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NEH Awards $13.2 Million in Grants for Cultural Infrastructure

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced $13.2 million in awards to 29 U.S. cultural institutionsthat will leverage federal funds against private investment to help create and sustain the nation’s humanities infrastructure.

BLM ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF $2.5 BILLION RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSMISSION AND WATER PIPELINE IN RIVERSIDE...

In advancing the Administration's goals of promoting America’s energy independence and supporting infrastructure needs, the Bureau of Land Management announced today the approval of a transmission line and water pipeline project associated with the licensed Eagle Crest Energy Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Project in Riverside County
EPA

U.S. EPA, Orange County Water District to announce multi-million dollar WIFIA loan to expand...

Tomorrow, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Mike Stoker will be joined by Orange County Water District (OWCD) Board President Denis Bilodeau to announce the closure of a multi-million dollar Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan.
USDA

USDA Encourages Rural Communities, Water Districts to Apply for Loans to Improve, Rebuild Infrastructure;...

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced a historic commitment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to upgrade and rebuild rural water infrastructure.
EPA

New Funding Opportunities for Water Infrastructure Projects in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska

Cities and towns in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska are facing an immediate and growing challenge – the aging drinking water infrastructure. Water mains are sometimes a century old. As the infrastructure breaks down, it takes a toll on local economies, public health, and the environment.
USDA

USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure for Nearly 250,000 People in 103 Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects (PDF, 298 KB) to upgrade water and wastewater systems in rural communities.

Grant Funding to Support Green Infrastructure Projects in 10-12 U.S. Communities, Now Available

As part of the Great Urban Parks Campaign, the National Recreation and Park Association is offering grant funding totaling $2 million to support green stormwater infrastructure projects in 10-12 U.S. communities.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Requests MWAA Provide House Committee with Full Details on Chief Executive’s Compensation to...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today wrote the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) requesting that a copy of the employment contract of MWAA President and Chief Executive Officer John “Jack” Potter be provided to the Committee. While MWAA has disclosed Potter’s base salary, which ranks among the highest in the nation for airport executives
Water Infrastructure

EPA Scientist Jeff Szabo, Ph.D., Receives Prestigious Arthur S. Flemming Award for Exceptional Contributions...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that EPA researcher Dr. Jeffrey Szabo has won an Arthur S. Flemming Award in Applied Science and Engineering for his exceptional contributions to water infrastructure decontamination.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Signing Banking Bill into Law

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement after President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) into law.
WSSC

WSSC Responds to On-Property Wastewater Overflow at Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility

WSSC experienced an on-property wastewater overflow at its Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility formerly known as a wastewater treatment plant) on Farmington Road in Accokeek. The overflow started at 10:47 p.m. on Friday, May 18 and ended today, May 21 at 1:01 p.m

NRPA, NLC and Value of Water Campaign Unite to Promote Green Infrastructure in Parks...

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), in partnership with the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Value of Water Campaign, is proud to bring attention to the benefits of green infrastructure in parks during National Infrastructure Week, May 14–18, 2018. On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, NRPA, NLC and the Value of Water Campaign will hold a special briefing on Capitol Hill where representatives from Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management and the City of Lacey
Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: On Its 15th Anniversary, Center for American Progress to Convene the 2018 Ideas...

For the past 15 years, the Center for American Progress has served as a creative engine for introducing bold solutions that advance progressive values on nearly every possible front. In the past year alone, CAP has defended the Affordable Care Act; helped drive opposition to President Donald Trump’s tax and infrastructure plans; and discussed the impact of race across a wide range of issue areas.
NEH

NEH Adds Second Humanities Infrastructure Grant Program for 2018

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will offer a second round of its new Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants, with an application deadline of August 1. NEH announced the new grant program, designed to create and sustain humanities infrastructure

Three Communities Nationwide Awarded Funding for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Community Outreach and Education

For the second year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association(NRPA) and Southwest Airlines® are proud to partner on a Community Outreach and Education Grant program to help fund green stormwater infrastructure projects in underserved, low-income communities across the United States.
EPA

EPA announces University of California, Berkeley winner of 6th annual RainWorks Challenge for innovative...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of its sixth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national collegiate competition that engages the next generation of environmental professionals to design innovative solutions for stormwater pollution.
San Francisco Skyline

San Francisco’s Skyline: New Urban Development Projects to Bring the City Into the Future

The TransAmerica Pyramid used to be the tallest building of the Bay City, but the recently inaugurated SalesForce Tower has stolen its title, with its 61-stories and 1,070 feet. This project is only the beginning of a series of infrastructural plans set out to revamp San Francisco’s skyline in the years to come.
NARI

NARI 2018 NATIONAL COTY WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named 40 National CotY winners and 20 National Team Member Winners at their annual Spring Business Meeting. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named 40 National CotY winners and 20 National Team Member Winners at their annual Spring Business Meeting.
Center for American Progress

Trump Plan Would Leave Communities Voiceless Again, CAP Issue Brief Says

As President Donald Trump promotes his flawed infrastructure plan, a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress shows how it could turn the clock back to a time when the public had limited rights to challenge poorly designed highways, roads, or other projects that destroyed the fabric of local neighborhoods.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Calls for Hearing on Airline Safety Following Fatality on Southwest Airlines Flight and...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Subcommittee on Aviation, today called on the committee or subcommittee to hold a hearing on aviation safety in the United States following two recent major developments implicating airline safety—a “60 Minutes”

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Natomas

CVS-Anchored Natomas Shopping Center in Sacramento Sells for $10.3 Million

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm arranged the sale of Natomas Shopping Center in Sacramento, California, in an off-market transaction.

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Center for American Progress

LGBTQ Community Would Be Disproportionately Harmed by Benefit Cuts, New CAP...

The Trump administration, Congress, and state governments have been engaged in ongoing attacks on crucial public programs that provide vital support to people in need. Key benefits such as nutrition and housing assistance, Medicaid, and unemployment benefits are threatened at the federal and state levels by funding cuts or harsh so-called work requirements that would put these benefits out of reach for those who need them most