Tuesday - April 13, 2021
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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from the U.S. Executive Branch, covering all aspects of the Obama administration including cabinet departments, federal agencies, regulatory and independent agencies.

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U.S. Embassy in Zambia: U.S. Invests K6.2 Million to Empower Women and Youth Entrepreneurs
LUSAKA, Zambia, April 13 -- The U.S. Embassy in Zambia issued the following news release:

Nearly 800 women and youth entrepreneurs have completed an innovative U.S. government-funded entrepreneurship project that supports women's empowerment and inclusive economic development in Zambia.

The one-year Kuku Project, implemented by the Women's Entrepreneurship Access Center (WEAC) through a K6.2 million ($280,000) grant from the U.S. government, provided training to 769 early-stage entrepreneurs from Kuku, Chawama, Mtendere, and other Lusaka communities. The entrepreneurs received business training ... Show Full Article

National Park Service: Historically Low Lake Mead Water Levels May Bring Changes to Several Boating Access Locations
BOULDER CITY, Nevada, April 13 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release:

The Lake Mead National Recreation Area is advising visitors to be aware of changes to water access points and boat launch areas on Lake Mead this year due to declining water levels through the summer.

According to the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) forecasts for 2021 and 2022, Lake Mead water levels will drop. Launch ramps at Boulder Harbor, Hemenway Harbor, Temple Bar, Callville Bay, Echo Bay and South Cove will be impacted as soon as late May 2021 as water levels reach ... Show Full Article

NOAA: Reward Available for Information About Shooting of California Sea Lion in New York Slough
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, April 13 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following feature story:

NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that leads to a civil penalty or criminal conviction in the December 2020 shooting death of a California sea lion. The sea lion, which is protected under federal law, was killed near Pittsburg, California.

The sea lion was reported dead by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in New York Slough, an area within Suisun Bay. The animal was shot in the head while resting on a navigational ... Show Full Article

DOD Awards $24.3 Million Grant to Geary County Unified School District 475 for Elementary School on Fort Riley
WASHINGTON, April 13 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news release on April 12, 2021:

The Department of Defense announced today the award of a $24,387,200 grant from the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation to the Geary County Unified School District 475 to replace the current school facility with a new Jefferson Elementary School on Fort Riley, Kansas.

Upon completion, the school will serve up to 390 students Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade and address capacity and facility condition deficiencies that placed Jefferson Elementary School as the 38th school on ... Show Full Article

Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District Hosts Mississippi River Commission, Hears Public Testimony During Annual Inspection Trip
VICKSBURG, Mississippi, April 13 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Vicksburg District issued the following news release:

The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) will hold a public meeting aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi April 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Vicksburg City Front.

As part of its annual high-water inspection trip, the MRC will hear ideas, concerns and testimonies from stakeholders, local partners and residents.

To pre-register for the public meeting, complete the form located here: https://go.usa.gov/xH4tF and send it to tonya.d.gregory@usace.army.mil. Members of the public who ... Show Full Article

Corps Awards a $67 Million Contract for the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, April 13 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-St. Paul District issued the following news release:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $67 million contract to Industrial Builders Incorporated of West Fargo, North Dakota, to complete the Interstate 29 grade raise portion of the Fargo, North Dakota / Moorhead, Minnesota, Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project, April 9.

This project consists of a grade raise of I-29 for approximately 4 miles to bring the roadway out of the 500-year flood elevation. The project extends from south of Exit 50 ... Show Full Article

Army Reserve Soldiers in Europe Get Hands on Blackhawk MEDEVAC Training
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany, April 13 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news:

More than 50 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Mission Support Command, performed realistic medical evacuation training at Camp Normandy in United States Army Garrison Bavaria, here, April 10.

The 7th Mission Support Command is the only U.S. Army Reserve command stationed in Germany with units across Europe to include the 361st, whose leadership jumped at the opportunity to team up with aviation Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment (General ... Show Full Article