Pisciottano: $290,000 awarded to support local law enforcement

(Dec 15, 2022)

BALDWIN, Dec. 15 – Law enforcement agencies in West Mifflin and Baldwin have been awarded $290,000 through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today. “Our communities are safer when local law enforcement has the right tools and proper training," said Pisciottano. “I’ll continue advocating for grants every chance I get to support emergency services across our region.” Funds were awarded as follows: $200,000 to Baldwin Borough to fund drug recognition training and costs associated with attending the 2022 and 2023 PA DUI Conferences. $90,240 to West Mifflin Borough to purchase dash-mounted cameras for police cars. More information on PCCD grants can be found here . Read more

 

Rep. Pisciottano announces $4 million for Steel Center technical school

(Dec 14, 2022)

JEFFERSON HILLS, Dec. 14 – In a huge boost to area workforce development efforts, the Steel Center for Career and Technical Education will receive a $4 million state grant to fund infrastructure upgrades at the facility, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today alongside a bipartisan group of local and state officials at a press conference held at the school. “This investment serves as a major catalyst for local job opportunities, as well as our regional economy overall,” said Pisciottano. “Providing public schools with proper resources is essential in preparing our next generation of workers. My sincerest thanks to everyone who came together and helped secure this grant for the Steel Center.” Pisciottano specified that the Steel Center, which provides career and technical education to residents of 11 school districts in southern Allegheny County, plans to use the funds for the following: Complete replacement of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical infrastructure. Update ADA code compliances throughout the building. Renovate and expand the diesel technology mechanic training program lab. Improve various training and student services programs. Prepare spaces for future training programs not yet determined. The funding is provided by the Read more

 

Pisciottano leads on labor, energy and workforce development

(Dec 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 8 – As an unwavering advocate for workers and a fairer economy throughout his first term, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, has been appointed chair of the newly formed House Democratic Policy Subcommittee on Labor, Energy and Development. “Pennsylvania is known for its well-trained labor force,” said Pisciottano. “This subcommittee is focused on policy solutions that protect workers and develop the workforce while expanding opportunities for responsible energy growth and economic development throughout the Commonwealth.” Pisciottano thanked state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, who chairs the House Democratic Policy Committee, for selecting him to lead and said he is eager to continue building upon Pennsylvania’s reputation as a national leader in labor and energy. Bizzarro described Pisciottano as the “perfect choice” to head the new subcommittee, noting his steadfast support for labor and his continuing efforts to hold corporations accountable in the state. In recent weeks, Pisciottano was unanimously elected by his colleagues to chair the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation, replacing Lt. Gov.-elect Austin Davis. Pisciottano will be sworn in for his second term in the state House on Jan. 3. Read more

 

Bizzarro welcomes new leaders to House Democratic Policy team

(Dec 08, 2022)

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee, announced new vice chairs, as well as two new subcommittee chairs. Read more

 

State programs now open for applications

(Dec 05, 2022)

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency/Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training Innovative Solicitation (Funding Source: Justice Reinvestment Fund) Who May Apply : Existing PACTT Affiliates. Use : To improve services for delinquent youth receiving academic and career/technical training services. Funds : Awards up to $75,000 for 24-month projects. Application Deadline : December 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Pumpout Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Local governmental entities and private businesses that own and operate boating facilities. Use : To fund the construction, renovation, and maintenance of pumpout and dump stations to service pleasure boats. Funds : Reimburse up to 75% of the installation cost of pumpout and dump stations. Application Deadline : December 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/Grants/Pages/PumpoutGrantProgram.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022-23 School Safety and Security Training and Technical Assistance Program (Funding Source: FY 2022 School Safety and Security Grant Program Fund) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education (not-for profit), and for-profit organizations. Use : To Read more

 

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)

Fighting for environmental justice, discussing stormwater management and more inside. Read more

 

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

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application

(Sep 28, 2022)

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Regional Policing Assistance Program Who May Apply: Applicants for the Regional Policing Assistance Program may be any municipality – a city, borough, township, home-rule municipality, or county. Applicants may also be a public or quasi-public body, or its representative, duly authorized to act on behalf of one or more municipalities. All applications must be accompanied by fully executed Articles of Agreement or an Intergovernmental Agreement that establishes a Regional Police Department. Use: Funding will support efforts in establishing or expanding regional police departments that would improve the following: uniformity and consistency of enforcement across municipalities; recruitment; distribution and deployment of police personnel; training and personnel efficiency; career enhancement opportunities; enhanced professionalism; and reduction of costs. Funds: A total of approximately $1,000,000 in federal funds is being announced to support this initiative. Applicants may apply for up to $150,000 for the formation of a new regional police department or up to $50,000 for the expansion of an existing regional police department by adding a chartered municipality(ies). Application Deadline: September 6, 2023 More information: PCCD Website Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Legal 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

 

Pisciottano: $290,000 awarded to support local law enforcement
Dec 15, 2022

Rep. Pisciottano announces $4 million for Steel Center technical school
Dec 14, 2022

Pisciottano leads on labor, energy and workforce development
Dec 08, 2022

Bizzarro welcomes new leaders to House Democratic Policy team
Dec 08, 2022

State programs now open for applications
Dec 05, 2022

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

State Grant Programs Open For Application
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