Pisciottano celebrates $250,000 for the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

(Nov 21, 2022)

WEST MIFFLIN, Nov. 21 – A state grant for $250,000 has been awarded to the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics , state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today. “Trade schools are fundamental to growing our workforce and economy in Allegheny County,” said Pisciottano. “We’re very lucky to host one of the country’s finest aircraft mechanic schools and I’m grateful to support their programming through this grant.” The school plans to use the grant to fund upgrades to its Composite Materials Facility. Located at 5 Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin, the PIA Pittsburgh Campus boasts more than 100,000 square feet of classrooms, shops, labs and hangar space specifically designed for the most effective hands-on training environment. The funds are sourced from a grant program administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development . Read more

 

Pisciottano: Nearly $240K awarded to Whitehall

(Nov 21, 2022)

WHITEHALL, Nov. 21 – Nearly $240,000 has been awarded to the borough and local fire company through two state grants, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today. “State grants like these are essential in adequately funding the pillars of our community, especially our emergency services,” said Pisciottano. “I’m proud to have brought millions of tax dollars back to our area throughout my first term as a state legislator.” One grant of $140,000 to Whitehall Borough will fund the purchase of a frontend loader and six security cameras for local parks. A second grant of $99,000 to the Whitehall Fire Co. will fund communication equipment upgrades to comply with Allegheny County 911’s switch to a new digital system. The funds are sourced from a grant program administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development . Read more

 

Pisciottano announces $270,000 for local infrastructure

(Nov 16, 2022)

WEST MIFFLIN, Nov. 16 – State grants totaling $270,000 have been awarded to support four local infrastructure upgrades, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today. “I’m overjoyed to see gaming money invested directly back into our community,” said Pisciottano. “This round of gaming grants will improve the quality of life for residents throughout Allegheny County, especially projects involving critical infrastructure upgrades and supporting first responders.” Pisciottano announced local awards for the following projects: $100,000 to the Baldwin Borough Stormwater Authority to support approximately 750 linear feet of stream restoration in Elm Leaf Park, including the regrading of slopes to remove vertical cuts and installation of native plantings to establish a riparian buffer. $70,000 to the Whitehall Fire Co. to remove a non-functioning building exhaust system to make room for a new direct source capture system. The project also involves relocating a cascade air compressor system from Station 2 to Station 1 and moving equipment lockers, also to make way for the new capture system. $50,000 to the West Mifflin Sanitary Sewer Municipal Authority to extend the Mid City Pump Station main by approximately 534 linear feet. The funded project includes all labor, material, plant, utilities and services required for Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano elected chairman of Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation

(Nov 15, 2022)

Pisciottano, a legislator in the final weeks of his first term representing parts of the Mon Valley and the South Hills, will succeed now Lieutenant Governor-elect Austin Davis, who served as ACHDD chair in the 2021-22 legislative session. Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District

(Nov 14, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Pennsylvania Nursing Pathway Apprenticeship Industry Partnership (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania local workforce development boards. Use : To support the convening of Nursing Pathway Apprenticeship Industry Partnerships in lower moderate-income communities and guide the development and registration of healthcare apprenticeship programs, with emphasis on nursing occupations, through group sponsorships. Funds : Up to $260,000. Application Deadline : November 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Documents/Nurse-Pathway-IP/Nursing%20Pathway%20Apprenticeship%20IP%20NGA%20FINAL.pdf . Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Work Force Support Grant (WFSG) 2.0 (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Eligible DHS certified childcare providers. Use : To provide funding to eligible DHS certified childcare providers (providers) for staff retention and staff recruitment purposes. Funds : Variable depending on staff levels. Application Deadline : December 6, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.pakeys.org/workforcesupportgrants2/ . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Read more

 

Pisciottano secures $1 million for Baldwin-Whitehall School District

(Nov 03, 2022)

BALDWIN, Nov. 3 – An adamant supporter of Allegheny County public schools, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano announced today a $1 million state grant to the Baldwin-Whitehall School District. “A strong public education system lies at the foundation of every thriving community,” Pisciottano said. “This grant, on top of the historic increase in education funding in this year’s state budget, will ensure our future leaders get the high-quality education they deserve.” Pisciottano hailed the exemplary performance of Baldwin-Whitehall’s teachers, administrators, staff and board members, crediting them as a key factor in securing the grant. This year’s bipartisan state budget increased funding by approximately $54.7 million for public schools in Allegheny County. The $1 million grant comes from the Ready-to-Learn Block Grant program, which can be used for full-day kindergarten or Pre-K programs; reducing class sizes in kindergarten through third grade; providing tutoring assistance; and increasing career awareness programs, among other things . Read more

