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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Awards Approximately 3.6 Million Dollars to Whistleblower

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Awards Approximately $3.6 Million to Whistleblower | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release dated: May 12, 2021) Washington D.C., May 12, 2021 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of approximately $3.6 million to a whistleblower whose information and assistance led to a successful SEC enforcement action. “The whistleblower brought valuable information to the attention of the SEC, causing it to open a new investigation into wrongdoing,” said Emily Pasquinelli, Acting Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower. “The whistleblower further assisted the SEC by providing ongoing assistance as the Commission’s investigation progressed. This award shows the significant help a whistleblower can provide by sharing information of potential violations of the federal securities laws with the Commission.” The SEC has awarded appro...
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  • FTC Returns Nearly 60 Million Dollars to Those Suffering from Opioid Addiction Who Were Allegedly Overcharged in Suboxone Film Scheme

    Federal Trade Commission Returns Nearly $60 Million to Those Suffering from Opioid Addiction Who Were Allegedly Overcharged in Suboxone Film Scheme| site |



    FTC says funds for these payments come from the FTC’s settlements with Reckitt Benckiser Group and Indivior, Inc. who took advantage of their unique market position to scare consumers away from generic Suboxone tablets


    (Information contained in Federal Trade Commission [FTC] press release dated: May 10, 2021)

    The Federal Trade Commission is sending 51,875 payments totaling more than $59 million to consumers who were victims of an allegedly deceptive scheme by Reckitt Benckiser Group and Indivior, Inc. to thwart lower-priced generic competition with the branded drug Suboxone. The average payment

    Courtesy: Federal Trade Commission
    amount is $1,139. The payments will be mailed...
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  • U.S. Department of the Treasury Distributes 742 Million Dollars to States and Territories through Homeowner Assistance Fund

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Distributes $742 Million to States and Territories through Homeowner Assistance Fund | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 13, 2021) Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it has distributed $742 million to 42 states and 3 territories through the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF). A part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s American Rescue Plan, HAF was designed to prevent mortgage delinquencies and defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacement of homeowners experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. “Today there are over 3 million homeowners behind on mortgage payments, and the pandemic has exacerbated the country’s already severe housing affordability crisis,” said Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo. “Treasury is focused on ensuring the American economy re...
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  • U.S. Treasury says nearly 1 Million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan

    U.S. Treasury says nearly 1 Million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan | site |


    Treasury says total payments reach nearly 165 million


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 12, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing nearly 1 million payments in the ninth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

    Today’s announcement brings the total disbursed so far to approximately 165 million payments, with a total value of approximately $388 billion, since these payments began rolling out to Americans in batches as announced on March 12. The ninth batch of payments began processing on Friday, May 7, with an official payment date of May 12, with some people receiving direct payments in
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  • HUD awards 51 Million Dollars to clean up Lead Hazards in Public Housing

    HUD awards 51 Million Dollars to clean up Lead Hazards in Public Housing

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards $51 Million to Clean Up Lead Hazards in Public Housing | site |




    Funding to identify and control potentially dangerous lead in thousands of homes with young children


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 11, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $51.4 million to 25 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in 19 states to identify and reduce lead-based paint hazards in thousands of older public housing units. Provided through HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund, these grants will be targeted to public housing units currently occupied by families with young children. See funding chart below. "In order to be healthy, it’s important to have a healthy home," said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. "Protecting families with young children from lead and other hea...
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  • USDA Awards 15 Million Dollars in Grants to Expand Wood Products, Wood Energy Markets and Community Forests

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards $15 Million in Grants to Expand Wood Products, Wood Energy Markets and Community Forests | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: May 7, 2021) Washington, May 7, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today awarded more than $15 million to fund grant proposals to develop and expand the use of wood products, strengthen emerging wood energy markets and protect community forests. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement in Colorado today while visiting prescribed fire and wildfire recovery areas adjacent to the Roosevelt National Forest Northern Colorado Front Range landscape. The grant funding, delivered through USDA Forest Service programs, will support 60 projects that cover a diverse range of activities from the development of affordable housing to expanding markets for mass timber, biochar, wood energy and other emerging wood products....
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  • HHS Awards 40 Million Dollars in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Emergency Home Visiting Assistance for Families Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards $40 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Emergency Home Visiting Assistance for Families Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: May 11, 2021) Today, in recognition of National Women’s Health Week, and thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded approximately $40 million in emergency home visiting funds to states, territories, and the District of Columbia to support children and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program supports the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive, high quality, voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to children and families living in communities at risk for...
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  • IRS says More than 1.1 Million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service says more than 1.1 Million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan | site |


