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Hospitals get $40M of CT’s federal pandemic relief fund

Cloe Poisson :: CTMirror.org Bristol Hospital. Gov. Ned Lamont assigned $40 million of Connecticut’s emergency pandemic relief from Washington, D.C., on Thursday to aid hospitals — a move that drew praise from the industry yet was far less than hospitals had sought. Coupled with $980 million in direct federal coronavirus-related aid that hospitals already received, …

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Minority-Owned Businesses Struggle to Survive Amid Pandemic

The majority of small businesses in the U.S. faced financial challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic, with minority-owned businesses facing the biggest hurdles, according to a Federal Reserve survey. Among the nearly 10,000 small businesses surveyed by Fed Small Business, 95% said the pandemic had impacted their business and 88% said sales had not returned to …

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Access To Capital-Funding Opportunities For Minority-Owned Businesses In Government Procurement (Guide 4 Of 4) | Morrison & Foerster LLP – Government Contracts Insights

[co-author: Roke Iko]   Capital is the lifeblood of small businesses and fundamental to their formation and growth. However, obtaining capital can be difficult for minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs), as a lack of access to capital is one of the primary barriers for MBEs hoping to enter the government contracting world. Access to capital and …

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Tysons Partnership Welcomes Possible Federal Funding for Metro

The Tysons Partnership greeted news that the federal government might allocate funding to Metro for the next decade with a cheer. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11th District) announced on Tuesday (Feb. 2) that he has reintroduced the Metro Accountability and Investment Act, which would provide funding to sustain the D.C. area transit system for 10 years. …

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Mapping Environmental Justice in the Biden-Harris Administration

Introduction and summary Addressing environmental justice is a top priority of the Biden-Harris administration. Just one week after his inauguration, President Joe Biden designated January 27 Climate Day at the White House and signed a number of executive orders, including one aimed to “Secure Environmental Justice and Spur Economic Opportunity.” Under this executive order, President …

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Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth receives federal grant | Herald Community Newspapers

The Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth, which has worked for over six years to raise awareness and prevention of youth substance abuse in the community, is set to continue that mission for another five years, thanks to federal funding from the Drug-Free Communities Support Program. The nonprofit organization has been awarded $125,000 per year through …

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New 5-Year U.S. Government-Funded Program to Strengthen Management of Public Funds

ANTANANARIVO – U.S. Ambassador Michael Pelletier and the First President of the Supreme Court of Madagascar Rajaona Andriamanankiandrianina announced a new $4 million U.S. governmentfunded program that will build the capacity of Madagascar’s Court of Accounts and improve the management of public funds. The Court of Accounts is Madagascar’s supreme audit institution responsible for auditing …

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Sen. Hawley looks to restrict federal funds from schools that are online learning

WASHINGTON – Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley wants to restrict federal funds from school districts that refuse to open for in-person learning. Hawley presented an amendment to a proposed budget resolution. He said there’s overwhelming evidence that schools can reopen safely and keeping them closed is harmful to children and working-class families. Top story: Sign up for …

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Latest £11m round in government’s Energy Entrepreneurs Fund announced

Up to £11 million is up for grabs in the government’s latest round of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, looking to support new clean technologies. The funding is to go towards 15 to 20 projects, helping to turn ideas into real products and services whilst eliminating carbon emissions. The sorts of projects eligible include those looking …

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UGA to help businesses, nonprofits with federal aid

The University of Georgia Public Service and Outreach will host a webinar this Thursday to help owners and operators of entertainment venues apply for federal funding available through the Economic Aid Act. The Shuttered Venue Operators grant program provides financial support for live music and other performing arts venues, arts promoters, movie theaters and museums …

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