Tag: DCED Funding

Saint Marys, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver visited Saint Marys Area High School today in support of the Wolf Administration’s investments in the school’s manufacturing training programs. Acting Secretary Weaver was on hand to celebrate the student-run Dutch Manufacturing program, funded recently by a $200,000 Manufacturing PA […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for the Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology (The Academy) through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC) to retain a full-time adult welding instructor and allow for free tuition in the Adult Certified Welding program to out-of-school youth in central Pennsylvania. “Skilled trades are an […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that more than $5.2 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) competitive, set-aside funding was awarded to update existing water and/or sewer systems and help improve the quality of life for residents of four communities in Bedford, Clinton, Juniata and Northumberland counties. “This CDBG funding will help […]
Hummelstown, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver celebrated the Wolf Administration’s continued investments in Pennsylvania’s communities and businesses during a walking tour of Hummelstown, Dauphin County. During the tour, Sec. Weaver spoke with the owners of several small businesses and listened to the borough’s plans to improve […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced $179,181 in new funding for Slippery Rock University, through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to support a student internship program at food and beverage manufacturing facilities in Allegheny, Butler, and Erie counties. “This paid internship program will give students the invaluable hands-on experience and skills they […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced $130,000 in new funding for the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC), through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to support a manufacturing career awareness program in multiple southeastern Pennsylvania counties where young manufacturing professionals talk to high school students about the benefits and rewards of a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), a charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International, through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC) to introduce students to careers in manufacturing through Summer Manufacturing Camps throughout Pennsylvania. “It is vital for Pennsylvania students to gain exposure to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $14 million in Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credits for 197 early-stage technology companies across Pennsylvania. “It’s vital to support our tech entrepreneurs here at home and foster their growth,” Gov. Wolf said. “These tax credits help reduce the burden on companies as they […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of nine projects through the Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) to assist local governments in eight counties with planning for zoning and updating of comprehensive plans. “Communities must continue to evolve as the needs of their residents change,” said Gov. Wolf. “It is important for counties, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced new funding for the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to support a job training program in Chester County that will help place individuals exiting the justice system with jobs in the manufacturing industry. “I’m proud we can support this re-entry […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for Brockway Area School District through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC) to better prepare students for a career in machining or manufacturing after graduation. “Technology is an integral part of the manufacturing industry,” said Gov. Wolf. “As technology continues to advance, it is in the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver and other DCED executives traveled across the commonwealth this week to celebrate Small Business Week by highlighting the investments made by the Wolf Administration in small businesses. “This week I had the pleasure of touring many small businesses across the commonwealth,” […]
Wolf Administration to hold press conference and tour at 1:00 PM today, SupplyOne Pittsburgh, 2160 North Main Street, Washington, PA 15301 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced new funding for Arc Human Services, Inc. through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to support a job training program in Washington County that will help […]
Erie, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Michael Hanna, Jr., highlighted the importance of small businesses in the commonwealth and noted the support the Wolf Administration has provided them during a tour of downtown Erie today. “Pennsylvania is home to more than 1 million small businesses that employ […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of nine new low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to support business growth in Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Dauphin, Erie, Fayette, and Lancaster counties that will help create and retain more than 375 total jobs. “The PIDA loans approved today provide the support needed […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Lewis Lumber and Milling, Inc., a producer of unfinished hardwood wide plank flooring, cabinet moldings and components, is opening its first manufacturing operation in Pennsylvania and will create 100 new jobs in Clarion County. “I am very pleased that Lewis Lumber has selected Pennsylvania as the […]
Gov. Wolf has proclaimed May 1-7, 2022, as “National Travel and Tourism and Small Business Week” in Pennsylvania Bedford, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Marketing, Tourism, & Film Carrie Fischer Lepore and Deputy Secretary of the Office of Technology and Innovation Steve D’Ettorre highlighted the importance of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today highlighted his legacy of support for Pennsylvania’s small businesses and encouraged Pennsylvanians to support the small businesses we all rely on every day, as they’re critical to supporting the local workforce and economy. “Pennsylvania’s small businesses are the cornerstones of our communities, and we must do everything we […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Country View Family Farms, LLC has selected Pennsylvania for its more than $47.3 million feed mill expansion project that will create at least 51 new good-paying jobs in Union County. “Pennsylvania successfully competed against other states for this expansion – a project that will have a […]
