Week of: December 16, 2019
JARI's Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program Approved!
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has approved JARI’s Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit (NAP) application for $62,000. Contributions from three businesses will be used to provide a building maintenance course for unemployed or underemployed individuals residing in targeted areas located within the City of Johnstown. The programs will enable eligible adults to acquire the skills needed to obtain employment in jobs that pay a family sustaining wage and offer opportunities for career advancement. In addition, the program will provide employers with qualified workers to fill critical job openings while creating a “pipeline” of workers to enable businesses to expand and to help them to be more competitive in their markets. 

The funding will cover tuition for 10 eligible individuals. First priority will be given to residents of the Minersville, Kernville, Moxham and Walnut Grove sections of the City of Johnstown. The Commonwealth Technical Institute @ Hiram G. Andrews will conduct the course. 
The NAP tax credit program provides businesses with state tax liability the option to make a donation to the JARI Workforce Program and receive 55% tax credits in exchange for their donation.  
Special thanks to the following business contributors whose tax dollars will be "put to work" supporting residents of our local community: 1st Summit Bank, First National Bank and Northwest Bank. 
If you are interested in learning more about the training program or are a business that would like to participate in the JARI NAP Tax Credit Program, please contact Debi Balog, JARI Workforce Development Director at 814-262-8366 or via e-mail at dbalog@jari.com  
Entrepreneurial Coach Featured on Bedford County Radio News
Blake Fleegle
Entrepreneurial Coach

Thank you to Bette Slayton and the BCDA for inviting me to speak about the JARI Loan programs on the BC Broadcast. It was a fun relaxed conversation about all the money options out there for entrepreneurs and business leaders in our communities, not just Bedford! Listen to the show by clicking here .
Vision 2025 and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District Team Up for Johnstown Flood Plain Study

Vision2025, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District and the Cambria County Emergency Management Agency, kicked off an interagency study designed to increase the understanding of the Johnstown flood plain on 11 December 2019.  

The $130,000 project will help local and state officials make better informed decisions about flood-risk management, public safety, public and private investment, as well as redevelopment strategies. 
“We are excited by the Corps’ ongoing commitment to Johnstown. Since 2016, they have invested approximately $4-million dollars in Johnstown’s infrastructure repairs, flood safety studies, and interagency collaboration” said Wally Burlack, Vision2025 coordinator.

Other partners on the project include PA Department of Environmental Protection, Johnstown Redevelopment Authority, and the City of Johnstown. The study is scheduled to be completed in November 2020.
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