Earlier this week, Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) announced two significant grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Southern Tier, totaling $33,518,559.
Corning Incorporated has been awarded a grant of $29,838,136 for their project focused on the sustainment of critical production of advanced, high-quality pharmaceutical glass tubing and vials. This funding will enable Corning to create and maintain industrial base capabilities essential for national defense as part of our nation’s Infectious Disease Surveillance Networks.
Additionally, the Economic Opportunity Program in Elmira will receive $3,680,423 to further its Head Start program. This funding will enable them to expand their efforts in providing high-quality early childhood education and comprehensive services to children and families in need, setting them on a path toward success and opportunity.
“By investing in local manufacturing and educational programs, we are strengthening the well-being of our communities and the future of the Southern Tier,” said Rep. Langworthy. “This funding will continue the local manufacturing of essential components for national infectious disease monitoring and will expand access to high-quality early childhood education, ensuring that children and families have the support they need to thrive.”
The grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services demonstrate their commitment to supporting innovative projects that improve public health and promote community well-being. These initiatives align with the overarching mission of HHS to enhance the health and welfare of all Americans.