E-BLAST: Governor Wolf's Budget Address and more

(Feb 18, 2022)

Happy Black History Month! The theme for this month has been focused on health and wellness Read more

 

Rep. Curry, Senator Kearney Reach Blood Drive Goal, More than 90 Lives to Be Saved from Donations

(Feb 17, 2022)

SPRINGFIELD, PA (February 15, 2022) – Rep. Gina H. Curry (D–Delaware) joined Senator Tim Kearney (D–Delaware/Chester) on Friday to host a blood drive at the East Lansdowne Borough Hall in response to the current blood crisis facing our nation. Thanks to the overwhelming amount of volunteers who donated at the drive, 31 pints of blood were collected, surpassing the event goal of 20 pints, which will save the lives of 93 local hospital patients. “The American Red Cross is facing a national blood shortage crisis,” said Rep. Curry. “This crisis is our crisis. The need is real! We are excited to have reached our blood donation goal. Let’s continue to do our part.” “Given the dire need for blood in our country and our past success with blood drives, we knew hosting another drive would be the right thing to do,” said Senator Kearney. “We want to be a part of the solution and this event is one way that we can all step up and do our part.” In January, the American Red Cross declared the nation’s first-ever blood crisis amid the Omicron Surge. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, the Red Cross has experienced a 10% decline in the number of people donating blood, forcing doctors to delay critical transfusion for people in need. “T he American Red Cross has been facing dire blood inventory challenges for Read more

 

Curry applauds state grants awarded to local fire and EMS companies

(Feb 16, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, Feb. 16 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, announced today $53,325 in Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services grants. “Our first responders put themselves in danger to protect all of us, but many of our rescue departments are facing staffing and funding challenges,” said Curry. “I am hopeful that this grant money will ease some of the burden they face and allow them to continue serving their communities.” The grants were awarded to the following local fire and rescue departments: East Lansdowne Fire Co. #1: $15,000 (Fire) and $8,325 (EMS). Lansdowne Fire Co.: $15,000. Upper Darby Fire Co. No 1: $15,000. The grants are administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner and can be used for facility upgrades, equipment, debt reduction, training, education and public outreach, recruitment and retention, construction savings account, overtime costs associated with backfilling positions while firefighters are attending training (career departments only) and revenue loss due to COVID-19 impacts. All fire companies, emergency medical services and volunteer rescue squads are eligible to apply for the annual grant program. A full list of fire and EMS companies awarded grants this year statewide is available here . Read more

 

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities

(Feb 07, 2022)

Learn about grant programs that are accepting applications. Read more

 

Black & Diverse Business Forum

(Feb 04, 2022)

Sen. Tim Kearney and I will host a Black & Diverse Business Forum on Feb. 26 at Delaware County Community College from 9 am until noon. Minority entrepreneurs and small business owners are invited to come out to the event and learn about small business resources including: * How to get started * How to get certified * How to grow your business * How to access capital * Connect with companies interested in contracting with diverse businesses Attendees can expect to hear about business opportunities from leaders across Southeastern Pennsylvania, including representatives from the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, SEPTA, Swarthmore College, Widener University’s Small Business Development Center, and more *** Delaware County Community College requires attendees to be fully- vaccinated OR have received a negative COVID test within 72 hours of attending the event. *** Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Register in advance: senatorkearney.com/event/businessforum/ Read more

 

Diverse by example: Increasing diversity in academia

(Feb 02, 2022)

Nationally, just 6% of college and university faculty are Black. Today, the PA House Democratic Policy Committee, along with co-hosts state Reps. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, and Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., explored the topics of diversity and inclusion among academic faculty in Pennsylvania at a hearing in State College, PA. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Legislative Update, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics, SEPTA Senior ID Key and more

(Feb 01, 2022)

February is here and we are celebrating Black History Month!!! This year in 2022, the focus is on health and wellness. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Violence prevention, economic development, and learning center funding opportunities

(Feb 01, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Violence Intervention & Prevention Technical Assistance Project (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Institutions of higher education (public and/or not-for-profit only), nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations. Use : To support the design, launch, and management of a new Statewide Community of Practice technical assistance, training, and capacity-building initiative. Funds : Grants up to $750,000 over a two-year project period. Application Deadline : March 10, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development: Statewide Local Share Account (Funding Source: State Gaming Fund) Who May Apply : Counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, economic development agencies, redevelopment authorities, and non-profits (if they partner with any of the previous entities) . Use : To support projects that improve the quality of life of individuals in the commonwealth. Funds : Grant awards between $25,000 and $1,000,000. Application Deadline : March 15, 2022 More Information : Click on https://dced.pa.gov/programs/local-share-account-lsa-statewide/ . Pennsylvania Read more

 

