenings, blood pressure screening, stroke education, flu shots and more. Students can also have their PIAA physical completed for the 2023-24 school year at the event. Pre-registration is required. Scott will discuss the benefits of heart screening and his new legislation promoting it during a news conference at an in-person pre-registration event 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Roosevelt Campus of the Norristown Area High School. Pre-registration can also be completed online here . Scott is leading a legislative push to require electrocardiograms for students to perform in athletics, from first enrollment and biannually through high school graduation. “Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among student athletes,” said Scott, D-Montgomery. “Despite the lethality and prevalence of the condition, there is no requirement that students be screened for its risk factors. With at least five local Read more

 

FREE Community Health Screening

(Aug 16, 2023)

Join my office and our partners for a free community health screening for ages 14-25 on Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pre-reigistration is recommended and can be completed online at: Community Health Screening Appointment We will be offering heart screening, blood pressure screening, smoking cesation, glucose screening, stroke education, mental health resources, and more! Read more

 

E-BLAST: See you SUNDAY at Summer Fest!

(Aug 11, 2023)

Join me from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. this Sunday for my Summertime Family Festival and Resource Fair! A fun day with food, vendors, music, special performances, access to the Zoo and animals and so much more. Office staff will be available to answer any state-related questions. Read more

 

E-BLAST: The Governor signed our budget!

(Aug 04, 2023)

The state Senate reconvened yesterday to finalize the General Appropriations portion of the state budget, HB 611, which was sent to them on July 5. The Senate signed the bill, sending it to Governor Shapiro, who signed it into law, but vetoed a private school voucher appropriation. Read more