By Mike Bunge 

WASHINGTON DC – Minnesota’s U.S. Senators say they’ve secured $250,000 in funding for the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester’s Off-site Program Expansion project.

Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith say the expansion will double the number of K-12 students served by the Rochester Boys & Girls Club.

“Nonprofits like the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester offer important resources for kids to improve their academics and lead healthy lives,” says Klobuchar.  “With the resources we secured, the Boys & Girls Club will be able to fund their expansion project to meet the needs of the community.”

Both Senators say they have been actively involved in securing this federal funding for projects benefiting communities across the state through a process called “Congressionally Directed Spending” (CDS).  During the CDS process, Klobuchar and Smith say they have considered project proposals and advocated for funding in close coordination with leaders from across the state.

“Developments in community outreach are crucial for strengthening Minnesota communities,” says Smith.  “Investing in the Boys and Girls Club in Rochester will connect kids to the resources they need to lead healthy lives and are crucial to protecting the safety and future of our communities.”

Projects are expected to receive funding over the next several months.