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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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  • CPSC Announces 2 Million Dollars in Pool Safely Grants Available for State and Local Governments to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments

    Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces $2 Million in Pool Safely Grants Available for State and Local Governments to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments; Apply Now | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission press release dated: May 28, 2021) Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking applications for a Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP or grant program) offered to state and local governments. CPSC will award up to a total of $2 million in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas. The PSGP is a part of CPSC's national campaign to make drowning and drain entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority. The grant program is made possible through the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGB Act), legislation authored and advanced by Rep. Debbie Wasserma...
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  • U.S. Education Secretary Cardona Holds Virtual Roundtable to Discuss the Importance of Providing Pell Grants for Incarcerated Individuals

    U.S. Education Secretary Cardona Holds Virtual Roundtable to Discuss the Importance of Providing Pell Grants for Incarcerated Individuals | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: May 25, 2021) This afternoon, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona held a virtual roundtable to showcase the importance of providing Pell Grants for incarcerated individuals by speaking with students and former students who took college courses in prison. This session allowed the Secretary to hear directly from students who have gone through college in prison programs and provided insight on how we can best serve these students going forward. Secretary Cardona launched the discussion and listened as the students shared their stories. “I am so glad to be here to talk with you today and thank each of you for your willingness to share your stories with me. College in prison programs have an important mission th...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 3 Billion Dollars in American Rescue Plan Funding for SAMHSA Block Grants to Address Addiction, Mental Health Crisis

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces $3 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funding for SAMHSA Block Grants to Address Addiction, Mental Health Crisis | site |


    HHS Secretary Becerra forms new Behavioral Health Coordinating Council


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: May 18, 2021) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is distributing $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funding — the largest aggregate amount of funding to date for its mental health and substance use block grant programs. The Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) Program and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program (SABG) will disperse $1.5 billion each to states and territories (with the latter also awarding money to a tribe). This follows the March announcement of supplemental funding of nearly $2.5 billion ...
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  • Federal Communications Commission Grants additional Rural Tribal Spectrum Licenses

    Federal Communications Commission Grants additional Rural Tribal Spectrum Licenses | site |



    Mid-Band Spectrum Licenses Granted to Facilitate Providing Advanced Wireless Communications Like 5G to 40 Native Communities


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: May 13, 2021) Washington, May 13, 2021 - - The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has granted an additional 40 spectrum licenses in the 2.5 GHz band to help connect rural Tribal communities. This valuable mid-band spectrum can be used for 5G and other advanced wireless services. “Wireless spectrum in the hands of the unserved and underserved is a powerful tool,” said FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “This is especially true for Tribes, which should have the opportunity to offer their communities the broadband access that is so critical for participation in the digital age. I am committed to continuing our efforts to make tha...
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  • IRS grants Dyed Diesel Fuel Penalty Relief due to Disruptions of the Fuel Supply Chain

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service grants Dyed Diesel Fuel Penalty Relief due to Disruptions of the Fuel Supply Chain | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release dated: May 13, 2021) Washington - - The Internal Revenue Service, in response to disruptions of the fuel supply chain, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway in the states of Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. This relief is retroactive to May 7, 2021, and will remain in effect through May 21, 2021. This penalty relief is available to any person that sells or uses dyed diesel fuel for highway use. In the case of the operator of the vehicle in which the dyed diesel fuel is used, the relief is available only if the operator or the person selling such fuel pays the tax of 24.4 cents per...
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  • USDA Awards 15 Million Dollars in Grants to Expand Wood Products, Wood Energy Markets and Community Forests

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards $15 Million in Grants to Expand Wood Products, Wood Energy Markets and Community Forests | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: May 7, 2021) Washington, May 7, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today awarded more than $15 million to fund grant proposals to develop and expand the use of wood products, strengthen emerging wood energy markets and protect community forests. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement in Colorado today while visiting prescribed fire and wildfire recovery areas adjacent to the Roosevelt National Forest Northern Colorado Front Range landscape. The grant funding, delivered through USDA Forest Service programs, will support 60 projects that cover a diverse range of activities from the development of affordable housing to expanding markets for mass timber, biochar, wood energy and other emerging wood products....
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  • U.S. Department of Labor awards 8M Dollars in Grants to engage Cocoa Cooperatives to combat Child Labor in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

    U.S. Department of Labor awards $8M in Grants to engage Cocoa Cooperatives to combat Child Labor in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: February 9, 2021)

    Washington, DC - - Under a hot sun, a child wields a machete at work in the fields, forced to inhale pesticides sprayed by adults eager to maintain their cocoa crop. Sadly, it is a reality for too many children, particularly those at work in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana’s cocoa industries.

