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  • Rep. Reed Delivers Grant To Food Business Incubation Program
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $86,500 USDA Rural Development grant to provide the Finger Lakes Regional Prosperity Network in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County the needed funding to support its Food Business Incubation Program, also known as “FoodBIP.” Launched in December of 2018, this program acts as technical support for the Finger Lakes food and beverage manufacturing sector. “We care about making sure local manufacturers, including those in the food and be... Read more

  • REED SPONSORS BIPARTISAN BILL TO BOOST FINANCIAL AID FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Tom Reed co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to expand access to financial aid for technical education programs. The JOBS Act expands Pell Grant eligibility to qualifying short-term training programs to help more Americans gain access to industry recognized credentials. “Nationwide, there are currently more job openings than there are Americans who are looking for work. With employers clamoring for more qualified workers, these jobs are untapped opportunities,” Tom said.... Read more

  • Rep. Reed Delivers USDA Grants To Tioga County
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $38,563 USDA Rural Development grant to provide Tioga County with funding to create an action plan for the Tioga County Workforce Development Pipeline Strategy. The plan will be completed by Tioga County Economic Development and Planning. It will help find ways to meet the workforce needs of local employers and employers in contiguous counties and position these communities for paced renewal and economic sustainability. Reed also announced a $58,200 USDA Rural De... Read more

  • Rep. Reed Delivers Grant To Children’s Safety Village
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $70,107.62 grant to provide the Children’s Safety Village in Chautauqua County with funding to enrich their fire safety education program. The grant will be used to provide programming to teach youth how to react to a fire and other related issues. “We care about ensuring the safety our children from the dangers of fire and make sure they know how to respond to these types of emergencies,” Tom said. “This grant also provides funding to help keep our constituents ... Read more

  • REED DISCUSSES POLAND TRIP, IMPORTANCE OF POLISH INVESTMENT IN NY-23
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed discussed a trip to Poland he took earlier this week to discuss U.S. and Poland business investment. “Western New York has a rich Polish heritage, and we were proud to meet with the Polish Prime Minister and President about important national security and domestic issues,” Tom said. “Poland also recently agreed to purchase F-35 fighter jets – with many of the parts made right in Owego, New York. This partnership is not only good news for our local manufacturing base, but als... Read more

  • REED DELIVERS 395K GRANT FOR RURAL BROADBAND
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $395,000 grant to the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board for the Southwest New York Wireless Broadband project. The project will provide 25 Mbps internet service to 2,300 household and 206 businesses currently without access to broadband internet in the Southern Tier. “We care about ensuring our friends and neighbors have reliable access to broadband internet,” Tom said. “The funds delivered with this grant will purchase and install fixed ... Read more

  • Reed Delivers Grant To Penn Yan Fire Department
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $210,285.71 grant to provide the Penn Yan Fire Department with funding to enrich their members’ health and safety. The grant will be used to provide several breathing apparatus units. “We care about ensuring the safety of our firefighters and want to make sure they can do their jobs safely,” Tom said. “This grant provides funding to help keep these first responders safe and will allow them to operate effectively. We will continue to support our first responders i... Read more

  • Larson, Reed Welcome GAO Recommendations to Strengthen Social Security’s Representative Payee Program
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee John B. Larson (CT-01) and Ranking Member Tom Reed (NY-23) issued the following joint statement on the release of a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), “Social Security Benefits: SSA Needs to Improve Oversight of Organizations that Manage Money for Vulnerable Beneficiaries”: “The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) representative payee program helps approximately 8 million Social Security beneficiaries, i... Read more

  • Rep. Reed Visits Innovative JPS Success Academy
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Tom Reed visited the new Jamestown Public Schools Success Academy, an alternative school to help students succeed in an academic setting. Students are voluntarily involved in the academy and the school provides a less hectic atmosphere than other school settings. During the visit, Tom toured the facility, met with students and visited with staff. He also met with building administrators and Superintendent Bret Apthorpe for a short presentation on the mission of the academy and the data behi... Read more

  • Rep. Reed Delivers Grant To Alfred Station Fire Company
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $38,855 grant to provide the Alfred Station Fire Company with funding to enrich recruitment and information efforts. The grant will be used to provide an electronic sign to inform the community of company events and programs – including recruitment and outreach programs. “We care about ensuring our fire stations are fully staffed,” Tom said. “This grant provides funding to help the Alfred Station Fire Company inform the public of recruitment opportunities and oth... Read more

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