RELEASE: Gottheimer Announces 2023 Grant “Claw Back” Summit for Jersey

Helping municipalities, first responders, and local organizations claw back more federal tax dollars to our communities — Boosting New Jersey’s Return on Investment

Feb 08, 2023


Today, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) will be hosting a Grant “Claw Back” Summit this Friday, February 10, 2023, from 9AM to 5PM, for municipalities, local officials, first responders, local organizations, and residents looking to claw more federal investment back to their communities.

Anyone interested in attending or tuning into Gottheimer’s Grant “Claw Back” Summit can join at Bergen Community College’s Moses Conference Center in Paramus or watch the live-stream on Gottheimer’s Facebook. For more details and to RSVP for the Summit, please contact Gottheimer at or Gottheimer’s Director of Return on Investment at or (201) 389-1100.

Gottheimer’s Grant “Claw Back” Summit will feature presentations from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program, the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant, the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and their Rural Development grant program, the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) 1033 Program, the General Services Administration (GSA), and more.

Summit attendees will learn more about navigating the federal grant process — from pre-application screenings to obtaining letters of support, cutting through red tape, and questions about any applications or federal grant investment.

“I’ve made it a priority to claw more of the federal tax dollars we send to Washington back to New Jersey’s Fifth District, instead of it going to the Moocher States. I want our elected officials, local leaders, first responders, local organizations, and residents to be able to learn how to claw more federal tax dollars back to their communities,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “Working together, since 2017, the Fifth District is now up more than 357 percent in grants, resources, and federal dollars we’ve clawed back from Washington. This federal investment helps to lower our local property taxes, make our communities safer, and make life more affordable. We all need to work together to ensure we’re getting the strongest return on investment.”

Specifically for New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District, Gottheimer has helped claw back 357% more federal tax dollars back from Washington and the Moocher States since taking office. For 2021 alone, the federal tax dollars clawed back amount to an average savings of more than $750 for each household in the Fifth District.

More information on the Grant “Claw Back” Summit’s schedule can be found here.

Grant “Claw Back” Summit tentative program — 9AM to 5PM, Friday, February 10, 2023:

9:30-10:00 AM: Opening with Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Bergen Community College, and New Jersey state officials.

10:00-10:45 AM: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grants Presentation.

11:00-11:45 AM: COPS Grant Presentation.

12:00-1:00 PM: Break.

1:00-1:45 PM: FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Presentation.

2:00-2:45 PM: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Presentation.

3:00-3:45 PM: Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) 1033 Program Presentation.

4:00-4:45 PM: Success Stories & Closing.


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