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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is providing details on the programs made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help non-profit organizations respond to and recover from the COVID-19 outbreak.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced $204,845 in federal funding for the Buffalo Niagara Freedom Station Coalition for protection and rehabilitation of the Michigan Street Baptist Church. The funding is provided through the National Park Service’s (NPS) African American Civil Rights Grant Program.
In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, Congress has taken swift action, through three funding packages, to provide emergency relief hospitals, communities and workers. Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) provided the following summary of the resources available to families and students.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced Western New York will receive over $19.939 million in federal emergency funding to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 outbreak. The funding was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently approved by Congress to address urgent public health and economic crisis.
Higgins said, “These allocations allow for community-driven decision making on how federal resources can be best utilized to help our neighbors and neighborhoods during this public health emergency.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a complete halt of community and business activity for many in Western New York. Until the pandemic risk subsides, many businesses will continue to be interrupted. Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) supported relief to small businesses through emergency legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economy Security (CARES) Act, and is providing details to help local businesses access available resources.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives has approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third emergency package approved by Congress to address public health and economic needs related to COVID-19.
New York Members of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26), Tom Reed (NY-23) and Tom Suozzi (NY-3) led a letter to the President calling for immediate authorization of extended unemployment benefits for New York workers.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is responding to multiple reports confirmed by the Canadian government that the White House is making plans to send 1,000 U.S. troops to the border between the U.S. and Canada.
Higgins, who serves as Co-Chair of the House of Representatives Northern Border Caucus, released the following in response:
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to a bipartisan agreement on a third emergency package in response to the COVID-19 outbreak:
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), New York State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and New York State Senator Tim Kennedy are asking the President to immediately commence national coordination of emergency supply production, authorized under the Defense Production Act. New York State is home to 50% of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States.