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Oct 2, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has been awarded $2,500,000 for improving renewable energy technologies. The federal funds were made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to candidates eligible for $43 million in Green Innovation Grants.
Oct 2, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita announced a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice which will work to protect seniors and train law enforcement and community agencies on the issue of elder abuse.
Oct 1, 2009 Press Release

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-27), Chris Lee (NY-26) and Louise Slaughter (NY-28) sent a letter to Chairman Oberstar and Ranking Member Mica, leaders of the House Transportation Committee to reiterate their strong support for H.R. 3771, Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009 and inclusion of critical language central to resolving safety issues.

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Sep 29, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that the Colden Fire Company has been awarded $82,983 in federal Homeland Security funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP).
Sep 28, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is announcing the Department of Homeland Security is accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety Program through October 23, 2009. 

Sep 25, 2009 Press Release

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel was joined by Congressman Brian Higgins, State Assemblyman Mark J.F. Schroeder and other officials today to break ground on the new permanent warm-weather storage site for the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom, with the site also to serve as the location for a new neighborhood park that NYPA will develop.

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Sep 24, 2009 Press Release
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Busti Fire Department has been awarded $84,740 in federal Homeland Security funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP).
Sep 23, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that West Seneca Fire District #6, Vigilant Fire Company, has been awarded a federal fire grant totaling $320,000. The funding is made available by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the Recovery Act. News of the grants, provided to only 104 fire companies nationwide and two in New York State, came from Secretary Napolitano this morning (September 23).
Sep 23, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced his support for legislation to protect senior citizens from an anticipated Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) freeze and an associated Medicare Part B premium increase.

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.

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