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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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  • HHS, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation Announce 25 Million Dollars “LymeX” Innovation Accelerator

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Announce $25 Million “LymeX” Innovation Accelerator – Largest Lyme Public-Private Partnership in History| site |


    (October 10, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published today, October 10, 2020, the following information:

    Today, at the virtual LymeMIND conference, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation announced a new $25 million-dollar, public-private partnership — the LymeX Innovation Accelerator (LymeX). This is the largest Lyme disease public-private partnership in history. This partnership will be a force multiplier to expedite progress and catalyze change faster than government or other sectors can do on their own.

    Our LymeX mission is to strategically advance Lyme and tickborne disease solutions in direct collaboration with Lyme patients, patient advocates, and
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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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  • IRS releases State-by-State breakdown of nearly 9 Million Non-filers getting Economic Impact Payments Letters

    IRS releases State-by-State breakdown of nearly 9 Million Non-filers who will be Mailed Letters about Economic Impact Payments | site |



    (September 17, 2020) - - Today, September 17, 2020, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released a state-by-state breakdown of the roughly nine million people receiving a special mailing this month encouraging them to see if they're eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment.

    The IRS will mail the letters to people who typically aren't required to file federal income tax returns but may qualify for an Economic Impact Payment. The letter urges recipients to visit the special Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool on IRS.gov before the October 15 deadline to register for an Economic Impact Payment. "The IRS continues to work hard to reach people eligible for these payments," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Retti
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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 Housing and Urban Development provides 100 Million Dollars in CARES ACT Funding to Native American Tribes to support Coronavirus Recovery Efforts

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides $100 Million in CARES ACT Funding to Native American Tribes to support Coronavirus Recovery Efforts | site |



    (August 31, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published (today) the following information:

    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced that HUD has awarded a total of $100 million to Tribes across the Nation as part of HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat program (ICDBG-CARES). This funding helps address problems that pose an imminent threat to public health or safety of Tribal residents and will be used to help Tribes prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. See list of funding here.

    “The Trump Administration is committed to helping families throughout Indian Country to access essential resources during the coronavirus outbreak,” said Secretary
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  • IRS says 159 million Economic Impact Payments Processed

    IRS says 159 million Economic Impact Payments Processed

    IRS says 159 million Economic Impact Payments Processed| site |



    IRS says Low-income people and others who aren’t required to file tax returns can quickly register for payment with IRS Non-Filers tool


    (June 3, 2020) - - Today (June 3, 2020), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — With 159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don't usually file tax returns to register for a payment by October 15.

    Millions of low-income people and others who aren't required to file a tax return may be eligible for an Economic Impact Payment and can easily register for a payment by using the free Non-Filers tool, available only on IRS.gov. "IRS employees worked around the clock to deliver the Economic Impact Payments and new tools to help taxpayers in record time," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "Even with
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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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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards 15 Million Dollars to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic in Rural Tribal Communities

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards $15 Million to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic in Rural Tribal Communities| site |



    (May 28, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published (today) the following information: Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $15 million to 52 Tribes, Tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, and other health services providers to Tribes across 20 states to prepare, prevent, and respond to COVID-19 in rural tribal communities. “President Trump stands with Tribal nations across the country as they grapple with COVID-19 in rural communities,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “Today’s funding gives Tribes critical support to build up their capacity for fighting COVID-19, boost testing capabilities, increase purchases of PPE, and hire and pay the personnel they need.” These awards ...
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  • HHS Provides 100 Million Dollars to Help U.S. Healthcare Systems Prepare For COVID-19 Patients

    HHS Provides $100 Million to Help U.S. Healthcare Systems Prepare For COVID-19 Patients | site |




    (March 24, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS ASPR) today announced it will provide $100 million to aid U.S. healthcare systems in preparing quickly for a surge in COVID-19 patients. The support will directly benefit the National Special Pathogen System, and is authorized in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act 2020. "We cannot beat the COVID-19 pandemic without getting America's healthcare workers the training and resources they need to respond to this novel threat, and these funds secured from Congress by President Trump will help make that happen," said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. "America's healthcare providers are doing a
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards 100 Million Dollars to Health Centers for COVID-19 Response

