Senator Bob Mensch E-Newsletter

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In This Update:

  • Goodbye 2020 — Happy New Year!
  • Senator Mensch Announces $2.5 Million in RACP Grants for Pottstown
  • MontCo Strong 2021 Restaurant Grant Program
  • SAVE THE DATE: PNGAS Virtual Job Fair
  • Swearing-In Day Begins 2021-22 Legislative Session on January 5
  • Property Tax Rent Rebate Deadline is December 31
  • Virtual PA Farm Show Kicks Off January 9
  • Reminder: Renew Dog Licenses Now

Goodbye 2020 — Happy New Year!

After one of the most challenging and tumultuous years in recent history, many Pennsylvanians are anxious to turn the page on 2020 and begin looking forward to a brighter year ahead. As we close the book on this year, I extend my warmest wishes to all community residents for a happier, healthier and more successful year in 2021!

Senator Mensch Announces $2.5 Million in RACP Grants for Pottstown

Last week, I announced $2.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants for projects in Pottstown that I have been proud to assist and support. I am happy to see that three Pottstown projects are the recipients of this important grant funding. The continuing growth of Pottstown is an exciting process, and this money will be used toward revitalizing and creating new opportunities.

Read more about the projects here.

MontCo Strong 2021 Restaurant Grant Program

The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners is making available up to $5 million in county economic development funds to support restaurants and other food service businesses that have been hurt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application window for this program will open at approximately 12:00pm on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 and close at approximately 12:00pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.montcopa.org/3665/MontcoStrong-2021-Restaurant-Grant-Progr

SAVE THE DATE: PNGAS Virtual Job Fair

The Pennsylvania National Guard Association will be hosting a series of virtual job fairs in the upcoming months. The next job fair is January 27, 2021, in which you’ll be able to explore the available information and opportunities, and participate in 1-on-1 text-based chats with representatives from participating organizations.

Swearing-In Day Begins 2021-22 Legislative Session on January 5

New and returning members of the Pennsylvania Senate will be sworn into office to begin the 2021-22 Legislative Session on January 5.

Swearing-in day will look a bit different this year due to COVID-19. Only a limited number of guests will be permitted on the Senate Floor and in the Senate Gallery for the ceremony, and the usual television viewing areas in the Capitol Complex will be closed.

A live stream of the ceremony will be available at www.pasenategop.com.

Property Tax Rent Rebate Deadline is December 31

Time is running out for eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities to submit applications for the state’s popular Property Tax Rent Rebate program for taxes or rent paid in 2019. Applications must be completed and postmarked by December 31 in order to be considered.

Applicants can file online or print claim forms to be mailed to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

If you have already submitted an application, you can check the status of your claim at www.revenue.pa.gov by selecting “Where’s my Property Tax/Rent Rebate” or by calling 1-888-222-9190.

Virtual PA Farm Show Kicks Off January 9

Although all in-person events for the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show have been cancelled due to COVID-19, many exhibits and events will still take place virtually. A schedule of events details the exhibits that will be available each day from January 9-16.

The exhibits will be focused on education and awareness, and the competitive events will not require the purchase of an animal. Forms and registration information are available here.

Reminder: Renew Dog Licenses Now

The Department of Agriculture is reminding Pennsylvania dog owners that all dogs three months of age or older must be licensed by January 1.

The license fee is $8.50 annually, or $51.50 for a lifetime license. The fee is reduced to $6.50 annually or $31.50 for a lifetime license if the dog is spayed or neutered, and additional discounts are available for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Licenses can be purchased through your local county treasurer and other licensing agents. Applications are available here.

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