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Rep. Higgins announces nearly $20 million in emergency funding for Western New York communities

Rep. Higgins announces over $68 million for Western New York colleges; half to student aid
Posted at 9:38 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 09:38:30-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Rep. Brian Higgins (N.Y.-26) announced on Friday that Western New York will receive $19.939 million in federal emergency funding to fight coronavirus.

The congressman said Western New York will receive this funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Rep. Higgins says $13.76 million would come from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

"These allocations allow for community-driven decision making on how federal resources can be best utilized to help our neighbors and neighborhoods during this public health emergency," said Rep. Higgins.

Here's how the money is broken down


CDBG20-COVID Recovery

ESG20-COVID Recovery


Amherst Town








Cheektowaga Town




Hamburg Town




Niagara Falls




Tonawanda Town




Erie County