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Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Spring Job Fair

Posted on: May 5th, 2021 by Brandon Strong No Comments

Hope 4 Tomorrow

Posted on: April 28th, 2021 by Brandon Strong No Comments

Sewer AUTOPAY Enrollment Form

Posted on: April 21st, 2021 by Brandon Strong No Comments

Plymouth Township Sewer Department offers an Automatic Payment option to pay your sewer bill.  When you sign-up, the amount of your bill will automatically be deducted from your bank account on the due date.

 

With AUTOPAY you will:

  • Never miss a payment, even when you are out of town
  • Still receive a quarterly bill showing your charges, with a notation that it will automatically be paid on the due date
  • Never have to write a check to pay your sewer bill or wonder if it will arrive by the due date

 

AUTOPAY is absolutely free, there are no sign-up fees or transaction charges.

You actually save money on postage and check fees, and save time from having to write a check and mail it.

 

All you have to do to sign up is complete the form that can be found here and return it to Plymouth Township Sewer Department, 700 Belvoir Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462.

If you have any questions concerning this payment option, please contact the Sewer Department at (610) 277-4100.

 

Download AUTOPAY Enrollment Form

Montgomery County Announces 11 Secure Ballot Drop-Off Box Locations & Satellite Offices

Posted on: April 20th, 2021 by Brandon Strong No Comments

New Utility Assistance Program Available for Pennsylvania Renters

Posted on: April 16th, 2021 by Brandon Strong No Comments

New Utility Assistance Program Available for Pennsylvania Renters

PECO customers can apply for grant funding to assist with paying utility bills

 

PHILADELPHIA, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Many PECO customers facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have a new resource to help pay their utility bills.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which was signed into law February 5, helps to support Pennsylvania renters and families at risk of homelessness due to financial hardships caused by the pandemic. The grant funding can be applied to a customer’s electric and natural gas bill, and customers can apply to receive grant funding to cover all outstanding balances incurred during the pandemic.

Tenants—and landlords on behalf of tenants—can apply for funding. For more information and to apply, visit the Department of Human Services Website.

“We understand that many of our customers continue to face financial hardships, particularly renters, due to the pandemic,” said Funmi Williamson, PECO senior vice president and Chief Customer Officer. “We commend Governor Wolf and the legislature for enacting the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, and are hopeful that that this new resource, combined with PECO’s many flexible payment options and financial assistance programs, will provide necessary support as our region’s residents continue to transition through this difficult time.”

While ERAP provides grants to customers living in rental units, PECO offers a variety of bill relief options and assistance programs to help customers make ends meet. PECO has made new payment plans available, which can spread outstanding balance payments up to 24 months, with no money down and no interest charged. Residential customers should act now and can find out more about options online at www.peco.com/help.

Additional customer assistance programs include:

  • Customer Assistance Program (CAP): An annual credit based on household income and energy use.
  • Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): A federal grant program to help low-income customers manage their energy costs and ensure service during the heating season.
  • Matching Energy Assistance Fund (MEAF): A program funded by voluntary contributions of customers and matched dollar for dollar by PECO for up to $1,000 in total assistance for those who qualify.
  • Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Services (CARES): A referral and information service designed to assist customers who have special needs or extenuating circumstances that prevent the payment of their utility bill.

PECO, founded in 1881, is Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PECO delivers energy to more than 1.6 million electric customers and more than 532,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. The company’s 2,900 employees are dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship, and community assistance. PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation’s only Fortune 100 utility and leading competitive energy provider. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

If you are a member of the media and would like to receive PECO news releases via email, please send your email address to PECO.Communication@exeloncorp.com.

Contact: Greg Smore
2301 Market Street, S14-1
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-841-5555
Greg.Smore@exeloncorp.com

 

Vaccine eligibility expands; E-waste and shred event postponed; Important deadlines approaching

Posted on: April 15th, 2021 by Brandon Strong No Comments

Vaccine eligibility extended to all adults in PA

As of April 13, all adults in Pennsylvania are now eligible to schedule appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. Montgomery County has opened vaccine registration to everyone 16 or older. The county registration link is available here.

For additional information regarding vaccine eligibility and availability, please consult the following resources or contact my office:

Montgomery County vaccine information page.

EVENT UPDATE: E-waste and shredding event POSTPONED

The e-waste and shredding event state Sen. Amanda Cappelletti and I planned to host this weekend will be rescheduled to accommodate the overwhelming demand for this service. Please stay tuned for a new date with expanded hours and services. Those who have already registered to recycle electronic waste and shred sensitive personal documents will have their registration and time slot moved to the new date. Please look for additional information on the rescheduled date!

