Pennsylvania CASA is excited to share that Governor Wolf signed the budget adopted by the General Assembly into law and CASA is scheduled to receive $1.8 million.
The impact of this funding is significant. Pennsylvania is no longer one of three states that do not receive state funding. This funding will result in at least 10% growth in our network and 3 additional counties served, with 60% of the funding passing through to existing programs and new program development. PA CASA will use the remaining funding to expand our services and build more resources for local CASA programs.
This is an exciting time for CASA in Pennsylvania. It is the result of years of work by the state office including staff, board, and volunteers. We were lucky to be supported by local programs at different points in the process. There is still a lot of work ahead for all of us, but the opportunities this funding provides for CASA are great and worth all the effort.
We are so appreciative of our legislative champions, board, and local programs who dedicated time and energy to this effort. A special thanks must be extended to Lauren Orazi and Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC, who worked hard on our behalf and did so pro bono.
In an effort to thank the Governor and the Legislature for their hard work in securing this funding, join the excitement by sharing this news. Together, we can Change a Child’s Story™.