Snyder announces $100K in funding for Rices Landing remediation project

(May 25, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 25 – Today, the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved a $100,000 grant to be used to demolish a building posing a health and safety risk, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, and state Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Beaver/Greene/Washington, said the old bank building in Rices Landing has been vacant for many years, resulting in several deficiencies and causing unsafe conditions for pedestrians and traffic along Main Street. “The new CFA Blight Remediation program will be a huge help here in Rices Landing,” said Snyder. “It will allow for the expedited removal of an unsafe building and provides a great opportunity for redevelopment to spur future economic growth.” “Rices Landing has a long and storied existence along the historic Monongahela River,” said Bartolotta. “The borough has been part of Pennsylvania’s industrial past with the WA Young and Sons Foundry and is embracing the recreational possibilities for the future. I applaud the continued pursuit to combat blight in our beautiful corner of the commonwealth.” The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses and communities succeed and thrive, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. More information can be found at the following link: Read more

 

Snyder: $1 million in funding awarded to support affordable housing in Greene, Fayette counties

(May 20, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 20 – Greene and Fayette counties have each been awarded $500,000 to rehabilitate several homes to provide safe, affordable housing for low-income residents, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the grants are part of a package of more than $7 million to projects in 13 counties under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. The program, administered by the state Department of Community and Economic Development, provides federal funding to help municipalities and local governments preserve and expand affordable housing for low-income residents. “My team and I participate in Greene County’s quarterly Housing and Insight planning meeting, and we are keenly aware of the need for safe, affordable housing in our communities,” said Snyder. “This vital support for both Greene and Fayette counties will mean more of our residents will be able to have safe places to call home.” Greene County will use the funds to rehabilitate 11 owner-occupied homes, while Fayette County will rehabilitate 15 owner-occupied homes with the HOME funding . The funds can be used for several critical housing needs, including market-oriented approaches that offer opportunities such as homeownership or rental activities to revitalize communities with new investment. More information is available at this link: Read more

 

Supporting our hospitals, grant opportunities and more!

(May 20, 2021)

I recently had the opportunity to speak out in support of the Heroes Act at the Washington Health System. This bipartisan effort would invest $650 million into our state’s public health infrastructure to support our hospitals and their staff. Read more

 

Grant opportunities: Historical & Archival Records Care program open for applications

(May 19, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care grant program (Funding Source: Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund ) Who May Apply : H istorical societies, libraries, museums, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, local governments, school districts. Use : Surveying, inventorying, preserving, arranging and describing historical records relevant to Pennsylvania. Funding may also be requested for reformatting or the purchase of supplies and equipment. Funds : Collaborative grants up to $15,000 for a two-year project. Single entity grants up to $5,000 for a two-year project. No match required. Application Deadline : August 1 More Information : Click on https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Grants-Funding/Pages/Records-Care-Grants.aspx . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: PCCD Communities That Care: May 24 (Funding Source: General Fund ) Nonprofit organizations and units of local government. - Planning grants to help communities apply the Communities That Care (CTC) model. DCED Neighborhood Assistance Program: May 28 (Funding Source: General Fund) 501c3 nonprofits . – Tax credit program to encourage businesses to invest in projects by eligible nonprofits to serve low-income Read more

 

COVID-19 and UC updates, tax filing reminders and more!

(May 13, 2021)

I wanted to make you aware that, as of Monday, May 17, event and gathering maximum occupancy limits will be increased to 50% for indoor events and gatherings and 75% for outdoor events and gatherings. In addition, all COVID-19 restrictions related to gatherings, restaurants and businesses will be lifted, effective May 31. Read more

 

Snyder announces Ag and Youth grants awarded to West Greene High School

(May 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 12 – The West Greene High School in Waynesburg, Greene County, has been awarded a total of $8,546 in grants to support its ag education and workforce development projects, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the grants were part of the PA Farm Bill, which aims to grow opportunities in the state’s agriculture industry and inspire future generations of leaders. The high school received a $3,042 grant to improve its student greenhouse and a separate grant in the amount of $5,499 for upgrades to its fabrication shop MIG welder equipment. “As an early supporter of the historic PA Farm Bill, I am so pleased to see these funds invested at West Greene High School and many other schools around our state to encourage interest in careers in the agriculture industry,” Snyder said. “Our state is among the tops in the country for agriculture and these investments are imperative to ensure the industry’s strong and vibrant future.” The Ag and Youth Grant Program, part of the Pennsylvania Farm Bill, funds projects for ag education and workforce development, equipment purchases, and capital projects to promote development in agriculture. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Pages/Ag-and-Youth-Grant-Program.aspx . Read more

 

Helping our businesses, a special birthday and more!

