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Hill-Evans announces Urban Agriculture grant award to York County

Hill-Evans: York City and West York Area School Districts receive Safe Schools Targeted Grants

(29 minutes ago)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 18 – Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, today announced that Safe Schools Targeted Grants have been approved with $124,946 awarded to York City School District while another $77,473 is granted to West York Area School District to complement existing safety and security measures. In addition to these public-school funds, York Catholic School will receive $23,544 and Grace Words Christian Academy will receive $20,906. “These competitive 2019-20 Safe Schools Targeted Grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education are awarded to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents by purchasing safety equipment and providing for the training and compensation necessary for our school resource and police officers,” Hill-Evans said. “It’s all about keeping our kids and teachers safe. Students perform better in an environment where they feel safe and secure. These funds ensure that they learn in a nurturing and safe space that allows them to grow and develop.” This funding is part of the $7.3 million in School Safety Grants the department is awarding to public school districts and non-public schools throughout the commonwealth. ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans Helps Recover Unclaimed Property

(Oct 16, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans says 1 in 10 Pennsylvanians have unclaimed property in the Treasury vault. Her office staff is there to help you get what's yours. Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces Urban Agriculture grant award to York County

(Oct 02, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 2 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that York County was one of the first Urban Agriculture Grant Fund awardees, receiving $49,310 to build a high tunnel, tool library and refrigerator to increase food production for the community. Gov. Tom Wolf today announced the approval of $500,000 in Urban Agriculture grants. This grant program is part of the state’s first-ever Pennsylvania Farm Bill. The program provides both microgrants for one-time projects or single applicants and up to $2,500 in funding, and macro grants for projects that demonstrate cooperative or regional efforts with multiple partners and up to $50,000 in funding. The $500,000 in total urban agriculture grant funding will benefit 28 projects in Allegheny, Butler, Erie, Lawrence, Northampton, Philadelphia and York counties. “This grant money will be transformative.” Hill-Evans said. “The funds will allow for the purchase of tools necessary to turn blighted areas into vibrant community gardens. These community gardens will help develop community spirit while reducing food insecurity.” For more information, residents can call Hill-Evans district office at 717-848-9595. Read more

 

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(Sep 25, 2019)

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Legislative effort to raise awareness on diaper need in Pa.

(Sep 24, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 24 – In conjunction with their resolution ( H.R. 465 ) recognizing “Diaper Need Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania, state Reps. Rosita C. Youngblood, D-Phila., and Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, hosted a Capitol news conference today promoting the sixth annual Capitol Diaper Drive. “Access to a reliable supply of clean diapers is a necessity for the health and well-being of Pennsylvania's children and incontinent adults,” Youngblood said. “Unfortunately, across our commonwealth, there is a growing epidemic as many families and seniors on fixed incomes are simply unable to afford disposable diapers and undergarments.” To demonstrate the scope of the problem, Youngblood and Hill-Evans cited these statistics from the National Diaper Bank Network, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the diaper gap in the Unites States: One in every three mothers finds it difficult to provide diapers for her children. Nearly 5.2 million children under the age of three suffer from diaper need. For incontinent seniors on fixed incomes, purchasing what they often view as their most important item of clothing can cost at least $1,000 a year. Hill-Evans said, “Diaper need is often the hidden result of extreme poverty for a family. There are no safety-net programs that allocate dollars for the purchase of diapers and, as a result, our Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $35K for York County Economic Alliance

(Sep 18, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that the York County Economic Alliance has been approved for $35,000 in funding for flood mitigation. Hill-Evans said the grant money will lead to conducting an HEC-RAS study to show the flood mitigation impact of each phase of the larger Codorus Beautification Initiative as a stand-alone project along this 1.4-mile project area. The Flood Mitigation Program funding request was approved on Tuesday by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. “This additional modeling must be completed to ensure that we meet standards necessary to allow for waterflow, lower sediment transport, and to keep our disruptions on the environment to a minimum,” Hill-Evans said. “I’m pleased that we are continuing to fund these projects, because I know that it will lead to a wonderful, newly renovated and beautified community space. When we invest in our communities while simultaneously making sure our projects are done with our home and environment in mind, everyone benefits.” The total cost of the project is $91,856 and will show the flood mitigation impact of each phase. This additional modeling must be completed independently of the 1.4-mile masterplan HEC-RAS study that was completed in 2018. The Flood Mitigation Program established the Marcellus Legacy Fund of 2012 and allocates funds to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for funding Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces senior fair on Sept. 19

