Policy Hearing: Misclassification hurts workers, taxpayers and state

(Jan 27, 2023)

“The widespread illegal practice of misclassification happening throughout Pennsylvania is not limited to just construction workers,” said state Rep. Anita Kulik, who hosted the hearing at Carpenters Hall in Pittsburgh. “Sadly, we heard how this illegal practice is not only robbing workers of wages and protections, but it also passes tax burdens onto law-abiding employers and employees throughout the state.” Read more

 

Rep. Kulik's 2023 Capitol Scenes calendar

(Dec 28, 2022)

Rep. Kulik's 2023 Capitol scenes calendar Read more

 

Kulik announces more than $346,000 in federal funding for local law enforcement

(Dec 14, 2022)

CORAOPOLIS, Dec. 14 – Four local law enforcement agencies were approved to receive a total of $346,588 in federal funding to improve safety, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency awarded funding to the following: $178,786 to Carnegie Borough for Central Square RMS licenses, rugged tablets, body-worn cameras, patrol car dash cameras, surveillance cameras and license plate readers. $81,952 to Kennedy Township for in-car cameras, license plate readers and a server upgrade. $50,000 to McKees Rocks for a license plate reader system and community surveillance cameras. $35,850 to Bridgeville Borough for in-car camera equipment. “Cameras, license plate readers and other equipment are valuable resources for officers who work hard every day to keep our neighborhoods safe,” Kulik said. “I’m pleased to see investments in technology and equipment that will support our local police departments in their efforts to protect and serve our communities.” Act 54 of 2022 established the Local Law Enforcement Support Grant Program and directed PCCD to administer $135 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding as grants to law enforcement agencies to implement information technology improvements, purchase or upgrade equipment, cover nontraditional law enforcement personnel costs, support retention and recruitment Read more

 

Kulik applauds $1 million investment in Rosedale Technical College

(Nov 21, 2022)

CORAOPOLIS, Nov. 21 – Rosedale Technical College in Kennedy Township was selected for a $1 million state grant, state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, announced today. Kulik said the funding will be used to build out a second-level space that will require architectural and construction designs for the addition of approximately 10 classrooms. “Rosedale Technical College has been committed to providing students with quality education and hands-on training in the trades, as well as offering support for mentoring and job placement programs,” Kulik said. “The addition of more classrooms will provide more space for students to hone the necessary skills for their respective fields. I’m proud to have helped to secure funding that invests in preparing students for future employment, which will help to strengthen our workforce.” The funds were awarded through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program , a grant program overseen by the Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs and opportunities. Read more

 

Kulik announces $650,000 in state funding for improvement projects

(Nov 15, 2022)

CORAOPOLIS, Nov. 15 – Improvements to a raw water intake station in Robinson Township and a children’s playground in Coraopolis will receive a combined $600,000 in state grants, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. Kulik said a $500,000 grant was awarded to the Municipal Authority of the Township of Robinson to rehabilitate a raw water intake station. The project will replace pumps, valves and piping, and install a new backup generator. Other improvements include upgrades to the electrical components, replacing chemical feed lines and cleaning and painting the building. The Char-West Council of Governments will use a $150,000 grant for improvements to the Coraopolis Ridge Avenue Tot Lot, which includes removing the existing playground equipment, mulch surfacing, and plastic borders, and installing new playground equipment and a rubberized playground surface. “The tot lot has given many children in Coraopolis a fun and safe place to play over the years,” Kulik said. “The funding awarded today will help to provide improvements that bring the playground up to date, including making it ADA-compliant, so that everyone will have access to the play area.” The grants are funded by the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund , which is financed by gaming activity in the county. The fund is administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and the state Read more

 

Kulik celebrates $2 million grant for sports complex in Coraopolis

(Oct 31, 2022)

CORAOPOLIS, Oct. 31 – Friends of Pittsburgh Professional Soccer secured $2 million in state funding for the next phase of development for the Sports and Athletic Complex at Montour Junction, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. “It has been a long road in transforming Montour Junction from a former railyard into a premier place for young athletes and the community to access athletic fields for various sports,” Kulik said. “The state funding awarded today will help bridge the gap as the project enters its fourth phase and connect it with the previous phases of development.” Kulik said the project includes the construction of seven outdoor soccer fields and amenities, including bleachers, a concession stand, restrooms and parking areas. The fourth phase of development also includes the Allegheny Health Network Sports Medicine facility. Funding for Montour Junction is part of a package of $40 million in grants from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. Today’s RACP funding is in addition to the $5.25 million approved last week for the Josh Gibson Foundation, Welly LLC and the Riverfront Industrial Development. Read more

 

