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Partnership with Special Inspector for Pandemic Recovery
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Partnership with Special Inspector for Pandemic Recovery

Acting U.S. Attorney Bacon Announces Partnership with Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery ALBANY, N.Y (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon announced today that her office has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Special Inspector General Brian D. Miller of the Office of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR), regarding the investigation and prosecution of fraud relating to CARES Act funding. Acting U.S. Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon stated: “This partnership is part of our effort to investigate and prosecute the fraudsters who have stolen from government-backed relief programs during the coronavirus pandemic.  We look forward to working with SIGPR to prosecute bad actors, deter further fraud, and recover ill-gotte...
Virginia Governor Northam: $22 Million for Private Institutions of Education
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Virginia Governor Northam: $22 Million for Private Institutions of Education

Governor Northam Announces $22 Million for Virginia’s Private Institutions of Higher Education Funding will support ongoing COVID-19 response at private colleges and universities RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced a new allocation of $22 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to support Virginia’s private institutions of higher education.  This funding is proportionate to recently announced CARES Act funding for public institutions, and will be used to support COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts at Virginia’s private non-profit colleges and universities. “Like public colleges and universities, Virginia’s private institutions are facing tremendous financial challenges as a result of COVID-19,” said Governor...
Virginia Governor Northam Directs $30 Million to Support Unemployed
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Virginia Governor Northam Directs $30 Million to Support Unemployed

Governor Northam Directs $30 Million to Support Workforce Training for Unemployed Virginians Re-Employing Virginians initiative will provide scholarships to enroll in programs in high-demand fields HAMPTON, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia is allocating $30 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to help Virginians whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis pursue workforce training in a high-demand field.  The new Re-Employing Virginians (REV) initiative will provide scholarships to eligible individuals to enroll in a workforce or community college program in five essential industries, including health care, information technology, skilled trades, public safety, and early childhood education. “...
Virginia Governor Northam Announces $116 Million for Institutions of Higher Education
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Virginia Governor Northam Announces $116 Million for Institutions of Higher Education

Governor Northam Announces Additional $116 Million for Virginia Institutions of Higher Education CARES Act funding will support ongoing COVID-19 response at colleges, universities, and medical schools RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced a new allocation of more than $116 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to support Virginia’s institutions of higher education.  Consistent with the General Assembly’s recently advanced budget, the funding will be distributed to public universities and medical centers to support telework and distance learning infrastructure, personal protective equipment, sanitization and cleaning, and testing for students, staff, and faculty. “Virginia has some of the best colleges and universit...
Virginia Governor Northam Allocates CARES Act Dollars to Help Free Clinics
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Virginia Governor Northam Allocates CARES Act Dollars to Help Free Clinics

Governor Northam Allocates CARES Act Dollars to Help Free Clinics Funds will reimburse clinics for COVID-19 expenses RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Commonwealth will use $3 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to reimburse members of the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (VAFCC) for clinics’ COVID-19 expenses, including personal protective equipment, sanitation measures, telehealth, and hiring new staff. “Our free clinics are a critical part of our health safety net, providing care for those with no insurance,” said Governor Northam.  “Thousands of Virginians access health care through free clinics, and I am glad we can help support those clinics’ needs at this time.  This global he...
Connecticut Governor Lamont Creates Program To Assist Small Businesses
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Connecticut Governor Lamont Creates Program To Assist Small Businesses

Governor Lamont Creates Program To Assist Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program to Give $5,000 Grants to Eligible Small Businesses and Nonprofits HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is creating the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program to assist small businesses and nonprofits that have been impacted by the economic downturn caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.  The program will provide businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut that have fewer than twenty employees or a 2019 payroll of less than $1.5 million with a one-time grant of $5,000. To fund the program, the governor is committing $50 million from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal CARES Act funding.  The program will ...
Minnesota Governor Walz & Flanagan Invest $53.3 Million to Support Child Care Providers
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Minnesota Governor Walz & Flanagan Invest $53.3 Million to Support Child Care Providers

Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Invest Additional $53.3 Million to Support Child Care Providers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced a $53.3 million investment available now to support child care providers and protect Minnesota families’ access to child care during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This critical investment will be funded with federal dollars through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which was authorized by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  In total during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Administration has invested approximately $188 million to help support child care needs for families. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, child care providers have stepped up to...
Virginia Governor Northam Allocates Funding to Fast-Track Broadband Projects
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Virginia Governor Northam Allocates Funding to Fast-Track Broadband Projects

Governor Northam Allocates $30 Million in CARES Act Funding to Fast-Track Broadband Projects Localities can apply for funding to support expansion of high-speed, broadband internet RICHMOND, VA (STL.News)—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia is allocating $30 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to improve broadband access in underserved localities. Localities must apply for the funding, and eligible projects are those able to be completed within the time constraints on spending federal dollars, which means more Virginians could get connected to high-speed, broadband internet by the end of the year. “Broadband is to today’s economy like electricity was generations ago—when you have it, you can get ahead,” said Go...
Virginia Governor Northam Announces Additional Funding for Rent & Mortgage Relief
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Virginia Governor Northam Announces Additional Funding for Rent & Mortgage Relief

Successful program is helping both residents and landlords to stay current on rent and mortgage payments RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) —Governor Ralph Northam today announced he is directing $12 million in additional funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to Virginia’s Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP), due to high demand for financial assistance.  The program assists households and landlords with rent and mortgage payments to avoid eviction or foreclosure due to COVID-19. The additional funding will enable the Department of Housing and Community Development to continue the program until it is able to transition to a Community Development Block Grant funding stream, also provided through the CARES Act.  This action is a financially prudent way ...