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

Simeone won’t stop Costa Blues move

first_img Press Association It would take a substantial offer for Atletico to contemplate selling their prize asset although Simeone believes Costa will ultimately decide his own future. “It depends on him and what he believes is best for his future. I will support any decision,” the Argentinian told AS. “It is normal that Chelsea are interested in him. They have good economic potential. (Samuel) Eto’o is getting older and Diego Costa can do his work, but right now he’s ours.” Costa will be hoping to showcase his talents against Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals, a clash that has been made more intriguing by the prospect of the Blues’ own goalkeeper turning out for Atletico. Thibaut Courtois is on loan at Atletico for a third successive season and Chelsea insist he will be free to play against them, in line with UEFA rules, as the clubs compete for a place in the May 24 final in Lisbon against Real Madrid or defending champions Bayern Munich. It was reported that Chelsea would allow the Spanish side to play the Belgian in both legs of the semi, provided they paid a fee of around 3million euros for each game. However, UEFA moved to clarify that it expects Courtois to be free to face the Blues in both legs and Simeone has no doubt that the 21-year-old will be available for selection. “I have no doubt that he will play against Chelsea. He also has no doubts. Not a concern,” Simeone said. There has been some suggestion Courtois could be used as a makeweight if Chelsea do pursue their interest in Costa, but Simeone does not know whether the Belgian’s future lies at the Vicente Calderon. “It is not yet know where he will play next year,” he added. Costa has been the standout player in Atletico’s exceptional season to date, with his 26 goals in 31 Primera Division matches giving his side an excellent chance of winning their first league title since the 1995-96 campaign. It is therefore unsurprising that the Brazil-born Spain international has attracted the attention of several leading European clubs, and Jose Mourinho’s Blues are reportedly at the front of the queue. center_img Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop star striker Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer.last_img read more

USC earns much-needed win in final home match

first_imgThe Trojans celebrated senior night at the Galen Center on Saturday as the USC men’s volleyball team prepared for its final home match of the season. While the team is characterized by its youth, seniors J.B. Green and Chris Trefzger were honored with a special ceremony before the game.Finishing strong · Sophomore Ben Lam (center) and the Trojans have just two regular season games left, against UCSB and UCLA. — Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanIt was an auspicious start to the night, as both players were in USC’s starting lineup and helped guide the team to an upset sweep over No. 10 Cal State Northridge.Saturday’s match followed a disappointing performance on Thursday against Long Beach State. Ranked No. 2 in the nation, Long Beach State (21-7) outplayed the Trojans (6-16) in nearly every way and swept the match 25-17, 25-17, 25-17.Sophomore outside hitter Joey Booth led the Trojans with 10 kills but the rest of the team was badly outserved. Though there was not much hope before, the loss officially knocked the Trojans out of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation playoff picture.“We kept our focus really narrow and understood that if we took care of our problems in the here-and-now each week then the playoffs were going to become realistic,” USC head coach Bill Ferguson said. “But that just wasn’t going to be the case for us, and we weren’t able to get the ship in the right direction early enough.”Still, it was the Trojans who found themselves playing the role of the spoiler on Saturday night. The Matadors entered the match with only a slim lead over Hawai’i for the last playoff spot.Though CSUN started off the season with a number of impressive wins, including an early victory over the Trojans, it has tapered off as of late, winning only one of its last seven matches. Motivated to win for the sake of the seniors, the Trojans were ready to take advantage of the Matadors’ recent woes.The first set of the match was well-fought by both sides. In fact, the two teams were tied at 17 different points and the lead changed hands seven times.Luckily, sophomore opposite hitter Cristian Rivera was there to take control of the match for USC. His 10 kills in the first set allowed the Trojans to pull away in the end and take the set 25-23.“Cristian [Rivera] did a good job watching video this week and understanding where the openings in the block were going to be,” Ferguson said. “We’ve been working with him on getting out of situations where he was being too conservative, and I think that boded well for his performance.”The next set was much more lopsided as the Trojans rode their momentum to an early 8-3 advantage. While CSUN was able to pull within two a few times, USC held the lead for good. This time, USC followed the lead of Booth, who put up seven of his 13 kills in the second set. With his help, the Trojans won 25-17 and took a 2-0 advantage going into the third set.Once again, USC jumped ahead at the start of the third set and CSUN failed to keep up. With Booth at the service line, the Trojans strung together four straight points, giving them a comfortable lead and putting their opponents just out of reach. With his match-high 18th kill, Rivera finished off the Matadors and clinched the senior-night sweep for USC 25-23, 25-22, 25-19.It might not have counted toward the playoffs, but it was still a meaningful victory for the Trojans.“You could see the guys in the locker room perk up a bit when we told them that Chris [Trefzger] and J.B. [Green] were going to start the match,” Ferguson said. “It was great to see their teammates respond and play hard for them and I think they both had phenomenal nights.”The sweep was USC’s first since it defeated Stanford at home on Jan. 18 and moves USC to 6-16 on the season. Though they were outblocked by Cal State, the Trojans had a great night statistically that was highlighted by their impressive .418 hitting percentage.USC will play its final two games of the season this week with a Wednesday night match at UC Santa Barbara followed by the rivalry matchup at UCLA on Friday.last_img read more