¡Aproveche el Programa de Servicio de Alimentos de Verano para niños!

(16 hours ago)

El programa de tecnología de conectividad digital ¡Ahora aceptando solicitudes! El período de solicitud para el nuevo Programa de Tecnología de Conectividad Digital ya está abierto hasta el lunes 19 de agosto de 2024. El Programa de Tecnología de Conectividad Digital de $20 millones distribuirá computadoras portátiles a instituciones comunitarias para ayudar a conectar a los residentes de Pensilvania que carecen de tecnología digital. Para llenar una solicitud haga clic aquí. Quién puede postularse: bibliotecas, escuelas comunitarias, municipios, organizaciones de capacitación laboral, organizaciones sin fines de lucro y otras instituciones comunitarias ancla. Uso: Adquisición de tecnología de conectividad digital que facilite el acceso a Internet de banda ancha y promueva la alfabetización digital y la formación de habilidades. Fondos: $20 millones en dinero federal ARP están disponibles para este programa. Application Deadline: August 19, 2024 More information: DCED Website Consejos de seguridad para sus viajes de verano ¡Los calurosos días de verano ya están aquí! Si planea salir de la ciudad, descargue las siguientes aplicaciones móviles de Pensilvania para mantenerlo a usted y a su Read more

 

Agricultural, Environmental, Public Safety, Redevelopment, Technology, and Additional Grant Opportunities

(1 day ago)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Broadband Development Authority: COVID-19 ARPA Capital Projects Fund Digital Connectivity Technology Program Who May Apply: Libraries, community schools, municipalities, workforce training organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and other community anchor institutions. Use: Acquisition of digital connectivity technology that facilitates broadband internet access and promotes digital literacy and skills training. Funds: $20 million in federal ARP money is available for this program. Application Deadline: August 19, 2024 More information: DCED Website Department of Agriculture: Very Small Meat and Poultry Processor Program Who May Apply: Applicants must meet the federal definition of a very small meat and poultry processing operation and currently be operating under a grant of inspection or planning to get a grant of inspection upon completion of project. Use: Grant reimbursement is available for eligible costs associated with meeting the requirements to obtain a grant of inspection, opening a new very small meat and poultry processing operation, expanding the capacity of a current very small meat and poultry operation, or a combination of those purposes. Funds: Funding is limited to no more than $100,000 per applicant. Application Deadline: August 2, 2024 More information: PDA Website PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Read more

 

Pennsylvania Legislative Latino Caucus praises Biden administration executive order on immigration

(Jun 18, 2024)

HARRISBURG, June 18 – The Pennsylvania Legislative Latino Caucus today applauded the Biden administration’s executive action allowing certain undocumented spouses and children of United States’ citizens to apply for lawful permanent residency without leaving the country. The action will provide legal status and protections for about 500,000 American families and roughly 50,000 noncitizen children of immigrants under the age of 21 whose parent is married to a U.S. citizen. Under current federal law, an undocumented person who enters the U.S. and marries a U.S. citizen must first request parole before applying for legal residency. That process might require them to leave the country, upending their careers and families and creating uncertainty about whether they would be authorized to reenter. PLLC members said today’s action allows those spouses to apply for residency without needing to leave the U.S., bringing hope and relief to hundreds of thousands in the country and here in Pennsylvania. PLLC Chair Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., praised President Joe Biden for his action. “Today’s executive action represents a significant step forward in the fight for a more fair and equitable immigration system. By protecting hundreds of thousands of our immigrant neighbors and their families, the president is reinforcing the principles of humanity and fairness,” Burgos said. PLLC Read more

 

¡Consigue una pasantía remunerada en mi oficina en el distrito 127!

