Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Congresswoman Wilson Announces $148,769 Grant for Haitian Heritage Museum

Jul 31, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) announced a $148,769 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant to the Haitian Heritage Museum (HHM), which will be matched by $264,226 – 1.77 times the amount of federal investment.

“As the representative for one of the largest Haitian-populated districts in Congress, I am very pleased that the Haitian Heritage Museum was awarded the African American History and Culture Grant,” said Congresswoman Wilson. “It will bolster their efforts to educate our community about Haitian culture and the countless contributions that Haitian-Americans have made to our nation. The grant will support several strategic undertakings by HHM, including maximizing accessibility, hiring of key personnel and engaging college students.”

“This is an excellent example of how public dollars can attract private investment. I commend the Haitian Heritage Museum for their outstanding work to provide our nation a window into Haitian culture,” Congresswoman Wilson said.


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U.S. Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term Congresswoman from Florida representing parts of Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.

 

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