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Hill-Evans announces state grants awarded to White Rose, Crispus Attucks senior centers

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

(1 day ago)

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

 

Grant Opportunities

(Sep 04, 2019)

PA Grant Opporunities Please see the following grant opportunities below with the PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency, Housing Finance Agency, Department of Drug and Alcohol, and PennDOT. Recently Opened: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol: Pregnancy Support Services Eligibility : Community service providers able to serve pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder. Single County Authorities (county drug and alcohol offices) are not eligible to apply. Use : To provide pregnancy support services or make referrals to aid pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder. Funds : Five grants up to $400,000 each will be awarded for one-year projects. There is a possibility of a one-year renewal. Application Deadline : September 12 More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Documents/GIFA 19-01 Project Summary Pregnancy Support Services.pdf . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Capital Assistance Section 5310 Program Transit Grants Eligibility : Nonprofits and governmental authorities approved by the state to coordinate services for seniors and individuals with disabilities, such as county transit authorities and shared ride programs. Use : To purchase new wheelchair accessible small transit vehicles. Funds : Federal grant up to 80% of vehicle cost, 20% local match required. Application Deadline : September 20 More Information : Click on 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)

If you would like additional information on any of the bills listed, head over to our Pennsylvania General Assembly website. There, you can type the House Bill numbers into the search bar for additional details and information on a specific bill you are interested in. Read more

 

Legislative corner -- week of May 19-23

(May 24, 2019)

The House was recessed for the week but there is still plenty of legislative activity I can share with you. Several bills I signed on to were formally introduced this week and include: H.B. 1475 Conservation Corridors Pennsylvania is a leader among states in annual outdoor recreational activities and consumer spending, so it is important for the state to protect and preserve its natural resources. This legislation would require a study to focus on the economic benefits of conservation corridors to tourism and wildlife preservation in Pennsylvania’s 121 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest lands. H.B. 1477 Genuine Second Chances More than 20 percent of jobs in Pennsylvania require a license. In many cases, people were trained for these jobs while serving their time in prison. But when they're released and try to get a license in the field they trained in, their record prevents them from being licensed. It doesn't make sense to deny access to work, especially in an attempt to reduce recidivism. This legislation would forbid licensing boards from barring someone from being licensed unless their criminal conviction relates directly to the field they want to work in. H.Bs. 1482-1487 School Administration Financial Reform Package The egregious financial mismanagement of a Pittsburgh-area school district prompted this legislative package that would require reforms based on recommendations in a state audit. While schools are mostly managed at the Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces legislation to prevent dropouts

(May 08, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 8 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced her bill today, “Removing Barriers to Graduation,” that would help schools partner with non-profits to support students, offer mental health services and prevent dropouts. Hill-Evans’ bill is part of the House Democrats’ legislative package, “ Beyond Safe Schools,” which would invest in identifying students in need of care and ensuring school district resources and state funding support would be available to stop problems before they start, doing more than just providing more locked doors and security cameras, and recognizing that students are more likely to see a security guard in their school than a nurse or counselor. “I am particularly concerned that schools don’t have enough qualified professionals to detect poor mental health in students and how to help them,” Hill-Evans said. Hill-Evans said that mental health conditions are associated with higher rates of dropout among students. Low educational achievement correlates to low wages and limited life opportunities. Furthermore, dropping out of school itself has been associated with higher rates of depression. “We need to safeguard our children’s mental health to help them reach their full intellectual, emotional and social potential,” Hill-Evans said. “My proposal would ensure that schools have the behavioral health resources necessary Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces state grants awarded to White Rose, Crispus Attucks senior centers

(May 07, 2019)

YORK, May 7 – The White Rose Senior Center and Crispus Attucks Active Living Center are recipients of 2018-19 Senior Community Center grants, state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York announced today. “This grant money will improve the quality of life for many of our seniors by enabling more seniors to participate in the centers’ programs, attract a new generation of older adults, and provide a safe and healthy environment for participants,” Hill-Evans said. The Pennsylvania Department of Aging awarded $63,461 to White Rose Senior Center and $15,000 to Crispus Attucks Active Living Center in this year’s Senior Community Center Grants. Grant funding has been awarded to a total of 49 senior centers throughout Pennsylvania. The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Lottery. Hill-Evans’ office assisted with the grant applications, including the submission of letters of support. Read more

 

Recreation, library, beautification, and archival grant funding opportunities for your district

(May 06, 2019)

Recently Opened: Pennsylvania Environmental Council: Mini-Grants to Celebrate Local Trails Month Events Eligibility : Nonprofit organizations, municipalities, counties, and educational institutions Use : Event logistics to host a trail event, such as a fun-run or biking event on a rail trail, during the month of September. Not intended for trail maintenance. Funds : Up to $500 Application Deadline : May 15 More Information : Click https://pecpa.org/press-releases/celebrate-pa-land-trails-this-september/ Pennsylvania Humanities Council: Teen Reading Lounge grants Eligibility : Public libraries Use : Program expenses and staffing costs to plan and implement a Teen Reading Lounge series Funds : $8,000 Application Deadline : May 31 More Information : Click https://pahumanities.org/conversations/2019/04/15/bring-teen-reading-lounge-to-your-public-library Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful: Fresh Paint Days Beautification Grants Eligibility : Tax-exempt community groups. Use : To renew a community structure in need through fresh paint. Funds : Up to 20 gallons of exterior paint and a gift card for painting supplies. Application Deadline : June 28 More Information : Click https://www.keeppabeautiful.org/grants-awards/fresh-paint-days/ Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission: Historical & Archival Records Care grant program Eligibility : Historical societies, libraries, universities, local governments, school Read more

 

Coalition of legislators unveils bills aimed at reforming police procedures

(Apr 16, 2019)

State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, and PLBC members were joined by a coalition of legislators from around the state for a press conference to unveil a package of legislation aimed at streamlining police procedures and improving police-community relations at noon today in the Capitol Media Center. Read more

 

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

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

Grant Opportunities
Sep 04, 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

Hill-Evans to announce new back- to-school partnership July 17
Jul 15, 2019

Blog Post- Equality Rights and York Leadership
Jul 02, 2019

York County gets $2M for countywide services, including for women
Jun 14, 2019

Hill-Evans amends Charter School bill
Jun 12, 2019

Hill-Evans announces $800,000 worth of grants awarded to York City SD
Jun 06, 2019

Your Vote Counts! Take our survey on election reforms!
Jun 03, 2019

Legislative corner -- week of May 19-23
May 24, 2019

Hill-Evans announces legislation to prevent dropouts
May 08, 2019

Hill-Evans announces state grants awarded to White Rose, Crispus Attucks senior centers
May 07, 2019

Recreation, library, beautification, and archival grant funding opportunities for your district
May 06, 2019

Coalition of legislators unveils bills aimed at reforming police procedures
Apr 16, 2019