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NJ Members Fight Back Against FEMA Policy Change Halting Funding for Cloth Masks in Schools, PPE for Teachers, Disinfection for Public Facilities

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Bipartisan Members of New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation are urging FEMA to reverse a new policy stipulating the agency will no longer provide emergency reimbursement for school systems and local governments for cloth masks used in schools, disinfection services for schools and other public facilities, thermometers, physical barriers, or PPE for teachers, medical staff, and other public workers... Read more »

Pascrell, Gottheimer Announce $500K School Safety Grant for Teaneck

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) announced today that the Teaneck School District has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant to improve security measures and keep students and teachers safe. The grant was administered through the Justice Department’s School Violence Prevention Program, which was enacted by Congress in the wake of the Parkland school shooting in ... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $598K Federal Award for Passaic County Community College

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $598,704 federal education grant to Passaic County Community College (PCCC). The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions grant will assist PCCC in expanding educational opportunities for Hispanic students. “I have always said that education is the cornerstone of American society. And it is ... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Spending Deal for the American People, Votes Against Border Wall Funding

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released the following statement regarding the House’s vote to approve the minibus spending bills H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, which is Pascrell’s own bill: “Today the House considered two spending bills to fund our government for the next fiscal year. Both bills contained several of our shared priorities and wins for New Jersey and the American people, in... Read more »

Pascrell, Gottheimer Announce $668K Federal Education Award for Teaneck

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– U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $668,480 School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG) to Teaneck Public Schools. The SCTG is a federal program designed to help make schools safer and improve mental health services for students and young adults. “The importance of a safe, high-quality learning ... Read more »

Pascrell, Gottheimer, Sherrill Announce $486K Federal Grant for Passaic County Community College

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05), and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $486,662 grant to Passaic County Community College (PCCC) to support the expansion of educational opportunities for students of Hispanic descent. “In no uncertain terms, the success of Latino students helps make our community – and our... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $885K in Federal Education Awards for Clifton, Passaic

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that $885,172 in U.S. Department of Education School Climate Transformation Grants (SCTG) have been awarded to Clifton and Passaic City. The SCTG is a federal program designed to help make schools safer and improve mental health services for students and young adults. Specifically, $500,000 has been allocated to the Passaic Board of Education,... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $250K School Safety Grant to Paterson

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is awarding $250,000 in school safety grants to the Paterson public school system. Made available through the DOJ’s STOP School Violence Program, this federal award will help Paterson obtain new technology and establish programs that will allow officials to better assess potential threats and streamline th... Read more »

Pascrell, Gottheimer Announce $769K in Federal Grants to Passaic County Community College

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded two grants to Passaic County Community College (PCCC) totaling $769,713. The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program provides grants to assist colleges in expanding educational opportunities for Hispanic students. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readines... Read more »

Pascrell Announces Blue Ribbon Awards for Two New Jersey Schools

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that Christ the Teacher Elementary School in Fort Lee and School 28 Elementary in Paterson have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018 by the U.S. Department of Education. “The Blue Ribbon is the MVP award for American schools. It is given out just once a year, and only to the very best education programs across Am... Read more »

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