E-BLAST: Response to hospital closing, Fire & EMS funding, upcoming events and more

(Sep 23, 2022)

n this e-blast you will find information about what happened in Harrisburg this week, including a bill I supported to provide more funding to volunteer Fire & EMS services and an event fighting for reproductive rights! Read more

 

Curry responds to decision to close Delaware County Memorial Hospital

(Sep 23, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, Sept. 23 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, released the following statement today in response to Crozer Health announcing it will close Delaware County Memorial Hospital in 60 days and reopen it as a behavioral health facility: “I am extremely disappointed in the decision to close Delaware County Memorial Hospital,” Curry said. “This decision by Crozer will only exacerbate the inequities of those who live in the 164 th Legislative District and all of Delaware County. “This is really unacceptable. Where do we now go for emergency services? They’re not thinking about what’s best for this community and for the people who live in Upper Darby and the surrounding communities. “I feel that the community was ignored in the decision-making process. It’s very disappointing. This decision will overload the hospitals in the Main Line Health and University of Pennsylvania systems. It means people will have to travel 45-60 minutes to get to a hospital where they can receive care. That’s an unsafe and terrifying prospect. It is also not a viable option for residents who do not have easy access to transportation and now will have to take several buses to get to the closest emergency room. They left us in a desert. They left us in a bad place, and this didn’t have to happen .” In May, Curry hosted a Read more

 

Equity in Education virtual event, updates from Harrisburg, upcoming events and more

(Sep 16, 2022)

This was a busy week in Harrisburg. I was back at the Capitol for the first fall voting session of the year. Read more

 

Curry to host second Equity in Education virtual panel

(Sep 15, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, Sept. 15 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, will host a second virtual panel on equity in education at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. This community discussion will focus on the impact that mental health has on students and families. School administrators, health officials, parents and community members are invited to attend this virtual discussion. “According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in six U.S. youth aged 6-17 have a mental health condition, but only half receive mental health services,” said Curry. “This past July, our state legislature passed a historic budget that included a $100 million increase for mental health support. This is a good start, but there is more work to do to ensure mental health resources are available for all students, regardless of background or Zip code. “The Equity in Education: Mental Health Awareness virtual panel is designed to identify and bring awareness of the mental health needs and inequities that are impacting our youth. The 164 th Legislative District would like to invite the community to join us for this important open discussion on the day-to-day mental health support needed in our schools.” Curry said the discussion will be live streamed on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/RepGinaCurry . Dr. Daniel McGarry, Upper Darby School District superintendent; Jennifer Toof of Child Guidance Resource Centers; Laura Kuebler Read more

 

Town Hall

(Sep 14, 2022)

Join state Rep. Gina H. Curry and Sen. Tim Kearney for a conversation about what is happening in Harrisburg. The town hall will take place from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5 at the Twentieth Century Club of Lansdowne, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, PA 19050. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and talk about important issues impacting our communities and families. Read more

 

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities

(Sep 13, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Commonwealth Financing Authority: Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund (GEDTF) (Funding Source: Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund) Who May Apply : Allegheny County Municipalities, Authorities (Redevelopment, Municipal or Industrial), Councils of Government, Non-Profit Organizations, Trusts and For Profit Organizations. Use : To support community and economic development projects in Allegheny County. Funds : Awards between $150,000 and $500,000. Application Deadline : September 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.alleghenycounty.us/economic-development/authorities/gedtf-fund.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Traffic Signal Technologies Grant Program (Funding Source: Motor License Fund) Who May Apply : Municipalities. Use : To install and maintain traffic signal technologies. Funds : Varies by award. This is a reimbursement grant with no matching funds required. Application Deadline : September 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/Bureaus/BOMO/Portal/TST_INFO.pdf . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Grant Program (Funding Source: American Rescue Plan Act Funds) Who May Apply Read more

 

E-BLAST: Inspi-HER'd, transportation tour, upcoming events and more

(Sep 09, 2022)

As we finish our first full week of September, I am excited that our long await event for youth girls, Inspi-HER’d, is happening tomorrow! Read more

