It appears that Harlem’s new representative in Congress has begun to bring home the bacon from Washington D.C. He announced this week that he has secured a whopping $500 million for his 13th Congressional District that includes parts of the Bronx.

Congressman Adriano Espaillat said the federal grant will be used for projects that provide public services, stimulate growth of the economy, and benefit the general public.

“These grants will also help recovery initiatives, research, small business initiatives, and programs that benefit each of us,” said Congressman Espaillat.

“I am proud of the work we have accomplished during 2017 to award more than $500 million grant funding for projects that benefit constituents of my congressional district,” said Espaillat.

The following is a snapshot of what he intends to do with the more than $500 million grant money:

$301-508 in grant funding to expand technical assistance to New York City manufacturers to improve their digital marketing efforts, project management, and capacity building. The project is expected to create over 100 jobs, save an additional 200 jobs, and generate over $1.65 million in private investments.

$ 342,585 in grant funding for Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships between Young Fathers, Young Mothers: Funding supports the successful transition of young mothers and fathers as they return to their families and communities from incarceration

$900,511 in grant funding for Upward Bound, Columbia University for 2017 -1018: Funding addresses the needs of our most vulnerable students through Upward Bound applications that were unjustifiably rejected earlier last year by the U.S. Department of Education.

Several institutions including Columbia University, Cornell University, and the City University of New York’s City College will now receive funds to provide access to critical resources and tools that enable thousands of high school students across the country to reach their potential.


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