Delaware County Elections Reminds Voters of Upcoming Election Deadlines

(Oct 21, 2022)

Eligible U.S. citizens who intend to vote for the first time — or have previously voted but need to file a name change or address change to update their registration information — have until Mon., Oct. 24 to file a voter registration application to qualify to cast a ballot at the Nov. 8, 2022 General Election. Applications can be filed online or in person. Voters who are already registered at their current address do not need to take further action. Voters can check their registration status on the PA Department of State website , accessible at delcopa.gov/regstatus . To register to vote, voters must be a U.S. citizen who will be 18 or older on Nov. 8, 2022 and must have lived at their current address for at least 30 days before Election Day. Voters can register: Online with a PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) ID or driver’s license, accessible at delcopa.gov/register2vote , by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 24. In person at the Voter Service Center, located in the Government Center Building in Media, during the following hours: Fri., Oct. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Mon., Oct. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Federal Postcard Applications (FPCAs) for absentee ballots from military and overseas voters must be received by the County by Mon., Oct. 24. FCPAs may Read more

 

E-BLAST: Remember to register to vote!

(Oct 21, 2022)

Happy Friday! October is quickly coming to an end, and we are just over two weeks until Election Day. Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities

(Oct 18, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: PA Industry Partnership Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, educational and post-secondary educational organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities. Use : To identify workforce, education & training, and economic development needs, coordinate regional teams to support industry needs, identify public and community resources to address industry identified needs and increase collaboration among businesses within a targeted industry sector. Funds : Up to $250,000 per partnership. Application Deadline : October 28, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program (Funding Source: Nonprofit Security Grant Fund) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations. Use : To support security enhancements designed to protect the safety and security of the users of a facility located in the Commonwealth that is owned or operated by the nonprofit organization. Funds : Awards between $5,000 and $150,000. Application Deadline : October 31, 2022 More Information : Click on Read more

 

E-BLAST: Voting information, Medicare Open Enrollment, upcoming event and more!

(Oct 14, 2022)

Happy Friday! I hope you are enjoying the Fall weather and activities. This week, my Senior Center tour continued with a visit to the Simpson Gardens. Read more

 

Curry to host senior breakfast this October

(Oct 12, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, Oct. 12 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, invites seniors living in the 164 th Legislative District to a free senior breakfast and resource fair from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Watkins Senior Center, 326 Watkins Ave., Upper Darby. “I am pleased to be able to host another breakfast for seniors,” said Curry. “We had a great turnout for our event in the spring, and I am looking forward to this opportunity to meet with residents and learn about the issues and concerns important to older Pennsylvanians living in the 164 th . We will also have information about the state, county and local resources available to them.” Curry and members of her staff will be available to help constituents with any state government-related matters, including SEPTA Keycards, unclaimed property, and household heating and water assistance (LIHEAP and LIWAP). The Delaware County office of Services for the Aging will be on hand to answer questions. There will also be information about estate planning, Medicare open enrollment, rebate scams, the new Community Action Agency of Delaware County location, and a new community center coming to Upper Darby. To register to attend, residents may contact Curry’s office at (610) 259-7016 or RepCurry@pahouse.net . Read more

 

Equity in Education: Mental Health Awareness Video

(Oct 12, 2022)

Pa. State Rep. Gina H. Curry hosts a live virtual panel discussion on Equity in Education and Mental Health Awareness in local Pennsylvania schools. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Office closed Monday, SNAP eligibility expanded, upcoming events and more

(Oct 07, 2022)

Happy October everyone! This was a busy week in our district office. Read more

 

E-BLAST Voting information and resources for you

(Oct 06, 2022)

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. In Pennsylvania, you also have the option to vote early by mail. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Thank you for attending my Equity in Education discussion

(Sep 30, 2022)

Happy Friday, it’s the final day of September! This has been a busy month in our district office and in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Equity in Education: Mental Health Awareness Resources

(Sep 30, 2022)

Thank you to everyone who joined our virtual discussion last night! Here are the resources mentioned during the presentation: Pennsylvania Department of Education Mental Health Resources Act 44 (School Safety) Pennsylvania Requirements Act 71 Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention and Child Exploitation Awareness Education Act 18 of 2019: Threat Assessment Training Safe2Say Something Anonymous Tip Line If you were unable to attend, you can watch the discussion here . Read more

