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  • USDA Announces Fourth Round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

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    USDA Announces Fourth Round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Fourth Round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program | site |



    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, October 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information:

    (Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it has authorized $500 million for a fourth round of purchases for the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. USDA is issuing solicitations for the fourth round to existing Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) holders and expects to award contracts by Oct. 30 for deliveries of food boxes from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. In the fourth round, as in the third round, states have been allocated boxes based on the internal need of the state. The program will continue the purchase of combination boxes to include fresh produce, dairy products, fluid milk and meat products. The program also will continue to require that proposals illustrate
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces First Marine Highway Project Designation for North Carolina

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces First Marine Highway Project Designation for North Carolina | site |



    October 22, 2020) - - Today, October 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the designation of the North Carolina Ferry System (NCFS) as a Marine Highway Project, a first for the state of North Carolina. Marine highways are navigable waterways that can be used as alternate options to traditional transportation methods. “This historic designation will enhance the ability of the North Carolina Ferry System to connect communities and promote economic growth with an efficient, effective, and sustainable water-based transportation option,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Issued as part of MARAD’s America’s Marine Highway Program, the designation will enable the NCFS to apply for federa...
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Historic Commercial Space Transportation Reforms

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Historic Commercial Space Transportation Reforms | site |




    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the publication of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements Final Rule for commercial space transportation launches and reentries. “This historic, comprehensive update to commercial space launch and reentry licensing requirements facilitates greater growth in this industry and helps America to maintain our #1 position in the world,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. This rule modernizes the way FAA regulates and licenses commercial space operations and allows the burgeoning aerospace industry to continue to innovate and grow, while maintaining public safety. D...
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  • Trump Administration Announces Historically Low Premiums and New Insulin Benefit as Medicare Open Enrollment Begins

    Trump Administration Announces Historically Low Premiums and New Insulin Benefit as Medicare Open Enrollment Begins | site |



    Medicare Parts A & B


    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the following information: Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that 2021 Medicare Open Enrollment is officially open and will run through December 7, 2020. More than 60 million people with Medicare can review health and drug plans, and make changes to their healthcare coverage for next year, based on their financial and medical needs, from the comfort of their homes. With Medicare Advantage (or private Medicare health plans) and Part D prescription drug plan premiums at historic lows – and hundreds of healthcare plans now offering $35 monthly co-pays for insulin – there are plenty of reasons to compare coverage options. As part of this year’s open enro...
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  • Fannie Mae Announces Eighteenth Sale of Reperforming Loans

    Fannie Mae Announces Eighteenth Sale of Reperforming Loans

    Fannie Mae Announces Eighteenth Sale of Reperforming Loans | site |




    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) today began marketing its eighteenth sale of reperforming loans as part of the company's ongoing effort to reduce the size of its retained mortgage portfolio.

    The sale consists of approximately 6,360 loans, having an unpaid principal balance of approximately $734.2 million, and is available for purchase by qualified bidders. Interested bidders can register here, on the Whole Loans Sales page. This sale of reperforming loans is being marketed in collaboration with Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. Bids are due on November 9, 2020. Reperforming loans are loans that were previously delinquent, but have reperformed for a period of time. Some of the loans may be up to 90 days delinquent.
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  • U.S. Social Security Administration Announces 1.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2021

    U.S. Social Security Administration Announces 1.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2021 | site |


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today, October 13, 2020, the U.S. Social Security Administration published the following information: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2021. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2020. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits). The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some other adjustments that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in a...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Approval of D-SNAP for California Disaster Areas

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Approval of D-SNAP for California Disaster Areas | site |



    (September 29, 2020) - - Today, September 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that low-income California residents dealing with the ongoing wildfires could be eligible for a helping hand from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). Secretary Perdue said that households who may not normally be eligible under regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rules may qualify for D-SNAP – if they meet the disaster income limits and have qualifying disaster-related expenses. “USDA is committed to ensuring Californians affected by these wildfires have enough to eat and will be here to help throughout their entire recovery. D-SNAP will be a vital
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards to Spur Worker Development, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth During Coronavirus Recovery| site |



