The Center for Rural Pennsylvania

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
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The Center works with the legislature, educators, state and federal executive branch agencies, and national, statewide, regional and local organizations to maximize resources and strategies that can better serve Pennsylvania's 3.4 million rural residents.

Operating as usual

05/10/2021

Are you planning to plant a flower garden this spring? Join Botanist, Andrew Rohrbaugh from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry Friday, May 14 at 12:15pm for a talk about the value of planting native Pennsylvania plants and flowers to beautify and improve your landscaping.

Virtual program is free, registration is required visit -> https://bit.ly/3eW5fxc

2021 Penn State Solar Law Symposium - Center for Agricultural and Shale Law
04/30/2021
2021 Penn State Solar Law Symposium - Center for Agricultural and Shale Law

2021 Penn State Solar Law Symposium - Center for Agricultural and Shale Law

Penn State Solar Law Symposium Utility-Scale Solar Development For Lawyers, Landowners & Others An Online Legal Educational Symposium Presented by Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Marcellus Center [โ€ฆ]

04/30/2021

Congratulations Farm Link on 25 years of service!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Deadline is May 28!๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡
04/29/2021

Deadline is May 28!๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿ“ข Attention Pennsylvania Artists! Now is the time to submit applications to exhibit your work in the annual "Art of the State." More than $4,000 in cash awards will be presented. Don't miss your chance! #Art #Award #Artists #SeePAArt ๐Ÿ–Œ ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://phmc.info/32VEyTN

FYI
04/26/2021

FYI

Weather patterns show dry and warm conditions for the next couple of days in Pennsylvania.

This is not a good time to start outdoor fires. If you must start a fire, use extreme caution. There have been nearly 550 wildfires reported so far this year. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒฒ

Please help prevent wildfires by not starting outdoor fires at this time. #PAWildfire

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence has released a new 5-year statewide action plan to prevent domestic vio...
04/23/2021
PCADV's Prevention Statewide Leadership Team Releases Bold Five-Year State Action Plan for Preventing Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania | PCADV

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence has released a new 5-year statewide action plan to prevent domestic violence in PA.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
https://www.pcadv.org/blog/pcadvs-prevention-statewide-leadership-team-releases-bold-five-year-state-action-plan-for-preventing-domestic-violence-in-pennsylvania/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=62a34b03-49fb-4361-a268-455083f5b0f4

The State Action Plan comes on the heels of PCADV's research that tested domestic violence prevention messaging, setting the foundation for this period of

Earth Day is April 22
04/19/2021

Earth Day is April 22

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04/16/2021

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Pennsylvania's Agricultural Land Preservation Board continues to makes impressive strides, as the agricultural land preservation board safeguarded 2,370 additional acres on 26 farms in 16 counties through the stateโ€™s nation-leading #FarmlandPreservation program.

This brings the total land preserved during the Wolf Administration to over 596,827 acres of productive farmland.

Farmland now, farmland forever.

Read more: https://buff.ly/3tsLCDa

Sign Up for the American Rescue Plan Town Hall!
04/12/2021
Sign Up for the American Rescue Plan Town Hall!

Sign Up for the American Rescue Plan Town Hall!

Join PHAN and Senator Bob Casey, PA Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman, and Pennie Executive Director Zach Sherman to get all your questions answered about the American Rescue Plan and how it will make healthcare more affordable! Sign up here.

04/12/2021
www.puc.pa.gov

Information for PA consumers on the new federal Emergency Broadband Benefit from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
https://www.puc.pa.gov/media/1450/affordable_broadband_ebb0421.pdf

ICYMI - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_efkHSPFkT4On7gpZzoA8gg
04/05/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Redefining Metropolitan Areas: How It Could Affect Pennsylvaniaโ€™s Federal Funding. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

ICYMI - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_efkHSPFkT4On7gpZzoA8gg

The federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently suggested changing the definition of Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The change could have implications for rural and urban communities nationwide since the definition is used by many federal offices and agencies to allocate funds and resour...

