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Federal Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 22 items )  

$10 Million Funding Available for Sport Fish Restoration in Eight States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for the restoration of sport fish populations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $10 million. The agency said the grant was associated with natural resources. The funding is open to state governments. The agency description of the grant states: "The Sport  more

$10 Million Funding Available for Wildlife Restoration, Basic Hunter Education in Eight States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for wildlife restoration and basic hunter education in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $10 million. The agency said the grant was associated with natural resources. The funding is open to state governments. The agency description of the grant states: "The  more

$2.5 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Indiana
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- 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 Hendricks, Morgan and Owen counties, Indiana. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $2,508,778. 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 distri  more

$30 Million Funding Available for Hunter Education, Safety in Eight States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for hunter education and safety in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $30 million. The agency said the grant was associated with a) education and b) natural resources. The funding is open to state governments. The agency description of the grant states: "The  more

$64.9 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Eight States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to 11 discretionary grants for Head Start services in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma, Nevada, Texas and New Mexico. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $64,910,486. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments;   more

Administrator Wheeler Wraps Up Indianapolis Visit
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 9 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wheeler spent the day in Indianapolis speaking to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's Indiana Environmental Conference, closing a $436 million Water Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA), and touring Citizens Energy Group's DigIndy project. "Th  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues County Employment and Wages in Indiana for First Quarter 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: County Employment and Wages in Indiana -- First Quarter 2019 Employment rose in 7 of the 8 large counties in Indiana from March 2018 to March 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (Large counties are those with annual average employment levels of 75,000 or more in 2018.) Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations  more

Enhanced Broadband Coming to Indiana Through a $14.3 Million USDA Investment
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Indiana office issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Michael Dora announced that USDA Rural Development is investing over $14.3 million to provide or improve rural broadband services in Indiana. "Broadband is an important necessity in economic development in rural Indiana," said Dora. 'Expanding connectivity capabilities increases access   more

EPA Announces $436 Million Loan to the Indiana Finance Authority to Support Water Infrastructure Projects Across the State
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 9 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $436 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan - the largest initial disbursement under WIFIA to date - to the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA). EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the loan closing along with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and IFA Chief Operating Officer Jim McGoff at an event ho  more

FHLBank Indianapolis Announces 2019 Board of Directors Election Results
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 10 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news release: The Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis ("Bank") today announced the results of the district-wide election of two independent directors to its Board of Directors ("Board"). The following individuals were elected to the Board and will each serve four-year terms beginning January 1, 2020. * Robert D. Long, retired Certified Publ  more

Financial Professional Finds Passion to Serve Through Career at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane
CRANE, Indiana, Oct. 9 -- The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane issued the following news: Adriana Romero, a Business Analyst at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), began her career as a public servant for the State of New Mexico. During those first five years, Romero's passion for service took root. Romero moved to Indiana, where she worked as a financial professional at an academic institution for more than eleven years. She then took advantage of an opportunity. "I   more

Financial Professional Finds Passion to Serve Through Career at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane
CRANE, Indiana, Oct. 9 -- The Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following news: Adriana Romero, a Business Analyst at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), began her career as a public servant for the State of New Mexico. During those first five years, Romero's passion for service took root. Romero moved to Indiana, where she worked as a financial professional at an academic institution for more than eleven years. She then took advantage of an opportunity. "I always ha  more

Heritage Crystal Clean to Pay $20,000 to Resolve EEOC Discrimination Finding
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 8 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Company Subjected Employee to a Hostile Work Environment Based on His Race, Color, National Origin and Religion, Federal Agency Charged * * * Heritage Crystal Clean, an Elgin, Ill.-based cleaning and waste services company, will pay $20,000, establish a revised written anti-harassment policy, and provide workplace civility training to conciliate an employment discrimination  more

Ind. U.S. Attorney: Charity Employee Charged Federally With Stealing Funds
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, Josh Minkler, issued the following news release: * * * - Speedway woman allegedly embezzled over $450,000 * * * United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today that Christina Short, 43, of Speedway, Indiana, was arrested and charged with wire fraud for perpetrating a multi-year scheme to steal over $450,000 from the charitable foundation where she worked. "Charities serve a critical role in our  more

INHP CEO Moira Carlstedt Receives 2019 Community Spirit Award From FHLBank Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 30 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news release: napolis awarded Moira Carlstedt, President and CEO of Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership(R) (http://server5.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/slxv/syryu/sklm/p2/)(INHP), with the 2019 Community Spirit Award. The Community Spirit Award honors individuals that show an outstanding dedication to affordable housing and commun  more

Mushroom Expert to Lead Public Programs at Hoosier National Forest
TELL CITY, Indiana, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Hoosier National Forest - issued the following news release: If you love morels or other mushrooms, this is your chance to learn more from an expert! A native Hoosier, Chris Matherly will be at the Indian-Celina Lakes Recreation Area on the Hoosier National Forest in Perry County on October 17th and 18th for a series of free programs hosted by Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association. On October 17t  more

Nature Tots Program at National Park
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: Parents and toddlers are invited to participate in an educational and fun Nature Tots program at the Indiana Dunes National Park's Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education on Wednesday, October 9, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. This free Nature Tots program is led by a park ranger and is designed for children ages two to four. Kids will learn about nature through storytell  more

Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
CRANE, Indiana, Oct. 10 -- The Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane issued the following news: On Tuesday, Oct. 8, NSWC Crane hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon. A panel of NSWC Crane employees discussed their careers and experiences. Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, was first celebrated in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson. The observance was expanded under President Ronald Reagan to cover a full 30 days, keeping the September 15 s  more

Reliable Staffing to Pay $25,000 and Change Hiring Policy to Resolve EEOC Discrimination Finding
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 8 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Staffing Firm Used Unlawful Means to Screen Out Applicants With Disabilities, Federal Agency Charged * * * Reliable Staffing, an Indianapolis staffing firm, will pay $25,000 and furnish other relief to conciliate a disability discrimination charge by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC's investigation reveal  more

Resiliency Takes Center Stage During October Unit Training Assembly
GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Indiana, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force (434th Air Refueling Wing) issued the following news: After a busy year at Grissom, wing leadership dedicated the October unit training assembly as family weekend. Col. Larry Shaw, 434th Air Refueling Wing commander, hailed it as a weekend to throttle back and take a break after a year packed with inspections, deployments and an air show. Members were encouraged to bring their families and participate in family friendly activitie  more

Rural Development - Indiana Office: USDA Invests in Southeastern Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Indiana office issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director Michael Dora today announced that Southeastern Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation will receive $15 million from USDA Rural Development to finance smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security. "USDA is committed to being an effective partner to rural communi  more

Wiltse Assumes Command of 434th Maintenance Group
GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Indiana, Oct. 9 -- The U.S. Air Force (434th Air Refueling Wing) issued the following news: Multiple topics echoed throughout the new commander's speech as she addressed the crowd, but what resonated most was her commitment to taking care of people and maintaining the unit's history of excellence as she assumes her new role. Col. Gretchen Wiltse assumed command of the 434th Maintenance Group during a ceremony here, Oct. 6, marking her first UTA as the unit's new comm  more