Kinsey seeks solutions for problems in Pa. prison system

(Jan 28, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., held a news conference today with House and Senate colleagues and prison-reform advocates to discuss legislation to help address systemic problems in Pennsylvania’s prison system. Kinsey was joined by House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila., House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, D-Phila., state Reps. Amen Brown, Danilo Burgos, Joe Hohenstein, Darisha Parker and Brian Sims, all D-Phila.; Tim Briggs, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez and Joe Webster, all D-Montgomery; Bob Brooks, R-Westmoreland/Allegheny; Gina Curry, D-Delaware; Manuel Guzman, D-Berks; Dianne Herrin, D-Chester; Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Patty Kim, D-Dauphin; Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny; Maureen Madden, D-Monroe; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery; and Regina Young, D-Delaware/Phila.; along with state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Phila. and Anton Andrew from PA Prison Society. “Right now, in Pennsylvania and the entire United States, we have a prison system that does not work,” Kinsey said. “We must pass legislation to reform this system, so that those incarcerated have a chance to live dignified lives when they’re serving their sentence and when they’ve completed it.” The lawmakers are seeking enactment of several bills that would improve the prison system for incarcerated people and their families as well as save taxpayer dollars, including: Probation and Parole Reform: Earned Compliance Read more

 

WATCH: Equity in Education Covid Closures

(Jan 27, 2022)

Watch the discussion of the impact COVID-19 school closures are having on students and families. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Justice assistance, regional policing, and community conservation funding opportunities

(Jan 25, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Local Initiatives Funding (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Local units of government and non-profit organizations. Use : To implement projects and programs that directly address the PCCD Objectives and Goals outlined in PCCD’s 2021-2025 Strategic Framework. Funds : Grants up to $250,000 over a two-year project period. Application Deadline : March 31, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency: Regional Policing Assistance Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Any municipality – a city, borough, township, home-rule municipality, or county. Applicants may also be a public or quasi-public body, or its representative, duly authorized to act on behalf of one or more municipality. Use : To assist in the formation of new regional police departments or for the expansion of established regional police departments by adding an additional municipality(s). Funds : Grants up to $150,000 for the formation of a new regional police department or up to $50,000 for the expansion of an existing regional police department. Application Deadline : April 5, 2022 Read more

 

Shredding and Safety Event

(Jan 25, 2022)

State Reps. Gina H. Curry and Mike Zabel are hosting a Shredding and Safety event. It is happening Saturday, Feb. 26 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the front parking lot of Upper Darby High School, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill. Pre-Register by calling my district office at (610) 259-7016. Read more

 

Equity in Education: COVID Closures

(Jan 25, 2022)

Virtual panel happening on www.facebook.com/RepGinaCurry . Pre-register at https://www.pahouse.com/Curry/RSVP/?id=1383 For more information call Rep. Curry's office (610) 259-7016. Read more

 

Valentine's Blood Drive

(Jan 25, 2022)

Hosted by Rep. Gina H. Curry and Senator Tim Kearney in partnership with The American Red Cross will host a Valentine's Day Blood Drive. It's happening Friday, Feb. 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at East Lansdowne Borough Hall, 155 Lexington Ave., East Lansdowne To schedule an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Senator Kearney or call 1-800-REDCROSS You can also pre-register at www.redcross.org/rapidpass Read more

 

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

 

E-BLAST: Governor Wolf's Budget Address and more
Feb 18, 2022

Rep. Curry, Senator Kearney Reach Blood Drive Goal, More than 90 Lives to Be Saved from Donations
Feb 17, 2022

Curry applauds state grants awarded to local fire and EMS companies
Feb 16, 2022

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities
Feb 07, 2022

Black & Diverse Business Forum
Feb 04, 2022

Diverse by example: Increasing diversity in academia
Feb 02, 2022

E-BLAST: Legislative Update, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics, SEPTA Senior ID Key and more
Feb 01, 2022

Now open for applications: Violence prevention, economic development, and learning center funding opportunities
Feb 01, 2022

Kinsey seeks solutions for problems in Pa. prison system
Jan 28, 2022

WATCH: Equity in Education Covid Closures
Jan 27, 2022

Now open for applications: Justice assistance, regional policing, and community conservation funding opportunities
Jan 25, 2022

Shredding and Safety Event
Jan 25, 2022

Equity in Education: COVID Closures
Jan 25, 2022

Valentine's Blood Drive
Jan 25, 2022

Curry to host virtual panel to discuss equity in education
Jan 21, 2022

Now open for applications: Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program; preservation planning; and substance abuse education and reduction grant opportunities
Jan 19, 2022

Delayed Opening Because of Winter Weather
Jan 07, 2022

New, Free COVID-19 Testing Site Opens in Delaware County
Jan 04, 2022

Holiday Office Hours
Dec 30, 2021

Delco lawmakers announce more than $500K in grants to improve parks, green spaces
Dec 30, 2021