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Foreign Secretary boosts BBC funding to fight fake news

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announces multi-million pound uplift for BBC World Service Funding will help to tackle harmful disinformation and inaccurate reporting around the world and enhance its digital offer This follows the UK Government’s Integrated Review, which underlined the need to fight disinformation to protect the UK against state threats Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab …

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The Day – Courtney advocates for federal COVID-19 relief funds for Norwich Free Academy

Norwich — U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney is urging the state to provide federal education COVID-19 relief funds to the state’s three endowed academies, including Norwich Free Academy, through the recent funding laws passed by Congress. In a letter to state Office of Policy and Management Secretary Melissa McCaw, Courtney asked that funding through the state’s allocation …

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Advocacy Group Gathers Key Leaders to Join Federal Stimulus Funding Discussion – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

On Friday, four key leaders in education and government are gathering to discuss the impact of federal stimulus dollars that Texas schools will finally have access to. This comes after Gov. Greg Abbott and state leaders agreed to pass along billions of dollars from the federal government that was just sitting in Austin. It was …

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$4.5M in DERA Funds Available for Tribal Government Green School Buses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened the application period for tribal governments and Alaska Native villages to vie for their share of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funds to replace older diesel school buses with new, cleaner technologies. Projects aiming to purchase new, low- or zero-emissions school buses will compete with marine engine replacement on …

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Port Arthur ISD outlines plans as $11B heads to public TX schools

Now that part of the money has been released, superintendents are writing up their wish lists. PORT ARTHUR, Texas — The education system has been through a lot in the last year, including losing a ton of money because of coronavirus-related problems. Texas officials secured $17.9 billion through two federal coronavirus relief packages, but until …

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Stonecrest prepares for “thorough management process” to distribute Round 2 of federal COVID relief funds – On Common Ground News

STONECREST—Acting City Manager Janice Allen Jackson said she is preparing a “thorough management process” for the distribution of the city’s second round of COVID relief funding, estimated between $10 million and $17.3 million. The funds are expected to be released from the U.S. Treasury Department to the state of Georgia and then distributed to cities. …

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Fear, lack of funding hurt census in Sun Belt, advocates say

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — According to the new census, the booming Sun Belt isn’t booming quite like the experts thought. Population counts released Monday came as a shock to many demographers and politicians who expected to see growth that could add numerous congressional seats to a region that’s apparently been gaining people rapidly all decade. …

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Oroho/Testa Introduce Bill to Strip Murphy of Power to Spend Federal Relief Funds Unilaterally

Oroho/Testa Introduce Bill to Strip Murphy of Power to Spend Federal Relief Funds Unilaterally Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) and Senator Michael Testa (R-1) have introduced legislation to strip Governor Phil Murphy of the power to spend billions in federal stimulus and relief funds without legislative approval. “Over the past year, we’ve learned why it’s so …

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Bergstrom Spur, MoKan Corridor trails could get big boost from federal funds

Two proposed urban trails may soon see federal dollars thrown their way.  Thanks to congressional funding requests from U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, the six-mile Bergstrom Spur Trail could receive up to $25 million, and a one-mile segment of the MoKan Corridor Trail could get up to $3 million. The federal funds, combined with a 20 percent …

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