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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Partners to Help Rural Leaders Build Strategies to Achieve Prosperity

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Partners to Help Rural Leaders Build Strategies to Achieve Prosperity


    Rural Economic Development Initiative Provides Opportunities for Rural Communities to Plan for the Future


    Sacramento, Calif. - - (October 16, 2018) - - Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized four cooperative agreements to help rural communities create and implement economic development plans. “Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdu
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  • U.S. Department of the Interior Announces Multi-Billion Dollar Regulatory Relief in FY 2018

    U.S. Department of the Interior Announces Multi-Billion Dollar Regulatory Relief in FY 2018



    (October 17, 2018) - - On this date the U.S. Department of the Interior published the following information:


    Washington, DC - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced its success in reducing the Department's regulatory burden in support of and compliance with President Donald Trump's Executive Order 13771 on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs. Interior has been a leader in the
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Replacement SNAP Benefits in 12 Hurricane-Impacted Florida Counties

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Replacement SNAP Benefits in 12 Hurricane-Impacted Florida Counties


    Washington, DC - - (October 16, 2018) - - Households impacted by Hurricane Michael in 12 Florida counties could be eligible for mass replacement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced. This is one of several steps USDA is taking to ensure Floridians in need have the means to purchase food. “Many Florida residents lost everything, including food they h...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Compliance Assistance Tools To Assist New and Small Businesses

    U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Compliance Assistance Tools To Assist New and Small Businesses




    Washington, DC - - (October 17, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the launch of the New and Small Business Assistance and the Compliance Assistance Toolkits webpages. These new online tools assist American small businesses and workers with simple, straightforward resources that provide critical Wage and Hour Division (WHD) information, as well as links to other resources. The webpages were established in response...
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Launches - - HUMANS OF HUD - - Photoblog

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Launches - - HUMANS OF HUD - - Photoblog


    Project highlights the trials and triumphs of the people HUD serves



    Washington, DC - - (October 16, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the launch of ‘Humans of HUD’ – a photoblog dedicated to documenting the journeys of people who are impacted by the Department’s programs and services. The inspiring collection of photos and stories are part of an ongoing, intimate
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments



    Total Exceeds $4.8 Billion


    Washington, DC - - (October 12, 2018) - - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. Approximately
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Waiver to Expedite Border Wall Gate Construction Project in Texas

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Waiver to Expedite Border Wall Gate Construction Project in Texas



    Washington, DC - - (October 10, 2018) - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a waiver to ensure the expeditious construction of gates in existing wall structure near the international border in the state of Texas. The waiver was published in the Federal Register Oct. 10, 2018. This waiver is issued pursuant to authority granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security by Congress. Congress has provided the Secreta...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Strategy to Protect the Homeland from Electromagnetic Incidents

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Strategy to Protect the Homeland from Electromagnetic Incidents




    (October 9, 2018) - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the release of the Strategy for Protecting and Preparing the Homeland against Threats from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD). The Strategy lays out a clear vision and an approach for DHS to take to protect critical infrastructure and prepare to respond and recover from potentially catastrophic electromagnetic incidents. The Strateg...
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  • Statement from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Press Secretary on Recent Media Reports of Potential Supply Chain Compromise

    Statement from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Press Secretary on Recent Media Reports of Potential Supply Chain Compromise




    (October 6, 2018) - - Today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information: “The Department of Homeland Security is aware of the media reports of a technology supply chain compromise. Like our partners in the UK, the National Cyber Security Centre, at this time we have no reason to doubt the statements from the companies named in th...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Forms Search Commission to Locate Candidates for the Under Secretary for Health

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Forms Search Commission to Locate Candidates for the Under Secretary for Health



    Washington, DC - - (October 4, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on Oct. 1 established a search commission, who will help identify candidates for the Under Secretary for Health position, which oversees the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). VA has identified individuals who possess the expertise and willingness to serve on this important commission, with experience that is broad, relevant and consistent ...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Energy Meet with Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council, Announce Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Energy Meet with Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council, Announce Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative


    (October 3, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: On October 2, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) met with the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske and National Protection ...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 2.6 Million Dollars in Prizes to Redesign Dialysis as Part of KidneyX

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces $2.6 Million in Prizes to Redesign Dialysis as Part of KidneyX




    (September 28, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) have committed $2,265,000 in prize money for “KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis,” a prize competition that challenges the public to develop better treatment options for patients with kidney failure. This prize competition is the first in a planned series of Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) prize competitions...
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  • More Than 50 Million Dollars in Grants from U.S. Department of the Interior Will Support State Wildlife Conservation Projects

    More Than $50 Million in Grants from U.S. Department of the Interior Will Support State Wildlife Conservation Projects



    Washington, DC - - (September 28, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced over $50 million in funding to states through the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Program. The funds will support state conservation efforts of non-game fish and wildlife.

    The SWG Program is the only federal program with the explicit goal of preventing endangered species listings.

    “Collaborative conservation is a joint effort,” said Secretary Zinke. “When the federal and
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Awards New Leases to Provide Health Care Facilities to Veterans

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Awards New Leases to Provide Health Care Facilities to Veterans



    Washington, DC - - (October 2, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently awarded 13 major leases to improve access to care and deliver health care facilities to Veterans. These awards are a result of VA’s leasing business transformation effort to improve the timeliness of the lease procurement process. “These awards are the next step in increasing access for our Veterans across the country,” ...
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  • Department of Energy Announces 30 Million Dollars for Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies

    Department of Energy Announces $30 Million for Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies



    Washington, DC - - (September 27, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing up to $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) under the second closing of the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE’s) Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies funding opportunity announcement. Selected projects will support the development of solvent, sorbent, and membrane technologies to address scientific challenges and knowledge gaps associated with reducing the cost of...
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