 

Pisciottano supports bipartisan bill to help patients & doctors

(Oct 31, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 31 – As a longtime proponent of health care access and affordability, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, voted to support a bipartisan bill that will help families and doctors by expanding health insurance pre-authorization for patients. “This bill is a win for patients and their doctors because it will remove barriers and make sure people can access the essential medical care they need,” Pisciottano said. “This bill was a true bi-partisan effort, one which brought together not just lawmakers, but doctors, hospitals and insurance companies. We need to continue to do all that we can to make health care in Pennsylvania not just accessible, but affordable, as well.” Some of the bill’s highlights include: Allowing doctors to bill insurance companies for “closely related procedures” – meaning if a patient is getting care for an already covered issue and the doctor identifies a condition that could lead to future complications, the doctor can address the condition immediately without having to get a second authorization for a service. Making sure patients get a simple, easy-to-understand explanation when payment for a procedure is denied, including outlining the patient’s rights and options. Giving patients who are denied payment the ability to appeal the denial to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department instead of just the Read more

 

Pisciottano brings home $112K for first responders

(Oct 28, 2022)

GLASSPORT, Oct. 28 – Grants totaling more than $112,000 have been awarded to local law enforcement and fire companies, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today. “Every investment in our local first responders is also a direct investment in the safety and well-being of our community members,” said Pisciottano. “One of my top priorities as a state legislator is supporting emergency service crews and I’ll continue to do so at every chance I get.” The awarded projects include: $62,000 to the Glassport Police Department for a new police SUV and requested gap funding. $45,170 to Citizen’s Hose Co. #1 in Glassport for attack hoses and fittings and breathable dry suits. $5,000 to Vigilant Hose Co. #1 in Port Vue for air monitoring equipment. The funds are sourced from a grant program administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development. Read more

 

Pisciottano: $2 million awarded for Pleasant Hills borough building

(Oct 26, 2022)

PLEASANT HILLS, Oct. 26 – A grant of $2 million has been awarded to Pleasant Hills for construction of a new borough building, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to help bring investments like these back to our community,” Pisciottano said. “This new building will benefit the borough for many years to come, especially local law enforcement.” Pisciottano specified that the funded project will involve the construction of a new municipal building, plus necessary equipment purchases for the facility. The facility will house: Tax offices for the borough. Several community meeting rooms and a large multipurpose room. A state-of-the-art facility for public safety, prisoner processing and holding, work areas, evidence record storage, equipment storage, and support space to be used by the Pleasant Hills Police Department. The grant is sourced from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program , a Commonwealth grant program 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 state-funded and cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities

(Oct 19, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: PA Industry Partnership Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, educational and post-secondary educational organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities. Use : To identify workforce, education & training, and economic development needs, coordinate regional teams to support industry needs, identify public and community resources to address industry identified needs and increase collaboration among businesses within a targeted industry sector. Funds : Up to $250,000 per partnership. Application Deadline : October 28, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program (Funding Source: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations. Use : To support security enhancements designed to protect the safety and security of the users of a facility located in the Commonwealth that is owned or operated by the nonprofit organization. Funds : Awards between $5,000 and $150,000. Application Deadline : October 31, 2022 More Information : Click on Read more

 

Honoring Scott Hirsh, Returning to My Alma Mater, Free Flu Shots, and more!

(Oct 07, 2022)

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Pisciottano honors nurse killed by distracted driver

(Oct 05, 2022)

OHIO TOWNSHIP, Oct. 5 – The interchange located on I-279 at Camp Horne Road has officially been renamed the Scott F. Hirsh Memorial Interchange, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today. “Scott was taken from us far too soon, and it’s disappointing that the individual responsible for his death will never be held accountable,” Pisciottano said at today’s dedication ceremony. “While we can’t bring Scott back, I’m extremely proud that we were able to honor his legacy and make meaningful changes to the law to ensure that distracted drivers in the future are held accountable. Scott's legacy will continue to save lives across the Commonwealth every day, just as he did in life as a registered nurse.” Pisciottano thanked Hirsh’s surviving family for their perseverance in pursuing legislative changes, crediting them as a major factor in the creation of Pennsylvania’s Move Over Law , which went into effect in April of 2021. The ceremony took place at 5000 Perry Highway in Ross Township, near where Hirsh was killed, and now the permanent site of a PennDOT sign bearing the interchange’s new name. Exactly five years ago, on October 5, 2017, Hirsh was traveling northbound on I-279 in Ohio Township when he safely pulled off onto the shoulder, set up road flares and traffic cones, put his blinkers on, and began changing Read more

