Senator Bartolotta E-Newsletter

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In this Update:

  • Funding Available for Organizations Serving PA Veterans
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Grants Available
  • Have a Merry Christmas

Funding Available for Organizations Serving PA Veterans

Veterans’ service organizations, counties and other groups have until January 27, 2021 to apply for competitive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund.

The PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs announced the availability of a total of $800,000 in funding. Up to $650,000 is available for veterans’ service organizations and non-profit organizations that have a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans. Funding priorities for the 2020-21 grant year are programs that address homelessness, behavioral health initiatives or veterans’ courts. The maximum grant request in this category is $50,000.

Up to $150,000 is available for grants to the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs or grants to counties. The maximum grant request is $20,000 per county. Information and applications can be found here.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Grants Available

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for the Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families grant program.

Grants of up to $545,000 are available for state and local governments, universities, non-profit health care systems, and community and faith-based organizations.

The grants should be used to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18) and transitional aged youth (ages 16-25) with substance use disorders, and their families. The deadline to apply is February 8, 2021.

Have a Merry Christmas

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. So many families have been impacted by the pandemic this year, either directly or as a result of the economic fallout. I pray this holiday brings you and our troubled world some much-needed comfort. 

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