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Young announces over $1M in CFA Multimodal and Act 13 Funds

Young to host School Luncheon and Interview event in partnership with McDonald's

(Dec 01, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, will be holding a School Lunch and Interview event with youth from John Bartram High School in partnership with McDonald’s. The event is to be held on at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at the McDonalds at 7700, Island Ave., Philadelphia. The goal is for students to learn more about what employers are looking for in customer service jobs and the career paths that can come from these opportunities. Principals, counselors and other officials from John Bartram High School have been invited to attend. A presentation from McDonald’s corporate office is expected. For more information, contact Young’s district office at 215-952-3376. ### Read more

 

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Outreach Events

(Nov 30, 2021)

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Outreach Events will be co-hosted by State Sen. Anthony H. Williams, State Rep. Joanna McClinton, and State Rep. Regina Young Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to learn more. Read more

 

Young announces over $1M in CFA Multimodal and Act 13 Funds

(Nov 19, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced that the Philadelphia International Airport and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation will receive a total of $1.05 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority Multimodal Transportation and Act 13 funds. “I’m thrilled to see this needed boost coming to the City of Philadelphia,” Young said. “Infrastructure and investments in open green spaces attract more people to the area and provide those living in the community with a better place to raise a family. I will continue working to bring state dollars and investments to the area to improve infrastructure at every level.” The City of Philadelphia, Department of Commerce, Division of Aviation was awarded $1 million for Phase 2 of its improvement project that will revitalize a critical asset crucial to the baggage operation system of the Philadelphia International Airport. Phase 2 includes structural improvements, new guide rail installation, LED lighting and electrical upgrades, signage, improved water mitigation, upgraded ventilation, and a replacement of the fire suppression system in the C/D tunnels. Philadelphia Parks and Recreation was awarded $50,000 to design a trail extension that would be a part of Cobbs Creek Connector Trail. The trail will serve as a critical link from a school and recreation center, a residential neighborhood, and Island Avenue. The proposed Segment B2 will Read more

 

Young seeks to ease burden on local election officials, fights against voter suppression through new legislation

(Nov 08, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 8 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, plans to introduce legislation that would combat voter suppression and make Pennsylvania elections more efficient for local election workers. Part of Young’s legislation would deal with mail-in ballots, allowing them to be counted up to 21 days before an election and requiring that the counting process start within seven days of an election. The existing election guidelines forbid any vote counting earlier than Election Day. “Mail-in voting has become incredibly popular and our election policy needs to reflect that,” Young said. “This legislation would lessen the massive burden county election workers currently face on Election Day and yield accurate election results faster.” The new legislation from Young would also give voters a chance to prove their identity if their ballot is denied because of a mismatched signature. “I refuse to allow votes to be silenced because of signature variances,” Young said. “Our election officials do a fantastic job – but they are not trained handwriting experts. If two signatures don’t match up, the voter must be notified and allowed to affirm their signature.” Under current election policy, mail-in ballots that show a signature inconsistency are immediately rejected without any notice or appeal offered to the elector. “As an elected official, it is my duty to continue the fight to eliminate Read more

 

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners

(Nov 04, 2021)

As winter approaches and we prepare to spend even more time indoors, utility bills are only going to get more expensive. Additionally, we know that the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn have made it difficult for many to keep up with home energy bills. No Pennsylvanian should ever have to worry that their heat will be shut off during the coldest and darkest months of the year. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Assistance is available for both renters and homeowners. LIHEAP helps some of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens — children, older Pennsylvanians, people with disabilities, and low-income families — make ends meet. Anyone who may need help, or anyone who has loved ones or neighbors who could benefit from this program, is encouraged to apply for LIHEAP today. APPLY FOR LIHEAP LIHEAP FACTS How do I apply for LIHEAP? Depending on preference, different options are available to apply for LIHEAP: Apply online: Pennsylvanians can apply at www.compass.state.pa.us . Paper applications: Call the LIHEAP Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 to request a paper application. Paper applications can also be downloaded from the DHS LIHEAP web page . County Assistance Office (CAO) services are available if clients Read more

 

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Outreach Events

(Nov 03, 2021)

State Sen. Anthony Williams, Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, and I will be co-hosting Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Outreach programs in partnership with Affordable Housing Centers of Pa. Click on the flyer for more details. Read more

 

GIANT Food Store Employment Opportunities

(Oct 29, 2021)

There are local job opportunities with Giant Food Stores and their new Giant Direct E-Commerce location at 3501 Island Ave. in Philadelphia. Simply click on the link and scroll down to the Giant Direct Careers block and click again on the “Apply Now” link and that will open various locations that a candidate can find close to their home. We wish you the best of luck! Read more

 

Now open for applications: Public defender, prosecutor, humanities, gun violence, and library funding opportunities

