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Kentucky Governor: $2.5 Million Grant for Eastern Communities
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Kentucky Governor: $2.5 Million Grant for Eastern Communities

FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear announced $2.5 million in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grants for two projects in Eastern Kentucky that will upgrade waterlines, create jobs and build a better Kentucky. The grant funding is administered by the Department for Local Government (DLG).  Grantees include the City of Cumberland and the Northeast Kentucky Regional Industrial Authority in Grayson. “These projects are great for Eastern Kentucky and will provide better utility service, create jobs and foster real opportunity,” said Gov. Beshear.  “These advancements will help us sprint out of the COVID-19 pandemic this year and will help us build the stronger, better Kentucky we’ve always imagined.” DLG Commissioner and Gov. Beshear’s ARC Representative Dennis Keene expla...
U.S. HHS Grants Governor Whitmer’s Request to Release Vaccines
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U.S. HHS Grants Governor Whitmer’s Request to Release Vaccines

U.S. HHS Grants Governor Whitmer's Request to Release Vaccines Being Held Back by the Trump Administration HHS follows Michigan’s lead, now urges states to vaccinate Americans 65 and older LANSING, MI (STL.News) Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that they will grant Governor Whitmer and eight other governors’ request and release the millions of doses of the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine currently being held back by the Trump Administration.  HHS also announced that they will follow Michigan’s lead, recommending that states open up vaccinations to Americans age 65 and up, a move that Governor Whitmer announced last week. “Michigan and states across the country remain ready to get more shots in arms, which is why the Trump Administration’s decisi...
Wisconsin Governor Announced $30 Million for Early Care & Education
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Wisconsin Governor Announced $30 Million for Early Care & Education

Gov. Evers, DCF Announce Wisconsin Awarded $30 Million Federal Grant for Early Care and Education MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Emilie Amundson today announced that Wisconsin was awarded a Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Renewal, totaling $30 million over the next three years. Wisconsin previously received a $10 million PDG B-5 Planning Grant.  That one-year funding helped the department gather information about Wisconsin’s early care and education system, grow best practices, and develop a strategic plan.  The PDG B-5 Renewal Grant is based on the strategic plan developed by DCF, the Department of Public Instruction, and other partners, and which includes feedback and guidance from the ...
West Virginia Governor Announces $6 million to Combat Drug Crisis
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West Virginia Governor Announces $6 million to Combat Drug Crisis

CHARLESTON, WV (STL.News) Gov. Jim Justice announced today a $6 million federal grant that will help West Virginia strengthen cutting-edge strategies that target addiction through prevention, intervention, and diversion. The funding comes from the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program (COSSAP) through the Justice and Community Services section of the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security. “I’ve said many times that we need to do everything in our power and be willing to use every tool in our toolbelt to combat the epidemic we continue to face against opioids,” Gov. Justice said.  “This grant is a truly fantastic help in that fight. It’s going to provide all kinds of new pathways and access to treatment for West Virginians who may be struggling. I...
West Virginia Governor Justice awards $500,000 grant to Town of Rainelle
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West Virginia Governor Justice awards $500,000 grant to Town of Rainelle

Gov. Justice awards $500,000 grant to Town of Rainelle for major streetscape improvement project More than $8.6 million has been awarded for similar projects all across West Virginia in the past week RAINELLE, WV (STL.News) In celebration of yet another day of betterment in southern West Virginia, Gov. Jim Justice joined local leaders for an event today to award a $500,000 Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grant to the Town of Rainelle that will pay for a major streetscape enhancement project on Main Street. “I love Rainelle beyond good sense and I’m so excited to be here today to announce this grant,” Gov. Justice said.  “We’ve given out a bunch of these grants over the last week, but this one today is one of the biggest and we’re bringing it to Rainelle.  It’s ...
Connecticut Governor Awarded Grant To Enhance Suicide Prevention
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Connecticut Governor Awarded Grant To Enhance Suicide Prevention

Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives $3.5 Million To Enhance Suicide Prevention Activities HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut has been awarded a five-year grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to enhance a range of suicide prevention activities coordinated among several state agencies.  The grant, awarded to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), will run through August 31, 2025 and will be a joint effort between DPH, the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), and UConn Health. While the grant will work to prevent suicide across all age ranges, it will focus on several populations in Connecti...
Massachusetts Baker-Polito: $5.9 Million to Support Food Security
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Massachusetts Baker-Polito: $5.9 Million to Support Food Security

