The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a new grant program designed to create and sustain humanities infrastructure. Cultural institutions are eligible to receive up to $750,000 grants.
EPA Hurricane Maria Update for January 18, 2018: Hazardous Household Materials Collection Program Underway...
Continuing its Hurricane Maria response efforts, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency is collecting hazardous household materials, orphan containers and e-waste items in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Vieques, an island seven miles off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, was one of the hardest hit areas and has presented exceptional challenges, from a logistics and communications standpoint, to response and recovery efforts on Vieques.
A $488,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and member institution, The First, A National Banking Association (The First), will rehabilitate 72 homes in Laurel, Mississippi. Local dignitaries yesterday joined bank and project representatives at a check presentation ceremony at the office of Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee to award the funds.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has four new top leaders who are assuming key roles in the agency at the start of a new year and during a critical recovery period following last year's devastating hurricanes. HUD Secretary Ben Carson administered the oath of office to the following individuals recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate: J. Paul Compton, Jr. to become HUD's General Counsel;
The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today apparent Norton’s letter to Senate Sergeant at Arms Frank J. Larkin requesting he reconsider his purported opposition to the construction of a protected bike lane between Union Station and the U.S. Capitol Grounds on Louisiana Avenue. Norton has worked with Architect of the Capitol, the District of Columbia Department of Transportation, and the local biking community to achieve widespread support for the project, to be built using local funds in DDOT’s MoveDC action plan for D.C.’s transportation future
Good afternoon, everyone. At the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, we work directly with our 19 federal member agencies to support state and local efforts to prevent and end homelessness in America. Secretary Carson and his team at HUD are critical partners in that work.
Radon, a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that causes cancer, can build up to unsafe levels in any home at any time of year. With many Americans spending more time inside their homes during January, however, there is no better time to make sure our homes are radon-free. That is why EPA starts every new year encouraging Americans to get their homes tested for radon.
Models of the U.S. electricity sector are relied upon by sector stakeholders and decision makers, but the recent surge in variable renewable energy (VRE), such as wind and solar, led a team of modeling experts to examine how these models would represent scenarios with high penetrations of VRE. Four agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the funding request from President Trump to build his border wall: “President Trump has no interest in keeping Americans safe or overhauling our nation’s fundamentally flawed immigration system.
U.S. Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security Release Preliminary Report on Promoting Action Against Botnets...
The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a draft report to President Trump in response to the May 11, 2017, Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of six projects to receive approximately $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development in unconventional oil and natural gas recovery.
If you're planning to attend Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference & Expo, January 8-11, 2018, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., you have one last chance to save on registration.
Norton Says Congressional Budget Process Ironically Allows D.C. Homeowners to Avoid New Property Tax...
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that in one of the great ironies of the onerous District of Columbia budget process, D.C. residents can prepay their 2018 property taxes by December 31, 2017, to avoid the $10,000 state and local tax deduction cap that takes effect next year.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “The biggest tax reform in a generation is now the law of the land. As promised, the American people will begin the new year with a new tax code.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement today on the 44th anniversary of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, which was signed into law by Republican President Richard Nixon on December 24, 1973.