HARRISBURG, Dec. 15 – A bipartisan bill co-authored by state Rep. Perry Warren that would extend limited liability protections to land conservation volunteers has been unanimously passed by the House of Representatives. House Bill 1694 would amend the Recreational Use of Land and Water Act to give volunteers providing services to care for, enhance, preserve or maintain recreational spaces the same protections in lawsuits as the owners of that land. “Nonprofit volunteer organizations do great work in helping with the conservation and restoration of our shared green spaces,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “Extending liability protections to these groups would help them focus on the important work they do in keeping Pennsylvania beautiful.” Warren said two state parks in his district – Delaware Canal State Park and Tyler State Park – inspired him to act in protecting the organizations and individuals providing free services to upkeep the land. House Bill 1694 now moves to the state Senate for a vote. Read more
HARRISBURG, Dec. 8 – State Rep. Perry Warren and State Sen. Steve Santarsiero announced that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency awarded grants to Bucks County and the Lower Makefield Township Police Department, totaling more than $300,000. PCCD allocated funds to the following: $150,000 – Bucks County Corrections Sharing Treatment and Recovery Together Program. $150,000 – Bucks County Co-Responder Expansion. $36,000 – Lower Makefield Township Police Department Training. Warren and Santarsiero, both D-Bucks, said the Bucks County START program will be developed using the awarded grant, creating a system of using cognitive behavioral treatment methods to supplement medication assisted treatments for inmates. The program aims to provide a therapeutic environment for treatment as well as give trainings to staff and those participating in the program. Bucks County’s Co-Responder program was awarded funds to add one co-responder position to provide a mental health and substance abuse disorder expert to be headquartered in a police department and respond to individuals experiencing a crisis. “So many people entering the criminal justice system or coming into contact with law enforcement find themselves battling substance abuse or mental health crises,” said Warren. “These Read more
“Reaching young people in a way that resonates with them is vital in helping them realize their potential,” said Warren. “This funding for the Youth Ambassador Program ensures FNO will be able to continue their great work in violence prevention and providing young people with the tools they need to grow and be successful members of their communities.” Read more
STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder Provider Stabilization (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who Can Apply : Substance use disorder treatment providers. Use : Stabilization payments to substance use disorder treatment providers to assist with pandemic-related expenses. Funds : Up to $10 million will be awarded statewide. Application Deadline : December 8 More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/DDAPFunding/Pages/Funding-Opportunities.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Veterans Employment Program (Funding Source s : General Fund & Reemployment Fund) Who Can Apply : Local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, education and post-secondary organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities. There is a special emphasis on the following counties with the highest veteran unemployment rates: Beaver, Delaware, Fayette, Lackawanna, Clearfield, and Lycoming counties. Use : To implement a veterans employment program. Funds : Up to $200,000 each. $800,000 will be awarded statewide. Application Deadline : December 30 More Information : Click on Read more
BUCKS COUNTY, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, and State Sen. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, announced today that Newtown and Yardley boroughs have been awarded $75,000 and $573,689, respectively, for improvement projects. The project in Newtown to stabilize the banks of “Old Skunky”, a Newtown Creek tributary, will include regrading 220 feet of bank and planting native trees, shrubs and grasses. It is projected to take two years to complete. “I served on Newtown Borough Council for seven years. Maintaining water quality, sediment from Old Skunky and MS-4 funding and compliance are and were continual challenges,” said Rep. Warren. “Borough Council leaders pursued, and Newtown Borough was awarded, this Watershed Restoration Grant for Old Skunky Streambank Restoration. The project will enhance water quality, reduce erosion and save Newtown Borough residents money.” “Restoring the banks of Old Skunky is critical to keeping the Newtown Creek vibrant and healthy, which is why I was eager to secure these funds for Newtown Borough,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “The Newtown Creek restoration project, including the use of native plants, will provide environmental benefits to the area around the waterway.” Act 13 of 2012 established the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for watershed Read more
STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder Drop-In Centers (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who Can Apply : Existing drop-in centers in Allegheny, Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. Single County Authorities (SCAs) are not eligible to apply, nor are DDAP-licensed treatment providers. Use : To expand drop-in center services for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) in areas of the commonwealth experiencing high overdose deaths. Funds : Approximately two to three grants up to $650,000 each will be awarded. Application Deadline : December 13 More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/DDAPFunding/Pages/Funding-Opportunities.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training (PACTT) Grants (Funding Source: General Fund) Who Can Apply : Residential facilities, community-based, and/or juvenile probation office providers that are PACTT Affiliates primarily serving adjudicated delinquent youth. Use : To advance academic and career/technical training among adjudicated youth receiving services while in residential facilities, from community-based providers, and through juvenile probation departments. Funds : Up to $75,000. Application Deadline : December 22 More Information Read more
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Perry Warren D-Bucks County www.RepWarren.com State Rep. John Galloway D-Bucks County www.RepGalloway.com Galloway, Warren announce $500,000 in funding for Bucks County community revitalization projects HARRISBURG, Nov. 9 – State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren, both D-Bucks, announced today that more than $500,000 has been awarded to three organizations in the form of tax credits through the Neighborhood Assistance Program for projects in Bucks County neighborhoods. “The funding made available by the Neighborhood Assistance Program will go to helping organizations like the YMCA of Bucks County to continue the great work and outreach they do in our community by helping families in need,” Warren said. “I’m excited also to see funding go toward construction of Parachute Studios, a community remote work space in Morrisville to support a post-pandemic workforce and small businesses in the area.” “The pandemic has punished Bucks County’s economy, particularly its hospitality industry,” Galloway said. “This NAP funding will help the industry get back on its feet by allowing Cuthbertson Holdings LLC expand the indoor and Read more