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Over $5.9 Million to Support Food Security in Massachusetts Fourth Round of New Grant Program to Increase Access to Local Food BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Continuing its ongoing efforts to support a resilient, secure local food supply chain in Massachusetts, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced $5.9 million in grants to address urgent food insecurity for residents across the Commonwealth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This funding is being awarded as part of the fourth round of the new $36 million Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program, created following recommendations from the Administration’s COVID-19 Command Center’s Food Security Task Force, which promotes ongoing efforts to ensure that individuals and families throughout the Commonw...
Delaware Announces Grant Program for Contract Poultry Growers
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Delaware Announces Grant Program for Contract Poultry Growers

Delaware Announces Grant Program for Contract Poultry Growers Impacted by COVID-19 Grant applications available until December 1, 2020 HURLOCK, MD (STL.News) Governor John Carney, along with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, announced a new grant program to assist contract poultry growers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The poultry industry on Delmarva is second to none and it’s because of the long-standing working relationships that we have across state lines, especially when it comes to supporting our family farms,” said Governor Carney.  “COVID-19 has impacted all of us, but for the poultry growers who take pride in putting safe, nutritious food on your table, many of the roadblocks that COVID-19 threw at them were out of their control.  This grant program is an opportunity once again...
US DOT announces $9.88 Million Grant for Port KC’s Missouri River Terminal Project
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US DOT announces $9.88 Million Grant for Port KC’s Missouri River Terminal Project

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $9.88 million Port Infrastructure Development Grant to the Kansas City Port Authority (Port KC) for the Missouri River Terminal (MRT) project. The grant will be used for advanced project planning and redevelopment activities of the MRT site, such as preventative flooding maintenance, environmental remediation efforts, site design, land acquisition, and limited pavement and rail access development. “Kansas City is already a major freight hub for the central United States, and this grant will help us continue to build on critical transportation infrastructure and spur economic development in the region and across Missouri,” Governor Mike Parson said.  “We appreciate the continued support and hard work o...
Kansas Governor Kelly Announces $21 Million in Grants for Crime Victim Assistance Programs
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Kansas Governor Kelly Announces $21 Million in Grants for Crime Victim Assistance Programs

Governor Laura Kelly Announces More Than $21 Million in Grants for Crime Victim Assistance Programs Topeka, KS (STL.News) Kansas Governor Kelly announced the Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance grant awards. Community-based organizations and local and state agencies that provide services directly to crime victims are eligible to receive VOCA grant program funds.  Direct services available to crime victims include crisis counseling, telephone and onsite information and referrals, criminal justice support and advocacy, shelter, transitional housing, and mental health services.  The award recipients provide these services in response to the emotional, psychological, or physical needs of crime victims and survivors.  VOCA funds help crime victims and survivors stabilize thei...
Kansas Governor Kelly Announces $50 Million in Grants for Broadband Access Expansion
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Kansas Governor Kelly Announces $50 Million in Grants for Broadband Access Expansion

Governor Laura Kelly Establishes Office of Broadband Development, Announces Nearly $50 Million in Grants for Broadband Access Expansion Topeka, KS (STL.News) Kansas Governor Kelly today signed Executive Order #20-67 to establish the Office of Broadband Development and announced the distribution of nearly $50 million in Connectivity Emergency Response Grant (CERG) funds to underserved communities across Kansas. By expanding access to broadband, Governor Kelly’s administration will support economic development opportunities, increase access to health care and education, and promote network affordability for Kansans statewide. “Broadband access has been an overlooked problem in Kansas and across the country for years, particularly in our rural and vulnerable communities,” Governor Kelly sai...
Maryland Governor Hogan Announces $3.4 Million for Expansion of Boys & Girls Clubs
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Maryland Governor Hogan Announces $3.4 Million for Expansion of Boys & Girls Clubs