(May 06, 2021)

This week, I partnered with state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta on a bill that would help businesses recoup losses related to closures and business interruptions during the pandemic. Read more

 

Ciresi/Snyder legislation to help smallest businesses advances out of committee

(May 05, 2021)

“As someone whose parents owned a small business, I know and understand their challenges, and those challenges were truly brought to the forefront with the arrival of the pandemic,” Snyder said. “This measure, along with my support of H.B. 1223 to expand business interruption policies to help businesses impacted by the governor’s disaster declaration, will ensure they get the help they need and deserve.” Read more

 

Reps. Kenyatta, Snyder urge legislature to provide COVID-19 relief for Pa. businesses, unveil new bill to expand business interruption policies

(May 04, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 4 – Today state Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., and Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, held a news conference at the state Capitol, urging the state legislature to immediately vote on H.B. 1223 , a bill they recently introduced that would expand business interruption policies to acknowledge losses suffered during the governor’s disaster declaration. The legislators said that their bill seeks to provide business interruption insurance coverage to establishments that suffered financial loss due to pandemic closings by aiming to: Clarify that business interruption policies in effect as of the date of the governor’s disaster declaration (March 6, 2020) include coverage of perils related to COVID-19. Allow insurers to receive reimbursement for business interruption insurance claims paid due to COVID-19. Provide a mechanism to make funds immediately available for such reimbursement. Kenyatta, who represents parts of North Philadelphia, said protecting these businesses would, in turn, protect the livelihoods of countless residents across Pennsylvania. “Countless local businesses — generationally owned and community mainstays — have been forced to permanently shutter because of the devastating effects of this economic crisis. This has also resulted in loss of income for both family business owners and employees,” Kenyatta said. “We can no longer be idle in protecting working people, and our bill Read more

 

PA Relief Plan, broadband expansion updates, baseball season and more!

(Apr 29, 2021)

With telehealth now more a part of our lives, it’s vital we have significant investments in our healthcare infrastructure and broadband. That’s why I’m supporting the PA Rescue Plan. Read more

 

Snyder to serve another term as co-chair of Legislative Coal Caucus

(Apr 28, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 28 – State Rep. Pam Snyder has announced she will again serve as a co-chair of the Legislative Coal Caucus, along with state Sens. Gene Yaw, R- Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union, and John Yudichak, I-Carbon/Luzerne. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral caucus that focuses on supporting and enhancing the state’s coal mining industry. It also works to assist legislators on learning more about the coal industry and its economic role across Pennsylvania. “Coal continues to be a vital part of my district, with a majority of the bituminous coal produced in our state taking place in Greene County, and that includes the Bailey Mine Complex, considered one of the largest coal mines in North America,” said Snyder. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue to work with my fellow co-chairs to educate my colleagues and encourage policies to promote its role as a baseload power source in our commonwealth’s diversified energy portfolio.” In 2019, coal accounted for 17% of the power generated in Pennsylvania, and 24% of the power generated in the 13-state PJM interconnection, Snyder added. There are currently over 70 members in the Legislative Coal Caucus. Read more

 

Broadband expansion is vital, and we must move forward

(Apr 27, 2021)