Pa. state Rep. Perry Warren supports good paying manufacturing jobs in Pa. and wants to expand. To celebrate National Manufacturing Day, he is working on a bill that would make it easier to find and buy products that are Made in Pa. He says that this is one way to support today's workers and ensure there are good paying jobs for children at home in the future. Read more
“Manufacturing is critical to the Pennsylvania economy,” Warren, D-Bucks, said. “Pennsylvanians want to support Pennsylvania companies and their friends, family and neighbors who work for them." Read more
“This measure will help keep schools and daycares open, our children safely in schools and their parents at work,” Warren said. “It is consistent with CDC recommendations that indoor masking protects children, students, teachers and staff – and it provides a pathway to keep everyone safe and healthy.” Read more
“This competitive state funding supports the important work and facilities of these Bucks organizations, who deserve our applause for the work they do every day,” said state Rep. Perry Warren. “Their work reaches throughout the county and contributes to the health, achievement and success of our residents and our communities.” Read more
“During my seven years on Newtown Borough Council, traffic safety and traffic congestion were ongoing topics of conversation and concern,” Warren said. “As state representative, it was a pleasure working with Newtown Borough Council toward securing this Green Light-Go grant. Read more
“I’m proud of the work we accomplished when working remotely, and when we reopened the Yardley district office with social distancing measures in place over a year ago," Warren said. "Now it’s a relief to be able to once again welcome walk-in visitors and resume office hours in Morrisville.” Read more
“The pandemic has transformed everyone’s lives, and educators are no different – working to find ways to adapt while safely teaching and instructing their students in spite of the limitations we faced during the last year,” Warren said. Read more
“It’s a relief to see the state stepping forward to fund valuable programs and services for people in our community to address housing issues for those in need,” Rep. Warren said. Read more
"I joined my colleagues in the House in congratulating Kayli on her numerous accomplishments, since she has been the picture of grace, resolve and achievement -- in the classroom and on the track," Warren said. Read more
During the pandemic, Pennsylvania’s human services have struggled at times to maintain vital face-to-face interactions with families as well as children and youth. Read more
BUCKS COUNTY – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representative Perry Warren (D-31) announced today the award of Multimodal Transportation Fund Grants to Lower Makefield Township, Newtown Township and Yardley Borough. Lower Makefield Township will receive $353,000, Newtown Township will receive $227,000 and Yardley Borough will receive $95,000 in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). “These funding awards are an important opportunity to make improvements to our local transportation infrastructure while providing economic benefits to our communities,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “I enthusiastically supported all of these applications, which will hep residents enjoy the outdoors and drive traffic in our thriving boroughs.” “Bikepath, trail, sidewalk – these CFA grants support local projects that enhance our health, our safety and our quality of life. And, these projects provide recreational opportunities and benefits to residents and businesses in all our communities,” said Rep. Warren. Lower Makefield Township will use the funds for its Woodside Road bike path project, which will run from Makefield Highlands Golf Course to Taylorsville Road, and connect to a new path on Woodside Road. The bike path ultimately provide bicycle and pedestrian access to Scudder Falls Bridge. “This bike path will be a welcome addition to Lower Makefield Read more
BUCKS COUNTY – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representative Perry Warren (D-31) announced today the award of Multimodal Transportation Fund Grants to Yardley Borough and Morrisville Borough. Yardley Borough will receive $312,147 and Morrisville Borough will receive $150,000 in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). “We are fortunate here in Bucks County to have some of the most beautiful and vibrant boroughs in the state,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “These multimodal grant funds will help make improvements to two of those boroughs, helping keep our main streets lively and thriving.” The Yardley Borough project will allow for the construction of approximately 1,200 linear feet of concrete sidewalk along the northern side of North Main Street. The project will also include related stormwater and pedestrian facility improvements. “Yardley Borough is a real gem and a very pedestrian friendly destination. The construction along North Main Street will help provide access to the many restaurants and shops that attract both locals and visitors to our community,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “This state grant toward the construction of sidewalks on North Main Street supports Yardley Borough Council’s commitment to pedestrian and traffic safety and the creation of a safe pedestrian passage to downtown Yardley, its stores, restaurants, Read more
HARRISBURG, March 29 – Responding to the Capitol insurrection in January and the signing of new restrictions on voting rights last week in Georgia, House Democrats are taking action to protect American democracy. Today, a website was launched that summarizes policy proposals to defend democracy as well as links to more information and the ability for people to quickly email their elected officials, noting their support of the bills. The House Democratic Caucus has been working on these proposals since a House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing in January, when members were briefed by legal scholars, hate crimes experts and members of Congress on the language of false conspiracy and election fraud being used to undermine democracy. That same language has shifted from encouraging outright attack to what many perceive as insidiously undermining basic voting rights. “We cannot allow the outrage and disgust of the American people watching an armed invasion of our government to be subverted by a slick rebranding into attacks on our right to fair and free elections” Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. Members of the House Democratic Caucus have introduced dozens of measures to expand voting rights, preserve election security, protect access to mail-in ballots and polling places, and to clarify and consolidate the often-outdated Election Code. Bizzarro said the site – www.pahouse.com/policy/defendingdemocracy -- will serve as a great Read more
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