(Sep 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 12 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today invited seniors to attend a senior fair from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the White Rose Senior Center, 27 S. Broad St., York, PA 17403. “I’m excited to see our seniors and hear from them how we can best benefit their lives,” Hill-Evans said. “When it comes to our older years, we should be focused on our health and total wellness. With this in mind, I have invited several health and wellness vendors to help provide services, including free health screenings for our older adults. The health and safety of our seniors always comes first.” This senior fair event includes: Free health screenings. Free door prize giveaways. Free health information from vendors. An array of companies and organizations participating. For more information, call Hill-Evans' office at 717-848-9595. Media coverage is invited. ### Read more

 

Internship Application for Fall 2019

(Aug 26, 2019)

Apply to be an intern in my district office for Fall 2019! The deadline to apply is Friday, September 13, 2019. Click on the link for an application and read to learn more information about what to expect and required for the position. Read more

 

Hill-Evans to hold school supply giveaway Saturday

(Aug 13, 2019)

YORK, Aug. 12 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that she will join with the Parks Department of York City for York’s 2nd annual Resource Fair to assist and expand on items to be distributed. “This partnership is a great way for students and families to get this school year off to a good start by providing the supplies and necessities students need to succeed,” Hill-Evans said. “If we want our students to succeed, and expect the best results, we need to make sure they are prepared in every way.” The Resource Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Penn Park, 100 W. College Ave., 17401. Fair organizers will distribute book bags filled with school supplies for students. Personal care items, uniforms, shoes and other essentials will be distributed by Hill-Evans' office at the event. Donations were made by many organizations, businesses and individuals throughout York, the 95th Legislative District and beyond. All families with school age children across the legislative district are invited to attend. Last year’s Resource Fair assisted 1,500 students. For more information, call Hill-Evans' office at 717-848-9595 . ### ATTENTION EDITORS : Media coverage of this event is invited. Read more

 

Hill-Evans: $9.8M in grants will help York College of Pennsylvania, York County Libraries, and Royal Square Development & Construction

(Aug 01, 2019)

YORK, Aug. 1 – $9.8 million in matching grants from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program will help the York College of Pennsylvania, York County Libraries, and Royal Square Development and Construction, state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced today. “These older buildings that once served other purposes will once again be utilized and their communities will become bustling epicenters for learning and commerce,” Hill-Evans said. “By investing in the York College of Pennsylvania, our York County Libraries, and the commercial development of Royal Square, we are improving the lives of our children, our community, and creating the potential for a better future. “These properties have suffered from extensive demolition and environmental hazards have even overtaken some of their grounds, but with this money, we will be able to get these spaces to their full potential once again. This is a win for the college, our county, and a win for the community at large.” A total of $6 million will be distributed to York College of Pennsylvania; $2 million will be distributed to York County Libraries; and $1.8 million will be used in Royal Square Development and Construction. The three buildings to be repurposed into Knowledge Park at York College of Pennsylvania include: The King House, which will become the administrative support center for the complex. Interior and exterior features will be repaired/upgraded as needed to serve Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces first-ever Urban Agriculture grants

