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McCollum Announces Federal Grant Expected to Create 40 Jobs in St. Paul

September 22, 2016
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today announced a federal grant to the Hmong American Partnership (HAP) that will help create 40 jobs on the East Side of St. Paul. Congresswoman McCollum advocated for the $800,000 in federal funding, including writing to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in April to support the proposal.

“This federal grant will create jobs, grow our economy, and help Fourth District families secure their economic future,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “I am proud to have been a strong advocate for this grant and I am excited to see the positive change it will bring over the next three years.”

The $800,000 grant, from the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Community Services within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will allow HAP Transportation to expand its social enterprise bus transportation business and create 40 jobs for low-income residents of the East Side and Frogtown neighborhoods of St. Paul over the next three years.