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28 January 2005

National Grants summit

National Grants Partnership

The Urban Institute, NCCS

2100 M Street, N.W.

Washington, DC  20037

www.TheNGP.org,
TheNGP@AOL.com
                            
January 17, 2005

Dear Colleague:

I am writing to tell you about a new opportunity aimed at improving grants management and administration. The National Grants Partnership is a cooperative initiative among Federal officials, representatives of state, local and tribal governments; their executive branch grants offices; and nonprofit organizations seeking to foster a partnership that will improve the effectiveness and use of grant funds while reducing burdens associated with grants administration.

The following goals have been identified by the NGP Steering Group and will be modified as objectives are completed that address these goals.

1. Develop and implement processes to increase efficiencies of grants management, resulting in reduced costs and administrative burdens.
2. Develop and implement strategies that increase state effectiveness in applying, obtaining and managing Federal grants, loans and other forms of financial assistance.
3. Provide high quality training and technical assistance to state and local governments and other entities.
4. Assist states in developing more cost effective statewide, interagency eGrants systems.
5. Create networking opportunities and facilitate communication between all stakeholders, including the Federal government, state and local governments, nonprofit organizations and national associations representing affiliated members.
6. Share best practices and innovations to assist states in continued efforts to streamline funding processes.
7. Serve as forum for grants policy discussions that mutually benefit funding agencies and fund recipients.

Please join us on February 16th from 10:00-12:00 at the Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, Washington, DC to learn how your organization or agency can participate in making a difference in the administration and delivery of grants.  Attached, please find a summary and a preliminary agenda. RSVP for the meeting by contacting us at:  TheNGP@aol.com if you or a representative of your agency or organization plans to attend.  We look forward to seeing you on February 16, 2005.

 

Sincerely,

 Cornelia I. Chebinou                             Tony Cavataio

Washington Director                             Department of Education

NASACT                                             NGP Co-Chair

NGP Co-Chair
 



27 January 2005

from the Desk of Dannai Harriel: PA Partnerships for Children

From: Rochelle Jackson [mailto:rochellej@justharvest.org]
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 4:26 PM
To: Dannai Harriel
Perinatal Systems Liaison
Healthy START, INC.
400 N.Lexington Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
P-(412) 247-4009 ext. 302
F- (412) 247-0187


Subject: Fw: Joan Benso, PPC President and CEO, invites you to a conference call to discuss the state budget.

 
Hi Welfare Coalition members:

Below is information about some conference calls that may be of interest to you.  Pa Partnerships for Children is hosting two conference calls about the state budget

It would be good if you signed up for one of these conference calls right away.  If you are not on their mailing list, you need to include the name of your organization (if you have one), your address and phone number, along with your email.

Rochelle

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children invites you to participate in a budget briefing conference call designed to provide you with critical information about the Governor's FY 2005-06 state budget proposal and the impact of potential federal action.

Join the call and become a more effective advocate for children and their families.

When:  Thursday, February 17, 2005, 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.

                        Or

               Wednesday, February 23, 2005, 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

These identical conference calls will assist advocates in understanding the relationships between revenue and expenditures in the state budget proposal and fiscal forces driving the decisions that will be made on a range of health, education, and human services programs.

Listeners are encouraged to download and follow a budget presentation that will be used during the call. The budget presentation will be posted on PPC's Web site at www.papartnerships.org by February 16th at 10 A.M.  

Time will be reserved during the calls for questions and answers.

Reservation Instructions:  Space for each conference call is limited - register early. 

To participate in either call,

RSVP to Angela Smith at asmith@papartnerships.org. 

Indicate which conference call you would like to participate in.

·        For the Thursday, February 17th call, RSVP by Friday, February 11th

·        For the Wednesday, February 23rd call, RSVP by Friday, February 18th

Registrants will receive an e-mail confirmation notice, including the toll-free dial in number and conference call access code prior to the date of the call.

Spread the Word:  PPC encourages you to publicize these conference calls.  Please feel free to share the information with your membership or post an announcement on your Web site.  For additional information regarding the conference calls or sample web posting and/or links, please contact Fred Klunk at fklunk@papartnerships.org or dial (717) 236 - 5680 ext. 110.




