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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Funding to Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Maryland, College Park

    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Funding to Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Maryland, College Park | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 10, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the awarding of $400,000 in funding to the University of Maryland, Division of Research to provide training and counseling as a Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) serving veteran small business owners in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

    The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, has an initial project year of 11 months with up to four additional one-year option periods, subject to the availability of funds. The project period is effective starting June 1, 2021 and ends on April 30, 2026. “The military small business community – which inclu
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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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  • CMS Issues Guidance on American Rescue Plan Funding for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Issues Guidance on American Rescue Plan Funding for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services | site |



    Guidance Helps States Access Additional Federal Funds for Critical Services Supporting Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: May 13, 2021) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing guidance on how states can receive enhanced funding, provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), to increase access to home and community based services (HCBS) for Medicaid beneficiaries. These benefits provide critical services to millions of older adults and individuals with disabilities, allowing them to receive health services in their homes and communities, rather than in nursing homes and other institutions. Today’s guidance is a key tool to assist s...
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  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Yellen on the President’s FY22 Discretionary Funding Request

    Statement by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Yellen on the President’s FY22 Discretionary Funding Request | site |



    President Outlines Proposals to Support Fairness and Equity in Our Tax System, Invest in Communities and Small Businesses, and Safeguard the U.S. Financial System from Illicit Actors


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: April 9, 2021)


    Washington - - The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s priorities for fiscal year 2022 discretionary spending. The funding request invests in the core foundations of our country’s strength and advances key Treasury Department priorities, including ensuring that all Americans are treated fairly by our tax system, expanding programs that offer loans to start-ups and small businesses to promote affordable housing and community revitalization projects, and closing loopholes that allow illicit actors to...
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  • HUD renews Funding for Thousands of Local Homeless Programs

    HUD renews Funding for Thousands of Local Homeless Programs

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development renews Funding for Thousands of Local Homeless Programs | site |



    $2.5 billion to renew existing grants for more than 6,500 community-based housing and service providers



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: January 29, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $2.5 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will provide critically needed support to 6,597 local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. See local impact of funding below. Due to the pandemic, the funding announced today renews grants for existing programs. This process was dramatically streamlined because communities have been and will continue to be consumed wi...
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  • SBA Announces Recipients of Tibbetts Awards for Demonstrating Significant Economic and Social Impact from R&D Funding

    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Recipients of Tibbetts Awards for Demonstrating Significant Economic and Social Impact from R&D Funding | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: January 14, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced 38 companies, seven organizations and 14 individuals as the winners of the prestigious Tibbetts Award for their accomplishments in creating cutting-edge technologies. The Tibbetts Awards, named after Roland Tibbetts, the founder of the SBIR Program, honors these awardees for the exceptional successes they achieved through SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. “For nearly four decades, the SBIR and STTR programs have been assisting small businesses with launching ideas from conception to market. The Tibbetts Awards highlight our nation’s ...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 22 Billion Dollars in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces $22 Billion in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: January 6, 2021)

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced two upcoming actions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide more than $22 billion in funding to states, localities, and territories in support of the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as directed by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

    Funding will provide critical support for testing and vaccination-related activities to jurisdictions before January 19, 2021:
    • More than $19 billion will be allocated to jurisdictions through the existing CDC Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) cooperative agreement. These awards will support testing, contract tracing, surveillance,
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  • HHS Increases and Begins Distributing Over 24 Billion Dollars in Phase 3 COVID-19 Provider Relief Funding

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Increases and Begins Distributing Over $24 Billion in Phase 3 COVID-19 Provider Relief Funding | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release: December 16, 2020)

    Today, the Trump Administration, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is announcing it has completed review of Phase 3 applications from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) program and will distribute $24.5 billion to over 70,000 providers. Up from the $20 billion originally planned, the addition of another $4.5 billion in funding is being used to satisfy close to 90 percent of each applicant’s reported lost revenues and net change in expenses caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the first half of 2020. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recognizes this pandemic has upended the health care system and caused significant financial hardships.
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces New Funding to Accelerate Education Innovation and Empower Teachers with Professional Development Options

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces New Funding to Accelerate Education Innovation and Empower Teachers with Professional Development Options | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 15, 2020)

    Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced $185 million in new grant funding for 28 school districts, institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations across the United States as part of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. These new grant awards will accelerate locally-driven innovation and improve academic achievement for high-needs students around the country. This year's funding supports a new, groundbreaking effort to empower teachers to personalize their professional development, rather than have it imposed on them by their state or school district. More than $72 million in new funding will help develop systems to enable teachers to select p
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  • U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement

    U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement | site |


    Department of Energy says "Approximately $50 Million in New Grants Will Support Energy Innovation"


