Congressman McGovern on Governor Patrick's announced steps to preserve SNAP benefits for 163,000 MA househoulds

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today announced steps to preserve Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for approximately 163,000 households in Massachusetts and avoid the loss of approximately $142 million in SNAP benefits set to be cut under the recently enacted federal Farm Bill. "Government's role is to help people help…

U.S. Rep. McGovern leads bipartisan call to President for full LIHEAP funding in 2015 budget

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U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern today led a bipartisan effort of nearly 125 members of the U.S. House in calling on President Obama to “prioritize the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)” in the President’s 2015 budget proposal “by including no less than $4.7 billion for this program that provides critical support to our most vulnerable citizens.

Massachusetts Delegation announces $8.3 million federal grant for marathon bombing victims

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The Massachusetts Delegation today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded Massachusetts an Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim grant for $8,355,648 to cover expenses as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013.

Congressman McGovern announces $188,000 grant to combat teen substance abuse

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The Franklin Regional Council of Governments has been awarded more than $188,000 for teen substance abuse programs.