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Higgins: Nearly $54 Million In Stimulus Funds Slated for Erie County Schools in NY-27

Feb 18, 2009
Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Erie County school districts within his district will see approximately $53,937,000 in direct federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act according to new estimates based on a Congressional Research Service (CRS) analysis. 

“Local schools are facing economically challenging times,” said Congressman Higgins.  “These federal dollars will inject new, unanticipated investments into our local schools, improving education, preventing teacher lay-offs and saving local property taxpayers money.”

Below is the breakdown of funding estimated for Erie County districts in Congressman Higgins’ district:

ALDEN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT     $550,000

BUFFALO CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT         $36,366,000

CHEEKTOWAGA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT            $861,000

CHEEKTOWAGA-MARYVALE UNION FREE SCHOOL $734,000

CHEEKTOWAGA-SLOAN UNION FREE SCHOOL          $459,000

CLEVELAND HILL UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT    $549,000

DEPEW UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT           $761,000

EAST AURORA UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT          $472,000

EDEN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT        $469,000

EVANS-BRANT CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT   $1,012,000

FRONTIER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT           $1,511,000

GOWANDA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT         $534,000

HAMBURG CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT           $1,071,000

HOLLAND CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT           $378,000

IROQUOIS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT           $754,000

LACKAWANNA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT          $1,549,000

LANCASTER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT       $1,558,000

NORTH COLLINS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT           $220,000

ORCHARD PARK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT            $1,170,000

SPRINGVILLE-GRIFFITH INST CENTRAL            $698,000

WEST SENECA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT   $2,261,000

TOTAL ERIE COUNTY SCHOOLS IN NY-27        $53,937,000

District allocations are based on existing formulas for the distribution of Title 1 and IDEA funding, which help disadvantaged and disabled students respectively.  In addition to the funding detailed above New York State will receive $3,033,637,000 in the State Stabilization funds that are dedicated to education programs.