    (September 25, 2020) - - Today, September 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    HAMPTON, Va. — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $126 million in new grant funding will be awarded to eight states to provide students the opportunity to develop new skills in high demand areas. The recipients will leverage the expertise and facilities available on college campuses to spur entrepreneurship and foster business development and innovation as America begins to recover from COVID-19-related disruptions to education. This funding was made available through the Education Stabilization Fund of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump. Awardees include
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  • U.S. Department of Energy Announces Establishment of Office of Arctic Energy

    U.S. Department of Energy Announces Establishment of Office of Arctic Energy

    U.S. Department of Energy Announces Establishment of Office of Arctic Energy| site |



    (September 17, 2020) - - Today, September 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy published the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette joined Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski in announcing the reestablishment of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Arctic Energy Office (AEO), which will be located on the campus of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The AEO will drive coordination and collaboration on DOE’s many activities in the Arctic region including: international cooperation on Arctic issues, research on methane hydrates, and development of advanced micro grids and nuclear power systems, such as small modular reactors. Reestablishing the office fulfills Secretary Brouillette’s commitment to do so by the close of this fiscal year. “The United States is an Arctic nation, and the...
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  • Trump Administration Announces 20 Billion Dollars in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

    Trump Administration Announces $20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding | site |


    (October 1, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published today, October 1, 2020, the following information:

    Today, under the leadership of President Trump, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing $20 billion in new funding for providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Under this Phase 3 General Distribution allocation, providers that have already received Provider Relief Fund payments will be invited to apply for additional funding that considers financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by the coronavirus. Previously ineligible providers, such as those who began practicing in 2020 will also be invited to apply, and an expanded group of behavioral health providers confronting the emergence of increased mental
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Announces first Industry-recognized Apprenticeship Program

    U.S. Department of Labor Announces first Industry-recognized Apprenticeship Program| site |



    (October 1, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Labor published today (October 1, 2020) the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Raytheon Technologies as the first Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP), a major milestone in this Administration’s goal to expand apprenticeships and create more job opportunities for American workers. The National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) serves as the Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) overseeing Raytheon’s program. NIMS was recognized by the Department on Sept. 23, 2020, as one of the first SREs under the Administration’s new IRAP rule. This announcement follows a recent meeting on Sept. 25, 2020, where U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia visited the NIMS headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, to discuss apprenticeship expansion with NIMS Executive Director Mo
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces 335 Million Dollars in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $335 Million in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports| site |



    (September 24, 2020) - - Today, September 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will award $335 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 80 airports in 25 states. “Airport infrastructure projects funded by this $335 million in federal funding will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. A complete listing of grants and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website. The total includes $300 million from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and $35 million in Coronavirus Ai...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces 1 Billion Dollars to Upgrade American Infrastructure

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $1 Billion to Upgrade American Infrastructure | site |




    (September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Trump Administration will invest $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 70 projects in 44 states. “This Administration is making significant investments in infrastructure, and this $1 billion in BUILD grants will repair, rebuild, and revitalize transportation systems across America,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Fiscal Year 2020 BUILD Transportation grants are for planning and capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and were awarded on a competitiv
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  • FED announces an Expansion in the Number and Type of Entities Eligible to Directly use its Municipal Liquidity Facility

    Federal Reserve Board announces an Expansion in the Number and Type of Entities Eligible to Directly use its Municipal Liquidity Facility| site |


    (June 3, 2020) - - Today (June 3, 2020), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced an expansion in the number and type of entities eligible to directly use its Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF). Under the new terms, all U.S. states will be able to have at least two cities or counties eligible to directly issue notes to the MLF regardless of population. Governors of each state will also be able to designate two issuers in their jurisdictions whose revenues are generally derived from operating government activities (such as public transit, airports, toll facilities, and utilities) to be eligible to directly use the facility. In addition to the expanded terms outlined above, the MLF continues to be directly open to U.S. states, th...
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  • Trump Administration Announces Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D to Provide Better Coverage and Increase Access for Medicare Beneficiaries