(Jun 14, 2024)

Una manifestación en favor de la equidad en las escuelas El jueves, en calidad de Presidente de la Delegación Central de Pensilvania, tuve el placer de unirme a mis colegas, los representantes estatales, Ismail Smith-Wade-El y Justin Fleming, para enfatizar la relevancia crítica del proyecto de ley H.B. 2370. Se trata de una legislación innovadora, que fue aprobada por la Cámara el lunes, que garantizaría la equidad en la forma en que se financian las escuelas públicas en todo el estado de Pensilvania. Extiendo mi más sincero agradecimiento a todas las organizaciones, estudiantes, maestros, defensores y residentes que se unieron a nosotros en esta impactante manifestación por la igualdad en la educación. Visita al Capitolio estatal del Alcalde Eddie Moran Siempre es un gran honor dar la bienvenida al alcalde de Reading, Eddie Moran, al Capitolio estatal. Esta semana, discutimos los objetivos compartidos destinados a mejorar la calidad de vida en la ciudad de Reading. Continuamos dando pasos firmes hacia un importante conjunto de objetivos que nos ayudarían a desbloquear infinitas posibilidades de progreso para la ciudad, entre otras, una designación de Zona de Revitalización y Mejoramiento de la Ciudad (CRIZ). Read more

 

Central PA Delegation to champion fair funding for schools at Millersville rally

(Jun 12, 2024)

HARRISBURG, June 12 – The Pennsylvania House Central Pennsylvania Delegation today announced that the group will raise its voice on behalf of chronically underfunded schools along with advocate groups, educational organizations, legislators, community leaders, students, lawyers, and parents tomorrow, Thursday, June 13. MEDIA COVERAGE IS INVITED. State Rep. Ismail Smith-Wade-El, D-Lancaster, who serves the 49 th Legislative District where the event will take place, indicated that the rally which will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Millersville University’s Pucillo Gymnasium, 125 Pucillo Dr., Millersville, is aimed at reinforcing the need to secure sustainable funding for public schools. “This rally will be a loud and clear call to action for colleagues on both side of the aisle and the Senate,” he said about the rally organized in coordination with PA Schools Work, a nonpartisan statewide movement that advocates on behalf of public schools. “We are determined to secure the $1.1 billion increase in Basic Education funding, as projected by Gov. Josh Shapiro in his 2024-25 budget proposal,” Smith-Wade-El added. “Now, following the House passage of a unprecedent $5.1 billion bill that fulfills the recommendations of a bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission to end funding disparities, we need to make sure that this bill crosses the finish line. Read more

 

Guzman praises new significant funds to be allocated for the Reading and Governor Mifflin School districts

(Jun 10, 2024)

HARRISBURG, June 10 – State Rep. Manny Guzman, D-Berks, today praised the House passage of H.B. 2370 that would ensure fairness in the way that public schools across the state are funded and help close the historical financial gaps for Reading and Governor Mifflin school districts, located within his legislative district. Guzman, who also serves as chair of the Central Pennsylvania Delegation, said that under the current proposal, Governor Mifflin School District would see an additional $19.6 million to address chronic underfunding and property tax relief over seven years, a boost of $4,670 per student, while the Reading School District would be welcoming an additional $271 million to address chronic underfunding and property tax relief over seven years, a boost of more than $15,000 per student. “This is a massive victory for the Reading and Governor Mifflin school districts and an immense satisfaction for me as legislator,” Guzman said. “This win comes as the outcome of relentless individual and collective efforts focused on addressing inequities in funding,” he added. “Not only we are providing equity to every single student in the state, but we are also reducing the taxpayer burden. This plan provides $3.7 billion in saving to taxpayers over seven years to public schools. “This bill also would make thorough adjustments to laws governing cyber charter schools The wins Read more

 

Central PA Delegation to host a rally on basic education funding

(Jun 07, 2024)

HARRISBURG, June 7 – Leaders of the PA House Central Pennsylvania Delegation today announced that they will host a rally on Basic Education funding at Millersville University in coordination with PA Schools Work, a nonpartisan statewide movement that advocates on behalf of public schools. The event will emphasize the need to secure a $1.1 billion increase in Basic Education funding, as projected by Gov. Josh Shapiro in his 2024-25 budget proposal. The rally, that will be led by state Reps. Ismail Smith-Wade-El, D-Lancaster, and Manuel Guzman, D-Berks, chairman of the Central PA Delegation, will include the participation of students, teachers, legislators, lawyers, education advocates and community leaders, among others. WHAT : Rally on Basic Education Funding WHEN : 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13 WHERE : Millersville University , Pucillo Gymnasium (Parking Lot area),125 Pucillo, Dr., Millersville, PA 17551 Read more

 

¡Es tiempo de asegurar una educación equitativa para todos!