 

Women's Re-Entry, Fire Company/EMS, and Open Space Funding Opportunities

(Sep 28, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: 2023-24 PennSERVE Grants for Health and Community Service Programs (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Institutions of higher education, Indian tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and states. Use : To allow organizations to recruit and support AmeriCorps members as they serve unmet community needs. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : October 12, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/pennserve/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Youth Justice Advisory Board Council Pilot Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Any agency currently implementing a youth engagement program including (but not limited to): Any private non-profit agency, public agency, or unit of local government. Use : To establish and coordinate county-based Youth Justice Advisory Board Councils (YJAB-Cs) across the Commonwealth with the long-term goal to increase directly impacted youth voice and input in their communities and with the youth-led subcommittee and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee. Funds : Up to $350,000 in total state funding to support between three or four organizations. Application Deadline : October Read more

 

Pisciottano invites district residents to free shredding event this Saturday

(Sep 28, 2022)

WEST MIFFLIN, Sept. 28 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano is hosting a free document shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Oct. 1 at West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3 located at 3722 Rodeo Dr. “This is a free chance to declutter your home while ensuring your personal information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands,” Pisciottano said. “With scams and identity theft on the rise, I’m happy my office can offer this free service to help protect our local residents.” There is a limit of three boxes of documents per vehicle. The event is for individuals only, not businesses. No electronics or trash will be accepted. Pisciottano and his staff will be at the event to share the latest information on state programs and to answer questions on state-related matters. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by calling Pisciottano’s district office at 412-466-1940. Questions about the event may also be directed to his office. Read more

 

Pisciottano applauds nearly $400,000 to eliminate local UC barriers

(Sep 27, 2022)

WEST MIFFLIN, Sept. 27 – The Mon Valley Unemployed Committee will receive $396,080 in grants from the state Department of Labor & Industry to help local workers navigate the state unemployment compensation system, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today. “The unemployment crisis caused by the pandemic revealed some major problems with our unemployment compensation system,” said Pisciottano. “I’m very pleased to see direct action at the community level to help unemployed individuals get the assistance they need in a more timely fashion.” Pisciottano added that the funds driven to the MVUC will expand outreach to those most in need of assistance across the region, especially for those in low-income communities with limited access or familiarity with technology and individuals with disabilities. The funds awarded to the MVUC are part of a $2.5 million UC Navigator Grant announcement awarded to seven organizations across the state last week. Recipient organizations may use the funds for outreach and education (classes, workshops, seminars), educational equipment, staffing, training, and vendor costs (translation services, print/mail). The organizations will also be trained by L&I staff on various aspects of the UC system, including initial applications, weekly certifications, appeals, and identity verification. L&I will Read more

 

Sen. Brewster and Rep. Pisciottano Announce $286,000 in Community Grants for Dravosburg

(Sep 21, 2022)

DRAVOSBURG, Sept. 21 – Today, Senator Jim Brewster and Representative Nick Pisciottano announced two grants for community projects in their legislative district. The Borough of Dravosburg was awarded $120,000 to fund improvements to the U.S. Steel Ball Fields by the Commonwealth Financing Authority . “I’m happy to see state funds coming back from Harrisburg to support deserving community projects,” said Senator Brewster. “Representative Pisciottano and I both recognize the importance of recreational projects like this to maintaining a good quality of living.” The ballfields are frequented by many families in the region for games and other recreation. Funds will be used to support improvements to ensure the fields are in great shape for years to come. “Youth sports play a fundamental role in our community,” said Representative Pisciottano. “I’m grateful for the hard work of Senator Jim Brewster to help secure these funds that will improve the baseball park and make it more accessible for the public.” More information about CFA grants and programs are available online . The Dravosburg Housing Association was also awarded a state grant for $166,000 to maintain the Housing Association complex in the Borough and install handicap ramps for more accessibility. Pisciottano said this is an exciting time for community revitalization efforts in Dravosburg, highlighting the additional state grant of Read more

 

