Reading tour showcases successful implementation of opportunity zones and regional needs

(May 10, 2021)

READING, May 10 – State Rep. Manuel Guzman, D-Reading, and the Reading Redevelopment Authority showed the House Democratic Policy Committee how an infusion of investment could benefit Reading and how that success could be duplicated in communities across the state. Overcoming post-pandemic concerns for public safety was a point of concern from Reading Economic Development Director Jamal Abodalo. Alvernia University President John Loyack discussed the university’s renovation and small business incubator investments in Reading. “We have the potential to help lift people out of poverty with investments that would revitalize communities, encourage private investment and put people to work, said Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro. “We must capitalize on federal funding to help people across the state recover from the hardships of the pandemic.” “Our PA Rescue Plan would get money to local businesses, working people and schools to help them recover and thrive as we make our way through the COVID-19 pandemic,” Guzman said. “In the absence of any plan on the part of the majority party in Harrisburg to direct federal pandemic relief funds to these areas, I am happy to welcome my colleagues to the heart of Reading’s Keystone Opportunity Zone so that we can show the public how the plan I am working to enact would improve cities like Reading and communities throughout the state.” The PA Rescue Plan proposes a $475 Read more

 

Guzman to host Monday tour highlighting PA Rescue Plan proposed investments for downtowns

(May 06, 2021)

READING, May 6 – The media is invited to join Rep. Manny Guzman and the House Democratic Policy Committee for a tour of how the PA Rescue Plan would deliver for downtowns. The tour will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, May 10 at Reading City Hall, 815 Washington St., near the heart of Reading’s Keystone Opportunity Zone. Immediately following the tour at 2 p.m., the committee will host a media opportunity for press to discuss the PA Rescue Plan with legislators and participants. The PA Rescue Plan aims to ensure federal American Rescue Plan funding is invested for immediate impact and long-term success. Additional information about the plan is available at www.pahouse.com/parescueplan . READING, 6 de mayo – Se invita a los medios de comunicación a unirse al representante Manny Guzmán y al Democratic Policy Committee de la Cámara de Representantes para una gira sobre cómo el Plan de Rescate de Pennsylvania podría funcionar en los centros urbanos. El recorrido comenzará a la 1 p.m. el lunes 10 de mayo en Reading City Hall, 815 Washington St., cerca del corazón de la Zona de Oportunidades de Reading. Inmediatamente después de la gira a las 2 p.m., el comité presentará una oportunidad para que la prensa discuta el Plan de Rescate de la Pennsylvania con legisladores y participantes. El Plan de Rescate de PA tiene como objetivo garantizar que los fondos del Plan de Rescate Read more

 

Shots are available; Governor Wolf visits Reading; Hay vacunas disponibles; El gobernador Wolf visita Reading

(Apr 30, 2021)

Shots are available; Governor Wolf visits Reading; Hay vacunas disponibles; El gobernador Wolf visita Reading Read more

 

Guzman announces $45K investment in Berks County

(Apr 29, 2021)

“I’m thrilled to see the state make this important and valuable investment in the Latino community in Berks County.” Read more

 

Krajewski, Burgos, Rozzi and Guzman introduce legislation to allow minors to obtain a copy of their birth certificate more easily

(Apr 28, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 28 — State Reps. Rick Krajewski, Mark Rozzi, Danilo Burgos and Manuel Guzman have authored legislation that would make it easier for youth to access a copy of their birth certificate, which is especially important for youth experiencing homelessness or other challenges where a copy of their birth certificate is essential to getting a job or accessing programs or services. "We must support young people who deserve to have access to every opportunity they need to thrive,” said Krajewski, D-Phila. “Access to birth certificates helps our youth apply for a job, a passport, bank account, housing opportunities, a driver’s license, or to receive services from the government or community-based organizations. These programs and services are essential for youth becoming successful adults. I am proud to work alongside Representatives Rozzi, Burgos, and Guzman to introduce this bill." “Our legislation would disrupt what would likely become a cycle of poverty,” said Guzman, D-Berks. “The youth who need their birth certificate but don’t have access to a copy of it are often youth who are estranged from their family or lacking in a support system. Poverty is cyclical and those in poverty often face huge challenges to work their way out of poverty. Being able to access services and programs is crucial and having a birth certificate is essential to accessing many support programs.” “Sadly, some Read more

 

Community update: COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Reading Wednesday, April 28

(Apr 23, 2021)

In this week's update, learn about a walk-up vaccination clinic in Reading, the expansion at Mary's Shelter, the opening of a new business and more. Read more

 

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant portal reopens Saturday, April 24th

(Apr 23, 2021)

This is a grant program established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, and is administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Read more

 

Guzman, Berks lawmakers announce Act 13, Multimodal grants

(Apr 21, 2021)

The Buttonwood Gateway West project has long been a goal for city officials and business leaders. More projects like this are needed, where community development projects like this one deliver access to affordable housing, schools, health care and jobs. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Farm Vitality, Communities That Care, substance abuse, and recycling grant programs

