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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program through February 4, 2011.
“I encourage local fire departments and agencies to learn more about this year’s guidelines and apply for these resources that can help protect our firefighters and the Western New York communities they serve,” said Congressman Higgins.
This week Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted in support of H.R. 722, the bipartisan bill which establishes September 11 as a “National Day of Service and Remembrance.” With a vote of 416 to 0, the bill passed with overwhelming support across the aisle, demonstrating a commitment to honoring the lives lost on the tragic day eight years ago.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Western New York has been awarded federal grant in the amount of $607,957 from the U. S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
“This federal funding will provide our local public safety providers with important tools as they work to keep our streets and neighborhoods safe,” said Congressman Higgins.
Erie County, the cities of Buffalo and Lackawanna, and the towns of Amherst, Cheektowaga, and Tonawanda applied jointly for fiscal year 2009
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Company will receive $62,458 in federal Homeland Security funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP).
“The dedicated volunteers at Bellevue do incredible work selflessly serving the businesses and neighborhoods in the Como Park, Losson & Union road area,” said Congressman Higgins. “This will help protect them as they work each day protecting all of us.”
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Lake View Volunteer Fire Association has been awarded $ 65,170 in federal funding through the Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.
“Firefighter recruitment and retention efforts are essential to maintaining a strong fire department,” said Congressman Brian Higgins. “This funding will help increase our dedicated team of first responders in the Lake View region.”
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 3326, Defense Appropriations for FY 2010, a fiscally responsible bill focused on supporting military capabilities and personnel that make America an economic and military powerhouse.
“This legislation accomplishes two important and game-changing things for Western New York: revitalization in the economy by utilizing our strong manufacturing community and empowerment of the military by improving technologies to keep our country safe,” said Congressman Higgins.
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Brocton Fire Company will receive $111,910 in federal Homeland Security funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP).
“This significant grant will go a long way toward protecting the Brocton/Portland community and the brave and selfless fighters who serve the region,” said Congressman Higgins.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) has been awarded a Recovery Act grant totaling $2,234,070 from the Department of Homeland Security. The funds were provided through the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP).
“This Recovery Act award will work to protect Western New York’s transit and metro operation, add resources to fight crime and put a greater police presence on the streets,” said Congressman Higgins.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 2892, Homeland Security Appropriations for FY2010, a fiscally responsible bill that focuses on border, aviation, rail, transit, port and first responder security improvements.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the opportunity for local fire companies to apply for grants to assist with the construction or modification of fire stations. The grants are available thanks to $210 million in federal Recovery Act funds approved by Congress for the Fire Station Construction (FSC) Grant Program.