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L&I Announces $2.6 Million Available To Prepare Students For Good Jobs In The Post-Pandemic Economy

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure

(May 14, 2021)

Below are some funding programs that recently opened for applications, including a federal grant opportunity for community-based organizations to hire and mobilize community outreach workers, community health workers, social support specialists, and others to increase vaccine access for the hardest-hit and highest-risk communities. STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Solicitation RFA 16-21 Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Intervention Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations that provide prevention, intervention, and treatment services to Pennsylvania residents, and their families, with mental health, substance use, and/or behavioral health needs. Use : Prevention, intervention, and treatment services to support individuals with lived experience, as well as their families. Funds : Awards up to $500,000 for Fiscal Year 2021-22. Solicitation Due Date : June 3 More Information : http://www.emarketplace.state.pa.us/Solicitations.aspx?SID=RFA%2016-21 . Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Public and private operators of open-to-the-public boating facilities, including municipal agencies (cities, towns, counties, etc.), state agencies (State Parks, DNR, Fish & Wildlife, etc.), and other Read more

 

Solomon: Government Accountability Should Be Bipartisan

(May 06, 2021)

Rep Jared Solomon believes government accountability is an issue that transcends party- we all must be accountable. He urges a bipartisan split in the investigation of the Dept. of State Read more

 

Now open for applications: CFA Multimodal, Growing Greener, PFAS Remediation, Drug Courts and Diversion Program grants

(Apr 28, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: PENNVEST: PFAS Remediation Program (Funding Source: Various State and Federal Funding Sources) Who May Apply : Public drinking water supply system owners or operators serving parcels surrounding nonqualified military installations where the water supply has PFAS contamination. If the operator of the system makes an application, they must be joined in the application by the system owner. Use : To aid in the remediation and elimination of PFAS in water sources and systems. Funds : Eligible applicants may apply for funding consideration under the traditional PENNVEST program and, if there is remaining non-repayment capacity in that funding round, it may be awarded as PFAS non-repayment. Application Deadline : May 3 More Information : Click on https://www.pennvest.pa.gov/Information/Funding-Programs/Pages/PFAS.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture/PennAg Industries: Center for Poultry and Livestock Excellence Research Funding Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Entities working to strengthen and grow Pennsylvania’s poultry, swine, lamb, sheep and goat farming industries. Use : Research projects to enhance biosecurity, diagnostic testing, veterinary telemedicine and other strategies to prevent, detect and manage animal diseases and protect the Read more

 

Now open for applications: Farm Vitality, Communities That Care, substance abuse, and recycling grant programs

(Apr 19, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grants (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Farmers and prospective farmers. Use : Professional services to assist with business planning, efficient transitions of farm ownership, strategic farm expansion, product diversification, and financial and technical expertise in order to enhance the long-term vitality of PA farms. Funds : Reimbursement grants up to $7,500. Grants are limited to 75% of the total project cost. Up to $1 million is available statewide. Application Deadline : Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. More Information : Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Pages/Farm-Vitality-Planning-Program.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Communities That Care (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations and units of local government. Priority consideration will be given to applicants that have never received a Communities That Care (CTC) grant from PCCD, applicants interested in implementing CTC in a community that does not have an organized coalition, and applicants from regions in the state with significant violence-based need. Use : Planning grants to help communities apply the Communities That Care (CTC) model. Read more

 

Solomon, Tartaglione to co-host COVID-19 vaccine event on April 1 

(Mar 30, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, March 30 – State Rep. Jared Solomon and state Sen. Christina Tartaglione, both D-Phila., are co-hosting a COVID-19 vaccine event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 1 at Sun Ray Pharmacy, 6901 Rising Sun Ave. This is a by-appointment-only event. Please contact Solomon’s office at (215) 342-6340 to schedule your appointment. Those eligible are individuals in p hase 1a or 1b of Philadelphia's COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, including seniors 65 or older. This is not a walk-in event. Read more

 

PA House Democrats Launch Effort to Defend Democracy

(Mar 29, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 29 – Responding to the Capitol insurrection in January and the signing of new restrictions on voting rights last week in Georgia, House Democrats are taking action to protect American democracy. Today, a website was launched that summarizes policy proposals to defend democracy as well as links to more information and the ability for people to quickly email their elected officials, noting their support of the bills. The House Democratic Caucus has been working on these proposals since a House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing in January, when members were briefed by legal scholars, hate crimes experts and members of Congress on the language of false conspiracy and election fraud being used to undermine democracy. That same language has shifted from encouraging outright attack to what many perceive as insidiously undermining basic voting rights. “We cannot allow the outrage and disgust of the American people watching an armed invasion of our government to be subverted by a slick rebranding into attacks on our right to fair and free elections” Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. Members of the House Democratic Caucus have introduced dozens of measures to expand voting rights, preserve election security, protect access to mail-in ballots and polling places, and to clarify and consolidate the often-outdated Election Code. Bizzarro said the site – www.pahouse.com/policy/defendingdemocracy -- will serve as a great Read more

