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

(Dec 14, 2021)

Read about the latest state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Bill banking on Pa. organics has Dept. of Ag’s support

(Dec 14, 2021)

“Pennsylvanians are increasingly seeking a greater quality, quantity and variety of organic foods at their markets and grocery stores,” Pashinski said. “By making Pennsylvania-produced organic products even more readily available, our farmers can continue to benefit from this rapidly expanding market.” Read more

 

Pashinski & Madden introduce bill to make PA Preferred Organic Program permanent in the state

(Dec 13, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 13 – State Reps. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, and Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, have introduced legislation that would make the PA Preferred Organic Program a trademark in Pennsylvania. Since 2019, the PA Preferred Organic Program has been used to increase market opportunities for Pennsylvania farmers. Because of this program, Madden said, Pennsylvania ranks third nationally in organic agriculture sales. “I have an organic farm in my district, Pocono Organics , that provides not only a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables to purchase but has a litany of programs for children of all ages, veterans and adults,” Madden said. “PA Preferred Organic businesses grow all foods under the sun that are healthy for us, and that alone should be a reason to make the program permanent in our commonwealth.” Pashinski, Democratic chair of the House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee , said Pennsylvania has 1,055 certified organic farms and more than 93,000 acres of certified organic land in the state. “Pennsylvanians are increasingly seeking a greater quality, quantity and variety of organic foods at their markets and grocery stores,” Pashinski said. “By making Pennsylvania-produced organic products even more readily available, our farmers can continue to benefit from this rapidly expanding market.” Pashinski noted the program would not compete with other state producers but instead Read more

 

Pashinski announces over $500,000 in PCCD grants for Luzerne County

(Dec 09, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 9 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, recently announced that three grants to support public safety in his district as well as Luzerne County will be receiving a total of $517,835 in grant funds from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The statewide grant program is dedicated to breaking cycles of violence and substance abuse in communities across the commonwealth. The grant awards for Luzerne County include: $375,000 from the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program was approved by the Office of Victims’ Services for the Luzerne County chief executive to continue a cross-system, collaborative response to reduce violence against women (VAW) crimes in the county. $95,835 in Opioid Misuse Prevention Funds was approved by the Office of Justice Programs for Luzerne County commissioners to hire a full-time certified Spanish interpreter for the County Drug Treatment Court participants. $47,000 in Children’s Advisory Center funds was approved by Children’s Advocacy Center Advisory Committee to help the Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center (LCCAC) maintain the full-time position of the current executive director. “The safety of ALL in our community, county and commonwealth remains a top priority and this grant funding brings us closer to realizing that goal,” Pashinski said. “Each of these grants will help protect some of the most vulnerable among us – including Read more

 

Pashinski announces approval of $2.5 million in RACP grants for Wilkes-Barre projects

(Dec 06, 2021)

WILKES-BARRE, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, announced today the approval of two Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants to King’s College and Project Elevate totaling $2.5 million. Specifically, Project Elevate was approved for a $500,000 grant to provide a sustainable workforce development system to be located at the Train Station Complex off Wilkes-Barre Boulevard in Wilkes-Barre, PA. “This funding will help continue the revitalization of the Train Station Complex in Wilkes-Barre, providing another reason to live and visit the heart of our beautiful city and region,” Pashinski said. “I want to thank Governor Wolf for understanding what an important role downtown Wilkes-Barre plays in the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of our region.” King’s College was approved for $2 million toward rehabilitating the Times Leader Building. The improvements include abatement of hazardous materials, redevelopment, structural improvements, interior improvements, general construction, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, interior demolition, flooring, elevator, roof, facade, and site work. The project will ultimately convert the building into a facility to prepare career-ready candidates for high-paying, in-demand professions. “The Times Leader Building is a local landmark of great significance – and will continue to be thanks to the approval of this grant for King’s College. Not only Read more

 

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

(Nov 29, 2021)

Read the about the latest state grant opportunities. Read more

 

Pashinski: $850,000 in state funding awarded to local projects

(Nov 19, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – State Rep Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced that two projects in his district were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for $850,000 in grants. “Today’s investment through the CFA grant programs are important local infrastructure projects that are critical to the economic development and public safety in my district,” Pashinski said. “I’m pleased that my district can use this important state funding to upgrade sidewalks and trails so our residents can utilize recreational paths and live more productive lives.” The following projects in the district received grant awards: $800,000 – to Wilkes-Barre City to complete the downtown streetscape project to improve pedestrian safety by replacing relic pavers installed in the wake of the 1972 flood. The final phase will cover Public Square from North Main Street to West Market Street then continue along West Market Street until River Street. The project will include new benches, bicycle racks, crosswalks, and pedestrian signage. $50,000 – to Hanover Township to convert a portion of Fellows Avenue into a trail and fitness area. The Commonwealth Financing Authority was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development and holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments made through several state grant programs. 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

 

Now open for applications: Workforce development, clean diesel, and DC fast charging funding opportunities

(Nov 01, 2021)

Read about state and other grant opportunities that are taking applications. Read more

 

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open

(Nov 01, 2021)

Pennie is Pennsylvanian's insurance marketplace and provides individuals and families with the ability to shop for high-quality health care plans and easily apply for financial assistance. Read more

 

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners

(Oct 21, 2021)

LIHEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Sexual assault, business education, and COVID relief payment funding opportunities

(Oct 13, 2021)

Read about state and other grant opportunities now open for applications. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Pre-disaster mitigation, vaccine outreach, and boating funding opportunities

(Oct 04, 2021)

Read about state and other grant programs that are accepting applications. Read more

 

Pashinski Helps Kick Off Diaper Need Awareness Week

(Sep 27, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski was joined by legislative colleagues to kick off Diaper Need Awareness Week in Harrisburg. Now through October 1, 2021, collection bins will be located throughout the capitol complex and outside the offices of Reps. Tina Davis, Kyle Mullins, Carol Hill-Evans, and Pashinski. Lawmakers are encouraging donations of diapers, baby wipes and lotions. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities

(Sep 27, 2021)

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities Read more

 

Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues announce 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' in Pennsylvania.

