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Focus on youth jobs could undermine $4 billion digital adoption program, business groups say

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Economic Development Minister Mary Ng and EDC President and CEO Isabelle Hudon, left, listen to Sheena Russell, founder of Made with Local, speak via videoconference during a press conference on Canada’s Digital Adoption Program at Bayview Yards in Ottawa, March 3.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Business groups …

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CTA buses: Chicago Transit Agency to apply for federal grants to help buy electric buses and upgrade infrastructure

CHICAGO (WLS) — The CTA hopes the federal government will help it in its efforts to switch to electric buses. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Monday that low- or zero-emission subsidies are available under the bipartisan infrastructure law. CTA said it believes Chicago’s transit system is in a …

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Tuition-free college movement gains momentum, despite Biden’s stalled plan

College Promise programs, as tuition-free initiatives are commonly referred to, enjoy broad support across the political spectrum. Forty-seven states and DC have at least one such program at the college, city, or state level. There are 33 statewide programs that cover tuition at community colleges or universities and higher education, …

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Coconino Voices: General mining law desperately needs updating | Columnists

The General Mining Act of 1872 was designed to encourage settlement and colonization of the American West, in part to drive out the Indigenous peoples who had already lived there for tens of thousands of years. Today, 150 years after its enactment, this law has not changed significantly and continues …

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The 1st public health insurance plan in the United States struggles to gain ground

With prospects for the U.S. adopting a single-payer “Medicare for All” program dim, proponents of health care reform have instead turned to a government-designed insurance plan that could compete with private insurance plans sold on health care exchanges. The idea behind this “public option” is that it could ultimately expand …

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Feds Bolster Mesa’s Desire for a Streetcar | News

youUncle Sam pays nearly a million dollars to help Mesa lay the groundwork for a west side streetcar line. Years will pass before Mesa residents hear the clang-clang-clang of a transportation system the city first envisioned more than a century ago. But the planning has to start somewhere, and a …

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Manhattan City Commission to see final plans for $47.2 million runway project

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) — The City of Manhattan Commission is reviewing final plans for a $47.2 million runway reconstruction project at Manhattan Regional Airport. The presentation will take place during its meeting on Tuesday evening. The City of Manhattan is expected to pay $4.4 million for the track. More than …

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Nigeria’s debt sustainability in jeopardy, cause for concern, says IMF – Arise News

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Nigeria’s debt sustainability is under threat and is causing much concern and long-term unease. The IMF reiterated the need for the Nigerian government to implement fiscal reforms in a timely manner. The IMF Mission Chief for Nigeria, Ms. Jesmin Rahman, said so …

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States get green light to build electric car charging stations, Auto News, ET Auto

Biden has also set a goal of 50% electric vehicle sales by 2030, as part of a broader effort to achieve a zero-emissions economy by 2050. WASHINGTON: States get green light to build nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations that would place new or upgraded ones every 80 kilometers …

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US to reduce levies on most Canadian lumber producers

The 2006 Canada-US softwood lumber agreement expired in October 2015, without replacement. In the latest round of the trade dispute, Canadian producers have been paying U.S. duties on softwood lumber since April 2017.Christine Muschi/Reuters The U.S. Department of Commerce plans to lower tariffs for most Canadian lumber producers, but raise …

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Transit facilities prove their worth as City Hall decision looms | News, Sports, Jobs

The Trade and Transit Center II at 144 West Third Street. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette As the city grapples with what to do with the multimillion-dollar solution of the doomed City Hall, Commerce and Transit Centers I and II remain viable options for continued city government operations, according …

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Local governments fear being ‘left out’ of new cyber-subsidy scheme

Written by Benjamin Freed January 27, 2022 | STATECOOP While state and local tech officials are still awaiting guidance from the federal government on how a new billion-dollar cybersecurity grant program will work, some local governments are concerned about whether they will benefit. money, government IT experts said Thursday. Alan …

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U.S. crop insurance payments rise sharply as climate change worsens droughts and floods

An aerial view shows agricultural fields as California faces its worst drought since 1977, in Mundo, California, U.S. July 4, 2021. Drone photo taken REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 27 (Reuters) – Insurance payments to U.S. farmers for crops lost to droughts and …

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Solving our ongoing school funding crisis

