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Grant News Grab Bag for August 25, 2015

by Timothy Tiernan on August 25, 2015
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Grant news items for August 25, 2015The "Grant News Grab Bag" series delivers a mix of grant-related news, from federal funding initiatives to grants management regulations to local government news items.

USDOT Announces $9.5 Million in Workforce Development Grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced $9.5 million in grants to 19 projects in 13 states selected to help train a new generation of skilled workers and support long-term careers in the public transportation industry. The announcement was made at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC), and the grants are provided through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development program. Read more here.

House Spending Bills Would Require $1.8 Billion in Across-the-Board Cuts, Reports OMB

On August 20, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a report stating that federal civilian agencies face sequestration cuts of $1.8 billion in 2016 if lawmakers pass the currently pending House appropriations bills. The proposed spending levels would trigger sequestration because they surpass the caps set by the 2011 Budget Control Act. Those caps were lowered in fiscal years 2014 and 2015 due to a budget deal that offset some of the mandatory cuts, but are scheduled to fully kick back starting October 1 with the new federal fiscal year. Read more here.

HUD Awards $48 Million to Protect Children and Families from Dangerous Lead and Other Home Hazards

In an effort to protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and other health hazards and safety hazards, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $48 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grants to 14 local and state government agencies. Read about the awards and grantees here.

Foundation Grant Seeking 101 for Local Governments

Beverly Browning ("Dr. Bev"), author of Grant Writing for Dummies and Vice President of Grant Writing Services for eCivis, will host a webinar on September 15 that will focus on:

  • Addressing local government grant challenges
  • Problem solving with grants
  • Connecting with potential funders
  • Addressing grant writing challenges
  • Avoid project budget pitfalls
  • Q&A

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