    IRS says payments total approximately 164 million


    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release dated: May 5, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing more than 1.1 million payments in the eighth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

    Today's announcement brings the total disbursed so far to approximately 164 million payments, with a total value of approximately $386 billion, since these payments began rolling out to Americans in batches as announced on March 12. The eighth batch of payments began processing on Friday, April 30, with an official payment date of May 5, with some people rece
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  • Nearly 2 Million more Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan

    Nearly 2 Million more Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan | site |


    Continuing payments reach approximately 163 million


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: April 28, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing nearly 2 million payments in the seventh batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

    Today’s announcement brings the total disbursed so far to approximately 163 million payments, with a total value of approximately $384 billion, since these payments began rolling out to Americans in batches as announced on March 12. The seventh batch of payments began processing on Friday, April 23, with an official payment date of April 28, with some people receiving direct payments in their accounts earlier as
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  • Two Million More Economic Impact Payments Disbursed Under the American Rescue Plan

    Two Million More Economic Impact Payments Disbursed Under the American Rescue Plan | site |


    Total Reaches Approximately 161 million as Payments Continue


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: April 22, 2021)


    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing nearly 2 million payments in the sixth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

    Today’s announcement brings the total disbursed so far to approximately 161 million payments, with a total value of more than $379 billion, since these payments began rolling out to Americans in batches as announced on March 12. The sixth batch of payments began processing on Friday, April 16, with an official payment date of April 21, with some people receiving direct payments in their accounts earlier as provisional
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  • Treasury, IRS Disburse 25 Million more Economic Impact Payments under the American Rescue Plan

    Treasury, IRS Disburse 25 Million more Economic Impact Payments under the American Rescue Plan | site |


    Social Security and other beneficiaries bring total to more than 156 million payments; VA beneficiaries payments to be disbursed on April 14


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: April 7, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing more than 25 million payments in the fourth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

    Today’s announcement brings the total disbursed so far to more than 156 million payments, with a total value of approximately $372 billion, since these payments began rolling out to Americans in batches, as announced on March 12. The fourth batch of payments began processing on Friday, April 2, with an official payment dat
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  • Department of Commerce's EDA Awards Over 70 Million Dollars To Support Economic Recovery Across The U.S. And Territories

    Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration Awards Over $70 Million To Support Economic Recovery Across The U.S. And Territories | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Commerce press release dated: February 11, 2021) Today, the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration announced over $70 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance, Disaster Recovery, and Public Works Program grants to support businesses and communities adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic and natural disasters, and bolster public works projects to spur economic growth. These grants provide critical gap financing for local companies, support infrastructure improvement projects, and strengthen workforce development programs to help create jobs and generate private investments in communities across the country. The Department of Commerce is committed to promoting equitable economic growth that strengthens U.S. businesses, creates goo...
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  • Veterans Affairs administers 1 Million COVID-19 doses, publishes Facility Vaccination Numbers

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administers 1 Million COVID-19 doses, publishes Facility Vaccination Numbers | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: February 2, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reached a milestone in just a month and a half’s time administering 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans and VA health care workers. As of Feb. 2, VA has dispensed at least one dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine to more than 582,000 Veterans and has fully vaccinated over 44,000, totaling more than 626,000 doses. This is in addition to administering more than 401,000 doses to VA employees, and more than 1,200 vaccine doses to federal partners. “In addition to administering 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, VA has begun publishing the number of Veterans who have received Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna vaccines at ...
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  • Walgreens Completes More Than 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations

    Walgreens Completes More Than 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations

    Walgreens Completes More Than 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations | site |


    Company remains on track to complete first vaccine doses in skilled nursing facilities by Jan. 25


    (Information contained in Walgreens press release dated: January 22, 2021)

