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 hosts hearing on development of Hydrogen Hub

(Aug 10, 2022)

“I wanted to hear from numerous experts on what the development of the hydrogen hub would mean for western Pennsylvania,” state Rep. Nick Pisciottano said. “Our state has long been a leader in energy production and industry, and I wanted to gather leaders with concerns and vested interests in this project under one roof to hear about what this could mean for PA’s economy, businesses and environment.” Read more

 

County Election, Rail Freight, and Environmental Education Funding Opportunity For Your District

(Aug 08, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development: Election Integrity Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania counties. Use : To support the work of county governments and their election offices. Funds : Funding is allocated proportionally based upon the number of registered voters within the county in the previous primary election. Application Deadline : August 15, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/Login.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Rail Freight Assistance Program (Funding Source: Multimodal Transportation Fund) Who May Apply : Freight railroads, freight railroad-served shippers, and economic development entities. Use : To support investment in rail freight infrastructure. Funds : The maximum state funding for a RFAP project is 70 percent of the total project costs, not to exceed $700,000. Application Deadline : September 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/Doing-Business/RailFreightAndPorts/Pages/Grants-and-Loans.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Rail Transportation Assistance Program (Funding Source: General Obligation Debt) Who May Apply : Freight railroads, freight railroad-served Read more

 

Housing, Public Health Infrastructure, and Clean Energy Funding Opportunities

(Jul 18, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Pregnancy Support Services Grant (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Any entity that is able to serve pregnant or postpartum women in recovery from SUD. Use : To provide support services to pregnant women and postpartum women in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Funds: Awards up to $600,000. Application Deadline : July 29, 2022. More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Documents/Funding%20documents/GIFA%2022-03%20Pregnancy%20Support%20Service.pdf . Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : School districts, municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in Pennsylvania. Use : To assist in a transition to cleaner fuel transportation. Funds : Up to $300,000 per applicant. Application Deadline : There are two application periods. The program will collect and review all applications submitted by August 26, 2022, and again by December 16, 2022. More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Alternative-Fuels-Incentive-Grant/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Statewide Victim Witness Training Project 2023 Read more

 

Pisciottano introduces two workers’ rights bills

(Jul 15, 2022)

HARRISBURG, July 13 – Rep. Nick Pisciottano has introduced legislation to defend workers and punish corporations that are infringing on workers’ rights to collectively bargain. “Federal and state law protect workers’ rights to join or form a union and collectively bargain, but for too long, businesses in this commonwealth have used unfair labor practices to deny workers their rights at the same time as collecting state subsidies or tax credits,” Pisciottano said. “It is unacceptable for the state to subsidize businesses that break the law.” The first bill would prohibit businesses that operate in Pennsylvania from taking tax deductions for expenses incurred in opposing unionization efforts of their workers. The second bill would amend the tax code to prohibit state agencies from awarding tax credits to businesses that are found guilty of federal or state labor violations in the past 10 years. Pisciottano said these bills would help enforce existing labor laws by preventing businesses from adopting union-busting practices, allowing workers to decide, without undue influence, whether they want to form or join a union. Earlier this month, Pisciottano authored an Op-Ed criticizing industries that use these methods to exploit their customers and workers while simultaneously making as much money as they can in return. Since being elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2020, Pisciottano has become a loud Read more

 

Pisciottano: Budget secures bright future for Pennsylvanians

(Jul 11, 2022)

HARRISBURG, July 11 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, voted in support of Pennsylvania’s new budget, hailing the spending plan as a major victory for education, school safety and infrastructure. “We have crafted a state budget in Harrisburg that will provide historic investments where they’re needed most in Allegheny County and throughout the Commonwealth,” Pisciottano said. “It’s unfortunate we missed the budget deadline, but I’m very pleased to report that we passed a budget that will benefit working families in Pennsylvania.” Pisciottano specified that public schools in Allegheny County will receive an additional $54.7 million in the 2022-23 state budget, with schools in the 38 th Legislative District receiving the following approximate increases over the previous year: Basic Education Funding Special Education Funding West Mifflin: $1.8 million – 21.4% West Mifflin: $278,000 – 11.6% Baldwin-Whitehall: $837,000 – 7.8% Baldwin-Whitehall: $186,000 – 6.3% South Allegheny: $817,000 – 7.9% South Allegheny: $161,000 – 10.7 % Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - End Corporate Inflation, Harrisburg Updates, Homeowner Assistance, and more!

