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  • IRS says Those experiencing Homelessness can get Economic Impact Payments and other Tax Benefits

    IRS says Those experiencing Homelessness can get Economic Impact Payments and other Tax Benefits

    IRS says Those experiencing Homelessness can get Economic Impact Payments and other Tax Benefits; Permanent Address Not Required | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release dated: April 15, 2021) Washington - - The Internal Revenue Service today continued an ongoing effort to help those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic by reminding people who don't have a permanent address or a bank account that they may still qualify for Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits. While Economic Impact Payments continue to be made automatically to most people, the IRS can't issue a payment to eligible Americans when information about them isn't available in the tax agency's systems. To help people experiencing homelessness, the rural poor and other historically under-served groups, the IRS urges community groups, employers and others to share information about Economic Impact Payments and help more eligi
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  • U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees

    U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees

    U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: April 9, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced more political appointees that will lead various parts of the agency. These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the agency, and work to quickly advance key education priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration.

    Levi Bohanan, Special Assistant, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Levi Bohanan previously served in the Obama administration at the U.S. Department of Education, where he worked in the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs and the Office of the Secretary. Most recently, he served as a policy entrepreneur at Next100, a progressive public policy think tank created by the next generation of policy leaders, where he focused on ea
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  • FDA Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Monoclonal Antibody Bamlanivimab

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Monoclonal Antibody Bamlanivimab | site |



    FDA says "Alternative monoclonal antibody therapies authorized to treat patients with COVID-19 remain available"


    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] press release dated: April 16, 2021)

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab, when administered alone, to be used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and certain pediatric patients. Based on its ongoing analysis of emerging scientific data, specifically the sustained increase of SARS-CoV-2 viral variants that are resistant to bamlanivimab alone resulting in the increased risk for treatment failure, the FDA has determined that the known and potential
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  • FDA Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Monoclonal Antibody Bamlanivimab

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Monoclonal Antibody Bamlanivimab | site |



    FDA says "Alternative monoclonal antibody therapies authorized to treat patients with COVID-19 remain available"


    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] press release dated: April 16, 2021)

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab, when administered alone, to be used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and certain pediatric patients. Based on its ongoing analysis of emerging scientific data, specifically the sustained increase of SARS-CoV-2 viral variants that are resistant to bamlanivimab alone resulting in the increased risk for treatment failure, the FDA has determined that the known and potential
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces 5 Billion Dollars to Increase Affordable Housing to address Homelessness

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $5 Billion to Increase Affordable Housing to address Homelessness | site |


    Secretary Fudge: “With this strong funding, communities across the country will have the resources needed to get people housed and keep people home”


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: April 8, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the allocation of nearly $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to help communities across the country create affordable housing and services for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Secretary Fudge made the announcement during a Zoom call with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin. The supplemental funding is allocated through the HOME Invest...
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  • OPM Launches Federal Workforce Competency Initiative (FWCI) to Build Stronger Federal Workforce Capability

    OPM Launches Federal Workforce Competency Initiative (FWCI) to Build Stronger Federal Workforce Capability

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Launches Federal Workforce Competency Initiative (FWCI) to Build Stronger Federal Workforce Capability | site |


    Phase One Survey Will Cover More Than 350 Occupational Series


    (Information contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management press release dated: April 9, 2021) Washington, D.C. - - This month, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is launching the Federal Workforce Competency Initiative (FWCI) to update governmentwide competency models. With the goal of strengthening the federal workforce, the initiative will provide current data for a wide variety of human capital activities, including job design, recruitment, selection, performance management, training, and career development. “The FWCI is an opportunity for OPM to work together with agencies to identify the competencies most important for success,” said OPM Acting Director Kathleen McGettigan. “It will contribute critical data needed to...
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  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Yellen on the President’s FY22 Discretionary Funding Request

    Statement by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Yellen on the President’s FY22 Discretionary Funding Request

    Statement by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Yellen on the President’s FY22 Discretionary Funding Request | site |



    President Outlines Proposals to Support Fairness and Equity in Our Tax System, Invest in Communities and Small Businesses, and Safeguard the U.S. Financial System from Illicit Actors


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: April 9, 2021)


    Washington - - The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s priorities for fiscal year 2022 discretionary spending. The funding request invests in the core foundations of our country’s strength and advances key Treasury Department priorities, including ensuring that all Americans are treated fairly by our tax system, expanding programs that offer loans to start-ups and small businesses to promote affordable housing and community revitalization projects, and closing loopholes that allow illicit actors to...
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  • U.S. Department of Education Releases - - - COVID-19 Handbook, Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students' Needs" - - -

    U.S. Department of Education Releases "COVID-19 Handbook, Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students' Needs" | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department Education press release dated: April 9, 2021)

    Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released the COVID-19 Handbook, Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students' Needs to provide additional strategies for safely reopening all of America's schools and to promote educational equity by addressing opportunity gaps that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

    Building off of Volume 1: Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools, which focused on health and safety measures that schools can use to successfully implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) K-12 Operational Strategy, Volume 2 of the Handbook focuses on research-based strategies to address the social, emotional,
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  • CDC Awards 3 Billion Dollars to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

    CDC Awards 3 Billion Dollars to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards $3 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs | site |



    CDC says Funding can be used for innovative partnerships with community-based organizations to increase vaccine uptake, including in underserved populations


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press release dated: April 6, 2021)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded funding to support local efforts to increase vaccine uptake by expanding COVID-19 vaccine programs and ensuring greater equity and access to vaccine by those disproportionately affected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The awards are part of $3 billion in funding that CDC has granted to 64 jurisdictions to bolster broad-based vaccine distribution, access, and administration efforts. The funding was made available by the American Rescue Plan and the Coronavirus Response an...
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  • Veterans Affairs Research reveals Link between Financial Strains and Risk of Homelessness

    Veterans Affairs Research reveals Link between Financial Strains and Risk of Homelessness

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Research reveals Link between Financial Strains and Risk of Homelessness | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: April 6, 2021)

    Washington - - Research findings from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) study reveal that issues related to financial strain are significant risk factors for becoming homeless and highlight the need to focus on financial well-being to help prevent homelessness among Veterans.

    The study, led by VA’s National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans (the Center), was published in the March edition of Medical Care. “The study revealed that four types of financial strain — debt, unemployment, lower income and financial crises — increased the risk of future homelessness,” said the Center’s Lead Researcher Eric Elbogen, Ph.D. “Focusing on financial well-being as a whole as part of homeless prevention efforts at
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