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Federal Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 10 items )  

$13.5 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Michigan
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 three discretionary grants for head start services in Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw Manistee, Benzie, Oceana, Mason, Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, Van Buren, Cass, Berrien, Allegan, Montcalm, Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties, Michigan. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $13,519,291. The agency said the grant was associated  more

Department of Labor Investigation Results in Michigan Health Care Providers Paying $400,000 in Back Wages to 476 Employees
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued the following news release: Two Detroit area residential care facilities operated by Beaumont Health will pay $400,007 in back wages to 476 employees after investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime and recordkeeping provisions. Investigators determined 283 employees at Beaumont Commons in Dearbo  more

EPA Highlights Superfund Task Force Accomplishments, Settlement at Allied Paper Site in Kalamazoo, Michigan
KALAMAZOO, Michigan, Sept. 9 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Superfund Task Force issues final report; program improvements to continue * * * Today in Kalamazoo, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Cathy Stepp announced the completion of the Superfund Task Force and a settlement with the city of Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo Brownfields Redevelopment Authority regarding the Allied Paper Superfund site. The Task Fo  more

Great Lakes Fishery Commission to Receive $200,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it intends to award a $200,000 cooperative agreement to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the administering of a sport fish restoration competitive grant program. The funding opportunity number is F19AS00363 (CFDA 15.605). For more information, contact Abbey Kucera, 612/713-5137, Abbey_Kucera@fws.gov.  more

Iowa U.S. Attorney: Occupational Therapist Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Accessing Private Health Data and Stealing Opioids
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 10 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa issued the following news release: * * * - Burglarized Homes and Pretended to Be Public Health Worker * * * A licensed occupational therapist who improperly accessed the private health and residence information of at least 1,900 patients, and then entered or burglarized thirteen homes across North Central Iowa in repeated attempts to steal prescription opioids from vulnerable and elderly persons  more

Mich. U.S. Attorney: UAW International Board Member Arrested, Charged With Embezzling UAW Funds
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, issued the following news release: A member of the United Auto Workers union's International Executive Board was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with conspiring with other UAW officials to embezzle hundreds of thousands of dollars in union money for their own personal benefit along with other crimes, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider. Joining in the ann  more

NASS - Great Lakes Regional Field Office: Michigan September 1 Crop Forecast
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Great Lakes Regional Field Office issued the following news release: An abnormally dry August in most areas of Michigan caused an already limited corn and soybean crop to get smaller, according to Marlo D. Johnson, Director of the USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. This report is based on conditions as of September 1, 2019. Some highlights of the Crop Production Report follow  more

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Marijuana Use at Historic Highs Among College-Age Adults
BETHESDA, Maryland, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institute on Drug Abuse issued the following news release: * * * - New survey now online * * * Newly released Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey data on drug use in college-age adults ages 19-22 shows an increase in marijuana use in the past five years, including vaping with marijuana, as well as a significant increase in nicotine vaping. The survey is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, pa  more

Rural Development - Michigan Office: USDA to Provide Help for Communities in Three Michigan Counties Affected by Natural Disasters
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Michigan office issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce Lammers today announced that USDA is making $150 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters. "When rural America thrives  more

White House: Seventeen Nominations and Two Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- The White House issued the following news release: NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Barbara McConnell Barrett, of Arizona, to be Secretary of the Air Force, vice Heather Wilson. Rahkel Bouchet, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years, vice John Ramsey Johnson, retired. Sandra E. Clark, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to b  more