Rural business development grants available from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development https://www.rd.usda.go...
04/01/2021
Rural Business Development Grants in Pennsylvania | Rural Development

Rural business development grants available from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grants/pa?pid=

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USDA Seeks Public Input to Help Create a New Rural Renewable Energy Pilot Programhttps://www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/news-r...
04/01/2021
USDA Seeks Public Input to Help Create a New Rural Renewable Energy Pilot Program | Rural Development

USDA Seeks Public Input to Help Create a New Rural Renewable Energy Pilot Program
https://www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/news-release/usda-seeks-public-input-help-create-new-rural-renewable-energy-pilot-0

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Pennsylvania Coalition Against R**e (PCAR) has some informative and important e...
04/01/2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Pennsylvania Coalition Against R**e (PCAR) has some informative and important events happening all month.

Each day during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we will highlight events happening throughout the Commonwealth that you can take part in. Today, WOAR - Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence, Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc. and Women's Center of Beaver County are hosting events. To register or join, visit our events page https://www.pcar.org/pa-SAAM-2021

FYI - PA accelerating COVID vaccine strategy โ—๏ธโ—๏ธhttps://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Health-Details.aspx?newsid=1375
03/31/2021
Health Details

FYI - PA accelerating COVID vaccine strategy โ—๏ธโ—๏ธ
https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Health-Details.aspx?newsid=1375

Harrisburg, PA - The Department of Health (DOH) in conjunction with the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force today announced the start of the special initiative to vaccinate targeted industry workers and to accelerate the vaccination timetable for those in Phases 1B, 1C and 2. All Pennsylvanians will be elig...

The Center will hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, April 7, beginning at 10 a.m., to learn more about the possi...
03/31/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Redefining Metropolitan Areas: How It Could Affect Pennsylvaniaโ€™s Federal Funding. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

The Center will hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, April 7, beginning at 10 a.m., to learn more about the possible funding implications for Pennsylvania if the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) changes its definition of metropolitan areas.

Here's the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_efkHSPFkT4On7gpZzoA8gg.

The federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently suggested changing the definition of Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The change could have implications for rural and urban communities nationwide since the definition is used by many federal offices and agencies to allocate funds and resour...

03/30/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

FYI - Pennsylvania Stakeholders Assisting Moderate & Lower Income Taxpayers During This Challenging Tax Season

Internal Revenue Service Senior Stakeholder Liaison Richard Furlong will facilitate a one hour filing season Zoom discussion on March 31, 2021 (Wednesday) from 10:00 am โ€“ 11:00 am. During this discussion, he will share information on the current tax filing season with the focus on tax issues impacting individual taxpayers (particularly the stimulus payments). There will also be a question and answer period during this discussion for attendees to raise any additional filing season topics that they would like IRS to address.

https://irs.zoomgov.com/j/1610565953?pwd=YjArUllsblVwakd0cVF0SWNhZXNudz09
Or you can join the audio portion only by dialing: 1-669-254-5252

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PA Infrastructure Investment Authority - PENNVEST will be offering a lunch and learn series for municipal officials, pri...
03/26/2021
InformationExchange

PA Infrastructure Investment Authority - PENNVEST will be offering a lunch and learn series for municipal officials, private landowners, authority board members and staff, regulators, engineers, conservation districts, and others interested in learning about how PENNVEST financing can help improve water quality in your community.

For municipal officials, private landowners, authority board members and staff, regulators, engineers, conservation districts, and others interested in learning about how PENNVEST financing can help improve water quality in your community.

Address

625 Forster Street #902
Harrisburg, PA
17120

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(717) 787-9555

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About the Center

The Center promotes and sustains the vitality of Pennsylvania's rural and small communities by:


  • sponsoring research projects to identify policy options for legislative and executive branch consideration and action;

  • collecting data on trends and conditions to understand the diversity of rural Pennsylvania;

  • publishing information and research results to inform and educate audiences about the diverse people and communities of rural Pennsylvania; and

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    Greetings from the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Rural & Remote Medicine Club (RRMC)! Our club is very active, and we are seeking out new opportunities for research/service/learning.
    Heads up, we need help supporting SB820 (PA Senate Bill 820) Limited liability for farmers having the public on their farm for corn mazes, pick your own, farmstays, farm markets, agritourism. Bill is in committee, meeting with negative feedback. Call your Senator and voice your support for agritourism limited liability. Ohio farmers have been supported since Aug. 2016 and 25 other states have passed similar bills. What about PA farmers that market to the public on their farms ? Please contact your Senator and make sure PA farmers have coverage too. Thank you