Pushing for broadband expansion for all Pennsylvanians is not something new for me – several years ago, I realized our state had a serious problem regarding reliable, affordable access and I began to further investigate why, as a state, we had fallen so behind. Since the pandemic, access and connectivity issues have only exacerbated. The work to make this happen certainly isn’t without its challenges, as significant infrastructure and investments are needed. I remain undeterred in my efforts to ensure each one of us is connected – not just in certain parts of our great state. Recently, the House Democratic Policy Committee held hearings to discuss how we can better connect our communities and effectively bridge this digital divide. It’s imperative that we do everything possible to solve connectivity issues for our school students, who are unable to complete virtual assignments from home, and our college students, who can’t access online classes. We also know that this lack of reliable access can – and has -- adversely impacted our economic growth. Companies are less likely to consider locating or relocating to Pennsylvania. Telemedicine has been vital during the past year to help physicians monitor and provide care to their patients. Sadly, in many parts of Pennsylvania, the broadband connectivity that makes this possible is the exception rather than the norm. With more of us working and learning from home than ever before, we must Read more

 

Supporting our local volunteer organizations and grants to benefit our communities

(Apr 22, 2021)

Some great news for our district in the last week, as several state grants have been awarded. Read more

 

Snyder: $67K grant awarded to create community park in Greene County

(Apr 21, 2021)

CARMICHAELS , April 21 – A total of $67,915 in funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority will be used to create a much-needed community park in Perry Township, Greene County, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. “Residents in the township have needed a place to host large community events in an efficient way, and the Legion Field project site will install stormwater management systems, which will reduce the muddy areas, and also provide additional parking,” said Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington. “I’m pleased to see this project move forward, which will provide recreational and community opportunities for residents and visitors alike.” The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses and communities succeed and thrive, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. To learn more, please visit the following link : https://dced.pa.gov/programs/multimodal-transportation-fund/ . Read more

 

Snyder: $9.5 million in funding awarded for infrastructure repairs in Masontown Borough, Fayette County

(Apr 21, 2021)

CARMICHAELS , April 21 – Masontown Municipal Authority in Fayette County will receive $9.5 million in funds from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority to replace and repair storm water pipes designed to reduce flooding, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the project will curb frequent flooding in the borough, which causes River Avenue to be impassable and has led to property damage for homeowners. The project also includes the construction of a new aluminum pipe arch at North Redwood Street. “These vital state investments in infrastructure mean so much to our communities, allowing for the proper flow of stormwater, safer roads, and protected property,” said Snyder. “This Pennvest funding means Masontown Borough can move quickly to begin this much-needed project and accommodate increased storm flows in that area.” “This is amazing news for Masontown,” said Masontown Borough Councilman Bruce Cochran. “This large amount of grant funding allows us to start thinking ahead for treatment plant improvements in Phase Two of this project.” “The Masontown Municipal Authority is very excited to learn we received more grant funding than we expected,” said Board Chairman Joe Matyus. “This is tremendous news for the people of Masontown.” The Pennvest grant request was written by Read more

 

Snyder: $221K grant awarded to fund repairs in Washington Co. municipality

(Apr 21, 2021)

CARMICHAELS , April 21 – A road in East Bethlehem Township in Washington County which was damaged nearly three years ago is one step closer to being repaired, thanks to a grant awarded today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the $221,420 in funds will be used to stabilize and repair the slope along Fishpot Road, which was significantly damaged during a heavy rainfall event in the summer of 2018. The repairs will include restoration of the stream bank, construction of a concrete retaining wall and stabilization and regrading of the slope. “Right now, traffic in this area is extremely limited, and once this project is completed, this roadway will be reopened to two lanes again, allowing for much safer and easier travel for residents and visitors,” said Snyder. “It’s infrastructure projects like these that I fully support, because they make an enormous and positive impact in our communities’ overall quality of life.” The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses succeed, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. To learn more, please visit the following link : https://dced.pa.gov/programs/multimodal-transportation-fund/ Read more

 

Snyder: $829,000 state grant awarded to replace Greene County bridge

(Apr 16, 2021)

Snyder: $829,000 state grant awarded to replace Greene County bridge CARMICHAELS , April 16 – Approximately $829,950 in state funds has been awarded to Greene County to replace a bridge classified in poor condition since 1991, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the funds were awarded from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Fund to replace Bridge No. 31 in Franklin Township. The bridge is part of Greene County’s Bridge Repair and Replacement program and is frequently traveled by school buses, heavy farming equipment and tractor trailers. “While school buses and other vehicles can travel across the bridge presently, if the bridge continues to deteriorate, this poses serious safety concerns, especially for emergency vehicles that may exceed the posted bridge weight restrictions and need to use another route to access homes in the area, delaying help to residents,” Snyder said. “I was proud to support the Greene County Commissioners in their efforts to help residents and ensure safe, efficient traffic flow for our communities.” In addition to the bridge’s replacement, the grant will fund the placement of an erosion control mulch blanket to avoid future erosion to the new bridge. In granting these and other applications for funding, PennDOT considered a variety of criteria, including safety Read more

 

Vaccine updates, Wisecarver Reservoir news and more!

