E-BLAST: Voting information, Medicare Open Enrollment, upcoming event and more!

(Oct 14, 2022)

Happy Friday! I hope you are enjoying the Fall weather and activities. This week, my Senior Center tour continued with a visit to the Simpson Gardens. Read more

 

Curry to host senior breakfast this October

(Oct 12, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, Oct. 12 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, invites seniors living in the 164 th Legislative District to a free senior breakfast and resource fair from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Watkins Senior Center, 326 Watkins Ave., Upper Darby. “I am pleased to be able to host another breakfast for seniors,” said Curry. “We had a great turnout for our event in the spring, and I am looking forward to this opportunity to meet with residents and learn about the issues and concerns important to older Pennsylvanians living in the 164 th . We will also have information about the state, county and local resources available to them.” Curry and members of her staff will be available to help constituents with any state government-related matters, including SEPTA Keycards, unclaimed property, and household heating and water assistance (LIHEAP and LIWAP). The Delaware County office of Services for the Aging will be on hand to answer questions. There will also be information about estate planning, Medicare open enrollment, rebate scams, the new Community Action Agency of Delaware County location, and a new community center coming to Upper Darby. To register to attend, residents may contact Curry’s office at (610) 259-7016 or RepCurry@pahouse.net . Read more

 

Equity in Education: Mental Health Awareness Video

(Oct 12, 2022)

Pa. State Rep. Gina H. Curry hosts a live virtual panel discussion on Equity in Education and Mental Health Awareness in local Pennsylvania schools. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Office closed Monday, SNAP eligibility expanded, upcoming events and more

(Oct 07, 2022)

Happy October everyone! This was a busy week in our district office. Read more

 

E-BLAST Voting information and resources for you

(Oct 06, 2022)

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. In Pennsylvania, you also have the option to vote early by mail. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Thank you for attending my Equity in Education discussion

(Sep 30, 2022)

Happy Friday, it’s the final day of September! This has been a busy month in our district office and in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Equity in Education: Mental Health Awareness Resources

(Sep 30, 2022)

Thank you to everyone who joined our virtual discussion last night! Here are the resources mentioned during the presentation: Pennsylvania Department of Education Mental Health Resources Act 44 (School Safety) Pennsylvania Requirements Act 71 Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention and Child Exploitation Awareness Education Act 18 of 2019: Threat Assessment Training Safe2Say Something Anonymous Tip Line If you were unable to attend, you can watch the discussion here . Read more

 

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents

(Sep 28, 2022)

“The stark reality is – and it happens for many reasons – grandparents raising grandchildren is a very real thing, and I know this has been going on for a very long time,” state Rep. Gina Curry, D-Delaware, said. “I’m thinking about the stigma in talking about the need to take care of family and grandchildren, and I’m concerned about people in my district who are in an isolated place because they may encounter language or cultural obstacles.” Read more

 

Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman: Time is Running Out for People Interested in Quick Pardons through PA Marijuana Pardon Project

(Sep 28, 2022)

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvanians have a unique opportunity to be quickly pardoned from minor marijuana-related convictions through Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s PA Marijuana Pardon Project and time is running out for those interested in applying. More than 2,500 people have already applied for their marijuana convictions to be pardoned through the project and the deadline to apply through the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons is this Friday, September 30, 2022. “Pennsylvanians convicted of simple marijuana charges are automatically disqualified for so many life opportunities: jobs, education, housing, special moments with family. This is wrong,” said Gov. Wolf. “In Pennsylvania, we believe in second chances – I’m urging those eligible to apply now, don’t miss your chance to forge a new path.” “Good people are being held back from living their best lives because of some old nonviolent weed charge,” said Lt. Gov. Fetterman. “Now is the time to apply, because we have no idea how long the legislature will continue refusing common sense legalization.” It is estimated that thousands of individuals are eligible due to convictions over the past several decades, even pre-dating marijuana’s inclusion as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act. Anyone with only the two select marijuana offenses noted below on their record is eligible to Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application

(Sep 26, 2022)

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Regional Policing Assistance Program Who May Apply: Applicants for the Regional Policing Assistance Program may be any municipality – a city, borough, township, home-rule municipality, or county. Applicants may also be a public or quasi-public body, or its representative, duly authorized to act on behalf of one or more municipalities. All applications must be accompanied by fully executed Articles of Agreement or an Intergovernmental Agreement that establishes a Regional Police Department. Use: Funding will support efforts in establishing or expanding regional police departments that would improve the following: uniformity and consistency of enforcement across municipalities; recruitment; distribution and deployment of police personnel; training and personnel efficiency; career enhancement opportunities; enhanced professionalism; and reduction of costs. Funds: A total of approximately $1,000,000 in federal funds is being announced to support this initiative. Applicants may apply for up to $150,000 for the formation of a new regional police department or up to $50,000 for the expansion of an existing regional police department by adding a chartered municipality(ies). Application Deadline: September 6, 2023 More information: PCCD Website Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Legal Read more

 

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: Voting information, Medicare Open Enrollment, upcoming event and more!
Oct 14, 2022

Curry to host senior breakfast this October
Oct 12, 2022

Equity in Education: Mental Health Awareness Video
Oct 12, 2022

E-BLAST: Office closed Monday, SNAP eligibility expanded, upcoming events and more
Oct 07, 2022

E-BLAST Voting information and resources for you
Oct 06, 2022

E-BLAST: Thank you for attending my Equity in Education discussion
Sep 30, 2022

Equity in Education: Mental Health Awareness Resources
Sep 30, 2022

Hearing explores growing need to support grandparents
Sep 28, 2022

Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman: Time is Running Out for People Interested in Quick Pardons through PA Marijuana Pardon Project
Sep 28, 2022

State Grant Programs Open For Application
Sep 26, 2022

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