EPA, Energy Dept. Announce Availability of $9.4M in Funding for Biofuel Projects
Renewable Energy
EPA, Energy Dept. Announce Availability of $9.4M in Funding for Biofuel Projects
2024-02-22 20:48:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy are making $9.4 million available to support “high impact” technology projects in the advanced biofuels space. The funding is being made available through the Inflation Reduction Act and... Read More

Energy Dept. to Invest $4.75M in National Center for Offshore Wind
Funding
Energy Dept. to Invest $4.75M in National Center for Offshore Wind
2024-02-12 22:14:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy is investing $4.75 million to establish a new national center of excellence to accelerate the development of “reliable and equitable” offshore wind power in the United States. The Academic Center for Reliability and Resilience... Read More

DOE Announces $59M Funding Opportunity Related to Hydrogen
Energy
DOE Announces $59M Funding Opportunity Related to Hydrogen
2023-12-18 21:48:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy is making $59 million available to accelerate the research, development, demonstration and deployment of affordable clean-hydrogen technologies. Specifically, the funding, which is being administered by the DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, will... Read More

CDC Awards $279M to 49 States, DC to Prevent Drug Overdoses
Drugs
CDC Awards $279M to 49 States, DC to Prevent Drug Overdoses
2023-09-11 17:27:51
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded $279 million to 49 states, the District of Columbia and 40 local health departments to help stem the tide of overdoses within their communities.  The agency announced the awards on... Read More

DOE Investing More Than $13M in Hydropower Projects
Renewable Energy
DOE Investing More Than $13M in Hydropower Projects
2023-09-08 18:30:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Energy is investing more than $13 million in seven research and development projects focused on advancing hydropower as a critical source of clean energy.  The funding comes from the bipartisan infrastructure law. It will... Read More

FCC Commits Over $2.5M in Funding for Schools and Libraries
Education
FCC Commits Over $2.5M in Funding for Schools and Libraries
2023-04-13 20:30:17
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday announced it is committing over $2.5 million in a new funding round through the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program, which provides digital services for students in communities across the country.  In a press... Read More

Commerce Dept. Rolls Out First CHIPS Funding
Technology
Commerce Dept. Rolls Out First CHIPS Funding
2023-02-28 21:33:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Commerce Department on Tuesday announced the availability of the first tranche of a total $50 billion in funding intended to grow and revitalize the nation’s homegrown semiconductor industry. The first funding opportunity seeks applications for projects to... Read More

DOE Provides $118M Boost to Domestic Biofuel Industry
Renewable Energy
DOE Provides $118M Boost to Domestic Biofuel Industry
2023-01-30 20:23:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is providing $118 million in funding for 17 projects intended to accelerate the production of sustainable biofuels for the nation’s transportation and manufacturing needs.  The selected projects, all being carried out at universities... Read More

USDA Invests $9.5M to Develop New Bioproducts From Agricultural Commodities
Innovation
USDA Invests $9.5M to Develop New Bioproducts From Agricultural Commodities
2022-12-20 19:57:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $9.5 million to support the scale-up of sustainable bioproduct manufacturing in the United States. The three projects being funded through the department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture included two university-based... Read More

$750M Dedicated to Dramatically Reduce Cost of Hydrogen Technologies
Renewable Energy
$750M Dedicated to Dramatically Reduce Cost of Hydrogen Technologies
2022-12-19 18:59:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department is making $740 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding available to dramatically reduce the cost of clean-energy technologies. According to department officials, who announced the funding last week, the infusion of money is crucial to... Read More

Senate Bill Aims to Boost Mental Health Care for Communities Facing Climate Disasters
Climate
Senate Bill Aims to Boost Mental Health Care for Communities Facing Climate Disasters
2022-12-14 18:41:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A bill introduced in the Senate on Wednesday would establish a first-of-its kind $30 million pilot grant program to provide funding to community-based mental wellness and resilience programs in communities bearing the brunt of the climate crisis. Introduced... Read More

$550M in Clean Energy Funding to Benefit State and Local Governments
Energy
$550M in Clean Energy Funding to Benefit State and Local Governments
2022-11-28 17:20:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department has issued a Notice of Intent announcing $550 million to support the deployment of community-based clean energy in state, tribal and local governments — an initiative it says will directly benefit more than 250 million... Read More

Case Western Reserve University Awarded $7.3M for Eye Research
Research
Case Western Reserve University Awarded $7.3M for Eye Research
2022-11-15 16:42:23
by TWN Staff

CLEVELAND — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $7.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify new technology, methods and models to study the impact of inflammation and pain on the... Read More

HHS Invests $13M in Growing Nursing Workforce
Health
HHS Invests $13M in Growing Nursing Workforce
2022-10-25 21:05:41
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services last week awarded $13 million to bolster nursing education and training and grow the nursing workforce.  According to administration officials, one significant factor constraining admissions to nursing schools is the limited... Read More

$4.9B Available for Entities Active in Carbon Management Space
Climate
$4.9B Available for Entities Active in Carbon Management Space
2022-10-10 18:45:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A total of $4.9 billion in funding is available to bolster the activity in the carbon management industry and ultimately help significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power generation and industrial operations.  The funding, which is being made... Read More

