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Higgins Announces $200,000 for Weatherization Projects in Chautauqua County

Chautauqua Opportunities to Administer Solar Water Systems

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced Chautauqua County will receive $200,000 in Weatherization Assistance Program funding through the U.S. Department of Energy.  The federal funds were awarded to Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.(COI), allowing the organization to build on their existing weatherization work.  

“An upfront investment in home weatherization projects creates a life time of energy savings,” said Congressman Higgins.   “This innovative project by Chautauqua Opportunities is a positive step in incorporating alternative energy toward the goal of reducing our dependence on foreign oil.  In addition, the work it creates in the construction and supply industries supports jobs and hardworking local families.”

Congressman Higgins Announces Application Period for SAFER Federal Fire Grants

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the application window for grants provided through the Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open.   SAFER grants are aimed at increasing the number of firefighters and enhancing a department’s ability to comply with federal standards that ensure that their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire related hazards.  This year Congress appropriated approximately $420 million for the SAFER program. 

“I encourage local companies to apply for funding through this federal grant to help support outreach and recruitment of the next generation of first responders,” said Higgins. 

Congressman Higgins Announces $300,000 for Chautauqua County Health Network

Technology & Collaboration will Benefit Local Residents Suffering from Diabetes and Heart Disease

 Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined Chautauqua County hospital leaders and members of the Chautauqua County Health Network (CCHN) to announce a new $300,000 federal grant for the area. The funds, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Rural Health Policy, Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement program will support a new initiative by CCHN.

“The health care partners that make up Chautauqua County Health Network are leading the way in health innovation,” said Congressman Higgins.  “With the integration of health information technology and the use of collaborative medicine leaders here are lowering costs and delivering better outcomes for the residents in this great community.”

Sheriff Preaches Swimming Safety

In light of the recent tragedy involving the drowning death of a local youth in the Westfield area of Lake Erie, it seems necessary to reconsider approaches to safe-swimming practices... Read More