    Deerfield, Ill., January 22, 2021 - Walgreens has administered more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations across long-term care facilities and other vulnerable populations identified as part of state and jurisdiction distribution plans. The company also remains on track to complete the administration of COVID-19 vaccine first doses in skilled nursing facilities by Monday, Jan. 25. Walgreens began administering COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program on Dec. 21 and has continued to expand vaccine efforts according to state and jurisdiction distribution plans. “Thanks to the dedication of te...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor awards 40 Million Dollars in Strengthening Community College Training Grants

    U.S. Department of Labor awards $40 Million in Strengthening Community College Training Grants | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor [DOL] press release: January 15, 2021)

    Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $40 million through the Strengthening Community College Training Grants program to build the capacity of community colleges to meet labor market demand for a skilled workforce. As the nation recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, community colleges are critical partners for the public workforce system to train the American workforce and build a pipeline of workers in critical industries such as health care, logistics and cybersecurity. The Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants aim to address the skill development needs of employers and to support workers in gaining skills and transitioning quickly from unemployment to employment. The grants also build the capacit...
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Awards Approximately 3.6 Million Dollars to Whistleblower
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Awards Approximately $3.6 Million to Whistleblower | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release dated: May 12, 2021) Washington D.C., May 12, 2021 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of approximately $3.6 million to a whistleblower whose information and assistance led to a successful SEC enforcement action. “The whistleblower brought valuable information to the attention of the SEC, causing it to open a new investigation into wrongdoing,” said Emily Pasquinelli, Acting Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower. “The whistleblower further assisted the SEC by providing ongoing assistance as the Commission’s investigation progressed. This award shows the significant help a whistleblower can provide by sharing information of potential violations of the federal securities laws with the Commission.” The SEC has awarded appro...
    05-14-2021, 10:52 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FTC Returns Nearly 60 Million Dollars to Those Suffering from Opioid Addiction Who Were Allegedly Overcharged in Suboxone Film Scheme
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    Federal Trade Commission Returns Nearly $60 Million to Those Suffering from Opioid Addiction Who Were Allegedly Overcharged in Suboxone Film Scheme| site |



    FTC says funds for these payments come from the FTC’s settlements with Reckitt Benckiser Group and Indivior, Inc. who took advantage of their unique market position to scare consumers away from generic Suboxone tablets


    (Information contained in Federal Trade Commission [FTC] press release dated: May 10, 2021)

    The Federal Trade Commission is sending 51,875 payments totaling more than $59 million to consumers who were victims of an allegedly deceptive scheme by Reckitt Benckiser Group and Indivior, Inc. to thwart lower-priced generic competition with the branded drug Suboxone. The average payment

    Courtesy: Federal Trade Commission
    amount is $1,139. The payments will be mailed...
    05-14-2021, 09:26 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of the Treasury Distributes 742 Million Dollars to States and Territories through Homeowner Assistance Fund
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of the Treasury Distributes $742 Million to States and Territories through Homeowner Assistance Fund | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 13, 2021) Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it has distributed $742 million to 42 states and 3 territories through the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF). A part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s American Rescue Plan, HAF was designed to prevent mortgage delinquencies and defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacement of homeowners experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. “Today there are over 3 million homeowners behind on mortgage payments, and the pandemic has exacerbated the country’s already severe housing affordability crisis,” said Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo. “Treasury is focused on ensuring the American economy re...
    05-14-2021, 07:25 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Treasury says nearly 1 Million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Treasury says nearly 1 Million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan | site |


    Treasury says total payments reach nearly 165 million


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 12, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing nearly 1 million payments in the ninth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

    Today’s announcement brings the total disbursed so far to approximately 165 million payments, with a total value of approximately $388 billion, since these payments began rolling out to Americans in batches as announced on March 12. The ninth batch of payments began processing on Friday, May 7, with an official payment date of May 12, with some people receiving direct payments in
    ...
    05-13-2021, 05:46 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HUD awards 51 Million Dollars to clean up Lead Hazards in Public Housing
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards $51 Million to Clean Up Lead Hazards in Public Housing | site |




    Funding to identify and control potentially dangerous lead in thousands of homes with young children


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 11, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $51.4 million to 25 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in 19 states to identify and reduce lead-based paint hazards in thousands of older public housing units. Provided through HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund, these grants will be targeted to public housing units currently occupied by families with young children. See funding chart below. "In order to be healthy, it’s important to have a healthy home," said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. "Protecting families with young children from lead and other hea...
    05-13-2021, 05:01 AM

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