(Apr 15, 2021)

This week, Greene County was awarded a $85,545 grant toward the construction of a canoe and kayak launch at the Wisecarver Reservoir in Waynesburg.The grant from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will open a new avenue for residents to enjoy time on the water and increase the likelihood the dam will be stocked with fish in the future. Read more

 

Snyder: More than $85,000 awarded for Wisecarver Reservoir boat ramp access project

(Apr 12, 2021)

CARMICHAELS , April 12 – Area residents are one step closer to new recreational opportunities thanks to a grant of $85,845 that will help fund a non-motorized boat ramp providing access to the Wisecarver Reservoir near Waynesburg, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, announced today. Snyder said the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s award to Greene County under the Boating Facility Grant Program will open new avenues for residents in an area that has lacked a plentiful variety of options. “Abundant, affordable recreational opportunities are key to quality of life, but for our region’s many residents who love boating, convenient access to still waterways has been somewhat limited,” Snyder said. “The Wisecarver Reservoir, located in an area that highlights our region’s natural beauty, would provide a perfect opportunity for residents, but access is limited without a way to launch watercraft. “The funding awarded today is truly exciting because this project promises to open a whole new avenue for residents to spend time on the water while appreciating all our gorgeous region has to offer. I want to thank the Greene County Commissioners for their partnership and commitment on making Wisecarver a one-of-a-kind recreational facility for all to enjoy." Snyder added that the ramp would enhance fishing opportunities in the county by increasing the chances of Read more

 

PUA scam alert, support for volunteer first responders and more!

(Apr 08, 2021)

I want to make sure residents who are receiving unemployment compensation, notably those receiving benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, are aware of a new scam. Unfortunately, criminals are stepping up their efforts to steal identities and other personal information from PUA claimants by impersonating Labor & Industry Department staff or officials. Read more

 

Snyder announces $100K in funding for Rices Landing remediation project
May 25, 2021

Snyder: $1 million in funding awarded to support affordable housing in Greene, Fayette counties
May 20, 2021

Supporting our hospitals, grant opportunities and more!
May 20, 2021

Grant opportunities: Historical & Archival Records Care program open for applications
May 19, 2021

COVID-19 and UC updates, tax filing reminders and more!
May 13, 2021

Snyder announces Ag and Youth grants awarded to West Greene High School
May 12, 2021

Helping our businesses, a special birthday and more!
May 06, 2021

Ciresi/Snyder legislation to help smallest businesses advances out of committee
May 05, 2021

Reps. Kenyatta, Snyder urge legislature to provide COVID-19 relief for Pa. businesses, unveil new bill to expand business interruption policies
May 04, 2021

PA Relief Plan, broadband expansion updates, baseball season and more!
Apr 29, 2021

Snyder to serve another term as co-chair of Legislative Coal Caucus
Apr 28, 2021

Broadband expansion is vital, and we must move forward
Apr 27, 2021

Supporting our local volunteer organizations and grants to benefit our communities
Apr 22, 2021

Snyder: $67K grant awarded to create community park in Greene County
Apr 21, 2021

Snyder: $9.5 million in funding awarded for infrastructure repairs in Masontown Borough, Fayette County
Apr 21, 2021

Snyder: $221K grant awarded to fund repairs in Washington Co. municipality
Apr 21, 2021

Snyder: $829,000 state grant awarded to replace Greene County bridge
Apr 16, 2021

Vaccine updates, Wisecarver Reservoir news and more!
Apr 15, 2021

Snyder: More than $85,000 awarded for Wisecarver Reservoir boat ramp access project
Apr 12, 2021

PUA scam alert, support for volunteer first responders and more!
Apr 08, 2021