Rep. Watson Coleman Secures $100,000 in Federal Funding for Sister2Sister, Inc.
Yesterday, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) visited Sister2Sister, Inc., a community nonprofit in Somerset, N.J. dedicated to supporting minority and underserved breast cancer survivors. As part of the fiscal year 2022 federal government funding bill, the Congresswoman secured $100,000 for Sister2Sister to renovate its facilities.
“As a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I play an important role in deciding where and how the federal government spends its money. As the only appropriator from the New Jersey congressional delegation, I want to make sure that New Jerseyans’ tax dollars come right back to their home state,” said Watson Coleman.
“By catering specifically to the needs of breast cancer survivors in disadvantaged communities — especially Black women — Sister2Sister, Inc. is tackling racial health disparities head-on. As a cancer survivor myself, their mission is personal to me. It is an honor and a privilege to lift up organizations like theirs,” Watson Coleman continued.
The funding for Sister2Sister comes in addition to approximately $7 million in federal funding for nine other projects across New Jersey’s 12th District. These projects range from youth development programs to infrastructure restoration.