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Federal Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 18 items )  

$25.2 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Michigan
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to five discretionary grants for Head Start services in Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Bay, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Gladwin, Huron, Iosco, Lapeer, Mecosta, Midland, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Sanilac, and Tuscola counties, Michigan. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $25,233,810. The agency   more

$9 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Michigan
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- 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 Hillsdale and Jackson counties, Michigan. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $9,026,530. 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 distric  more

Army Corps of Engineers to Celebrate New Community Gathering Place Near Soo Locks
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announce an addition to a traditional community gathering area in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. On Thursday, September 26, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will celebrate the addition of a community picnic shelter in Brady Park near the Soo Locks. Community members are invited to bring their lunch and join the Corps for the official grand opening.  more

ATF Seeking Identification of Suspect in 2013 Gun Store Theft
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued the following news release: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is hoping the public can help identify a suspect responsible for the burglary and theft of multiple firearms and firearm silencers from Schupbach's Sporting Goods store located at 141. W. Pearl Street, Jackson, Mich. The burglary happened May 8, 2013. The unknown individual entered Sc  more

Corps of Engineers Awards Contract for Cleveland Harbor West Breakwater
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District awarded a $5.9 million contract to Kososing Construction out of Cheboygan, Michigan, Aug. 27 to repair a damaged portion of the Cleveland Harbor West Breakwater in Cleveland, Ohio. The contractor is anticipated to begin work during fall 2019, which will include construction of steel sheet pile walls and repairs to the concrete cap. This constru  more

FEMA Awards $1 Million Grant to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that $1,057,908 in Public Assistance Program funding has been made available to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for disaster-related debris removal from waterways in Houghton County. This funding is part of FEMA  more

Mich. U.S. Attorney: Former Detroit Police Officer Convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, issued the following news release: A former Detroit Police Office was convicted today by a federal jury in Detroit on the charge of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider announced today. Joining Schneider in the announcement were Acting Special Agent in Charge Rainer S. Drolshagen of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Detroit Division, and Speci  more

Mich. U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against City of Troy, Michigan Restrictions on Muslim Religious Group
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, issued the following news release: The Justice Department today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the City of Troy, Michigan, alleging that the City violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) by treating places of worship worse than equivalent nonreligious assemblies in its zoning code and denying zoning approval to a Muslim group seeking   more

NASS - Great Lakes Regional Field Office: August Milk Production
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Great Lakes Regional Field Office issued the following news release: Dairy herds in Michigan produced 963 million pounds of milk during August, up 1.6 percent from a year ago, according to Marlo Johnson, Regional Director of USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. The daily rate per cow was 73.1 pounds, up 0.8 pounds from August 2018. The dairy herd was estimated at 425,000 head   more

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Teen E-cigarette Use Doubles Since 2017
BETHESDA, Maryland, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institute on Drug Abuse issued the following news release: * * * - Researchers sound alarm on potential health effects of vaping * * * Data from the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders show alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use compared to just a year ago, with rates doubling in the past two years. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, scientists who coordinate and evalua  more

NIH: Teen E-cigarette Use Doubles Since 2017
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health issued the following news release: * * * - Researchers sound alarm on potential health effects of vaping. * * * Data from the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders show alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use compared to just a year ago, with rates doubling in the past two years. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, scientists who coordinate and evaluate the sur  more

SEC Chairman Clayton Issues Remarks at Central Michigan University
MOUNT PLEASANT, Michigan, Sept. 13 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following remarks by Chairman Jay Clayton at Central Michigan University: "It is such a pleasure to be in a university town. "We drove in just after 11pm last night and even then you could feel the energy, the energy that comes with curiosity, a thirst for knowledge and a belief that knowledge, know how, effort and community will bring us a better tomorrow. "As we drove down Mission Street this morning --   more

Secretary DeVos to Visit Great Lakes Maritime Academy During Back To School Tour
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following media advisory: * * * - Visit Will Highlight Innovative Career Training Programs * * * Event Date 1 : September 19, 2019 - 12:45pm On Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will tour the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City, Michigan. This visit is part of the Secretary's Back To School Tour, which will promote education freedom, college and career readiness, and opening up multi  more

The Corps of Engineers Awards Lorain Breakwater Repair Contract
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is excited to announce a $2.1 million contract for repairs to the Lorain breakwater, located in Lake Erie in the Port of Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. The contract was awarded on September 9, 2019 to Great Lakes Dock and Materials, LLC, from Muskegon, Michigan. Construction will start and be completed during 2020. "I am pleased to see that the A  more

Transportation Secretary Chao Issues Remarks at One National Program Rule News Conference
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation issued the following remarks by Secretary Elaine L. Chao at the One National Program Rule news conference: "Administrator Wheeler and I are pleased to announce a major step forward in President Trump's plan to help ensure that more Americans have access to safer, more affordable and cleaner new cars that meet their families' needs. "Two and a half years ago, President Trump spoke with auto workers in Michigan and said that we would  more

U.S. Department of Labor and Michigan Pipeline Company Agree to Resolve Citations Issued for Trenching Hazards
DENVER, Colorado, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Kamphuis Pipeline Company - based in Grand Rapids, Michigan - have reached a settlement agreement that the excavating company will cease business operations and pay penalties of $509,071 for willful and serious violations of OSHA's trenching and excavation standards. T  more

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance for Michigan Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Michigan Field Office issued the following news release: Agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Sign-up for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11. "There is no doubt that extreme weather has greatly impacted Michigan's agricultural producers over the last several yea  more

Waterford School District to Pay $107,000 to Settle EEOC Retaliation Lawsuit
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 20 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - School District Failed to Recall Teacher in Retaliation for His Age Discrimination Complaints Federal Agency Charged * * * The Waterford Public School System, a school district in Waterford, Mich., will pay $107,000 and provide other relief to settle a retaliation case filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. According to   more