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Maine DHHS Awards $5.2M in Relief Grants
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Maine DHHS Awards $5.2M in Relief Grants

Funds support hospitals and nursing homes serving MaineCare members during COVID-19 pandemic AUGUSTA, ME (STL.News) The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced today that it has awarded $5.2 million in grants to 54 health care organizations that serve residents with MaineCare to help sustain vital health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maine Health Care Financial Relief Program, announced in November, is modeled on the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development's (DECD) Maine Economic Recovery Grant program.  Health care organizations that were ineligible for funding through the DECD program, such as hospitals and nursing homes of any size and health care providers with over 250 employees, were eligible for these grants.  The program is bac...
Governor Justice awards $8.6 million in TARTP Grants in West Virginia
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Governor Justice awards $8.6 million in TARTP Grants in West Virginia

Gov. Justice awards over $8.6 million in Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails grants benefitting dozens of communities across West Virginia CHARLESTON, WV (STL.News) Over the past week, Gov. Jim Justice traveled across the state to award a total of 47 Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program (TARTP) grants, worth over $8.6 million, for various improvement projects in 29 counties throughout West Virginia. West Virginia TARTP grants help towns and cities build and improve sidewalks, lighting, trails, and more.  The program is administered by the West Virginia Department of Transportation and funded by the Federal Highway Administration. Earlier this year, Gov. Justice presented another round of 38 TARTP grants,worth over $7.4 million, for additional projec...
Vermont: Scholarship For Adult Career Technical Education Now Available
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Vermont: Scholarship For Adult Career Technical Education Now Available

Scholarship For Adult Career Technical Education Now Available For Vermonters Montpelier, VT (STL.News) Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Department of Labor have announced the availability of a new $1,000 scholarship for eligible Vermonters to support training and other expenses incurred from enrollment in an adult career and technical education certificate program.  The Adult Career Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship was created in partnership between the Department of Labor and the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. The scholarship provides up to $1,000 for Vermonters to cover training and other costs associated with participating in a CTE certificate program that will enhance employability and support growth along a career path.  $162,000 in funding for the scholarships was ...
Illinois Governor Pritzker: Grants in Funding to Businesses & Communities
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Illinois Governor Pritzker: Grants in Funding to Businesses & Communities

Pritzker Administration Grants $94 Million in Funding to Businesses and Communities Across Illinois More Than $46 Million Awarded to Small Businesses and Over $48 Million to Local Governments to Offset COVID-19 Related Losses; $38 Million in Funding Granted to Businesses in Regions Currently Under Resurgence Mitigations Chicago, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker today joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to announce the release of $94 million in emergency relief funds for communities and small businesses statewide.  More than $46 million in small business grants through the historic Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program will provide relief to offset COVID-19 related costs for over 1,200 businesses in all corners of the state.  Additionally, over ...
Michigan Governor Whitmer Announces Grants for Eligible Teachers, Support Staff
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Michigan Governor Whitmer Announces Grants for Eligible Teachers, Support Staff

Whitmer Administration Announces Grants for Eligible Teachers, Support Staff Grant Dollars Provide Support for Extra Hours, Costs Incurred due to In-Person Learning Suspension in Spring LANSING, MI (STL.News) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks announced that eligible Michigan teachers and support staff who worked additional time and incurred additional costs during the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic can receive a grant through two new grant programs. Under both the Teacher COVID-19 Grant and the Support Staff COVID-19 Grant programs, eligible teachers can receive up to $500 and eligible support staff can receive up to $250.  The state of Michigan’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget provides $53 million for eligible K-12 classroom teachers and $2...
Kentucky Governor Beshear Announces $3.6 Million in Grants for Eastern Kentucky Communities
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Kentucky Governor Beshear Announces $3.6 Million in Grants for Eastern Kentucky Communities

Gov. Beshear Announces more than $3.6 Million in Grants for Eastern Kentucky Communities FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced $3,690,902 million in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grants for seven projects in Eastern Kentucky communities that will update infrastructure, bolster education, spur economic development, improve health care and build a better Kentucky. The Department for Local Government (DLG) administers the grant funding. Communities receiving funds are Booneville, Hazard, Morehead, Mount Vernon and Somerset. Gov. Beshear also announced nearly $4 million in funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to a dozen communities for improvement of local streets and roads. “These projects will improve the lives of people in Eastern Kentucky...
Maine Governor Mills Administration Announces “OPTIONS”
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Maine Governor Mills Administration Announces “OPTIONS”