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24 January 2005

THE BEST OF THE BEST!

Best Places to Work: 2000 - 2004
Listed below are the companies named to the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania list from 2000 to 2004.

Best Places to Work in PA Nomination Process:
Nominations for the Best Places to Work in 2005 program will be accepted beginning February 1, 2005. The eligibility requirements and participation process listed below were used in the 2004 process.

SEE: http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/nominate.html
This information will be updated in December 2004 to include the 2005 Nomination Process information.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration, companies must:
Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business;
Be a publicly or privately held business;
Have a facility in Pennsylvania;
Have at least 50 employees in Pennsylvania; and
Be in good standing with all Commonwealth agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction.
The program ranks 50 medium-sized companies (50-250 employees) and 50 large-sized companies (251 employees or more).

...AND THE CURRENT WINNERS ARE...
1
Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
Pottstown
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=1

2
Nolan Painting, Inc.
Havertown
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=2

3
Analytical Graphics, Inc.
Exton
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=3

4
Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, LLC
Hummelstown
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=4

5
Homeland Center
Harrisburg
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=5

6
The Hankin Group
Exton
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=6

7
Teva Neuroscience
North Wales
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=7

8
Stoner, Inc.
Quarryville
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=8

9
Penn-Air & Hydraulics Corp.
York
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=9

10
Erdman, Anthony and Associates, Inc.
Mechanicsburg
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=10

11
H.B. Maynard and Company, Inc.
Pittsburgh
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=11

12
The Graham Company
Philadelphia
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=12

13
1st Summit Bank
Johnstown
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=13

14
F&M Trust
Chambersburg
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=14

15
JPL Productions, Inc.
Harrisburg
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=15

16
DynKePRO, LLC
York
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=16

17
GGS Information Services, Inc.
York
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=17

18
Fairgrounds Surgical Center
Allentown
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=18

19
Kreischer Miller
Horsham
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=19

20
Kitchen Kettle Foods, Inc.
Intercourse
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=20

21
Murray Insurance Associates, Inc.
Lancaster
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=21

22
Refinery, Inc.
Huntingdon Valley
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=22

23
i-FRONTIER
Philadelphia
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=23

24
Perfect Order, Inc.
Mechanicsburg
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=24

25
ImageFIRST Uniform Rental Service, Inc.
Lancaster
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=25

26
Leer Electric, Inc.
Dillsburg
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=26

27
Brown & Brown of Lehigh Valley, Inc.
Bethlehem
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=27

28
Byers' Choice, Ltd.
Chalfont
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=28

29
Brown Shultz Sheridan & Fritz
Camp Hill
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=29

30
Somerset Trust Company
Somerset
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=30

31
Benatec Associates, Inc.
New Cumberland
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=30

32
Rx Pharmacy Services
Monroeville
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=32

33
HVAC Distributors, Inc.
Mount Joy
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=33

34
Benchmark Construction Company, Inc.
Brownstown
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=34

35
C.S. Davidson, Inc.
York
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=35

36
JFC Staffing Associates
Camp Hill
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=36

37
Union National Community Bank
Mount Joy
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=37

38
Signature Custom Cabinetry
Ephrata
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=38

39
McKonly & Asbury, LLP
Camp Hill
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=39

40
Alvin H. Butz, Inc.
Allentown
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=40

41
Lobar Associates, Inc.
Dillsburg
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=41

42
Belco Community Credit Union
Harrisburg
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=42

43
SECCO, Inc.
Camp Hill
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=43

44
Worley & Orbetz, Inc.
Manheim
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=44

45
Peoples National Bank
Hallstead
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=45

46
Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Inc.
Harrisburg
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=46

47
Alfred Benesch & Company
Pottsville
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=47

48
Brandywine Realty Trust
Plymouth Meeting
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=48

49
Dutchland, Inc.
Gap
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=49

50
Project Management Institute
Newtown Square
http://www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com/details.asp?year=2004&size=medium&Rank=50



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