(Sep 08, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Public Defender Training Initiatives Grant (Funding Source: Federal Funds) Who May Apply : Any organization that can demonstrate a history of providing training and technical assistance to public defenders in Pennsylvania. The applicant agency must also demonstrate the ability to provide training at a statewide level. Use : To provide training and technical assistance to public defenders in Pennsylvania. Funds : $550,000 will be distributed in total. PCCD expects to fund one grant over the two-year project period. Application Deadline : September 28 More Information : Click on https://www.pccdegrants.pa.gov/Egrants/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Prosecutor Training Initiatives Grant (Funding Source: Federal Funds) Who May Apply : Any organization that can demonstrate a history of providing training and technical assistance to county prosecutors. The applicant agency must also demonstrate the ability to provide training at a statewide level and become certified by the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an accredited CLE provider. Use : To provide training and technical assistance to prosecutors and law enforcement professionals on legal issues relevant to adults and juveniles. Funds : $870,000 will Read more

 

The Explorer: Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, Democratic Caucus

(Aug 27, 2021)

Looking for attractions in our District communities? If you are a car enthusiast, a history buff, or love nature and the outdoors, there is something around the 185 for everybody!Check out my new tourism newsletter to learn more! Read more

 

Young condemns H.B. 1300 as ‘Voting Rights Suppression Act’

(Jun 16, 2021)

HARRISBURG, June 16 – State Rep. Regina G. Young, D-Phila., in a statement today, condemned H.B. 1300, a 150-page bill that would alter voting deadlines, limit early voting, make mail-in ballot procedures more difficult and mandate IDs for all in-person voters, saying that it as assault on voting rights. “House Bill 1300 is 150 pages of drivel and lies outfitted as policy. Its author and supporters have dubbed it with a virtuous name, the Voting Rights Protection Act, but whose voting rights is it really protecting?” Young said, a day after voting no on the bill’s passage in the House State Government Committee. “House Bill 1300 is really the Voting Rights Suppression Act. It only stands to create obstacles in exercising the right to vote. Measures such as stricter voter ID mandates, signature verification requirements for mail ballots, and limiting the availability of drop boxes, are all attempts to deter people from voting and suppress votes. “Another issue with this bill is that it offers no solutions to streamlining the elections process. For months, Republican and Democratic election officials from across the state urged the legislature to revamp our elections code to allow the elections process to run smoother. One unanimous plea was to enact the pre-canvassing of mail-in ballots, a measure the majority party in the committee said they would review. However, the best they could come up with is H.B. 1300—a slap in Read more

 

Young connects 125 Bartram high school grads to in-demand trades careers during graduation rehearsal

(Jun 10, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, June 10 -- State Rep. Regina G. Young, D-Phila./Delaware on Wednesday hosted a career fair connecting 125 graduating high school seniors to in-demand trades careers at John Bartram High School in Southwest Philadelphia. During their final graduation rehearsal, the soon-to-be graduates had the opportunity to network with the city’s largest employers, such as SEPTA, the Philadelphia International Airport, the Philadelphia Shipyard, Associated Builders & Contractors, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98. “Trades and technical careers have been and continue to be integral to our society. As our economy slowly regains footing in the wake of the pandemic, this ever-expanding field has proven to be sustainable and lucrative, generating opportunities for all,” Young said. “I’m thrilled to see high school graduates celebrating both an end to their high school career and the beginning of a bright future as productive adults in our society. I am especially proud to see this career fair serve as a model in connecting pupils across all 67 counties to the endless career opportunities in trades.” Vice President of Workforce Development at Associated Builders & Contractors Vincent Console expressed delight that 15 graduates have followed up with the offer to join the apprenticeship program. “I wanted to thank Representative Regina Young and Bartram Read more

 

Young: Investing in Education for Our Future

(May 06, 2021)

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Young announces state funding for improvements at the Philadelphia International Airport

(Apr 21, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 21 – State Rep. Regina G. Young, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced that the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation has been awarded $500,000 in state funding to complete a variety of improvements to ensure timely baggage onloading and offloading at the Philadelphia International Airport, parts of which are located in her legislative district. Young, who represents the 185 th Legislative District, said that the funding, provided by the Multimodal Transportation Fund, will be used for structural improvements to the baggage tug tunnel that will include repairing cracks and spalls in the concrete, wall coating, leak mitigation and a new guide rail installation. Additionally, new signage will be installed, along with traffic control best practices. Upgrades will also be made to the drainage, ventilation, electrical, lighting and fire protection systems. “The Philadelphia International Airport is the area’s major hub for domestic and international travel, and it also one of the area’s largest employers for countless residents in our region,” Young said. “This grant funding will ensure that the airport operates efficiently and safely to accommodate this high volume of travelers and employees.” Read more

 

My Spring 2021 Newsletter

(Apr 09, 2021)

Check out my first newsletter! Read more

 