(Sep 27, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 27 – A group of House Democrat legislators unveiled their plan to raise awareness to a growing epidemic of many families and seniors on fixed incomes who are unable to afford disposable diapers and undergarments. State Reps. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Tina Davis, D-Bucks; Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna; and Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, were joined by their legislative colleagues to announce their diaper drive campaign. “Affordable and equitable access to clean diapers establishes a healthy foundation for every infant, while incontinence products help our older adults with their needs,” Hill-Evans said. “Throughout the fall legislative session, I will continue to advocate for my bills that are currently in the House Health Committee – bills that address basic needs and help families with financial burdens for the 1 in 3 U.S. families that experience diaper need.” Davis said it’s heartbreaking to think that a child could remain in a soiled diaper just because there are not enough diapers to go around. “Diaper Need Awareness Week should serve as a reminder to all of us that a lack of diapers for infants and toddlers, and incontinence products for adults, is a public health issue that needs to be addressed,” Davis said. “A third of families are struggling to provide this essential need, an alarming statistic considering we are talking about the basic needs of both seniors and children Read more

 

The Infrastructure Crisis Meets the 'Perfect Storm': Time for a National Infrastructure Bank!

(Sep 24, 2021)

Decades of underfunding our infrastructure, of relying upon a patchwork and reactive approaches has slammed into reality. Our nation faces unprecedented extreme weather events and other challenges from coast to coast which threaten our well-being. Thus far, the response of Congress has been inadequate. Where the need for new infrastructure investment is $5 trillion or more, the Senate’s “Infrastructure and Jobs Act” proposes just $550 billion of new spending. While we support this, it lands far short of the mark. We, the undersigned, are rallying our citizens to demand that Congress respond to this crisis in a way which is appropriate: The establishment of a large, $5 trillion National Infrastructure Bank (NIB), as outlined in HR 3339, which is before the current session of Congress. This $5 trillion public bank does not rely upon the appropriations process. It does not require new federal taxes and will not increase our deficit. By repurposing existing Treasury debt, as was done previously in U.S. history, it will finance everything we need, and quickly. We will be able to build multiple layers at the same time, such as water, sewer, rail, power, all of which inhabit the same space. Infrastructure requires concerted federal action. We need a new power grid, a new high speed rail system, and large-scale water projects like those last erected under President Franklin Roosevelt. The impact of Hurricane Ida on Pennsylvania exposed the Read more

 

Pashinski Recognizes Wilkes University President and Staff

(Sep 23, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski recognized Wilkes University President Dr. Greg Cant, his wife Angela Cant, and Special Assistant to the President Mike Wood for their outstanding work and service to Wilkes University and the community, particularly during the challenges of the pandemic. Read more

 

Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues to host 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' news conference and donation event Monday at state Capitol

(Sep 23, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 23 – State Reps. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Tina Davis, D-Bucks; Kyle Mullins, D- Lackawanna; and Eddie Day Pashinski, D- Luzerne, will host a news conference at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27 in the Capitol East Wing Rotunda to officially kick off "Diaper Need Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania. Hill-Evans said the event will coincide with a week-long Diaper Drive. Donation boxes will be set up outside the Capitol offices of the participating legislators beginning Monday, Sept. 27 and ending Friday, Oct. 1. The Diaper Drive is being held in conjunction with Healthy Steps Diaper Bank. Diaper Need Awareness Week, along with legislative proposals such as H.B. 692 and H.B. 888 , aim to expand access to diapers and ensure that all children in Pennsylvania are clean, healthy and dry. Read more

 

Pashinski Recognizes September as Kinship Care Month

(Sep 22, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski recognizes September 2021 as Kinship Care Month in Pennsylvania. Nationally, more than 2.7 million children live with relatives and these Kinship Caregivers face many challenges as they often unexpectedly find themselves caring for another child. Read more

 

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

Bill banking on Pa. organics has Dept. of Ag’s support
Dec 14, 2021

Pashinski & Madden introduce bill to make PA Preferred Organic Program permanent in the state
Dec 13, 2021

Pashinski announces over $500,000 in PCCD grants for Luzerne County
Dec 09, 2021

Pashinski announces approval of $2.5 million in RACP grants for Wilkes-Barre projects
Dec 06, 2021

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

Pashinski: $850,000 in state funding awarded to local projects
Nov 19, 2021

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

Now open for applications: Workforce development, clean diesel, and DC fast charging funding opportunities
Nov 01, 2021

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open
Nov 01, 2021

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners
Oct 21, 2021

Now open for applications: Sexual assault, business education, and COVID relief payment funding opportunities
Oct 13, 2021

Now open for applications: Pre-disaster mitigation, vaccine outreach, and boating funding opportunities
Oct 04, 2021

Pashinski Helps Kick Off Diaper Need Awareness Week
Sep 27, 2021

Now open for applications: Environmental education and child care provider funding opportunities
Sep 27, 2021

Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues announce 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' in Pennsylvania.
Sep 27, 2021

The Infrastructure Crisis Meets the 'Perfect Storm': Time for a National Infrastructure Bank!
Sep 24, 2021

Pashinski Recognizes Wilkes University President and Staff
Sep 23, 2021

Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues to host 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' news conference and donation event Monday at state Capitol
Sep 23, 2021

Pashinski Recognizes September as Kinship Care Month
Sep 22, 2021