Hill-Evans: $13 million in grants awarded for local projects

(Nov 21, 2022)

“These projects mark a major state investment in our region,” Hill-Evans said. “In the education, health, and economic sectors, these projects will have a lasting impact on our community, and I want to thank everyone involved who has helped make them happen.” Read more


Email Update: Around the 95th

(Nov 18, 2022)

Thank you, Governor Wolf, Chairwoman Boback, Representative Dan Williams, and everyone who voted for HB2586. Surrounded by surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen, we in Pennsylvania will now know March 29th of each year as Tuskegee Airmen Day. Act 138 of 2022 codifies the day into Title 38. Read more


Hill-Evans hosts conference to encourage tobacco cessation

(Nov 17, 2022)

"Encouragement from others and joining in a nationwide effort can be a great incentive to take that first step," Hill-Evans said. "The more we do to call attention to the resources available to help people quit, the healthier we’ll be as individuals and as a society." Read more


Hill-Evans announces $12.5 million in grants to benefit region

(Nov 01, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 1 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that York County has received $12.5 million in grants from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program that will benefit organizations throughout the 95 th Legislative District, including York City. “This influx of money from the RACP benefit York and it’s residents,” Hill-Evans said. “I am diligently working to strengthen this community—and these grants are another step in the right direction.” Grant recipients, award amounts, and the projects being funded include: City of York Health and Safety Complex ($1,500,000): The Pine Street School (Sylvia Newcome Center) will be renovated to house the consolidated operations of the Bureau of Health in this project. A public health clinic is planned within the renovated space as well as the addition of a mental health division in conjunction with the police department; the addition of a multi-purpose room which will provide activities for students in grades 3 through 12. Classroom space will be provided for theatre, dance, photography, cosmetology, and physical fitness education and activities. Community Progress Council Integrated Services Building ($5,000,000): CPC will use these funds to support the construction of a new, integrated service building that is more cost effective to operate. Construction, land acquisition, and parking improvements as well as soft costs Read more


Hill-Evans: $3.5 million in state grants awarded for local projects

(Oct 28, 2022)

Hill-Evans has been instrumental in securing these grants by personally encouraging local organizations to submit grant applications. She works with organizations located in her district and those serving her district to apply, provides letters of support and follows up with decision-makers at the state level to approve these projects. She said she is glad to see funding come to major projects for York. Read more


Legislative Update

(Oct 27, 2022)

This week the PA House passed several House bills and resolutions and passed many Senate bills in one of our last meetings of the 2021-22 term. Here are some highlights of the legislative work I supported this week Read more


Democratic lawmakers introduce bills focused on protecting reproductive rights

(Oct 06, 2022)

A group of House Democratic lawmakers are introducing bills that would strengthen protection for nurses who perform reproductive health services, and for patients who utilize them Read more


EBlast: Updates from the 95th District

(Sep 29, 2022)

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House Democrats host news conference to address diaper needs in state

(Sep 19, 2022)

“I am glad that we are taking the time to address this issue in Pennsylvania,” Hill-Evans said. “Communities thrive when we collaborate and work to fix the problems that are affecting our most vulnerable citizens. My bill, along with Rep. Mullins’s bill, are concrete solutions to a problem that we cannot continue to allow to exist.” Read more


Around the 95th Legislative District

(Sep 09, 2022)

I want to share with you a great group of organizations that are coming together to continue the efforts I have been leading to help bring awareness to diaper needs in Pennsylvania. Here in the district, The Movement, Chrystal’s Place, Salem Square Connects, York City Health Bureau’s Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies, and The Well Food Pantry will be assisting in the September month-long drive and receiving all collections that the York community can give Read more


Wolf Administration Announces $7 Million in Funding to Provide Free Healthy Snacks in PA Schools

(Aug 31, 2022)

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced that 266 elementary schools will receive $7 million in grant funding to provide students with fresh fruit and vegetable snacks during the school day. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). Read more


Hill-Evans to host event to kick off Diaper Needs Awareness Month

(Aug 25, 2022)

“I am glad that we have organizations willing to work together to address this issue in York,” Hill-Evans said. “Communities thrive when we collaborate. We want to keep the donations localized so that they are most accessible to families within walking distance around the district. Having more recipient organizations gives us an opportunity to accept more donations.” Read more


Property Tax and Rent Rebate Applicants Will Get Bonus from Budget

(Aug 03, 2022)

On Tuesday, August 2, the state Department of Revenue announced it anticipates the extra rebates will begin being mailed or sent via direct deposit to those who received their original rebates in early September. They do not need to re-apply or take any further action. Read more


Learn more: Pennsylvania's Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities

(Jul 21, 2022)

Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities seeks to educate and advocate for the small businesses of the commonwealth. As an advocate, BDISBO seeks to influence policy, programs, and legislation to meet the needs of the small business community. Their primary mission is to actively, equitably, and successfully engage small businesses in the Commonwealth’s public procurement process as one of the ways to fuel our economy. For more information, visit the BDISBO website . Read more


Democratic lawmakers introducing bill to prevent out-of-state abortion investigations

