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Feb 11, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, provided in an analysis of the Trump Budget, released this week, the devastating impact it would have on the people, neighborhoods and economy of Western New York.

Jan 13, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a $1.5 million federal grant awarded through the U.S. Department of Labor to The Service Collaborative of Western New York for their Western New York YouthBuild: Leaders Under Construction Program. 

YouthBuild combines education and job skill development for at-risk youth ages 16-24.   The Service Collaborative was one of only 67 grant recipients sharing $85 million in YouthBuild grants nationwide. 

Nov 25, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that Mission:Ignite has been awarded a three-year $1,021,122 federal grant to oversee a program that engages AmeriCorps members in expanding Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) skills among area youth.  Mission:Ignite will match

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.

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