Struzzi Announces Over $170,000 in School Safety Funding to Area School Districts

Nov. 16, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that school districts in the 62nd Legislative District have been awarded $171,834 in Safe Schools Target Grants, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Grants are awarded to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

Struzzi Announces Education Funds for Burrell Township Library

Nov. 12, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has allocated $229,000 for the construction of a new facility at the Burrell Township Library through the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. These funds will aid the library in installing equipment, upgrading security systems and more, in addition to helping construct the new facility.

Struzzi Issues Statement on PASSHE, IUP Restructuring

Oct. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – In efforts to ensure the financial stability of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) has indicated the financial need for faculty layoffs as well as significant changes to its academic programs. State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) issued the following statement on the matter:

Struzzi Announces Jimmy Stewart Museum Foundation Awarded $25,000 Grant

Sep. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant Program, facilitated by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The funds will be used to offset lost revenue due to COVID-19 closure orders.

Struzzi Announces Over $55,000 for Students with Disabilities

Aug. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that school districts in the 62nd Legislative District have been awarded $55,537 to provide education services to students with disabilities who may be facing additional challenges through the new academic year. The funds will be used to provide enhanced real-time instruction to bolster remote services and supports for complex needs, and to provide services and supports to students with disabilities who experienced a loss in skills or behavior and/or a lack of progress due to mandatory school closures.

62nd District to Receive Over $95,000 from Marcellus Shale Impact Fees, Struzzi Says

Jun. 18, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that municipalities in the 62nd District will receive $95,805 from the 2020 distribution of the Act 13 unconventional natural gas impact fees, otherwise known as Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas drilling tax. These fees are taken from revenue from natural gas drilling activities in the Marcellus Shale. Distribution of revenue is expected to take place in early July.

Indiana County Moving to Green Phase on June 5

May. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that Indiana County is scheduled to transition to the green phase of the governor’s reopening plan on Friday, June 5. Other counties transitioning to the green phase on June 5 include Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Lycoming, Mercer, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Struzzi Announces $165,000 in School Safety Funding to Local School Districts

Feb. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced $165,000 in grant funding to numerous school districts in the 62nd Legislative District. The School Safety and Security Committee, established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, distributes these funds to make Commonwealth school districts safer for students and teachers.

Tax Credits Awarded to Local Redevelopment Projects, Struzzi Says

Nov. 18, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that two redevelopment projects in Indiana County have been awarded tax credits through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Neighborhood Assistance (NAP) Tax Credit Program.

House Votes to Provide Tuition Assistance to Volunteer First Responders

Oct. 23, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. James Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the House of Representatives has unanimously voted to advance his bill, House Bill 1773, which would establish the Tuition Assistance for Active Volunteers Program. This program would provide tuition assistance to active members of a volunteer fire company or emergency medical services agency who attend an approved institution of higher learning.

Struzzi, Pittman Opposed to Governor’s Executive Order

Oct. 03, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – On Thursday, Oct. 3, the governor issued an executive order directing the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to commence Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) regulations. Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) and Sen. Joe Pittman (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland) have expressed their strong opposition to the governor’s decision, citing economic reasons.

Struzzi Hosting Clymer Town Hall Meeting

Sep. 30, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) will be hosting a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m., at the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department, located at 550 Sherman St. in Clymer.

Struzzi Introduces Legislation to Reform Small and Disadvantaged Business Program

Sep. 10, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that he has introduced legislation, House Bill 1804, which would reform the standards used for the Small and Disadvantaged Business Program (SDB) under the Department of General Services (DGS). This program provides small and disadvantaged businesses with specialized considerations, including alternative bonding and progress payments, access to business assistance offices within agencies, and targeted outreach by procurement officials.