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August 2022

Solomon presents check to the Tree Authority, LLC

(Nov 04, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., presented $25,000 in state funding to the Tree Authority LLC for tree planting and maintenance along Levick Street. “We have seen studies that show that more green spaces reduce crime and overall make neighborhoods healthier,” Solomon said. “I take great pride in our neighborhood so I’m happy to help provide funding for an organization such as the Tree Authority, which help us all live in a cleaner, safer community.” After the check presentation, Solomon’s office partnered with the WeLoveU Foundation to perform a clean-up along Levick Street, and the Tree Authority tended to and planted trees. “The volunteers that are here today, originally participated in planting these trees. We are glad that we were able to come back this year to be able to maintain them and make them look more beautiful for the community,” said Jennysabid Ferrerira, International WeLoveU Foundation volunteer. “One of the best parts of this grant is actually the maintenance. Planting trees is the start but now we can keep them going and get them established and doing well for the community,” said Hasan Malik, owner of the Tree Authority. ATTENTION EDITORS: A recording of the event is available for download here . Read more


Solomon Secures Funding for Tree Planting and Maintenance

(Nov 04, 2022)

Surrounded by volunteers from WeLoveU foundation and Tree Authority, Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon proudly presented a check for $25,000. The state funding he secured will be used to plant new trees and maintain existing ones in NE PHiladelphia. Solomon says projects like this bring neighbors together and foster cleaner, safer, more beautiful communities. Read more


October 2022

(Nov 02, 2022)

OCTOBER 2022 District Office Lease $1600.00 Office Supplies $75.49 Postage/Mail $52.40 District Office utilities $184.37 Cleaning Services $779.40 Community Event Food $66.30 Hotel/Lodging $234.00 Meals $36.47 ______________________________ TOTAL $3028.43 Read more


Solomon presents check to OCCCDA

(Oct 28, 2022)

State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., presented $100,000 in state funding to the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association. This funding will support OCCCDA’s workforce development program with the Northeast Learning Center. “OCCCDA does so many great things – not just in the Oxford Circle community but for the whole Northeast,” Solomon said. “This is a huge investment in our community, and I know that the services offered here will help so many people make the northeast a great place to live, work and play.” “The Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association is grateful to Representative Jared Solomon for his continued support,” said Shante Antrom, executive director of OCCCDA. “With the $100,000 grant funds, we will partner with the Toben Center to create a needs assessment and enhance the current intake process. Additionally, OCCCDA is looking forward to merging our ESL/ELL and workforce development programs and hosting classes and events at the Toben center, further enhancing the visibility of educational and career-based resources within the Oxford Circle community.” “ Mr. Brown and I started the Northeast Learning Center together to make sure that people get the opportunity to move ahead in life,” said Bonnie Kaye, co-owner and education director of the Northeast Learning Center. “We have ranked number one in the Read more


Solomon Secures Funds, Builds a Brighter Future

(Oct 27, 2022)

Surrounded by students, teachers and community leaders, Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon presented a $100,000 check to Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association. These state funds will be used by OCCCDA and the Toben Center to expand their workforce development programs in Northeast Philadelphia. Read more


September 2022

(Oct 11, 2022)

District Office Lease $1600.00 Office Supplies $126.18 Postage/Mail $11.85 District Office utilities $201.64 ______________________________ TOTAL $1939.67 Read more


Solomon's Affordable Housing Legislation Signed Into Law

(Sep 20, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon joined Governor Tom Wolf in signing his affordable housing legislation into law, a measure which would incentivize builders to develop affordable housing through a variety of tax abatements. Solomon says this bill will lead to more jobs in Philadelphia and increased access to quality housing. Read more


August 2022

(Sep 15, 2022)

AUGUST 2022 District Office Lease $1600.00 Office Supplies $332.69 Postage/Bulk mail $1797.90 District Office utilities $175.67 ______________________________ TOTAL $3906.26 Read more


