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Hill-Evans announces Urban Agriculture grant award to York County

Hill-Evans announces Property Tax/Rent Rebate assistance

(Feb 10, 2020)

YORK, Feb. 10 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that her office will be partnering with local senior and disability housing and senior centers again this this year to help people complete Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications. “After partnering with our centers and housing complexes last year, we knew we had to work together again to put money back in your pockets,” Hill-Evans said. “Anyone interested in finding out more information should reach out to their housing offices to learn more about when we will be stopping by their office or senior center for appointments. The earlier we complete the rebate, the earlier your money returns to you.” Hill-Evans’ office helps complete around 1,100 rebate applications a year to help return a $500,000 to residents in the 95 th Legislative District. If residents received Social Security for age, disability, or widow status in 2019 they can contact her district office at 717-848-9595 to make an appointment. ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces awards for water infrastructure, quality projects

(Jan 30, 2020)

YORK, Jan. 30 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that the York City Sewer Authority received a $6,807,942 low-interest state loan to make upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant. This includes replacement of effluent filters, weir gates, and new heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical wiring. “By replacing equipment before it becomes faulty, we mitigate future disasters with our water supply,” Hill-Evans said. “These funds are directly in line with feedback we had given the DEP during development of PA’s Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan during the last year. When it comes to improving our local water supply and drinking water, we need to make sure we have the staff and resources to actually check and maintain these complex systems. I’m glad to see that the DEP is taking the steps necessary to meet our needs.” This project will reduce the risk of untreated sewage discharging into local waterways and will improve the wastewater being discharged into the Codorus Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River. This project is funded with Clean Water State Revolving Funds. In addition to this loan, York County is receiving $137,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This funding comes in the form of a grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for completing the Countywide Action Plan and applying for Read more

 

Hill-Evans to hold free veterans outreach events third Wednesdays in office

(Jan 07, 2020)

Hill-Evans to hold free veterans outreach events third Wednesdays in office YORK, Jan. 7 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans announces that she will again be holding free veterans outreach events the third Wednesday of each month in 2020. This monthly outreach for veterans and their families will be available by appointment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Hill-Evans’ district office, located at 53 E. North St., Suite 3. Appointments are required. “Our veterans deserve our utmost respect, and it’s critical that they have their needs met when it comes to health benefits, educational opportunities, survivor benefits and VA compensation benefits,” Hill-Evans said. “We want to make sure they have the care they need after taking care of so many of us with their service.” An accredited veterans service officer can help veterans and military families with navigating VA compensation benefits, health benefits, educational opportunities, survivor benefits and more. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Hill-Evans district office at (717) 848-9595 or bmartin@pahouse.net. ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $15k in Ag and Youth grants

(Jan 06, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans today announced that a total of $15,000 would be awarded to Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy and York County Libraries in two separate $7,500 Ag and Youth grants. “I’m thrilled to see these grants approved and to watch the work begin,” Hill-Evans said. “As an avid gardener myself, it is pleasing to know the funding will allow students to participate in growing seeds, learning how to properly use and maintain hydroponics equipment, and be exposed to gardening and farming field trips. This exposure will give them a greater appreciation for how their food ends up on their plate.” Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy will receive $7,500 to fund the purchase of hydroponics equipment for students to grow seeds, which will then be transferred to areas where students are working to restore native habitats. York County Libraries will receive $7,500 for SummerQuest to incorporate gardening and farm field trips to expose children to agriculture. For more information, contact Hill-Evans district office at (717) 848-9595. ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $327K to Improve Local Traffic Safety

(Dec 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 17 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that a Red Light Enforcement grant has been approved for the city of York. Funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement program, this grant will provide for better safety and automated enforcement where data shows red-light running has been an issue. “This grant money will be used to directly enhance the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists in our city,” Hill-Evans said. “These projects improve public safety, enhance mobility and reduce congestion. I am very pleased to see these investments and am looking forward to seeing their completion.” A total of $327,446 has been allocated to improve pedestrian bicycle safety and mobility along Safe Routes to School crossings in the city of York, including: audible pedestrian signals, signal phasing updates and leading pedestrian intervals, high-visibility pavement markings, pedestrian and bike signage, ADA curb ramps, pedestrian refuge improvements, and other traffic calming measures such as bulb-outs, removal of parking to improve sight distance, narrowing lane width, and pedestrian activated rectangular rapid flash beacon. For more information, visit the traffic signals page under “Travel In PA” at www.penndot.gov , or email ARLE@pa.gov . ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $7.5K for York County History Center

