Mayor Martin J. Walsh broke ground on phase one of a comprehensive redevelopment of the WhittierStreet public housing community. Made possible by a $30 million federal Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grant to the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, the entire project will rebuild and preserve 200 existing public housing apartments by replacing them on- and off-site with an expanded program of 509 units of mixed-income rental housing and 14,225 square feet of commercial space.
Secretary Zinke announces $60 million cooperative agreement to promote fishing and boating and $14...
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a $60 million cooperative agreement with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) to help retain and recruit recreational anglers and boaters of all ages. Zinke is also announcing $14 million in Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG), which support water-related outdoor recreation and tourism by improving facilities for large transient recreational boats across the country.
NeighborWorks America awards $100,000 in grants to nonprofits to identify strategies to address gentrification
NeighborWorks America (formally known as the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp.) announced that it awarded $25,000 in grants to each of four organizations to explore collaborative strategies to address gentrification. The nonprofits, all members of the NeighborWorks network, will use the grants to investigate promising strategies
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.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the award of two grants to help rural water and sewer utilities recover from recent and future natural disasters. “USDA is a strong partner in the long-term recovery of rural communities after a season of devastating hurricanes,” Perdue said.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $615,922,000 to help hard-hit areas in the State of Florida to recover from Hurricane Irma. The grant announced today by the Trump Administration is provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will support the repair of damaged homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure in the state.
Housing Development Center is pleased to announce receipt of a major new funding commitment from Meyer Memorial Trust. The $109,400 award will support Housing Development Center’s work to develop and deliver Building Holistic Asset Management Solutions (BHAMS), a new program to build the capacity of affordable-housing owners to manage their properties’ financial and physical health.
On Oct. 13, NeighborWorks America presented six individuals with its annual Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by community leaders. The recognition occurred during the NeighborWorks Community Leadership Institute, which strengthens the skills of residents and provides seed grants to help them execute action plans when they return home.
NeighborWorks America awards $800,000 in grants to nonprofits in communities impacted by hurricanes Harvey,...
NeighborWorks America (formally known as the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp.) announced that it awarded $800,000 in grants to 20 organizations in communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The nonprofits will use the grants to help meet any emerging on-the-ground needs, such as cleaning up properties, providing supplies to affected households, coordinating disaster response with other partners, supporting mobile intake centers, and rehabbing and repairing damaged buildings.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $4.2 million to eight universities and public health organizations to develop new and improved methods to identify and control residential health hazards including lead-based paint, mold, radon and pest infestations.
SolarCity Agrees to Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Violations Arising From Renewable Energy Grant...
The Justice Department announced today that SolarCity Corporation (SolarCity) has agreed to pay $29.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting inflated claims on behalf of itself and affiliated investment funds to the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) pursuant to Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Section 1603).
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $55.2 million to 77 Native American tribes throughout the country to improve housing conditions and to stimulate economic development in their communities. HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program is a competitive program that supports a wide range of community development and affordable housing activities, from new housing for individual families to community amenities like rec centers or water lines.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has awarded $343 million in grants to 288 nonprofit organizations to help low-income Veterans and their families. The grants were awarded under VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
In an effort to address emergency, safety and security needs and fight crime at public housing properties, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $5 million to 25 local agencies in 15 states.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has received a $2,536,800 EPA grant to reduce nonpoint source pollution as well as achieve and maintain beneficial use of water. The grant is part of EPA's 2017 Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant Program.
Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) applauded the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement that the City of Seattle Department of Transportation will receive a $1.9 million grant to accelerate the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in Seattle.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that VA plans to propose changes to regulations for its State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program to make it easier to for States to receive VA funding to construct Veterans homes in rural areas.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,004,260 to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) to help protect human health and the environment through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 cooperative agreement. This grant is given to states to implement environmental programs that address nonpoint source pollution in surface and groundwater in order to improve and protect water quality.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it awarded a total of $1.1 million in two-year grant funding for 2016-2018 to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to protect underground sources of drinking water from leaking underground petroleum storage tanks.
VA Secretary David J. Shulkin announced an extension of funding to organizations that applied for Fiscal Year 2018 grants under VA’s Homeless Providers’ Grant and Per Diem Program, but would be found ineligible due to new program guidelines.