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Sherie Sanders

Sherie has a background in applied sociology. She is owned by two rescue dogs! Email at ssanders@ecivis.com
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Telemedicine, Technology, and Distance Learning:   The DLT Grant Program

Rural medicine is facing a crisis! Declining populations, a high percentage of uninsured persons, the lack of physicians, and huge travel times for both patients and their doctors all make it harder for residents of rural areas to obtain the medical care they need. One study found that elderly cancer survivors who lived in rural areas were 66% more likely to skip medical care than those in more urban settings, even though both groups had health insurance. It is speculated the hardships and expenses related to travel may be one reason why. Can telemedicine offer solutions to this dilemma? One objective of the Department of Agriculture's Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program to increase rural residents access to healthcare via technology, along with funding general distance learning opportunities as well.

The Skinny on the Full Budget

The full version of March's abbreviated or "skinny" federal budget proposal was released this past Tuesday. Historically, presidential budgets rarely get approved in their entirety.  It has become a Washington tradition to declare them dead on arrival, as it is ultimately up to Congress to determine federal spending. Still, given that the budget proposal reflects an administration's priorities, many people are interested in specifics because they can be an indication of future trends. Below is a list of articles that provide basic details on which programs have been slated for spending reductions and which have been marked for complete elimination.

Ford Foundation Grants:  The Front Lines of Social Change

Once the largest philanthropic organization in the world, the Ford Foundation was established in 1936 with $25,000 from Edsel Ford, son of automobile pioneer Henry Ford to advance scientific, educational and charitable causes. For 80 years it has advanced pioneering programs in the areas of civil rights, education, arts and culture, urban development, and poverty reduction. Still a major international funding agency, those with innovative ideas to move their communities forward should have this foundation on their radar.

Economic Clusters and The Regional Innovation Strategies Program

City and county administrators, elected officials, economic developers,  and citizens themselves. Who is not in favor of strong local economies that provide jobs at home and competition abroad? The Economic Development Agency's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is once again offering its Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program to help build a region's capacity to  transform innovative ideas into commercially viable opportunities.

Federal Transit Grants - The Low or No Emission Bus Program

Thirty-seven million metric tons of CO2 emissions annually! That is how much would be saved if Washington, DC, New York City, Atlanta, Denver and Los Angeles stopped using electricity! While that is not likely to happen anytime soon, according to the American Public Transportation Association, 37 million metric tons of CO2 emissions is also the amount public transportation saves us each year. While that is an impressive statistic, The Federal Transit Administration is offering a Low or No Emission Bus Grant Program to help our transit system do even better; this program's ambitious objective is to turn our bus fleet into the greenest and cleanest in the world.

Public Service Recognition Week - Thank You! Thank You!  Thank You!

Since 1985, the first Sunday in May starts off what has been officially designated by Congress as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), a time to honor those who work in local, state, and federal government. Organized by the Public Employees Roundtable, events range from a Congressional breakfast and a 5K run/walk in Washington, DC, to school children all over the county meeting the people who make their town councils tick. National or local, small or large, black tie required or blue jeans recommended, to capture the spirit of PSRW, a commemoration only needs one ingredient to be successful, a genuine appreciation for America's hardworking public servants.

Infrastructure Grants - The ATCMTD

6.9 billion hours! That is the amount of time Americans spend stuck in traffic, according to a 2014 study by Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX. That translates into $690 a year in wasted fuel for the average driver. Of course, not everyone is trapped in commuter gridlock. Times vary by location. No matter where live, however, we all appreciate infrastructure improvements. Part of the FAST Act, the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) Initiative is providing grants to make US travel safer and more efficient for everyone.

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