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$8 Million in Funding Available for Businesses and Organizations
WEST CHESTER (March 5) –State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged local municipalities, school districts, businesses and nonprofit organizations to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program.
The program opened March 1 and an estimated $8 million in grants is now available to eligible applicants.
State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that more than $428,000 in total state grant funding has been awarded for two rail freight improvement projects in the City of Coatesville.
“Investments in our rail freight network help stimulate economic development and job growth,” Dinniman said. “In addition, improving and updating our rail infrastructure increases safety by easing traffic on our local roads and highways.”
State Senator Andy Dinniman said the stretch of Route 100 between Exton and Lionville will be widened to three lanes in each direction, and the work should begin this spring.
“This stretch of Route 100 through the heart of Chester County carries up to 40,000 motorists a day; We know how busy it can get,” Dinniman said. “Therefore it’s very satisfying to announce a project to address this traffic congestion and further improve our quality of life.”
State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that the Great Valley School District and the Avon Grove School District will each receive a $25,000 grant for programs that prevent or reduce school violence.
“Providing a safe learning environment is the top priority of our schools and a key part of that goal is addressing potential problems before they occur,” Dinniman said.
State Senator Andy Dinniman encouraged the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) to give universities the freedom to work more independently to meet financial challenges and enrollment needs at a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee today.
“I am concerned by what appears to be a potential house of cards in terms of both finances and demographics,” Dinniman, who serves as minority chair of the Senate Education Committee, said.
State Senator Andy Dinniman congratulated Penn’s William Finnen last week for a lifetime of service to Penn Township at where else but a board of supervisors meeting.
Surrounded by friends and colleagues, Finnen, 84, received a citation from Sen. Dinniman for being a “shining example of community spirit whose many contributions are worthy of deep gratitude and respect.”
State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that six watershed protection projects in Chester County will receive $980,828 in total state funding through the Growing Greener Program.
“Protecting our streams and pristine waterways is fundamental to the safety of our drinking water and the health of our communities,” Dinniman said. “These grants go a long way in ensuring that our natural resources are preserved and safeguarded for generations to come.”
State Senator Andy Dinniman was recently joined by residents, activists and members of the faith community in calling for the passage of Senate Bill 75, legislation that would help end human trafficking in Pennsylvania.
“As we mark the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King this weekend, we must recognize that modern-day slavery continues to exist in our nation,” Dinniman said.
State Senator Andy Dinniman and state Senator Dominic Pileggi recently called for the passage of legislation to protect the integrity of the Medal of Honor at a special press conference.
“When it comes to important issues – the truly important issues like honoring our veterans and ensuring they get the care, support and services they deserve – Democrats and Republicans can and must work together,” Dinniman said.
A Call to Action to End Human Trafficking
April 3, 2013
A bipartisan Call to Action to push for new anti-human trafficking legislation at the Chester County Historical Society.
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