Spring 2024

(May 22, 2024)

Click here to read Rep. Steele's latest newsletter, which contains information on her legislation, first responders, the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program and more. Read more

 

Steele bill that would provide needed blood pressure monitoring devices to pregnant women passes PA House

(May 21, 2024)

“Hypertension and related disorders are a leading cause of maternal, neonatal and fetal health complications and death. Early identification and intervention is critical to the health of the mother and baby,” Steele said. “Remote blood pressure monitoring is a reliable, effective strategy in getting control of the mother’s blood pressure and avoiding costly and preventable complications.” Read more

 

Orphan Well Plugging Program is opportunity to work collaboratively with oil and gas industry to benefit the environment

(May 21, 2024)

I am supporting a program initiated by Republican legislation that will enable more orphaned wells to be plugged, not only more cheaply than the current process, but also in greater number. Read more

 

Steele: Time for DEP to get moving on state orphan well capping program

(May 09, 2024)

HARRISBURG, May 9 – Continuing her efforts to ensure the planet remains habitable for future generations, state Rep. Mandy Steele is leading a push to get the state’s new orphan well plugging program up and running. Read more

 

Steele to assist with distributing smoke alarms Saturday

(May 06, 2024)

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Red Cross, community volunteers and local fire companies will be installing smoke alarms throughout Brackenridge and Tarentum. Residents may register for an appointment by calling the American Red Cross at 412-263-5278. Read more

 

House passes Steele bill to ban toxic chemicals in driveway sealant

(Apr 30, 2024)

“Not all driveway sealants are created equal. Driveway sealants that are high in PAHs – such as sealants using coal tar – can endanger public health,” Steele said. “The PAHs in a freshly paved parking lot or playground is what gives off that strong odor. With more sealants available that are safer, we should eliminate the sealants that are toxic to the health of Pennsylvanians.” Read more

 

Steele: Protect your personal information at my shredding event Saturday

(Apr 29, 2024)

The shred event provides an opportunity for members of the community to safely dispose of documents containing personal information, thereby protecting them from potential identity theft. Read more

 

Steele: Allegheny Valley, Fox Chapel, Highlands school districts receive more than $650,000 in school safety grant funding

(Apr 26, 2024)

Allegheny Valley School District received $320,250 in combined funding, while Fox Chapel School District received $196,561 and Highlands School District $168,004. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: May 22Update

(Apr 09, 2024)

Grant programs open for application. Read more

 

Grant funding awarded for electric charging station in Harmar

(Apr 05, 2024)

“This funding further cements the state’s efforts to combat climate change,” said Steele, D-Allegheny. “Since the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions comes from the cars and trucks we drive, moving to electric vehicles will greatly reduce these emissions, but we need to have the infrastructure available to support not only typical daily travel, but also long-distance travel. This is a step in the right direction.” Read more

 

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

(Apr 02, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Transportation: Automated Red Light Enforcement Transportation Enhancements Grant Program (ARLE Program) Who May Apply: Local governments, planning organizations, or Commonwealth agencies. Use: Eligible uses include, but are not limited to, roadway safety, mobility, and capacity upgrades, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, local technical assistance program projects, and traffic signal improvements. Funds: PennDOT anticipates $32 million available with the intent of funding worthwhile projects that can be completed at a relatively low cost. Application Deadline: A pre-application scoping form is required to be submitted by April 30, 2024. Feedback will be provided by May 31, 2024. The application period will be open from June 1, 2024, to June 30, 2024. More information: PennDOT Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Intermediate Punishment Treatment Program Who May Apply: Counties Use: Funds for the proposed program must be used to support restrictive conditions that are imposed as part of a county probation sentence and may be used for needed drug and alcohol-related services, and mental health treatment and supportive services for eligible individuals Funds: Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds in the FY 2024-25 budget. Application Deadline: May 1, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Department of Community and Economic Development: Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) Read more

 

Steele to host Earth Day Extravaganza Monday, April 22

(Apr 02, 2024)

Attendees will have the opportunity to drop off glass bottles, jars and jugs for recycling and receive a reusable tote bag and plant from Steele’s office. Trees from Tree Pittsburgh will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Read more

 

Bills mandating school counselor plans, establishing dual credit program clear Pa. House

(Mar 27, 2024)

Steele said counselors are stretched thin through having to provide emotional and behavioral support along with guidance on careers and post-secondary education. She said Pennsylvania is the lone state in the nation without required standardized school counseling. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District

