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Snyder: $200,000 in state funds awarded to Masontown Borough, Fayette County

(Sep 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – Several river access improvements, including a concrete boat launch ramp and on-site parking, will soon be underway in Masontown Borough in Fayette County, thanks to a $200,000 grant awarded today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the funds will be used to provide convenient, safe access to the Monongahela River to residents of Masontown Borough, and German and Nicholson townships, including a safe point of entry for local first responders who conduct river rescue operations. “I’m very pleased the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved this grant,” Snyder said. “This project will make it easier and much safer for our emergency responders, but it also includes several upgrades and improvements to make river and outdoor excursions more enjoyable for residents and the general public, including new boat docks, a kayak launch and improved security lighting.” The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses succeed, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. To learn more about the Commonwealth Financing Authority, visit its website . Read more

 

Snyder: $322,000 in grants awarded to support victims of crime, criminal justice efforts

(Sep 13, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 13 – A total of $322,307 in state grants have been awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to entities in Greene and Fayette counties to help victims of crime and support one county’s drug court, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. The following victim service providers received Victims of Crime Act funding from PCCD at its recent quarterly commission meeting: Fayette County: Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA- $87,106. Fayette County: Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services - $55,451. Greene County: The C.A.R.E Center - $29,750. In addition, Greene County received $150,000 in federal funds from PCCD to support its adult drug court. Drug courts –one of several problem-solving courts in Pennsylvania – work via a partnership with prosecutors, public defenders and other criminal justice system personnel with offenders who have successfully completed drug treatment programs and abstained from the behaviors that had originally led them into the criminal justice system. “These funds will allow our local victim services organizations to continue their vital and life-sustaining services and support to help victims of crime heal,” Snyder said. “I’m also pleased to support Greene County’s efforts to reducing future crime through the use of its adult drug court. These courts have been effective in curbing recidivism by providing Read more

 

Continuing to push toward broadband expansion, Hunger Action Month and more!

(Sep 12, 2019)

Make no doubt about it: I am determined to make reliable affordable high-speed broadband access a reality for all Pennsylvanians, regardless of where you live. Read more

 

Rep. Pam Snyder on Tube City Online's podcast, "Two Rivers, 30 Minutes" on broadband expansion

(Sep 11, 2019)

Rep. Pam Snyder was featured on Tube City Online's recent show, "Two Rivers, 30 Minutes" podcast discussing broadband expansion efforts in Pennsylvania Read more

 

Electronics collections to be offered Sept. 25

(Sep 09, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 9 – For the second time this year, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, and Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder and Archie Trader will be offering an electronics collection event from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. “We’ve had successful electronics collection events over the past few years, collecting thousands of carloads of electronic devices from Greene County residents,” Snyder said. “These events really make a difference in our overall recycling efforts in the community and ensures that harmful chemicals don’t make their way into our environment through improper disposal.” Snyder said only one television per vehicle can be accepted, and some waste-handling fees will apply for items containing Freon and for fluorescent tubes. Electronic items that will be accepted include computers – including laptops, printers and monitors – stereos, cameras, video cassette recorders, telephones, electronic cables, games and calculators. Items that will not be accepted at the event include the following: sweepers. hair dryers. curling irons. sewing machines. compact discs. alkaline batteries. small kitchen appliances. smoke detectors. thermostats. manuals. paper. Styrofoam. Greene County residents with questions may call Snyder’s Carmichaels office at 724-966-8953. Read more

 

Supporting our unions, upcoming senior fair and more!

(Sep 05, 2019)

I was honored and proud to support my union brothers and sisters as I marched in the Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade on Monday! Read more

 

2019 Senior Fair

(Sep 04, 2019)

Don't miss my 2019 Senior Fair on Friday, October 4! Read more

 

Committed to broadband access, safe school reminders and more!

(Aug 29, 2019)

I remain undeterred in my efforts to bring reliable, affordable broadband access to all Pennsylvanians, regardless of where they live. Read more

 

Pennsylvania can't wait any longer on broadband expansion. Here's why.

(Aug 22, 2019)

For the past three years, I have been pushing for all Pennsylvanians – rural, urban and suburban – to have access to reliable, affordable broadband access, regardless of the county in which they reside Read more

 

Hepatitis A update, celebrating Women's Equality Day and more!

(Aug 22, 2019)

Pennsylvania is one of several states working to curb the spread of hepatitis A, a preventable liver infection that is spread person-to-person. Read more

 

Grants to support university, a reminder to military members, and more!

(Aug 08, 2019)

Great news! Waynesburg University and EverGreene Technology Park are the recipients of $2.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funds. Read more

 

Snyder: $2.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding awarded to two entities in 50th Legislative District

(Aug 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 1 – A Greene County technology park and Waynesburg University are the recipients of $2.5 million in state grants through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said Waynesburg University will receive $1 million in RACP funds for upgrades to its state-of-the-art nursing program in its Stewart Sciences building. In addition, $1.5 million in RACP funds will be awarded to the EverGreene Technology Park to be used to create EverGreene Technology Park II and provide additional jobs in the county. “These are wise investments to support our local community’s economic development and growth, and better prepare nursing program students at Waynesburg University with the vital clinical experience they need for a successful career,” Snyder said. RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. Read more

 

Protecting our corrections and parole officers, grant opportunity and more!

