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  • U.S. Department of Energy Announces 35 Million Dollars in Funding for Hydrokinetic Turbine Development

    U.S. Department of Energy Announces $35 Million in Funding for Hydrokinetic Turbine Development | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Energy [DOE] news release: November 24, 2020)


    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $35 million in funding for 11 projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS) program. SHARKS teams will develop new economically competitive Hydrokinetic Turbines (HKT) designs for tidal and riverine currents. “Hydrokinetic energy is an abundant renewable resource that can boost grid resiliency and reduce infrastructure vulnerability, but it is currently a cost prohibitive option compared to other energy generating sources,” said ARPA-E Director Lane Genatowski. “SHARKS teams will address this barrier by designing new, efficient HKT systems that utilize America’s tidal, riverine, a...
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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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  • FDA Offers Guidance to Enhance Diversity in Clinical Trials, Encourage Inclusivity in Medical Product Development

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Offers Guidance to Enhance Diversity in Clinical Trials, Encourage Inclusivity in Medical Product Development | site |




    (November 9, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:


    November 09, 2020

    Statement From: Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration Stephen M. Hahn M.D. Throughout my career as a cancer doctor and medical researcher, I have been concerned about and have sought to address issues related to health care disparities. One important step that researchers and medical product sponsors can take to confront health care disparities is to make sure that clinical trials for medical products are more inclusive of multiple populations. We have seen these health care disparities, for example, during our fight against COVID-19, as certain segments of the population (e.g., older adults, pregnant women, children, a
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  • HUD Awards 9.4 Million Dollars in Research Grants to Reduce Housing-related Health Hazards

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards $9.4 Million in Research Grants to Reduce Housing-related Health Hazards| site |


    Funding to improve methods to identify and control key residential hazards


    (October 26, 2020) - - Today, October 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $9.4 million to 13 universities and public health organizations to improve our understanding of the longer term impact of housing interventions targeting lead and other residential hazards and improve methods to identify and control residential health hazards such as pests, injury hazards, and asthma triggers. These grants are particularly important to improve our ability to protect vulnerable populations, such as children and seniors, from exposure to these hazards. Read a complete project-by-project summary
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  • Joint IMFC and Development Committee Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin

    Joint IMFC and Development Committee Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin

    Joint IMFC and Development Committee Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin | site |


    (October 14, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information:



    Joint IMFC and Development Committee Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin


    WASHINGTON – As we begin the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, we find ourselves seven months into a global economic and health crisis unlike any the world has previously faced. Since March, the World Bank and IMF have helped countries respond quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic, adapting their operations to provide urgently needed emergency finance and advice to over 130 countries. As countries continue to respond to the crisis and move toward recovery, the IMF and World Bank will remain instrumental players, helping countries restore economic stability and lay the groundwork for a robust medium-term recovery characterized...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson marks Foster Youth To Independence Initiative Milestone

    U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson marks Foster Youth To Independence Initiative Milestone| site |



    More than 800 Former Foster Youth Are Paving Their Own Way with a FYI Voucher


    (October 6, 2020) - - Today, October 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    DENVER, CO - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today traveled to Denver to mark that the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative has awarded 844 vouchers in the first year of the program to former foster youth at risk of homelessness. Secretary Carson held a roundtable discussion with voucher recipients and toured a recipient’s apartment.
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  • Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Annual Meetings of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Annual Meetings of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development | site |


    (October 7, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, as the Governor for the United States of America, issued the following statement on the 2020 Annual Meetings of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: On behalf of the United States, I would like to thank the Management and Staff of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for their efforts to make it possible for the Board of Governors to meet and vote virtually and the substantial assistance the EBRD has provided to help countries and businesses large and small manage the significant economic effects of COVID-19. I would also like to thank Acting President Jürgen Rigterink for helping to guide the EBRD through the leadership transition.
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  • HUD and Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey

    HUD and Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey | site |


    2019 survey provides pre-pandemic insights on home accessibility, food security, and housing costs



    (September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - According to the new 2019 American Housing Survey (AHS) released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of American renter households spending 30 percent or more of their income on housing costs held steady at 51 percent between 2017 and 2019.


    The 2019 AHS offers the most comprehensive picture of the nation’s housing inventory pre-pandemic. As researchers try to understand more current data on the state of housing from multiple data sources, the new survey informs our understanding
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  • Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Continues to Facilitate Development of Treatments

    Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Continues to Facilitate Development of Treatments | site |




    (March 19, 2020) - - Today (March 19, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to play a critical role in the multifaceted all-of-government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes, among other things, facilitating medical countermeasures to treat and prevent the disease, and surveilling the medical product and food supply chains for potential shortages or disruptions and helping to mitigate such impacts, as necessary. As part of those efforts, President Trump has directed the FDA to continue its work with the public and private sector to ensure the availability of potentially safe and effective life-saving drugs to patients who are in desperate need, including those infected with COVID-19. The FDA has been working closely with other gove...
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  • HHS Supports Development of First High-Throughput COVID-19 Diagnostic Test

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Supports Development of First High-Throughput COVID-19 Diagnostic Test| site |




    (March 9, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    A diagnostic test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - designed for use in a diagnostic system that can process up to 1,000 tests in 24 hours - will receive advanced development support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The molecular diagnostic test from Hologic, Inc. becomes the first COVID-19 product selected for development through ASPR's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority streamlined selection process, called an easy broad agency announcement (EZ-BAA). "Early, rapid diagnosis is essential for clinicians and their patients to treat infections appropriately and take immediate acti
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Solicits Proposals for Development of Medical Products for Novel Coronavirus

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Solicits Proposals for Development of Medical Products for Novel Coronavirus| site |




    (March 6, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information:

    As part of the government-wide effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in U.S. communities, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has updated a broad agency announcement (BAA) to focus specifically on products to diagnose, prevent or treat coronavirus infections.

