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Education is one of the most powerful tools we can give our children. From early education all the way through graduate studies and beyond, Brian strongly believes that all students should be given an equal chance to succeed. In order to prepare students to enter the workforce, Higgins has been a strong advocate for math and science education, in addition to workforce training programs, to give students the marketable skills they need to compete in a globalized economy. Brian has also been outspoken on the need to make higher education more affordable to reduce the skyrocketing education debt burden faced by so many recent graduates. 


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Oct 19, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Town of Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary Holtz announced the town has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal funding was provided through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Secure our Schools Program.
Oct 12, 2009 Press Release
With the backdrop of a foreclosed house acquired by CHRIC in Jamestown’s PRIDE neighborhood, Congressman Brian Higgins announced today that Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation is receiving $26,640 to support the agency’s foreclosure prevention counseling efforts. The grant will enable CHRIC to continue providing foreclosure counseling countywide for homeowners in danger of foreclosure.
Sep 21, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined Big Tree Elementary School Principal Joanne Saniewski, Frontier Central School District Superintendent Ronald DeCarli, and Big Tree Elementary teachers, students and staff to recognize the school for being named a 2009 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Sep 17, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted to approve HR 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, a historical piece of legislation aimed at expanding access to an affordable education and developing a more competitive American economy.
Jul 31, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Erie Community College will receive a $64,599 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for their child care program. 

“This grant will allow more working parents to pursue higher education leading to better employment opportunities and a better future for the student and their family,” said Higgins.

The funding, which will support the City Campus Child Development Center, is provided through the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program which encourages campus-based child care services.

Jul 24, 2009 Press Release

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 3293, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act of 2010, a bill that supports critical federal education and health programs and services.

Jul 21, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Canisius College will receive a $285,000 federal grant for the fiscal year 2009.  This congressional directed grant was authorized through the Department of Education specifically for the development and improvement of the science education program at Canisius College.

Jul 13, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Cheektowaga Central School District has been awarded a $98,745 grant from the US Department of Education through the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Program. 

Jul 2, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that D’Youville College in the City of Buffalo will receive a federal grant totaling $112,417.  The award was funded through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Jul 1, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is reminding students that new benefits commence today for student loans which make college more affordable. Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the federal interest rate dropped from 6% to 5.6%—the second of four annual cuts in this interest rate. By July 1, 2011, all undergraduate students awarded a federal loan will receive a fixed interest rate of 3.4%.