(Jun 07, 2024)

¡Es tiempo de asegurar una educación equitativa para todos! Acompáñame en una manifestación a favor de una financiación justa para nuestras escuelas. Asiste a este evento el jueves 13 de junio a las 10 a. m. en el gimnasio Pucillo de la Universidad de Millersville. Un reconocimiento al corage y servicio ejemplar Fue un inmenso honor dar la bienvenida a la Cámara de Representantes al ex sargento de la policía del Capitolio de los EE. UU., Aquilino Gonell, y al oficial Harry Dunn, quienes fueron reconocidos por su servicio ejemplar, su valentía y su acto de bondad hacia los demás. Gonell y Dunn ayudaron a proteger el Capitolio de los Estados Unidos de una turba de personas durante la insurrección del 6 de enero de 2021. Junio es el Mes del Orgullo La semana pasada, tuve el placer de ayudar a iniciar el Mes del Orgullo en Reading con una ceremonia de izamiento de la bandera en City Park. La celebración de un mes de duración nos recuerda la búsqueda continua de igualdad, justicia e inclusión ante la ley para la comunidad lesbiana, gay, bisexual, transgénero y queer. Junio también es un momento para reconocer todos los logros de la comunidad LGBTQ. Se ha extendido la fecha límite para la solicitud Read more

 

It's time for equitable education for all!

(Jun 06, 2024)

State Rep. Manuel Guzman, chairman of the Central PA Delegation and State Rep. Ismail Smith-Wade-El, in coordination with PA Schools Work, invite you to rally in support of underfunded schools. Come out and stand with legislators and advocates in support of the Basic Education Funding Commission's 7-year plan to fairly fund public education in the Commonwealth. WHAT : Rally on Basic Education Funding WHEN : 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13 WHERE : Millersville University , Pucillo Gymnasium (Parking Lot area), Millersville, PA 17551 Read more

 

La fecha límite para aplicar al Programa de reembolso de impuestos sobre la propiedad/alquiler ha sido extendida hasta diciembre 31

(May 31, 2024)

Conferencia sobre el impacto de los inmigrantes en la industria agrícola de Pensilvania La semana pasada, en mi rol de vicepresidente del Caucus Latino Legislativo de Pensilvania, me uní a mis colegas para participar en una mesa redonda en Gettysburg. Esta importante mesa redonda en la que se analizó el impacto de la inmigración en las comunidades rurales y la industria agrícola, contó con la participación del Secretario de Agricultura de Pensilvania, Russell Redding, líderes comunitarios y defensores de los trabajadores inmigrantes. Gettysburg es, sin lugar a dudas, un claro ejemplo de lo que se puede lograr cuando una comunidad rural recibe y trata con respecto a los inmigrantes. Se ha extendido la fecha límite para la solicitud del Programa de reembolso de impuestos sobre la propiedad/alquiler Se ha extendido la fecha límite para la solicitud del Programa de reembolso de impuestos sobre la propiedad/alquiler. Mi equipo y yo podemos ayudarle a completar la documentación necesaria y a obtener un reembolso por los impuestos a la propiedad o los alquileres que pagó durante 2023. Para obtener más información, llame a mi oficina al (610) 376-1529. ¡Las Read more

 

Guzman on Gettysburg Roundtable Discussion

(May 28, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Manny Guzman joined colleagues from the Pa. Legislative Latino Caucus to host a roundtable discussion with community leaders and migrant worker advocates on how immigration is having a positive impact on rural communities. Read more

 

Ahora será más fácil convertirse en supervisor de tasadores de bienes raíces en Pensilvania

(May 24, 2024)

