The Federal Emergency Management Agency is accepting applications for the 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program until December 17. The AFG provides critically needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognize standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support […]
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has assigned a new 835 area code for the southeastern Pennsylvania counties currently served by the 610 and 484 area codes, which includes Lehigh, Berks, Delaware, Chester, and Northampton Counties, along with part of Montgomery […]
The Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) and state Department of Revenue have released November 2021 revenue reports. State General Fund collections totaled $6.6 billion and were 3.9% higher than estimates. The overage was primarily due to stronger-than-anticipated sales and use tax revenues. Corporate net income tax, personal […]
In a Thanksgiving eve press release, (missed by most) Pennsylvania’s vaccination picture abruptly turned out to be something of a mirage last week. The CDC, after sorting out PA data problems such as double counts, last week said the number […]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for up to $1.15 billion in loans and grants to help people in rural areas get access to high-speed internet. Funding priority is for those in low-density rural areas and areas lacking […]
A San Francisco traveler returning from South Africa is the first U.S. case of the newest COVID-19 variant found in California. It is considered the latest “variant of concern,” and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the […]
PA State Treasurer Stacy Garrity offers a reminder that the updated Pennsylvania Treasury’s unclaimed property website is online and easier to use than ever after the first major upgrades in over a decade. The updated website features new tools to […]
The Pennsylvania State Police released Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement numbers. The PSP investigated 1,155 crashes, including five fatal collisions, in which five people were killed. 533 DUI arrests were made, as well as 10,126 speeding citations. Click here for more.
The state Department of Environmental Protection’s recently updated pamphlet Guidelines for Recycling in Your Community is now available in both printer-friendly and web-friendly versions. Click here to access these resources, as well as many other educational publications about recycling.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is taking applications until December 8 for streambank stabilization due to damage from Tropical Storm Ida. Projects must be in the following eligible counties: Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Chester, Huntingdon, Luzerne, Lycoming, […]