The legislation authorizes $13.06 billion over five years for passenger rail – more than $2.6 billion annually for Amtrak, intercity passenger rail, and high speed rail programs, which is almost double what the U.S. is currently spending.
With this funding, the University of Memphis will support the Operation Safe Community project, a crime abatement initiative developed by the top government and law enforcement leaders from across Shelby County in partnership with private sector and community leaders.
“I am very pleased to announce this nearly half-million dollar award for Crichton College,” said Congressman Cohen. “Crichton plans to strengthen its ability to produce highly qualified urban educators for Memphis by improving the credentials and resources of its teacher education program, and this federal support will go a long way toward helping them realize their goal.”
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), a division of HHS, awarded the new grant as part of the Child Abuse and Neglect Projects funding program. The ACYF develops and implements research, demonstration and evaluation strategies for the discretionary funding of activities designed to improve and enrich the lives of children and youth and to strengthen families.