Eliminando barreras para personas que deseen convertirse en supervisors de tasadores de bienes raíces en Pensilvania Me complace compartir que el miércoles di un paso de avance el proceso de eliminar las barreras para que los residentes de Pensilvania que desean convertirse en supervisores de tasadores de bienes raíces. Mi legislación HB 2220, aprobada por la Cámara de Representantes y ahora en camino al senado, permite a las personas en la industria mejorar sus habilidades con más facilidad a medida que avanzan sus carreras en esta área. Agilizar el proceso de contratación y capacitación de tasadores de bienes raíces ayudará a abordar la escasez de tasadores calificados en Pensilvania y tendrá también un impacto positivo en nuestra economía. Creo que es fundamental educar y capacitar a personas en industrias exigentes como la tasación de bienes raíces para promover una economía local competitiva. Mi misión es fomentar una fuerza laboral diversa, equitativa y calificada en Pensilvania. ¡Consiga un empleo como maestro! ¡Haga una diferencia y ayude a cubrir la escasez de maestros en el estado! Conviértase en maestro. Hay más de una forma de convertirse en maestro certificado en Pensilvania. Explore la mejor Read more

 

House passes Guzman bill to lower barriers to become real estate appraiser supervisor in Pennsylvania

(May 22, 2024)

HARRISBURG, May 22 – The PA House today passed legislation ( H.B. 2220 ) that would remove barriers for Pennsylvanians who want to become a real estate appraiser supervisor in the state. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Manuel Guzman , D-Berks, would allow real estate appraisers-in-training to work with multiple supervisors and in more types of properties to gain more experience. It also lowers the years of experience an appraiser must have to supervise trainees from five to three. “I am proud to see the unanimous passage of my bill, and I cannot wait to see it cross the finish line,” Guzman said. “I’m glad to help appraisers acquire better experience and training to reduce inconsistencies in appraised home values. “This bill also helps remove barriers to the profession and allows people in the industry to ‘skill up’ more easily as their career progresses,” he added. Guzman highlighted workforce development is one of his top priorities. “I believe it’s critical to educate and train individuals in demanding industries like real estate appraisal to advance a competitive local economy. I have made it my mission to foster a diverse, equitable and skilled workforce in Pennsylvania,” he said. Read more

 

Guzman welcomes $104,000 in state funding for senior community centers

(May 15, 2024)

READING, May 15 – State Rep. Manuel Guzman, D-Berks, today announced $104,759 in state funding to improve resources and services for older adults in the 127 th Legislative District that he serves. The announcement of the grants took place Tuesday at the Berks Encore Reading Center in Berks County, one of this year’s competitive grant recipients. Guzman joined Jason Kavulich, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Berks community leaders and the Berks County Area Agency on Aging to welcome the grant. “This significant investment will certainly enrich the lives of our growing senior population,” Guzman said. “This funding will be used for upgrading facilities and towards enhancing nutrition services, among other necessities. I am glad to make a difference in our seniors’ lives,” he added. The center’s grant will be used for capital improvement and renovations. Forty-five senior community centers from 26 counties across the Commonwealth received one of the department’s 2023-24 competitive grants that combined, totaled $2 million. The grant funding is appropriated by the General Assembly with proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Environmental, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(May 14, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Wild Resource Conservation Program Who May Apply: Counties, municipalities, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, conservation districts, and municipal authorities. Individuals, state government agencies, and for-profit businesses may be eligible depending on the project. Use: Grant applications will be accepted for species surveys, conservation, and management. Funds: Funding comes through the Wil Resource Conservation Fund and a portion of the Environmental Stewardship Fund. Grant size varies, but the average grant award is $30,000. Application Deadline: July 1, 2024 More information: DCNR website Department of Community and Economic Development: Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) The NAP is broken down into five components: The Neighborhood Assistance Program Tax Credit, the Special Program Priorities, the Neighborhood Partnership Program, the Charitable Food Program, and the Enterprise Zone Program Tax Credit. Please visit the link below for specific information on each component. Who May Apply: Depending on the program, eligible applicants include neighborhood organizations that hold a ruling from the IRS as nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations, and organizations operating as food banks, food pantries, or emergency food providers. Use: Use varies by program, but priorities for this funding Read more