(Jul 30, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 30 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that the state’s first Urban Agriculture Grant Fund has been enacted through Philadelphia state Sen. Sharif Street’s Urban Ag legislation, contained in Act 40 of 2019. “I want our urban farmers to know about this great opportunity and to apply as soon as the program opens to see if they qualify,” Hill-Evans said. “This is a chance to for our urban farmers to provide access to locally sourced, fresh foods for the community. It can turn blight into community gardens and help to combat food insecurity that takes place in many of our local neighborhoods. The more access to nutritious food we have, the better chance we have of fighting hunger.” The Grant program opens Aug. 1, 2019, and closes Sept. 15, 2019, and is the first comprehensive farm bill package to invest in agriculture across the Commonwealth, including the first-ever Urban Agriculture Grant Fund. It includes, “Microgrants for one-time projects or a single entity applicant and Collaboration grants.” The new fund will offer reimbursement grants for projects that focus on developing urban farms and market opportunities. Grants will be awarded to improve agriculture infrastructure in urban areas, the aggregation of product, sharing of resources, and support for community development efforts. For more information, residents can call Hill-Evans district office at 717-848-9595. ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $328,600 in PHARE funding for the district

(Jul 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 23 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement funding was approved for several projects in York County, in a very competitive new round of funding for housing programs. “Over $328,000 of PHARE funds will positively impact our district,” Hill-Evans said. “Many of these proposals seek to fill in gaps by helping residents, under the threat of eviction or foreclosure, who are not currently being assisted due to a lack in any other available funding. These funds will mean the difference between stable housing and living on the streets for those affected, including but not limited to senior citizens and veterans who are having trouble with foreclosures on their homes, as well as first-time homebuyers who can benefit from these funds.” The PHARE funding for York County is divided into six awards going to four organizations: $100,000 for Bell Socialization Services to provide homeless rental assistance and homeless prevention for those in York County struggling to maintain safe, stable housing. $100,000 for Emmanuel Community Development Corp. to provide for five veterans housing units at the East Side Community and Heath Center by 2020. $75,000 for the YWCA of York, which provides free comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, as they are the only provider in York County. This will fund a Read more

 

Hill-Evans hosts LGBTQ Town Hall event

(Jul 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 17 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced there will be an LGBTQ Town Hall style event held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at the Candy Factory, Warehouse D, 342 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603. The event includes questions and answers about LGBTQ issues with local state representatives, an early access dance party, and will serve as a Pride fundraiser. State Reps. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, will be joining Hill-Evans in support of the event. This is the first collaborative event by members of the South Central Pennsylvania Delegation of the House Democratic Caucus. The South Central Pennsylvania Delegation of the House Democratic Caucus will be holding a listening tour this summer with a stop in each city of the region, hosted by a local LGBTQ organization. To find out more about this event and the listening tour, residents can call Hill-Evans’ district office at 717-848-9595. MEDIA COVERAGE IS INVITED ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces nearly $225K in fresh food grants to York City elementary schools

(Jul 16, 2019)

“Every child deserves the chance to maximize their present and future health, and this funding helps make that a possibility.” Read more

 

Hill-Evans to announce new back- to-school partnership July 17

(Jul 15, 2019)

YORK, July 15 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, will announce details of a new partnership on Wednesday to help students and families get prepared for the next school year. Hill-Evans and the Parks Department of the City of York will make the announcement at 1 p.m. July 17 at Penn Park, 100 W. College Ave. Instead of holding its own back-to-school giveaway, Hill-Evans’ office is partnering with the City of York’s 2 nd Annual Resource Fair to assist and expand on the items to be distributed. “This partnership is a great way for students and families get the school year off to a good start, by providing the supplies and necessities students need to succeed,” Hill-Evans said. All school supplies collected will go to Resource Fair organizers to fill book bags for students. All personal care items, uniforms, shoes, and other essentials will be distributed by Hill-Evans’ office at the event. Last year’s Resource Fair assisted 1,500 students. Donations can be dropped-off at Hill-Evans’ office at 53 E. North St., York; the York County Economic Alliance; Bell Socialization; York City Pretzel Co.; York City Hall Mayor’s Office; and the First Church of God on Vander Avenue. Residents also can donate items in exchange for a ticket voucher at York Revolution Stadium on July 26 after 5 p.m. Read more

 

Blog Post- Equality Rights and York Leadership

(Jul 02, 2019)

