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Explainer: What are Congress’ options for funding government and raising the debt limit?

The dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is seen as the sun sets on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 26, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress faces a pair of approaching deadlines to fund the government and address the nation’s $28.4 trillion debt ceiling that will require tricky …

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Oak Park Heights objects to federal relief funds for Stillwater retail/housing development – Twin Cities

Oak Park Heights officials are crying foul over Washington County’s plan to make the city of Stillwater a sub-recipient of COVID-19 relief funds to bring sewer and water to the southeast corner of Minnesota 36 and Manning Avenue. The county board is slated to vote on the $750,000 grant on Tuesday. Stillwater would be the …

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$24.9M federal grant awarded to C-Tran

Traveling between downtown Vancouver and the city’s eastern neighborhoods on public transportation will be getting easier thanks in part to a $24.9 million federal grant. The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration announced Friday it was awarding C-Tran with a construction grant for the Mill Plain bus rapid transit project. “This project will connect …

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UTA receives $78.3 million grant for new Ogden-WSU bus route

OGDEN. Utah (ABC4) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will award a $78.3 million grant for a new bus transit route connecting Ogden to Weber State University (WSU). The construction grant will fund a 5.3 mile Weber State Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Ogden. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) will …

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Council majority favors budget cuts despite federal COVID relief funds

City Council held their second budget study session on September 14 to give direction on the use of the nearly $33 million the City has been allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). City Council discusses budget priorities at a September 14 study session. The ARPA funds have not yet been factored into the …

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Indianapolis airport gets $56.3M federal grant, its largest ever

The Indianapolis Airport Authority received the largest chunk of federal dollars in the nation from a recent round of grant distributions this week. The $56.3 million grant is also the largest in the airport’s history. The money comes from the sixth and final round of this year’s Airport Improvement Program from the Federal Aviation Administration, which …

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Dayton Officials Release Plan For Federal Grant Money

Dayton city officials have released a plan for how to spend the $180 million federal grant from the American Rescue Plan Act. The money will go towards investments that serve communities and businesses hit hardest by the pandemic. Melissa Wilson is Dayton’s city purchasing agent. She says Community Investment Awards will be given to organizations …

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Federal grant program aims to help schools penalized for mask mandates

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – To require masks or not–that’s the question school districts across the country are facing. Some, like here in Texas, face legal consequences for their choice. However, the federal government is offering help. The Department of Education recently announced Project SAFE, or Supporting America’s Families and Educators. The grant program sets aside …

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