“Bill’s House” to provide housing options for homeless or low-income individuals and families in need in Columbia County Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello today joined local and community leaders in Bloomsburg to help cut the ribbon on “Bill’s House,” a new […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver announced today the approval of $96,006 through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the Clarion County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to conduct an environmental assessment at a former glass plant in Clarion Township. “Funding from the Industrial Sites Reuse Program […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced new funding for the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC), through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to fund phase two of its innovative Advanced Manufacturing and Programming Education (AMPED) program that blends career and technical education in a school setting with internships in a live […]
Wolf Administration to hold press conference at 10:30 AM today, 11178 Route 220, Dushore, PA 18614 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that UnityLab will create 63 new jobs and relocate its New England-based headquarters to Pennsylvania with the acquisition of manufacturing company Hoffman-New Yorker Inc. in Dushore, Sullivan County. “This project will […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced $2.3 million in grants have been awarded through the Manufacturing PA initiative to 36 student research projects that will help advance innovation in several sectors of manufacturing, from 3D printing, to waste sustainability, to autonomous navigation and more. “Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry has seen continued growth and innovation, […]
Wolf Administration to hold press conference and tour at 10:00 AM today, Northampton Community College, Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced funding is being awarded to Northampton Community College (NCC), through the Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career (MTTC) Grant program, to develop a new […]
Wolf Administration calls for legislative action to spend PA’s uncommitted American Rescue Plan Act dollars State College, PA – Cornerstones of Pennsylvania communities, small businesses are hurting just as much as individual Pennsylvanians from continually rising costs combined with recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. With billions in federal dollars waiting on legislation to be spent, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced new funding for the Chester County Economic Development Foundation (CCEDF), through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to create a program that will help students explore the link between agricultural and manufacturing careers in Berks and Chester counties. “Highlighting the connection between agricultural and manufacturing careers not […]
DCED’s Acting Secretary participates in event to place final steel beam at Mill 19 Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver discussed the Wolf Administration’s strategic investments in Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry during an event with the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC), local, and state officials to place […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Cavco Industries Inc., one of the nation’s largest manufactured home builders, has chosen to expand its national manufacturing operations in Pennsylvania, creating 55 new jobs and retaining 607 total existing positions over the next three years. Cavco recently purchased The Commodore Corporation, now known as Commodore […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for Bradford Area School District, through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to create a student-run program and boost awareness of available opportunities in the commonwealth’s manufacturing industry. “MTTC provides funding for the type of hands-on, real world experience that prepares students for successful manufacturing careers,” […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of $10 million for 19 projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for nongovernmental entities to deploy middle-mile and last-mile high-speed broadband infrastructure to unserved areas in Pennsylvania through the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program (UHSB). “Nearly one million Pennsylvanians lack access to broadband internet […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $1.52 million in funding for four agricultural projects through the First Industries Fund (FIF). The projects, located in Blair, Lancaster, Montour and Schuylkill counties, will help existing farms expand their operations and bring in additional revenue. “Our economy is fueled by the agriculture industry, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that more than $4 million has been awarded to six projects in Pennsylvania’s Appalachian Region through the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) initiative. “Supporting the coal-impacted communities in Pennsylvania is vitally important; the success of the Appalachian Region impacts […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for Saint Marys Area School District, through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to launch a student-run program and boost awareness of available opportunities in the manufacturing industry. “This great new program will give Saint Marys students hands-on experience in manufacturing,” said Gov. Wolf. “Programs like […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf is continuing to invest in Pennsylvania’s workforce with the announcement of $297,000 in new funding to help JATC of Shamokin Electricians IBEW LU 607 (JATC) prepare apprentices for in-demand jobs in the electrical industry. “Apprenticeship programs are an essential tool to grow the commonwealth’s workforce,” said Gov. Wolf. “Apprentices […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Easy Signs, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality digitally printed signage, will create 130 jobs in the Lehigh Valley with the opening of its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Allentown. “Pennsylvania’s friendly business climate and manufacturing excellence is well-known internationally,” said Gov. Wolf. “Manufacturing has long been […]
Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today toured Philly Shipyard, Inc. and its Training Academy to highlight a $1.1 million state investment, awarded to the Delaware County Community College, to train 315 individuals through a free welding and shipbuilding training program to meet workforce needs of Philly Shipyard for building National Security Multi-mission Vessels (NSMV). […]