For the past 50 years, since the Stonewall Riots we’ve been fighting for equality rights. It is important to continue conversations that identify what actions we can take going forward. This summer the South Central PA delegation of the House Democratic Caucus, including State Reps Mike Sturla (Lancaster), Patty Kim (Harrisburg), and Carol Hill-Evans (York) will be holding the first collaborative events including a LGBTQIA listening tour. We’re excited to find a new voice and speak with existing groups so all voices can be heard. On June 28, the York Revolution hosted Pride Night, in coordination with Equality Fest and York LGBT Center ; an exciting event that was sponsored by the York County Economic Alliance and the York County Community Foundation . We used the nearby location as an opportunity to allow openly gay people to discuss issues of discrimination, legislation, and the path forward. This was also an opportunity to showcase the diversity and work being done in the 95th district by a sampling of LGBTQIA allies and those who identify as LGBTQIA . The following are examples of discrimination experienced by some of the leaders who wanted to share their stories regarding discrimination within the 95th district: William Penn Cyber Coordinator and Advisor for the Gay/Straight Alliance, Audra Lapp recalls being discriminated against by her children’s’ former school district. “I was told that I could not be homeroom parent any longer Read more

 

York County gets $2M for countywide services, including for women

(Jun 14, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 14 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today lauded the announcement of more than $2 million in grants for York County family, women, victim and related countywide services. The grants were approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency at its meeting Wednesday. The following York County groups were approved for grants. YWCA of York $966,806 YWCA of Hanover - Safe Home $455,705 York County Children's Advocacy Center $16,628 York County Commissioners - Project Open Door $148,934 York County Commissioners - Vivitrol Re-entry Program $384,432 York County Commissioners - Blue Light: Intelligence Unit Tools and Training $42,145 “Our county departments working in criminal justice and corrections are receiving the financial tools they need to continue successful programs,” she said. “These dollars also provide our nonprofits with tools to support their mission to reach women and children in need.” Hill-Evans’ office keeps a list of contacts to send all state grant opportunities in the 95 th district. Organizations that wish to be included in those announcements can contact her office to update their points of contact, including any changes when they occur. Read more

 

Hill-Evans amends Charter School bill

(Jun 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 12 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that her amendment to H.B. 357 has been adopted in the House chamber. “Certain charter schools have complicated our public school funding formula for years, and the funding that goes to public schools should not be going to these charters if they have plans to disband or terminate their charter,” Hill-Evans said. “I’m happy that my colleagues have agreed to my amendment that would make it illegal to allow more students to enroll at a charter school if they plan to eliminate their charter. Our tax dollars and our students should not be sent to a charter school if it is going to be shut down within less than a year.” Hill-Evans' amendment would make it so that upon notification of a nonrenewal or termination of a charter, a charter school may not enroll new students unless the charter school files an appeal to the Charter School Appeal Board. If that appeal is denied, the charter school must immediately stop enrolling new students. In 2013-14, the York City School District paid $9 million in charter school tuition to New Hope Academy, with nearly half a million attributable to New Hope’s enrollment growth between 2012-13 and 2013-14. The school closed in 2014. The latest to shut down is Helen Thackston Charter School after a legal battle over audit reports with the York City School District, and a decision not to appeal the court ruling ordering it to Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $800,000 worth of grants awarded to York City SD

(Jun 06, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 6 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that $800,000 will be awarded to the York City School District from the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant program. “This money will directly impact the lives of our children and help provide the necessary tools for a high-quality education in a safe and nurturing environment that goes beyond the classroom,” Hill-Evans said. “I’m thrilled that our schools have been chosen to receive these grants and look forward to seeing all of the good it will do for our kids. I see this as a win for our children and their families, providing them with more ways to succeed.” Out of the total $800,000, $400,000 will go towards Goode, Jackson and McKinley elementary schools, while another $400,000 will be used for Devers, Ferguson and Davis elementary schools. “Twenty-first Century Community Learning Center grants provide critical investments for communities to expand educational opportunities for students and families,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “This year’s recipients were selected with an emphasis on improving educational equity and expanding the geographic reach of Pennsylvania’s programs. As a result, more students across the state will have access to wellness, literacy, and career and technical education programs, among others.” The intent of the 21st CCLC program is to support the creation of community Read more

 

Your Vote Counts! Take our survey on election reforms!

(Jun 03, 2019)

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