Many Americans seem concerned about this issue. For nearly two decades, when answering an open-ended survey question about the biggest problem facing their local schools, Americans cited insufficient funding. A century ago, this was hardly the case. The school for us and for them In the 1920s, political leaders believed …

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Removal of subsidies: NLC warns that rising fuel prices will affect transport costs and food prices

The Nigerian Labor Congress has warned that the planned removal of fuel subsidies and subsequent increase in fuel prices will affect all aspects of life including transport, cost of food, clothing, housing and others. This was revealed by Mr. Ikechukwu Nwafor, Chairman of the NLC in Ebonyi, in an interview …

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In the wake of Colleyville, Jewish groups renew efforts to double funding for federal security grants

(January 19, 2022 / JNS) Following the January 15 hostage crisis at a Texas synagogue, Jewish organizations in the United States have renewed their push for Congress to double funding for the nonprofit Security Grants Program (NSGP), ensuring that more targeted nonprofit institutions such as synagogues get federal funding. invest …

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Implementation of CBN’s COVID-19 interventions fall short of expectations – MAN

Posted January 18, 2022 The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria says the implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Covid-19 response funds and other similar federal government initiatives has failed to meet its expectations. It said the various credit facilities and supports reserved for its members as a result of the …

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Georgia judge grants stay of federal contractor vaccine mandate injunction

Credit: leolintang / Shutterstock First, it blocked administration federal contractor Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate with a preliminary injunction sought by state governments, including Georgia. Then the same Georgia federal judge stayed that decision, granting a stay requested by the federal government as it appeals the national injunction to the United …

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Before Applying for Flood Mitigation Assistance Fund

Eligibility Cost sharing or non-federal twinning Flood Mitigation Assistance Funds can be used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program, including: Scope of the project Technical assistance Community flood mitigation projects Individual flood mitigation projects Management …

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Pier 39 Sports Bar a textbook example of how the government screwed up COVID relief for restaurants

The federal government offered $ 28.6 billion in subsidies to struggling restaurants this summer. Then they ripped the carpets out of restaurants that had already received the money and instead gave it to chains like Panera. Today’s New York Times business section has a profile and a vivid photo of …

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How Casey Crowther got caught exploiting pandemic loans to buy a boat

FORT MYERS As business owners across the country struggled to make ends meet during the COVID-19 crisis, local businessman Casey Crowther has criminally taken advantage of pandemic loans. WINK News looks back on how we found out about the embezzlement and the lawsuit that followed. A series of wire transfers …

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Some Ottawa businesses hail, others criticize new government support

Many small businesses welcome the new federal and provincial support programs announced Wednesday, but others say the programs are not inclusive enough, provide adequate support, or are unfairly enforced. CBC Ottawa spoke to a number of local businesses affected by the 50% capacity restrictions that took effect on Sunday. A …

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Grants help fortify Jewish schools and community sites amid attack fears

“Security requires a multifaceted approach and physical security is an integral part of that approach and relieves some of the dependency and cost of paid security guards,” he said. “Despite substantial government support from political parties on both sides of the aisle, enormous costs are being imposed on our community …

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Race and finance: the student loan trap

This is the second in a series of articles on race and the financial system. When American civil rights activists of the last century took to the streets, they dreamed of a day when black Americans had the same educational opportunities as everyone else in the country. Sabrina Cannon lived …

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Intellectual Property Rights and Accounting in SBIR / STTR Grants by Martensen IP

Writing and implementing an effective SBIR intellectual property strategy requires an understanding of the legal landscape. It also requires the execution of sound accounting and business practices. Colorado Springs, CO, December 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs (collectively …

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Health tab in the United States reached $ 4,000,000 as the government turned on the tap to fight COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) – Health spending in the United States soared to $ 4.1 trillion last year as Congress turned on the tap of federal dollars to fight the coronavirus pandemic on several fronts. A government report released on Wednesday said national health spending jumped 9.7% in 2020, more than double …

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Four Parkes County Organizations To Benefit From Federal Volunteer Grant Program | Champion-Post Parkes

Four Parkes Shire volunteer organizations received a welcome boost, with the announcement of federal government funding. Riverina MP Michael McCormack announced that the four organizations will receive grants to support the vital work they do for the community through the government’s 2021 Volunteer Grant opportunity. In Parkes, Neighborhood Central will …