 

Solomon Working to Make Affordable Housing a Reality

(Mar 23, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon spoke out in a hearing of the House Urban Affairs Committee in support of legislation that would provide local municipalities with new paths to incentivize the creation and improvement of affordable housing units. Across PA, for every 100 people who need affordable housing only 42 will find it, meaning 58 will be empty handed. In nearby Delaware County, that number is only 22 out of 100 people that are able to find an affordable place to live, and out in rural Lancaster County that number drops to 19 out of 100. The bill passed unanimously out of the Committee. Read more

 

L&I Announces $2.6 Million Available To Prepare Students For Good Jobs In The Post-Pandemic Economy

(Mar 17, 2021)

"The schools-to-work program will create local career pathways in our communities throughout Pennsylvania," Rep. Jared Solomon said. "This law establishes a program that will provide incentives to schools and local businesses to collaborate in dynamic partnerships providing work-based learning opportunities, apprenticeships, and jobs for high school students during the school year, the summer and after graduation. In addition, the bill would encourage a dynamic relationship between schools and businesses to create curricula that bring real-life experiences into the classroom that prepare students for life after high school." Read more

 

Solomon helps secure and provide more than 200 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Northeast Philadelphia residents

(Mar 08, 2021)

In his ongoing effort to protect his communities from the coronavirus, state Rep. Jared Solomon today connected more than 200 eligible individuals in Northeast Philadelphia with the COVID-19 vaccine. “Since the beginning of this pandemic, my priority is and has always been to put the health and safety of the people I serve and their families first. Today’s event is just a reflection of that commitment,” said Solomon, D-Phila. “From frontline workers to our most vulnerable populations, like our seniors, the vaccine is a critical step in building real immunity to COVID-19, reopening the economy safely and moving us closer to the way life was before this health crisis.” Solomon said he teamed up with SunRay Drugs to secure 250 doses of the vaccine, which was then provided at Kinder Academy to people who qualify for Phase 1A or 1B of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 distribution plan, including seniors 75 or older. “I am fortunate to work with community partners like SunRay Drugs, who share my dedication to assist our neighbors through this crisis safely,” Solomon explained. “Moving forward, I will continue working with them along with other groups to provide the critical resources and information that residents and small businesses need now more than ever.” Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Solomon has teamed up with various organizations and local leaders to secure and distribute free Read more

 

Solomon introduces legislation to bring open primaries to Pa., stresses importance of democracy and government accountability

(Jan 29, 2021)

Philadelphia, Jan. 29 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., has introduced legislation to bring open primaries to Pennsylvania and strengthen citizen participation. The legislation, Solomon said, will encourage democratic engagement and remove barriers for all Pennsylvania voters to take part in the selection of candidates for public office. In 2018, over 1.2 million Pennsylvanians were not affiliated with either major party. This is an over 8% increase since 2014. Every year these numbers continue to grow. In fact, right now unaffiliated is the fastest growing political identification in the commonwealth. While these individuals all pay taxes and fund the commonwealth’s election system, they have no voice in the state’s primary system. Solomon strongly believes that needs to change. “My legislation would allow unaffiliated voters to vote in primary elections and therefore be full participants in the democratic process. A more open system encourages greater civic engagement, new ideas, and a healthier democracy,” Solomon said. “Thirty states provide voters with a greater stake in their primary election than we do in Pennsylvania. Let’s allow taxpayers - who pay into the system - to express their opinion on who should represent them at the local, state, and federal levels of government.” In their letter in support of open primaries , former heads of Pennsylvania Democratic and Republican parties – T.J. Read more

 

Harris names deputy whips for 2021-22 legislative session

(Jan 26, 2021)

The PA House Democratic whip, state Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., today announced that state Reps. Jessica Benham, D-Allegheny; Donna Bullock, D-Phila.; Danilo Burgos, D-Phila.; Morgan Cephas, D-Phila.; Patty Kim, D-Dauphin; Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna; Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery; Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington; and Jared Solomon, D-Phila., will serve as deputy whips for the 2021-22 legislative session. Read more

 

Thank you, Andrew!