 

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents

(Sep 28, 2022)

“The stark reality is – and it happens for many reasons – grandparents raising grandchildren is a very real thing, and I know this has been going on for a very long time,” state Rep. Gina Curry, D-Delaware, said. “I’m thinking about the stigma in talking about the need to take care of family and grandchildren, and I’m concerned about people in my district who are in an isolated place because they may encounter language or cultural obstacles.” Read more

 

Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman: Time is Running Out for People Interested in Quick Pardons through PA Marijuana Pardon Project

(Sep 28, 2022)

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvanians have a unique opportunity to be quickly pardoned from minor marijuana-related convictions through Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s PA Marijuana Pardon Project and time is running out for those interested in applying. More than 2,500 people have already applied for their marijuana convictions to be pardoned through the project and the deadline to apply through the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons is this Friday, September 30, 2022. “Pennsylvanians convicted of simple marijuana charges are automatically disqualified for so many life opportunities: jobs, education, housing, special moments with family. This is wrong,” said Gov. Wolf. “In Pennsylvania, we believe in second chances – I’m urging those eligible to apply now, don’t miss your chance to forge a new path.” “Good people are being held back from living their best lives because of some old nonviolent weed charge,” said Lt. Gov. Fetterman. “Now is the time to apply, because we have no idea how long the legislature will continue refusing common sense legalization.” It is estimated that thousands of individuals are eligible due to convictions over the past several decades, even pre-dating marijuana’s inclusion as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act. Anyone with only the two select marijuana offenses noted below on their record is eligible to Read more

 

Women's Re-Entry, Fire Company/EMS, and Open Space Funding Opportunities

(Sep 26, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: 2023-24 PennSERVE Grants for Health and Community Service Programs (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Institutions of higher education, Indian tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and states. Use : To allow organizations to recruit and support AmeriCorps members as they serve unmet community needs. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : October 12, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/pennserve/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Youth Justice Advisory Board Council Pilot Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Any agency currently implementing a youth engagement program including (but not limited to): Any private non-profit agency, public agency, or unit of local government. Use : To establish and coordinate county-based Youth Justice Advisory Board Councils (YJAB-Cs) across the Commonwealth with the long-term goal to increase directly impacted youth voice and input in their communities and with the youth-led subcommittee and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee. Funds : Up to $350,000 in total state funding to support between three or four organizations. Application Deadline : October Read more

 

E-BLAST: Response to hospital closing, Fire & EMS funding, upcoming events and more

(Sep 23, 2022)

n this e-blast you will find information about what happened in Harrisburg this week, including a bill I supported to provide more funding to volunteer Fire & EMS services and an event fighting for reproductive rights! Read more

 

Curry responds to decision to close Delaware County Memorial Hospital

(Sep 23, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, Sept. 23 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, released the following statement today in response to Crozer Health announcing it will close Delaware County Memorial Hospital in 60 days and reopen it as a behavioral health facility: “I am extremely disappointed in the decision to close Delaware County Memorial Hospital,” Curry said. “This decision by Crozer will only exacerbate the inequities of those who live in the 164 th Legislative District and all of Delaware County. “This is really unacceptable. Where do we now go for emergency services? They’re not thinking about what’s best for this community and for the people who live in Upper Darby and the surrounding communities. “I feel that the community was ignored in the decision-making process. It’s very disappointing. This decision will overload the hospitals in the Main Line Health and University of Pennsylvania systems. It means people will have to travel 45-60 minutes to get to a hospital where they can receive care. That’s an unsafe and terrifying prospect. It is also not a viable option for residents who do not have easy access to transportation and now will have to take several buses to get to the closest emergency room. They left us in a desert. They left us in a bad place, and this didn’t have to happen .” In May, Curry hosted a Read more

 

Equity in Education virtual event, updates from Harrisburg, upcoming events and more

(Sep 16, 2022)

This was a busy week in Harrisburg. I was back at the Capitol for the first fall voting session of the year. Read more

