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  • FEMA Announces 140 Million Dollars for Emergency Food and Shelter Program

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    FEMA Announces 140 Million Dollars for Emergency Food and Shelter Program

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Announces $140 Million for Emergency Food and Shelter Program | site |


    (Information included in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release: November 23, 2020) WASHINGTON -- FEMA has announced that $140 million will be available to communities across the county to assist with feeding and sheltering. Congress made $125 million available for Fiscal Year 2020, and this year, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board is including an additional $15 million from funds that have not been used from prior grant years. FEMA awarded the $125 million to the National Board, which is now allocating the funds, combined with the additional $15 million, to qualifying jurisdictions (counties and cities). EFSP funds assist local organizations dedicated to feeding, sheltering, and providing critical resources to people with economic emergencies, including our nation's hungry and homeless populations. These fun...
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  • HUD announces over 80 Million Dollars in Targeted Funding for Coronavirus Relief

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces over $80 Million in Targeted Funding for Coronavirus Relief | site |


    Mainstream Vouchers aid non-elderly populations with disabilities in response to, and recovery from, COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release: November 17, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today made $86.85 million available to public housing agencies (PHAs) in the form of Mainstream funding vouchers to assist non-elderly populations impacted by Coronavirus. Mainstream Vouchers are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers but targeted to serve a special population to ensure residents of low income housing, including those with unique circumstances, receive necessary funding to protect their health and safety against COVID-19. “Recently, we have learned a great deal about Coron
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  • HHS Provides 25 Million Dollars to Siemens Healthineers to Develop and Produce COVID-19 Antigen Diagnostic Tests

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Provides $25 Million to Siemens Healthineers to Develop and Produce COVID-19 Antigen Diagnostic Tests | site |


    Dual Contracts Will Yield Two New Antigen Tests and Update Massachusetts Facility to Produce up to 50 Million Tests Per Month


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: November 19, 2020) Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Siemens Healthineers a $12 million contract to support domestic production of two diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The funding is in addition to a $13 million HHS contract awarded Nov. 2 to enable the company to develop the tests. Combined, the two contracts represent another $25 million investment by the federal government to expand the types of tests for COVID-19 and to ensure that sufficient numbers of tests are available ...
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  • CDC Awards 1.5 Million Dollars for Research to Reduce Exposures to Workplace Hazards through Robotic Technology

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards $1.5 Million for Research to Reduce Exposures to Workplace Hazards through Robotic Technology | site |


    Research projects will focus on robotics in the healthcare and manufacturing industries


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press release: November 16, 2020)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1.5 million over three years to the University of Illinois at Chicago and Worcester Polytechnic Institute to fund projects aimed at reducing workers’ exposures to hazards through the development and use of collaborative robots, or co-robots.

    CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund studies of co-robots in the workplace through NSF’s National Robotics Initiative 2.0 . The Initiative supports research in the U.S. that will accelerate
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  • CDC says 50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

    CDC says 50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products | site |


    Cigarettes remain most used tobacco product in 2019


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: November 19, 2020)

    Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released today show that approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults reported currently using a tobacco product in 2019, with about 80% of those adults reporting that they use combustible products such as cigarettes. To assess recent national estimates of tobacco product use among U.S. adults 18 years or older, CDC analyzed data from the 2019 National Health Interview Survey. The survey measured use of five tobacco products: cigarettes, cigars (cigars, cigarillos, or filtered little cigars), pipes (regular pipes, water pipes, or hookahs), e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco (ch
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  • CDC Awards 1.5 Million Dollars for Research to Reduce Exposures to Workplace Hazards through Robotic Technology

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards $1.5 Million for Research to Reduce Exposures to Workplace Hazards through Robotic Technology | site |


    Research projects will focus on robotics in the healthcare and manufacturing industries


    (November 16, 2020) - - Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1.5 million over three years to the University of Illinois at Chicago and Worcester Polytechnic Institute to fund projects aimed at reducing workers’ exposures to hazards through the development and use of collaborative robots, or co-robots.

    CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund studies of co-robots in the workplace through NSF’s National Robotics Initiative 2.0external icon. The Initiative supports research in the U.S.
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  • CDC Awards 1.5 Million Dollars for Research to Reduce Exposures to Workplace Hazards through Robotic Technology

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards $1.5 Million for Research to Reduce Exposures to Workplace Hazards through Robotic Technology | site |


    Research projects will focus on robotics in the healthcare and manufacturing industries


    (November 16, 2020) - - Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1.5 million over three years to the University of Illinois at Chicago and Worcester Polytechnic Institute to fund projects aimed at reducing workers’ exposures to hazards through the development and use of collaborative robots, or co-robots.

    CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund studies of co-robots in the workplace through NSF’s National Robotics Initiative 2.0external icon. The Initiative supports research in the
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  • U.S. Department of Energy to provide 15 Million Dollars for New Bioimaging Instrumentation and Approaches

    U.S. Department of Energy to provide $15 Million for New Bioimaging Instrumentation and Approaches | site |


    Research Aims at Capturing “Live” Cellular Processes


    (November 16, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Energy published today the following information:

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to provide up to $15 million for bioimaging research to develop new and improved instrumentation and approaches to visualizing metabolic processes in living cells. “Visualizing cellular processes as they happen in vivo is critical to deepening our insight into biological processes,” said Dr. Chris Fall, Director of DOE’s Office of Science. “These techniques will provide the new methods needed to measure cellular processes as they happen—information important for understanding, predicting, and ultimately designing beneficial new biological processes.” Research will have two main areas of ...
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  • SEC Awards Over 1.1 Million Dollars to Whistleblower for Independent Analysis

    SEC Awards Over 1.1 Million Dollars to Whistleblower for Independent Analysis

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Awards Over $1.1 Million to Whistleblower for Independent Analysis | site |


    (November 13, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information: Washington D.C., Nov. 13, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of over $1.1 million to a whistleblower whose independent analysis led the staff to look at new conduct during an ongoing investigation. The whistleblower’s information and exemplary assistance helped the agency bring an emergency action preventing further investor harm. This whistleblower examined publicly available materials and conducted an analysis that revealed important new insights into the securities law violations, which helped the SEC protect investor assets from dissipation by the wrongdoer. “Today’s award reflects the Commission’s commitment to award whistleblowers who provide high-quality independent analysis,” said Jane ...
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  • FTC Sends Nearly 1.5 Million Dollars to Victims of Bronx Honda’s allegedly Illegal Financing and Sales Practices

    Federal Trade Commission Sends Nearly $1.5 Million to Victims of Bronx Honda’s allegedly Illegal Financing and Sales Practices | site |



    (November 10, 2020) - - Today, November 10, 2020 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

    The Federal Trade Commission is sending refunds totaling nearly $1.5 million to individuals who were affected by allegedly unlawful financing and sales practices by Bronx Honda. According to the FTC, Bronx Honda and its general manager told sales employees to charge higher financing markups and fees to African-American and Hispanic customers. The defendants told employees that these groups should be targeted due to their limited education, and not to attempt the same practices with non-Hispanic white consumers. The FTC further alleged that Bronx Honda failed to honor advertised sale prices, changed the sales price on paperwork in the middle of the sale without telling the consumer, double-ch
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  • U.S. Department of Energy to Provide 32 Million Dollars to Develop Advanced Chemical Sciences Software

    U.S. Department of Energy to Provide $32 Million to Develop Advanced Chemical Sciences Software| site |


    (November 2, 2020) - - On November 2, 2020 the U.S. Department of Energy published the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to provide up to $32 million for research to advance the development of sophisticated software for the chemical sciences. The effort aims to take advantage of the DOE national laboratories’ rapidly advancing supercomputing capabilities, including emerging exascale systems capable of a billion-billion operations per second, to accelerate the discovery and development of chemical mechanisms for a wide variety of potential applications. “The DOE national laboratories host some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world,” said Dr. Chris Fall, Director of DOE’s Office of Science. “This research will harness these extraordinary capabilities to advance our underst...
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  • SEC Awards More Than 3.6 Million Dollars and $750,000 in Separate Whistleblower Awards

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Awards More Than $3.6 Million and $750,000 in Separate Whistleblower Awards | site |



    (November 5, 2020) - - On November 5, 2020 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information: Washington D.C., Nov. 5, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced two separate whistleblower awards for total payments of over $4.3 million. In the first order, the Commission awarded a whistleblower over $3.6 million for providing important information that alerted the Commission to misconduct occurring abroad. The whistleblower provided substantial and ongoing assistance to enforcement staff, which included traveling to another country at the whistleblower’s own expense to meet with staff in person and providing extensive supporting documentation. In the second order, the Commission awarded $750,000 to a whistleblower who provided significant information that led the Commission...
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  • FCC Reaches 200 Million Dollars Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation

    FCC Reaches 200 Million Dollars Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation

    Federal Communications Commission Reaches $200 Million Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation | site |



    FCC says T-Mobile will pay $200 Million Civil Penalty to Resolve Sprint Lifeline Investigation

    Largest Fixed-Amount Penalty To Be Paid in Commission History



    (November 4, 2020) - - On November 4, 2020 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information:

    WASHINGTON, November 4, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau today announced that T-Mobile will pay a $200 million penalty to the U.S. Treasury to resolve an investigation of its subsidiary Sprint’s compliance with the Commission’s rules regarding waste, fraud, and abuse in the Lifeline program for low-income consumers. The payment is the largest fixed-amount settlement the Commission has ever secured to resolve an investigation. The settlement comes after an Enforcement Bureau investigation into...
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  • HHS and DOD announce 12.7 Million Dollars Contract with InBios International to boost U.S. Production of Rapid COVID-19 Tests