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards $100 Million to Health Centers for COVID-19 Response | site |




    (March 24, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published (today) the following information: Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $100 million to 1,381 health centers across the country with funding provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020. HRSA-funded health centers may use the awards to address screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies and boost telehealth capacity in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. On Friday, March 6, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020, which provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the COVID...
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  • United Nations Coronavirus update - - 290 Million Students now Stuck at Home

    United Nations Coronavirus update: 290 Million Students now Stuck at Home| site |





    (March 5, 2020) - - Today (Thursday, March 5, 2020) the United Nations (UN) published the following information:





    School closures in 13 countries linked to the COVID-19 virus epidemic have disrupted the education of more than 290 million students, a record number, the UN education agency UNESCO said on Thursday.




    Disadvantaged children are the worst-hit by the emergency measures, declared UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay: “While temporary school closures as a result of health and other crises are not new, unfortunately, the global scale and speed of the current educational disruption is unparalleled and, if prolonged, could threaten the right to education.” A further nine countries have implemented localized school closures: UNESCO estimates that, if these countries close schools nat...
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  • UN Releases 15 Million DollarsUS to Help Vulnerable Countries Battle the Spread of the Coronavirus

    UN Releases US$15 Million to Help Vulnerable Countries Battle the Spread of the Coronavirus| site |




    (March 2, 2020) - - On March 1, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following information: UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock today released US$15 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help fund global efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus. The announcement came as the World Health Organization (WHO) upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak to "very high" – its top level of risk assessment. The WHO has said there is still a chance of containing the virus if its chain of transmission is broken. The sudden increases of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea are deeply concerning. There are now cases linked to Iran in Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait and Oman, along with cases linked to Italy in Algeria, Austria, Croatia, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. The UN funding has been released to t...
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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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  • World Health Organization says 675 Million Dollars needed for New Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Global Plan

    World Health Organization says $US675 Million needed for New Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Global Plan| site |




    Urgent support needed to protect vulnerable countries from outbreak



    Geneva, Switzerland - - (February 5, 2020) - - Today (February 5, 2020), the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following information: To fight further spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China and globally, and protect states with weaker health systems, the international community has launched a US$675 million preparedness and response plan covering the months of February through to April 2020. “My biggest worry is that there are countries today who do not have the systems in place to detect people who have contracted with the virus, even if it were to emerge,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Urgent support is needed to bolster weak health systems to detect, diagnose and care for p...
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    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
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HHS, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation Announce 25 Million Dollars “LymeX” Innovation Accelerator
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Announce $25 Million “LymeX” Innovation Accelerator – Largest Lyme Public-Private Partnership in History| site |


    (October 10, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published today, October 10, 2020, the following information:

    Today, at the virtual LymeMIND conference, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation announced a new $25 million-dollar, public-private partnership — the LymeX Innovation Accelerator (LymeX). This is the largest Lyme disease public-private partnership in history. This partnership will be a force multiplier to expedite progress and catalyze change faster than government or other sectors can do on their own.

    Our LymeX mission is to strategically advance Lyme and tickborne disease solutions in direct collaboration with Lyme patients, patient advocates, and
    ...
    10-13-2020, 05:55 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces 335 Million Dollars in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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
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    IRS releases State-by-State breakdown of nearly 9 Million Non-filers getting Economic Impact Payments Letters
    by Staff Reporter 1
    IRS releases State-by-State breakdown of nearly 9 Million Non-filers who will be Mailed Letters about Economic Impact Payments | site |



    (September 17, 2020) - - Today, September 17, 2020, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released a state-by-state breakdown of the roughly nine million people receiving a special mailing this month encouraging them to see if they're eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment.

    The IRS will mail the letters to people who typically aren't required to file federal income tax returns but may qualify for an Economic Impact Payment. The letter urges recipients to visit the special Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool on IRS.gov before the October 15 deadline to register for an Economic Impact Payment. "The IRS continues to work hard to reach people eligible for these payments," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Retti
    ...
    09-21-2020, 06:24 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor Awards 11.2 Million Dollars in Worker Safety and Health Training Grants
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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
    ...
    09-21-2020, 01:55 PM

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