Voting deadlines coming up

As a reminder, the upcoming primary election in Pennsylvania will be held on May 18. Here are some important deadlines to keep in mind:

May 3: Last day to register to vote.
May 11: Last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot.

For more information, please visit the Montgomery County Voter Services page or www.votespa.com.

Pennie enrollment extended to August 15
Pennsylvanians can now enroll in health insurance coverage through Pennie, Pennsylvania’s health insurance exchange, until August 15. To find a plan that works for you, you can visit www.pennie.com, call 1-844-844-8040 or contact my office for assistance.

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Montgomery County Pauses Use of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on: April 13th, 2021 by Brandon Strong No Comments

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 13, 2021

 

NORRISTOWN, PA – Per federal and state directives the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today it will pause the use of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine at its vaccination clinics for the next two days.

 

This temporary pause in J&J vaccine distribution is being done out of an abundance of caution after six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot was found in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. This pause will ensure the health care provider community is aware of the potential of adverse events and can plan for proper recognition and management due to the unique treatment required with this type of blood clot. To read the FDA’s full statement, click here.

 

Montgomery County’s J&J vaccination clinics scheduled for today, April 13 and tomorrow, April 14 are suspended. Clinics distributing Pfizer will run on a normal schedule. The updated clinic schedule is as follows:

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • OPEN: Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell (2nd dose – Pfizer)
  • OPEN: Norristown Area High School, Norristown (1st doses – Pfizer)
  • CLOSED: Parkside Shopping Center, Willow Grove (between Planet Fitness and Rally House) (One dose – J&J)
  • CLOSED: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale (One dose – J&J)
  • CLOSED: Bethel Community Church of Pottstown, Pottstown (One dose – J&J)

 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • OPEN: Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell (1st and 2nd doses – Pfizer)
  • OPEN: Norristown Area High School, Norristown (1st dose – Pfizer)
  • CLOSED: Parkside Shopping Center, Willow Grove (between Planet Fitness and Rally House) (One dose – J&J)
  • CLOSED: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale (One dose – J&J)
  • CLOSED: Bethel Community Church of Pottstown, Pottstown (One dose – J&J)

 

Anyone with a scheduled appointment to receive the J&J vaccine for April 13 or 14 will be contacted via email to reschedule their appointment for a later date.

 

The Montgomery County COVID-19 vaccine webpage will be updated with any further operational updates at https://www.montcopa.org/COVID-19Vaccine.

 

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco, kcofrancisco@montcopa.org

 

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Montgomery County Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Open for Everyone Age 16 and Over

Posted on: April 12th, 2021 by Brandon Strong No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 12, 2021

Montgomery County Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Open for Everyone Age 16 and Over
Registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is available online or by phone 

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today that registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for everyone age 16 and over.

Registration is available online at http://vaccine.montcopa.org or by calling the COVID-19 hotline at (833) 875-3967.

Montgomery County continues to register and vaccinate people in Phases 1A and 1B. Eligibility for Phase 1C opens today. Every individual 16 and over that lives or works in Montgomery County becomes eligible Monday, April 19. To ensure equitable access for all, vaccine appointments within phases will be released randomly, not by date registered.

When registering, if people experience longer than normal wait times on the COVID-19 hotline or experience a website timeout, they are encouraged to come back to register at a different date or time.

Montgomery County OPH vaccination clinics are currently offering the Pfizer (two doses) and Johnson & Johnson (one dose) vaccines. When booking an appointment, people will be able to pick the date, time, location, and which vaccine they will receive.

Appointments are required to receive the vaccine at the following Montgomery County vaccine clinics. No walk-up registration is accepted.

·     Bethel Community Church, 575 North Keim Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

·     Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446

·     Montgomery County Community College, Health Sciences Center, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

·     Norristown Area High School, 1900 Eagle Drive, Norristown, PA 19403

·     Parkside Shopping Center (between Planet Fitness and Rally House), 2522 West Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090

·     Bethlehem Baptist Church, 712 Penllyn Pike, Spring House, PA 19477 (Saturdays only)

Transportation to vaccine appointments at Montgomery County vaccination clinics listed above is available at no cost to the rider, calling ahead is encouraged.

·     Transnet: (215) 542-7433

·     SEPTA/CCT: (215) 580-7145

·     GoGo Grandparent: (855) 464-6872 or visit https://gogograndparent.com/montco.

