Community update: Open House Happening Soon

(Jan 25, 2021)

Learn details on my virtual open house in February. There are also details on PUA and PEUC. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Jan. 19 update

(Jan 20, 2021)

Below are several state grant programs that recently opened for applications. Of particular note is the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning: Child Care COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Award, which provides one-time awards of $600 to eligible child care employees and child care support staff. Read more

 

Community update: Information on pandemic relief, vaccines and scholarships

(Jan 15, 2021)

Find information on pandemic relief, COVID-19 vaccines and scholarships in this week's community update. Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $250,000 grant to help veterans, American Legion Post 127

(Jan 15, 2021)

State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced a grant for $250,000 from the Department of Economic and Community Development has been approved for the Charles E. Williams American Legion Post 127. The money will be used to renovate its current building to increase the number of services it provides, including serving meals for homeless veterans. Read more

 

Community update: My important work in Harrisburg will continue

(Jan 11, 2021)

I will be sworn in this week. I could not attend last week's ceremony since I needed to self-isolate after being in close contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces grant for York College

(Jan 05, 2021)

YORK, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Carol Hill Evans, D-York, announced York College has been selected to receive $12,035, one of 37 institutions of higher education to receive an It’s On Us PA grant. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Jan. 19 update

(Jan 04, 2021)

A breakdown of available grants, including who may apply, how funds can be used, limits, application deadlines and more. Read more

 

Community update: New contest for students

(Dec 30, 2020)

My office is announcing a new contest for students to participate in during the coming weeks. Read more

 

Rep. Hill-Evans announces $500,000 grant for Codorus Creek project

(Dec 30, 2020)

YORK, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans on Wednesday announced a $500,000 Growing Greener grant has been approved for the Codorus Creek Beautification Initiative in the city of York. Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces more than $6 million in grants for local projects

(Dec 29, 2020)

YORK, Dec. 29 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced a series of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants that will help enhance local programs and also allow for the upgrade of historic buildings in York. Read more

 

Community update: Helpful Programs and Aid for the Community

(Dec 23, 2020)

Find helpful programs and aid for people in our community. Read more

 

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications

(Dec 22, 2020)

Find out what state grant programs are now open for applications. Read more

 

Community update: Grant opportunities, internship position available

(Dec 09, 2020)

Find out about grant opportunities, an internship opening in my office, grants approved to help victims and more in this week's community update. Read more

 

Rep. Hill-Evans supported 47 bills signed into PA law in 2019-20 Legislative Session

(Dec 01, 2020)

Rep. Hill-Evans supported some 50 bills signed into PA law in 2019-20 Legislative Session Read more

 

Hill-Evans: Safe Schools Grants Awarded for York County School Districts

(Nov 16, 2020)

More than $7 million in state Safe School grants were announced today. A total of $70,989 is headed to help schools in York County. The Pennsylvania Department of Education awards the competitive grants to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment and to provide for training and compensation of school resource and police officers. Local recipients include: Christian School of York, $3,229 for equipment and $19,650 for programs. Grace Words Christian Academy, $25,000 for equipment. York County Day School, $23,110 for equipment. Read more

 

Hill-Evans to host diaper drive results news conference

(Sep 22, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 22 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, will hold a news conference at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28 at the York County Food Bank’s Emergency Food Hub, located at 1094 Haines Road, York . Hill-Evans will discuss the results of this year’s diaper drive and speak on the need for diapers and adult incontinence products, as well as related legislation. Her partners will speak briefly about their community engagement efforts and why they chose this drive. The York County Food Bank will provide information on how best to support food banks at this time. “Normally for this event we would be collecting in the Capitol Complex,” Hill-Evans said. “However due to a much lighter public presence at the Capitol, there will be no public collection there this year. Instead, I am asking all members of the General Assembly to purchase products and donate to their local diaper bank, daycare, food bank or senior center.” Collections for the diaper drive are still being collected and can be dropped off during business hours until Friday, Sept. 25, at either Hill-Evans’ district office located at 53 E. North St., Suite 3 in York, or Stauffer Biscuit Co. at 360 S. Belmont St. in York (attention Shanelle Hackman). Donations received in York will be donated to the local food bank. For more information, contact Hill-Evans’ district office at (717) 848-9595. Media coverage is invited. Read more