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Survey: 69% of people with federal student loans can’t afford payments when forbearance ends

More than two-thirds of U.S. adults with federal student loans say they need to take extra steps to pay their student loan repayments when payments resume in February, according to a new survey from Bankrate and BestColleges. Federal borrowers have not had to make a student loan payment since March …

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Federal judge blocks vaccine mandate for COVID-19 contractor, grants AG request

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron Silas walker [email protected] A Kentucky federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday effectively blocking the implementation of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal government contractors and subcontractors. U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, who serves the Eastern District of Kentucky, issued …

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“More expensive than the subsidy” – is FGN’s 5,000 N transport subsidy dead on arrival?

Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, said on Tuesday that the federal government would remove fuel subsidies by 2022 and replace them with a 5,000 naira subsidy for the poorest Nigerians. According to her, around tens of millions of Nigerians would benefit from the transport subsidy. In …

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PA secures $ 2.5 million in federal grants for watershed clean-up

Pennsylvania is frequently criticized as the state of the Bay’s watershed lags behind in water remediation efforts and funding to minimize pollution runoff upstream. The federal government is making progress to correct this, with millions of dollars in new funding being provided to protect the Chesapeake Bay. Recently, the National …

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Federal Electric Car Tax Credits In 2021 Can Save You Thousands

Climate change and electric vehicles: how will future cars stem global warming? Electric vehicles have become a fashionable trend. But how much better for the environment than standard gasoline or diesel cars? Just the FAQ, USA TODAY Car buying is going downhill right now. Chip shortages have led to a …

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Australia Solar Water Pumping System Market Report 2021: Analysis and Forecast by Power Rating, Design Type, Drive Type, Application and Competitive Landscape 2017-2027 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The report “Australia Solar Water Pumping System Market (2021-2027): Market Forecast by Power Rating, Design Type, Drive Type, Application, Regions and Competitive Landscape” a been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The Australian Solar Water Pumping System market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of …

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Protect paychecks under closer inspection

JACKSON, Mississippi (WLBT) – A 3-month investigation from On Your Side finds that more than $ 17 million in federal paycheck protection program loans have been disbursed to organizations and businesses associated with 64 lawmakers in State over the past eighteen months, a handful of which also provided false information …

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Agenda for an economic charter

The writer is a former civil servant. Our economy faces structural problems of twin deficits, circular debt, loss-making public enterprises, low productivity, low-end exports and is therefore trapped in a boom and bust cycle. Growth spurts are invariably halted by what economists call an ‘overheating’ of the economy, forcing us …

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FACT SHEET: The Biden Administration’s Roadmap to Building an Economy Resilient to the Impacts of Climate Change

Agency actions will protect pension plans, homeowners, consumers, businesses and supply chains, workers and the federal government from the financial risks of climate change Today, the Biden-Harris administration released a comprehensive government-wide strategy to measure, disclose, manage and mitigate the systemic risks that climate change poses to families, businesses and …

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7 tips for building your emergency fund at home

iStock / Getty Images Your fridge doesn’t freeze, your car doesn’t run, you don’t suddenly work. It can be difficult to manage a single costly event, let alone several at once. Yet things like this happen every day. Life can be difficult, but much easier if you have a reserve …

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How Schools Spend COVID Funds | Republic-Times

Currently, schools statewide are in the process of determining how they will use the largest installment of the American Rescue Plan’s elementary and secondary school emergency relief funds. Initially, the Waterloo School District was to receive approximately $ 901,557 for the third round of ESSER funds and Columbia $ 495,358. …

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grants a boon to our region | News, Sports, Jobs

Good news has arrived in the Steubenville area over the past 10 days in the form of a few grants issued by the Appalachian Regional Commission. On September 15, officials learned that the city would receive $ 250,000 from the commission that will go to the long-awaited West End water …

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New Hanover County, City of Wilmington, and Chamber of Commerce Announce 192 Grants for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 – Communications and Outreach – Communications and Outreach

New Hanover County, City of Wilmington, and Chamber of Commerce announce 192 grants for businesses affected by COVID-19 New Hanover County and City of Wilmington provide funding of $ 4,212,112 for Hospitality, Retail and Services Grant NEW HANOVER COUNTY, North Carolina – The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has approved 192 …