Solomon: Open Primaries for Independent Voters

(Sep 14, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon wants to allow the 1.2 million Pennsylvanians registered as Independent to vote in primary elections. He says that by opening primaries, barriers are removed, more voters are engaged, and it ensures that no party has a monopoly on the primary election process. He believes that everyone has a right to participate fully in elections without exception. Read more


Solomon hosted check presentation to Max Myers Playground

(Sep 12, 2022)

State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., recently presented $100,000 in state grant funding to Max Myers Recreation Center to rebuild their soccer field. “Extracurricular activities are pivotal for children to learn social skills and other talents,” Solomon said. “I am always happy to bring resources back to the Northeast to provide safe spaces for our children to develop, grow and play. It is the work we do together for this city that achieves results.” There were several soccer players from Spruance school who were present for the Sept. 8 check presentation. Also in attendance were Beth Perkowski, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation manager at Max Myers and Jeffrey Sperry, supervisor at Max Myers. Also in attendance was Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, Kathy Ott Lovell. “This is a huge opportunity for love.fútbol. We have soccer fields across the world, but we’re so proud to have this soccer field coming to Philadelphia, coming to this community,” said Joe Hewitt, CEO of the Sports Creative, representing love.fútbol. FC Max Myers is a free soccer and personal development program for children and youth in Oxford Circle, Philadelphia. It takes place at the Max Myers Playground. The program is facilitated by The Sports Creative on behalf of Cityzens Giving (Manchester City), love.futbol , and in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Read more


Solomon Brings State Funding to Help Children’s Programs

(Sep 08, 2022)

As a firm believer that working together is the best way to improve communities, Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon proudly partnered with the City of Philadelphia and love.futbol to announce $100,000 in state funding to rebuild a soccer pitch at Max Myers Rec. Center in Northeast Philadelphia. Solomon worked with the Pa. Dept. of Community and Economic Development to secure the funding. Children and organizers from the love.futbol program were on hand to help celebrate the announcement. Read more


GRANT MEMO: Youth Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, and Watershed Cooperative Funding Opportunities

(Aug 30, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : An individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation, cooperatives or any other legal entity. Use : To support projects that grow agricultural infrastructure in urban food deserts to improve access to fresh, local food and provide opportunities for hands-on learning, community-building, and for people to become social entrepreneurs. Community gardens are eligible projects. Funds : $2,500 micro grants or up to $50,000 for collaboration grants. Application Deadline : September 16, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Funding/Farmbill/Pages/Urban-Ag-Grant.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Very Small Meat and Poultry Processor Reimbursement Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : An individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation or any other legal entity. Use : To support the development and expansion of current or future very small meat and poultry processing operations. Funds : Grants are limited to no more than $100,000 per applicant. Application Deadline : September 26, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Funding/Farmbill/Pages/Very-Small-Meat-Processor-Grant.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Agriculture and Youth Grant Program Read more


Solomon celebrates construction of new park at vacant lot

(Aug 25, 2022)

State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., today cut the ribbon for the celebration of the new WeLoveU Park on the corner of Loretto and Cranford Avenues in Northeast Philadelphia.   Read more


July 2022

(Aug 22, 2022)

JULY 2022 District Office Lease $1600.00 Office Supplies $180.49 Postage/Bulk mail $130.02 District Office utilities $143.00 District Office cleaning $240.00 ______________________________ TOTAL $2293.51 Read more


Solomon introduces legislation for veterans and individuals with disabilities

(Aug 09, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 9 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., will introduce legislation that would alleviate parking issues for veterans and people with disabilities. “This commonsense proposal will ensure that individuals and veterans with disabilities have guaranteed parking that is close to their house, which improves their quality of life – especially in cities where parking is difficult. You serve our country with honor, and you are living with a disability; let’s make sure we provide a dedicated parking spot for you – and only you – outside your home.” Solomon said. Currently, state law does not require municipalities to reserve parking spots near their home for people with placards and registration plates that designate a disability. Solomon’s legislation would require municipalities to do so upon request from a person with a disability. Read more


Solomon: Investing in After-School Programs is Good for Pa.

