Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Congresswoman Wilson Announces $1.7 Million in Federal Grants to City of Miami Gardens and Care Resource Community Health Center in Miami

Jun 26, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) announced a $1,250,000 COPS Hiring Program grant to the City of Miami Gardens, and a $487,500 Affordable Care Act (ACA) grant to the Care Resource Community Health Center in Miami.

According to Attorney General Eric Holder, all of the newly hired law enforcement officers through the 2012 COPS Hiring Program will be military veterans who have served at least 180 days in the U.S. armed forces since September 11, 2001.

“These grants could not have gone to two more deserving entities,” said Congresswoman Wilson. “Miami Gardens’ COPS grant will not only help make its streets safer – it will also support the hiring of veterans. As a lifelong veterans advocate, I commend President Obama for his unwavering support of veterans in Miami Gardens and throughout the nation.”  

“Also, I am pleased to announce that Care Resource, the largest HIV/AIDS service organization in South Florida, through the ACA grant, will be able to serve more members of our community who are living with HIV/AIDS,” Congresswoman Wilson said.

The grants were made through the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services.


Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term Congresswoman representing the 17th District of Florida, including Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward Counties. She is a former state legislator and school principal and the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.