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April 6, 1989 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bensalem Township will use a federal grant of $423,000 to fund housing renovations, economic development and programs for senior citizens, children and the disabled, said William Cmorey, director of community development. In addition, the township will launch a program in which it will buy a single-family house, renovate it and either sell or lease it to a low-income family. The township has set aside $50,000 of the grant for the purchase and repairs. The township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the allocations at a meeting Monday night.
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July 24, 1995 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Housing Authority is escalating its war against drugs with the help of a $5.2 million federal grant for its Drug Elimination Program. Half of the Housing and Urban Development Department grant will be used to beef up the PHA police force and its anti-drug crusade, said PHA Executive Director John F. White Jr. The remaining $2.6 million will be used to broaden health and early-intervention programs for public-housing residents and their children. The early-intervention programs include: Future Investment Centers.
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January 14, 2011 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Collingswood will be able to rehire three laid-off firefighters after being awarded a federal grant for almost $400,000, the office of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.) announced Thursday. The Camden County borough let three firefighters go last spring, part of a statewide trend of cities and towns trimming their fire and police ranks. The grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund the firefighters for two years, after which the suburb of 14,000 residents will have to pick up the cost, Lautenberg's office said.
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October 5, 2010 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Staff Writer
A new federal grant to the Camden Police Department will help the cash-strapped city retain some officers, but its financial woes are so great that the aid may do little to alleviate imminent layoffs. Officials held a news conference Monday in Whitman Park, one of Camden's most violent neighborhoods, to announce the retention of 19 officers over three years, thanks to a $4.38 million Department of Justice grant. But the department still faces a $13.6 million deficit for the current fiscal year, which began in July.
NEWS
October 21, 2011
The Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid Atlantic Region, the Northeast Philadelphia training facility developed by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 21, received a $5.5 million U.S. Department of Labor grant, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) and U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (D., Montgomery) announced Friday at the facility. The grant is expected to provide free training and certification in OSHA 10, Green Advantage, and first aid for 2,000 students at eight locations - one in Camden County, one in Delaware and six in Pennsylvania, including the Northeast Philadelphia facility.
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July 5, 2010 | By Vernon Clark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia will receive a $6.4 million federal grant to create or enhance 77 public computer centers in some of the most needy parts of the city, including North, West and South Philadelphia, officials said Friday. President Obama announced the grant Saturday as part of a $795 million investment in 66 new broadband projects nationwide under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grant is expected to generate 91 full- and part-time jobs in the city, officials said.
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May 9, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
A proposal to build an offshore wind farm about three miles east of Atlantic City could be back in the race to become the nation's first. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that the New Jersey project would receive up to $47 million in funding over the next four years - a quarter of the $188 million plan. Financial feasibility had been the main issue when, in March, the state Board of Public Utilities rejected the plan. Fishermen's Energy asked for a reconsideration, which was rejected in late April.
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June 29, 2007 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER SENIOR WRITER
The School District of Philadelphia will receive an immediate injection of $4.8 million from the federal government to help expand the district's Project U-Turn for older at-risk students. The 15-month grant from the U.S. Department of Labor was announced yesterday by Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.), who helped secure it in a supplemental appropriations bill. Officials said that the grant, which was twice as large as Philadelphia had sought, will allow the district to work with an additional 1,200 young people.
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June 20, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia area will get $12.8 million in federal funding that was sought to help renovate an aging SEPTA power substation and repair 11 highway and railroad bridges. The grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation were announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and U.S. Reps. Allyson Y. Schwartz and Chaka Fattah, all Pennsylvania Democrats. The Wayne Junction power substation provides electricity to operate half of SEPTA's Regional Rail system, and the 1920s-vintage facility has been a source of frequent failures in recent years.
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February 14, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's biggest hurdle in securing the 2016 Democratic National Convention was convincing the selection committee it could come up with the money, organizers said. Now that the gig belongs to the city, it comes with an $84 million fund-raising challenge. Amid celebration Thursday were promises Philadelphia can bring in the money, even with a concurrent fund-raising push to raise $45 million for Pope Francis' visit in September. Mayor Nutter said the plan was to rely on federal and private dollars and use no city funds for the weeklong political fest.
