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43% of Adult Pennsylvanians Have Received at Least One Vaccine Dose

It is now just over one week since Pennsylvania made everyone 16 and older eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. More than 2.8 million Pennsylvanians are now fully vaccinated, and an additional 1.8 million Pennsylvanians have received the first dose…

2021 Virtual Conference Workshops Begin Next Week!

April 26 through May 31, PSATS will host more than 60 of the 2021 Conference workshops through its virtual classroom. Learn from experts from across the commonwealth on a wide variety of township administration, public safety, public works, and planning…

U.S. Treasury Rules to Require DUNS Number for Reporting Rescue Funds

The U.S. Treasury has provided guidance that all municipalities that receive federal funds through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) will need to have a valid DUNS number to meet reporting requirements under the program. Dun & Bradstreet provides DUNS numbers,…

PA Unemployment Rate at 7.3% in March     

The state Department of Labor and Industry has announced that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate for March was 7.3%, more than a full point above the March national unemployment rate of 6%. Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force – the estimated number of residents working or looking for work – increased by 1,000 over the month as…

Pa. Now 4th Nationwide for COVID-19 Case Growth

The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,103,616 with 34,642 new cases reported this week, a 15% increase over last week and an increase for the sixth week in a row. Across the state, 39 counties saw their weekly…

Commonwealth Announces Multimodal Grant Awards 

The commonwealth has announced 43 grant awards for $45.9 million from the Multimodal Transportation Fund. Awardees include several townships across the state, including four separate projects in Chester County awarded to Kennett, Valley, West Brandywine, and West Nottingham townships. Congratulations! For the full…

DEP Accepting Applications for Grant Programs

The state Department of Environmental Protection announced in the April 17, 2021, issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin that several grant programs will be accepting applications:  Growing Greener Plus Grants Program: Applications will be accepted from April 22 to June 25,…

Wolf Activates National Guard for Philadelphia

Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a disaster emergency declaration to activate more than 1,000 Pennsylvania National Guard state active-duty members to support local officials in Philadelphia. The action was taken at the request of the City of Philadelphia in preparation for any potential…

Johnson & Johnson Vaccination Stop Extended

The state Department of Health has notified all vaccine providers that the temporary stoppage on administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine has been extended until April 24 or until updated guidance is provided by the Centers for…

PUC Recognizes April as National Safe Digging Month

April is National Safe Digging Month, and the Pennsylvania Utility Commission is reminding everyone of the importance of identifying underground infrastructure before digging and encouraging utilities and municipalities to explore the benefits of closer coordination for infrastructure projects. State law…
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