Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro announced in December that $6.35 million would be allotted for Connecticut-specific projects in the Labor Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Conference Report.

The report included $650,000 for Connecticut Hospice, $800,000 for Yale’s National Center for Children Exposed to Violence, and $130,000 for statewide asthma tracking. The report also gave $650,000 for the UCONN/Yale Urban Health Initiative, which works to reduce illness through health promotion education and community health care.

“This year’s health, education and labor spending bill will provide a needed boost to a number of local organizations that help make our community stronger,” DeLauro said. “By making strong commitments in the areas of education and health care, all our communities are strengthened.”

DeLauro, a Democrat, is a member of the Appropriations Committee, serving on both the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education and Agriculture subcommittees.

–Yale Daily News