Salisbury, nonprofit partners launch grant-writing scholarship program

Will help community changemakers in District 34 learn key skills to tap funding

BRADDOCK, Feb. 14 – State Rep. Abigail Salisbury and community nonprofit partners today launched a grant-writing scholarship program to bring key training to residents in lower-income District 34 communities.

Salisbury, who is co-founder and chair of the Pennsylvania Charitable Nonprofit Caucus, said the scholarship will bring needed tools to talented, civic-minded residents.

“Our community is filled with changemakers – people who have the vision and drive to want to bring change, but don’t necessarily have a background in nonprofit grant-writing skills,” Salisbury said. “The scholarship program we are launching today will help connect folks to the skills they need to tap into valuable state grant dollars.

“I encourage all residents who are interested to learn more and find out whether they qualify.”

Salisbury said the program will provide 10 scholarships to District 34 residents living in low-income census tracts. Residents can determine whether their address qualifies by visiting, clicking on the income link at the top of the page and entering their address into the search bar at top left. Addresses located within red-colored zones showing income from $43,000 and below qualify. 

More information about the course is available by visiting:

Residents who wish to apply should contact Krishna Patel at by Friday, March 15. Those with questions may also contact Salisbury’s office at (412) 273-3400.

Salisbury’s office is providing the scholarship in partnership with the Community College of Allegheny County, the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Health and Education Alliance.