Utica's Municpal Housing Authority and the City of Utica Section 8 Housing Program will be getting a combined $115,000 in federal funds.

The funding comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The money will used to provide education and job training to help those participating in HUD's housing voucher program and living in public housing gain marketable job skills.

The Utica MHA will get $69,000 and the Section 8 Program will receive $46,000.

The funding was announced by Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

“We are very pleased to receive this award. It will allow us to continue to help out families in need. The City of Utica is diversified with a large immigrant and refugee population and this program works,” said Robert Calli, Executive Director of the Utica Municipal Housing Authority. “We would like to thank Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for their help in securing this grant and the City of Utica for their support.”