(Jul 11, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 14 – As states begin to impose abortion restrictions in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned, Reps. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, Chris Rabb, D-Phila., and Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, are working to ensure Pennsylvania remains a safe haven for people seeking abortions. “It is bad enough that people have to travel hundreds of miles to receive medical care, but the thought that they may be harassed and charged with felonies, it’s outrageous,” Hill-Evans said. “It is not the duty of people on the state payroll to investigate personal health matters; Pennsylvania officials have no business harassing pregnant people on the taxpayer’s dime.” “The Dobbs decision is an assault on bodily autonomy and the half-century during which abortion was constitutionally protected,” said Rabb. “Now that this ruling defers to the states on how to proceed, our legislature should act to prohibit cooperation of state and local government officials with out-of-state investigators regarding the healthcare choices of women and birthing people across our commonwealth.” The legislation they are proposing would prohibit all law enforcement officers, state government departments and their employees, and local government entities and their employees from cooperating with out-of-state investigations into abortions legally obtained in Pennsylvania. The Read more


Hill-Evans announces PHARE funding of more than $1M for York housing

(Jun 14, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 14 – State funding totaling $1,068,000 from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund has been awarded to various entities in York to help create new mixed use residential properties, state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans announced today. “All Pennsylvanians should have a safe place to call home, and with this funding comes the promise of hundreds of more people in our region having that comfort. This funding also supports programs and services that help those who need it most,” Hill-Evans, D-York, said. The following projects in the 95 th Legislative District received funding: Doctors Row Apartments, RB Development LLC, $200,000. Doctor's Row Apartments will create 20 efficiency units of affordable and mixed-income housing for York seniors, with enhanced services. The project is being developed by RB Development and Hunter Cottage LLC, two local minority developers. Enhanced services will include a commissary/community room with one hot meal per day, on site medical, transportation assistance and mental health services. Property Acquisition and Rehabilitation, York Area Development Corporation, $500,000. Affordable Housing will utilize PHARE funding to acquire and rehabilitate property for the purpose of providing quality affordable housing to households with a current Housing Choice Voucher. West End Community Read more


Hill-Evans announces $612K in grants awarded to York County organizations

(Jun 09, 2022)

YORK, June 9 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced that two York County organizations have been awarded $612,297 for child abuse services, education for second graders about appropriate relationships, and substance abuse and education programs by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. “Our service organizations really help hold our community together, providing critical education and services to at-risk or abused populations, increasing community safety and providing support for those in treatment programs,” Hill-Evans said. “I am a huge admirer of the York County Children’s Advocacy Center for their clinical care for sexually abused children and educational programs to teach our second graders about appropriate relationships and am very pleased to see their efforts will be supported and expanded by these grants. “This grant money supports people’s engagement with substance abuse treatment programs.” The York County Children's Advocacy Center has received three grants . The center will use its $99,996 grant to continue to fund the position of Intake Coordinator. Thanks to the Intake Coordinator, the CAC has been able to rapidly intake a diverse and growing number of referrals of child victims and their caregivers. As CAC receives approximately 5 to 10 referrals a day, the Intake Coordinator has significantly enhanced the agency’s Read more


Hill-Evans to hold free spring shred event Saturday, May 7

(Apr 29, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 29 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, will host her free spring shred event on Saturday, May 7. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the York City Hall parking lot, 101 N. George St., York 17401. “I’m very glad to be able to offer to my constituents this free and safe way to dispose of personal documents to help protect them from identity theft,” Hill-Evans said. Common types of unwanted items for shredding include credit card statements or applications, bank and investment statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance and health records, and retirement or pension fund information. The York County Food Bank will no longer be attending shredding events for donations to fight Hunger in York County, or diaper needs. Hill-Evans added that her office has display boxes to the right of her district office filled with resources. One of them is used for sharing books between members of the public. “I encourage anyone who wants to share used or new books to fill the free exchange library outside of my office at 53 East North Street any time,” Hill-Evans said. Read more


Hill-Evans announces $14 million in state grants for York County

(Apr 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 26 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that 6 projects in York County will receive a total of $14 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants. “This $14 million in RACP funding will help improve quality of life in York County, from preserving and protecting our environment to helping to alleviate food insecurity to constructing a community center,” Hill-Evans said. “We will all benefit from the state’s support of these critical community projects in our beloved York County.” The following is the listing of the organizations’ projects and their grant award amounts: York County Economic Alliance -- $5 million to assist in the current phase of the Codorus Greenway, which will build upon the previous phase to make improvements to the section of the Codorus Creek from the rail bridge north of Philadelphia Street in the city of York to the Army Corps of Engineers access point downstream of North George Street in the city of York. Construction will include repair and reconstruction of flood walls to expand the capacity of the levee system and create riparian buffer areas adjacent to the creek and allow for an ADA compliant access point; remediation of contaminated soil; and in-channel improvements that enhance water quality and mitigate flooding. The York County Industrial Development Authority -- $2 million for its Ballpark Commons Northern Read more


Legislative Update 4-1-2022

(Apr 01, 2022)

To keep you informed, I am highlighting recently introduced bills that I will be following closely. I broke them down into categories so you can find your specific interests. The short descriptions beside each bill are what the bill's sponsor has claimed. If you click on the link for the bill number, you can find out more information about the bill. If you would like to advocate for the bill, follow the link, then click on the link for which committee the bill has been assigned to. This will bring up information about the chairs and other members of that committee, who you can contact and advocate for or against the bill. Business HB2319 would establish a forgivable loan program to strengthen local businesses in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods throughout Pennsylvania. Forgivable loans, available to local businesses in an eligible commercial corridor, will range from $25,000 to $50,000 and may be used to make systems and building improvements essential to growing and maintaining the business. Local Government HB2321 would allow counties, municipalities, and councils of governments to apply for grants to develop and maintain community buildings that are powered by and store green energy. Grants of up to $250,000 would be issued to create emergency systems and centers, sustainably and reliably backed up by renewable energy, that would be there for our communities in their time of need. HB2329 Read more