    A recent report by NORC, an independent research organization affiliated with the University of Chicago, shows that child labor in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana’s cocoa-producing regions remains a significant problem. The U.S. Department of Labor funded the report.

    In response, the department has announced the awards of two $4 million grants for cooperative agreements to Save the Children and Winrock International to implement
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  • U.S. Department of Labor awards 4.5M Dollars in Grants to reduce Child Labor in Madagascar's Mica-producing Communities

    U.S. Department of Labor awards $4.5M in Grants to reduce Child Labor in Madagascar's Mica-producing Communities | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: February 9, 2021) Washington, DC - - A boy toils long hours lugging mica from deep underground mines to the surface above and then sorts and processes the mineral. With no protection from razor sharp tools, the child’s work exposes him fully to the mica and sand dust kicked up in the mining and sorting processes. At the end of the supply chain, the mined and processed mica finds its way into the manufacture of many consumer products such as automobiles, cosmetics and electronics. To help reduce child labor in Madagascar, one of the leading suppliers of mica where an estimated 10,000 children work in the mines, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of a $4.5 million cooperative agreement to the United Nations Development Programme. The award w...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor awards 40 Million Dollars in Strengthening Community College Training Grants

    U.S. Department of Labor awards $40 Million in Strengthening Community College Training Grants | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor [DOL] press release: January 15, 2021)

    Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $40 million through the Strengthening Community College Training Grants program to build the capacity of community colleges to meet labor market demand for a skilled workforce. As the nation recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, community colleges are critical partners for the public workforce system to train the American workforce and build a pipeline of workers in critical industries such as health care, logistics and cybersecurity. The Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants aim to address the skill development needs of employers and to support workers in gaining skills and transitioning quickly from unemployment to employment. The grants also build the capacit...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Lead Federal Grants Management Innovations and Efficiencies

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Lead Federal Grants Management Innovations and Efficiencies | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: January 11, 2021)

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today formally designated the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Quality Service Management Office (QSMO) for grants to lead efforts to transform the Federal grants management process end-to-end. With this designation, the Grants QSMO will drive standardization and modernization of systems to increase efficiency and reduce burden for grant applicants and recipients and for the federal workforce government-wide. “The designation of HHS as the Grants QSMO affirms the long-standing role of HHS as the largest grant-making agency and leader in improving grants management. We look forward to working across the stakeholder community of awarding agencies, service pro...
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  • Secretary DeVos Announces More than 4 Billion Dollars Available in Emergency Education Grants for Governors to Help Students Continue Learning

    Secretary DeVos Announces More than $4 Billion Available in Emergency Education Grants for Governors to Help Students Continue Learning | site |



    $2.75 billion set aside by Congress to support disadvantaged students at non-public schools



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: January 8, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $4 billion in additional COVID-19 emergency relief is now available to governors to ensure learning continues for students of all ages and at all schools. This emergency relief aid, the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, has two components: supplemental GEER awards (GEER II) and the Emergency Assistance to Non-public Schools (EANS) awards, which comprise $2.75 billion of the total. These funds are authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, (CRRSA) Public Law 116-260...
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  • FCC Grants Additional 2.5 GHZ Rural Tribal Priority Window Licenses

    FCC Grants Additional 2.5 GHZ Rural Tribal Priority Window Licenses

    Federal Communications Commission Grants Additional 2.5 GHZ Rural Tribal Priority Window Licenses | site |




    22 Licenses Granted to Tribal Applicants for Prime Mid-Band Spectrum to Close Digital Divide by Enabling Advanced Wireless Communications, Including 5G



    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release: December 30, 2020)​​​​​​​

    Washington, December 30, 2020 - - The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has granted 22 additional applications for licenses to use the 2.5 GHz band to close the digital divide and to provide broadband and other advanced wireless services to rural Tribal communities. These spectrum licenses, which were granted to Tribal entities across the country through the agency’s first-of-its-kind Rural Tribal Priority Window, provide for exclusive use of up to 117.5 megahertz of 2.5 GHz band spectrum that can be used by Tribes to connect their communities. ...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor announces availability of 3.3 Million Dollars to Fund Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants