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Energy press release: December 14, 2020)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs issued the second Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Fiscal Year 2021. The Phase I Release 2 FOA, with approximately $50 million in available funding, will allow small businesses to submit applications to establish the technical feasibility of new innovations that advance the Department’s mission. The following DOE program offices are participating in this FOA:
    • Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response
    • Office of Defense Nuclear Nonpr
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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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  • Interactive Online Portal to Provide Transparency on Use of CARES Act Education Funding

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Unveils Interactive Online Portal to Provide Transparency on Use of CARES Act Education Funding by States, Grantees | site |


    Education Department says portal shows billions of dollars left unspent as many schools across the country remain closed


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: November 20, 2020)

    Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a new online portal that clearly shows if states, local educational agencies (LEAs), and institutions of higher education (IHEs) are using the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act's $31 billion Education Stabilization Fund (ESF) meant to keep learning going for students during the pandemic. The portal captures awards and expenditures reported as of Sept. 30, six months after enactment of the CARES Act. The interactive data map and other informational tools can be found at
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  • U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary’s Order Increases Flexibility and Empowers States

    U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary’s Order Increases Flexibility and Empowers States to Support Healthy Active Communities with Unprecedented LWCF Funding | site |


    (Novemner 13, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of the Interior published the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, US Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt established criteria to invest unprecedented funding in state and local communities that will enhance recreation and conservation, and he outlined the steps Interior is taking to implement the Trump Administration’s historic Great American Outdoors Act, the greatest conservation funding law in US history. “Under the leadership of President Trump, Interior is hard at work to implement this landmark legislation and to be stewards of the money Congress has entrusted us to manage,” said Secretary Bernhardt. “These actions ensure land acquisitions will increase recreation opportunities, enhance conservation benefits a...
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  • U.S. Department of Energy Announces Energy Incubator Funding Opportunity

    U.S. Department of Energy Announces Energy Incubator Funding Opportunity

    U.S. Department of Energy Announces Energy Incubator Funding Opportunity | site |


    EPIC Program to Support Hardware Development and Testing in Regional Innovation Clusters


    (October 29, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Energy published today, October 29, 2020, the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for its Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC). With up to $4 million in available funding, the EPIC FOA is the second of a two-part, $5 million program sponsored by DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT). The FOA seeks to recognize innovation accelerating organizations focused on stimulating energy hardware development and related supportive ecosystems. “The Department of Energy is home to the world’s greatest R&D talent, and America succeeds when there is a comprehensive value chain that encompasses all levels of technological develo...
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Funding to Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Maryland, College Park
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Funding to Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Maryland, College Park | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 10, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the awarding of $400,000 in funding to the University of Maryland, Division of Research to provide training and counseling as a Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) serving veteran small business owners in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

    The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, has an initial project year of 11 months with up to four additional one-year option periods, subject to the availability of funds. The project period is effective starting June 1, 2021 and ends on April 30, 2026. “The military small business community – which inclu
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    06-16-2021, 02:28 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HUD announces 145 Million Dollars Funding Opportunity to address the Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CMS Issues Guidance on American Rescue Plan Funding for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Issues Guidance on American Rescue Plan Funding for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services | site |



    Guidance Helps States Access Additional Federal Funds for Critical Services Supporting Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: May 13, 2021) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing guidance on how states can receive enhanced funding, provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), to increase access to home and community based services (HCBS) for Medicaid beneficiaries. These benefits provide critical services to millions of older adults and individuals with disabilities, allowing them to receive health services in their homes and communities, rather than in nursing homes and other institutions. Today’s guidance is a key tool to assist s...
    05-14-2021, 04:02 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Statement by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Yellen on the President’s FY22 Discretionary Funding Request
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Statement by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Yellen on the President’s FY22 Discretionary Funding Request | site |



    President Outlines Proposals to Support Fairness and Equity in Our Tax System, Invest in Communities and Small Businesses, and Safeguard the U.S. Financial System from Illicit Actors


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: April 9, 2021)


    Washington - - The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s priorities for fiscal year 2022 discretionary spending. The funding request invests in the core foundations of our country’s strength and advances key Treasury Department priorities, including ensuring that all Americans are treated fairly by our tax system, expanding programs that offer loans to start-ups and small businesses to promote affordable housing and community revitalization projects, and closing loopholes that allow illicit actors to...
    04-13-2021, 10:28 PM
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    HUD renews Funding for Thousands of Local Homeless Programs
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development renews Funding for Thousands of Local Homeless Programs | site |



    $2.5 billion to renew existing grants for more than 6,500 community-based housing and service providers



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: January 29, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $2.5 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will provide critically needed support to 6,597 local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. See local impact of funding below. Due to the pandemic, the funding announced today renews grants for existing programs. This process was dramatically streamlined because communities have been and will continue to be consumed wi...
    02-01-2021, 06:45 AM

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