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  • CDC and HHS Award 200 Million Dollars for Disease Intervention Specialist Workforce

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Award 200 Million Dollars for Disease Intervention Specialist Workforce | site |



    Funding awarded to 59 jurisdictions as part of the $1.13 billion investment over the next five years as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: June 21, 2021)

    On June 18, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services awarded 59 jurisdictions with $200 million to bolster support and enhance the disease intervention specialists (DIS) workforce. These awards represent the initial funding of the $1.13 billion investment being made over the next five years, consistent with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and will provide these jurisdiction public health programs and CDC with the
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  • U.S. Department of Labor announces availability of more than 21 Million Dollars in Grants for Training on Workplace Hazards, Infectious Diseases

    U.S. Department of Labor announces availability of more than $21 Million in Grants for Training on Workplace Hazards, Infectious Diseases | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: June 17, 2021)

    Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced funding opportunities for more than $21 million in Occupational Safety and Health Administration training grants for non-profit organizations.

    The first availability will provide $10 million under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021for Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, including the Coronavirus grants.

    To be eligible for these grants, applicants must develop training that focuses on four program emphasis areas:
    • Identifying and preventing workplace-related infectious diseases, including the coronavirus, in industries with high illness rates, those employing frontline workers or those serving
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection Initiates Enforcement Proceeding Seeking Approximately 25 million Dollars Against Air Canada for allegedly Extreme Delays in Providing Required Refunds

    U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection Initiates Enforcement Proceeding Seeking Approximately $25 million Against Air Canada for allegedly Extreme Delays in Providing Required Refunds | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 15, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection (OACP) today announced that it has filed a formal complaint against Air Canada with an Administrative Law Judge regarding the carrier’s failure to provide refunds in a timely manner to thousands of consumers who requested them for flights to or from the United States that the carrier canceled or significantly changed. The OACP is seeking a civil penalty of $25,550,000 for Air Canada’s extreme delays in providing the required refunds. The civil penalty amount is based on a variety of factors, such as the consumer harm ca...
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  • CPSC Announces 2 Million Dollars in Pool Safely Grants Available for State and Local Governments to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments

    Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces $2 Million in Pool Safely Grants Available for State and Local Governments to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments; Apply Now | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission press release dated: May 28, 2021) Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking applications for a Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP or grant program) offered to state and local governments. CPSC will award up to a total of $2 million in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas. The PSGP is a part of CPSC's national campaign to make drowning and drain entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority. The grant program is made possible through the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGB Act), legislation authored and advanced by Rep. Debbie Wasserma...
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  • SBA Launches 6th Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, Debuts SBIR Catalyst to Award over 5 Million Dollars in Prizes

    U.S. Small Business Administration Launches 6th Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, Debuts SBIR Catalyst to Award over $5 Million in Prizes | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 2, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced its 6th Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC) with the addition of a new component aimed at spurring investment in underrepresented communities within the innovation economy at scale. The 2021 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Catalyst programs will recognize the nation’s most innovative organizations with inclusive approaches towards supporting entrepreneurs in research and development (R&D). New to this year’s competition, two tracks will run totaling over $5 million in cash prizes. “The Growth Accelerator and SBIR Catalyst programs are important parts of ...
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  • IRS sending more than 2.8 Million Refunds to those who already paid Taxes on 2020 Unemployment Compensation

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service sending more than 2.8 Million Refunds to those who already paid Taxes on 2020 Unemployment Compensation | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release dated: June 4, 2021) Washington - - The Internal Revenue Service is sending more than 2.8 million refunds this week to taxpayers who paid taxes on unemployment compensation that new legislation now excludes as income. IRS efforts to correct unemployment compensation overpayments will help most affected taxpayers avoid filing an amended tax return. So far, the IRS has identified 13 million taxpayers that may be eligible for the adjustment. Some will receive refunds, which will be issued periodically, and some will have the overpayment applied to taxes due or other debts. For some there will be no change. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) excluded up to $10,200 in unemployment compensation per taxpayer paid in 2020. The $10,...
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  • FTC Sends More Than 172 Million Dollars in Refunds to Consumers allegedly Misled by Rent-To-Own Provider Progressive Leasing

    Federal Trade Commission Sends More Than $172 Million in Refunds to Consumers allegedly Misled by Rent-To-Own Provider Progressive Leasing | site |



    FTC says more than two million consumers will receive refunds from FTC case alleging false promises of “same as cash” payment plans