    The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), issued the BAA, BAA-18-100-SOL-00003-Amendment 13, to solicit proposals for advanced development and licensure of COVID-19 diagnostics, vaccines, or medicines such as therapeutics or antivirals. “Amid the expanding global outbreak of COVID-19, Americans n
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Final Rule to Enhance Air Carrier Pilot Development

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Final Rule to Enhance Air Carrier Pilot Development| site |



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

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a final rule aimed at enhancing the professional development of air carrier pilots. The Pilot Professional Development rule requires specific training for newly-hired pilots and supplemental training for captains. “When I met with the Colgan Flight 3407 families, they emphasized how important this rule on pilot training was in elevating safety in the aviation sector. I am glad that the Department has been successful in finalizing this rule,” said U. S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. All captains are now required to receive leadership and command training, as well as mentoring training, so that they may effectively mentor
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Seeks Abstract Submissions for 2019-nCoV Diagnostics Development

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Seeks Abstract Submissions for 2019-nCoV Diagnostics Development| site |



    (February 5, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    As part of the U.S. government's ongoing public health response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the opening of an Easy Broad Agency Announcement (EZ-BAA) for development of 2019-nCoV diagnostics and is now accepting abstract submissions for potential funding.

    Under this EZ BAA, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, will review concise abstract submissions for development funding of 2019-nCoV molecular diagnostics. The diagnostics must utilize platforms already cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,
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  • FDA Announces Key Actions to Advance Development of Novel Coronavirus Medical Countermeasures

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Announces Key Actions to Advance Development of Novel Coronavirus Medical Countermeasures | site |



    (January 27, 2020) - - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published (today, January 27, 2020) the following information:

    (Silver Spring, MD) – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced critical actions to advance development of novel coronavirus medical countermeasures.

    As with any emerging public health threat, the FDA will collaborate with interagency partners, product developers, international partners and global regulators to expedite the development and availability of medical products needed to diagnose, treat, mitigate and prevent such outbreaks.

    “We have a vital mission to protect and promote public health and the FDA is closely collaborating with our domestic and international public health partners to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus that emerged
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issues Improved Fair Housing Rule

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issues Improved Fair Housing Rule| site |



    (January 7, 2020) - - Today (January 7, 2020), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published its proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which offers clearer guidance to states and local governments to help them improve affordable housing choices in their community. Read HUD's proposed rule. "HUD's commitment to Fair Housing remains as steadfast as ever before, and this improved rule reaffirms our mission of giving people more affordable housing options in communities across the country," said Secretary Carson. "By fixing the old Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, localities now have the flexibility to devise housing plans that fit their unique needs and provide families with more housing choices within their reach
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    U.S. Department of Energy Announces 35 Million Dollars in Funding for Hydrokinetic Turbine Development
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    U.S. Department of Energy Announces $35 Million in Funding for Hydrokinetic Turbine Development | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Energy [DOE] news release: November 24, 2020)


    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $35 million in funding for 11 projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS) program. SHARKS teams will develop new economically competitive Hydrokinetic Turbines (HKT) designs for tidal and riverine currents. “Hydrokinetic energy is an abundant renewable resource that can boost grid resiliency and reduce infrastructure vulnerability, but it is currently a cost prohibitive option compared to other energy generating sources,” said ARPA-E Director Lane Genatowski. “SHARKS teams will address this barrier by designing new, efficient HKT systems that utilize America’s tidal, riverine, a...
    11-27-2020, 10:55 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
    FDA Offers Guidance to Enhance Diversity in Clinical Trials, Encourage Inclusivity in Medical Product Development
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Offers Guidance to Enhance Diversity in Clinical Trials, Encourage Inclusivity in Medical Product Development | site |




    (November 9, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:


    November 09, 2020

    Statement From: Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration Stephen M. Hahn M.D. Throughout my career as a cancer doctor and medical researcher, I have been concerned about and have sought to address issues related to health care disparities. One important step that researchers and medical product sponsors can take to confront health care disparities is to make sure that clinical trials for medical products are more inclusive of multiple populations. We have seen these health care disparities, for example, during our fight against COVID-19, as certain segments of the population (e.g., older adults, pregnant women, children, a
    ...
    11-09-2020, 09:31 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HUD Awards 9.4 Million Dollars in Research Grants to Reduce Housing-related Health Hazards
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards $9.4 Million in Research Grants to Reduce Housing-related Health Hazards| site |


    Funding to improve methods to identify and control key residential hazards


    (October 26, 2020) - - Today, October 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $9.4 million to 13 universities and public health organizations to improve our understanding of the longer term impact of housing interventions targeting lead and other residential hazards and improve methods to identify and control residential health hazards such as pests, injury hazards, and asthma triggers. These grants are particularly important to improve our ability to protect vulnerable populations, such as children and seniors, from exposure to these hazards. Read a complete project-by-project summary
    ...
    10-27-2020, 08:53 AM
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    Joint IMFC and Development Committee Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Joint IMFC and Development Committee Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin | site |


    (October 14, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information:



    Joint IMFC and Development Committee Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin


    WASHINGTON – As we begin the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, we find ourselves seven months into a global economic and health crisis unlike any the world has previously faced. Since March, the World Bank and IMF have helped countries respond quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic, adapting their operations to provide urgently needed emergency finance and advice to over 130 countries. As countries continue to respond to the crisis and move toward recovery, the IMF and World Bank will remain instrumental players, helping countries restore economic stability and lay the groundwork for a robust medium-term recovery characterized...
    10-15-2020, 01:18 AM

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