(Dec 05, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 5 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that a $7,500 grant has been awarded to the York County History Center. “These funds will directly assist the York County History Center in hiring a temporary archival assistant,” Hill-Evans said. “This is one small example of how state tax dollars are being invested to create opportunities for others in our communities. This position will be responsible for processing and storing priority collections, with over 90 linear feet of historical material already identified for this project.” Historical and Archival Records Care grants fund projects designed to improve the preservation and accessibility of historically significant records maintained by local governments, historical societies and academic institutions. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Grants of $5,001 and above must include matching funds. The grants were based on a competitive review of the applications by a subcommittee of the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board. HARC grants are administered by the Pennsylvania State Archives, a bureau within the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. SHRAB operates under federal regulations governing the National Historical Publication and Records Commission and serves as the central advisory body for historical records planning in the state. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Read more

 

Hill-Evans to host Community Safety Town Hall

(Nov 20, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 20 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, will host a Town Hall on Community Safety at 5:30 p.m. today. The Town Hall will take place in City Council Chambers at York City Hall, 101 S. George St., York, Pa. 17401. “This meeting is an open house to discuss safety, security, and policing legislation in our communities and campuses," Hill-Evans said. “These measures directly affect our neighborhoods, and we want to hear from the community what their greatest concerns are.” For more information, those interested can call Hill-Evans’ district office at 717-848-9595. ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $230K awarded to YMCA of York

(Nov 14, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that a $230,000 grant will be awarded to the YMCA of York to construct additional pavilions and install more play equipment and ADA access ramps. “It’s always great to see these organizations that help so many being awarded additional funds with which to do good,” Hill-Evans said. “These improvements to our community will be felt by many. With more equipment to play on and additional safety measures, our kids will be able to use these facilities for years to come. With ADA access more available, more kids will feel like they can play and get involved.” The development of the YMCA of York will include construction of a pavilion and parking area; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing and fencing; and ADA access, landscaping, project signs and other related site improvements. DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here . For additional details, call Hill-Evans’ district office at (717) 848-9595. ### Read more

 

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Announce Implementation of Statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pilot

(Oct 31, 2019)

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Announce Implementation of Statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pilot10/30/2019Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), today announced the implementation of a statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) pilot program to reduce work zone speeds, change driver behavior, and improve work zone safety for workers and motorists. "The Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program isn’t about issuing violations, it’s about saving lives," said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. "Last year, 23 motorists were killed in a Pennsylvania work zone. Through this program we are urging motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving, especially in work zones where roadway conditions can change on a daily basis."The AWZSE program was established by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in Act 86 of 2018. A minimum 60-day pre-enforcement pilot period will begin next week. During the pre-enforcement period, violations will not be issued. Enforcement is expected to begin in early 2020.Automated speed enforcement units will be deployed to a number of active work zones during the pre-enforcement period. These work zones will be in various types of projects and will initially focus on our interstate and other limited access work zones, such as Interstate 78 in Berks County. Work zones are selected by a... Read more

 

House recognizes October 2019 as Pennsylvania Pharmacists and Pharmacy Month

(Oct 30, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 30 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that House Resolution 524, which designates October 2019 as “Pennsylvania Pharmacists and Pharmacy Month,” was adopted unanimously by the House. “With the current opioid crisis reaching epidemic proportions, many healthcare professionals are doing their best to reduce substance abuse and encourage treatment,” Hill-Evans said. “With an estimated 23,394 licensed pharmacists in PA, there is tireless work being done to improve the usage and effectiveness of our medication. Pharmacists are saving lives and helping Pennsylvania fight the opioid epidemic. This is a part of my effort to thank them for all they do.” Hill-Evans said independent community pharmacies play an important role in healthcare and for many people, a pharmacist is the most accessible healthcare provider. There are currently about 22,500 independent pharmacies in the United States, and these pharmacies dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines. They fill 1.38 billion prescriptions a year - about 201 a day, per pharmacy - and employ 314,000 people on a full- or part-time basis, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association. More information is available by calling Hill-Evans’ district office at (717) 848-9595. Attention News Editors: A video of Hill-Evans’ remarks on the Read more