 

Leigslative Update: Labor

(Sep 10, 2020)

As we have celebrated Labor Day this week, I never want us to forget how precious our workforce is. There are so many pieces of legislation that provide for employees and the self-employed. These include legislation on certifications, continued education, workforce development, military and veteran employees, public employees and their retirement system, and wages & benefits. Here is a highlight of workforce rights in accordance to the tenants of Labor Day. Under each category of rights, I have included the committee chair’s contact links. If you support a bill, please contact them to advise you want to see the bill move forward before it dies at the end of the term in December. Employment Contracts and Classifications Labor and Industry: Representatives Jim Cox and Patrick Harkins HB171 would deem non-compete language in employment agreements to be against public policy. This legislation provides Pennsylvania businesses with the ability to seek out and hire the best and brightest candidates. Many businesses find it difficult to attract highly qualified employees who are not restricted by a non-compete agreement. HB173 would amend the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act, which regulates businesses that intentionally misclassify workers to gain a financial advantage by shortchanging the worker’s or unemployment compensation systems. For example, a business classifies workers as common laborers Read more

 

House Democrats fight to keep renters, homeowners Safe at Home

(Aug 31, 2020)

The House Democratic Housing Working Group announced a package of bills to protect people across Pennsylvania as the state’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expires Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces diaper drive for National Diaper Needs Awareness Week

(Aug 28, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 28 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced today she will be working with state Rep. Rosita Youngblood, D-Phila., to collect disposable diapers, adult incontinence products and wipes during National Diaper Needs Awareness Week. “Diapers are essential to having a healthy and happy baby,” Hill-Evans said. “One in three American families is currently wondering where their next meal might be coming from, how their family will pay for heat in the winter, or how they can possibly afford diapers for their child. No family should have to make these hard decisions. That is why these diaper drives are so important to me. Our mothers are in need more than ever -- not to mention those facing incontinence issues for other health reasons. Let us help them together.” Collections for the diaper drive can be dropped off during business hours from Monday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 27 at the East Wing Rotunda of the Harrisburg Capitol Complex, Hill-Evans’ district office located at 53 E. North St., Suite 3 in York, and Stauffer Biscuit Co. at 360 S. Belmont St. in York. Donations received in York will be donated to the local food bank. Donations received in Harrisburg will be donated to the regional diaper bank. In 2018, 11 of Pennsylvania’s National Diaper Bank Network members distributed 2.98 million diapers to local communities in need. There is no state or federal child safety-net program that Read more

 

Focus on Education: Week Two

(Aug 28, 2020)

Once again this week I encourage you to contact the House Education Committee Chairs, Representatives Curtis Sonney and James Roebuck Jr , if you feel any of these bills should be moved forward before expiring in December at the end of the term. HB2307 is intended to alleviate the challenges of unaccompanied homeless youth and foster youth to keep them on track to attain a high school diploma and position them for success in the future. Homeless and foster youths who change schools face unique challenges. This legislation designates a point person to ease the transition into the new school by determining appropriate class placement and to develop a plan for graduation, among other things. HB113 would require postsecondary colleges to adopt policies that would allow existing documentation in an IEP, 504 plan, or a record of a disability from another institution of higher education, or documentation provided from the military to be accepted as proof of a disability. Additionally, our institutions of higher education will be required to adopt policies that are transparent and easily accessible for students and their families to understand what disability-related accommodations and supports are available. The bill also seeks to strengthen transition planning in Pennsylvania. Currently, PA requires transition planning for students with disabilities to begin at age 14, a stronger requirement than what is prescribed by federal law. This bill Read more