Curry to host virtual panel to discuss equity in education

(Jan 21, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 21 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, will host a virtual panel at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 to discuss the impact that COVID-19 school closures are having on students and families. “The decision behind closing classrooms because of COVID-19 is a tough one to make,” Curry said. “Our educators and administrators have been expected to balance keeping students healthy and to nurture the social-emotional well-being of every student, while also focusing on the adverse impact of our children academically falling behind. The inequities have been exposed, and the fact is that our families continue to be affected by the challenges with accessing resources to make at-home virtual learning a viable option. Equity in education is a top priority for me. The urgency for this conversation is imperative to continue engaging and supporting families collectively.” Equity in Education Covid School Closures will be an informational virtual panel providing the opportunity for a community dialogue between parents, school administrators and health officials. This panel will examine the layers of inequities exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19 school closures, with the goal of understanding the day-to-day considerations identified in the school districts in the 164 th . This is a community discussion. School administrators, health officials, parents and community members are invited to attend this virtual Read more

 

Now open for applications: Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program; preservation planning; and substance abuse education and reduction grant opportunities

(Jan 19, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Category 1 (Adult) Funds (Funding Source: SAEDR Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations may partner with governmental entities, including school districts, provided the nonprofit organization is the applicant. Use : To support implementation strategies aimed at combating opioid/heroin overdoses in Pennsylvania communities. Funds : Grants up to $150,000 over a two-year project period. Application Deadline : February 24, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Category 1 (Youth) Funds (Funding Source: SAEDR Fund) Who May Apply : Nonprofit organizations may partner with governmental entities, including school districts, provided the nonprofit organization is the applicant. Use : To serve youth with research-based or evidence-based approaches to prevention, intervention, training, treatment, and education services to reduce substance use or provide resources to assist families in accessing these services. Funds : Grants up to $150,000 over a two-year project period. Application Deadline : February 24, 2022 More Information : Click Read more

 

Delayed Opening Because of Winter Weather

(Jan 07, 2022)

Due to the winter weather, Rep. Gina H. Curry’s office will have a delayed opening. Office hours will begin at 12 noon - 4:30 p.m. Please call for assistance at 610-259-7016. Read more

 

New, Free COVID-19 Testing Site Opens in Delaware County

(Jan 04, 2022)

Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced the launch of a new, free COVID-19 testing site in Delaware County and highlighted the efforts taking place to support Pennsylvanians and community partners on COVID-19 testing. “To be clear, the best way for Pennsylvanians to protect themselves and vulnerable populations and prevent hospitalization from COVID-19 is for eligible individuals to get vaccinated and boosted,” said Gov. Tom Wolf. “We know that COVID-19 tests are also an important tool to help prevent the spread of this contagious disease, especially as we enter cold and flu season and symptoms for cold, flu and COVID-19 may seem similar. My administration is collaborating with health systems, communities, school districts and the private sector to support their current needs and incentivize the public to get tested before engaging with the public.” The drive-through testing site in Delaware County is located at the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital address 600 S. Wycombe Ave., Yeadon, PA 19050. The testing location is located between St. Bernard’s Hall and Friendship Circle. All participants should enter on Wycombe Avenue. This week, testing is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting the week of January 10, testing will take place Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Testing will be reserved for First Responders, Emergency Management Services personnel, and health care workers Read more

 

Holiday Office Hours

(Dec 30, 2021)

I wanted to share my office's holiday schedule: 12/30 - 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 12/31 - Closed 1/3 - Closed 1/4 - Open 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Read more

 

Delco lawmakers announce more than $500K in grants to improve parks, green spaces

(Dec 30, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 30 – State Reps. Mike Zabel and Gina Curry announced four Community Conservation Partnership grants totaling $544,200 have been approved to plan and improve parks and green spaces across the region. “The investments in parks and green spaces in Delaware County announced today will benefit all people in our community,” Zabel said. “These grants have the potential to have lasting multi-generational benefits by informed planning, limiting water pollution, managing stormwater runoff, addressing groundwater concerns, improving property values and providing residents of all ages outdoor recreation options.” The grants include: Upper Darby Township, $250,000 : Rehabilitation and further development of Observatory Hill Park. Renovation of field house restrooms, construction of basketball and pickleball courts, pavilion, picnic area, pedestrian walkways, internal loop trail, parking area and stormwater management measures; installation of play and fitness equipment with required safety surfacing, community garden and fencing; ADA access, and landscaping. Delaware County, $200,000 : Design for the development of approximately 0.5 miles of the Darby Creek Trail in Clifton Heights and Lansdowne and Upper Darby Township, from Kent Park in Upper Darby Township to Baltimore Pike in Lansdowne Borough. Haverford Township, $50,000 : Construction of approximately 5 acres of riparian forest buffers Read more

 

Curry, Zabel announce $107,000 grant for Upper Darby Twp.