Demand for the vaccine remains high, therefore residents are asked for their patience as the vaccine rollout continues. Eligibility does not equal availability. Appointments will be released in accordance with supply.

For general COVID-19 questions check the FAQs page or email covid19@montcopa.org. To pre-register for the vaccine by phone or for general questions, call the Montgomery County COVID-19 hotline at (833) 875-3967. The hotline is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please note the hotline cannot provide updates or timelines on vaccine pre-registration, please refer to the instructions received in your confirmation email.

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco, kcofrancisco@montcopa.org

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Now Accepting Pre-registrations for Phase 1B

Posted on: April 5th, 2021 by Brandon Strong No Comments

Starting today, pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for people who qualify for Phase 1B.

Pre-registration can be accessed by visiting www.montcopa.org/COVID-19vaccine and clicking on the “COVID-19 Vaccine Registration” button or by calling the COVID-19 hotline at (833) 875-3967.

 

People in the following Phase 1B categories will be prioritized for appointments per the Pennsylvania Department of Health order:

·     Law enforcement, which includes police, sheriffs and deputies, constables, corrections officers and staff, as well as probation and parole staff.

·     Firefighters, including career and volunteer firefighters.

·     Grocery Store workers, including all workers in supermarkets and grocery stores.

·     Food and Agriculture workers, including all food processing company employees, including meat, poultry, and dairy processing, fresh fruit and vegetable packing operations, food manufacturing, farmworkers, farm operators, and farm managers, including at agriculture operations.

 

Remaining Phase 1B categories include:

·     People in congregate settings not otherwise specified as long-term care facilities, and persons receiving home and community-based services

·     First responders

·     Other workers serving people in congregate care settings not included in Phase 1A

·     U.S. Postal Service workers

·     Manufacturing workers

·     Education workers

·     Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship

·     Public transit workers

·     Individuals caring for children or adults in early childhood and adult day programs

Montgomery County continues to pre-register and vaccinate people in Phase 1A and estimates it will be a few weeks before vaccine appointments will be available for people in Phase 1B.

The list of underlying health conditions that qualify for Phase 1A has been expanded and is linked here. If you have one of these conditions, please check “Yes” to the question of underlying health conditions on your registration.

 

If you have already pre-registered with Montgomery County Office of Public Health on the individual list, there is no need to register again.

To ensure equitable access for all, vaccine appointments for Phase 1B outside of the prioritized groups listed above will be released randomly, not by date registered.

If you experience longer than normal wait times on the COVID-19 hotline or experience a website timeout, please come back to register at a later date.

Montgomery County will open pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine for all phases according to the following Pennsylvania Department of Health eligibility schedule:

 

·     April 5 (Today) – Phase 1B

·     Monday, April 12 – Phase 1C

·     Monday, April 19 – Everyone

 

Demand for the vaccine remains high, therefore residents are asked for their patience as the vaccine rollout continues. Eligibility does not equal availability. Appointments will be released in accordance with supply.

For general COVID-19 questions or to pre-register for the vaccine by phone, call the Montgomery County COVID-19 hotline at (833) 875-3967. The hotline is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please note the hotline cannot provide updates or timelines on vaccine pre-registration, please refer to the instructions received in your confirmation email. General questions can be emailed to covid19@montcopa.org.

 

COVID-19 Resources:

·     The County operates six COVID-19 testing sites that are open each weekday

·     COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls Playlist on YouTube

·     Weekly COVID press briefings: Briefings are held at 1:30 p.m. each week on Wednesdays, they are carried live on the Montgomery County Facebook page and archived on the Department of Public Safety YouTube channel.

·     Montgomery County Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

·     Montgomery County COVID-19 information hub: www.montcopa.org/COVID-19

Hospitality industry businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding through the MontcoStrong 2021 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program.

Montgomery County has received approximately $9.4 million in state funding to provide grants to eligible businesses. The eligibility, application requirements, and program design were all developed from Senate Bill 109 known as Act 1 of 2021.

Grant awards will be in increments from $5,000 to $50,000. Applicants will be required to submit documentation of expenses incurred and paid during the eligible expense period.

Eligible businesses must have their primary business activity in NAICS subsector 721 (Accommodations) or subsector 722 (Food Services and Drinking Places). A description of these NAICS subsectors is in Appendix B of the Program Guidelines.

Celebrate Earth Week By E-Waste Recycling & Shredding

Posted on: March 30th, 2021 by Brandon Strong No Comments

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