St. Marys, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined city officials on a tour of St. Marys, Elk County, to highlight the Wolf administration’s ongoing commitment to economic development and community revitalization projects across Pennsylvania. “Making strategic investments in projects that create […]
Harrisburg, PA – Continuing his commitment to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce, Governor Tom Wolf today announced $297,000 has been awarded to the Western PA Chapter Electrical Apprenticeship Corporation to help expand their training center in Clearfield County. “Supporting apprenticeships is a win for both workers and companies in the commonwealth,” said Gov. Wolf. “Participating in apprenticeships […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of a new low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to support the growth of PowerRail Distribution Inc. in Luzerne County. “It’s important to make investments in homegrown businesses, and PIDA loans help do just that,” said Gov. Wolf. “We are proud to support […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for Millcreek Township School District, through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to enhance a student-run program and boost awareness of available opportunities in the manufacturing industry. “Manufacturing has long had a key role in the commonwealth’s history,” said Gov. Wolf. “This Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career funding […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Reinhart Foodservice, LLC is expanding in Westmoreland County, creating 24 good-paying jobs and retaining 563 current positions statewide. “Reinhart Foodservice provides critical goods to the region, and the commonwealth is pleased to invest in the expansion of their operations,” said Gov. Wolf. “This project will create and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $14.2 million in Community Development Block Grant-CARES Act (CDBG-CV) funding to support communities and their residents on a path to success. “Pennsylvania is making a comeback following the pandemic,” said Gov. Wolf. “These funds ensure that every Pennsylvanian has the opportunity to get back on their […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced $335,000 in funding for Junior Achievement of Western PA Inc. and the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland-Fayette Inc., through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Grant program, to develop programs that will raise awareness of the opportunities available in the manufacturing industry. “Our commonwealth has a long, rich history with […]
Harrisburg, PA – Continuing his commitment to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce, Governor Tom Wolf today announced $296,061 has been awarded to York Electrical Institute to help train the next generation of in-demand apprentices. “Supporting programs that allow Pennsylvanians to earn a paycheck while they learn valuable skills is one of the best investments the commonwealth can […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of new funding for Smilehaus Pediatric Dentistry in Cumberland County through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA) that will help support the growth of the business and creation of jobs. “It’s important that every business owner can […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Black Buffalo 3D Corporation, a manufacturer of large-scale 3D construction printers, is relocating its manufacturing operation from New Jersey to Pennsylvania and creating 71 new jobs in Monroe County. “We are thrilled to welcome Black Buffalo 3D to Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf. “Our investment in this […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) announced today that $1 million has been awarded on behalf of BTVC Fund I, LP, a Pittsburgh-based fund that will target investments of $500,000 to $2 million in up to six early-stage technology companies […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of $3.2 million for three new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will improve infrastructure, save energy, and create hundreds of new jobs in Indiana and Washington counties. “The PIPE program is essential […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that AES Clean Technology, a designer, manufacturer, and builder of cleanroom facilities, will invest $14.2 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Manheim Borough, Lancaster County, and create 97 new, full-time jobs. The company is also retaining 95 jobs at its headquarters in Montgomery County. “I […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced more than $2.1 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to improve safety, repair roadways and sidewalks, and make sewage and stormwater updates in communities in Columbia, Mercer, Northumberland, Sullivan, and Venango counties. “CDBG grants fund a wide variety […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that pet health and wellness company Spot & Tango has selected Pennsylvania as the location of its first manufacturing facility, creating close to 100 new jobs in Lehigh County. “We are thrilled to welcome Spot & Tango to Pennsylvania and grateful for its investment into Lehigh County […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, First Lady Frances Wolf hosted Women in Reentry: Housing, the sixth in a series of virtual conversations with reentry advocates. The panel discussed how safe, affordable housing impacts female returning citizens, how government and organizations are responding to their housing needs, and how stigma around having a criminal record complicates access […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced today the approval of $13,586 through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County to conduct an environmental assessment at a former lumber yard in the City of Meadville. “These environmental assessments are done to […]
Scranton, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello today joined Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti and other state and local officials to announce that NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania (NeighborWorks) has received Pennsylvania’s newest Keystone Communities Program Elm Street designation. NeighborWorks is the administering agency responsible for […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the distribution of $8,210,240 in funding through the Pennsylvania HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to support affordable housing in Butler, Clarion, Clearfield, Columbia, Crawford, Franklin, Fulton, Indiana, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Luzerne, Mercer, Montgomery, and Perry counties. “Pennsylvanians should not have to choose between paying for basic necessities […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced new funding is being awarded to Northampton Community College (NCC) to develop a Pathways to Manufacturing program for low-income individuals, veterans, and others in the Lehigh Valley. “The commonwealth recognizes the need for strong, entry-level talent in the manufacturing industry,” said Gov. Wolf. “Northampton Community College’s Pathways […]