(Jan 05, 2021)

202nd will miss you. Read more

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

(Nov 25, 2020)

Normally, each year on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving I work with friends, neighbors and partners to host a community Thanksgiving dinner at Calvary Christian Church at Large and the Boulevard. It's always one of my favorite nights of the year - the food - provided by my friend Said from Peace Islands PA - is delicious and the room buzzes with conversation and conviviality. I will be missing this annual ritual immensely this year. It has been a year of trials and tribulations. From the pandemic, to civil unrest, to a contentious election and more, our community and our spirit has been tested. But when I think of all the ways the people of my district have stepped up to meet the challenges we've faced, I realize how much I have to be thankful for. I think of my friends in Lawncrest who organized a weekly food giveaway to families facing food insecurity. I think of business owners like Matt from Nick's Roast Beef and Orlando from Tio Pepes who gave out free meals even though their own restaurants and staff faced ever shifting rules, regulations, and restrictions. I think of Val who offered to volunteer in my office to call people on their birthday to make sure no one felt alone. I think of the childcare workers and teachers, the senior home aides and SEPTA drivers, the doctors and nurses and so many more frontline workers who risked everything to serve others. When I sit down with my wife for a pared-down Thanksgiving tomorrow, while we will miss Read more

 

Solomon and Community Leaders team up to give out Thanksgiving Turkeys to local families

(Nov 23, 2020)

With the generosity of Peace Islands Institute Pennsylvania and local businessman Tommy Liu, we donated 300 turkeys this morning to families across our district. Northeast High School , Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association , William H. Ziegler Elementary School , and Calvary Chrisitan Church -- our vital community partners -- helped us get these turkeys into the hands of folks in need. Leaders Of Tomorrow , an inspiring group of our young people in the neighborhood, delivered turkeys directly to homes in the Northeast. Thank you to all involved for donating your time and your turkeys to ensure that every family is taken care of this holiday. I am grateful for the tireless efforts of all of our community leaders. Wishing everyone in the district a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Read more

 

New COVID-19 Guidance for Philly and Statewide Mitigation Efforts

(Nov 20, 2020)

We are all in this together, and we must work together to keep our community going. Read more

 

Solomon Welcomes new District Office team members

(Nov 12, 2020)

Please join me in giving a big Northeast Philly welcome to two new members of my district office team, Aileen Walsh and Ton Quach. Aileen is a lifelong Lawndale resident who volunteered as an intern with us during her time at Penn. A talented writer, Aileen will be helping with communications as well as constituent services. We met Ton in his role working for Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi), where he still works, when he posted up at our office one day a week to help the Asian community apply for various state programs. Fluent in Cantonese and Vietnamese, Ton has lived in Castor Gardens for years with his family and is looking forward to serving his community in this new role. Welcome to the team, Aileen and Ton! Read more

 

Shredding event tomorrow, join us

(Nov 06, 2020)

I know this week has been one long journey for many of us. They say a clean house is a clean mind, so declutter your home of old papers and bank statements at our annual shredding event tomorrow. Read more

 

Drop off your ballot or vote in-person on November 3

(Nov 02, 2020)

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Read more

 

Newsletter: Mail-in ballot deadline is tomorrow!

(Oct 26, 2020)

If you are planning to cast your ballot by mail, request yours: votespa.com/MailBallot Also remember: your ballot must be postmarked by November 3. Otherwise, it will not be counted. Read more

 

Solomon leads massive neighborhood clean up effort

(Oct 25, 2020)

This Sunday, Oct. 25, I joined the International Weloveu Foundation United States for a big community cleanup. We were everywhere- abandoned lots, trash filled driveways, and residential sidewalks and streets. One 91-year old resident told one of the volunteers that our efforts made her feel good about her neighborhood and shared a picture of how the community looked in 1939. She felt positive about the community vibe back then and felt the same way today! Read more

 

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure
May 14, 2021

Solomon: Government Accountability Should Be Bipartisan
May 06, 2021

Now open for applications: CFA Multimodal, Growing Greener, PFAS Remediation, Drug Courts and Diversion Program grants
Apr 28, 2021

Now open for applications: Farm Vitality, Communities That Care, substance abuse, and recycling grant programs
Apr 19, 2021

Solomon, Tartaglione to co-host COVID-19 vaccine event on April 1 
Mar 30, 2021

PA House Democrats Launch Effort to Defend Democracy
Mar 29, 2021

Solomon Working to Make Affordable Housing a Reality
Mar 23, 2021

L&I Announces $2.6 Million Available To Prepare Students For Good Jobs In The Post-Pandemic Economy
Mar 17, 2021

Solomon helps secure and provide more than 200 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Northeast Philadelphia residents
Mar 08, 2021

Solomon introduces legislation to bring open primaries to Pa., stresses importance of democracy and government accountability
Jan 29, 2021

Harris names deputy whips for 2021-22 legislative session
Jan 26, 2021

Thank you, Andrew!
Jan 05, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 25, 2020

Solomon and Community Leaders team up to give out Thanksgiving Turkeys to local families
Nov 23, 2020

New COVID-19 Guidance for Philly and Statewide Mitigation Efforts
Nov 20, 2020

Solomon Welcomes new District Office team members
Nov 12, 2020

Shredding event tomorrow, join us
Nov 06, 2020

Drop off your ballot or vote in-person on November 3
Nov 02, 2020

Newsletter: Mail-in ballot deadline is tomorrow!
Oct 26, 2020

Solomon leads massive neighborhood clean up effort
Oct 25, 2020