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  • HUD Awards 9.4 Million Dollars in Research Grants to Reduce Housing-related Health Hazards

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


    Funding to improve methods to identify and control key residential hazards


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

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $9.4 million to 13 universities and public health organizations to improve our understanding of the longer term impact of housing interventions targeting lead and other residential hazards and improve methods to identify and control residential health hazards such as pests, injury hazards, and asthma triggers. These grants are particularly important to improve our ability to protect vulnerable populations, such as children and seniors, from exposure to these hazards. Read a complete project-by-project summary
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  • HUD Awards more than 12.5 Million Dollars in Housing Counseling Grants

    HUD Awards more than 12.5 Million Dollars in Housing Counseling Grants

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards more than $12.5 Million in Housing Counseling Grants| site |



    Supplemental funding will provide additional resources for HUD-approved housing counseling


    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information: WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $12.5 million in supplemental housing counseling grants. These supplemental grants will support quality housing counseling services, including the foreclosure avoidance and rental counseling services used by many families as they work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants awarded today will directly support the housing counseling services provided by 219 HUD-approved local housing counseling agencies, national and regional organizations, and state housing finance agencies (SHFAs) who competed un...
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces 335 Million Dollars in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $335 Million in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports| site |



    (September 24, 2020) - - Today, September 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will award $335 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 80 airports in 25 states. “Airport infrastructure projects funded by this $335 million in federal funding will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. A complete listing of grants and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website. The total includes $300 million from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and $35 million in Coronavirus Ai...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Awards 11.2 Million Dollars in Worker Safety and Health Training Grants

    U.S. Department of Labor Awards $11.2 Million in Worker Safety and Health Training Grants | site |



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded approximately $11.2 million in Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants to 90 nonprofit organizations nationwide. The grants will provide education and training programs to help workers and employers recognize serious workplace hazards, including the coronavirus, implement injury prevention measures and understand their rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Under President Trump’s Qualified Opportunity Zones Executive Order, OSHA awarded 80 grants to conduct occupational safety and health training in urban and economically distressed areas. The 2020 Harwood grant awards al
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Awards nearly 24 Million Dollars in Grants for Job Corps Scholars Program for At-Risk Youth

    U.S. Department of Labor Awards nearly $24 Million in Grants for Job Corps Scholars Program for At-Risk Youth| site |



    (May 28, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the awarding of 20 grants totaling nearly $24 million as part of the Job Corps Scholars Program, a new national demonstration project aimed at providing at-risk youth with job skills instruction, educational opportunities and individualized employment counseling. The grantees include accredited, two-year, public community colleges; accredited, public two- and four-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCU); and accredited tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCCU) that will serve Job Corps-eligible youth and young adults from 16 to 24 years of age. "As we look towards defeating coronavirus and reopening our economy, the Job Corps Scholars Program provides an innova...
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  • Maritime Administration Announces More Than $280 Million in Grants for Nation’s Ports

    Maritime Administration Announces More Than $280 Million in Grants for Nation’s Ports| site |


    New grants will provide critical infrastructure support


    (February 14, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it has awarded more than $280 million in discretionary grant funding through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program. This funding is designed to improve port facilities at or near coastal seaports. “Ports are gateways to the world and port infrastructure investments will improve the regional economy, increase productivity and economic competitiveness, and create more jobs,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The Port Infrastructure Development Program supports efforts by ports and industry stakeholders to improve facility and freight infrastructure...
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Proposes Expanded Access to TEACH Grants, Religious Liberty Protections for Faith-Based Institutions

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Proposes Expanded Access to TEACH Grants, Religious Liberty Protections for Faith-Based Institutions | site |



    (December 10, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed a new rule, open for public comment today, that would expand access to Teacher Education Assistance for College Higher Education (TEACH) Grants and ensure religious liberty is protected for faith-based higher education institutions and their students. The proposed regulations are the result of historic consensus the Department reached during negotiated rulemaking earlier this year. Secretary DeVos said regarding the proposed TEACH Grants update, "This proposed rule ensures educators who received TEACH Grants and who are meeting their service requirements do not have their grants converted to loans improperly or as a result of confusing bureaucratic paperwork.
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Grants Antitrust Immunity for Delta-Air France-KLM-Virgin Atlantic Joint Venture

