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Hill-Evans announces Urban Agriculture grant award to York County

Hill-Evans announces $7.5K for York County History Center

(Dec 05, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 5 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that a $7,500 grant has been awarded to the York County History Center. “These funds will directly assist the York County History Center in hiring a temporary archival assistant,” Hill-Evans said. “This is one small example of how state tax dollars are being invested to create opportunities for others in our communities. This position will be responsible for processing and storing priority collections, with over 90 linear feet of historical material already identified for this project.” Historical and Archival Records Care grants fund projects designed to improve the preservation and accessibility of historically significant records maintained by local governments, historical societies and academic institutions. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Grants of $5,001 and above must include matching funds. The grants were based on a competitive review of the applications by a subcommittee of the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board. HARC grants are administered by the Pennsylvania State Archives, a bureau within the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. SHRAB operates under federal regulations governing the National Historical Publication and Records Commission and serves as the central advisory body for historical records planning in the state. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Read more

 

Hill-Evans to host Community Safety Town Hall

(Nov 20, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 20 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, will host a Town Hall on Community Safety at 5:30 p.m. today. The Town Hall will take place in City Council Chambers at York City Hall, 101 S. George St., York, Pa. 17401. “This meeting is an open house to discuss safety, security, and policing legislation in our communities and campuses," Hill-Evans said. “These measures directly affect our neighborhoods, and we want to hear from the community what their greatest concerns are.” For more information, those interested can call Hill-Evans’ district office at 717-848-9595. ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $230K awarded to YMCA of York

(Nov 14, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that a $230,000 grant will be awarded to the YMCA of York to construct additional pavilions and install more play equipment and ADA access ramps. “It’s always great to see these organizations that help so many being awarded additional funds with which to do good,” Hill-Evans said. “These improvements to our community will be felt by many. With more equipment to play on and additional safety measures, our kids will be able to use these facilities for years to come. With ADA access more available, more kids will feel like they can play and get involved.” The development of the YMCA of York will include construction of a pavilion and parking area; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing and fencing; and ADA access, landscaping, project signs and other related site improvements. DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here . For additional details, call Hill-Evans’ district office at (717) 848-9595. ### Read more

 

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Announce Implementation of Statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pilot

(Oct 31, 2019)

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Announce Implementation of Statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pilot10/30/2019Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), today announced the implementation of a statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) pilot program to reduce work zone speeds, change driver behavior, and improve work zone safety for workers and motorists. "The Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program isn’t about issuing violations, it’s about saving lives," said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. "Last year, 23 motorists were killed in a Pennsylvania work zone. Through this program we are urging motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving, especially in work zones where roadway conditions can change on a daily basis."The AWZSE program was established by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in Act 86 of 2018. A minimum 60-day pre-enforcement pilot period will begin next week. During the pre-enforcement period, violations will not be issued. Enforcement is expected to begin in early 2020.Automated speed enforcement units will be deployed to a number of active work zones during the pre-enforcement period. These work zones will be in various types of projects and will initially focus on our interstate and other limited access work zones, such as Interstate 78 in Berks County. Work zones are selected by a... Read more

 

House recognizes October 2019 as Pennsylvania Pharmacists and Pharmacy Month

(Oct 30, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 30 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that House Resolution 524, which designates October 2019 as “Pennsylvania Pharmacists and Pharmacy Month,” was adopted unanimously by the House. “With the current opioid crisis reaching epidemic proportions, many healthcare professionals are doing their best to reduce substance abuse and encourage treatment,” Hill-Evans said. “With an estimated 23,394 licensed pharmacists in PA, there is tireless work being done to improve the usage and effectiveness of our medication. Pharmacists are saving lives and helping Pennsylvania fight the opioid epidemic. This is a part of my effort to thank them for all they do.” Hill-Evans said independent community pharmacies play an important role in healthcare and for many people, a pharmacist is the most accessible healthcare provider. There are currently about 22,500 independent pharmacies in the United States, and these pharmacies dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines. They fill 1.38 billion prescriptions a year - about 201 a day, per pharmacy - and employ 314,000 people on a full- or part-time basis, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association. More information is available by calling Hill-Evans’ district office at (717) 848-9595. Attention News Editors: A video of Hill-Evans’ remarks on the Read more

 

Start Saving For Your Child’s Higher Education

(Oct 21, 2019)

With Pennsylvania ranking highest in the nation in student loan debt, Pa. state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans wants to help ensure your newborn’s financial future. Her office can help you open PA 529 account to help you save for your child’s post secondary education. If your child was born or due in 2019, you can get $100 just for signing up with a $15 minimum. Read more

 

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

(Oct 18, 2019)

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 announces $7.5K for York County History Center
Dec 05, 2019

Hill-Evans to host Community Safety Town Hall
Nov 20, 2019

Hill-Evans announces $230K awarded to YMCA of York
Nov 14, 2019

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Announce Implementation of Statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pilot
Oct 31, 2019

House recognizes October 2019 as Pennsylvania Pharmacists and Pharmacy Month
Oct 30, 2019

Start Saving For Your Child’s Higher Education
Oct 21, 2019

Hill-Evans: York City and West York Area School Districts receive Safe Schools Targeted Grants
Oct 18, 2019

Hill-Evans Helps Recover Unclaimed Property
Oct 16, 2019

Hill-Evans announces Urban Agriculture grant award to York County
Oct 02, 2019

GEO York County Case Mgr. (1)
Sep 25, 2019

Legislative effort to raise awareness on diaper need in Pa.
Sep 24, 2019

Hill-Evans announces $35K for York County Economic Alliance
Sep 18, 2019

Hill-Evans announces senior fair on Sept. 19
Sep 12, 2019

Internship Application for Fall 2019
Aug 26, 2019

Hill-Evans to hold school supply giveaway Saturday
Aug 13, 2019

Hill-Evans: $9.8M in grants will help York College of Pennsylvania, York County Libraries, and Royal Square Development & Construction
Aug 01, 2019

Hill-Evans announces first-ever Urban Agriculture grants
Jul 30, 2019

Hill-Evans announces $328,600 in PHARE funding for the district
Jul 23, 2019

Hill-Evans hosts LGBTQ Town Hall event
Jul 17, 2019

Hill-Evans announces nearly $225K in fresh food grants to York City elementary schools
Jul 16, 2019