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Sep 9, 2015

Payne Announces $250K in Drug-Free Communities Grants to Orange, Rahway

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced the awarding of $250,000 in Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program continuation grants to community coalitions in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District. Administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use.

Sep 8, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Sires, PANYNJ Announce $256M in PATH Sandy Relief Grants

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), along with U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and U.S. Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08), today joined Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Executive Director Patrick Foye to announce $255,529,424 in federal grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to repair damage sustained by the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail system during Superstorm Sandy.

Sep 3, 2015

Payne, Pascrell, Sires Decry Lack of Necessary Federal Resources For ACA Enrollment in Northern New Jersey

Today, Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) was joined by Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and Albio Sires (NJ-08) in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell to shift federal resources to help residents in northern New Jersey enroll in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Sep 3, 2015

Payne, Jr. Discusses Importance of Health Equity at Newark Roundtable

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today delivered welcoming remarks and participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Health Equity Leadership & Exchange Network (HELEN), Kennedy Forum, and Morehouse School of Medicine. The roundtable was entitled Intersection of Health Equity, Integrated Care, and Quality Improvement.

Aug 26, 2015

Payne, Jr., South Orange Leaders Announce $1 Million Grant for River Greenway Project

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and South Orange leaders announced that the Village has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant under the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program for its ongoing River Greenway Project, a comprehensive plan to connect the northern and southern borders of the Village with a single trail.

Aug 24, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces Export Development Award to New Jersey

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded $498,000 to the New Jersey Business Action Center through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program. The purpose of the STEP Program is to increase the number of U.S. small businesses that are exporting and increase the dollar value of small business exports.

Aug 21, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces Workforce Development Grant for Jersey City

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity Initiative) funding in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

Aug 18, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces Grant to Provide Health Services for Underserved Newark Residents

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that the City of Newark will receive a $358,333 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support critical health services to underserved residents.

Aug 13, 2015

Payne, Jr. Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Newark to Mark National Health Center Week

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) delivered opening remarks at Newark Community Health Centers, Inc.’s (NCHC) ribbon cutting ceremony to mark 2015 National Health Center Week, which recognizes the important role local health centers play in providing care to underserved communities.

Jul 28, 2015

House Passes Payne, Jr. Bill to Improve Interoperable Emergency Communications for First Responders

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, applauded U.S. House of Representatives passage of his legislation to improve interoperable communications for state and local first responders.