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The United States Announces More Than $315 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Sudan
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following news release on June 14, 2024:

Administrator Samantha Power announced today that the United States, through USAID and the U.S. Department of State, intends to provide more than $315 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the people of Sudan in response to the historic humanitarian crisis. Fourteen months of war have pushed nearly five million people in Sudan into extreme hunger, and available evidence suggests high and rising levels of acute malnutrition and hunger-related deaths among internally ... Show Full Article

SBA to Open Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Blair
SACRAMENTO, California, June 15 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release on June 14, 2024:

Francisco Sanchez Jr., associate administrator for the Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience at the Small Business Administration, today announced the opening of its Disaster Loan Outreach Center to meet the needs of businesses and individuals who were affected by severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred April 25 - 27. The center will be located at the First Lutheran Church beginning Monday, June 17 in Blair.

"SBA customer ... Show Full Article

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Kansas Small Businesses
SACRAMENTO, California, June 15 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

Small nonfarm businesses in 17 Kansas counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Francisco Sanchez Jr., associate administrator for the Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience at the Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began May 28.

Primary counties: Finney, ... Show Full Article

National Gallery's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Announces 2024-2025 Academic Year Appointments
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- The National Gallery of Art issued the following news release on June 14, 2024:

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (the Center), the National Gallery's world-renowned research institute, announced today its 2024-2025 academic year appointments, including Mary Beard, award-winning author and professor emerita of the ancient world at University of Cambridge, as Kress-Beinecke Professor.

These 37 appointees will research topics that traverse the globe, from 20th-century abstraction in the Andes, materiality and vision in medieval Islamic architecture, and lifelikeness ... Show Full Article

Federal Housing Finance Agency Issues 2023 Report to Congress
WASHINGTON, June 15 (TNSres) -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency issued the following news release on June 14, 2024:

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its 2023 Report to Congress. The statutorily-required report provides information about the Agency's 2023 examinations of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), the 11 Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks), and the FHLBanks' joint Office of Finance. It also describes FHFA's actions as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and provides an overview of FHFA's regulatory activities, research, and publications issued during ... Show Full Article

Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Pledges Support for Ukraine With Memorandum of Understanding Alongside 13 Global Export Credit Agencies
BERLIN, Germany, June 15 -- The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. issued the following news release on June 14, 2024:

Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis traveled to Berlin, Germany this week as part of the U.S. delegation, led by U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine's Economic Recovery Penny Pritzker, to the Ukraine Recovery Conference. While in Berlin, Chair Lewis participated in several discussions with government leaders and the private sector, about the role EXIM financing can play in supporting the rebuilding of Ukraine.

"EXIM has stood with ... Show Full Article

ACUS Adopts Four Recommendations to Improve Efficiency, Fairness, Transparency, and Public Participation in Government Programs
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- The Administrative Conference of the United States issued the following news release on June 14, 2024:

At its 81st Plenary Session on June 13, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) adopted four recommendations to improve the efficiency, transparency, and fairness of administrative programs; reduce their costs to taxpayers; and enhance the public's ability to participate in them.

ACUS Chair Andrew Fois commended the Conference's work in stating, "Today's Plenary Session of the Administrative Conference, the 81st since its inception, was a tremendous ... Show Full Article