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Federal Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday June 14, 2020 ( 6 items )  

Deadline Approaching in South Dakota for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding
SACRAMENTO, California, June 9 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release: Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Disaster Field Operations Center-West reminded South Dakota private nonprofit organizations of the July 7, 2020, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred June 30 July 21, 2019. Private nonprofits tha  more

Department of Education Issues June 12 Education Review Newsletter
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following Education Review newsletter: On May 29, Secretary DeVos announced the approval of nine additional career and technical education (CTE) state plans under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), which was signed into law by President Trump in 2018. Perkins V encourages states to expand opportunities for every student to access coursework that will put them on the path to suc  more

Ellsworth AFB: 28th Bomb Wing Enacts Resident Council, Disseminates Tenant Bill of Rights
ELLSWORTH AFB, South Dakota, June 12 -- The U.S. Air Force (28th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: In May, the 28th Bomb Wing enacted the Housing Resident Council for families living in privatized housing on Ellsworth Air Force Base. Made up of active-duty personnel and spouses living in base housing, the council was created to maximize feedback and communication between residents, 28th BW leadership, the Military Housing Office (MHO), and Balfour Beatty Communities. "The primary goal is   more

Farmers, Ranchers, and Private Forest Landowners Use Conservation to Protect Pollinator Habitat, Boost Crop Production
HURON, South Dakota, June 13 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service South Dakota office issued the following news release: The next time you snack on almonds, add blueberries to your smoothie, or eat pumpkin pie, thank a pollinator and thank farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners who work hard to create and maintain their habitat. Pollinators, such as honeybees, bumblebees, butterflies, birds, bats, flies, and many others, play a critical role i  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: USDA Expands Farmers.gov Features to Help Manage Conservation Activities
HURON, South Dakota, June 11 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service South Dakota office issued the following news release: New self-service features on farmers.gov will help farmers and ranchers manage their conservation activities online and request assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). "These conservation features join a number of others already available through farmers.gov, including the a  more

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in South Dakota Bee Company Paying $466,767 in Back Wages and Penalties
KADOKA, South Dakota, June 11 -- The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following news release: After a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, Strehlow Bees Inc. has paid $404,827 in back wages to 36 employees - from the United States, South Africa and Nicaragua - for violating multiple conditions of the H-2A visa program for temporary agricultural workers. The Kadoka, South Dakota, company has also paid $61,940 in civil money penalties, assessed by the Department  more