Governor Hogan Announces $3.4 Million in Grant Funding for Expansion of Boys and Girls Clubs, Crime Reduction Efforts Awards Support Long-Term Investments in Young People, Collaborative Law Enforcement Efforts ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today announced $3.4 million in Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (BJAG) awards for local projects that support efforts to reduce crime in Maryland.  Half of the funding will be allocated to the Maryland Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, led by the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore, for the expansion of Clubs in areas identified through the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN) initiative. “Keeping our citizens and communities safe has been a top priority of our administration since day one,” said ...
Maryland Governor Hogan Announces Grant Awards to Create Apprenticeship Opportunities
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Maryland Governor Hogan Announces Grant Awards to Create Apprenticeship Opportunities

Governor Hogan Announces Over $2.8 Million in Grant Awards to Create and Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities Investing in the Future of the State’s Workforce Through Registered Apprenticeship Programs ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Department of Labor has awarded over $2.8 million to assist businesses and organizations creating and expanding apprenticeship opportunities in Maryland.  The total number of registered apprentices has increased by more than 35% under the Hogan administration. “Our administration remains committed to strengthening our economy by building a 21st century workforce that meets and surpasses the needs of Maryland’s businesses,” said Governor Hogan.  “This investment in apprenticeships will help connect businesses with...
Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces Additional Grant for Small Businesses
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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces Additional Grant for Small Businesses

Gov. Wolf Announces Additional $96 Million for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Businesses in every county were approved for grants in this round of funding, and 52 percent are historically disadvantaged businesses. To date, more than 10,000 businesses were approved for $192 million in grants through the COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance Program. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been caused a lot of hardship for our business community, and it has been particularly difficult for Pennsylvania’s small businesses to weath...
Kansas Governor Kelly Announces $40 million Remote Learning Grant
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Kansas Governor Kelly Announces $40 million Remote Learning Grant

Governor Laura Kelly Announces $40 million in Grant Funding Now Available to Support Remote Learning Programs for School-age Children Topeka, KS (STL.News) Governor Laura Kelly today announced that applications are now open for newly available grant funds and additional resources to support remote learning for school-age children.  The Remote Learning Grant program will help address learning and supervision needs of school-age children who are not able to attend in-person school due to the pandemic. “Providing a safe place to learn is not only essential for a child’s development, but it will also play a critical role in strengthening our economy by allowing Kansas parents to continue working while kids are learning from home,” Governor Kelly said.  “I strongly encourage eligible entities ...
US DOL awards additional funding to Rhode Island for Grant responding to Opioid Crisis
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US DOL awards additional funding to Rhode Island for Grant responding to Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The U.S. Department of Labor today announced additional funding for an opioid-crisis National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) for the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.  The award of $1,329,657 will provide continued employment and training services to eligible individuals in communities across five counties, which are affected significantly by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction and overdose. The project provides eligible grant participants with disaster-relief employment in jobs addressing the impacts of the opioid crisis, such as peer recovery specialists.  The project also provides employment and training services to individuals affected by the opioid crisis and to individuals seeking careers in healt...
Washington DC Mayor Bowser Awarded Grant to Study Women’s History & Suffrage
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Washington DC Mayor Bowser Awarded Grant to Study Women’s History & Suffrage

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Bowser Administration, led by DC Office of Planning’s (OP) Historic Preservation Office, was awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service (NPS) to develop a Historic Context Study of women’s history and suffrage in the District of Columbia. Nonprofit partner, DC Preservation League, will manage the grant. “On the Centennial of American women obtaining the right to vote, this study will identify the important themes related to women’s history and the Suffrage movement,” said Jennifer Steingasser, OP Deputy Director of Development Review and Historic Preservation.  “As the nation’s capital, Washington, DC served as the backdrop for many historic events as women across the nation struggled for equal rights.” NPS announced $750,000 in grants to support...
Maryland Governor Hogan Announces $10 Million in Grant Awards for Maryland Community Colleges
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Maryland Governor Hogan Announces $10 Million in Grant Awards for Maryland Community Colleges

Emphasis on Workforce Development, Employment Opportunities ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today announced $10 million in grant awards for Maryland’s 16 community colleges to expand education opportunities and workforce development programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund is a federal grant for governors to support and assist local education agencies, higher education institutions, and other educational entities with emergency assistance due to COVID-19, and is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Governor Hogan has committed $45.7 million in GEER funding to wide-ranging education initiatives, as well as an additional $300 million for K-12 and higher education through the CARES Act. “Th...