Welby announces $45,000 digital literacy grant

(Mar 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, March 22 – A state grant totaling $45,000 has been awarded to Lackawanna County by the state Department of Labor & Industry to help job seekers develop critical tech skills and digital platform training, state Rep. Thom Welby announced today. “Everyone needs to be able to use a computer and understand the latest technology in order to work in today’s industries,” said Welby, D-Lackawanna. “The knowledge gained will not only help people find careers while searching the internet, but they can also take those computer literacy skills and utilize them in the workplace as well.” Welby said the Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board, in collaboration with Marywood University and the PA CareerLink of Lackawanna County will use the Digital Literacy and Workforce Development Grant for a series of courses to train job seekers on searching for jobs online and how to use digital platforms, making them more viable candidates in a highly-competitive job market. Welby said the courses, which will take place August 2022 through July 31, 2023, will include at least 40 people with low levels of digital literacy and has a goal of 32 participants earning digital literacy competency certificates. The funding is part of a package of grants to 21 organizations. Digital literacy grants support the commonwealth’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Combined State Plan and are 100% federally funded. Read more

 

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(Mar 07, 2022)

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(Feb 24, 2022)

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(Feb 07, 2022)

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(Jan 31, 2022)

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(Jan 25, 2022)

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Lawmakers call Scranton School District busing contract a 'slap in the face'

(Jan 13, 2022)

“Every time news breaks about the Scranton School Board, it becomes more and more apparent that the school board, at best, doesn’t have a plan and, at worst, is irresponsible,” states the letter from Sen. Marty Flynn, D-22, and Rep. Thom Welby, D-113. Read more

 

NEPA Lawmakers: Scranton-to-NYC passenger rail service makes perfect sense for our region

(Jan 08, 2022)

The Scranton-to-NYC corridor would include rail stations in Tobyhanna, Mount Pocono and East Stroudsburg, plus several stops in New Jersey. Read more

 

Support for Scranton-to-NYC passenger train project picks up steam

(Jan 04, 2022)

Amtrak’s study of a proposed Scranton-to-New York City passenger train should be done by August, a railroad official said Tuesday. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Veteran and substance abuse funding opportunities

(Dec 21, 2021)

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Now open for applications: Child abuse and neglect prevention funding and business site development opportunities

(Dec 14, 2021)

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Mullins, Welby announce $2.3 million investment for Scranton

(Nov 30, 2021)

SCRANTON, Nov. 30 – State Reps. Kyle Mullins and Thom Welby, both D-Lackawanna, today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded nearly $2.35 million in grant funding to several park rehabilitation projects in the 112th and 113th legislative districts. “Our residents deserve safe, clean and accessible parks and other outdoor recreational opportunities,” Mullins said. “I am grateful for the state’s recognition of the importance of enhancing our wonderful community assets. I will continue to advocate for these investments in our region as they undoubtedly improve the quality of life in our community.” “Making an investment in our parks means making an investment in our community,” Welby said. “I want to thank the DCNR for recognizing the importance of these projects, which will provide family-friendly environments for current and future generations.” The DCNR grants were made available through the Community Conservation Partnership Program. The following parks received funds: Nay Aug Park - $2 million for the construction of pool, spray park, bathhouse and pavilion; installation of filtration and recirculation systems, utilities and fencing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. Weston Park - $198,000 for the renovation of pool building and parking areas; construction of pedestrian walkway, internal loop trail and Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder treatment provider and veteran employment funding opportunities

(Nov 29, 2021)

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Welby announces close to $900,000 in community projects for 113th Legislative District

(Nov 19, 2021)

LACKAWANNA, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Thom Welby, D-Lackawanna, began his term in the state House of Representatives this week by announcing a grant for $891,530 has been awarded in his district by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. “As Lackawanna County continues to grow, streetscape improvements and other necessary upgrades are needed to provide a safe and comprehensive transportation system, including roads and sidewalks for our residents,” Welby said. The following projects in the district received grants awards: $779,483 - The city of Scranton requested funding for streetscape improvements along Main Avenue from Oram Street north to the North Scranton Expressway and other related safety and disability-access sidewalk upgrades. Total project cost is $1.45 million. $71,825 – Flood Mitigation funding requested by the city of Scranton to repair a collapsed gabion backet in the city of Scranton. The failure of a wall is linked to deterioration and a flood event that occurred in 2018. The collapse of the wall is causing major damage to the property located at 1031 S. Webster Ave. The city and residents will benefit from the project. $40,222 – The Garden of Cedar requested Greenways, Trails and Recreation funds for the construction of ADA-compliant walking trails with the Garden of Cedar pocket park located in the city of Scranton. The CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure Read more

 

Welby sworn in to 113th House seat

(Nov 17, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 17 – State Rep. Thom Welby, D-Lackawanna, today took the oath of office in his first term representing the 113th Legislative District. “It is with great honor to serve constituents in the Northeast Region of the General Assembly,” Welby said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for fair education funding and other legislative priorities.” Welby has a long history of volunteer work on many boards and nonprofit organizations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. A long-time Pennsylvanian and public servant, he is a passionate advocate for fair education funding, unions, veterans, seniors, small businesses, voting rights and infrastructure improvements. A graduate of West Scranton High School and Career Academy, a New York City broadcasting school, Welby worked in radio and TV broadcasting for 40 years before serving as chief of staff for former Rep. Marty Flynn for nine years before succeeding him as a state representative. The 113th Legislative District includes part of Lackawanna County consisting of Scranton, South Abington Township and Clarks Green. The district also includes the Scranton School District and Abington School District. Welby is married to his wife Kathy, and has a son Thomas Alden, and daughter Emily, and two grandchildren. Welby’s district office is located at 1149 Northern Blvd. Clarks Summit, PA 18411 and he can be reached by Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance abuse, arts, and career/technical training funding opportunities

(Nov 17, 2021)

Read about the latest grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

Welby announces $45,000 digital literacy grant
Mar 22, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder awareness, fire and emergency medical services, overdose programmatic collaboration funding opportunities
Mar 22, 2022

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities
Mar 07, 2022

Winter 2022 Newsletter
Feb 24, 2022

Now Open for Applications: Workforce Development, Substance Use Prevention, and Volunteer Fire Assistance Funding Opportunities
Feb 22, 2022

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities
Feb 07, 2022

Now open for applications: Violence prevention, economic development, and learning center funding opportunities
Jan 31, 2022

Take my survey
Jan 27, 2022

Now open for applications: Justice assistance, regional policing, and community conservation funding opportunities
Jan 25, 2022

Now open for applications: Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program; preservation planning; and substance abuse education and reduction grant opportunities
Jan 18, 2022

Lawmakers call Scranton School District busing contract a 'slap in the face'
Jan 13, 2022

NEPA Lawmakers: Scranton-to-NYC passenger rail service makes perfect sense for our region
Jan 08, 2022

Support for Scranton-to-NYC passenger train project picks up steam
Jan 04, 2022

Now open for applications: Veteran and substance abuse funding opportunities
Dec 21, 2021

Now open for applications: Child abuse and neglect prevention funding and business site development opportunities
Dec 14, 2021

Mullins, Welby announce $2.3 million investment for Scranton
Nov 30, 2021

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder treatment provider and veteran employment funding opportunities
Nov 29, 2021

Welby announces close to $900,000 in community projects for 113th Legislative District
Nov 19, 2021

Welby sworn in to 113th House seat
Nov 17, 2021

Now open for applications: Substance abuse, arts, and career/technical training funding opportunities
Nov 17, 2021