 

E-BLAST: Inspi-HER'd coming, Marijuana Pardon Project, drought watch and more

(Sep 02, 2022)

Happy Labor Day weekend! I hope you are able to enjoy this holiday weekend! My office closed early today and will be closed on Monday, but we will reopen Tuesday morning to address your immediate needs in the district! Read more

 

Equity in Education: Mental Health Awareness

(Aug 31, 2022)

Virtual panel happening on www.facebook.com/RepGinaCurry . Pre-register at www.pahouse.com/Curry/Form/?id=1429 . For more information call Rep. Curry's office (610) 259-7016. Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Youth Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, and Watershed Cooperative Funding Opportunities

(Aug 30, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : An individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation, cooperatives or any other legal entity. Use : To support projects that grow agricultural infrastructure in urban food deserts to improve access to fresh, local food and provide opportunities for hands-on learning, community-building, and for people to become social entrepreneurs. Community gardens are eligible projects. Funds : $2,500 micro grants or up to $50,000 for collaboration grants. Application Deadline : September 16, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Funding/Farmbill/Pages/Urban-Ag-Grant.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Very Small Meat and Poultry Processor Reimbursement Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : An individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation or any other legal entity. Use : To support the development and expansion of current or future very small meat and poultry processing operations. Funds : Grants are limited to no more than $100,000 per applicant. Application Deadline : September 26, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Funding/Farmbill/Pages/Very-Small-Meat-Processor-Grant.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: ?Agriculture and Youth Grant Program Read more

 

E-BLAST: Call for volunteers, trip to Erie, celebrating education investments and more!

(Aug 26, 2022)

Happy Friday! With just a few more days of August left, families in the 164th are preparing to send their children back to school. Read more

 

Curry announces new date and location for Inspi-HER’d

(Aug 22, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, Aug. 22 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, is pleased to announce a new date and location for Inspi-HER’d, a fun, field day event for girls in fifth through eighth grades. The rescheduled date is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Naylors Run Park, 1567 Garrett Road, Upper Darby. It will include outdoor workshops, field day activities, special youth guest appearances and more. Lunch will be provided. “After rain forced us to cancel this event in May, I am very excited that we have a new date and location and can now move forward with Inspi-HER’d,” Curry said. “It is important for us to support the health and wellness of girls in our community in a positive and affirming way. We want them to know there are resources and help available at any stage. I am looking forward to a day of fun for all.” Curry will be joined by youth community leaders and her staff. They will be available to provide information on state-related programs and youth services. Registration is required. To RSVP, click here or email RepCurry@pahouse.net . All registered attendees younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times, for the duration of the event. Anyone with questions can contact Curry’s office at (610) 259-7016. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Backpack Pop-up was Amazing! More on Back-to-School Immunizations

(Aug 19, 2022)

This week was a full and exciting week in the 164th legislative District, as we celebrated our first Back to School event with several successful pop-up backpack giveaways throughout the district; and spent time soaking up these final beautiful days before our students and teachers gear up for the 2022-2023 school year. Read more

 

Summer 2022 Newsletter

(Aug 17, 2022)

Summer 2022 Read more

 

E-BLAST: Backpack pop-up event deadline, back-to-school immunizations, upcoming events and more

(Aug 12, 2022)

Mid-August is here and back-to-school preparation is in full effect. This week’s e-blast has some great information for parents about how to make sure your children’s vaccinations are up to date and details about next week’s backpack pop-up events! Read more

 

Curry, Kearney to host shredding and safety event

(Aug 10, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, Aug. 10 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry and state Sen. Tim Kearney will host a free shredding and safety event from 9 a.m. to noon (or whenever the truck is full) Saturday, Aug. 20 in the front parking lot of Upper Darby High School, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill. Residents are invited to bring a maximum of three boxes or grocery bags per household. Newspapers, magazines and journals will not be accepted. All shredded paper will be baled and recycled. “By shredding unnecessary and old documents, you can protect yourself from identity theft,” said Curry. “Please join us for this community event and keep your private information out of the wrong hands.” “I’m excited to partner with Rep. Curry for this free community shredding and safety event,” said Kearney. “It’s a great opportunity for people to properly discard any sensitive or confidential information, get organized and have peace of mind while doing so. Being able to provide this free, convenient service not only helps our constituents, but it also helps our environment.” This event is rain-or-shine. Staff will be on hand to give out information about safety issues and answer any state-related questions. In addition, the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office will be there with its Drug Takeback Van for residents who want to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired prescriptions. Read more

