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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas


Apr 9, 2009
Press Release

Funding allocated by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; Congresswoman Johnson only Member of Congress from North Texas to vote for legislation

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Dallas, Collin and Denton Counties will receive $1,028,893 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  The funds are for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), and were allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the economic recovery package that Congress passed and President Obama signed in February.

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program is designed to assist people who are hungry, homeless or in economic crisis.  EFSP funds can be used for mass shelter, mass feeding, food distribution through food pantries and food banks, one-month assistance with rent, mortgage and utility payments to prevent evictions and transition assistance from shelters to stable living conditions.

“I am pleased to announce that economic recovery funds continue to make their way to the 30th District,” Congresswoman Johnson said.  “While we get our economy back on track, it is crucial that we support those members of our community who need help.  This funding will aid that effort.”

The money allocated to Dallas, Collin and Denton Counties was a portion of the $6,152,075 allocated to all counties in Texas.

U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.