(Mar 26, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Intermediate Punishment Treatment Program Who May Apply: Counties Use: Funds for the proposed program must be used to support restrictive conditions that are imposed as part of a county probation sentence and may be used for needed drug and alcohol-related services, and mental health treatment and supportive services for eligible individuals Funds: Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds in the FY 2024-25 budget. Application Deadline: May 1, 2024 More information: PCCD Website PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply. Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership. Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500. Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted. More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Local law enforcement agencies, campus or university police, railroad or street railway police, airport authority police, and county park police. Use: Funding is explicitly to support Act 120 training and recruitment activities for law enforcement officers that will take place between Oct. 19, 2023 and June 30, 2025. Funds: $14 million in Read more

 

Steele announces more than $1.25 million for infrastructure projects

(Mar 26, 2024)

“As the state representative for the 33rd Legislative District, I prioritize investments that put the safety of communities first, and that is why I advocated for more than $1.25 million for our infrastructure,” Steele said. “With Pennsylvania having some of the oldest infrastructure in the country, the 33rd Legislative District would benefit from enhancements to our infrastructure, which include upgrading a traffic signal, constructing a roundabout, and installing sidewalks. These investments will make the townships of Harrison and O’Hara, and Sharpsburg Borough, safer and more accessible.” Read more

 

School counseling services bill passes House

(Mar 25, 2024)

“As the mother of four children, I worry about their mental health, just like many parents in the U.S.,” Steele said. “Nearly 65% of students ask for mental health services, and we must equip our schools to meet their needs. This legislation would ensure our students thrive by requiring schools to assess students’ needs and develop a comprehensive plan to address them. By prioritizing our students’ mental health and well-being, we help prepare them to meet life’s challenges with greater resilience.” Read more

 

Steele responds to Blawnox shooting

(Mar 20, 2024)

Constituents may contact their local police department to report any crimes, and Steele’s office at 724-826-5151 to address any legislative issues relating to community safety. Read more

 

PBMHC co-chairs introduce Pennsylvania’s Momnibus legislative package

(Mar 19, 2024)

The co-chairs, as well as Reps. Lisa Borowski, D-Delaware, Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., and Mandy Steele, D-Allegheny, modeled Pennsylvania’s Momnibus legislation after federal bills introduced by U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Illinois, and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey. Read more

 

Committee advances Steele’s Safer Sealant Act

(Mar 19, 2024)

“Today, we took a massive stride toward restricting toxic chemicals, such as PAHs, that threaten our communities, including the health of our youth and our environment,” said Steele, D-Allegheny. “One of my own children suffered health issues, which our pediatrician attributed to coal tar sealant used on my driveway. With more sealants available that are safer, we should not permit the sale of sealants with chemicals toxic to the health of Pennsylvanians or the environment. We must remove sealants high in PAHs from the market.” Read more

 

Escape bags, protective wear to be upgraded at Citizens Hose

(Mar 14, 2024)

State Rep. Mandy Steele, D-Fox Chapel, said the grants for local firefighters and EMS are especially important. Read more

 

Spring 2024
May 22, 2024

Steele bill that would provide needed blood pressure monitoring devices to pregnant women passes PA House
May 21, 2024

Orphan Well Plugging Program is opportunity to work collaboratively with oil and gas industry to benefit the environment
May 21, 2024

Steele: Time for DEP to get moving on state orphan well capping program
May 09, 2024

Steele to assist with distributing smoke alarms Saturday
May 06, 2024

House passes Steele bill to ban toxic chemicals in driveway sealant
Apr 30, 2024

Steele: Protect your personal information at my shredding event Saturday
Apr 29, 2024

Steele: Allegheny Valley, Fox Chapel, Highlands school districts receive more than $650,000 in school safety grant funding
Apr 26, 2024

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: May 22Update
Apr 09, 2024

Grant funding awarded for electric charging station in Harmar
Apr 05, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Apr 02, 2024

Steele to host Earth Day Extravaganza Monday, April 22
Apr 02, 2024

Bills mandating school counselor plans, establishing dual credit program clear Pa. House
Mar 27, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities For Your District
Mar 26, 2024

Steele announces more than $1.25 million for infrastructure projects
Mar 26, 2024

School counseling services bill passes House
Mar 25, 2024

Steele responds to Blawnox shooting
Mar 20, 2024

PBMHC co-chairs introduce Pennsylvania’s Momnibus legislative package
Mar 19, 2024

Committee advances Steele’s Safer Sealant Act
Mar 19, 2024

Escape bags, protective wear to be upgraded at Citizens Hose
Mar 14, 2024