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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. 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. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges alleged U.S. Promoters of 2 Billion Dollars Global Crypto Lending Securities Offering

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges alleged U.S. Promoters of $2 Billion Global Crypto Lending Securities Offering | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release dated: May 28, 2021)

    Washington D.C., May 28, 2021 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it has filed an action against five individuals alleging that they promoted a global unregistered digital asset securities offering that raised over $2 billion from retail investors. According to the SEC's complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from approximately January 2017 to January 2018, BitConnect used a network of promoters, including U.S.-based Trevon Brown (a.k.a. Trevon James), Craig Grant, Ryan Maasen, and Michael Noble (a.k.a. Michael Crypto) to market and sell securities in its "lending program." The SEC's complaint alleges that these promoters o...
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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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  • 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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  • HUD announces 5 Billion Dollars to house People experiencing Homelessness

    HUD announces 5 Billion Dollars to house People experiencing Homelessness

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $5 Billion to house People experiencing Homelessness | site |



    Secretary Fudge: “With HUD’s swift allocation of this $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funding, we are providing communities the resources to give homes to the people who have had to endure the COVID-19 pandemic without one.”


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 17, 2021)

    Washington - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the allocation of $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds for emergency housing vouchers for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Secretary Fudge made the announcement during a Zoom call with Congressman David Price (NC), Senator Patty Murray (WA), Dallas, TX Mayor Eric Johnson, and Oakland, CA Mayor Libby...
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  • Federal Communications Commission to launch 7.17 Billion Dollars Connectivity Program

    Federal Communications Commission to launch $7.17 Billion Connectivity Program | site |


    New Program Provides Funding to Schools and Libraries Critical to Closing the Homework Gap


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: May 11, 2021) Washington, May 10, 2021 - - The Federal Communications Commission today unanimously adopted final rules to implement the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program. This $7.17 billion program, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will enable schools and libraries to purchase laptop and tablet computers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and broadband connectivity for students, school staff, and library patrons in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Far too often, students, teachers, and library patrons lack the access they need to broadband and connected devices. This need has become even more apparent during these unprecedented times,” said Jessica Rosenworce...
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  • USDA to Purchase 159.4 Million Dollars in Nutritious Consumer-Ready Seafood and More for Food Assistance Programs

    U.S. Department of Agriculture to Purchase $159.4 Million in Nutritious Consumer-Ready Seafood and More for Food Assistance Programs | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: May 13, 2021) Washington, May 13, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it will purchase up to $159.4 million in domestically produced seafood, fruits, legumes, and nuts for distribution to a variety of domestic food assistance programs, including charitable institutions. These purchases are being made utilizing funds under the authority of Section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act (Pub. L. 74-320), as amended (Section 32). This is one of many actions USDA is taking to address the disruptions in the food system supply chain and worsened food insecurity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The impacts of COVID-19 reverberated from our farms to our oceans,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “U.S. fisher...
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  • U.S. Department of the Treasury Distributes 742 Million Dollars to States and Territories through Homeowner Assistance Fund

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Distributes $742 Million to States and Territories through Homeowner Assistance Fund | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 13, 2021) Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it has distributed $742 million to 42 states and 3 territories through the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF). A part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s American Rescue Plan, HAF was designed to prevent mortgage delinquencies and defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacement of homeowners experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. “Today there are over 3 million homeowners behind on mortgage payments, and the pandemic has exacerbated the country’s already severe housing affordability crisis,” said Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo. “Treasury is focused on ensuring the American economy re...
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announces 1.69 Billion Dollars for Amtrak in Response to COVID-19

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announces $1.69 Billion for Amtrak in Response to COVID-19 | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration press release dated: April 27, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg today announced that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is making more than $1.69 billion available to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to provide relief from the impacts of COVID-19 to the company’s business operations, workforce, and state funding partners. The funding is provided under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. “Help is here. The President’s American Rescue Plan is already delivering for workers and the traveling public,” said Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This new assistance for Amtrak will get employees back to work and restore service on routes across the country, at a time ...
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  • Treasury Launches Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to Deliver 350 Billion Dollars

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Launches Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to Deliver $350 Billion | site |


    Aid to state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments will help bring back jobs, address pandemic’s economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong, equitable recovery


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 10, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the launch of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, to provide $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments. Treasury also released details on the ways funds can be used to respond to acute pandemic-response needs, fill revenue shortfalls among state and local governments, and support the communities and populations hardest-hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Eligible state,...
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces 5 Billion Dollars to Increase Affordable Housing to address Homelessness

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $5 Billion to Increase Affordable Housing to address Homelessness | site |


    Secretary Fudge: “With this strong funding, communities across the country will have the resources needed to get people housed and keep people home”


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: April 8, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the allocation of nearly $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to help communities across the country create affordable housing and services for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Secretary Fudge made the announcement during a Zoom call with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin. The supplemental funding is allocated through the HOME Invest...
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  • CDC Awards 3 Billion Dollars to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

    CDC Awards 3 Billion Dollars to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards $3 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs | site |



    CDC says Funding can be used for innovative partnerships with community-based organizations to increase vaccine uptake, including in underserved populations


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press release dated: April 6, 2021)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded funding to support local efforts to increase vaccine uptake by expanding COVID-19 vaccine programs and ensuring greater equity and access to vaccine by those disproportionately affected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The awards are part of $3 billion in funding that CDC has granted to 64 jurisdictions to bolster broad-based vaccine distribution, access, and administration efforts. The funding was made available by the American Rescue Plan and the Coronavirus Response an...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Up to 448 Million Dollars Loan for the 183A Phase III, 183S, and 290E Phase III Road Projects in Austin

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Up to $448 Million Loan for the 183A Phase III, 183S, and 290E Phase III Road Projects in Austin | site |



    Refinancing Projected to Save Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority More Than $80 Million


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: March 2, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) has provided an up to $448.38 million consolidated Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) for tollway projects in the Austin, Texas metropolitan area. This is the first TIFIA loan to be closed under the Biden Administration. This TIFIA loan will finance a new project and refinance and replace two current loans that the Bureau provided to CTRMA for t...
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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
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    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. Securities and Exchange Commission Awards More Than 23 Million Dollars to Whistleblowers
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    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 ...
    06-08-2021, 11:25 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges alleged U.S. Promoters of 2 Billion Dollars Global Crypto Lending Securities Offering
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges alleged U.S. Promoters of $2 Billion Global Crypto Lending Securities Offering | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release dated: May 28, 2021)

    Washington D.C., May 28, 2021 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it has filed an action against five individuals alleging that they promoted a global unregistered digital asset securities offering that raised over $2 billion from retail investors. According to the SEC's complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from approximately January 2017 to January 2018, BitConnect used a network of promoters, including U.S.-based Trevon Brown (a.k.a. Trevon James), Craig Grant, Ryan Maasen, and Michael Noble (a.k.a. Michael Crypto) to market and sell securities in its "lending program." The SEC's complaint alleges that these promoters o...
    05-30-2021, 03:54 AM
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    HUD announces 145 Million Dollars Funding Opportunity to address the Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness
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    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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    05-28-2021, 08:41 PM

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