Education is one of the most critical long-term economic challenges we face, and we must take bold and immediate action to reverse the decline in our country’s education system. If we make the right investments and reforms now, we can ensure that all of our children have access to quality early education, that high school students are equipped and able to go on to critical additional education and training, and that our graduates are prepared for 21st century jobs.
Our commitment to education should begin on day one. Early childhood education is one of the most intelligent investments a nation can make in its future. Click here to read more…
The jobs of tomorrow, especially the good jobs, will require training beyond high school, but higher education is too expensive. Click here to read more…
Every Student Succeeds Act
I was pleased that Congress could come together, from both chambers and parties, to forge compromise and pass the Every Student Succeeds Act to replace the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law to create a new framework for the nation’s elementary and secondary education policy. Click here to read more…
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Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced Bridgeport Hospital and Greenwich Hospital will be awarded $14,212,698 in grant funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The $5,111,679 to Bridgeport Hospital and $9,101,398 to Greenwich Hospital will reimburse the costs accrued from the emergency response to COVID-19, including expenses for PPE equipment, testing centers, medical equipment, and increased staff presence.
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will receive $194,047 in federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to empower teens to become environmental educators and advocates and to make the aquarium’s online programming more accessible to virtual visitors with special needs.
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that Sacred Heart University, Fairfield University, and University of Bridgeport will receive $4,904,990 in grant funding from the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program (BHWET). This Health and Human Service program works to increase access to quality mental health services by increasing the number of mental health professionals.
Norwalk, CT – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and the Ferguson Library in Stamford have been named as finalists for Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
Fairfield, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) joined Sacred Heart University faculty and staff to announce that the university will receive $1,449,251 from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of graduates who will teach STEM in priority-needs school. The grant will go towards the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship recipients, who pledge to attain a masters in teaching and then work in priority-needs schools.
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield received a $20,000 Arts Projects grant from the National Endowments for the Arts, funding the production costs for their exhibit “52 Women Artists: Revisiting a Feminist Milestone.”
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the Town of Oxford will receive a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services. The grant will create a Security Operations Center with three personnel monitoring the four campuses during schools hours. Additionally, the grant will also allow for a mass notification system that will allow schools to lockdown in seconds.
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that Saint Joseph Parenting Center in Stamford will receive a $666,273 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will work to foster healthy homes through fatherhood courses and parenting resources.
Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that Sacred Heart University will receive a $245,851 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The grant will train graduate students in speech-language pathology and occupational therapy the most effective way to teach reading and writing to children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).