Reps. Ciresi, Young seek creation of Education Reform Commission

(Mar 10, 2021)

The commission would be tasked with performing an in-depth study of the current educational needs in Pennsylvania, projecting out those needs over the next 25 years, and determining what can and should be done to help reform the current education system and prepare Pennsylvania for the future. Read more

 

Young Reacts to Gov.’s Budget Proposal

(Feb 03, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Regina Young reacts to her first budget address. Young says that Gov. Tom Wolf had a lot of positive ideas in his proposal that resonate with her Southwest Philadelphia and Delco communities. Read more

 

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

(Jan 22, 2021)

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Preserving Diverse Cultures – Community Based Engagement Projects (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply: Nonprofit organizations whose mission and artistic work are rooted in and reflective of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) art, culture, history and heritage. Additionally, the applicant's programs and staff are representative of those communities. Uses: To bring communities together through artist-led community-based arts and culture projects. Community projects may include but are not limited to: exhibitions, performances, artist-in-community residencies, and murals. Funds: Up to $3,500 total for planning and programming. Applicants may receive project support for up to four years. Application Deadline: Letter of interest due February 1 More Information: Click 2021-2022_PCA_PDC_Guidelines.pdf (pa.gov) . Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning: Child Care COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Award (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply: Department of Human Services (DHS) certified child care providers. The owner/operator/director will apply on behalf of their child care employees and child care support employees. Uses: One-time award of $600 paid to eligible child care employees and child care support staff, who are currently working directly with children for a minimum of 20 paid hours a week and employed at the child care agency as of Jan. 1, 2021. Funds: One-time Read more

 

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs for Youth

(Jan 06, 2021)

This January and February, the Prevention Education Program is offering 7 completely free educational speaking events on many important alcohol, tobacco, and other drug topics. These are important resources to for parents, caregivers, professionals working with youth, and other caring adults. Each presentation is equipped with prevention and intervention tips to keep youth safe. Flyers are attached. Events will take place on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm via Zoom. Read more

 

Young Sworn In to Begin 1st Term, Lays Out Priorities

(Jan 05, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Regina Young was officially sworn in to begin her first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She explains her priorities and how she'll fight to put her neighbors in Southwest Philly and Delco first. Read more

 

Delaware County elected officials laud $1.5M grant to strengthen 911 system

(Dec 29, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 29 – State representatives and senators from Delaware County applauded a $1.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program award to strengthen the county’s 911 system. Through bipartisan efforts, elected officials helped secure grants to benefit more than 560,000 Pennsylvanians and help Delaware County’s first responders. This project will strengthen the security and reliability of the county’s public safety communication system. This includes 24 tower upgrades to provide acceptable county-wide communication coverage, shelter structures, an ice bridge, grounding, electric, HVAC, core work additions and 911 center equipment to communicate effectively in emergency situations with citizens, first responders and with surrounding counties in southeastern Pennsylvania. “Calling 911 and receiving a timely response has been an issue for years throughout Delaware County,” House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila., said. “Thankfully, this funding will help streamline our communications system to ensure that residents in crisis can quickly receive help and support. I’m proud to see lawmakers from both the House and Senate, Democrat and Republican, come together for the safety of the people we represent.” “I’ve heard from many constituents about frustrations they’ve experienced with calling 911 since 2016,” Read more

 

Young to host School Luncheon and Interview event in partnership with McDonald's
Dec 01, 2021

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Outreach Events
Nov 30, 2021

Young announces over $1M in CFA Multimodal and Act 13 Funds
Nov 19, 2021

Young seeks to ease burden on local election officials, fights against voter suppression through new legislation
Nov 08, 2021

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners
Nov 04, 2021

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Outreach Events
Nov 03, 2021

GIANT Food Store Employment Opportunities
Oct 29, 2021

Now open for applications: Public defender, prosecutor, humanities, gun violence, and library funding opportunities
Sep 08, 2021

The Explorer: Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, Democratic Caucus
Aug 27, 2021

Young condemns H.B. 1300 as ‘Voting Rights Suppression Act’
Jun 16, 2021

Young connects 125 Bartram high school grads to in-demand trades careers during graduation rehearsal
Jun 10, 2021

Young: Investing in Education for Our Future
May 06, 2021

Young announces state funding for improvements at the Philadelphia International Airport
Apr 21, 2021

My Spring 2021 Newsletter
Apr 09, 2021

Reps. Ciresi, Young seek creation of Education Reform Commission
Mar 10, 2021

Young Reacts to Gov.’s Budget Proposal
Feb 03, 2021

State Grant Programs Now Open for Applications: Jan. 19 update
Jan 22, 2021

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs for Youth
Jan 06, 2021

Young Sworn In to Begin 1st Term, Lays Out Priorities
Jan 05, 2021

Delaware County elected officials laud $1.5M grant to strengthen 911 system
Dec 29, 2020