Wolf Administration Awards Nearly $19 Million for Homelessness Assistance and Prevention

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 10, 2020 Economy,  Press Release,  Public Health Gov. Tom Wolf announced nearly $19 million in funding awards to assist in mitigating the impacts of the coronavirus on homeless families and individuals and to prevent future homelessness across the commonwealth.The Wolf Administration, through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), is awarding the first of two allocations of Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act (ESG-CV) funding provided through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act supplemental appropriation.“The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected housing opportunities, safety, and reliability for thousands of Pennsylvanians. As we begin to recover our economy, we must also ensure that our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and those at greatest risk of losing their homes and housing stability are able to recover as well,” Gov. Wolf said. “Our homeless providers and partners are working tirelessly in their communities to end and prevent homelessness, and these distributions will drive direct support and assistance to counties in need across the state.”The CARES Act provided for two allocations of homeless assistance funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus. Sixty-three percent of funds awarded are targeted to address homelessness prevention, 22 percent to rapidly house those who are homeless and 8.4 percent to provide emergency shelter services and street outreach. The balance of funds awarded address data collection and administration needs.A total of $18,973,829 in ESG-CV funding was approved for the following recipients representing awards in 52 counties:Adams County Commissioners – $340,732Armstrong County Commissioners – $457,515Beaver County Commissioners – $49,820Berks County Commissioners – $300,000Blair County Community Action Program* – $1,385,373Bucks County Commissioners – $996,400Butler County Commissioners – $1,546,519Center for Community Action* – $312,700Central Susquehanna Opportunities* – $566,424Centre County Commissioners – $341,549Chester County Department of Community Development – $498,200Clinton County Housing Coalition* – $192,565Community Action Partnership of Cambria County* – $318,678Cumberland County Commissioners* – $79,500Dauphin County Commissioners – $628,633Domestic Violence Services of SWPA* – $403,711Franklin County Commissioners – $480,526Indiana County Commissioners – $99,640Lawrence County Social Services* – $3,355,362Lehigh County Commissioners – $305,004McKean County Commissioners – $150,148Mercer County Commissioners – $351,477Monroe County Commissioners* – $381,761Montgomery County Commissioners – $498,200Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services – $4,176,301Schuylkill County Commissioners – $448,335Union-Snyder Community Action Agency* – $131,440Wayne County Commissioners – $177,316*Asterisks note a regional grant.Blair County Community Action Program will distribute funding to Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties.Center for Community Action will distribute funding to Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, Mifflin, and Juniata counties.Central Susquehanna Opportunities will distribute funding to Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland counties.Clinton County Housing Coalition will distribute funding to Clinton, Lycoming, and Tioga counties.Community Action Partnership of Cambria County will distribute funding to Cambria and Somerset counties.Cumberland County Commissioners will distribute funding to Cumberland and Perry counties.Domestic Violence Services of SWPA will distribute funding to Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties.Lawrence County Social Services will distribute funding to Beaver, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clarion, Elk, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Potter, Venango, and Warren counties.Monroe County Commissioners will distribute funding to Monroe and Pike counties.Union-Snyder Community Action Agency will distribute funding to Union and Snyder counties.Applications were accepted from general-purpose units of local government, including cities, boroughs, townships, towns, counties, home rule municipalities, and communities that desire to apply “on behalf of” other municipalities. Local governments may apply “on behalf of” nonprofit organizations. Non-profit organizations can apply only for a regional project as long as it demonstrates a regional need and would serve multiple counties.To learn more about the ESG-CV funding, click here.Ver esta página en español.center_img Wolf Administration Awards Nearly $19 Million for Homelessness Assistance and Preventionlast_img read more

Best Player: Blake Geoffrion

first_imgIt might sound too storybook, too perfect, but Wisconsin’s best athlete this year was the senior captain of its best team.Almost any way you slice it, Blake Geoffrion was the most successful Badger to compete this year.The stats are there: Geoffrion scored 28 goals — third in the nation — to go with 22 assists, for a total of 28-22-50. Fifteen of those goals came on the power play — tops in the nation. He also won 59 percent of the face-offs he took during the season, many of those wins coming in crucial situations.His goals were clutch as well — he had four game-winning goals and also sealed a shootout win over Yale in dramatic fashion as the last shooter.And while outsiders may have focused on his outstanding offensive numbers, anybody who watched him throughout the season saw him blossom into one of the top two-way players in the country. In addition to manning his spot in front of the net on the power play, Geoffrion was one of the team’s top penalty-killers. If a shot was blocked or the puck was cleared, chances are it was him. Geoffrion’s aggressive work on the forecheck and skill in transition also helped him assist on three of UW’s five shorthanded goals.The hardware is there, too. A first-team all-WCHA forward, he was also named a first-team all-American and the most outstanding player of the NCAA West Regional. And while Denver goaltender Marc Cheverie was named WCHA player of the year, Geoffrion got the last laugh by winning Wisconsin’s first Hobey Baker Award.And while plenty of other Badgers had great successes — running back John Clay was the Big Ten offensive player of the year, and Trevon Hughes consistently came up big on the hardwood — Geoffrion did just a little more.It was mentioned Geoffrion was a senior tri-captain, but that title almost doesn’t do him justice. No offense to fellow captains Ben Street and Ryan McDonagh — both were crucial lead-by-example, behind the scenes kind of guys. But Geoffrion was the de facto spokesperson for the team, in no small part due to the fact his yapper moved as fast as his slap shots. The guy was the heart and soul of the team and often the first guy to come to a teammate’s defense after a late hit or cheap shot.Sure, the team swept Michigan Tech without him when he was concussed after a hit by St. Cloud State’s Aaron Marvin in February. But that only shows the depth the team had as part of a seven-man senior class that Geoffrion helped tie together.In college, the team captain isn’t necessarily the team’s best player. That Geoffrion was able to pull together such a remarkable senior season while excelling as a leader reflects not only how talented he was as an individual, but how strong the hockey team was as a whole. The combined success of the hockey Badgers and their Hobey winner makes the debate over UW’s best player in 2009-2010 no contest.last_img read more