 

County Election, Rail Freight, and Environmental Education Funding Opportunity For Your District

(Aug 08, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development: Election Integrity Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania counties. Use : To support the work of county governments and their election offices. Funds : Funding is allocated proportionally based upon the number of registered voters within the county in the previous primary election. Application Deadline : August 15, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/Login.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Rail Freight Assistance Program (Funding Source: Multimodal Transportation Fund) Who May Apply : Freight railroads, freight railroad-served shippers, and economic development entities. Use : To support investment in rail freight infrastructure. Funds : The maximum state funding for a RFAP project is 70 percent of the total project costs, not to exceed $700,000. Application Deadline : September 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/Doing-Business/RailFreightAndPorts/Pages/Grants-and-Loans.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Rail Transportation Assistance Program (Funding Source: General Obligation Debt) Who May Apply : Freight railroads, freight railroad-served Read more

 

E-BLAST: Mail-in voting, LIHEAP and PTRR payments, upcoming events and more

(Aug 05, 2022)

Happy first Friday of August! I hope you are staying cool and hydrated during this heat wave. Read more

 

Youth Council Focus Group

(Aug 04, 2022)

Rep. Curry will be holding a youth council focus group at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 11 at the East Lansdowne Borough Hall, 155 Lexington Ave., East Lansdowne, PA 19050. This is for anyone living in the district, ages 15-22. The group will discuss how to make change through advocacy and legislation. This is a project created by Rep. Curry's summer interns. Please RSVP by calling (610) 259-7016. Read more

 

E-BLAST Youth council, whole-home repairs, upcoming events and more

(Jul 29, 2022)

Happy Friday 164th Legislative District! I hope everyone is enjoying these final weeks of summer! Read more

 

E-BLAST: Response to hospital closing, Fire & EMS funding, upcoming events and more
Sep 23, 2022

Curry responds to decision to close Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Sep 23, 2022

Equity in Education virtual event, updates from Harrisburg, upcoming events and more
Sep 16, 2022

Curry to host second Equity in Education virtual panel
Sep 15, 2022

Town Hall
Sep 14, 2022

Violence Intervention and Prevention, Transportation, and Local Law Enforcement Funding Opportunities
Sep 13, 2022

E-BLAST: Inspi-HER'd, transportation tour, upcoming events and more
Sep 09, 2022

E-BLAST: Inspi-HER'd coming, Marijuana Pardon Project, drought watch and more
Sep 02, 2022

Equity in Education: Mental Health Awareness
Aug 31, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Youth Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, and Watershed Cooperative Funding Opportunities
Aug 30, 2022

E-BLAST: Call for volunteers, trip to Erie, celebrating education investments and more!
Aug 26, 2022

Curry announces new date and location for Inspi-HER’d
Aug 22, 2022

E-BLAST: Backpack Pop-up was Amazing! More on Back-to-School Immunizations
Aug 19, 2022

Summer 2022 Newsletter
Aug 17, 2022

E-BLAST: Backpack pop-up event deadline, back-to-school immunizations, upcoming events and more
Aug 12, 2022

Curry, Kearney to host shredding and safety event
Aug 10, 2022

County Election, Rail Freight, and Environmental Education Funding Opportunity For Your District
Aug 08, 2022

E-BLAST: Mail-in voting, LIHEAP and PTRR payments, upcoming events and more
Aug 05, 2022

Youth Council Focus Group
Aug 04, 2022

E-BLAST Youth council, whole-home repairs, upcoming events and more
Jul 29, 2022