|Posted:||February 12, 2018 11:08 AM|
|From:||Representative Morgan Cephas|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Diversity Scoring for Commonwealth Agency Grant Programs|
|In the near future, I will be introducing legislation proposing to amend Title 12 (Commerce and Trade) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to ensure that ‘diverse business participation’ is one of the metrics used in the evaluation and awarding of Commonwealth agency grants.
Current Pennsylvania law does not require Commonwealth agencies that administer agency grants to include ‘diverse business participation’ as one of the criterion that is used to score and award grants. As a result, the impact of state grants are not fully realized, particularly when it comes to spurring economic development within the veteran-owned, women-owned and minority-owned business community. In an effort to effectively address the aforementioned deficiency, my legislation seeks to do the following:
If you are interested in providing our Commonwealth agencies with an additional tool to maximize the impact of their grant programs, I ask that you please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.