Pisciottano: Funding available for local pre-apprenticeship programs

(Sep 14, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 14 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano is encouraging local pre-apprenticeship programs to apply for state grants of up to $250,000 as part of a $2.5 million Schools-to-Work Program from the state Department of Labor & Industry. “Students pursuing post-secondary education face costs that are exorbitant and frankly unmanageable,” Pisciottano said. “It’s vital that we exhaust all opportunities to ease these burdens and ensure our workforce is equipped with skills that will accelerate Allegheny County’s economy.” Pisciottano highlighted the fact that the Community College of Allegheny County received more than $188,000 through the program earlier this year, enabling an additional 75 area high school students to gain manufacturing industry experience. The current round of Schools-to-Work funding follows two previous rounds of grants in recent months (more information on Round 1 and Round 2 ) totaling about $5.6 million to 24 programs). The $2.5 million of available funding will be awarded in increments up to $250,000 to be used for classroom training, workplace visits, internships, apprenticeships, mentorships, employment opportunities, job shadowing and externships, as well as additional resources. Successful project applications should create career opportunities that lessen the gap between high school and employment or Read more

 

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities

(Sep 13, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Commonwealth Financing Authority: Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund (GEDTF) (Funding Source: Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund) Who May Apply : Allegheny County Municipalities, Authorities (Redevelopment, Municipal or Industrial), Councils of Government, Non-Profit Organizations, Trusts and For Profit Organizations. Use : To support community and economic development projects in Allegheny County. Funds : Awards between $150,000 and $500,000. Application Deadline : September 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.alleghenycounty.us/economic-development/authorities/gedtf-fund.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Traffic Signal Technologies Grant Program (Funding Source: Motor License Fund) Who May Apply : Municipalities. Use : To install and maintain traffic signal technologies. Funds : Varies by award. This is a reimbursement grant with no matching funds required. Application Deadline : September 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/Bureaus/BOMO/Portal/TST_INFO.pdf . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Grant Program (Funding Source: American Rescue Plan Act Funds) Who May Apply Read more

 

Rep. Nick Pisciottano Joins Fight Corporate Monopolies’ Task Force

(Sep 08, 2022)

Washington, D.C. — With growing momentum sweeping across the United States to rein in the power of dominant corporations, Fight Corporate Monopolies today launched a new coalition of state and local leaders leading the charge, which features Pennsylvania Rep. Nick Pisciottano. “The movement to dismantle the power of corporate monopolies is being led at the state level. The task force provides a real time check on the same corporations that are price gouging working people, profiteering while workers suffer, and making backdoor deals on taxpayers’ dime,” said Helen Brosnan, Executive Director of Fight Corporate Monopolies. “Their efforts reflect constituents’ concerns about the control and power corporations have over our economy and democracy. We’re proud to work with a coalition of legislative champions who are taking on bold policy fights to challenge corruption and corporate power at the root. We hope other state and local leaders continue to join their efforts.” “State governments have a long history of challenging corporations in order to protect their states’ workers, local businesses, and communities from the harms of consolidated economic power, and those efforts are continuing todays thanks to these great champions,” said Pat Garofalo, Director of State and Local Policy at Fight Corporate Monopolies. “The members of this task force have proven they’re willing 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

 

Pisciottano celebrates $250,000 for the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
Nov 21, 2022

Pisciottano: Nearly $240K awarded to Whitehall
Nov 21, 2022

Pisciottano announces $270,000 for local infrastructure
Nov 16, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano elected chairman of Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation
Nov 15, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Workforce Support, Historic Preservation, and Criminal Justice Disparity Research Funding Opportunities For Your District
Nov 14, 2022

Pisciottano secures $1 million for Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Nov 03, 2022

Pisciottano supports bipartisan bill to help patients & doctors
Oct 31, 2022

Pisciottano brings home $112K for first responders
Oct 28, 2022

Pisciottano: $2 million awarded for Pleasant Hills borough building
Oct 26, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities
Oct 19, 2022

Honoring Scott Hirsh, Returning to My Alma Mater, Free Flu Shots, and more!
Oct 07, 2022

Pisciottano honors nurse killed by distracted driver
Oct 05, 2022

Women's Re-Entry, Fire Company/EMS, and Open Space Funding Opportunities
Sep 28, 2022

Pisciottano invites district residents to free shredding event this Saturday
Sep 28, 2022

Pisciottano applauds nearly $400,000 to eliminate local UC barriers
Sep 27, 2022

Sen. Brewster and Rep. Pisciottano Announce $286,000 in Community Grants for Dravosburg
Sep 21, 2022

Pisciottano: Funding available for local pre-apprenticeship programs
Sep 14, 2022

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities
Sep 13, 2022

Rep. Nick Pisciottano Joins Fight Corporate Monopolies’ Task Force
Sep 08, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Youth Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, and Watershed Cooperative Funding Opportunities
Aug 30, 2022