 

Start Saving For Your Child’s Higher Education

(Oct 21, 2019)

With Pennsylvania ranking highest in the nation in student loan debt, Pa. state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans wants to help ensure your newborn’s financial future. Her office can help you open PA 529 account to help you save for your child’s post secondary education. If your child was born or due in 2019, you can get $100 just for signing up with a $15 minimum. Read more

 

Hill-Evans: York City and West York Area School Districts receive Safe Schools Targeted Grants

(Oct 18, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 18 – Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, today announced that Safe Schools Targeted Grants have been approved with $124,946 awarded to York City School District while another $77,473 is granted to West York Area School District to complement existing safety and security measures. In addition to these public-school funds, York Catholic School will receive $23,544 and Grace Words Christian Academy will receive $20,906. “These competitive 2019-20 Safe Schools Targeted Grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education are awarded to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents by purchasing safety equipment and providing for the training and compensation necessary for our school resource and police officers,” Hill-Evans said. “It’s all about keeping our kids and teachers safe. Students perform better in an environment where they feel safe and secure. These funds ensure that they learn in a nurturing and safe space that allows them to grow and develop.” This funding is part of the $7.3 million in School Safety Grants the department is awarding to public school districts and non-public schools throughout the commonwealth. ### Read more

 

Hill-Evans Helps Recover Unclaimed Property

(Oct 16, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans says 1 in 10 Pennsylvanians have unclaimed property in the Treasury vault. Her office staff is there to help you get what's yours. Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces Urban Agriculture grant award to York County

(Oct 02, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 2 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that York County was one of the first Urban Agriculture Grant Fund awardees, receiving $49,310 to build a high tunnel, tool library and refrigerator to increase food production for the community. Gov. Tom Wolf today announced the approval of $500,000 in Urban Agriculture grants. This grant program is part of the state’s first-ever Pennsylvania Farm Bill. The program provides both microgrants for one-time projects or single applicants and up to $2,500 in funding, and macro grants for projects that demonstrate cooperative or regional efforts with multiple partners and up to $50,000 in funding. The $500,000 in total urban agriculture grant funding will benefit 28 projects in Allegheny, Butler, Erie, Lawrence, Northampton, Philadelphia and York counties. “This grant money will be transformative.” Hill-Evans said. “The funds will allow for the purchase of tools necessary to turn blighted areas into vibrant community gardens. These community gardens will help develop community spirit while reducing food insecurity.” For more information, residents can call Hill-Evans district office at 717-848-9595. Read more

 

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(Sep 25, 2019)

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Legislative effort to raise awareness on diaper need in Pa.

(Sep 24, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 24 – In conjunction with their resolution ( H.R. 465 ) recognizing “Diaper Need Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania, state Reps. Rosita C. Youngblood, D-Phila., and Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, hosted a Capitol news conference today promoting the sixth annual Capitol Diaper Drive. “Access to a reliable supply of clean diapers is a necessity for the health and well-being of Pennsylvania's children and incontinent adults,” Youngblood said. “Unfortunately, across our commonwealth, there is a growing epidemic as many families and seniors on fixed incomes are simply unable to afford disposable diapers and undergarments.” To demonstrate the scope of the problem, Youngblood and Hill-Evans cited these statistics from the National Diaper Bank Network, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the diaper gap in the Unites States: One in every three mothers finds it difficult to provide diapers for her children. Nearly 5.2 million children under the age of three suffer from diaper need. For incontinent seniors on fixed incomes, purchasing what they often view as their most important item of clothing can cost at least $1,000 a year. Hill-Evans said, “Diaper need is often the hidden result of extreme poverty for a family. There are no safety-net programs that allocate dollars for the purchase of diapers and, as a result, our Read more

 

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

(Sep 18, 2019)

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

 

Internship Application for Fall 2019

(Aug 26, 2019)

Apply to be an intern in my district office for Fall 2019! The deadline to apply is Friday, September 13, 2019. Click on the link for an application and read to learn more information about what to expect and required for the position. 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