(Dec 28, 2021)

“I’m excited to see the money provided by this grant will add an extra layer of protection for children and youth by improving the pedestrian crossing as well as improving visibility for drivers at the intersection,” Curry said. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Healthy for the Holidays, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Help, Holiday Hours and more

(Dec 22, 2021)

Last week, I was at the PA State Capitol and took the oath of office as your State Representative. I am honored and appreciate the opportunity to serve you, the 164th District. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Veteran and substance abuse funding opportunities

(Dec 21, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs: Veterans’ Trust Fund (Funding Source: Veterans’ Trust Fund) Who Can Apply : Non-profit organizations, veteran service organizations and county directors of veteran affairs across the state. Use : Programs and services benefiting Pennsylvania veterans. Funds : Up to a total of $200,000 in grant funding is available to county directors of veterans affairs or the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs. Up to $800,000 in VTF funding is available to veteran service organizations with 501(c)(19) status and non-profit organizations. Application Deadline : January 19, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dmva.pa.gov/veteransaffairs/Pages/Programs%20and%20Services/Veterans'%20Trust%20Fund/Veterans-Trust-Fund.aspx . FEDERAL PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: US Department of Health & Human Services SAMHSA: Harm Reduction Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who Can Apply : States; local, Tribal, and territorial governments; Tribal organizations; non-profit community-based organizations; and primary and behavioral health organizations. Use : To support community-based overdose prevention programs, syringe services programs, and other harm reduction services. Funds : Up to Read more

 

Holiday office hours

(Dec 20, 2021)

I wanted to share my office's holiday schedule:. Read more

 

Delaware County Urges Residents to be ‘Healthy for the Holidays’

(Dec 17, 2021)

Delaware County is urging residents to protect themselves and others during the holiday season. Read more

 

Curry excited to begin first term in office

(Dec 13, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 13 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, took the oath of office today at the state Capitol to begin her first term representing the 164th Legislative District. “I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve the people of the 164th District,” Curry said. “I promise to listen to the people who trust me to be their voice and fight for their concerns in Harrisburg.” Curry won a special election held in November. Prior to being elected state representative, Curry worked as a Diversity Equity and Inclusion/Racial Equity consultant and trainer, as a small business owner of Coach Your Vision LLC, and diligently served in many community-based roles including serving as vice president of the Upper Darby School Board, where she was first elected in 2017 and re-elected in 2019. She brings to Harrisburg a strong understanding of community needs, fairness and grassroots advocacy in education and real estate/housing, which will help her fight for equity for all Pennsylvanians. “I know the obstacles facing not only people in the 164th district but the entire commonwealth,” Curry said. “I will be your voice in Harrisburg and together we can create the change we need.” Curry lives in Upper Darby with her husband and their three children. Her district office is located at 1500 Garrett Road, Suite G, Upper Darby, PA 19082. Residents can learn more about Curry’s legislative Read more

 

Rep.-elect Curry announces date for swearing-in ceremony

(Dec 08, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 8 – State Rep.-elect Gina. H. Curry will take the oath of office at noon on Monday, Dec. 13 at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. House session can be watched live online at www.pahouse.com/live . “I am looking forward to begin my work representing the people of the 164 th District,” Curry said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to fight for equity and accessibility for all residents in my district.” Curry won a special election held in November. Prior to her election, Curry served as the Upper Darby School Board vice president. She has more than 20 years of experience working with youth and families. Curry’s legislative priorities in Harrisburg will include education fairness and accessibility, affordable housing and economic development. The 164 th Legislative District includes Upper Darby Township, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, Millbourne and Yeadon. Her district office is open now with a limited staff. It’s located at 1500 Garrett Road, Suite G, Upper Darby, PA 19082. Residents can learn more about Curry’s legislative priorities and the services her office provides by visiting www.pahouse.com/Curry . Read more

