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Visclosky Announces CDBG Award for Michigan City

Congressman Pete Visclosky stated, “I applaud Mayor Meer and the leaders of Michigan City for utilizing this program to improve economic opportunities for the residents of Michigan City.  I look forward to seeing the continued positive results of their great work.”

Visclosky Announces HHS Awards for Community Health Centers

The grants are under the Health Center Cluster program. The funding aims to improve the operations and services provided at these centers. The grants include $378,112.00 for NorthShore Health Centers, $321,310.00 for HealthLinc, $279,196.00 for Community HealthNet, and $245,758.00 for Regional Mental Health Center.

Visclosky Announces FAA Award for the Michigan City Municipal Airport

This federal funding under the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) will be used to remove tree obstructions and improve an existing runway. The funding also will be used to plan for a future runway extension and enable the airport to meet runway safety and protection zone standards.

Visclosky Announces U.S. Department of Transportation Funding for Transit-Oriented Development Planning Activities for the...

Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) with $300,000 to implement transit-oriented development planning activities for the extension of the South Shore Railroad from Hammond to Dyer

Visclosky Announces FAA Award for Griffith-Merrillville Airport

Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a grant to the Griffith-Merrillville Airport to perform an environmental assessment study.

Visclosky’s Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program – Fiscal Year 2015 Awards for Northwest Indiana Communities

Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today the Fiscal Year 2015 awards from the Bulletproof Vest Partnership program for Northwest Indiana communities.  The awards total $29,662.46, and will provide matching federal funding to support the acquisition of 85 vests for 12 local law enforcement departments

Donnelly Applauds USDA Investment in Improving Water Quality in Western Lake Erie Basin

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement that it will invest in helping farmers stop harmful algae blooms from forming and expanding in Lake Erie. The USDA will award Indiana $1.5 million to help Hoosier farmers improve water quality in the western Lake Erie basin. Two weeks ago, Donnelly joined U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in sending a letter to USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack asking him to act by encouraging states, businesses, universities, and organizations to work together to help improve water quality in the western Lake Erie basin in an effort to reduce algae blooms

Donnelly Welcomes Federal Grant to Help Centerstone Program for Homeless Veterans in Eastern and...

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly welcomed an announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarding Centerstone of Indiana Inc., a federal grant to support its program for veterans and other individuals who experience homelessness with mental health care services and housing placement. Centerstone will receive a $1.2 million grant through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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ROKITA STATEMENT ON JOHN GREGG INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

Indiana gubernatorial candidate John Gregg released his infrastructure plan for Indiana, proposing a raid on the Next Generation Trust Fund to fund new projects. As the Hoosier majority Member on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement in response to Mr. Gregg’s proposal

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VISCLOSKY TESTIFIES BEFORE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEES ON FY 2020 PRIORITIES

This week, Congressman Visclosky testified before four House Appropriations Subcommittees on priorities for Northwest Indiana in Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations bills.