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Congressman Fattah Announces $2.4 Million in HUD, NSF Grants for Pennsylvania's Second District

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SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that the City of Philadelphia has been awarded more than $1.1 million in grant funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing and support services to homeless individuals and families. 

Three separate projects were selected to receive funding: Bridge Hope ($423,646), The Lofts at 2601 ($352,323), and a Dedicating Opportunities to End Homelessness (DOEH) 2014 Chronic Homelessness Project ($339,120). The grants are part of HUD's Continuum of Care Program, a set of three competitively-awarded grant initiatives that comprehensively address homelessness in communities through street outreach, permanent and transitional housing, and services like job training, counseling, and health care.

"Our community is working aggressively to break the cycle of homelessness, and move individuals into safe and affordable housing," Congressman Fattah said. "These grants will enable this work to happen more quickly, more effectively, and to ultimately put more individuals and families on a path to self-sufficiency."

Fattah also announced three individual National Science Foundation (NSF) research grants to universities in his Philadelphia district: Drexel University ($388,798), the University of Pennsylvania ($485,840), and Temple University ($488,177). Together, the schools received more than $1.3 million in funding to support science research in ocean and atmospheric science, statistics, and chemical catalysis. As Ranking Member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, Fattah oversees funding for NSF.

For additional information on individual projects via the NSF Award Abstracts database, please visit:

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