    (Information contained in Federal Trade Commission [FTC] press release dated: June 7, 2021) The Federal Trade Commission is returning more than $172 million to consumers who overpaid for merchandise they purchased using rent-to-own plans provided by Progressive Leasing. More than two million consumers will receive refund checks. The FTC’s complaint against the company, filed in April 2020, alleged that Progressive misled consumers about the true price of items purchased through its plans. Consumers who visited retailers to buy items such as furniture, jewelry, or cellphones frequently were told that Progressive’s payment plans were “same as cash” or “no int...
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  • HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge announces 35 Million Dollars Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant during visit to Camden, NJ

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge announces $35 Million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant during visit to Camden, New Jersey | site |




    HUD says Federal grant will leverage funding to revitalize Ablett Village public housing, Cramer Hill Neighborhood


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: June 2, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge traveled to Camden, New Jersey, to announce a $35 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant awarded to the Housing Authority of the City of Camden and the City of Camden Cramer Hill Neighborhood. This award will be used to redevelop severely distressed housing and spur comprehensive revitalization under HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Program. U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, U.S. Representative Donald Norcross (NJ-01), and Camden Mayor Victor Carstarphen...
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  • FCC says Emergency Broadband Benefit Program enrolls 2.3 Million Households in first 3 Weeks of Program

    Federal Communications Commission says Emergency Broadband Benefit Program enrolls 2.3 Million Households in first 3 Weeks of Program | site |



    Releases EBB public data tracking dashboard


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: June 7, 2021) Washington, June 7, 2021 - - Today FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program enrolled over 2.3 million households into the subsidy program initiated by Congress. Since mid-May, households in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and American Samoa were approved to receive a discount on their monthly internet bills and have selected a participating EBB provider to receive internet service at home. “I am thrilled to see that the great need for affordable broadband support is being met with over 2 million households enrolled in three short weeks. I’ve also said we nee...
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Awards More Than 23 Million Dollars to Whistleblowers

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Awards More Than $23 Million to Whistleblowers | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release dated: June 2, 2021) Washington D.C., June 2, 2021 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced awards of approximately $13 million and $10 million to two whistleblowers whose information and assistance led to successful SEC and related actions. The whistleblowers’ substantial assistance, provided to the SEC and another federal agency, included submitting information and documents, participating in interviews, and identifying key individuals who engaged in the misconduct at issue. “The whistleblowers’ information and assistance led to multiple successful enforcement actions related to a complex and fraudulent scheme involving multiple individuals and tens of millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains,” said Emily Pasquinelli, Acting Chief of ...
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards 160 Million Dollars to 5 Communities to Revitalize Housing, Invest in Neighborhoods

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards $160 Million to 5 Communities to Revitalize Housing, Invest in Neighborhoods | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 26, 2021)

    Washington - - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Wednesday announced that five communities have received a combined $160 million to redevelop severely distressed housing and spur comprehensive revitalization under the federal Choice Neighborhoods Initiative.

    HUD has named Camden, New Jersey; Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Fort Myers, Florida; and Lewiston, Maine as this year’s grant winners.

    “Since its creation, the Choice Neighborhoods initiative has transformed communities across the nation,” said Secretary Fudge. “Today’s announcement will support local vision for reinvigorating low-income communities into
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  • HUD announces 145 Million Dollars Funding Opportunity to address the Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $145 Million Funding Opportunity to address the Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 24, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $145 million in competitive funding available to build systems intended to end youth homelessness in local and rural communities through HUD's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). Competitive funding is available to up to 50 communities for implementation of youth specific innovative programs to address the needs of youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Read HUD’s Notice of Opportunity. “Getting and keeping young people off the streets and helping them find a safe, stable home can change the trajectory of their lives,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Local le
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  • FCC says Emergency Broadband Benefit Program enrolls over One Million Households

    Federal Communications Commission says Emergency Broadband Benefit Program enrolls over One Million Households | site |



    FCC says "One Week After the Program’s Launch, More Than One Million Households Are Receiving Monthly Internet Discounts"


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release statement dated: May 20, 2021) Washington, May 20, 2021 - - Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program enrolled more than one million households in the first week of the program’s debut. Households in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa are benefitting from the subsidy program initiated by Congress. “The high demand we’ve seen for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program demonstrates what many of us already knew to be true – too many families are struggling to get online, even in 202...
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  • IRS says more than 1.8 Million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan - - - total Payments reach nearly 167 Million

    IRS says more than 1.8 Million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; total Payments reach nearly 167 Million | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release dated: May 26, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they have disbursed more than 1.8 million additional Economic Impact Payments under the American Rescue Plan.