(Apr 19, 2021)

Here are the latest state grant programs that recently opened for applications, as well as a federally funded American Rescue Plan grant opportunity available to humanities organizations. Read more

 

Berks County lawmakers announce $100K grant for city of Reading

(Apr 16, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 16 – State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11 th district) and state Reps. Mark Rozzi (D-126 th district) and Manny Guzman (D-127 th district) announced a grant totaling $129,230 has been approved for the city of Reading through the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. The grants project includes: City of Reading: Approved for $129,230 for a project to replace approximately 2,700 feet of dated log and cable guiderail at four separate street sites. “I’m glad to see the city of Reading pursue all avenues possible when it comes to funding important safety updates,” Schwank said. “The new guiderails will protect both motorists and pedestrians.” The approved project was one of 43 announced throughout the state Friday to address improvements in highway, bridge, rail, pedestrian trails and bike trails. “The fact that the state managed to cover about 70 percent of the estimated cost of this project is fantastic,” Rozzi said. “This project will improve the safety in our city, and it eases the financial burden on our city and taxpayers.” PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on criteria such as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency and operational sustainability. “This is a much-needed project to help improve the safety in our city,” Guzman Read more

 

State lawmakers announce $499K grant for Albright College

(Apr 13, 2021)

“I’m excited that Albright College has been named as one of 26 recipients of a PAsmart Advancing Grant, paving the way for Pennsylvania’s students to prepare to successfully enter the workforce and help grow our state’s economy,” state Rep. Manny Guzman said. Read more

 

April 12 update: Grant programs now open for applications

(Apr 12, 2021)

Here are the latest state grant programs that recently opened for applications, as well as a federally funded American Rescue Plan grant opportunity available to humanities organizations. Read more

 

Community Update: I'm supporting an important bill for Reading and PA

(Apr 09, 2021)

In this week's update, learn about legislation I'm supporting and what's happening in our district. Read more

 

Community update: Congratulations Reading High!

(Apr 01, 2021)

In this week's community update, find a link to my latest town hall, news on vaccines and a note about Reading's state championship run. Read more

 

Join Live @7PM WED, MARCH 24: Vaccination Town Hall

(Mar 24, 2021)

Click here to watch. Email your questions ahead of or during the live web event to RepGuzman@pahouse.net. Read more

 

Community update: Join my Virtual Town Hall about COVID-19 vaccines

(Mar 23, 2021)

Expert panelists will join me to talk about facts and answer questions concerning COVID-19 vaccines. Read more

 

Community Updates; Ready to Serve You

(Mar 03, 2021)

Recently, I was honored to be among a group of community leaders and city residents who came together to speak about how our community can respond to youth violence. Read more

 

How the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program works

(Mar 01, 2021)

Beginning today, Monday, March 1, the Governor’s Office of the Budget will open the application window for the 2021 Round 1 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: March 31 Update

(Feb 01, 2021)

The following state grants are open for applications. Updated on Feb. 1. Read more

 

Community update: Legislative update and how to reach my staff, office

(Jan 29, 2021)

Find the ways you can reach my office and staff for help with state-related issues. Also, learn more about the work being done in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Reading tour showcases successful implementation of opportunity zones and regional needs
May 10, 2021

Guzman to host Monday tour highlighting PA Rescue Plan proposed investments for downtowns
May 06, 2021

Shots are available; Governor Wolf visits Reading; Hay vacunas disponibles; El gobernador Wolf visita Reading
Apr 30, 2021

Guzman announces $45K investment in Berks County
Apr 29, 2021

Krajewski, Burgos, Rozzi and Guzman introduce legislation to allow minors to obtain a copy of their birth certificate more easily
Apr 28, 2021

Community update: COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Reading Wednesday, April 28
Apr 23, 2021

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant portal reopens Saturday, April 24th
Apr 23, 2021

Guzman, Berks lawmakers announce Act 13, Multimodal grants
Apr 21, 2021

Now open for applications: Farm Vitality, Communities That Care, substance abuse, and recycling grant programs
Apr 19, 2021

Berks County lawmakers announce $100K grant for city of Reading
Apr 16, 2021

State lawmakers announce $499K grant for Albright College
Apr 13, 2021

April 12 update: Grant programs now open for applications
Apr 12, 2021

Community Update: I'm supporting an important bill for Reading and PA
Apr 09, 2021

Community update: Congratulations Reading High!
Apr 01, 2021

Join Live @7PM WED, MARCH 24: Vaccination Town Hall
Mar 24, 2021

Community update: Join my Virtual Town Hall about COVID-19 vaccines
Mar 23, 2021

Community Updates; Ready to Serve You
Mar 03, 2021

How the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program works
Mar 01, 2021

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: March 31 Update
Feb 01, 2021

Community update: Legislative update and how to reach my staff, office
Jan 29, 2021