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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. Department of Education Announces Additional Funding For Earn-and-Learn Opportunities to Prepare Postsecondary Students for Career Success

    U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional Funding For Earn-and-Learn Opportunities to Prepare Postsecondary Students for Career Success | site |



    (October 21, 2020) - - Today, October 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today additional funding for the Federal Work Study (FWS) Experimental Sites, an initiative which expands earn-and-learn opportunities for students by removing barriers to off-campus jobs, allowing students to work more hours, and permitting institutions to pay students for work-based learning such as apprenticeships, externships, and clinical rotations. Initiated in February 2020, the FWS Experimental Sites at 190 institutions have incentivized student work opportunities that provide not only a paycheck, but meaningful skills training that aligns with students’ future career goals. This funding will be used both to supplem...
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  • EPA Announces the Selection of Organizations to Receive Funding for Healthy Learning Environments

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces the Selection of Organizations to Receive Funding for Healthy Learning Environments| site |


    (October 8, 2020) - - Today, October 8, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the following information:

    WASHINGTON (Oct 8, 2020) — In celebration of Children’s Health Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to award a total of $290,000 in EPA funding through the agency’s FY 2020 Children’s Healthy Learning Environments Grant Initiative.

    These EPA grants support capacity-building to address children’s environmental health in school and childcare settings.

    “Reducing exposures to unhealthy school and childcare settings through the adoption of healthy environment best practices, which both projects aim to do, can lead to improved children’s health, attendance, concentration, and performance,” said Jeanne Briskin, Director of EPA’s Office of Children’s
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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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  • Federal Reserve Board announces establishment of a Commercial Paper Funding Facility

    Federal Reserve Board announces establishment of a Commercial Paper Funding Facility| site |



    Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF) to support the flow of credit to households and businesses


    (March 17, 2020) - - Today (March 17, 2020), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board announced today that it will establish a Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF) to support the flow of credit to households and businesses. Commercial paper markets directly finance a wide range of economic activity, supplying credit and funding for auto loans and mortgages as well as liquidity to meet the operational needs of a range of companies. By ensuring the smooth functioning of this market, particularly in times of strain, the Federal Reserve is providing credit that will support families, businesses, and jobs across the economy. The CPFF will provide a liquidity backstop to U.S. iss...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Initial Funding to Jurisdictions Supporting COVID-19 Response

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Initial Funding to Jurisdictions Supporting COVID-19 Response| site |



    (March 4, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published (today) the following information: Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing upcoming action to provide initial resources to a limited number of state and local jurisdictions in support of our nation’s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “State and local governments are the backbone of our public health system. They have been essential partners in the ongoing work to contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the United States,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “The Trump Administration is acting swiftly through every avenue we have to ensure state and local governments have the support they need to combat this outbreak.” “CDC is committed to wo...
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    SBA Announces Recipients of Tibbetts Awards for Demonstrating Significant Economic and Social Impact from R&D Funding
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    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 ...
    01-15-2021, 09:28 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 22 Billion Dollars in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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,
    ...
    01-07-2021, 10:30 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HHS Increases and Begins Distributing Over 24 Billion Dollars in Phase 3 COVID-19 Provider Relief Funding
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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.
    ...
    12-18-2020, 04:17 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces New Funding to Accelerate Education Innovation and Empower Teachers with Professional Development Options
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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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    12-16-2020, 08:43 AM
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    U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement
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    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
    ...
    12-15-2020, 02:15 AM

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