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Federal Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 7 items )  

EPA Awards $82,723 to Integrate Environmental Education in Five Wisconsin School Districts
MADISON, Wisconsin, Oct. 17 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a $82,723 environmental education grant to the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation's Green Schools Network. The federation's "Connect, Explore, and Engage: Bridging the Opportunity Gap Using Public Lands" project will build capacity for sustainable, community-based environmental education initiatives in five rural school districts across Wisc  more

Super-Sized Trains Scheduled for Amtrak Midwest Thanksgiving Travel
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 14 -- The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) issued the following news release: * * * - Extra service in Downstate Illinois; Reservations required for Hiawathas * * * Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of Thanksgiving travelers with additional capacity on Amtrak MidwestSM network (http://media.amtrak.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Amtrak-MidwestSM-Routes.jpg) routes for the holiday in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin, plus extra trains  more

USAID Administrator Green Issues Remarks at World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following remarks by Administrator Mark Green at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium: "As Ken mentioned, I grew up just up the road in Wisconsin. I know that people from America's two coasts like to think of all of this, Wisconsin, Iowa as flyover country. But even they have to admit that every year around this time, the eyes of the world are upon us. "So the brief time that I have w  more

USDA Invests $6.5 Million in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in Wisconsin
STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin, Oct. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Wisconsin office issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto announced that USDA is investing $201 million to improve rural water infrastructure in 31 states. "Safe and reliable water infrastructure is critical to the health, safety and economic vitality of rural Wisconsin," Frassetto said. "USDA is committed to partnering w  more

VA Employees Among Federal Government Workers Honored With 2019 Sammies Awards
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced two of its own were awarded the 2019 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) (https://ourpublicservice.org/) Oct. 16 for career achievement and excellence in management by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service. (https://ourpublicservice.org/about/) Dr. Ann McKee, Boston VA Medical Center chief of neuropathology  more

VA IG Issues Oversight Report Summary on Mishandling of Veterans' Sensitive Personal Information on Shared Network Drives
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General issued the following oversight report (No. 19-06125-218) summary on "Mishandling of Veterans' Sensitive Personal Information on VA Shared Network Drives": Summary: The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted this review in response to a hotline allegation related to the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, VA regional office. The complaint alleged that veterans' sensitive personal information was stored on shared net  more

Wis. U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Awards Grants to Wisconsin Tribal Communities
MADISON, Wisconsin, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, Scott C. Blader, issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that it has awarded over $273.4 million in grants to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, combat violence against women and support youth programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. "Violent crime and domestic abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native communities remain at unacceptabl  more