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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Promise Zone

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August 21, 2019 Press Release
Hartford, CT – on Monday, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) joined representatives from Hartford Communities that Care, YWCA Hartford Region, Mothers United Against Violence and members of the Greater Hartford Youth Leadership Academy to announce $694,421 in federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds awarded to the YWCA. The grant will help the Hartford Crisis Response Team/Hospital Based Violence Intervention Program address violent crime in Hartford and its consequences.
November 7, 2017 Press Release
Today, the Ways and Means Committee met for the second day of the mark-up of the harmful Republican Tax Plan.
November 7, 2017 Press Release
Today, in the second day of the mark-up of the Republican tax plan in the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) fought to preserve the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) that incentivizes employers to hire people who face significant barriers to employment.
August 11, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1) and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) on Thursday for awarding a $2.8 million grant to help build a food-focused business incubator and manufacturing facility at the Swift Factory complex in North Hartford.
January 19, 2017 Press Release
Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Chris Murphy announced that the City of Hartford will receive a $249,375 Performance Partnership Pilot grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
October 14, 2016 Press Release
Hartford, CT - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced that $4.75 million in federal public safety grants for the City of Hartford.
June 29, 2016 Press Release
​WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) along with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced the City of Hartford will receive approximately $800,000 to help young adults in North Hartford’s Promise Zone who are exiting the correctional system find employment, reunite with their families, and reintegrate back into the community.
June 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.),U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Representative John Larson (CT-1), and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) applauded a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant awarded to Wholesome Wave in Bridgeport to increase access to healthy food throughout low-income communities in Hartford, Connecticut.

May 16, 2016 Press Release
Hartford, CT – Today, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sen. Chris Murphy, and Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that Hartford’s Promise Zone YES! project was selected by the White House and the Department of Labor (DOL) as one of eleven recipients of Summer Jobs and Beyond grants.
May 12, 2016 Press Release
Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) testified before the Tax Policy Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee about his proposals to support volunteer firefighters and first responders, encourage job creation in Promise Zones, and ensure companies are able to donate all of their profits to charity through foundations like Connecticut-based Newman’s Own.

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