PSATS Morning News

Welcome to the PSATS Morning News, our email digest.

The PSATS Morning News includes the latest news, videos – look for TVN and the Question of the Week every Tuesday and Thursday – along with legislative and policy updates, grant and funding opportunities, and announcements about upcoming PSATS training.

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Registration for Business Meeting, Centennial Celebration Opens in One Week!

Registration for PSATS’ Centennial Celebration Dinner and Annual Business Meeting opens on Monday, August 2, so be sure to register for either or both events. Both events will be held at the Hershey Lodge, with the Business Meeting scheduled for…

More Than 1,350 Townships Have Applied for American Rescue Plan Funds

More than 1,350 townships have applied to the state Department of Community and Economic Development for their American Rescue Plan funds, including every township in the following 32 counties: Adams, Allegheny, Beaver, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie,…

August 2 is New Deadline for PSATS’ 100th Commemorative Ad Book!

Monday, August 2nd was already the opening day for registration for the PSATS Fall Business Meeting and Centennial Celebration, but now DCED has chosen that day for the final deadline for municipalities to apply for ARP federal funding. Since that…

Keystone Communities Grant Program Accepting Applications

The Keystone Communities Grant program, which encourages partnerships between public and private sectors to support local revitalization initiatives for the growth and stability of the community, is accepting applications until August 31 for a variety of grant opportunities. These include planning grants, revitalization, public improvements, and more.…

SAM.gov Fraud Warning

PSATS has heard that several township officials have received emails urging them to renew their SAM.gov account or pay to complete a SAM.gov application. Please note that these emails are deceptive and should be deleted immediately. Many are trying to convince you to pay for their “help” with your application or renewal. We have…

See Your Township in the 2022 PSATS Calendar!

ownship public works crews operate year-round, and we’d like to see your crew in action. Get creative and show us the many ways that your public works crew keeps your township running smoothly throughout the year. Take photos of them…

Advisory Board Volunteers Needed

From time to time, PSATS is asked to identify potential candidates to serve on a variety of state advisory boards and commissions. We are attempting to build a database of interested members and are asking anyone who has special interests…

PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro Announces Opioid Settlement with Manufacturers and Distributors

Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen, major pharmaceutical distributors, and Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured and marketed opioids, have agreed to deliver $26 billion to state of local governments to address opioid-related costs. The agreements also require significant industry changes that will…

National Award Honors Small-Town Civic Volunteers

Communities depend on civic volunteers, especially firefighters and emergency medical services personnel. Townships rely on residents to serve on volunteer boards, commissions, and committees. If your township has a population under 25,000, you can nominate outstanding civic volunteers through the…
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