Most families are eligible for the federal Child Tax Credit. If you're not automatically receiving payments, the deadline to sign up is November 15. More information.

Most families are eligible for the federal Child Tax Credit. If you’re not automatically receiving payments, the deadline to sign up is November 15. More information.

More than 13 million doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in PA. All adults and adolescents age 12-17 are eligible for vaccination. Learn more.

More than 13 million doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in PA. All adults and adolescents age 12-17 are eligible for vaccination starting April 13. Learn more.

ICYMI: Restore PA plan would boost local infrastructure and tackle blight, broadband, flooding

March 04, 2019

Over the last week, Governor Wolf and his administration visited communities across Pennsylvania to see first-hand their critical infrastructure needs, especially around pressing issues like flooding, blight and broadband expansion. Governor Wolf visited Bridgeville, Allegheny County, and Williamsport, Lycoming County, to talk to local leaders about the state playing a larger role in flood prevention and recovery. Governor Wolf also visited Greene County to talk about how expanding broadband access would help schools and young learners.

Administration officials also visited communities in York, Beaver and Schuykill counties to meet with local officials and residents on the need for more resources to address critical infrastructure needs.

Learn more about the Restore Pennsylvania plan here.

Flooding Prevention and Recovery

Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding for flood prevention that will protect against severe weather and save homes and businesses in flood prone areas across the state. Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding to help towns and cities prepare for flooding and severe weather, upgrade flood walls and levees, replace high-hazard dams, and conduct stream restoration and maintenance. Restore Pennsylvania will also establish a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that are not compensated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other programs.

KDKA: Gov. Tom Wolf Proposes Severance Tax To Help Flooded Communities

Your Erie: State leaders discuss creating $4.5 billion program to help disaster survivors

Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Governor presses for severance tax to repair levee

Fox43: Flash flooding prompts proposed legislation to help disaster victims in PA

Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice: State officials propose funding flood protection with a severance tax on gas drillers

Broadband

Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding to completely bridge the digital divide in every community in Pennsylvania, making Pennsylvania a better place to work, do business, and live. Grants will be available to support installation of infrastructure to bring high speed internet to every corner of the commonwealth. Funding will support every phase of the process from feasibility testing to connection.

AP: Wolf promotes proposal to fund high-speed internet expansion

Uniontown Herald Standard: Gov. Wolf visits Greene County to unveil plan for statewide broadband

The Tribune-Review: Editorial: Virtual infrastructure critical in Pennsylvania

Blight

Restore Pennsylvania will increase resources for addressing blight by providing financial resources at the local level to establish land banks and acquire and demolish blighted buildings in order to create new development opportunities or provide new green space. The funding will be administered by entities established by the legislature as land banks or demolition funds.

Beaver County Times: Fight the blight: State leaders come to Aliquippa to discuss new program Restore Pennsylvania

WBRE: State officials take tour in Schuylkill County to address blighted property issue

NBC 10: Chester Officials Work to Fix Neighborhood Blight

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