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$1.5M in federal funds awarded to Fargo career workforce academy project

The grant, which is going to the North Dakota State College of Science Foundation in Wahpeton to build the academy, will be pooled with millions of private and public sector dollars to make the project happen. When completed, the academy is expected to create 109 jobs and help provide area employers with needed workers. It …

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City Of Tulsa Gets Federal Grant For Homeowners To Make Emergency Plumbing Repairs

President Joe Biden late Wednesday approved Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s second request for federal aid to help address damages caused by this month’s winter weather emergency. “The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties Canadian, Carter, Cherokee, Comanche, Cotton, Hughes, Jefferson, Le Flore, McIntosh, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Pittsburg, Stephens, Tulsa, …

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Virginia Department of General Services scientist says federal funding needed to improve public health system

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — A scientist with the Virginia Department of General Services is pressing for increased and sustained federal funding to help with data modernization, workforce recruitment, and retention in public health laboratories. Dr. Marilyn Bibbs Freeman, deputy director for the DGS’s Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS), spoke at a U.S. House Appropriations …

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Oceanside gets $1M federal grant to protect, restore wetlands

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (CNS) — A wetland enhancement project in south Oceanside has been selected as the recipient of a $1 million federal grant from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, it was announced Thursday. The award was issued through the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grant program, which funds projects that protect, restore and enhance coastal …

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Federal relief could provide much needed funding for restaurants

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – It has been a rollercoaster year for restaurant owners like Sheila Arredondo, owner of Silly Serrano in Eau Claire. “When COVID first hit we saw a boom in business, the community really supported us, the stimulus checks were rolling in, people were all on board of making the restaurants successful …

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Benson, Moen & Johnson Bill to Allocate Federal Funds to Improve Unemployment Benefits System Clears Assembly Panel

Benson, Moen & Johnson Bill to Allocate Federal Funds to Improve Unemployment Benefits System Clears Assembly Panel   (TRENTON) – Taking action to better equip New Jersey’s unemployment benefits system to handle the unprecedented number of claims brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the Assembly Labor Committee on Wednesday advanced legislation to allocate $50 million …

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LUS Fiber Awarded Major Federal Grant for Broadband Expansion into Rural Acadiana

LAFAYETTE, La., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $3.1 million grant to LUS Fiber – Lafayette, Louisiana’s fiber system – in partnership with Acadiana Planning Commission (APC) for the development and construction of broadband infrastructure into rural southwest Louisiana. LUS Fiber Awarded Federal Grant …

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SC hauls in $5 million in federal grants to preserve sites up and down the coast | News

The federal government has awarded five grants to protect coastal wetlands in South Carolina covering sites spanning the entire coastal plain.  The awards, announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week, gave the maximum $1 million amount to each project. In all the cases, any additional project cost will be covered by local …

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US shifts state grant focus to extremism, cyberthreats

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and local governments will be required to spend a portion of nearly $1.9 billion in annual federal public safety grants on the fight against domestic extremism and improved cybersecurity, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday. The requirement reflects the security priorities of President Joe Biden’s new administration as it confronts …

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NEPA music venues still await federal relief funds from Save Our Stages legislation

 Added on 02/25/2021  Rich Howells  Bethlehem , Briggs Farm , business , coronavirus , F.M. Kirby Center , government , Musikfest , Nescopeck , Philadelphia , Scranton , Sherman Theater , Stage West , State College , SteelStacks , Stroudsburg , Wilkes-Barre As part of the $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress passed …

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