 

Delaware County elected officials applaud $4.6 million in funding for county’s 911 system

(Dec 07, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6– State representatives and senators from Delaware County announced today a $4,561,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program award to improve the county’s aging 911 system. Through bipartisan and bicameral efforts, elected officials helped secure funding to benefit more than 560,000 Pennsylvanians and help Delaware County’s first responders. This project will redevelop existing sites and add additional sites to ensure no loss of communication. It includes 24 tower upgrades to provide acceptable county-wide communication coverage, shelter structures, ice bridge, grounding, electric, HVAC, core work additions, and 911 center equipment to communicate effectively in emergency situations with citizens and first responders, as well as with surrounding counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania. “This strategic investment in Delaware County’s emergency response infrastructure will ensure that communities like Darby and Yeadon will be better positioned to respond when our neighbors need help and keep the community safe,” said House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila. “Upgrading Delco’s 911 system was an initiative that received bipartisan support from lawmakers throughout the county. This project serves as a great example of what we can accomplish when we work together – we were able to bring over $4 million home,” said Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, who Read more

 

Delco lawmakers announce $300K grant for Upper Darby

(Dec 01, 2021)

“Understanding the immediate needs of the Upper Darby Township community is imperative in the development of equitable programming and the creation of safe, accessible resources for our youth and families. This collaborative effort to build, grow and provide secure, recreational and educational opportunities is essential for violence prevention and overall success for our community,” said Rep.-elect Gina H. Curry, who will soon be sworn in to represent the 164th Legislative District that covers parts of Upper Darby Township. Read more

 

Pa. Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Nov 12, 2021)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts; Uncashed checks, including paychecks; Lost stocks and bonds; Contents of safe deposit boxes; Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies; Expired gift cards/gift certificates. To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at www.patreasury.gov/Unclaimed/Search.html , call 1-800-222-2046, or contact my office . There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more

 

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open

(Nov 12, 2021)

The 2022 Open Enrollment Period for Pennsylvanians seeking health insurance coverage through Pennie is now open (as of Monday, Nov. 1) and will remain open through Jan. 15, 2022 . Pennie connects customers with financial aid and helps them shop for, compare and purchase health insurance. Nearly everyone qualifies for savings because of the American Rescue Plan. Pennie was created through legislation in 2019, moving Pennsylvania from the federal-based exchange to a state-based marketplace, which helped residents save hundreds – and, in some cases, thousands – of dollars on health insurance. Customers may see additional savings when enrolling in a 2022 Pennie plan because of the American Rescue Plan, according to state Rep. Tony DeLuca , Democratic Chairman of the House Insurance Committee. If you have questions, Pennie has answers via its FAQ page . Visit Pennie.com or call 1-844-844-8040 for more information. While open enrollment continues through Jan. 15, 2022, the last day to enroll for coverage starting Jan. 1 is Dec. 15, 2021 . Visit the Pennsylvania Insurance Department website for more information on how to get health insurance. Read more

 

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners

(Nov 12, 2021)

As winter approaches and we prepare to spend even more time indoors, utility bills are only going to get more expensive. Additionally, we know that the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn have made it difficult for many to keep up with home energy bills. No Pennsylvanian should ever have to worry that their heat will be shut off during the coldest and darkest months of the year. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Assistance is available for both renters and homeowners. LIHEAP helps some of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens — children, older Pennsylvanians, people with disabilities, and low-income families — make ends meet. Anyone who may need help, or anyone who has loved ones or neighbors who could benefit from this program, is encouraged to apply for LIHEAP today. APPLY FOR LIHEAP LIHEAP FACTS How do I apply for LIHEAP? Depending on preference, different options are available to apply for LIHEAP: Apply online: Pennsylvanians can apply at www.compass.state.pa.us . Paper applications: Call the LIHEAP Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 to request a paper application. Paper applications can also be downloaded from the DHS LIHEAP web page . County Assistance Office (CAO) services are available if clients Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

(Nov 12, 2021)

The deadline for the Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2020 tax year has been extended to Dec. 31, 2021. The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded, and the maximum standard rebate is $650. Claimants must reapply for rebates every year because they are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of deceased claimants who lived at least one day in 2020 and meet all other eligibility criteria. You can get your application at www.revenue.pa.gov or by calling 1-888-222-9190. My office also can help you, so don't hesitate to contact me. Read more