Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) announced new federal grants for local priorities. The grants will help homeless veterans find a place to live, provide advanced training for nurses, fund allergy and immunity research, and assist Broward County firefighters in safety and operations.
“These grants will help save lives, advance medical progress, and fulfill a promise we owe our veterans,” Frankel said.
Frankel announced the following federal grants:
Local housing authorities were awarded vouchers to provide rental assistance, case management, and supportive services to homeless veterans. These vouchers are operated by a joint VA-Department of Housing and Urban Development program. The West Palm Beach housing authority received $189,300 and the Fort Lauderdale housing authority received $171,864. There are over 400 homeless veterans between the two counties.
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) was granted $683,661 by the Department of Health and Human Services to help provide advanced clinical training for registered nurses in South Florida.
FAU also received $459,580 from the National Institutes of Health for allergy and immunity research – money that will help develop an innovative technology to count immune system cells.
Broward County Fire Rescue received $416,538 from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters program for improvements in safety and operations.