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Federal Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 20 items )  

$17 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Jefferson County, Alabama
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to four discretionary grants for head start services in Jefferson County, Alabama. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $17,016,355. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school districts; private, pu  more

$2.4 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Alabama
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for head start services in Rehoboth, Dothan, Webb, Cottonwood and Ashford, Alabama. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $2,420,221. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent s  more

$5.7 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Alabama
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for head start services in Chilton, Autauga, Shelby and Elmore counties, Alabama. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $5,744,099. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent sch  more

$6 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Alabama
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for head start services in Georgiana, Evergreen, Troy, Ozark, Luverne, Elba, Enterprise, Greenville, Midland City, Brundidge, Union Springs and Monroeville, Alabama. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $5,977,969. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services  more

$9.5 Million Funding Available for Scholarships for Students
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced that it expects to award up to 19 mandatory grants for scholarships for students at 1890 land-grant institutions. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $9.5 million with a ceiling of $500,000 for each award in the program. The agency said the grant was associated with agriculture. The funding is open to nineteen 1890 land-grant institutions as identified in the  more

Air University Leader Development Course Inspires, Equips Airmen to Thrive in Command
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Air Force's 42nd Air Base Wing issued the following news: By Katie DuBois Sixty seven future squadron commanders recently graduated Air University's Leadership Development Course for Squadron Command, Aug. 29, 2019, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. This intensive eight day course was developed in response to the priority of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein, to 'revitalize the squadron' and aims to develop officers  more

Airman Saves Life in Odessa, Texas, Amidst Mass Shooting
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Quay Drawdy An Air Force Reserve member was working in a civilian capacity in Odessa, Texas, on August 31, 2019, and helped provide life-saving first-aid to a woman suffering from three gunshot wounds. Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ott, an instructor in Air University's LeMay Center Joint Integration directorate, was in Odessa, Texas, working as an emergency room physician when he heard a "  more

Amidst Mass Shooting, Airman Saves Life in Odessa, Texas
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news: By Quay Drawdy An Air Force Reserve member was working in a civilian capacity in Odessa, Texas, on August 31, 2019, and helped provide life-saving first-aid to a woman suffering from three gunshot wounds. Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ott, an instructor in Air University's LeMay Center Joint Integration directorate, was in Odessa, Texas, working as an emergency room physician whe  more

Army Space and Missile Defense Command Designs Enhanced Target Acquisition Kit for Air Defense Soldiers
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, Sept. 9 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command issued the following news: By Jason Cutshaw From strategic missile defense of the homeland to tactical defense of a platoon in the field, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command is dedicated to defending the nation. Members of SMDC have developed the Enhanced Target Acquisition Kit, or ETAK, to provide day, night and degraded visual environment target acquisition and tracking  more

CFPB and State Regulators Launch American Consumer Financial Innovation Network
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued the following news release: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau), working in partnership with multiple state regulators, launched the American Consumer Financial Innovation Network (ACFIN), a network to enhance coordination among federal and state regulators to facilitate financial innovation. The Bureau invited all state regulators to join ACFIN, and the initial members of ACFIN are the Attorneys General of:   more

Corps of Engineers: Jamie Whitten Lock Closed Until Further Notice
MOBILE, Alabama, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: Due to a vessel accident at the Jamie Whitten Lock & Dam on Sunday, September 8, 2019, the lock has been closed to all traffic until further notice. The duration of the closure remains undetermined at this time, as hazard assessments are underway. A merchant vessel loaded with two barges of crude oil was locking southbound through the Jamie Whitten Lock when the allision occurred, creating a hazardo  more

DLA Troop Support Provides 96,000 Meals and 1,400 Cases of Bottled Water to Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Alexandria Brimage-Gray As the threat of Hurricane Dorian became imminent, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain began ensuring meals-ready-to-eat, bottled water and fresh fruits and vegetables were available to those directly impacted by the storm, starting August 29. Subsistence has provided nearly 96,000 MREs to various Department of   more

Law Enforcement, Army, Navy, Air Force Participate in Army Reserve K9 Casualty Training
PENSACOLA, Florida, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: By Dustin Gautney Law enforcement and military K9 handlers from 17 difference organizations from both the state of Florida and Alabama graduated from a day-long K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course hosted by the U.S. Army Reserve's 350th Civil Affairs Command, in Pensacola, Fla. on Sept. 6. Unlike their human counterparts, there are very few law enforcement officers or military personnel trained to   more

Maxwell Air Force Base: Air and Space Power Journal, Volume 33, No. 3
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: The Fall 2019 Air and Space Power Journal, published by Air University Press, is available at https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/ASPJ/ This issue features a discussion on evolving air bases to keep pace with the changing strategic environment, a pilot's perspective of unexplained physiological episodes, and nonstate threats in space. In the Senior Leader Perspective, Brig Gen Alice Tre  more

MGMWERX, Air University Accepting Solutions for Virtual Air & Space Operations Center Design Challenge
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news: MGMWERX, and its partner Air University, are currently accepting solutions for a virtual reality platform for providing education and training in the organization, functions, and operations of an Air & Space Operations Center (AOC). The team wants to quickly gather potential ideas and solutions for a concept that provides an educational environment created in a Virtual Reality work  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Browns Ferry Power Reactor in Alabama
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54266) involving the Browns Ferry power reactor in Alabama: UNANALYZED CONDITION DUE TO LIGHTNING STRIKE "A lightning strike occurred at approximately 1502 CDT on 09/10/2019, and a resulting power surge damaged some of the security door card reader system equipment. However, this did not affect access to plant areas for personnel who were already within protected area. At 1830 on 09/10/2019,   more

Settlement Reached With Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations at Alabama Plant
MOBILE, Alaska, Sept. 11 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement agreement with Nouryon Functional Chemicals LLC f/k/a Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals LLC (Nouryon Functional) to resolve allegations that the company violated the Clean Air Act (CAA) at its sulfuric acid plant located in Axis, Alabama.  more

South Atlantic Division Commander Signs Mobile Harbor General Reevaluation Report/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision
MOBILE, Alabama, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Mobile District issued the following news release: On Friday, September 6, 2019 Major General Diana Holland, Commander of the South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, signed the Record of Decision for the Mobile Harbor General Reevaluation Report (GRR) with Integrated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). The recommended plan modifications consist of the following: * Deepen the existing Bar, Bay, and Rive  more

TACOM Prepares to Equip Army Units for New Fitness Test
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following news: By Scott Wakefield The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command's Soldier Product Support Integration Directorate out of Natick, Mass. is ready to start fielding the equipment for the new Army Combat Fitness Test. The Army is expecting to replace the Army Physical Fitness Test with the ACFT by Oct. 1, 2020. The ACFT is more aligned to the physical requirements needed in combat by militar  more

U.S. Air Force: Airman Saves Life Amidst Mass Shooting
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Sept. 11 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Quay Drawdy An Air Force Reserve member was working in a civilian capacity in Odessa, Texas, August 31, and helped provide life-saving first-aid to a woman suffering from three gunshot wounds. Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ott, an instructor in Air University's LeMay Center Joint Integration directorate, was working as an emergency room physician when he heard a "pop" from outside. Ott walked toward the nurses'  more