Kulik, Deasy announce $4.25 million state investment to boost local projects

(Oct 27, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 27 – Projects for manufacturing and a new community center will receive a combined $4.25 million in state grants, announced state Reps. Anita Kulik and Dan Deasy, both D-Allegheny. “I am happy to join my colleague Representative Deasy in announcing these grants for projects that will benefit our shared communities,” Kulik said. “Both of these mark a major investment by the state in the communities we call home, and I want to thank everyone involved in making them happen.” The grants were awarded for the following projects: $2 million to Welly LLC to purchase and/or renovate the existing industrial facility at 507 Forest Ave. in Scott Township for an insulated steel drinkware manufacturing line. $2.25 million to Josh Gibson Foundation for the reconstruction and development of a new community center in McKees Rocks Borough. “I’m pleased to work with Representative Kulik to bring these resources to our respective communities,” Deasy said. “The funding for the Josh Gibson Foundation’s community center will be a huge win for that area.” Kulik also announced $1 million in funding for the Riverfront Industrial Development in Stowe Township. The grant will be used for environmental remediation, including the removal of underground tanks on the site, along with additional site preparation for building construction and transportation improvements to Read more

 

Kulik: Neville Island Riverfront Park development project awarded $220,000 grant

(Sep 20, 2022)

CORAOPOLIS, Sept. 20 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced Neville Township will receive $220,000 in state funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for the development of Neville Island Riverfront Park. “This park would be a wonderful addition to Neville Township that provides a dedicated space for boaters to access the Ohio River,” Kulik said. “This project will build on efforts to enhance the area and bring more recreational opportunities to the island.” Kulik said the project includes remediation for the site and construction of recreational facilities at Riverfront Park along the banks of the Ohio River Back Channel. Site amenities planned for the park include a concrete boat ramp with a dock, gravel access drive and a parking area. The project also includes the installation and implementation of stormwater management best practices to address stormwater quantity and quality, along with revegetation of disturbed pervious surfaces by planting native groundcover, trees and shrubs. The Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, administered the funding from its Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. More information about the program can be found here: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/greenways-trails-and-recreation-program-gtrp/ . Read more

 

Kulik Gives Opening Prayer

(Sep 13, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Anita Kulik gave the opening prayer before legislative business on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Kulik read from the gospel of Matthew and spoke about how all people deserve the same respect. Read more

 

Rep. Kulik Summer 2022 Newsletter

(Aug 24, 2022)

Read my Summer 2022 newsletter! Read more

 

Kulik: More than $573,000 in state funding for traffic signal improvements

(Jul 13, 2022)

CORAOPOLIS, July 13 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, announced a total of $573,305 in grant funding for traffic signal improvements in Neville Township and Scott Township. “The investments in these communities will help ensure safety for both drivers and pedestrians,” said Kulik. “I’m proud to have helped secure funding for upgrades that will help to improve traffic flow and access for residents and visitors.” The grants were awarded to the following projects: $278,058 to Neville Township for upgrades to the traffic signal at Grand Avenue and Gibson Lane. $295,247 to Scott Township for replacement of the traffic signal at Cochran Road and Robinwood Drive. Neville Township and Scott Township were among 70 municipalities across the state that received over $37.8 million for traffic signal upgrades through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program. The funding cam be used on existing traffic signals to install LED technology, perform operations such as retiming or monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies. More information on the Green Light-Go program is available here: https://www.penndot.pa.gov/TravelInPA/TrafficSignalsManagement/Pages/default.aspx Read more

 

Kulik: Fire and EMS loan program now accepting applications

(Mar 14, 2022)

CORAOPOLIS, March 14 – Local fire and emergency medical service companies may be eligible for low-interest loans for vehicles, facilities and equipment, according to state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. “This program is an important resource for first responders locally and across the commonwealth at a time when it’s been difficult for companies to raise funding to help them continue their efforts in answering the call,” Kulik said. “I encourage fire and EMS companies to look into this loan program to see if it could be beneficial to their operations.” The Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loan Program is open for applications on a rolling basis. The Office of the State Fire Commissioner provides loans ranging from $25,000 to $400,000 at a fixed 2% interest rate with varying repayment terms to eligible fire and EMS companies. A single fire or EMS company is not eligible for more than three loans at a time. Since the establishment of the FEMSLP, it has provided more than $500 million in loans. Last year, voters approved an expansion of the program to make paid and combination companies eligible for the loans in addition to volunteer fire and EMS companies. Application information is available on the Office of the State Fire Commissioner website at this link: https://www.osfc.pa.gov/GrantsandLoans/FEMSLP/Pages/default.aspx . Questions can be directed to OSFC staff at RA-VLAP@pa.gov Read more

 

Kulik: $154K grant awarded to Andrew Carnegie Free Library

(Mar 09, 2022)

CORAOPOLIS, March 9 – A $154,493 grant will fund improvements to the Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. Kulik said the funding will finance half of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library’s project to convert unimproved space on a partial floor into a meeting program space. “The Carnegie Carnegie has had a rich history as the “beacon on the hill” since 1901, but its impact goes beyond books and learning,” Kulik said. “The library is a welcoming place for the community to gather for entertainment, job fairs, art shows and so much more. This funding will provide a boost improving a space for more people to enjoy for years to come.” Nearly $5.3 million in Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities were awarded to 21 public libraries across the state, including the Andrew Carnegie Free Library. The grants are funded by a portion of the state’s realty transfer tax and administered by the state Department of Education's Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Read more