 

Aproveche el programa de nutrición del mercado de agricultores para personas mayores

(May 14, 2024)

Nuevas subvenciones para centros comunitarios para envejecientes El martes, tuve el placer de unirme al secretario del Departamento de la Tercera Edad de Pensilvania, Jason Kavulich, a la senadora Judy Schwank y a los líderes comunitarios de Berks, incluida la Agencia para el Envejecimiento del Área del Condado de Berks, para dar la bienvenida a nuevas subvenciones para centros para personas mayores que ayudarán a mejorar los servicios y la nutrición. 45 centros comunitarios para personas mayores de 26 condados de todo el estado de Pensilvania recibirán una de las subvenciones competitivas del Departamento para 2023-24 por un total de $2 millones, lo que garantizará que los adultos mayores reciban apoyo en lugares locales y familiares con servicios para mantenerse saludables y conectados con sus comunidades. Aproveche el programa de nutrición del mercado de agricultores para personas mayores ¡Los cupones del Programa de Nutrición del Mercado de Agricultores para Personas Mayores estarán disponibles en junio! Las personas mayores elegibles (mayores de 60 años) pueden recibir vales valorados en $50 para individuos o 100% para parejas. El Programa de Nutrición del Mercado de Agricultores para Personas Mayores proporciona vales a personas mayores elegibles para la compra de productos frescos. Read more

 

Las solicitudes para reembolsos por impuestos a la propiedad/alquiler de 2023 deben ser presentados antes del 30 de junio de 2024

(May 09, 2024)

Una exitosa feria de empleo en Reading Mi más sincero agradecimiento a todos los residentes que asistieron a mi feria de empleo en Reading el jueves. El evento, realizado en colaboración con la Autoridad de Vivienda de Reading, ofreció a los asistentes la oportunidad de establecer contactos, explorar oportunidades de empleo y conseguir empleo. Desde el comienzo de mi mandato como representante estatal, mi misión es apoyar y promover la legislación para mejorar las iniciativas profesionales, laborales y de desarrollo económico en nuestra comunidad, y continuaré abogando por mejores empleos y salarios dignos en Pensilvania. Reunión informativa sobre el presupuesto regional en York Únase a mí, al presidente de la mayoría del Comité de Asignaciones de la Cámara de Representantes, Jordan Harris, y a un importante grupo de colegas en York para una conversación sobre el presupuesto estatal 2024-25. Venga y conozca las prioridades e iniciativas clave incluidas en el presupuesto para el beneficio de todos los residentes de Pensilvania. El plan de gastos del estado da pasos importantes en la dirección correcta para ayudar a las familias necesitadas. La sesión informativa sobre el presupuesto regional se llevará a cabo el miércoles 15 de mayo a las 10 a. m. en la Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Environmental, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(May 07, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Education: Public School Environmental Repairs Program Who May Apply: School districts, area career and technical schools, charter schools, and regional charter schools that operate school buildings. Use: Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the remediation and/or abatement of lead in water sources and paint, asbestos, and mold inside school buildings of eligible school entities. Funds: Up to $75 million in state funds will be competitively awarded. There is no minimum funding request. The maximum funding request is $10 million. One application per entity will be accepted, but the application may consist of more than one project in more than one school building. Application Deadline: June 30, 2024 More information: PDE Website Department of Agriculture: Farm-to-School Grant Program Who May Apply: Any school district, school, charter school, private school, or center with pre-K classes, kindergarten classes, elementary classes, or middle school classes through 8 th grade that participates in a Federal Child Nutrition Program. Use: The purpose of the Farm-to-School Program is to educate prekindergartners through eighth graders and their families about the importance of choosing healthy, locally produced foods and increase awareness of Pennsylvania agriculture. Eligible projects will achieve this purpose. Funds: $500,000 is available for Read more

 

Guzman to host job fair in Reading

(May 07, 2024)