 

Curry to host second Equity in Education virtual panel

(Sep 15, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, Sept. 15 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, will host a second virtual panel on equity in education at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. This community discussion will focus on the impact that mental health has on students and families. School administrators, health officials, parents and community members are invited to attend this virtual discussion. “According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in six U.S. youth aged 6-17 have a mental health condition, but only half receive mental health services,” said Curry. “This past July, our state legislature passed a historic budget that included a $100 million increase for mental health support. This is a good start, but there is more work to do to ensure mental health resources are available for all students, regardless of background or Zip code. “The Equity in Education: Mental Health Awareness virtual panel is designed to identify and bring awareness of the mental health needs and inequities that are impacting our youth. The 164 th Legislative District would like to invite the community to join us for this important open discussion on the day-to-day mental health support needed in our schools.” Curry said the discussion will be live streamed on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/RepGinaCurry . Dr. Daniel McGarry, Upper Darby School District superintendent; Jennifer Toof of Child Guidance Resource Centers; Laura Kuebler Read more

 

Town Hall

(Sep 14, 2022)

Join state Rep. Gina H. Curry and Sen. Tim Kearney for a conversation about what is happening in Harrisburg. The town hall will take place from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5 at the Twentieth Century Club of Lansdowne, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, PA 19050. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and talk about important issues impacting our communities and families. Read more

 

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities

(Sep 13, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Commonwealth Financing Authority: Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund (GEDTF) (Funding Source: Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund) Who May Apply : Allegheny County Municipalities, Authorities (Redevelopment, Municipal or Industrial), Councils of Government, Non-Profit Organizations, Trusts and For Profit Organizations. Use : To support community and economic development projects in Allegheny County. Funds : Awards between $150,000 and $500,000. Application Deadline : September 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.alleghenycounty.us/economic-development/authorities/gedtf-fund.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Traffic Signal Technologies Grant Program (Funding Source: Motor License Fund) Who May Apply : Municipalities. Use : To install and maintain traffic signal technologies. Funds : Varies by award. This is a reimbursement grant with no matching funds required. Application Deadline : September 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/Bureaus/BOMO/Portal/TST_INFO.pdf . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Grant Program (Funding Source: American Rescue Plan Act Funds) Who May Apply Read more

 

E-BLAST: Inspi-HER'd, transportation tour, upcoming events and more

(Sep 09, 2022)

As we finish our first full week of September, I am excited that our long await event for youth girls, Inspi-HER’d, is happening tomorrow! Read more

 

Delaware County Elections Reminds Voters of Upcoming Election Deadlines
Oct 21, 2022

E-BLAST: Remember to register to vote!
Oct 21, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Nonprofit Security, Boating Facility, and Water/Sewer Funding Opportunities
Oct 18, 2022

E-BLAST: Voting information, Medicare Open Enrollment, upcoming event and more!
Oct 14, 2022

Curry to host senior breakfast this October
Oct 12, 2022

Equity in Education: Mental Health Awareness Video
Oct 12, 2022

E-BLAST: Office closed Monday, SNAP eligibility expanded, upcoming events and more
Oct 07, 2022

E-BLAST Voting information and resources for you
Oct 06, 2022

E-BLAST: Thank you for attending my Equity in Education discussion
Sep 30, 2022

Equity in Education: Mental Health Awareness Resources
Sep 30, 2022

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents
Sep 28, 2022

Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman: Time is Running Out for People Interested in Quick Pardons through PA Marijuana Pardon Project
Sep 28, 2022

Women's Re-Entry, Fire Company/EMS, and Open Space Funding Opportunities
Sep 26, 2022

E-BLAST: Response to hospital closing, Fire & EMS funding, upcoming events and more
Sep 23, 2022

Curry responds to decision to close Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Sep 23, 2022

Equity in Education virtual event, updates from Harrisburg, upcoming events and more
Sep 16, 2022

Curry to host second Equity in Education virtual panel
Sep 15, 2022

Town Hall
Sep 14, 2022

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities
Sep 13, 2022

E-BLAST: Inspi-HER'd, transportation tour, upcoming events and more
Sep 09, 2022