Take The Broadband Speed Test

Help The Center for Rural Pennsylvania and research partners at Penn State University map broadband access throughout Pennsylvania by taking the broadband speed test!

The test is part of the Center-sponsored research, Broadband Availability and Access in Rural Pennsylvania, and the results will help Penn State Researchers, led by Professor Sascha Meinrath, to measure actual internet speeds in PA.

The test also provides participants with information about their broadband connection.

Thank you for your help.

Baked Pasta Supper Event For Sullivan County Flood Victims

Zion Lutheran Church will be hosting a baked pasta supper event to benefit Sullivan County flooding victims.

The event is planned for Friday, November 2, 2018 from 4:00PM-6:00PM at Zion Lutheran Church at 116 Carpenter Street, Dushore PA, 18614.

Items that will be served include:

  • Baked Ziti

  • Sausage & Peppers

  • Spaghetti & Meat Sauce

  • Mac & Cheese

  • Tossed Salad

  • Green Beans

  • Assorted Desserts

  • Italian Bread

Free Will Offering**Takes Out Available**

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Recruiting Assistant Positions

  • State of Pennsylvania - $15.00 - $23.00

  • Excellent Pay

  • Flexible Hours

  • Paid Training

  • Temporary Positions

Help us get the word out about 2020 Census jobs. Call on local organizations to request assistance in providing information about jobs to the people they serve. Answer questions from the public about jobs, qualifications, and how to apply. Conduct formal and informal presentations about 2020 Census jobs.

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Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339 TTY / ASCII

The Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) provides telecommunications services to allow individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or have speech disabilities to conduct official business with and within the federal government.

The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer

BeST Transite Fixed-Route To Muncy YMCA Schedule



BeST Transit will now be deviating to the YMCA in MUNCY, PA., via the Lycoming Mall Bus Schedule on FRIDAYS from Bradford and Sullivan counties.

Use the following stops to travel to the mall & YMCA:

  • Hopkins Commons, 8:10 a.m.

  • Keystone Manor, Sayre, 8:12 a.m.

  • Robert Packer Hospital, 8:15 a.m.

  • Page Manor, 8:20 a.m.

  • Chemung View, 8:25 a.m.

  • BeST Transit, 8:30 a.m.

  • Colonial Towers, 8:50 a.m.

  • Progress Building, Towanda, 9 a.m.

  • Dandy, New Albany, 9:20 a.m.

  • Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, 9:30 a.m.

  • Courthouse, Laporte, 9:45 a.m.

  • Sonestown Market, 9:55 a.m.

  • Sunoco, Muncy Valley, 10:00 a.m.

  • Lycoming Mall, 10:30

  • YMCA, Muncy, 10:35, upon request. Departure, 2:30 p.m.

  • Departure from Lycoming Mall, 2:45 p.m.

Any questions, please call (570) 888-7330, ext. 222

BeST Transit Fixed-Route to Deviate to Muncy YMCA

ATHENS – BeST Transit’s general-public fixed route to the Lycoming Mall from Bradford and Sullivan counties will begin deviating to the YMCA in Muncy upon request beginning Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.

The Lycoming Mall fixed-route, which runs on Fridays only, makes a number of scheduled stops throughout Bradford County and has stops at the Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, (9:35 a.m.), county courthouse in Laporte (9:45 a.m.) and the Sonestown Market (9:55 a.m.) in Sullivan County. However, passengers may flag-stop the BeST Transit bus along Route 220 where it is safe for the bus to pull over.

The YMCA is located at 50 Fitness Drive, Muncy, Pa., near the Lycoming Mall. Anticipated arrival at the YMCA would approximately 10:35 a.m. Departure time from the YMCA would be 2:30 p.m.

A registered senior (65 or over) can ride the fixed-route at no cost, the adult fare is $2/each direction, and a student can ride for $1.

For additional schedule information please call (570) 888-7330, ext. 222, or visit BeST Transit’s website at www.goBeSTTransit.com

Lunch & Learn Seminar - Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Join your local economic development partners for a no-cost ‘lunch and learn seminar’ that will highlight available partner services and how they can help you start, grow and manage your business.


Wednesday, November 7th 11:00am - 1:00pm


The Living Room in Estella, PA 3299 State Route 4008, Forksville
GPS: 41.5114760° -076.6231599°


By October 31, 2018 to Mark Haas

If you have a disability and may require accommodation in order to participate fully in this event, please indicate by contacting Mark Haas at mhaas@sullivancounty-pa.us by October 29th.

Open House Series to Feature Transportation and Economic Development

The Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission will host an open house in each of its member counties—Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming—to take public comments on its updated priorities for bicycle and pedestrian mobility, transportation services (bus, shared ride, and other transportation assistance), and economic development.

Stop in to learn what the Commission has prepared as priorities for the next five years, then give your perspective on their value to your community and to our region. Your input strengthens our understanding and decision-making!

Open House Schedule

  • Mansfield, Tioga County on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 2-4pm at the Mansfield Borough building, 14 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933.

