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Mercy Housing

GRAND OPENING OF NATALIE GUBB COMMONS BRINGS 190 AFFORDABLE HOMES TO SAN FRANCISCO’S TRANSBAY...

Mercy Housing and Mayor London Breed celebrated the opening of 190 affordable family apartments in Natalie Gubb Commons.  The affordable homes were developed as part of the Transbay Redevelopment Project Area, spearheaded by the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII).

Ten U.S. Communities Awarded Grant Funding to Support Green Infrastructure Projects

Today, as part of the Great Urban Parks Campaign, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) awarded grant funding totaling $2 million to support green infrastructure projects in 10 U.S. communities. These communities join cities, such as Atlanta, Georgia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

BLM ANNOUNCES INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AT COPPER BASIN DUNES OHV AREA

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office will begin an infrastructure improvement project to enhance recreational use at the Copper Basin Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area in October. The work will include repairing, sealing and striping the parking lot and reconstructing an access road
DOE

Department of Energy Announces Investment to Improve Resilience and Reliability of the Nation’s Energy...

The U.S. the Department of Energy (DOE) released a $5.8 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support the research and development (R&D) of advanced tools and controls that will improve the resilience and reliability of the nation’s power grid. Under this FOA, DOE’s Office of Electricity (OE) Transmission Reliability Program will seek applications that explore the use of big data
USDA

USDA Partners to Improve Water and Wastewater Infrastructure for More than 442,000 Rural Americans...

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $392 million (PDF, 238 KB) to help rebuild and improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure in 42 states.

House Passes Water Resources Bill that Benefits National Park Waterways and Restoration Projects Across...

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), also known as the water resources bill, to advance projects that maintain and restore the nation’s waterways and water infrastructure, including several projects critical to improving the health of waterways in and around America’s national parks.

McMorris Rodgers Supports America’s Water Infrastructure

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, sponsored by the Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster.
DOI

Interior Releases Finding of No Significant Impact for Central North Dakota Water Supply Project

The Bureau of Reclamation has completed the environmental assessment (EA) and released the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Central North Dakota Water Supply Project.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Requests Joint Hearing to Examine Proposal to Relocate Two USDA Agencies Out of...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today called for the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Agriculture Committee to hold a joint hearing to examine the legality of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposal to dismantle existing USDA agencies by moving the Economic Research
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.
EPA

EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge Invites Students to Address Stormwater Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching its seventh annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a green infrastructure design competition open to colleges and universities across the country.
USDA

USDA Launches Webpage Highlighting Resources to Help Rural Communities Bridge the Broadband e-Connectivity Infrastructure...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a new webpage featuring information about the importance of rural e-Connectivity and the ways the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing to help deploy high-speed broadband infrastructure in rural America.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to Introduce Bill Affording New Way for D.C. to Secure Private Funding for...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that she will introduce a bill that clarifies the District of Columbia’s authority to enter into public-private partnerships (P3s). The District recently began the procurement process for its first-ever P3s: rehabilitating the Metropolitan Police Department headquarters (Daily Building) and modernizing streetlights. The bill makes it clear that the federal Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA), which uniquely applies to D.C., does not prohibit the District from entering into P3s.
EPA

EPA Receives Record Number of Letters of Interest for WIFIA Water Infrastructure Loans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received 62 letters of interest (LOIs) collectively requesting $9.1 billion in loans from a wide range of prospective borrowers in response to the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program’s 2018 Notice of Funding Availability.
USDA

USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 23 States

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett visited the state today to announce that USDA is investing more than $124 million (PDF, 155.4 KB) to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure in 23 states. Five projects in Louisiana are receiving funding.

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
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.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Distinctive Single-Family Homes in Costa Mesa Win Design Award

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized by the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Greater Sales and Marketing Council’s 2018 SoCal Awards program. Vitae in Costa Mesa received the SoCal Award for “Best Design Detached Home Under 2,000 SF.” This year’s competition drew more than 500 entries.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

NAR

Number of Real Estate Teams is Growing, NAR Survey Finds

Teams are becoming more common in the real estate industry as an increasing number of Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, consider themselves a member of a real estate team, according to a new survey by NAR.