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Economic Development District paves the way for Federal Grants

August 17, 2020 Press Release

Earlier this month, the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) designated an Economic Development District (EDD) in Southwestern Connecticut.

ADVISORY: Himes joins Librarian of Congress for Remote Learning Discussion

August 17, 2020 Press Release


August 17, 2020


CONTACT: Jimmy Tickey, 203-450-0172

Himes joins Librarian of Congress for Remote Learning Discussion

Rep. Himes Announces Connecticut receives $6.7 million grant for electric bus facility upgrades in Stamford

August 13, 2020 Press Release

(STAMFORD, CT) – Congressman Jim Himes together with Governor Ned Lamont, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Senator Chris Murphy, today announced the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has been awarded a $6.7 million federal grant to modernize the CTtransit bus facility in Stamford by providing accommodations for battery electric buses, which will soon be used on the system

Himes Brings Port Security Grant to Local Governments

August 11, 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

Congressman Jim Himes Announces $50,000 CARES Act Grant for the Center for Contemporary Printmaking

August 3, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the Center for Contemporary Printmaking received a $50,000 CARES Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is a nonprofit arts organization that has served Norwalk since 1995.

Himes Supports Broadband Access Funding, Calls for More

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed a spending package designed to fund large portions of the government for the next fiscal year. Included in the package was the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Act, which contained $61 billion in emergency spending to expand access to broadband for underserved communities.

House Passes Bills to Stabilize, Improve Childcare

July 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last night, The House of Representatives passed the Childcare is Essential Act and the Childcare for Economic Recovery Act. These bills are essential to providing immediate relief for suffering childcare centers and providing long-term stability to the industry.

House Passes Great American Outdoors Act

July 23, 2020 Press Release
Provides Opportunity for Public Land Acquisition in Connecticut

Washington, DC – Yesterday, The House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act by a vote of 310-107.  This act fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund.

House Passes NDAA with Himes Support

July 21, 2020 Press Release
Himes Oversight Amendment Included in Bill

Washington, DC – Today, The House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 295-125. The bill funds defense and related programs and is one of the largest pieces of legislation that Congress passes each year.

Himes Announces $1,997,046 Federal Grant to The WorkPlace

July 10, 2020 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced The WorkPlace will receive a nearly $2 million Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The WorkPlace is a workforce development organization that has been serving Southwest Connecticut for over 36 years.