Curry, Kearney to host shredding and safety event

(1 day ago)

UPPER DARBY, Aug. 10 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry and state Sen. Tim Kearney will host a free shredding and safety event from 9 a.m. to noon (or whenever the truck is full) Saturday, Aug. 20 in the front parking lot of Upper Darby High School, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill. Residents are invited to bring a maximum of three boxes or grocery bags per household. Newspapers, magazines and journals will not be accepted. All shredded paper will be baled and recycled. “By shredding unnecessary and old documents, you can protect yourself from identity theft,” said Curry. “Please join us for this community event and keep your private information out of the wrong hands.” “I’m excited to partner with Rep. Curry for this free community shredding and safety event,” said Kearney. “It’s a great opportunity for people to properly discard any sensitive or confidential information, get organized and have peace of mind while doing so. Being able to provide this free, convenient service not only helps our constituents, but it also helps our environment.” This event is rain-or-shine. Staff will be on hand to give out information about safety issues and answer any state-related questions. In addition, the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office will be there with its Drug Takeback Van for residents who want to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired prescriptions. Read more

 

County Election, Rail Freight, and Environmental Education Funding Opportunity For Your District

(Aug 08, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development: Election Integrity Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania counties. Use : To support the work of county governments and their election offices. Funds : Funding is allocated proportionally based upon the number of registered voters within the county in the previous primary election. Application Deadline : August 15, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/Login.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Rail Freight Assistance Program (Funding Source: Multimodal Transportation Fund) Who May Apply : Freight railroads, freight railroad-served shippers, and economic development entities. Use : To support investment in rail freight infrastructure. Funds : The maximum state funding for a RFAP project is 70 percent of the total project costs, not to exceed $700,000. Application Deadline : September 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/Doing-Business/RailFreightAndPorts/Pages/Grants-and-Loans.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Rail Transportation Assistance Program (Funding Source: General Obligation Debt) Who May Apply : Freight railroads, freight railroad-served Read more

 

E-BLAST: Mail-in voting, LIHEAP and PTRR payments, upcoming events and more

(Aug 05, 2022)

Happy first Friday of August! I hope you are staying cool and hydrated during this heat wave. Read more

 

Youth Council Focus Group

(Aug 04, 2022)

Rep. Curry will be holding a youth council focus group at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 11 at the East Lansdowne Borough Hall, 155 Lexington Ave., East Lansdowne, PA 19050. This is for anyone living in the district, ages 15-22. The group will discuss how to make change through advocacy and legislation. This is a project created by Rep. Curry's summer interns. Please RSVP by calling (610) 259-7016. Read more

 

E-BLAST Youth council, whole-home repairs, upcoming events and more

(Jul 29, 2022)

Happy Friday 164th Legislative District! I hope everyone is enjoying these final weeks of summer! Read more

 

Back-to-school backpack pop-up events

(Jul 28, 2022)

Join Rep. Curry at one of her back-to-school backpack pop-up events! Monday, August 15 •Millbourne Bus Shelter: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. •Observatory Fields: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 16 •Cardington Field: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 17 •Penn Wood High School: Green Ave.:4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 18 (partnering with Rep. Joanna McClinton) •Evans Elementary: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, August 19 (partnering with Rep. Zabel) •Llanerch Hills: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. To participate in these events, attendees must live in the 164th Legislative District. Parents and guardians must register their children ahead of time. Children must be present at the event to receive the FREE backpack. To register visit, https://www.eventbrite.com/.../back-to-school-backpack... Staff will be available to answer questions about any state-related issues. There will also be information on state programs and services for children (CHIP, Immunizations, etc.). Please email RepCurry@pahouse.net or call (610) 259-7016 with any questions. Read more

 

Shredding and Safety Event

(Jul 26, 2022)

Join Senator Tim Keaney and Rep. Gina H. Curry for a shredding and safety event. It's happening August 20, 9 a.m. to noon (or whenever the truck is full) in the front parking lot of Upper Darby High School. 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, Pa 19026. A maximum of three boxes or grocery bags per household will be accepted. Newspapers, magazines and journals will not be accepted. Pre-registration is required. Please email RepCurry@PaHouse.net or call (610) 259-7016. Staff will be on hand to give out information about safety. Bring unused, unwanted and expired prescriptions for safe disposal. The Delaware County District Attorney's office will be on hand with the Drug Takeback Van. Read more

 

State programs now open for applications

(Jul 25, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Office of the Budget: Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) (Funding Source: General Obligation Debt) Who May Apply : Entities that have a project itemized in a Capital Budget Itemization Act from the past 10 years. List of eligible projects can be found here: Itemized Project Eligible for Funding . Use : The acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects that have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. Funds : Projects must have a $1 million minimum project cost and a 50% match (state funds cannot be used as match). Application Deadline : August 19, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.budget.pa.gov/Programs/RACP/Pages/Main%20Page.aspx . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: DDAP Pregnancy Support Services Grant: July 29, 2022 (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Any entity that is able to serve pregnant or postpartum women in recovery from SUD. - To provide support services to pregnant women and postpartum women in recovery from Substance Use Disorder Read more

 

E-BLAST: Heat Safety tips, meeting with VP Harris, upcoming events and more

(Jul 22, 2022)

The summer heat is here!!!! I hope everyone is staying cool, hydrated and safe. Please see below for resources and information pertaining to heat relief. Read more