READING, May 7 – State Rep. Manny Guzman, D-Berks, today announced that he is partnering with the Reading Housing Authority to host a job fair to help residents dive into career paths with growth. The Job Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 9 at Olivet Boys and Girls Club, located at 1161 Pershing Blvd. Guzman said he wants to simplify the process for individuals to network, explore employment opportunities and score a job. “I am excited to be joining forces with the Reading Housing Authority in this event and I am keenly looking forward to greater collaboration with the organization for the benefit of all families in the county,” Guzman added. “From the beginning of my tenure as state representative, I have made it my mission to support and advance legislation to improve career, workforce and economic development initiatives in our community,” he added. “And I will continue advocating for better jobs and livable wages in Pennsylvania.” Stacey Keppen, president and CEO of Reading Housing Authority, said that it’s harder than ever for families to make ends meet. Keppen explained that the fair is aimed at empowering residents with valuable information and resources. “We are extremely grateful to Representative Guzman for his commitment to bringing meaningful opportunities to his constituency, including our Read more

 

Aplique para la Beca estatal de Pensilvania

(May 02, 2024)

Aplique para la Beca estatal de Pensilvania La Agencia de Asistencia para la Educación Superior de Pensilvania (PHEAA) ha extendido la fecha límite de presentación de la Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA®), para la Beca Estatal de Pensilvania, hasta el 1 de junio de 2024. Para más información visite: pheaa.org/fafsa . Oportunidades de trabajo en el Departamento de Educación ¡Consiga un nuevo trabajo con el Departamento de Educación de Pensilvania! El Departamento de Educación tiene múltiples vacantes para puestos de conductor y ayudante de autobús escolar a tiempo parcial en todo el estado. Para más información haga clic aquí. Mes Nacional de la Crianza temporal Mayo es el Mes Nacional de la Crianza Temporal. Celebro a las familias de Crianza temporal y continuaré abogando contra los problemas que afectan a los niños y jóvenes en Pensilvania. El tema de este año es "Involucrar a los jóvenes. Construir apoyos. Fortalecer oportunidades". ¡Yo puedo ayudarle a encontrar un nuevo empleo! ¡Es hora de elevar el nivel tu carrera! Yo puedo ayudarte a conseguir un nuevo Read more

 

¡Aproveche el Programa de Servicio de Alimentos de Verano para niños!
16 hours ago

Agricultural, Environmental, Public Safety, Redevelopment, Technology, and Additional Grant Opportunities
1 day ago

Pennsylvania Legislative Latino Caucus praises Biden administration executive order on immigration
Jun 18, 2024

¡Consigue una pasantía remunerada en mi oficina en el distrito 127!
Jun 14, 2024

Central PA Delegation to champion fair funding for schools at Millersville rally
Jun 12, 2024

Guzman praises new significant funds to be allocated for the Reading and Governor Mifflin School districts
Jun 10, 2024

Central PA Delegation to host a rally on basic education funding
Jun 07, 2024

¡Es tiempo de asegurar una educación equitativa para todos!
Jun 07, 2024

It's time for equitable education for all!
Jun 06, 2024

La fecha límite para aplicar al Programa de reembolso de impuestos sobre la propiedad/alquiler ha sido extendida hasta diciembre 31
May 31, 2024

Guzman on Gettysburg Roundtable Discussion
May 28, 2024

Ahora será más fácil convertirse en supervisor de tasadores de bienes raíces en Pensilvania
May 24, 2024

House passes Guzman bill to lower barriers to become real estate appraiser supervisor in Pennsylvania
May 22, 2024

Guzman welcomes $104,000 in state funding for senior community centers
May 15, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Environmental, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
May 14, 2024

Aproveche el programa de nutrición del mercado de agricultores para personas mayores
May 14, 2024

Las solicitudes para reembolsos por impuestos a la propiedad/alquiler de 2023 deben ser presentados antes del 30 de junio de 2024
May 09, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Environmental, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
May 07, 2024

Guzman to host job fair in Reading
May 07, 2024

Aplique para la Beca estatal de Pensilvania
May 02, 2024