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Arizona Governor Provides Additional Funding To Local Restaurants
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Arizona Governor Provides Additional Funding To Local Restaurants

Governor Ducey Provides Additional Funding To Support Local Restaurants PHOENIX (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today announced an additional $2 million to further help local restaurants and other dining establishments expand outdoor dining, protect patrons and staff, and limit the spread of COVID-19. “Arizona restaurant owners and their employees have worked diligently to serve patrons and limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey.  “Many restaurants have utilized outdoor dining to welcome more customers while maintaining safety, and we want to make sure our local restaurants have the opportunity to expand their outdoor seating.  I’m grateful to the restaurant owners and employees who have gone above and beyond to safely serve Arizonans.” In addition to more funding for res...
Connecticut Governor Lamont Approves $11 Million in State Funding
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Connecticut Governor Lamont Approves $11 Million in State Funding

Governor Lamont Approves $11 Million in State Funding for Capital Improvement Projects in 94 Connecticut Towns Governor Reinstates STEAP Grants for First Time in Four Years; Includes Special COVID-19 Provision HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has approved more than $11 million in state funding for grants through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) that will be awarded to 94 small towns across Connecticut for various infrastructure improvement projects.  This is the first time since 2016 that the state has awarded STEAP funding. The governor said that he reinstated the program in an effort to support Connecticut’s municipalities while implementing projects that will give a boost to the economy and help in their response to the ongoing COVID...
Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces Funding for Homeless
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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces Funding for Homeless

Governor Wolf Announces New Funding Available to Protect Homeless Pennsylvanians During COVID-19 Resurgence Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced that nearly $20 million is now available to assist Pennsylvanians currently experiencing homelessness.  The commonwealth received its second allocation of federal COVID-19 Homeless Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funds, and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has set aside a portion of those funds to be used toward emergency shelter in preparation for the winter months 2020-21. “As winter quickly approaches, Pennsylvania is bracing for a surge in COVID-19 cases, all while continuing its usual work of providing shelter and services to those who are homeless,” said Gov. Wolf.  “As we expect to see an incr...
Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces New Funding for Small Business
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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces New Funding for Small Business

Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Support Small Business Expansion, Job Creation in Three PA Counties Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced four new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will provide for business expansion and job creation in Elk, Lancaster and Northumberland counties. “No matter the challenging circumstances our commonwealth is facing, we continue to make strategic investments in businesses and projects across Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf.  “These projects will benefit both businesses and their surrounding communities by creating jobs, supporting businesses, and making Pennsylvania a better place to live and work every day.” In 2020, PIDA has approved $34,498,467 in low-interest loans that...
Kentucky Governor Beshear Announces $780,000 in Funding for Public Safety Agencies
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Kentucky Governor Beshear Announces $780,000 in Funding for Public Safety Agencies

Gov. Beshear Announces More than $780,000 in Funding for Public Safety Agencies in Fight against COVID-19 Funding awarded to respond to price gouging, protect Kentuckians from fraud FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than $780,000 in federal funding has been awarded to Kentucky public safety agencies and offices to help protect Kentuckians, including seniors, against scams and fraud and to respond to price gouging during the fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “Kentuckians have been resilient during this pandemic, but unfortunately there are criminals who have targeted our people, particularly our seniors and those facing financial difficulty during this already difficult time,” said Gov. Beshear.  “This funding provides resources to our law ...
Virginia Governor Northam Directs $220 Million in CARES Act Funding to K-12 Schools
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Virginia Governor Northam Directs $220 Million in CARES Act Funding to K-12 Schools

Governor Northam Directs More Than $220 Million in CARES Act Funding to Virginia’s K-12 Schools All 132 school districts to receive at least $100,000 for COVID-19 preparedness and response RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced a new allocation of more than $220 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to help K-12 public schools in Virginia.  The funding will support COVID-19 preparedness and response measures for the 2020–2021 school year, including testing supplies, personal protective equipment, sanitization, and technology for distance learning.  Funding will be distributed to all 132 public school districts using an allocation formula of $175 per pupil based on fall enrollment, with a minimum of $100,000 for each ...
Pennsylvania Governor Wolf: PIDA Funding To Expand Business in Lebanon & Snyder Counties
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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf: PIDA Funding To Expand Business in Lebanon & Snyder Counties

Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority Awards Funding to Support Business Expansion, Job Creation in Lebanon and Snyder Counties Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced two new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will assist in the construction of a produce growing, processing, and warehouse facility in Snyder County and the demolition, renovation, and construction of an existing manufacturing property in Lebanon County that could create a combined over 60 full-time jobs. “Agriculture and manufacturing are two of our commonwealth’s proudest and strongest industries and they need our continued support as they grow and expand, especially now as our economy navigates a pandemic,” said Gov. Wolf.  “These projec...
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 ...
Vermont Governor Phil Scott Signs S. 337, Funding To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott Signs S. 337, Funding To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Governor Phil Scott Signs S. 337 Which Directs Funding To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Thermal Energy And Transportation Sectors Montpelier, VT (STL.News) Vermont Governor Phil Scott  today signed S.337, creating new programs to reduce to greenhouse gas emissions in the thermal energy and transportation sectors. “In my State of the State address, I once again advocated for using energy efficiency funds to support transportation electrification – a key transformation we must achieve to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions,” said Governor Scott.   “I am pleased this was an area of common ground and appreciate the Legislature’s work to implement it through S. 337 and incorporate changes proposed by my Administration.  As we continue our work together to do Vermont’s part in addressing c...
North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Nearly $40 million to Help Educators With Remote Learning
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North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Nearly $40 million to Help Educators With Remote Learning

