Wentling: Nearly $37,000 Awarded to Mercer County Food Bank

May. 28, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has awarded $36,735 to the Mercer County Food Bank. The funding is one of the department’s Reach and Resiliency grants awarded through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

Wentling: $392,000 Coming to Hermitage for New Sidewalks

Apr. 25, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has awarded Hermitage a $392,583 grant to build more than 1,000 feet of new sidewalks along the west side of Route 18.

Wentling Announces $40,000 to Support Mercer County Food Bank’s MilitaryShare Program

Apr. 12, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has awarded the Mercer County Food Bank $40,000 to support its MilitaryShare program. This program provides nine annual private food distributions for veterans and military personnel and their families at designated sites throughout Mercer County. It currently serves more than 600 individuals.

Wentling Announces More than $1 Million Grant for Sharon City School District

Mar. 15, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is awarding $1.05 million to Sharon City School District to further establish safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for kids, while preventing and responding to acts of bullying, violence and hate in the community.

Wentling Announces $25,000 for Law Enforcement Recruitment in Farrell

Mar. 12, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) awarded the city of Farrell a $25,000 Law Enforcement Recruitment grant. The goal of this funding is to support Act 120 training and recruitment activities for law enforcement officers. Act 120 is a mandatory training program for municipal police offers in Pennsylvania which is provided through the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC).

Wentling Announces $500,000 to Support Affordable Housing in Sharpsville

Mar. 08, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) awarded the Borough of Sharpsville $500,000 for existing owner-occupied housing in partnership with the Lawrence County Community Action Partnership. The funding is through the HOME Investment Partnership Program, which provides municipalities with grant and loan assistance to expand and preserve affordable housing.

Wentling Announces $100,000 Grant for Penn-Northwest’s Homegrown Initiative

Feb. 16, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced that Penn-Northwest Development Corporation has been awarded $100,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. It’s for Penn-Northwest’s “Homegrown Initiative,” a program working to retain top young talent in Mercer County.

Nearly $236,000 for Lawrence Mercer Manufacturers Coalition, Wentling Says

Feb. 15, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has awarded $235,786 to the Lawrence Mercer Manufacturers Coalition (LMMC). The LMMC is a partnership between several manufacturers in Mercer and Lawrence counties working to collaborate with schools and community organizations to show off the rewarding manufacturing careers available in the two counties.

Wentling Announces Nearly $80,000 for Mercer County Career Center

Feb. 08, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced Mercer County Career Center has been awarded $79,546 as part of a program to purchase new equipment to help train students in high-demand occupations through career and technical education programs. Eligible school districts and career and technical centers needed to administer eight or more programs approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Wentling Announces $380,000 for Traffic Safety Project in Sharon

Jan. 29, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will distribute $380,000 to the city of Sharon for a traffic safety project. The traffic signal at Route 62 and Spencer Avenue will be removed and the median will be extended to restrict turns at the intersection, while creating turnarounds for local traffic.

Wentling: Greenville to Receive $797,000 PENNVEST Loan

Jan. 24, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) today announced the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) has approved the town of Greenville’s request for a low-interest loan of $797,674, which will fund a project to help upgrade its storm sewer system. For the first five years, this loan’s interest rate will be locked at 1%. From years 6-20, the rate increases to just under 1.75%.

Wentling, Policy Committee Hold Hearing on Strengthening Rural Communities

Jan. 19, 2024 /

HARRISBURG—Rural communities are the backbone of Pennsylvania, and yet burdensome government regulations and a diminishing workforce are preventing these areas from flourishing. Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) and the House Republican Policy Committee, led by Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), convened in the Shenango Valley this week for a hearing, “Strengthening Our Rural Communities,” intended to find ways to help rural communities, like Mercer County, retain their workforce and encourage people to relocate to rural parts of the state.

Wentling Announces $22,000 in NAP Funding to Support Two Mercer County Projects

Dec. 18, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today that two Mercer County nonprofits will receive $22,000 through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). The Community Action Partnership of Mercer County will receive $13,750, which will support 155 lots that need attention through implementing community gardens, an art installation, a flower garden and a memorial park. The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County will receive $8,250 which will cover food, warehouses expenses, and costs associated with food distribution.