Now open for applications: Alternative fuels vehicle and infrastructure funding opportunities

(Jul 22, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection : Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : School districts, municipal authorities, municipalities, nonprofits, private businesses. Use : Purchase or retrofit vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, purchase and install refueling equipment, and research or develop new technologies. Funds: Infrastructure and innovative technology project g rants up to $600,000. Vehicle grants up to $100,000 per vehicle, depending upon class of vehicle. Application Deadline : August 27; a second application round will close December 17 More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Alternative-Fuels-Incentive-Grant/Pages/default.aspx . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: DEP Driving PA Forward Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program: Until Funds Expended ( Funding Source: State Mitigation Trust - Volkswagen Emissions Settlement) Business, charitable organizations, incorporated nonprofits, local government entities, school districts, and other entities. - Rebates for Level 2 EV charging equipment for public use at government owned property, public use at non-government owned property, non-public use at work places, non-public use at multi-unit dwellings. DHS Children’s Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update: UC work search requirements reminder, Port Vue district office hours, visits around the district and more!

(Jul 16, 2021)

I also had the opportunity to visit the training facilities of Operating Engineers Local 66, Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union #12, and IBEW Local #5 this week. We have so many unions in our region that provide skilled labor to the private and public sectors while offering excellent training programs to the next generation of apprentices. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Highlighting great parks, honoring a special educator, grant resources and more!

(Jul 09, 2021)

Our region has so much to offer residents and visitors, and my latest video with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald highlights our great parks – and what better time to enjoy them than this summer! Read more

 

A list of grant opportunities available right now

(Jun 30, 2021)

From support for local businesses to job training, there are a number of grant funding opportunities in Pennsylvania. Here's a look at what's available right now: STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Driving PA Forward Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program (Funding Source: State Mitigation Trust - Volkswagen Emissions Settlement) Who May Apply : Business, charitable organizations, incorporated nonprofits, local government entities, school districts, and other entities. Use : Rebates for Level 2 EV charging equipment for public use at government owned property, public use at non-government owned property, non-public use at work places, non-public use at multi-unit dwellings. Funds : Maximum rebates of $4,000 per plug for full public access and networked charging projects, $3,500 per plug for multi-unit dwelling projects and $3,000 per plug for all other eligible projects, including workplace charging. Application Deadline : First come, first-served. More Information : Click on https://gis.dep.pa.gov/drivingpaforward/ . Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Children’s Trust Fund (Funding Source: Children’s Trust Fund) Who May Apply : Any organization operating in Pennsylvania that provides direct services and meets the criteria in this Request for Applications (“RFA”) is eligible to apply. Use : To support community-based child abuse and neglect Read more

 

Pisciottano announces $224K in grants awarded to area volunteer fire, EMS companies

(Jun 29, 2021)

DRAVOSBURG, June 29 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano announced a total of $224,010 in grants have been awarded to local volunteer fire and emergency medical services companies. Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, said the annual Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, which is overseen by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner, provides funding for volunteer and career fire companies, emergency medical services and rescue squads. “Our first responders have continued, time and time again, to answer the call, even during the pandemic,” said Pisciottano. “Many of them struggled to keep their doors open during that time and were unable to conduct fundraising activities. These funds will be instrumental in helping our volunteer fire and EMS companies to continue to serve our communities.” The grants awarded are as follows: Baldwin Emergency Medical Services (EMS): $11,520. Baldwin Independent Fire Co.: $14,193. Broughton Volunteer Fire Department : $15,000. Citizens Hose Co. #1 : $15,000. Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Co. #1 : $13,837. Duquesne Annex Volunteer Fire Co. : $12,233. Homeville Volunteer Fire Department #1 : $12,946. Library Volunteer Fire Co. : $13,302. McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service (EMS) : $8,933 Option Independent Fire Co. : $13,124. Pleasant Hills Volunteer Fire Co. : $14,015. Skyview Volunteer Fire Co. West Mifflin #4 : $13,124. South Baldwin Volunteer Read more

 

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities

(Jun 24, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care grant program (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund ) Who May Apply : H istorical societies, libraries, museums, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, local governments, school districts. Use : Surveying, inventorying, preserving, arranging and describing historical records relevant to Pennsylvania. Funding may also be requested for reformatting or the purchase of supplies and equipment. Funds : Collaborative grants up to $15,000. Single entity grants up to $5,000. No match required. Application Deadline : August 2 More Information : Click on https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/Records-Care-Grants.aspx . FEDERAL PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): FY 2021 Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program ( Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : States, cities, counties, Native American Tribes or other units of local government. Use : To identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible housing. Funds : Grants of $1 million to $5 million per awardee. A total of $356,841,000 is available nationwide. HUD expects to make 80 awards. Application Deadline : July 12 Read more

 

Pisciottano announces passage of bill in honor of Scott Hirsh

(Jun 23, 2021)