(Aug 01, 2019)

Speaking out in support of the men and women who work in our state prisons and our parole officers. Read more

 

Snyder announces grant opportunities for small businesses, farmers

(Jul 31, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 31 – Small businesses and farmers are encouraged to apply for state grant funding that can be used for energy efficiency, pollution prevention and natural resource protection projects, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, announced today. Snyder said grant funding of $1 million is available from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to encourage small businesses and farms to utilize “green” technology and become more energy efficient, while also reducing operating costs. “I encourage these businesses and farmers to apply, because it allows them to make vital improvements that boost efficiency and cut operating expenses, while at the same time helping to protect the environment,” Snyder said. “This funding can be used for a variety of projects, including HVAC and boiler upgrades, installation of solar-powered or high-efficiency lighting, solvent recovery and waste recycling systems, and auxiliary power units deployed as anti-idling technology for trucks.” In addition, funding is also available for natural resource protection projects, including streambank fencing to keep livestock out of streams and agricultural stormwater systems to reduce sediment in waterways. Small business owners with 100 or fewer full-time employees are eligible, and the project to be funded must save the business a minimum of $500 and 25% annually in energy consumption or pollution-related expenses. Read more

 

Supporting our unions, pet safety and more!

(Jul 25, 2019)

Proud to support our unions and workers! Read more

 

Protecting yourself from ticks, celebrating Ice Cream month and more!

(Jul 18, 2019)

Protect yourself from ticks this summer! Read more

 

Snyder: Nearly $1 million in funding awarded to Greene County to provide, expand affordable housing options

(Jul 11, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 11 – Greene County will receive $900,000 in funds to expand the availability of affordable housing options through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. “Everyone deserves a place to call home, and these funds will help Greene County residents in a variety of ways, from rental or utility payment assistance, to a down payment or closing costs for a new home,” said Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington. “Communities can also use these funds to rehabilitate and remediate abandoned properties.” PHARE funding was awarded to the Greene County Redevelopment Authority for two projects: the Greene County Home Purchase Fund Program ($100,000) and to the Nineveh Heights program ($800,000). PHARE program funding comes from a portion of the impact fees collected from natural gas companies operating in Pennsylvania to address the housing shortages caused by the impact of drilling. Those funds are supplemented with two additional funding sources, including a portion of the realty transfer tax and money from the National Housing Trust Fund. For more information, please visit the following link: https://www.phfa.org/legislation/act105.aspx . Read more

 

Summer safety, PTRR reminder and more!

(Jul 11, 2019)

Summer safety tips and more Read more

 

PA Farm Bill signs into law, upcoming PennDOT job fairs and more!

(Jul 03, 2019)

Happy July 4th! Read more

 

Snyder: PA Farm Bill package signed into law

(Jul 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 1 – The PA Farm Bill, a $24 million comprehensive investment into the state’s agriculture industry, was signed into law today by Gov. Tom Wolf, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, a prime sponsor of H.B. 1520 , which will create a grant program to reimburse federal meat inspection costs for small or new processors, said the PA Farm Bill will set our state on a course for a bright, prosperous agriculture future. “Agriculture is our number one industry, and the PA Farm Bill will allow us to support our farmers in several ways, including business development, the expansion of job opportunities, and provide them with additional resources to promote our products through the PA Preferred program,” Snyder said. “I am very pleased that the PA Farm Bill will help our farmers now and for generations to come.” Additional measures in the PA Farm Bill include: the creation of a state-level specialty crop block grant program to encourage the farming and cultivation of high-priority crops, such as hemp, hops, honey and hardwoods. the development of a $2 million Agriculture Business Development Center to support business planning and related services for farmers. the establishment of the PA Farm to School Grant Program to support increased nutrition and agriculture education. a $4 million Pennsylvania Rapid Response Disaster Readiness Account to provide quick responses Read more

 

Snyder: $200,000 in state funds awarded to Masontown Borough, Fayette County
Sep 17, 2019

Snyder: $322,000 in grants awarded to support victims of crime, criminal justice efforts
Sep 13, 2019

Continuing to push toward broadband expansion, Hunger Action Month and more!
Sep 12, 2019

Rep. Pam Snyder on Tube City Online's podcast, "Two Rivers, 30 Minutes" on broadband expansion
Sep 11, 2019

Electronics collections to be offered Sept. 25
Sep 09, 2019

Supporting our unions, upcoming senior fair and more!
Sep 05, 2019

2019 Senior Fair
Sep 04, 2019

Committed to broadband access, safe school reminders and more!
Aug 29, 2019

Pennsylvania can't wait any longer on broadband expansion. Here's why.
Aug 22, 2019

Hepatitis A update, celebrating Women's Equality Day and more!
Aug 22, 2019

Grants to support university, a reminder to military members, and more!
Aug 08, 2019

Snyder: $2.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding awarded to two entities in 50th Legislative District
Aug 01, 2019

Protecting our corrections and parole officers, grant opportunity and more!
Aug 01, 2019

Snyder announces grant opportunities for small businesses, farmers
Jul 31, 2019

Supporting our unions, pet safety and more!
Jul 25, 2019

Protecting yourself from ticks, celebrating Ice Cream month and more!
Jul 18, 2019

Snyder: Nearly $1 million in funding awarded to Greene County to provide, expand affordable housing options
Jul 11, 2019

Summer safety, PTRR reminder and more!
Jul 11, 2019

PA Farm Bill signs into law, upcoming PennDOT job fairs and more!
Jul 03, 2019

Snyder: PA Farm Bill package signed into law
Jul 01, 2019