House Committee to Hold Hearing on Human Services Block Grant Program

WHAT:           The House Human Services Committee, led by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on the impact felt by human services as a result of the block grant funding program put in place for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

WHO:             DiGirolamo; Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia), Democrat chairman; and members of the committee. Organizations expected to offer testimony will include: County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania; Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania; Behavioral Health/Developmental Services Program of Columbia, Montour, Snyder and Union Counties; Jefferson County Board of Commissioners; Clearfield-Jefferson Drug and Alcohol Commission; Pennsylvania Community Providers Association; Office of Child Development, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Mental Health Association of Pennsylvania; Young, Ricchiuti, Caldwell and Heller; and the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania.

WHEN:          Thursday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:        G-50 Irvis Office Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The hearing will be streamed live on

Media contact: Jennifer Keaton, 717.705.2094,

Office of State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo