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Oct 4, 2019 Press Release
Department of Justice Grant Will Fund Two Positions, Additional Radios for City Police Department

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster announced City of Niagara Falls has been awarded a $44,114 federal grant through the Department of Justice’s Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to assist the City’s Police Department in continuing to fund two part-time Police Liaison positions, as well as sixteen handheld radios.


Oct 3, 2019 Press Release
Niagara County Awarded EPA Grant to Revitalize Brownfield Sites for New Uses

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced Niagara County has been awarded $450,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grant Program.  Brownfield sites are properties, often previously used for industrial purposes, where reuse may be difficult due to site contaminants. 


Oct 2, 2019 Press Release
WWII Veteran Departing for Warrior Flight to Washington, D.C. This Week

During a ceremony at the Frontiersman VFW Post 7545 in Tonawanda, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) presented Staff Sergeant Carl Koeppelle with the military medals he received while serving in the United States Army during World War II.


Oct 1, 2019 Press Release
VA Supportive Services for Veteran Families Grant Will be Used to Sustain the Progress of Ending Veteran Homelessness in Western New York

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced The Veterans One-stop Center of WNY is the recipient of a Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant totaling $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue the end of veteran homelessness in Western New York.

Oct 1, 2019 Press Release
Federal Funding Will Help Train Educators In Subjects of Civics and Geography

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 30, 2019 Press Release
Award & Matching Dollars Will Fund New Roofs to Preserve the Integrity of Four Buildings

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined staff and board members of the Richardson Olmsted Campus to celebrate the award of a $400,000 “Save America’s Treasures” grant. The federal funding will be used on roofing to stabilize and preserve the integrity of four buildings on the campus.

Sep 30, 2019 Press Release
On the Resignation and Anticipated Guilty Plea by Rep. Chris Collins

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to the resignation and anticipated guilty plea by Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27):


Sep 30, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the Congress on Your Corner schedule as well as several special events for the month of October.


Friday, October 4

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Hispanic Heritage Month Honoring Our Veterans Event

Special tribute to local Hispanic veterans with Congressman Higgins at 1:15pm.

Sep 27, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Service Academy Representatives to Provide Admission Information at Meeting on October 8

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.