Mills Administration Announces “OPTIONS” Initiative to Support Maine People With Substance Use Disorder Augusta, ME (STL.News) To combat the disturbing rise in fatal drug overdoses exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Janet Mills today announced a new “OPTIONS” (Overdose Prevention Through Intensive Outreach, Naloxone and Safety) initiative.  Under the initiative, mobile response teams in every Maine county will engage with communities that have high rates of drug overdoses to promote drug prevention and harm reduction strategies, connect people directly to recovery services and treatment, and distribute naloxone, the lifesaving overdose Mills Administration Announces “OPTIONS” Initiative to Support Maine People With Substance Use Disordery has resources to prevent substance use ...
Maine Governor Mills to launch the Communities development in State with $2.7 million grants
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Maine Governor Mills to launch the Communities development in State with $2.7 million grants

Governor Mills, Boston Fed president announce collaborative effort to strengthen rural towns and small cities with $2.7 million in grants Maine selected as next New England state to participate in community development initiative that aims to empower communities. Augusta, ME (STL.News) Maine Gov. Janet Mills and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren today announced the Boston Fed and the State of Maine will collaborate to launch the Working Communities Challenge in Maine.  The initiative aims to strengthen Maine’s rural towns and smaller cities and is backed in part by $2.7 million in donations. The challenge supports local teams who work together to improve economic outcomes for all people in Maine’s towns, cities, and rural communities.  Successful teams will address e...
Vermont Governor Phil Scott Announces Next Round Of Economic Recovery Grants
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott Announces Next Round Of Economic Recovery Grants

Montpelier, VT (STL.News)  Governor Phil Scott today announced an expansion of the state’s Economic Recovery Grants, utilizing an additional $76 million in funds from the $1.25 billion the state received from the Federal CARES Act.  These funds are in addition to the $152 million in economic relief already delivered to Vermont businesses. Per Act 154, passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Scott, these new grants will be administered by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), with assistance from the Department of Taxes. Vermont businesses and nonprofits, including sole proprietors, that have seen a decline in total sales between March and September of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, and who can demonstrate unmet need, may be eligible to receive an E...
Kentucky Governor Beshear Announces $37 Million in Grants to Crime Victim Service Providers
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Kentucky Governor Beshear Announces $37 Million in Grants to Crime Victim Service Providers

FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet announced more than $37 million in grant funding to 133 crime victim service providers across Kentucky. The funds are part of the Victims of Crime Act program, known as VOCA. In 1984, Congress passed the Victims of Crime Act, which established the Crime Victim’s Fund. “It is a priority for my administration to support direct services to victims and survivors of all types of crimes – they should have every resource we can provide to them as they walk the path toward healing and recovery,” said Gov. Beshear.  “This funding is vital to these 133 programs that work tirelessly to respond to the emotional and physical needs of survivors and provide a much-deserved measure of safety and security.” Thi...
Pennsylvania Governor Wolf: $50 Million Grants to be Awarded to Companies Affected by COVID-19
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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf: $50 Million Grants to be Awarded to Companies Affected by COVID-19

Gov Wolf: $50 Million in Grants to be Awarded to Support Fire, Rescue and EMS Companies Negatively Affected by COVID-19 Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Office of State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) will be awarding $50 million worth of grant funding to fire, rescue, and EMS across the commonwealth to offset expenses related to COVID-19. “Our fire, rescue and EMS are the first responders often on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Wolf said.  “All these professionals – some working as volunteers – give selflessly to support neighbors and communities.  These CARES Act grants can assist in supporting them and their ongoing efforts to keep their neighbors and communities protected and safe.” “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our offic...
US DOL – Availability of $150 Million to Invest in Workforce Training for Key US Sectors
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US DOL – Availability of $150 Million to Invest in Workforce Training for Key US Sectors

