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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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Treasury Establishes New Office to Oversee Stimulus Funds

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has established a new Office of Recovery Programs to oversee the implementation of economic stimulus funds, including the American Rescue Plan. The office will be led by a chief recovery officer, who will focus…

$1 Billion in Federal Funds Available for Infrastructure Projects

Unrelated to any possible new infrastructure funding being discussed in Washington, The U.S. Department of Transportation is accepting applications for $1 billion in current discretionary grant funding for infrastructure projects that benefit communities both large and small. Local governments may…

Risk Management Training for Sports Venues and Event Facilities

The Pennsylvania Park Maintenance Institute is planning to host virtual training for managers and others that host the public in sports venues and event facilities. The Sport Event Risk Management course will build sport and special event risk management capabilities…

Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations Temporarily Stopped

The state Department of Health today notified all vaccine providers to temporarily stop administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine until at least April 20.   The stoppage is due to Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food…

Reminder: One Call to Hold Virtual Safety Day

Pennsylvania One Call will host a Virtual Safety DayApril 21. The free virtual event will feature a wide range of training, including partners from LTAP, OSHA, and more. Participants can build a day planner with the sessions they want to…

Talent Search Reminder! Advisory Board Volunteers Needed

PSATS is building a list of potential candidates to be considered to serve on a variety of advisory State Board and Commissions. If you have special interests in serving, please let us know as soon as possible.  Current areas of…

PLGIT Can Help You Protect Your American Rescue Plan Funds Until Ready to Spend

PSATS would like to remind you about another of its Premier Partners, the Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust (PLGIT), which can help townships manage their American Rescue Plan federal funding while you are deciding what to spend it on.   …

Vaccine Access Now Open to All Pennsylvanians

All Pennsylvania adults are now eligible to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. This is nearly a week earlier than the previously scheduled opening for April 19.   Increasing case counts and ongoing appointment availability in many parts of the…

PA Treasury, Labor and Industry Recapture $800 Million in UC Fraud

State Treasurer Stacy Garrity and Acting Secretary of Labor & Industry Jennifer Berrier have announced that the two agencies have recaptured nearly $800 million of unemployment benefits targeted by fraudsters.  The vast majority was connected to the federal Pandemic Unemployment…

Promote Local Government This Week!

PSATS has tools available for townships looking to promote Local Government Week, April 12-16. The toolkit helps communicate how townships serve their residents. It includes a sample news release about the importance of your township, talking points on townships as…
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