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Reps. Himes, DeLauro, Hayes Announce $400,000 in Coronavirus Relief Funding for the Naugatuck Valley Economic Development District

September 1, 2020 Press Release

Today, Representatives Jim Himes (CT-04), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Jahana Hayes (CT-05) announced that the Shelton Economic Development Corporation received $400,000 in CARES Act federal coronavirus relief funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration for the Naugatuck Valley Economic Development District.

Congressman Jim Himes Announces New Funding Available For Land and Water Conservation

August 31, 2020 Press Release

On Friday, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) visited Weir Farm National Historic Park to celebrate the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. This bipartisan legislation will bolster the Land and Water Conservation Fund and help address deferred maintenance projects at National Parks across the country.

Congressman Jim Himes Announces a $261,886.00 Department of Education Grant for University of Bridgeport

August 27, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that University of Bridgeport received a $261,886.00 Student Support Services grant from the Department of Education, which will provide students from low-income families with academic advising, career counseling, tutoring, peer mentors, financial aid, workshops and seminars, and additional servic

Himes Brings Port Security Grant to Local Governments

August 25, 2020 Press Release
Over $1,000,000 in funding for towns and cities in the Fourth District

Bridgeport, CT – Last month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced their 2020 Port Security Grant Program.  The Port Security Grant is an annual grant which offers funding to state and local governments to invest in port infrastructure.  This investment goes towards maritime security risk management, port resiliency & recovery, an

Himes Announces Port Security Funding, Tours Westport Small Businesses

August 24, 2020 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT -- Congressman Jim Himes will participate in the following public event open to the press on Tuesday, August 25th.

Port Security Grant Announcement

Himes Pushes for Eversource Accountability in Wake of Isaias

August 24, 2020 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) submitted testimony to Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) regarding the failures of Eversource before and after tropical storm Isaias that resulted in approximately a million Connecticut residents losing power, including tens of thousands who were without power for nearly a week.  PURA held a hearing this morning rega

Congressman Jim Himes Announces a $3,465,000 CARES Act Grant for the Community Investment Corporation.

August 24, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the Community Investment Corporation received a $3,465,000 CARES Act grant from the Economic Development Administration, which will utilize a variety of loan options to meet the needs of businesses affected by COVID-19, especially underserved markets.

Himes Supports USPS Bill, Encourages COVID Aid Negotiations

August 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) voted for a $25 billion package to support the United States Postal Service (USPS) during the crisis brought on by COVID.

Himes, Blumenthal Announce $6m Federal Grant to Update Stamford Transportation Infrastructure

August 20, 2020 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT –  Congressman Himes will be joined by Senator Blumenthal, Stamford Mayor Martin and Stamford Transportation, Traffic and Parking Bureau Chief Jim Travers for a $6,730,532 federal grant announcement to the Connecticut Department of Transportation for upgrades and renovations to existing facilities to accommodate new battery-electric buses.

Congressman Jim Himes Announces a $404,073 Department of Education Grant for Norwalk Community College.

August 19, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that Norwalk Community College received a $404,073 Student Support Services grant from the Department of Education, which will provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with one-on-one tutoring, free courses, assistance in course selection, cultural events, as well as personal counseling, career,