 

Inspi-HER’d Girls Youth Event

(Jul 22, 2022)

State Rep. Gina H. Curry is hosting a youth girls' event for fifth through eighth grade to support their physical, mental and etheral health. It's happening Saturday, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Naylor Run Park, 1567 Garrett Road, Upper Darby. Come out and meet Rep. Curry and youth community leaders. They will provide information on state-related programs and youth services. This event will be packed with fun outdoor worshops, field day activities and more. All are welcome! Read more

 

PA Budget Impact on Black Communities

(Jul 22, 2022)

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and community partners will host a virtual discussion, Thursday, July 28 th , 2022 at 12:30pm to explain the recent passage of the Pennsylvania 2022-2023 budget. Legislative leaders will breakdown the budget, highlight where the money will be allocated, and describe how the budget may impact Black communities across Pennsylvania. You can watch live on facebook at PALegisBlackCaucus or www.pahouse.com/PLBC/BudgetImpact . R egister today: https://2022PABudget.eventbrite.com Read more

 

Housing, Public Health Infrastructure, and Clean Energy Funding Opportunities

(Jul 18, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Pregnancy Support Services Grant (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Any entity that is able to serve pregnant or postpartum women in recovery from SUD. Use : To provide support services to pregnant women and postpartum women in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Funds: Awards up to $600,000. Application Deadline : July 29, 2022. More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Documents/Funding%20documents/GIFA%2022-03%20Pregnancy%20Support%20Service.pdf . Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : School districts, municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in Pennsylvania. Use : To assist in a transition to cleaner fuel transportation. Funds : Up to $300,000 per applicant. Application Deadline : There are two application periods. The program will collect and review all applications submitted by August 26, 2022, and again by December 16, 2022. More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Alternative-Fuels-Incentive-Grant/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Statewide Victim Witness Training Project 2023 Read more

 

E-BLAST: Abortion Access, Voting Rights, State Budget, Upcoming events and more

(Jul 15, 2022)

Late at night last Friday, the state House passed a dangerous bill that would limit rights instead of protecting them, and they are doing it in a way that circumvents the normal way we should be doing business in Harrisburg. Read more

 

E-BLAST: House passes state budget, tragedy in 164th, upcoming events and more

(Jul 08, 2022)

Another challenging week in Harrisburg. The good news, we were able to pass a comprehensive state budget. The budget plan passed the House Thursday night and the Senate earlier today. Read more

 

McClinton, Curry seek answers in man’s tragic death while in Yeadon police custody

(Jul 07, 2022)

PA state Reps. Joanna McClinton and Gina Curry released a joint statement in response to a 22-year-old man’s apparent suicide Tuesday afternoon while in the custody of the Yeadon Borough Police Department. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Happy 4th of July, budget update, making history and upcoming events

(Jul 01, 2022)

This week was a challenge! Unfortunately, my colleagues in the House and the Senate were not able to deliver a fair and comprehensive budget by the end of June. Read more

 

Curry: Supreme Court decision will have severe consequences

(Jun 24, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, June 24– State Rep. Gina H. Curry issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision: “I am heartbroken and disturbed following the court’s decision that changes the entire nature of women’s health care in the United States of America. This is a tragic and dangerous day in our nation’s history. “Reversing Roe v. Wade will not end abortions but will, in turn, have severe consequences on low income, marginalized and more specifically Black and Brown women and families throughout our country. Abortion bans lead to worse health outcomes for pregnant women, people and babies, with increased rates of maternal mortality and financial hardships that harm families. “The court’s decision means a woman’s choice to decide her own health care needs is now up to each individual state. This decreases equity and leaves a person’s zip code to decide their care instead of their health care provider. For now, abortion remains legal in Pennsylvania. “I will continue to fight to protect equity, safety and security in women’s health care rights in Pennsylvania.” Read more

 

E-BLAST: Roe V. Wade decision, fighting for child care workers, upcoming deadlines and more

(Jun 24, 2022)

As we approach the last week of June, I would like to continue to encourage the communities within the 164th Legislative District to remember that our office is continuing to work for you! Read more

 

Curry: Living Wage Needed For Childcare Professionals

(Jun 22, 2022)

When we talk about the early childhood field, we need to remember that we’re talking about those who are working directly with and influencing our our future, our children. Before I took office, I was a fierce fighter for children at every level. The need for a #livingwage for early childhood professionals has never been higher. We need to provide a wage that reflects the importance they have in the development of our children. Read more

 

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities

(Jun 21, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Assessing Racial & Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in PA’s Criminal Justice System (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Higher education institutions (public/not-for-profit), nonprofit organizations, and for-profit institutions (i.e., consulting firms). Use : To develop and implement a statewide research initiative to identify current R/ED levels using quantitative methods, understand potential drivers using qualitative methods, and make recommendations to chart a path forward. Funds : Up to $250,000. Application Deadline : July 12, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Victim Advocacy – School District of Philadelphia (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply: Organizations that provide direct services to crime victims and may be operated by a non-profit organization or public (governmental) agency, or a combination of such agencies or organizations. Use : To support students and their families who are victims of violence within the School District of Philadelphia. Funds : Up to $375,000 over three years. PCCD expects to fund one (1) applicant over a three-year project period. Application Deadline : Read more