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Reed Delivers Grant To Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County

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Elmira, NY, September 20, 2019 | comments

Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $55,000 grant to provide the Cornell Cooperative Extension with funding for the Move Forward Elmira Project. The project is an extension of the Poverty Stoplight Initiative. The funding, provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission, will allow the program to expand the program to two additional areas of the city and help develop 20 new community leaders.

“We care about the success of our community members in Elmira and beyond – this grant will help enrich the program and bring our constituents greater access to the Move Forward Elmira Project,” Tom said. “This is an important program and we applaud the work they’ve done. We look forward to even more success in the future.”

“This award will help us take what we have learned in our pilot ‘Poverty Stoplight’ project to the next level,” said Andy Fagan, Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension Chemung County. “Move Forward – Elmira will build additional community capacity through community leadership training and help empower 200 Elmira families to make plans and take steps out of poverty.”

The Appalachian Regional Commission is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments that focuses on 420 counties in the Appalachian region. For more information, visit
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