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Welcome to "Mike's Memo," an update on what's happening in the 48th Legislative District, the State Capitol, and the progress of my legislative priorities. If you haven't done so already, please take a few moments to visit my website at to learn more about issues that may affect you and your family.

Week of February 20, 2017

PA Veteransí Trust Fund Grants Awarded
The PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will disperse Veteransí Trust Fund grants to county Veterans Affairs Offices and charitable or veteran service organizations. The grants are funded by Pennsylvanians who made a $3 donation when applying for or renewing their driverís license or photo ID, renewing a motor vehicle registration, purchase proceeds from the Honoring Our Veterans license plate, and private donations.

Grantees serving the 48th Senatorial District include: Dauphin County Office of Veterans Affairs - $12,500 for veteran identification cards and expanded outreach services; Central PA Food Bank, Harrisburg - $20,000 for its MilitaryShare program, and; Volunteers of America of PA, Harrisburg - $30,000 to support homeless veteransí reintegration back into society. To learn more about the Veterans Trust Fund, visit

Department of Education Awards Safe Schools Grants
The PA Department of Education awarded $6.5 Million in competitive grants for the training and compensation of school resource officers and school police officers, and to prevent and reduce violent incidents through programs and security equipment.

The following awardees are in the 48th Senatorial District: Middletown Area School District, Dauphin County - $24,560 for visitor identification system, cameras, radios and electronic door; Annville-Cleona School District, Lebanon County - $24,780 for visitor identification system; West Shore School District, York County - $24,996 for visitor identification system; Lebanon School District, Lebanon County - $23,700 for metal detectors and radios; Northeastern York School District, York County - $13,273 for radios, and; Swatara Township Police Department, Dauphin County - $60,000.

Coming Soon...
911 Rapid Response Cable Show

I recently filmed my March Community Report cable show at 911 Rapid Response in Annville Ė A great small business success story in the 48th Senatorial District! Stay tuned for the upcoming show! Stay tuned!
Mark Sallada, Owner
911 Rapid Response

Lebanon County Commission for Women Glass Slipper Project
The Lebanon County Commission for Women will hold the Glass Slipper prom dress sale 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Fri., Feb. 24, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 25 at the Lebanon Valley Mall (2231 Cumberland St.) in the previous Fashion Bug location. The sale is open to Lebanon County high school students, and dresses (new and gently used) will be sold for $10. A fashion show will be held at the stage near Boscovís Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. prior to the sale.

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