DCED Secretary Davin to hold press conference and meet with apprentices at 1:30 PM today, Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 12, 1200 Gulf Lab Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 Harrisburg, PA – Continuing his commitment to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce through apprenticeships, Governor Tom Wolf today announced that more than $1.2 million in new funding through the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced one new low-interest loan approval through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will support the growth of Lampire Biological Labs Inc. in Bedford County. “The PIDA loan approved today is an investment in a homegrown company that began in Pennsylvania more than 44 years ago,” said […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 11 projects through the Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) to assist local governments in nine counties with planning for zoning and updating of comprehensive plans. “This funding helps municipalities and local governments update their essential plans to ensure they are more efficient and better prepared […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today highlighted some of the department’s significant investments in 2021 and how that support is creating good paying jobs and strengthening communities for years to come. “The Wolf administration recognizes that successful businesses depend on vibrant communities, and vice versa,” said Sec. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced today the approval of $79,200 through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to West Hazleton Borough to conduct an additional environmental assessment at the former Valmont Plaza Shopping Center in Luzerne County. “ISRP funding helps boroughs and cities conduct necessary environmental […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolftodayannounced $6 million in Keystone Communities Program grants for 34 projects in 22 counties across Pennsylvania. “The Keystone Communities Program supports towns and cities with initiatives that grow and stabilize neighborhoods and encourage partnerships between the public and private sectors,” said Gov. Wolf. “My administration is proud to support these […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced more than $1.1 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to improve safety, repair roadways and sidewalks, and make stormwater updates in communities in Luzerne, Lycoming, and Northumberland counties. “CDBG funding helps municipalities across the commonwealth complete a myriad […]
$613,000 in state support is expanding affordable housing options for low-income families in need Erie, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined today by Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Erie Mayor Joe Schember to discuss the Wolf administration’s support of affordable housing initiatives as he toured the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that HMTX Industries, a global manufacturer of building materials, has chosen Pennsylvania as the location of its new luxury vinyl tile manufacturing facility, creating 115 good-paying jobs over the next three years. “I am very pleased that a leading company like HMTX has chosen Pennsylvania as the […]
Canonsburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Finance & Workforce Development Carol Kilko and Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH) Executive Director Melissa Hawkins today announced a project that will provide Pennsylvanians who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced more than $750,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to improve safety, repair roadways and sidewalks, and make sewage system updates in communities in Elk and Northumberland counties. “The Wolf Administration is continuing its commitment to Pennsylvania’s small communities […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today highlighted the commonwealth’s investments in affordable housing initiatives through the department’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) during a tour of the Brethren Housing Association’s (BHA’s) Transitions program, which serves single mothers, grandmothers and their children who are experiencing homelessness. “Our investments in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients and a leading provider of naturally-derived pharmaceutical excipients, has chosen Pennsylvania as the location of its new pharmaceutical solutions headquarters and innovation center, creating 30 new, high-skilled jobs. “Roquette’s decision to locate their pharmaceutical solutions headquarters and innovation center […]
A total of $145 million was distributed in all 67 counties in 2021 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 5,860 businesses received funding support this year through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Relief Program (CHIRP), helping to protect and preserve this vital industry in Pennsylvania. “We developed the CHIRP program to provide immediate […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of $1.73 million in new funding for transportation infrastructure improvements in Hermitage, Mercer County, to support the continued plant expansion of food processing manufacturer Joy Cone and the creation of 90 jobs. “This investment is helping to create […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of 166 new projects through the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF), improving Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure and ensuring safer, more reliable transportation accommodation across the commonwealth. The projects total more than $84 million in funding. “My administration has been clear about its commitment to infrastructure investments and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of three agricultural projects funded through the First Industries Fund (FIF). Approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, the projects in Blair, Fulton, and Huntingdon Counties will help existing farms expand their operations, bring in additional revenue, and transition agribusinesses to the next generation of farmers. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of over $100,000 for a new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project in Mifflin County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). “PIPE grants offer critical support for businesses and communities to complete construction on natural gas distribution lines into […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced 100 new project approvals today through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for environmental and infrastructure projects in counties across Pennsylvania. “CFA funding for Act 13 projects provides communities throughout the commonwealth with critical support in improving recreational spaces and addressing necessary environmental and infrastructural upgrades,” said Gov. Wolf. […]