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Department of Transportation Grants Antitrust Immunity for Delta-Air France-KLM-Virgin Atlantic Joint Venture | site |



    (November 21, 2019) - - Today (November 21, 2019), the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department has given final approval to an application by Delta Air Lines, Air France, KLM, and Virgin Atlantic to launch an expanded joint venture for all services between the United States and Europe. The expanded joint venture will replace two previously approved arrangements in the U.S.-United Kingdom and U.S.-continental Europe markets. The new joint venture will offer consumers the same benefits from the prior joint ventures, such as increased capacity and frequent flyer cooperation, as well as new benefits such as more options on European flights. The action by the Departmen...
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  • IRS announces 2020 Tax Counseling for the Elderly Grants

    IRS announces 2020 Tax Counseling for the Elderly Grants

    IRS announces 2020 Tax Counseling for the Elderly Grants | site |



    (November 22, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service recently awarded more than $9.8 million in Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) grants to organizations that provide free federal tax return preparation.

    This year, the IRS awarded grants to 27 TCE applicants from across the nation. The TCE grants cover one year. The IRS received 37 applications requesting $11.7 million. The TCE program, established in 1978, provides tax counseling and return preparation nationwide to people who are 60 or older. Volunteers receive training and technical assistance. The IRS forms partnerships with a wide variety of organizations across the country to develop TCE programs. Community partners include non-profit agencies, faith-based organizations and community centers. The IRS provides tax law tr
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Nearly One Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Grants to 354 Airports in 44 States

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Nearly One Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Grants to 354 Airports in 44 States| site |



    (September 23, 2019) - - Today (September 23, 2019), the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants to 354 airports in 44 states and Puerto Rico and Micronesia. This is the fifth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. “Infrastructure projects funded by these grants will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Selected projects include runway reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of firefighting facili...
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants| site |


    Communities in Alabama, Nebraska, Georgia and New Jersey awarded planning grants



    (September 19, 2019) - - Today (September 19, 2019), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - Expanding on its commitment to help local communities redevelop severely distressed HUD assisted housing and revitalize neighborhoods, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $5 million to four communities.

    Funded through HUD's Choice Neighborhoods program, these grants will help local leaders to craft comprehensive, homegrown plans to revitalize and transform these neighborhoods.

    HUD is awarding Choice Neighborhood Planning grants to the following communities:


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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces 225 Million Dollars in Grants

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $225 Million in Grants| site |


    (August 29, 2019) - - Today (August 29, 2019), the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation. “This $225 million in federal funding will enable 18 states to make vital upgrades to select bridges in rural areas,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. By law, the funds were restricted to states with population densities of less than 100 people per square-mile based on Census data. Twenty-five states met program qualifications. The funds must be used for highway bridge replacement or rehabilitation projects on public roads that leverage the effi...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Significant Upgrades to Chicago Rail Connection with More Than 130 Million Dollars in Infrastructure Grants

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Significant Upgrades to Chicago Rail Connection with More Than $130 Million in Infrastructure Grants




    Washington, DC - - (October 1, 2018) - - U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined today by Governor Bruce Rauner (R-IL) and members of the Illinois congressional delegation for a grant announcement marking the award of $132,034,680 to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The award funds the 75th Street Corridor Improvements and Argo Connections components of the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (C.R.E.A.T.E) project. This funding is provided through the $1.5 billion Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program in partnership with the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, Chicago’s METRA Commuter Rail, Amtrak and the nation’s freight...
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  • More Than 50 Million Dollars in Grants from U.S. Department of the Interior Will Support State Wildlife Conservation Projects

    More Than $50 Million in Grants from U.S. Department of the Interior Will Support State Wildlife Conservation Projects



    Washington, DC - - (September 28, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced over $50 million in funding to states through the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Program. The funds will support state conservation efforts of non-game fish and wildlife.

    The SWG Program is the only federal program with the explicit goal of preventing endangered species listings.