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Defense announce $12.7 Million Contract with InBios International to boost U.S. Production of Rapid COVID-19 Tests | site |



    Number of diagnostic tests and antibody tests produced by Seattle company will expand by 20 times current capacity


    (October 31, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published today, October 31, 2020, the following information:

    Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) jointly announced a $12.7 million contract with InBios International Inc., of Seattle, to expand domestic production capacity for two rapid point-of-care tests for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The first, called the SCoV-2 Ag Detect Kit, detects current infections by identifying antigens – genetic material – of the virus in a nose swab sample. The second test...
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Awards Over 10 Million Dollars to Whistleblower

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Awards Over $10 Million to Whistleblower | site |



    (October 29, 2020) - - Today, October 29, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information: Washington D.C., Oct. 29, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of over $10 million to a whistleblower whose information prompted the opening of an investigation and provided substantial, ongoing assistance to SEC staff throughout the investigation. In more than a dozen communications with the staff, the whistleblower provided key evidence, helped decipher communications, and distilled complex issues. "After reporting internally and receiving no satisfactory response, the whistleblower alerted the agency to the securities violation and played a critical role during the investigation," said Jane Norberg, Chief of the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower. "Today's award demonstrates the significant contrib...
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    FEMA Announces 140 Million Dollars for Emergency Food and Shelter Program
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    Federal Emergency Management Agency Announces $140 Million for Emergency Food and Shelter Program | site |


    (Information included in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release: November 23, 2020) WASHINGTON -- FEMA has announced that $140 million will be available to communities across the county to assist with feeding and sheltering. Congress made $125 million available for Fiscal Year 2020, and this year, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board is including an additional $15 million from funds that have not been used from prior grant years. FEMA awarded the $125 million to the National Board, which is now allocating the funds, combined with the additional $15 million, to qualifying jurisdictions (counties and cities). EFSP funds assist local organizations dedicated to feeding, sheltering, and providing critical resources to people with economic emergencies, including our nation's hungry and homeless populations. These fun...
    11-24-2020, 02:17 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HUD announces over 80 Million Dollars in Targeted Funding for Coronavirus Relief
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces over $80 Million in Targeted Funding for Coronavirus Relief | site |


    Mainstream Vouchers aid non-elderly populations with disabilities in response to, and recovery from, COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release: November 17, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today made $86.85 million available to public housing agencies (PHAs) in the form of Mainstream funding vouchers to assist non-elderly populations impacted by Coronavirus. Mainstream Vouchers are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers but targeted to serve a special population to ensure residents of low income housing, including those with unique circumstances, receive necessary funding to protect their health and safety against COVID-19. “Recently, we have learned a great deal about Coron
    ...
    11-22-2020, 02:38 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HHS Provides 25 Million Dollars to Siemens Healthineers to Develop and Produce COVID-19 Antigen Diagnostic Tests
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Provides $25 Million to Siemens Healthineers to Develop and Produce COVID-19 Antigen Diagnostic Tests | site |


    Dual Contracts Will Yield Two New Antigen Tests and Update Massachusetts Facility to Produce up to 50 Million Tests Per Month


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: November 19, 2020) Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Siemens Healthineers a $12 million contract to support domestic production of two diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The funding is in addition to a $13 million HHS contract awarded Nov. 2 to enable the company to develop the tests. Combined, the two contracts represent another $25 million investment by the federal government to expand the types of tests for COVID-19 and to ensure that sufficient numbers of tests are available ...
    11-21-2020, 09:09 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CDC Awards 1.5 Million Dollars for Research to Reduce Exposures to Workplace Hazards through Robotic Technology
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards $1.5 Million for Research to Reduce Exposures to Workplace Hazards through Robotic Technology | site |


    Research projects will focus on robotics in the healthcare and manufacturing industries


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press release: November 16, 2020)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1.5 million over three years to the University of Illinois at Chicago and Worcester Polytechnic Institute to fund projects aimed at reducing workers’ exposures to hazards through the development and use of collaborative robots, or co-robots.

    CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund studies of co-robots in the workplace through NSF’s National Robotics Initiative 2.0 . The Initiative supports research in the U.S. that will accelerate
    ...
    11-21-2020, 02:10 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CDC says 50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products | site |


    Cigarettes remain most used tobacco product in 2019


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: November 19, 2020)

    Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released today show that approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults reported currently using a tobacco product in 2019, with about 80% of those adults reporting that they use combustible products such as cigarettes. To assess recent national estimates of tobacco product use among U.S. adults 18 years or older, CDC analyzed data from the 2019 National Health Interview Survey. The survey measured use of five tobacco products: cigarettes, cigars (cigars, cigarillos, or filtered little cigars), pipes (regular pipes, water pipes, or hookahs), e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco (ch
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    11-20-2020, 11:42 PM

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