  • Dushore, Sullivan County on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 9-11am at the DCNR District Office, 6735 US Highway 220, Dushore, PA 18614.

  • Towanda, Bradford County on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 2-4pm at the Stoll Natural Resource Center, 200 Lake Rd #E, Towanda, PA 18848.

  • Tunkhannock, Wyoming County on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 9-11am at the Wyoming County EMA Building, 3880 Sr 6 Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

  • Montrose, Susquehanna County on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 2-4pm at the Susquehanna County Office Building conference room, 81 Public Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801.

Each facility is accessible and has convenient parking. If you need special accommodations, please contact Brian Baker at 570-265-1540 or Katie Prichard at 570-265-1532.

Summary priorities and recommendations will also be available on the Northern Tier website, https://www.northerntier.org/, under New Updates beginning September 14, 2018. Public comments received by October 15 will be considered prior to the Commission’s approval, which is scheduled for Friday, October 19.

Northern Tier Disaster Recovery Loan Fund (DRLF)

The northern tier region of Pennsylvania is suffering from the aftermath of recent heavy rains, leaving homes and businesses destroyed by flood waters.  Communities have come together to salvage what they can.  Businesses are making pledges to come back, but they will need an enormous amount of help along the road to recovery. 

Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission (NTRPDC) provides economic development services to small businesses in five counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Four of those five counties have received the most damage – Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming

The NTRPDC Loan Program, through funds provided by the USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant has developed the NT Disaster Recovery Loan Fund (DRLF), a micro loan fund to help small business on their road to recovery. 

Northern Tier Disaster Recovery Loan Fund (DRLF)

Micro loans up to $25,000 with or without a private match

Interest rate of 0%

Term of 3 to 5 years

Payment Deferral up to 3 months, giving businesses time to establish cash flow

For more information, please contact:
NTRPDC – Stacey Urban, Loan Program Manager

For additional assistance and coordination, please contact:
Sullivan County - Mark Haas, Economic Development Director
570-946-5201 extension 733


Northern Tier is an Equal Opportunity Lender/Provider

Wolf Administration Opens Public Inquiry Hotline to Coordinate Volunteers for Flood Clean-Up

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today said a public inquiry hotline is now available to citizens who need assistance cleaning up after devastating flooding in central and eastern Pennsylvania.

“We’re working with volunteer organizations that have offered to help residents in these communities,” said Governor Wolf. “I know that some of these survivors have been hit multiple times in the last few weeks, and the willingness of these volunteers to do this hard work is greatly appreciated.”

Anyone who would like to request help should call 272-200-3211 for assistance. The hotline will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., including weekends through August 31. Volunteers will provide physical labor, such as mucking out basements, removing damaged flooring and drywall, and removing debris.

A variety of organizations make up the PA VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters).They provide assistance that complements the efforts of municipal, county and state governments. Their members active in this recovery mission include the American Red Cross, Southern Baptist Convention, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Lions Club International, Salvation Army, Team Rubicon, A.G.A.P.E of Columbia County, Mennonite Disaster Services, United Church of Christ, LDS Charities, Lend-a-Hand of Lebanon County, and Lutheran Disaster Response.

Callers will need to provide basic information, including but not limited to their address, the type of work they need help with, and the status of utility services at the site. Callers will also need to verbally give their permission for call takers to share their information with the volunteer organizations.

PEMA Director Rick Flinn said that while every effort will be made to help those who need it, the responding organizations will prioritize service delivery according to their own criteria and ability to assist. It may take several days for volunteer teams to respond.

In addition, the Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

“We know that this has been a stressful time for flooding survivors as well as first responders who have been doing stressful and dangerous work to help their neighbors,” Flinn said. “Please reach out if you need someone to talk to. Free help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

A Message From The Commissioners Regarding Recent Flooding In The County

Flooding has once again impacted areas in Sullivan County.  The Commissioners have visited many of the worst sites and have been in routine contact with elected officials and agencies at state and Federal levels.  This communication is essential for managing recovery efforts and to obtain information on potential funding sources.  County personnel are conducting field surveys to ascertain damage to bridges and residential properties impacted by flooding.  These efforts begin the recovery process and are critical for establishing damage totals which will be reported to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).

Useful information has been posted to the Sullivan County website regarding flood response under the Public Notices section.  It can also be found on the Sullivan County Facebook page.  For example, you will currently find Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) guidelines for maintaining streams posted to our social media.  The county serves primarily as an information center to direct you to the appropriate local, state, and Federal agencies.

One way everyone can help is to keep track of damage and damage mitigation costs and report it to your local municipality.  Total municipal expenses are combined at the county level, and the county then reports figures at a regional level.   The damage totals from a regional perspective will help determine our eligibility for state and Federal disaster recovery aid programs.  Since there is a minimum amount needed to reach, it is very important that everyone reports their damage.

While the county has no direct funds to assist property owners, we are more than willing to help direct impacted property owners to the appropriate resource.  Once again, the Commissioners would like to thank our Fire and EMS volunteers for responding to those in need.  Your dedication is unmatched and so critical at times like this.