Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Children and Families

It is important to provide all children and families access to a quality, affordable education and healthcare to help them secure a prosperous future. As a member of Congress, I have championed for legislation that makes it easier for Americans to balance work and family responsibilities, expands support for foster youth care, and serves the needs of children with special behavioral health needs and/or medical disabilities. I also firmly believe that assisting families in their pursuit of higher education is critical for our nation’s growth and success.

More on Children and Families

February 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

St. Jude will receive $163,068 from the Department’s Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program. UTHSC will receive $512,419 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for research on neonatal urinary tract obstructions.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

February 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today received the Tennessee Alzheimer’s Leader Award for his leadership in supporting Tennessee families facing the disease. The award was presented by members of the Tennessee chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in his Memphis district office. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

January 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that three artistic projects in Memphis will be receiving a total of $35,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). 

January 14, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that 27 local Memphis homelessness assistance programs will be receiving a total of $6.6 million in “continuum of care” grants to serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Last year, there was a 2.7 percent increase in homelessness nationally, with 567,715 people counted as homeless on a single night. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

December 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that two Head Start programs in Memphis will be receiving major grants from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Head Start. The Shelby County Board of Education will receive $12,163,727 and Porter-Leath will receive $1,185,656 to further their work in early childhood development. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

December 17, 2019 Press Release

  

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Memphis will be receiving a Choice Neighborhoods Supplemental Grant of $4 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

 Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

 “I was proud to be a part of the dedication ceremonies at Foote Park in September and am pleased to announce this supplemental grant to expand on the major improvements to a historic Memphis neighborhood.”  

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December 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for one of two comprehensive spending measures funding federal government programs through the end of fiscal year in September 2020. Both measures passed the House, averting another government shutdown. The measure the Congressman supported provides a record high level of spending on the National Institutes of Health, Child Care and Community Development Block Grants, Head Start, Title 1 Education, and Food for Peace. 

December 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will each be receiving a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to continue their critical research. St. Jude will receive $376,950 for its work on chromatin modifiers from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. UTHSC will receive $495,854 for its work on metabolism and diabetes from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

December 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will receive a $695,409 grant from the National Cancer Institute for cancer research.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’m pleased to announce that St. Jude will receive this important funding to continue its research into childhood cancers at the nation’s premier childhood cancer research hospital. This critical funding will permit St. Jude to make new discoveries, improve therapies, and support the hospital’s dedicated employees.”