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January 22, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the crack of metal against wood, and a rumble that briefly shook the sidewalk, the ornate molding that pointed skyward from the roof of the Louis Street house disappeared Tuesday morning into the jaws of an excavator's bucket. Within an hour, most of the building was on the street in a pile of bricks and debris, soon to be hauled away. The long-vacant house at 1510 Louis in Camden's Whitman Park neighborhood, one of many that officials say have harbored crime over the years, was gone by Tuesday afternoon.
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October 16, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of Camden high school seniors will have the opportunity to complete a medical apprenticeship and training program with the hope of landing jobs in the city's growing health-care field. Ten to 15 seniors will be selected in December to participate in a paid apprenticeship at an area health-care organization and then go on to a training program to get officially certified as a medical assistant. The program is the first launched by the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden board of governors, created in April.
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May 9, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
A proposal to build an offshore wind farm about three miles east of Atlantic City could be back in the race to become the nation's first. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that the New Jersey project would receive up to $47 million in funding over the next four years - a quarter of the $188 million plan. Financial feasibility had been the main issue when, in March, the state Board of Public Utilities rejected the plan. Fishermen's Energy asked for a reconsideration, which was rejected in late April.
NEWS
November 16, 2013 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAMDEN A $5 million federal grant will fund a training program to prepare current and aspiring principals for leadership roles in some of New Jersey's most challenging schools. The Camden City School District said it would use the five-year grant to launch Camden Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools (CamdenPLUS), a program that selects and prepares principals to lead in local district and charter schools. The program, run through TNTP, a national nonprofit founded by teachers, already was launched in Philadelphia with the purpose of placing leaders in the schools to give them experience managing issues confronting low-income communities before their first day on the job. Philadelphia has 13 participants in its first year.
NEWS
September 6, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Bucks), surrounded by SEPTA officials, announced Wednesday a $10 million federal grant to add a third track to a commuter-rail and freight corridor in southeastern Bucks County. The six-mile stretch of track, to be laid between the Yardley and Woodbourne stations along SEPTA's West Trenton Line, will decongest the route, officials said. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2015, said Jeffrey Knueppel, SEPTA's deputy general manager. The federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant, from the U.S. Department of Transportation, represents about a quarter of the project cost, which is expected to be around $38 million, officials said.
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July 29, 2013 | By Curtis Skinner, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carmen Mendez, 62, rarely went without health insurance over 25 years as a child care worker in the city. But after starting a new job in early 2012, she missed the company's open enrollment period and her coverage lapsed. And before she could get enrolled, she fell ill with colon cancer. "I've always had insurance. This is the first time I don't," Mendez said. "I'm worried and anxious every single day. " Uninsured and sick, Mendez sought help at Esperanza Health Center, where they secured charity care for her at Temple University Hospital for surgery and chemotherapy.
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June 28, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Beating out a challenger, the Family Planning Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania has won renewal of the federal grant that has been its lifeblood for 42 years. Melissa Weiler Gerber, the council's executive director, announced the three-year, $15.7 million award in an e-mail to the 26 hospitals, health centers, and clinics that will use the money to provide birth control, STD tests, and breast exams. "We are honored to be able to continue our work together through this lifesaving, life-changing program that has been a cornerstone of the Family Planning Council's reproductive and sexual health work for over 40 years," Gerber wrote.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
  A new marina will finally be built along the Delaware River in Bristol Borough, after it was announced Tuesday that the borough will receive a $1.5 million federal grant to cap off the funding needed for the $2.5 million project. For nearly a decade, local residents and politicians have hoped to construct a marina in the river to complement the borough's waterfront park and trail, which are only a few hundred feet from the borough's main stretch of shops and restaurants. But officials had not been able to find ways to fully fund the project until this federal grant was awarded.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2013
New Jersey employers who hire and train former pharmaceutical workers can receive training grants of up to $14,000 per worker over six months, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced Monday. Employers from all industries can participate, but the program will only cover former employees from approved locations of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hoffman-La Roche, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., and Pfizer. The state received the federal grant that underwrites this program in October 2010.
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