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Grants

Pittsburgh gets $600,000 in EPA Brownfields Grants to assess properties

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of $600,000 in brownfields grants to Pittsburgh’s North Side Industrial Development Company (NSIDC). The funding will be used to assess abandoned industrial sites in and around Pittsburgh that may be contaminated with hazardous or petroleum substances so that they can be cleaned up and redeveloped.

Boyle Introduces Bill to Protect Homeless Veterans

Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) recently introduced the Veterans Homelessness Contract Oversight Act, H.R. 1998, to bring Congressional oversight to federal grants that provide essential assistance to homeless veterans. The legislation requires that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notify Members of Congress and relevant committees of the expiration or termination of these grants, and submit a plan on how it will continue to provide the services provided to veterans under the grant, in order to prevent a drop-off in care upon the contract’s conclusion

Casey Announces over $10 Million in Grants to Improve Transportation, Congestion in Pittsburgh

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the City of Pittsburgh $10,899,318 in grants to support critical transportation and infrastructure projects in the city. The funds will improve mobility in Pittsburgh, while creating jobs and supporting economic growth in the region.

Governor Wolf Announces Statewide Planning Project to Boost Pennsylvania’s Solar Energy Development Begins in...

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that a statewide planning project led by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will equip Pennsylvania to produce more solar energy and increase solar-generated in-state electricity sales to at least 10 percent by 2030. The project, called “Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future,” was selected for a $550,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Casey Announces over $10 Million in Grants to Improve Transportation, Congestion in Pittsburgh

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the City of Pittsburgh $10,899,318 in grants to support critical transportation and infrastructure projects in the city. The funds will improve mobility in Pittsburgh, while creating jobs and supporting economic growth in the region.

HOUSING AUTHORITY & DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY AWARDED $100K GRANT FOR JUVENILE RE-ENTRY

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) and Duquesne University School of Law were awarded a $100,000 Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Justice.  The award will allow the organizations to provide current and potential public housing residents up to 24 years old with services such as record expungement

DCED Approves $5.3 Million in Community Development Block Grants for Projects in 19 Counties

Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of $5.3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for projects in Armstrong, Blair, Cameron, Clinton, Elk, Fayette, Jefferson, Lackawanna, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, Tioga, Venango, Warren, Wayne, and Westmoreland counties.

Wolf Administration Announces Grant to Assist Affordable Housing Project for Veterans, Seniors in Chester...

Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of a grant through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to support Petra Community Housing to perform an environmental assessment in Phoenixville.

Mayor Peduto, Councilman Lavelle and City Housing Authority Applying for Federal Grant for Middle...

The City of Pittsburgh is applying to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for federal planning and design funding for affordable housing units, and business and community development around Bedford Dwellings in the Middle Hill District.

Fattah Announces $2.7 Million Jobs Plus Grant to Philly Housing Authority

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) has been awarded $2.7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to offer new job training programs for PHA residents.

Fattah Announces $58 Million in Housing Grants to Philadelphia

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that Philadelphia has received $58 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for a variety of programs that will serve Philadelphia’s homeless and low-income communities.

Fattah Announces $3 Million in Grants to End Veteran Homelessness

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has renewed $3 million in grant awards to two organizations in his district to support programs and services that will prevent and end veteran homelessness in Philadelphia

EPA Awards $800,000 in Brownfields Grants to Assess Properties in Montgomery County’s Norristown, Pottstown...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of $800,000 in brownfields grants: $400,000 to the Municipality of Norristown and $400,000 to the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority. The funding will be used to assess abandoned industrial sites in Norristown and Pottstown, Pa., that may be potentially contaminated with hazardous substances so they can be cleaned up and redeveloped

Rep. Cartwright Announces $500,000 HOME Grant Funding to the Borough of Girardville

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced today that the Borough of Girardville has been awarded a $500,000 HOME grant This money, paired with a matching DCED Keystone Communities grant awarded by the state, will allow the borough to construct a six-unit low-income housing development on West Main Street. The new facility will provide rental opportunities to six low-income families; two of the units will be handicap-accessible.

U.S. Rep. Cartwright Announces $35,715 in DHS Grant Awarded to Delaware Water Gap Fire...

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the Delaware Water Gap Fire Department with an Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

EPA Announces $600,000 in Brownfields Grants to Philadelphia Redevelopment Authorities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three brownfields grants for a total of $600,000 - $400,000 to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development and $200,000 to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. The grants will support efforts underway in assessing brownfields sites that are potentially contaminated with petroleum and hazardous substances so they can be cleaned up and redeveloped into beneficial spaces. Brownfields are properties where real or suspected environmental contamination has prevented productive reuse.

Congressman Fattah Announces $822,136 in Humanities Grants to Three Philadelphia Institutions

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a Senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that three organizations in his Philadelphia-area district have received new grant awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). In total, $822,136 was awarded to support new exhibitions and the conservation and preservation of current museum holdings

Rep. Cartwright Announces $763,390 in HOME Grants to two Schuylkill County Communities

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced today that the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has awarded two Schuylkill County communities $763,390 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) grant funding. HOME funds are awarded as formula grants to states and municipalities by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; the program’s flexibility allows communities and nonprofit organizations to execute a wide range of activities, such as building, buying and refurbishing low-income housing. It is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designated exclusively to creating affordable housing for low-income households

Cartwright Announces $207,620 in DHS Grants for Two Schuylkill County Fire Departments

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded two Schuylkill County fire departments each with Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFGs). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Cartwright Announces $48,400 USDA Rural Development grant and $39,700 loan to Pleasant Valley Manor

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $48,400 Community Facility grant and $39,700 loan to Pleasant Valley Manor, Monroe County’s long-term care facility.

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

PHA To Use On-line Housing Applications For First Time

Philadelphia, PA - March 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Philadelphia Housing Authority announced today it would begin accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program on-line, through its Web site, pha.phila.gov.

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Governor Wolf Announces Tax Credits for Rehab and Reuse of Lancaster’s...

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) has completed a $10 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing transact ion that will support the rehabilitation of the Bulova Technologies building on Queen Street in downtown Lancaster into a strategically located mixed-use development.