Congressman Michael R. Turner today announced that $1 million has been appropriated for regional priorities in the House-passed FY 2010 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.
Congressman Michael R. Turner today announced that $1 million has been appropriated for regional priorities in the House-passed FY 2010 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The bill passed the House Thursday evening.
Congressman Turner secured $860,000 for the Improved Solutions for Urban Systems (ISUS) 21 Century Jobs for Disengaged Youth. ISUS’ goal is to counter the high school dropout rate in the Dayton region and better prepare youth for work in high-demand industries. ISUS provides education and job training programs for youth ages 16-22, many of whom are returning high school dropouts. The funding will support ISUS training of youth and teenagers interested in 21st Century careers, such as ‘green jobs.’
“The Improved Solutions for Urban Systems program offers a unique model working to keep youth engaged and prepare them for future careers,” Rep. Turner said. “Ann Higdon and her staff work hard to encourage students to avoid many of the temptations that can stray students off track in pursuing a fulfilling future career.”
“This funding is invaluable as ISUS helps deserving young adults to recover from their mistakes by completing high school and preparing for college and the workforce,” said Ann Higdon, president and founder of Improved Solutions of Urban Systems. “ISUS students make contributions such as, green-building affordable homes, refurbishing computers, operating an advanced manufacturing facility and volunteering in hospitals and nursing homes.”
Congressman Turner also secured $140,000 for the Wilmington Police Department. This funding will be used to replace and update equipment for the police department to increase public safety.
“It is critical for police and first responders to have the equipment necessary to ensure public safety for Wilmington residents,” Rep. Turner said. “This funding will provide the Wilmington Police with updated technology to better serve the community.”
“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to use technology to do more with less,” Wilmington Police Chief Michael Hatten said. “The addition of mobile data to our cruisers should allow our officers to be safer while doing a better job for the citizens.”
The FY 2010 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill must also pass the Senate before it can be sent to the President.