    Today's announcement covering the most recent two weeks of the effort brings the total disbursed so far to nearly 167 million payments. They represent a total value of approximately $391 billion since these payments began rolling out to Americans in batches on March 12.

    Here is additional information on the last two weeks of payments, which includes those with official payment dates through May 26:
    • In total, this includes
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  • 2.7 Million Dollars for Women’s Business Center Resiliency and Recovery Demonstration Grant

    $2.7 Million for Women’s Business Center Resiliency and Recovery Demonstration Grant | site |


    SBA Funding to Support WBC Network COVID-19 Program Innovations


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration press release dated: May 17, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) is accepting applications for the Women's Business Centers (WBC) Resiliency and Recovery Demonstration Grant. The purpose of this opportunity is to continue or establish innovative projects that aim to improve service delivery, training, and support provided to women-owned businesses impacted by COVID-19.

    This grant program is only open to existing SBA-funded WBCs. A total amount of approximately $2.7 million in funding is available for this program. SBA expects to make 14 awards of not more than $200,000 per award. There is no matching requirement. Successful respondents
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    CDC and HHS Award 200 Million Dollars for Disease Intervention Specialist Workforce
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Award 200 Million Dollars for Disease Intervention Specialist Workforce | site |



    Funding awarded to 59 jurisdictions as part of the $1.13 billion investment over the next five years as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: June 21, 2021)

    On June 18, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services awarded 59 jurisdictions with $200 million to bolster support and enhance the disease intervention specialists (DIS) workforce. These awards represent the initial funding of the $1.13 billion investment being made over the next five years, consistent with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and will provide these jurisdiction public health programs and CDC with the
    ...
    06-22-2021, 06:48 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor announces availability of more than 21 Million Dollars in Grants for Training on Workplace Hazards, Infectious Diseases
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    U.S. Department of Labor announces availability of more than $21 Million in Grants for Training on Workplace Hazards, Infectious Diseases | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: June 17, 2021)

    Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced funding opportunities for more than $21 million in Occupational Safety and Health Administration training grants for non-profit organizations.

    The first availability will provide $10 million under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021for Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, including the Coronavirus grants.

    To be eligible for these grants, applicants must develop training that focuses on four program emphasis areas:
    • Identifying and preventing workplace-related infectious diseases, including the coronavirus, in industries with high illness rates, those employing frontline workers or those serving
    ...
    06-18-2021, 08:55 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection Initiates Enforcement Proceeding Seeking Approximately 25 million Dollars Against Air Canada for allegedly Extreme Delays in Providing Required Refunds
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection Initiates Enforcement Proceeding Seeking Approximately $25 million Against Air Canada for allegedly Extreme Delays in Providing Required Refunds | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 15, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection (OACP) today announced that it has filed a formal complaint against Air Canada with an Administrative Law Judge regarding the carrier’s failure to provide refunds in a timely manner to thousands of consumers who requested them for flights to or from the United States that the carrier canceled or significantly changed. The OACP is seeking a civil penalty of $25,550,000 for Air Canada’s extreme delays in providing the required refunds. The civil penalty amount is based on a variety of factors, such as the consumer harm ca...
    06-16-2021, 02:48 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CPSC Announces 2 Million Dollars in Pool Safely Grants Available for State and Local Governments to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments
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    Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces $2 Million in Pool Safely Grants Available for State and Local Governments to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments; Apply Now | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission press release dated: May 28, 2021) Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking applications for a Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP or grant program) offered to state and local governments. CPSC will award up to a total of $2 million in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas. The PSGP is a part of CPSC's national campaign to make drowning and drain entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority. The grant program is made possible through the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGB Act), legislation authored and advanced by Rep. Debbie Wasserma...
    06-12-2021, 04:09 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    SBA Launches 6th Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, Debuts SBIR Catalyst to Award over 5 Million Dollars in Prizes
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Launches 6th Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, Debuts SBIR Catalyst to Award over $5 Million in Prizes | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 2, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced its 6th Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC) with the addition of a new component aimed at spurring investment in underrepresented communities within the innovation economy at scale. The 2021 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Catalyst programs will recognize the nation’s most innovative organizations with inclusive approaches towards supporting entrepreneurs in research and development (R&D). New to this year’s competition, two tracks will run totaling over $5 million in cash prizes. “The Growth Accelerator and SBIR Catalyst programs are important parts of ...
    06-11-2021, 06:41 AM

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