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Nov 19, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), ’85, announced the award of two Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to Buffalo State College this fall to prevent drug and alcohol use among youth on Buffalo’s West Side.


Oct 10, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded the University at Buffalo a grant award for $834,177 to conduct research on health effects experienced among police officers. The grant was awarded as part of the FY19 Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System program under the NIJ.


Oct 9, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie in announcing a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Education totaling over $2.49 million over a five-year grant period for Niagara Falls Schools.  The award, over $498,000 annually, will put additional mental health resources in schools, increase community & family outreach, provide training to help teachers identify needs early, and expand the pipeline of mental health professionals into the school setting to reduce shortages. 

Oct 1, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a federal grant has been awarded to D’Youville College from the Department of Education’s Academies for American History and Civics Program in the amount of $1,492,475. The funding will be implemented over a period of three years, starting with $499,022 for the upcoming fiscal year.


Sep 27, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2019, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.

Service Academy Night will be held at 6:00PM on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in the auditorium at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main Street in Williamsville, New York 14221. 

Jun 7, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined D’Youville College in announcing a grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services totaling $401,442.  The award is provided to the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing at D’Youville College to address a shortage in faculty available to educate future nurses. 

Feb 27, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded federal funding to several Western New York organizations.

Oct 18, 2018 Press Release

Canisius College and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announce a federal grant from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) awarded to the college’s Institute for Autism Research (IAR) and Department of Psychology.

Apr 18, 2012 Press Release

 Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives calling for the protection of the Medicare program which provides health and prescription coverage to over 250,000 Western New York seniors. 


Sep 8, 2011 Press Release

With the first public meeting of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction set for Thursday, September 8, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is asking the Committee co-chairs for serious consideration of an effort to negotiate lower drug prices through the Medicare program, a change that could save the nation as much as $200 billion over the next 10 years.