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Tenney Introduces Bill to Help Build, Restore Monuments

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Congresswoman Claudia Tenney has reintroduced an act to assist with the construction and maintenance of local monuments.

The Remembering Our Local Heroes Act aims to create a federal grant program to financially assist with the construction, maintenance, and restoration of local memorials that recognize the service of veterans, military, law enforcement, and firefighters.

“Our nation heroes, from veterans to police and firefighters, deserve to have their legacy remembered for generations to come,” said Congresswoman Tenney. “The Remembering Our Local Heroes Act provides communities across the country with the additional financial assistance they need to ensure these brave men and women are never forgotten. Those who serve our communities and protect our freedoms with bravery and distinction deserve our remembrance. I am honored to introduce this legislation to remember their sacrifice and service to our nation.”

If it becomes law, the act would allow local governments and nonprofits to apply for funding. There would be a limit of $100,000 for each grant and recipients would need to provide non-Federal matching funds,  equal to 50% of the amount granted for the project.

The bill would also require the Secretary of the Interior to establish the grant program within half a year of its enactment. $2 million would be allocated annually over a span of five years.

The Remembering Our Local Heroes Act is cosponsored by Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH).

“First responders, members of the military, and all those who have served our nation deserve to be honored and remembered for their service and sacrifice,” said Congressman Pappas. “The Remembering Our Local Heroes Act will help communities throughout the country build, maintain, and restore memorials honoring these courageous individuals and ensure they are never forgotten.”

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