 

Rep. Kulik Sportsmen Newsletter 2022

(Feb 25, 2022)

As spring approaches, now is a good time to prepare forour return outside to the streams and open spaces of western Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Rep. Kulik Spring 2022 Newsletter

(Feb 14, 2022)

Rep. Kulik Spring 2022 Newsletter Read more

 

Kulik: $185,053 in state funding awarded to support local fire, EMS

(Feb 11, 2022)

Funding can be used for equipment, training, other expenses Read more

 

Kulik announces $76,000 in state funding for Chartiers Valley School District

(Jan 27, 2022)

CORAOPOLIS, Jan. 27 – A total of $76,292 in grants will allow the primary and intermediate schools in the Chartiers Valley School District to purchase new ovens for their cafeterias, announced State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. “Every student should have access to healthy meals in school,” Kulik said. “The new ovens are an essential upgrade in these school cafeterias, which will help the cafeteria staff provide hot and nutritious meals to students so that they can continue to learn and grow in the classroom.” The state Department of Education administered $946,000 in competitive grants to 44 elementary, middle and high schools across Pennsylvania. Funding for the grants is made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Grants are awarded to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. Schools use grants to purchase or upgrade equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves and dishwashers. The full list of schools can be found on PDE’s website. Read more

 

Kulik announces $425,000 in Allegheny County gaming grants

(Jan 26, 2022)

CORAOPOLIS, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, announced today that the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund awarded a total of $425,000 in grant funding for projects in Scott Township, Stowe Township and Ben Avon. The following amounts were awarded: $100,000 to Scott Township for the construction of an ADA accessible restroom facility at the splash pad. $125,000 to Stowe Township for the milling and repaving of roadway along Penn Alley and Derby Alley. $200,000 to the Quaker Valley Council of Governments for the renovation of the Ben Avon Borough Building. The project includes the abatement of asbestos and lead-based paint, replacing the slate roof, replacing the overhead door, and replacing 15 windows to improve energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and security. “Securing this funding will have a positive impact on these communities by supporting projects that focus on improving safety and accessibility,” Kulik said. “I am looking forward to seeing these projects completed and enjoyed by residents.” The Allegheny County Economic Development Tourism Fund is financed by gaming activity in the county and administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and the Commonwealth Financing Authority. More information on the fund is available here . Read more

 

Kulik: More than $58,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants awarded to Chartiers Valley School District

(Jan 25, 2022)

CORAOPOLIS, Jan. 25 – More than $58,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants has been awarded to Chartiers Valley School District, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny. The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools offers four types of grants to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents, purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for training and compensation of school resource and police officers. Kulik said Chartiers Valley School District was awarded $40,000 for a school police officer, as well as an $18,499 equipment grant. “Violence has no place in our schools, which should be safe environments for our children to learn,” Kulik said. “The funding awarded will help support efforts to reduce violence in schools so that our students can thrive and be productive.” In total, more than $8 million in competitive Safe Schools Targeted Grants were awarded to 303 local educational agencies statewide. For a complete list of grant recipients and their grant amounts, visit the Office for Safe Schools website at this link: https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/fundinggrants/Pages/default.aspx . Read more

 

Kulik announces more than $182,000 for pedestrian safety upgrades

(Dec 23, 2021)

Funding to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists Read more

 

Policy Hearing: Misclassification hurts workers, taxpayers and state
Jan 27, 2023

Rep. Kulik's 2023 Capitol Scenes calendar
Dec 28, 2022

Kulik announces more than $346,000 in federal funding for local law enforcement
Dec 14, 2022

Kulik applauds $1 million investment in Rosedale Technical College
Nov 21, 2022

Kulik announces $650,000 in state funding for improvement projects
Nov 15, 2022

Kulik celebrates $2 million grant for sports complex in Coraopolis
Oct 31, 2022

Kulik, Deasy announce $4.25 million state investment to boost local projects
Oct 27, 2022

Kulik: Neville Island Riverfront Park development project awarded $220,000 grant
Sep 20, 2022

Kulik Gives Opening Prayer
Sep 13, 2022

Rep. Kulik Summer 2022 Newsletter
Aug 24, 2022

Kulik: More than $573,000 in state funding for traffic signal improvements
Jul 13, 2022

Kulik: Fire and EMS loan program now accepting applications
Mar 14, 2022

Kulik: $154K grant awarded to Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Mar 09, 2022

Rep. Kulik Sportsmen Newsletter 2022
Feb 25, 2022

Rep. Kulik Spring 2022 Newsletter
Feb 14, 2022

Kulik: $185,053 in state funding awarded to support local fire, EMS
Feb 11, 2022

Kulik announces $76,000 in state funding for Chartiers Valley School District
Jan 27, 2022

Kulik announces $425,000 in Allegheny County gaming grants
Jan 26, 2022

Kulik: More than $58,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants awarded to Chartiers Valley School District
Jan 25, 2022

Kulik announces more than $182,000 for pedestrian safety upgrades
Dec 23, 2021