systems

With $1.2B in funding, where are Louisiana’s flood risk projects? Officials blame feds for delay | Legislature

Nearly five years after flood waters ravaged Louisiana, not a single project has broken ground as part of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ $1.2 billion initiative to reduce flood risks — infuriating lawmakers who say the delays have left their constituents vulnerable.  “When it rains now, our people are wondering, ‘Why aren’t you doing something?’, and legitimately …

With $1.2B in funding, where are Louisiana’s flood risk projects? Officials blame feds for delay | Legislature Read More »

China’s commercial sector finds funding and direction

China has experienced an explosion of commercial space companies since 2014, driven by the government opening up the space sector to private capital. According to Chinese publication Future Aerospace, there were 141 registered commercial aerospace companies in China by the end of 2018, in areas including launch, propulsion, satellite manufacturing, payloads and applications and ground …

China’s commercial sector finds funding and direction Read More »

New Mexico praised for $87M in road construction funding

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of energy companies has thanked government leaders after receiving millions of dollars of road improvements in the southeast New Mexico. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the $7.4 billion state budget for next year, which includes $300 million for roadway infrastructure and improvements, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reported. Lawmakers agreed …

New Mexico praised for $87M in road construction funding Read More »

Governor sets expectation of student-centered investments from federal education funds | News

Gov. Bill Lee, Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn and members of the General Assembly urged school districts to ensure federal education funding goes directly toward student achievement. Tennessee received nearly $4.5 billion in federal COVID-19 relief stimulus funding allocated specifically for K-12 education. “By using these funds wisely and returning to in-person learning, we have the …

Governor sets expectation of student-centered investments from federal education funds | News Read More »

Kansas City restaurants can soon apply for federal grant program to help them recover

Restaurants have a shot at part of a $28 billion federal grant program to help them recover.Because of the nature of the business, the restaurant, bar and food industry suffered as much as any other field.The Small Business Administration project is for grants, not loans. Almost every small restaurant or bar operation under 20 stores …

Kansas City restaurants can soon apply for federal grant program to help them recover Read More »

Federal Transit Administration opens $10M in funding for Transit-Oriented Development Planning

© Shutterstock The U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently opened the application period for the agency’s Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning pilot program. A total of $10 million will be awarded to projects nationwide. The TOD Planning pilot program funds projects that increase transit access and encourage ridership with mixed-use and mixed-income development near public transportation …

Federal Transit Administration opens $10M in funding for Transit-Oriented Development Planning Read More »

DEC: Federal funds available to help fix dams | Local News

ALBANY — A total of $650,000 in grant funding is now available to assist eligible dam owners with infrastructure repair costs. The funding is through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s High Hazard Potential Dam grant program. The DEC is now accepting applications for grants to assist with technical, planning, design, and other pre-construction activities associated …

DEC: Federal funds available to help fix dams | Local News Read More »