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Federal Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 16 items )  

$3.3 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services Expansion in Missouri
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 the expansion of Head Start services in Dunklin, Pemiscot and Scott counties, Missouri. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $3,287,229. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; indep  more

$908,219 Funding Available for Head Start Services Expansion in Missouri
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for the expansion of Head Start services in Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton and Dekalb counties, Missouri. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $908,219. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; indepen  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Consumer Price Index in Midwest Region for August 2019
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mountain Plains Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Area prices were unchanged over the past month, but up 1.5 percent from a year ago * * * Prices in the Midwest Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), were unchanged in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Food prices crept up 0.1 percent, but energy  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Consumer Price Index in St. Louis Area for August 2019
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mountain Plains Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Area prices inched down 0.1 percent over the past two months, up 1.1 percent from a year ago * * * Prices in the St. Louis area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), inched down 0.1 percent for the two months ending in August 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported t  more

Corps Closes Breach on Levee South of Watson, Missouri
OMAHA, Nebraska, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District completed an initial breach closure on levee L550 south of Watson, Missouri, Thursday. This closure of breach L-550-B-I near river mile 538 stops the inflows of water, thereby allowing for the start of follow-on construction activities aimed at increasing the level of flood risk management to approximately the 4% Annual Chance Exceedance (25-yr) leve  more

Department of Commerce Invests to Provide Critical Stormwater Detention Infrastructure in West Plains, Missouri
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.8 million grant to the city of West Plains, Missouri, to make critical infrastructure improvements needed to establish storm water detention basins that will protect the local business community from flooding. The grant, to be matche  more

EPA Announces Superfund Task Force Final Report and Plans to Continue Program Improvements
LENEXA, Kansas, Sept. 9 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Recognizes City of North Kansas City and Rio Tinto Mining Company * * * Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the completion of the Superfund Task Force and issued the Task Force's final report outlining significant accomplishments over the past two years at Superfund sites across the country. EPA also presented Leading Environmentalism and Forwarding Sustainab  more

FEMA Registration Deadline Has Ended But Help Remains
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year's spring and summer severe storms and flooding. Recovery officials encourage Missouri residents who registered   more

Global Strike Commander Visits Whiteman Air Force Base, Commemorates 9/11 With Airmen
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Air Force (509th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, visited the base Sept. 10-11 to meet with the Airmen who enable America's B-2 Spirit stealth bomber mission. Ray held an all-call, where he spoke about future challenges and the immense responsibility of the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings, emphasizing the role of the B-2 on the modern battlefield. He also took the opportunity to si  more

HHS Awards $9 Million to Develop New Models to Improve Obstetrics Care in Rural Communities
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded nearly $9 million to launch the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) program. Recipients from three states, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas, will receive up to $600,000 in a planning year and up to $800,000 in three implementation y  more

Missourians Urged to Buy Flood Insurance
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: State and federal officials urge Missourians to strongly consider purchasing flood insurance; history shows that on average a flood-related disaster occurs nearly once a year in this state. Depending on their level of coverage, flood insurance policy holders may receive up to $250,000 for home damage and up to $100,000 for contents -- far more   more

Mo. U.S. Attorney: Former Director of Law Enforcement Association Sentenced for Stealing Funds
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 10 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri issued the following news release: Paul Kesterson, 48, of Washington, MO, who was employed as a Lieutenant with the Washington, Missouri Police Department, was sentenced to two months and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $25,556 for stealing funds. Kesterson appeared today before U.S. District Judge Webber. According to court documents, between February 1, 2018 and April 2019, Kest  more

NASS - Heartland Regional Field Office: Missouri Crop Production
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Heartland Regional Field Office issued the following news release: Corn: Planted area is estimated at 3.25 million acres, down 7 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 3.06 million acres, is down 8 percent from 2018. Based on September 1 conditions, the Missouri corn yield is forecast at 160 bushels per acre, unchanged from last month but up 20 bushels from 2018. Product  more

NASS - Heartland Regional Field Office: USDA to Survey Missouri Farm Chemical Use and Production Costs
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Heartland Regional Field Office issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will gather information about farm economics and production practices from cotton, sorghum, and wheat producers across Missouri, as part of the 2019 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). "ARMS is a vital survey that tracks h  more

Whiteman Air Force Base Lieutenant Leads Bomber Task Force Europe SF Element, Leaves Lasting Legacy
ROYAL AIR FORCE FAIRFORD, England, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Air Force (509th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: By Kayla White Many books are written which detail the trials and victories that forge a military leader's career path. Biographies and autobiographies alike provide a retrospective look at lessons learned, key takeaways and the memorable moments that shaped them as they stepped into each successive role and faced any number of challenges. To capture these memorable periods while they  more

Whiteman Air Force Base: B-2 Spirit Aircraft Conduct Hot Pit Refueling at Lajes Field
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Air Force (509th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit aircraft flew from RAF Fairford, England, to Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, on Sept. 9, 2019, to conduct hot pit refueling in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. The U.S. has a strong bilateral relationship with our NATO ally, Portugal. Training opportunities like this enhance our ability to operate together and sharpen the readiness of the NATO  more