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The U.S. Department of Labor announced today the availability of $150 million in the H-1B One Workforce Grant Program to invest in training for middle- to high-skilled H-1B occupations within key sectors in the U.S. economy, including information technology and cyber security, advanced manufacturing and transportation, to upskill the present workforce and train a new generation of workers to grow the future workforce. The coronavirus pandemic has not only caused disruptions in the labor market, but also forced many education and training providers and employers to rethink how to deliver training.  In this grant program, the Department’s Employment and Training Administration set out to streamline funding and resources to encourage a more integrated workforce syst...
DOD Approves $25 Million in Grants to Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program
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DOD Approves $25 Million in Grants to Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Department of Defense today announced the award of six (6) grants totaling $25 million under the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program by the Office of Economic Adjustment.  These awards follow a competitive selection process culminating in Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord’s designation of six Defense Manufacturing Communities on August 16, 2020, and for the Office of Economic Adjustment to invite grant applications to strengthen the national security innovation base.  The awards derive from Fiscal Year 2020 appropriated funding, and leverage an additional $12.6 million in non-Federal funding for a total investment of $37.6 million to enhance critical skills, research and development, and small business support in...
Illinois Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Testing Records as State Surpasses 5 Million Tests, Reports 74,000 in a Single Day
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Illinois Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Testing Records as State Surpasses 5 Million Tests, Reports 74,000 in a Single Day

Springfield, IL (STL.News) At an event in Springfield, Governor JB Pritzker and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike celebrated the state surpassing 5 million COVID-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic.  The governor and Dr. Ezike also detailed how the state continues to strengthen its nation-leading testing operation as Illinois continues to set new records in daily tests. "In a pandemic, widely available testing and faster results mean our people are safer," said Governor JB Pritzker.  "Here in Illinois, we've steadily added new in-state commercial labs and greater hospital and university lab capacity utilization to get to an average of more than 50,000 tests per day.  We do three and a half times the testing the average state does.  And we're one of the fastest states in delivering te...
Kentucky Gov. Beshear Announces More Than $4.7 Million in DRA Grants for Western Kentucky
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Kentucky Gov. Beshear Announces More Than $4.7 Million in DRA Grants for Western Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced $4,755,270 in grants from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) to update infrastructure, expand broadband and health care access, improve economic development opportunities and more in communities across Western Kentucky. The investments will fund 11 projects that will create or retain 80 jobs, provide workforce training for 433 Kentuckians and will improve the lives of 32,400 families. “These 11 projects will make a great difference for infrastructure, economic development, health care and education, which are all priorities as we build a brighter, better Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear.  “We are grateful to the local leaders who made these projects possible and for DRA’s continued investment in Kentucky.” Department for Local Gove...
US Department of Labor Awards $32 Million in Grants to Workforce Information Grants to States
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US Department of Labor Awards $32 Million in Grants to Workforce Information Grants to States

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday awarded a total of $32,000,000 in Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS) for use by states and territories to support the development, management and delivery of workforce and labor market information. Administered by the Department’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the annual grants enable state workforce agencies to develop and disseminate essential state and local workforce and labor market information to job seekers, employers, educators, economic development officials and for other uses, such as state and local employment projections.  The information follows the same methodology used by the Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in national employment projections. “Now more than ever states m...
Illinois Gov. Pritzker Announces $245 Million in Grants for Businesses and Communities
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Illinois Gov. Pritzker Announces $245 Million in Grants for Businesses and Communities

Gov. Pritzker Announces $245 Million in Grants for Businesses and Communities Impacted by COVID-19 and Civil Unrest $220 Million Available for Business Owners through Second Round of the Business Interruption Grants; $25 Million Available for Communities through the Rebuild Distressed Communities Program. Chicago, IL (STL.News) — Governor JB Pritzker joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today in the Bronzeville community to announce the latest in a series of grants made available for small businesses in Illinois suffering losses as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as communities impacted by the recent civil unrest.  Applications for the second round of the Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program will be made available this Thursday ...
Kentucky Gov. Beshear Announces nearly $3 Million Grants to Create Economic Opportunities
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Kentucky Gov. Beshear Announces nearly $3 Million Grants to Create Economic Opportunities

Gov. Beshear Announces nearly $3 Million in Grants to Create Economic Opportunities in Eastern Kentucky FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear announced $2,998,892 in grant funding for four projects in Eastern Kentucky for utility improvements, economic development and tourism advancements that will create economic opportunities in the region. The grant funding is through the Department for Local Government (DLG).  Those receiving funds, from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Regional Development Agency Assistance Program (RDAAP), are Breathitt County, Knott County, Perry County, Wayne County and Hindman. “I am committed to building a stronger, better Eastern Kentucky, especially at a time when we are working to restart Kentucky’s econom...