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Federal Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 11 items )  

DOT's Office of IG: Report on a Single Audit of the State of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General issued the following audit report: What We Looked At We reviewed the State of Nebraska's single audit report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, in order to identify findings that affect directly awarded Department of Transportation programs. An independent auditor prepared the single audit report, dated March 19, 2019. What We Found We found that the report contained two allowable costs/cost pri  more

Farm Service Agency Reminds Producers of Fall Application Deadlines for Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Nebraska Field Office issued the following news release: * * * - Includes alfalfa, grass, other crops for 2020 coverage * * * USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Nebraska reminds producers of approaching application deadlines for purchasing risk coverage for some crops through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). NAP covers losses from natural disasters on crops for which no permanent f  more

FEMA: Help Remains After the Registration Period Ends
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The deadline for individuals to apply for federal assistance has passed as of Sept. 13, 2019 but help remains. The agency will continue to work with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year's flooding. Survivors should remember help is still available. There are several options remaining for those impacted by the s  more

FEMA: Progress After Six Months From the March Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds and Flooding
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Nebraska continues to work hard through the long road of recovery after the severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred in March along with the additional flooding throughout the summer. The March floods impacted communities that had never experienced a flooding disaster of this magnitude. Flooding was particularly intense alon  more

Learn About the Landmark Court Case Freeman V. Scheve at Homestead National Monument of America
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Homestead National Monument issued the following news release: The Honorable Judge Paul Korslund will give a program at Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. on the landmark court case Daniel Freeman v. John Scheve, et. al. The case covered the separation of church and state in public education and originated at the Freeman School, today a part of Homestead National Monument  more

NASS - Nebraska Field Office: Nebraska Crop Production Report
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Nebraska Field Office issued the following news release: Based on September 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2019 corn crop is a record forecast at 1.79 billion bushels, up slightly from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area harvested for grain, at 9.65 million acres, is up 4 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 186 bush  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: USDA to Invest Up to $300 Million in Partner-Driven Conservation
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Nebraska office issued the following news release: * * * - Application period open through Dec. 3 for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program * * * USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced proposals for the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) are due Dec. 3. RCPP supports partner-driven conservation efforts, which will improve the nation'  more

Offutt Air Force Base Implements Operation Health and Readiness Optimization
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: Operation Health and Readiness Optimization, or Operation HeRO, is a new Air Force Health Promotion initiative that is being implemented this fall by the 55th Medical Group's Health Promotion Office at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Operation HeRO is intended to improve the health and readiness of Airmen by bringing initiatives to them in their unit work centers that help them solve per  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Defense Health Agency Ushers in New Era for the Ehrling Bergquist Medical Clinic
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: The Defense Health Agency will officially assume responsibility for administration and management of the Ehrling Bergquist Medical Clinic on Oct. 1, 2019. The transition is part of the Military Health System's ongoing transformation efforts called for by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Acts of Fiscal Years 2017 and 2019 to improve the readiness of the U.S. military and impro  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Fightin' Fifty-Fifth Members Provide Recovery Support
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: Members of the 55th Wing recently supported U.S. Northern Command response efforts to Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm which devastated the Bahamas in early September. The 55th Mission Support Group provided support to the U.S. Agency for International Development, enabling the broader relief efforts addressing the acute humanitarian needs of the Bahamian people. Specifically, the qu  more

Rural Development - Nebraska Office: Nuckolls County Agricultural Society Receives $195,900 for New Show Arena
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Nebraska office issued the following news release: USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Karl Elmshaeuser today announced that the Nuckolls County Agricultural Society will receive $195,900 for a new show arena at the Nuckolls county fairground. "County fairs are essential as they bring communities together to share in an event that builds for a stronger future," said Elmshaeuser. "The new arena wi  more