State Agencies to hold press conference at 1:30 PM today, BAYADA, 2500 York Road, Jamison, PA 18929. Harrisburg, PA – Continuing his commitment to expand home health care and address the nursing shortage, Governor Tom Wolf today announced a significant expansion of BAYADA’s Nurse Residency apprenticeship program to help adults and children who need home […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of nearly $36 million to 220 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. The funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) supports nonprofits, businesses, and resident projects in distressed areas or low-income neighborhoods. “Communities from every corner of Pennsylvania will benefit from this funding – the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved low-interest loans for two businesses, located in Erie and Lebanon counties, to help expand operations, better serve their customers, and create and retain jobs. “Today’s funding is invaluable in assisting these two businesses in their next steps to […]
Indiana, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello today joined Alice Paul House staff, legislators, county commissioners, and local officials at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Alice Paul House – the county’s only domestic violence shelter. “Today’s ribbon cutting celebration perfectly […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of $3 million in funding through the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) to Hatch BioFund GP, LLC and Rittenhouse GP III, LLC to fund early-stage technology companies in southeastern Pennsylvania. “Today’s investments are critical as we continue […]
Oct. 30 marks National Weatherization Day, a day focusing local, state and national attention on the Weatherization Assistance Program and the work being performed by dedicated community assistance providers. Over the last 45 years, DCED has weatherized more than 543,500 homes and resolved over 151,000 heating crisis emergencies. We spoke to a long-time partner of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced over $20,000 has been awarded to Cambridge-Lee Industries to train three manufacturing apprentices in industrial maintenance, including troubleshooting, repairing, and installing equipment and parts. Investing in apprenticeships and other job training programs that build a well-educate and skilled workforce is a priority for the governor. “As the commonwealth’s […]

National Weatherization Day

October 20, 2021
Oct. 30 marks National Weatherization Day, a day focusing local, state, and national attention on the Weatherization Assistance Program and the work being performed by dedicated members of the weatherization assistance network. In honor of this national day, we spoke to a longtime partner of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), Larry Swanson, […]
CaptiveAire continues to grow and bring new jobs to Bedford County after state funding assisted in the opening of its first PA facility over 10 years ago Bedford, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today joined the Executive Director of the Governor’s Action Team (GAT) Brent Vernon, Bedford County […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today over $20,000 in new funding for Global/SFC Valve Inc., through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program (Apprenticeship Program), a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. “Apprenticeship Program funding mutually benefits businesses and apprentices ready to learn, allowing Global/SFC Valve, Inc., to specifically train apprentices […]
Harrisburg, PA — Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced nearly $5.5 million has been awarded to help homeless families find housing and combat homelessness across the commonwealth. The funding is provided through the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. “ESG funding has been an invaluable tool for regions across […]
Pennsylvania’s 6+ million-strong workforce of is one of our most compelling business advantages, and is one in which the state continues to make investments through dedicated programs and services. One such program, WEDnetPA, funded by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), has helped more than 20,000 companies train more than one million Pennsylvania […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced nearly $10 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding awarded for disaster cleanup and redevelopment projects in three counties after experiencing a Presidentially declared disaster. The CDBG-DR program is federally funded and provides funding for federally designated […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined BioTechnique CEO John Clapham, the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Governor’s Action Team (GAT), York County Economic Alliance CEO Kevin Schreiber, and local officials at the ribbon cutting ceremony for BioTechnique’s new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in York County. Governor Wolf supported the project, which relocated […]
Hatfield, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined Clemens Food Group leaders, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, Sen. Maria Collett, Rep. Steve Malagari and members of the Governor’s Action Team today to tour the construction of the company’s new facility in Montgomery County. The Wolf Administration supported the project which will expand the business operations and create […]
Easton, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited the City of Easton to highlight millions of dollars in state investments in several economic development projects that are revitalizing formerly vacant and blighted properties. “Like many communities across Pennsylvania, the City of Easton is working hard to transform unused spaces into thriving developments. Thanks to significant […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved low-interest loans to four businesses, located in Beaver, Blair, Bucks, and Chester counties, to help expand operations, better serve their consumers, and create and retain jobs. “PIDA funding is an incredible tool for growing businesses in Pennsylvania that […]
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