    Trump Administration Announces Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D to Provide Better Coverage and Increase Access for Medicare Beneficiaries| site |



    May 22, 2020) - - Today (May 22, 2020), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the following information: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today finalized requirements that will increase access to telehealth for seniors in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, expand the types of supplemental benefits available for beneficiaries with an MA plan who have chronic diseases, provide support for more MA options for beneficiaries in rural communities, and expand access to MA for patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Together, the changes advance President Trump’s Executive Orders on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors and Advancing American Kidney Health as well as several of the CMS strategic initiatives. Due to the upcoming June 1, 2020, MA and Part D ...
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    USDA Announces Fourth Round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Fourth Round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program | site |



    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, October 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information:

    (Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it has authorized $500 million for a fourth round of purchases for the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. USDA is issuing solicitations for the fourth round to existing Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) holders and expects to award contracts by Oct. 30 for deliveries of food boxes from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. In the fourth round, as in the third round, states have been allocated boxes based on the internal need of the state. The program will continue the purchase of combination boxes to include fresh produce, dairy products, fluid milk and meat products. The program also will continue to require that proposals illustrate
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    10-25-2020, 03:19 AM
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces First Marine Highway Project Designation for North Carolina
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces First Marine Highway Project Designation for North Carolina | site |



    October 22, 2020) - - Today, October 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the designation of the North Carolina Ferry System (NCFS) as a Marine Highway Project, a first for the state of North Carolina. Marine highways are navigable waterways that can be used as alternate options to traditional transportation methods. “This historic designation will enhance the ability of the North Carolina Ferry System to connect communities and promote economic growth with an efficient, effective, and sustainable water-based transportation option,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Issued as part of MARAD’s America’s Marine Highway Program, the designation will enable the NCFS to apply for federa...
    10-23-2020, 11:53 AM
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Historic Commercial Space Transportation Reforms
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Historic Commercial Space Transportation Reforms | site |




    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the publication of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements Final Rule for commercial space transportation launches and reentries. “This historic, comprehensive update to commercial space launch and reentry licensing requirements facilitates greater growth in this industry and helps America to maintain our #1 position in the world,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. This rule modernizes the way FAA regulates and licenses commercial space operations and allows the burgeoning aerospace industry to continue to innovate and grow, while maintaining public safety. D...
    10-20-2020, 06:54 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Trump Administration Announces Historically Low Premiums and New Insulin Benefit as Medicare Open Enrollment Begins
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    Trump Administration Announces Historically Low Premiums and New Insulin Benefit as Medicare Open Enrollment Begins | site |



    Medicare Parts A & B


    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the following information: Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that 2021 Medicare Open Enrollment is officially open and will run through December 7, 2020. More than 60 million people with Medicare can review health and drug plans, and make changes to their healthcare coverage for next year, based on their financial and medical needs, from the comfort of their homes. With Medicare Advantage (or private Medicare health plans) and Part D prescription drug plan premiums at historic lows – and hundreds of healthcare plans now offering $35 monthly co-pays for insulin – there are plenty of reasons to compare coverage options. As part of this year’s open enro...
    10-20-2020, 06:40 AM
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    Fannie Mae Announces Eighteenth Sale of Reperforming Loans
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    Fannie Mae Announces Eighteenth Sale of Reperforming Loans | site |




    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) today began marketing its eighteenth sale of reperforming loans as part of the company's ongoing effort to reduce the size of its retained mortgage portfolio.

    The sale consists of approximately 6,360 loans, having an unpaid principal balance of approximately $734.2 million, and is available for purchase by qualified bidders. Interested bidders can register here, on the Whole Loans Sales page. This sale of reperforming loans is being marketed in collaboration with Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. Bids are due on November 9, 2020. Reperforming loans are loans that were previously delinquent, but have reperformed for a period of time. Some of the loans may be up to 90 days delinquent.
    ...
    10-17-2020, 04:10 AM

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