Cutting Edge Semiconductor Research to Continue at NREL Facility
Energy
Cutting Edge Semiconductor Research to Continue at NREL Facility
2022-10-10 18:09:20
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — Cutting-edge research in the realm of hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductors will continue at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory thanks to an infusion of $13.3 million from the Biden administration. For the past four years, researchers at NREL’s Center for... Read More

Ukrainian Hero Makes Plea for Continued US Support
Congress
Ukrainian Hero Makes Plea for Continued US Support
2022-09-15 20:17:29
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — While Ukraine’s prime minister celebrated military advances in occupied regions, a hero of the country’s war against Russia described for Congress Thursday why U.S. support is crucial to their independence. Yuliia “Taira” Paievska ran down a list of... Read More

Some Deadlines Extended by Solar Energy Technologies Office 
Renewable Energy
Some Deadlines Extended by Solar Energy Technologies Office 
2022-08-29 19:41:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office has several funding opportunity deadlines approaching, some of which have been extended. The two deadlines that have been extended are for the office’s Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability... Read More

$44M Available From DOE for Innovation in Geothermal Sector
Technology
$44M Available From DOE for Innovation in Geothermal Sector
2022-08-15 19:43:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Up to $44 million is being made available for projects to develop and test technology to foster innovation in enhanced geothermal energy systems, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday. The funding opportunity is being managed by the... Read More

Energy Department Seeks Applicants for Biofuel Funds
Renewable Energy
Energy Department Seeks Applicants for Biofuel Funds
2022-06-27 19:54:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is still seeking applicants to share in $59 million aimed at accelerating the production of biofuels and bioproducts in rural America. Applicants interested in taking advantage of the funding opportunity, entitled the Scale-Up... Read More

FCC Continues to Ramp Up Broadband Connectivity Efforts
Telecom
FCC Continues to Ramp Up Broadband Connectivity Efforts
2021-11-11 16:38:09
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission announced on Wednesday that it is ready to authorize over $700 million for 26 states in broadband funding. This marks the fourth and largest wave of funding from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. The... Read More

Senate Republicans Thwart Government Funding, Debt Ceiling Proposal
U.S. Senate
Senate Republicans Thwart Government Funding, Debt Ceiling Proposal
2021-09-28 15:05:23
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans opted to oppose a funding bill needed to suspend the debt ceiling and prevent a government shutdown in a procedural vote on Monday. The measure failed by a margin of 48 in favor to 50 against,... Read More

First Responders Want High Tech But Lack Funding
Emergency Management
First Responders Want High Tech But Lack Funding
2021-08-13 13:16:13
by Victoria Turner

An in-depth study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology based on interviews and surveys of first responders - Communications Center Services (911 call centers), Emergency Medical Services, Fire Services and Law Enforcement - show they want new technology,... Read More

Livestock Researchers Awarded $14M from USDA
Agriculture
Livestock Researchers Awarded $14M from USDA
2021-07-07 20:08:45
by Brock Blasdell

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved $14 million in investments Wednesday to fund 31 research projects dedicated to disease prevention in agricultural livestock.  The funding comes as a part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Agriculture and... Read More

National Guard Seeks $521 Million Reimbursement for Jan. 6 Response
Military
National Guard Seeks $521 Million Reimbursement for Jan. 6 Response
2021-06-24 14:50:11
by Dan McCue

The National Guard is asking Congress to reimburse $521 million it says it spent in responding to the Jan. 6 siege on Capitol Hill and the extended protection it provided in the months that followed. Gen. Daniel Hohanson said during... Read More

House Approves $1.9 Billion to Fortify Capitol
Congress
House Approves $1.9 Billion to Fortify Capitol
2021-05-20 21:38:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday narrowly approved spending $1.9 billion to fortify the U.S. Capitol in the wake of Jan. 6 siege by violent supporters of former President Donald Trump. Among other things the measure, which passed 213-212, will... Read More

Funds Increase for COVID-19 Telehealth Program
Health
Funds Increase for COVID-19 Telehealth Program
2021-05-19 19:41:35
by Alexa Hornbeck

The Federal Communications Commission recently closed applications for health care providers to apply for a second round of funding for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. “For over a year, health care providers have fought on the front lines of this pandemic... Read More

Biden Terminates Diversion of Funds for Construction of Border Wall
White House
Biden Terminates Diversion of Funds for Construction of Border Wall
2021-05-03 20:49:49
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON- The Biden administration has begun the process of canceling all sections of the border wall that were funded by money diverted from military projects, in relation to a federal walk back of one of the Trump administration's principal policy... Read More

Rep. Himes Says ‘The Threat is Real’
Rep. Himes Says ‘The Threat is Real’
2021-02-26 15:04:26
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel wants to cut off funding for the kind of White supremacists who raided the U.S. Capitol building Jan. 6. They described the attack as the first of many against government targets unless they act promptly... Read More

Confusion, Lack of Planning and Delayed Funding Trouble States’ Vaccine Rollouts
State News
Confusion, Lack of Planning and Delayed Funding Trouble States’ Vaccine Rollouts
2021-01-08 21:39:34
by Sara Wilkerson

As the first week of the new year comes to an end, the vaccine distribution system across the country continues to face numerous challenges in producing an effective rollout as the public remains confused on who is supposed to get... Read More

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