HARRISBURG, June 23 – A measure to rename the Camp Horne Road Interchange in honor of Scott Hirsh, who was killed by a distracted driver in 2017, passed unanimously in the PA House today, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano announced. Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, said the initial efforts in crafting H.B. 636 began under the work of his predecessor, state Rep. Bill Kortz. Earlier this year, Act 105 went into effect, which requires drivers to take proactive steps when approaching or passing a disabled vehicle. In addition, it also established a new point system for a “Move Over” violation and doubled the fines for a summary offense. “It was an honor to introduce this legislation to rename the interchange on behalf of Scott and his family,” Pisciottano said. “It will serve as a reminder to drivers to please move over and slow down when approaching a disabled vehicle, and lead to more saved lives.” The bill now heads to the Senate for further consideration. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - West Mifflin flooding issue updates, Kennywood, hunting license info and more!

(Jun 21, 2021)

I wanted to provide an update on the dangerous flooding issue we've repeatedly seen on Lebanon Church Road and Clairton Road in West Mifflin. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update: Supporting our veterans, Children’s Museum reopening and more!

(Jun 14, 2021)

I was honored to join a bipartisan group to discuss 12 bills benefitting Pennsylvanian veterans that are scheduled for a vote this month. State Rep. Jim Gregory and I have been working hard on H.B. 1220, which would increase the stipends paid to disabled veterans. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update: District happenings, UC system updates and more!

(Jun 07, 2021)

It’s certainly been a busy few weeks across the district – one of the highlights of my job is visiting communities and learning more about how their work positively impacts our residents. Read more

 

Kinkead: Allegheny County DA Zappala’s actions are reprehensible and must be immediately addressed

(Jun 04, 2021)

PITTSBURGH, June 4 – State Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, issued the following statement regarding Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s public comments against Milton Raiford, a Black attorney who spoke out against racism in the criminal justice system. “It is undisputed that our criminal justice system has real, systemic and systematic issues of racism and Allegheny County is far from immune. DA Stephen Zappala’s decision not to address these issues but instead to instruct his staff not to offer plea deals to attorney Milton Raiford’s clients after he voiced concerns about these issues betrays public trust in their ability to receive equal justice in Allegheny County, not to mention violating attorney Raiford’s free speech rights. “To potentially punish clients because of the statements their attorney made is beyond reprehensible and must be addressed immediately. This latest action raises additional concerns as to how the district attorney’s office has conducted its business, notably in how it has treated clients of other attorneys, including those with whom DA Zappala may have disagreed, now or in the past. “Several of my colleagues in the state House and Senate today have joined me in signing a letter , urging DA Zappala to take immediate actions that would work to restore public confidence in the district attorney’s office, including rescinding the action taken against attorney Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - UC updates needed, steel’s future, grant awards and more!

(May 28, 2021)

There’s been a great deal of discussion since U.S. Steel’s announcement cancelling an update to its Mon Valley Works facility. I truly believe there is a way forward for steel production. Read more

 

Pisciottano announces $95K in state funding for blight reclamation

(May 25, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 25 – The Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded $95,000 in grants for three projects to clean up and reclaim blighted areas, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today. CFA grants were awarded for the following projects: $45,000 to the Borough of Liberty to demolish a former school in danger of collapsing. $30,000 to the Steel Rivers Council of Governments to demolish 12 properties in the Borough of Glassport – funding to be used for demolition, environmental clean-up and engineering costs. $20,000 awarded to the Borough of Dravosburg to demolish two residential properties presenting a danger to the community. “Ensuring our communities remain safe places to live and work is paramount, and these investments will allow these properties to be safely rehabilitated, providing for additional growth and recreational opportunities.” The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses succeed, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. More information can be found at the following link: https://dced.pa.gov/programs-funding/commonwealth-financing-authority-cfa/ . Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Honoring a hero, upcoming grant opportunities and more!

(May 24, 2021)

Earlier this week, I was honored to present a special House citation to Officer Kristin Mitrisin of the Pleasant Hills Police Department for a recent act of heroism. Read more

 

Grant opportunities: Historical & Archival Records Care program open for applications

(May 20, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care grant program (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund ) Who May Apply : H istorical societies, libraries, museums, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, local governments, school districts. Use : Surveying, inventorying, preserving, arranging and describing historical records relevant to Pennsylvania. Funding may also be requested for reformatting or the purchase of supplies and equipment. Funds : Collaborative grants up to $15,000 for a two-year project. Single entity grants up to $5,000 for a two-year project. No match required. Application Deadline : August 1 More Information : Click on https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/Records-Care-Grants.aspx . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: PCCD Communities That Care: May 24 (Funding Source: General Fund ) Nonprofit organizations and units of local government. - Planning grants to help communities apply the Communities That Care (CTC) model. DCED Neighborhood Assistance Program: May 28 (Funding Source: General Fund) 501c3 nonprofits . – Tax credit program to encourage businesses to invest in projects by eligible nonprofits to serve low-income Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Upcoming UC changes, supporting our healthcare workers, satellite office reopening and more!