(Jul 29, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon hit the tennis courts at Max Myers Rec Center to present a check to Legacy Youth Tennis and Education. Solomon says that investing in kids and programs which help them grow is vital to the future of Pennsylvania. Thanks to the support of many in the community and the funding presented today, Legacy will help hundreds of kids in Philly to learn tennis and develop the skill they’ll need to become the leaders of the future. Read more


State programs now open for applications

(Jul 25, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Office of the Budget: Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) (Funding Source: General Obligation Debt) Who May Apply : Entities that have a project itemized in a Capital Budget Itemization Act from the past 10 years. List of eligible projects can be found here: Itemized Project Eligible for Funding . Use : The acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects that 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. Funds : Projects must have a $1 million minimum project cost and a 50% match (state funds cannot be used as match). Application Deadline : August 19, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.budget.pa.gov/Programs/RACP/Pages/Main%20Page.aspx . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: DDAP Pregnancy Support Services Grant: July 29, 2022 (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Any entity that is able to serve pregnant or postpartum women in recovery from SUD. - To provide support services to pregnant women and postpartum women in recovery from Substance Use Disorder Read more


June 2022

(Jul 12, 2022)

JUNE 2022 District Office Lease $1600.00 Office Supplies $181.09 Postage/Bulk mail $120.93 Lodging $117.00 District Office utilities $92.80 Community Events $2185.25 ______________________________ TOTAL $4297.07 Read more


Solomon passes affordable housing legislation

(Jul 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, July 8 -- This week, the House passed H.B. 581 allowing local taxing authorities to expand access to affordable housing in an unprecedented way, according to state Rep. Jared Solomon, the bill’s sponsor. It was already approved by the Senate on a 50-0 vote. It now goes to the governor for his signature. “For every 100 people who need affordable housing in Pennsylvania, only 42 people will get it,” said Solomon, D-Phila. “In extreme cases, in counties like York and Monroe, only 28 people out of 100 will get the affordable housing they need. In Lancaster, only 19 people. “This is unacceptable. I’m thrilled to have sponsored and passed the affordable housing bill this week. This is a step in the right direction to ensuring every resident of Pennsylvania can have the housing they need to raise their families and comfortably live and work in every one of our 67 counties.” Solomon said the bill benefits residents across the commonwealth because developers will be incentivized to build affordable housing across the state. He said everyone deserves a home they are proud of, and the affordable housing bill creates more access to that. The bill gives local authorities a menu of options to pass tax abatements or exemptions for the creation or improvements of affordable housing, be they for homeownership or rentals. Use of these abatements is entirely up to local policymakers, and in some cases, offers various Read more


Solomon’s PICA renewal legislation passes Senate

(Jul 01, 2022)

HARRISBURG, July 1 -- State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., said today he worked closely with state Rep. Martina White, R-Phila., and House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton to pass bipartisan legislation to renew the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Act for Philadelphia. The bill passed the Senate on Thursday and is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for his signature. Solomon said PICA has been effective in stabilizing the economic health of Philadelphia that led to balanced budgets for 25 years. It borrows funds on the city’s behalf and in exchange, oversees Philadelphia’s finances. “Economic conditions in Philadelphia affect the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Solomon said. “We must renew PICA in order to keep Philadelphia fiscally sound and, as a result, the entire commonwealth will benefit. Today, we all worked together to ensure not only the financial health of Philadelphia but, through transparency, establish trust in the city’s financial decisions from taxpayers and legislators alike.” “This is important legislation that will help the city as it continues to face financial uncertainty with its budget projects and limited choices,” White said. “Philadelphia is an economic engine for our commonwealth, and by renewing the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, we can ensure that the city continues on the path of economic viability benefitting our residents Read more