    “Collaborative conservation is a joint effort,” said Secretary Zinke. “When the federal and state governments work together, we can achieve the best outcomes. This funding is an investment in the future of our wildlife. When we can recover species before they are listed under the Endangered Species Act, that means more federal resources for the other species that need it most.” T
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Awards 12 Grants to Fund New Clinical Trials to Advance the Development of Medical Products for the Treatment of Rare Diseases

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Awards 12 Grants to Fund New Clinical Trials to Advance the Development of Medical Products for the Treatment of Rare Diseases



    (September 24, 2018) - - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has awarded 12 new clinical trial research grants totaling more than $18 million over the next four years to enhance the development of medical products for patients with rare diseases. These new grants were awarded to principal investigators from academia and industry across the country. “Developing a treatment for a rare disease can be especially challenging. Given the often small number of patients affected by certain very rare diseases, there can be limited markets for new treatments, and as a result fewer resources devoted to researching these opportunities,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “The FDA is committed to doing it...
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    HUD Awards 9.4 Million Dollars in Research Grants to Reduce Housing-related Health Hazards
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards $9.4 Million in Research Grants to Reduce Housing-related Health Hazards| site |


    Funding to improve methods to identify and control key residential hazards


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

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $9.4 million to 13 universities and public health organizations to improve our understanding of the longer term impact of housing interventions targeting lead and other residential hazards and improve methods to identify and control residential health hazards such as pests, injury hazards, and asthma triggers. These grants are particularly important to improve our ability to protect vulnerable populations, such as children and seniors, from exposure to these hazards. Read a complete project-by-project summary
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    10-27-2020, 07:53 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HUD Awards more than 12.5 Million Dollars in Housing Counseling Grants
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards more than $12.5 Million in Housing Counseling Grants| site |



    Supplemental funding will provide additional resources for HUD-approved housing counseling


    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information: WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $12.5 million in supplemental housing counseling grants. These supplemental grants will support quality housing counseling services, including the foreclosure avoidance and rental counseling services used by many families as they work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants awarded today will directly support the housing counseling services provided by 219 HUD-approved local housing counseling agencies, national and regional organizations, and state housing finance agencies (SHFAs) who competed un...
    10-22-2020, 07:32 AM
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces 335 Million Dollars in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $335 Million in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports| site |



    (September 24, 2020) - - Today, September 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will award $335 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 80 airports in 25 states. “Airport infrastructure projects funded by this $335 million in federal funding will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. A complete listing of grants and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website. The total includes $300 million from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and $35 million in Coronavirus Ai...
    10-01-2020, 12:22 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor Awards 11.2 Million Dollars in Worker Safety and Health Training Grants
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    U.S. Department of Labor Awards $11.2 Million in Worker Safety and Health Training Grants | site |



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded approximately $11.2 million in Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants to 90 nonprofit organizations nationwide. The grants will provide education and training programs to help workers and employers recognize serious workplace hazards, including the coronavirus, implement injury prevention measures and understand their rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Under President Trump’s Qualified Opportunity Zones Executive Order, OSHA awarded 80 grants to conduct occupational safety and health training in urban and economically distressed areas. The 2020 Harwood grant awards al
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    09-21-2020, 01:55 PM
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    U.S. Department of Labor Awards nearly 24 Million Dollars in Grants for Job Corps Scholars Program for At-Risk Youth
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    U.S. Department of Labor Awards nearly $24 Million in Grants for Job Corps Scholars Program for At-Risk Youth| site |



    (May 28, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the awarding of 20 grants totaling nearly $24 million as part of the Job Corps Scholars Program, a new national demonstration project aimed at providing at-risk youth with job skills instruction, educational opportunities and individualized employment counseling. The grantees include accredited, two-year, public community colleges; accredited, public two- and four-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCU); and accredited tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCCU) that will serve Job Corps-eligible youth and young adults from 16 to 24 years of age. "As we look towards defeating coronavirus and reopening our economy, the Job Corps Scholars Program provides an innova...
    05-29-2020, 08:41 AM

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