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The high costs of too much government spending

A man waits at a bus stop that displays the United States national debt on June 19, 2020 at … [+] Washington DC. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images America is embarking on an unprecedented spending spree. …

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Why Over 20 HBCUs Canceling Student Debt Matter

WASHINGTON DC – MAY 13: Angel C. Dye (left) celebrating the day with her best friend Renee Walter … [+] after the Howard University 2017 launch ceremony in Washington, DC on May 13, 2017. In 2016, Angel Dye was trying to continue his education at Howard University, but like dozens …

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How PPP Loans Helped Lane County Nonprofits

From providing essential community relief to planning for various scenarios to keep the Olympic trials going, federal loans have helped nonprofits continue their key work during the coronavirus pandemic. Between April 2020 and May 2021, $ 868.6 million entered Lane County from the Federal Paycheck Protection Program, which aimed to …

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“Devastating”: grants from founders

Hundreds of women entrepreneurs were falsely informed that they had been successful in their application to a federal government grant program after an error saw a congratulatory email sent to all applicants to the program, rather than those who had received grants. Monday morning, the candidates for the second round …

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Now is the time to #DoublePell

Photographer: Adam Glanzman / Bloomberg © 2020 Bloomberg Finance LP For decades, college education paved the way for upward mobility. Public universities are engines of upward mobility – elevating students in the low- and middle-income rungs of the income ladder to higher earning potential. This not only benefits graduates, but …

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Government funded GBS to commercialize biosensor technology

Image credit: GBS GBS, a life sciences company, received $ 6.3 million under the federal government’s priority medical products grants to build a biosensor manufacturing plant. GBS is developing real-time, non-invasive diagnostic tests for patients and their point-of-care primary health care practitioners. The new facility will enable the large-scale production …

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It’s the risk pool, stupid

Last week, the Supreme Court dismissed a third court challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Biden administration wasted no time in celebrating, deploying a litany of offers regulatory changes to the law. The main one of them is a year-round nomination for households at …

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How to get grants for your small business

The grants have helped many businesses affected by the pandemic. Between the federal government, state programs, and private organizations, small business owners have received billions of dollars in funding that they won’t need to repay. This aid could dry up as the country moves from relief to recovery. “I think …

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Advocacy for a permanent broadband subsidy

Dr Fallon Wilson When the pandemic forced schools, offices and healthcare providers to go online last March, it also put our country’s long-standing digital inequalities in the spotlight. Millions of low-income Americans did not have computers, high-speed home connections, or the digital skills to use them. Over a year later, …

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Grant helps build community | The young witness

A Murrumburrah-Harden organization says it will be able to provide improved services to its clients with the approval of a grant from the federal government’s Stronger Communities (SCP) program. Deputy Premier and Riverina MP Michael McCormack said Murrumburrah-Harden Flexible Care Services Inc would receive $ 13,500 to help it renovate …

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SBA mistakenly denies pandemic relief loans

The Small Business Administration mistakenly denied grants to small business owners, claiming they are dead, owe taxes and child support, or are not Americans. GASTON COUNTY, North Carolina – The federal government urged small business owners to apply for grants in the event of the COVID-19 pandemic, but then falsely …

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Biden’s budget includes increase in health grants

An ACA premium tax credit subsidy is supposed to keep what a consumer pays in cash for health coverage at a certain percentage of the consumer’s “modified adjusted gross income” or MAGI. (Photo: Shutterstock) President Joe Biden has proposed a budget for fiscal year 2022 that could make the current …

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Rewards management system successfully submitted by GBT

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – GBT Technologies Inc. (OTC PINK: GTCH) (“GBT”, or the “Company”) seeks to do business with US government agencies and has successfully submitted an application for registration with the System for Award Management (SAM), registration # 832011626. A SAM registration is required …

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Broadband is imperative for everyone

“The Broadband Imperative” was a well-attended and aptly named session at this week’s NASCIO Midyear event, providing even more evidence of the growing importance of connectivity for all highlighted last year. Data from the NASCIO survey also supports this claim: Its registration in 2021 with state information officials revealed a …

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