Governor Cooper Announces Nearly $40 million to Connect Students and Communities to High-Speed Internet, Help Educators With Remote Learning Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Governor Roy Cooper announced nearly $40 million in funding for NC Student Connect, a new partnership created to address internet connectivity gaps that are a barrier to remote learning for many North Carolina students.  When school resumed in August, superintendents estimated that at least 100,000 students still lacked a reliable internet connection at home. Many North Carolina students are currently attending school remotely and need reliable internet access to be able to connect with their teachers and access their lessons.  Students who are attending school onsite may also need internet access at home to be able to complete...
Pennsylvania, Wolf Administration Announces $7.5 Million to Address Community Violence
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Pennsylvania, Wolf Administration Announces $7.5 Million to Address Community Violence

Wolf Administration Announces $7.5 Million Funding Opportunity to Address Community Violence Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) The Wolf Administration announced recently that The School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC) within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is opening a competitive solicitation for grant applications designed to reduce or prevent community violence. State School Safety and Security Grant Program funds totaling $7.5 million will be made available for eligible applicants, which include municipalities, counties, institutions of higher education and community organizations. In the first two years of the community violence program, the SSSC has awarded nearly $15 million in grants, approving 54 applications supporting projects in 27 counties. Funding ha...
North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Additional Funding for High-Speed Internet
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North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Additional Funding for High-Speed Internet

Governor Cooper Announces Additional Funding to Connect More North Carolinians to High-Speed Internet Grants will fund projects in Columbus, Duplin and Graham counties Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Five new projects will expand high-speed internet access for residents in three rural counties, Governor Roy Cooper announced today along with the N.C. Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) and its Broadband Infrastructure Office (BIO).  The projects are made possible by more than $4 million in supplemental GREAT grant funding through the COVID-19 Recovery Act. The projects are expected to connect 3,074 households and 191 businesses, agricultural operations and community anchor institutions in Columbus, Duplin and Graham counties to high-speed internet.  The COVID-19 Recovery Act allocated sup...
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf: Industrial Development Authority Awards Funding in Fayette County
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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf: Industrial Development Authority Awards Funding in Fayette County

Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority Awards Funding to Support Business Expansion and Job Creation in Fayette County Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced a new low-interest loan approval through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will assist in the construction of a multi-occupancy building in Fayette County that could create up to 250 full-time jobs. “To create jobs, businesses need room to grow, and the commonwealth stands ready to provide assistance to developers constructing new offices and business facilities,” said Gov. Wolf.  “This investment will pay dividends in the years to come as companies relocate to Fayette County, bringing with them jobs, revenue, and new opportunities.” The Fay-Penn Economic Development Council was appr...
NJ Governor Murphy Announces $37 Million in Funding for Counties to Combat COVID-19
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NJ Governor Murphy Announces $37 Million in Funding for Counties to Combat COVID-19

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ (STL.News) Acting on a commitment to deliver relief to communities who were not eligible for federal funding allocated through the CARES Act, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Thursday announced $37 million in support for 12 additional counties to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  The funding will be made available to counties in three separate tranches under one Memorandum of Agreement.  The 12 counties include: Atlantic; Burlington; Cape May; Cumberland; Gloucester; Hunterdon; Mercer; Morris; Salem; Somerset; Sussex; and Warren.  These counties were ineligible for Coronavirus Relief Funding because their populations are below 500,000. “There is no denying that COVID-19 has placed an incredible amount of strain on resources across all levels of government,” said Governor Murph...
Pennsylvania News: Wolf Administration Announces More Than $8 Million in Funding
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Pennsylvania News: Wolf Administration Announces More Than $8 Million in Funding

Pennsylvania News: Wolf Administration Announces More Than $8 Million in Funding to Support Water and Sewer Projects in 22 Counties Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of more than $8 million in funding to support H2O PA Flood Control, High Hazard Dams, and Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Stormwater projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). “Investments in our water and sewer systems preserve Pennsylvania’s infrastructure and the health of our communities,” said Gov. Wolf.  “My administration is committed to the health and safety of residents in all corners of the commonwealth, and the funding approved yesterday will benefit communities for years to come.” The H2O PA program provides for single-year and multi-year grants for the c...
DOL awards additional funding to West Virginia for continued disaster recovery in response to severe storms
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DOL awards additional funding to West Virginia for continued disaster recovery in response to severe storms

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) - The U.S. Department of Labor Friday approved additional funding of $800,000 for a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) awarded to Workforce West Virginia in response to severe storms in February 2018.  This additional funding brings the total DWG funds awarded for this project to $1,633,325. In September 2018, the Department approved the DWG for up to $2,500,000, with an initial release of $833,325, to assist with cleanup efforts in 21 affected counties located in the western portion of the state, following the issuance of a Federal Emergency Management Agency major disaster declaration in April 2018. Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Dislocated Worker Grants temporarily expand the service capacity of dislocated wor...
Missouri Political News: Money for Missouri Western, Flood Victims in 2020 State Budget
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Missouri Political News: Money for Missouri Western, Flood Victims in 2020 State Budget

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) — The Missouri State Senator Tony Luetkemeyer released the following statement: State Senator Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, is pleased to announce that the state budget agreed to this week by the Missouri General Assembly includes money for flood relief along the Missouri River, increased funding for Missouri Western University and a half-million dollar grant for Missouri Western State University’s nursing program. Missouri Western University will receive a $1 million increase in its core operating budget in the 2020 budget.  The core budget increase reflects a revision the Missouri Senate made to the original recommendation from the House of Representatives, which called for a one-time appropriation. “Missouri Western emerged a winner from this year’s bud...