(May 17, 2021)

I joined nurses, hospital workers, and SEIU Healthcare in support of safe staffing legislation. Back in March, I was joined by my colleagues urging movement on H.B. 106, known as the Patient Safety Act. Nurses and hospital staff have worked on the front lines for all of us for months, and it’s time we repay the favor to ensure they have safe working conditions! Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update: Protecting your health info, voting reminders and more!

(May 07, 2021)

A recent data breach prompted me to partner with fellow state Rep. Natalie Mihalek on legislation requiring vaccine providers to take steps to protect PA’s personal health information after registering to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Our bipartisan efforts were included in an amendment to H.B. 1264 – which passed unanimously. Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update: Move Over Law, PA Rescue Plan, redistricting and more!

(May 03, 2021)

It’s vital we reform the reapportionment and redistricting efforts for state legislative and congressional districts here in our state. That’s why I’ve signed on in support of H.B. 22, also known as the Legislative and Congressional Redistricting Act. It would introduce enhanced transparency into the processes, allow more input from residents and create a user-friendly website with data, proposed maps, public comments and related information. Read more

 

Pisciottano: Disappointed in U.S. Steel decision, urges reconsideration

(Apr 30, 2021)

DRAVOSBURG, April 30 – Today state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, issued the following statement regarding U.S. Steel Corp. announcing its cancellation of a $1.5 billion update to its Mon Valley Works facility. “I am very disappointed to hear of U.S. Steel’s decision to set aside its planned investment in our region, which would have modernized the plants and continued to provide good union jobs for years to come. I urge U.S. Steel to reconsider its decision and work with the communities, elected officials, and residents in the Mon Valley to chart a path forward. “One of my primary goals is to create economic conditions that are conducive to attracting and maintaining a strong business community in this region of Allegheny County. I will continue to work with local and state officials to keep family-sustaining jobs in our community, as I believe we can still come to a workable solution to benefit all parties.” Read more

 

Pisciottano, Mihalek: Bill would protect Pennsylvanians’ personal health information

(Apr 30, 2021)

DRAVOSBURG, April 30 – State Reps. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, and Natalie Mihalek, R-Allegheny/Washington, plan to introduce legislation soon to require COVID-19 vaccine providers to take specific steps to protect the privacy of residents who have registered to receive a vaccine. Pisciottano said in light of a recent data breach this week, where health and other personal information of more than 70,000 Pennsylvanians collected during contact tracing was compromised, it’s even more important that protections are immediately put in place. “In the rush for many residents to get vaccines, many registered with several providers, providing their personal information in order to secure an appointment,” said Pisciottano. “While only one provider ends up vaccinating them, the other providers still have access to their information, which includes their name and address, but could also include their medical history, Social Security number and insurance information. Our legislation would require vaccine providers to delete this information from those who may have registered but did not receive a vaccine within six months of registering.” “Medical history is the most private information a Pennsylvanian has, and it deserves to be treated sensitively,” said Mihalek. “In light of recent news that 70,000 residents’ medical information had been compromised due to contract tracing, I feel this legislation is more important Read more

 

Now open for applications: Alternative fuels vehicle and infrastructure funding opportunities
Jul 22, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update: UC work search requirements reminder, Port Vue district office hours, visits around the district and more!
Jul 16, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Highlighting great parks, honoring a special educator, grant resources and more!
Jul 09, 2021

A list of grant opportunities available right now
Jun 30, 2021

Pisciottano announces $224K in grants awarded to area volunteer fire, EMS companies
Jun 29, 2021

Now open for applications: Historical Records Care and Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Opportunities
Jun 24, 2021

Pisciottano announces passage of bill in honor of Scott Hirsh
Jun 23, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - West Mifflin flooding issue updates, Kennywood, hunting license info and more!
Jun 21, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update: Supporting our veterans, Children’s Museum reopening and more!
Jun 14, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update: District happenings, UC system updates and more!
Jun 07, 2021

Kinkead: Allegheny County DA Zappala’s actions are reprehensible and must be immediately addressed
Jun 04, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - UC updates needed, steel’s future, grant awards and more!
May 28, 2021

Pisciottano announces $95K in state funding for blight reclamation
May 25, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Honoring a hero, upcoming grant opportunities and more!
May 24, 2021

Grant opportunities: Historical & Archival Records Care program open for applications
May 20, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update - Upcoming UC changes, supporting our healthcare workers, satellite office reopening and more!
May 17, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update: Protecting your health info, voting reminders and more!
May 07, 2021

Rep. Pisciottano’s Weekly Email Update: Move Over Law, PA Rescue Plan, redistricting and more!
May 03, 2021

Pisciottano: Disappointed in U.S. Steel decision, urges reconsideration
Apr 30, 2021

Pisciottano, Mihalek: Bill would protect Pennsylvanians’ personal health information
Apr 30, 2021