(Jun 24, 2022)

Price gouging is devastating the pocketbooks of Pennsylvanians – my colleagues and I are working hard in Harrisburg to change that. I was extremely proud to co-host a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing and a news conference, both centered around our new bills that would combat rising prices and provide relief for working families in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Pisciottano, Innamorato fight inflation with Open Markets Act

(Jun 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 22 – Today, state Reps. Nick Pisciottano and Sara Innamorato, both D-Allegheny, introduced the Open Markets Act, the latest in a package of new bills from PA House Democrats designed to combat rising prices and bring relief to Pennsylvanians. The Open Markets Act would give the PA attorney general the authority necessary to effectively investigate and prosecute anti-trust violations, resulting in lower prices by reducing the number of price-gouging monopolies and creating a fairer, more competitive marketplace. “CEOs are bragging publicly about how inflation is great for their profit margins at the same time working families are struggling to afford enough food and gas” Pisciottano said. “The rules are currently rigged in favor of large corporations, but they don’t have to be. The Open Markets Act is a crucial first step toward protecting consumers and small businesses in Pennsylvania.” Pisciottano argued that anti-trust laws are extremely weak in Pennsylvania, which allows a few dominant corporations to control the supply and demand of entire industries, fostering an unfair, noncompetitive economic landscape. “The fact that only a few dominant corporations control vital sectors of our economy is one of the major reasons for drastic consumer price increases,” Innamorato said. “In order to break the grip of monopolistic corporations on the American economy and political arena, we must Read more

 

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities

(Jun 20, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Assessing Racial & Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in PA’s Criminal Justice System (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Higher education institutions (public/not-for-profit), nonprofit organizations, and for-profit institutions (i.e., consulting firms). Use : To develop and implement a statewide research initiative to identify current R/ED levels using quantitative methods, understand potential drivers using qualitative methods, and make recommendations to chart a path forward. Funds : Up to $250,000. Application Deadline : July 12, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Victim Advocacy – School District of Philadelphia (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply: Organizations that provide direct services to crime victims and may be operated by a non-profit organization or public (governmental) agency, or a combination of such agencies or organizations. Use : To support students and their families who are victims of violence within the School District of Philadelphia. Funds : Up to $375,000 over three years. PCCD expects to fund one (1) applicant over a three-year project period. Application Deadline : Read more

 

Our plan would end price gouging and protect the people

(Jun 15, 2022)

House Democrats have a plan to protect the people now and build a fairer economy for the future. Read more

 

End Price Gouging and Protect the People

(Jun 14, 2022)

America is supposed to be the land of opportunity, where working hard gets you ahead, but in 2022, price gouging and corporate greed are leaving working families behind and hurting the small local businesses that are the cornerstones of our communities. Read more

 

Pisciottano: We must protect Pennsylvanians from price fixing

(Jun 12, 2022)

During periods of rapid price fluctuations, it’s important that consumers are protected from bad actors who seek to use price volatility as an excuse to raise prices. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Stop Price Fixing, Route 837 Update, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Ending Soon, and more!

(Jun 03, 2022)

Prices are going up, but we need to ensure that profiteers can’t collude to raise prices just to pad their own wallets at the expense of yours. The Stop Price Fixing Act will protect you from companies looking to jack up prices just because they think you’ll pay more. Read more

 

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

Pisciottano hosts hearing on development of Hydrogen Hub
Aug 10, 2022

County Election, Rail Freight, and Environmental Education Funding Opportunity For Your District
Aug 08, 2022

Housing, Public Health Infrastructure, and Clean Energy Funding Opportunities
Jul 18, 2022

Pisciottano introduces two workers’ rights bills
Jul 15, 2022

Pisciottano: Budget secures bright future for Pennsylvanians
Jul 11, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - End Corporate Inflation, Harrisburg Updates, Homeowner Assistance, and more!
Jun 24, 2022

Pisciottano, Innamorato fight inflation with Open Markets Act
Jun 22, 2022

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities
Jun 20, 2022

Our plan would end price gouging and protect the people
Jun 15, 2022

End Price Gouging and Protect the People
Jun 14, 2022

Pisciottano: We must protect Pennsylvanians from price fixing
Jun 12, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano's Weekly Email Update - Stop Price Fixing, Route 837 Update, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Ending Soon, and more!
Jun 03, 2022