    U.S. Department of Labor announces availability of $3.3 Million to Fund Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release: December 22, 2020)

    Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of $3.3 million to fund Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants to states and outlying areas to expand their Federal Bonding Programs for individuals with criminal records, including those recovering from opioid and other drug addictions. Administered by the Department’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the grants will encourage states and workforce development partners to provide fidelity bonds to employers as a hiring tool for persons with criminal records. By doing so, ETA aims to improve employment outcomes and decrease recidivism for such individuals. The grants will also serve to educate employers and the public on fidelity bonds’ availability and benefit
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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency says Use FEMA Grants for Intended Purpose

    Federal Emergency Management Agency says Use FEMA Grants for Intended Purpose

    Federal Emergency Management Agency says Use FEMA Grants for Intended Purpose | site |


    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published the following information: PENSACOLA, Fla. – FEMA reminds Panhandle residents who have received federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Sally to use the money for its intended purpose and to keep receipts for three years. Disaster assistance is intended to help residents meet basic disaster-related needs. A letter explaining what the payment is to be used for arrives within a day or two of the check or direct deposit payment. If applicants spend the payment on anything other than the purpose for which it is intended, they may be denied future disaster assistance. In some cases, FEMA may ask that the money be returned. Those receiving assistance are urged to keep receipts for their disaster spending for three years to document that the money was used to meet disaster-relate...
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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
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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
    CPSC Announces 2 Million Dollars in Pool Safely Grants Available for State and Local Governments to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces $2 Million in Pool Safely Grants Available for State and Local Governments to Help Prevent Drownings and Drain Entrapments; Apply Now | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission press release dated: May 28, 2021) Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking applications for a Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP or grant program) offered to state and local governments. CPSC will award up to a total of $2 million in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas. The PSGP is a part of CPSC's national campaign to make drowning and drain entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority. The grant program is made possible through the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGB Act), legislation authored and advanced by Rep. Debbie Wasserma...
    06-12-2021, 04:09 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Secretary Cardona Holds Virtual Roundtable to Discuss the Importance of Providing Pell Grants for Incarcerated Individuals
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    U.S. Education Secretary Cardona Holds Virtual Roundtable to Discuss the Importance of Providing Pell Grants for Incarcerated Individuals | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: May 25, 2021) This afternoon, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona held a virtual roundtable to showcase the importance of providing Pell Grants for incarcerated individuals by speaking with students and former students who took college courses in prison. This session allowed the Secretary to hear directly from students who have gone through college in prison programs and provided insight on how we can best serve these students going forward. Secretary Cardona launched the discussion and listened as the students shared their stories. “I am so glad to be here to talk with you today and thank each of you for your willingness to share your stories with me. College in prison programs have an important mission th...
    05-29-2021, 07:58 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 3 Billion Dollars in American Rescue Plan Funding for SAMHSA Block Grants to Address Addiction, Mental Health Crisis
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces $3 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funding for SAMHSA Block Grants to Address Addiction, Mental Health Crisis | site |


    HHS Secretary Becerra forms new Behavioral Health Coordinating Council


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: May 18, 2021) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is distributing $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funding — the largest aggregate amount of funding to date for its mental health and substance use block grant programs. The Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) Program and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program (SABG) will disperse $1.5 billion each to states and territories (with the latter also awarding money to a tribe). This follows the March announcement of supplemental funding of nearly $2.5 billion ...
    05-18-2021, 10:22 PM
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    Federal Communications Commission Grants additional Rural Tribal Spectrum Licenses
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    Federal Communications Commission Grants additional Rural Tribal Spectrum Licenses | site |



    Mid-Band Spectrum Licenses Granted to Facilitate Providing Advanced Wireless Communications Like 5G to 40 Native Communities


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: May 13, 2021) Washington, May 13, 2021 - - The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has granted an additional 40 spectrum licenses in the 2.5 GHz band to help connect rural Tribal communities. This valuable mid-band spectrum can be used for 5G and other advanced wireless services. “Wireless spectrum in the hands of the unserved and underserved is a powerful tool,” said FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “This is especially true for Tribes, which should have the opportunity to offer their communities the broadband access that is so critical for participation in the digital age. I am committed to continuing our efforts to make tha...
    05-14-2021, 10:26 AM

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