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Federal Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 10 items )  

$1 Million Available in Cooperative Agreements for Promotion of Development of Research Capability in NASA
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- NASA announced that it expects to award up to five cooperative agreements for the promotion of the development of research capability in established program to stimulate competitive research jurisdictions in areas of strategic importance to the NASA mission. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $1 million with a ceiling of $100,000 for each award in the program. The agency said the grant was associated with education. The funding is open to state con  more

$300,000 Funding Available for Environmental Education in EPA Region Seven
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it expects to award up to four discretionary grants for environmental education in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $300,000 with a ceiling of $100,000 for each award in the program. The agency said the grant was associated with environment. The agency description of the grant states: "The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program in Region 7  more

Ames Laboratory: Under Pressure - a New Experimental Apparatus Gathers More Insight on Magnetic and Superconducting States
AMES, Iowa, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory issued the following news release: Under pressure: a new experimental apparatus gathers more insight on magnetic and superconducting states It is commonplace to be under pressure at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory-- that is, if you happen to be a sample of material undergoing investigation by the lab's condensed matter physicists. The physicists use the application of high pressure, sometimes nearing as high  more

Boundary Maintenance to Begin at the Truman Lake Project
WARSAW, Missouri, Nov. 4 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Kansas City District issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Harry S. Truman Project will soon begin boundary line maintenance work in the Henry, Benton and Hickory county areas. Maintenance crews will treat 240 miles of the Harry S. Truman Project boundary beginning in November with a scheduled completion date of March 31, 2020. Cornerstone Demolition and Clearing from Bettendorf, Iowa was awarded  more

Coralville Lake to Host Veterans Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Friends of Coralville Lake, and the Veterans Trail Commission Board invite the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon on Nov. 11 celebrating the grand reopening of the newly remodeled Veterans Trail. The ceremony will be held near the entrance of the Veterans Trail, across the street from Coralville Lake's Administration Office located at 2850 Prairie Du Chien Rd  more

Corps to Host Open House for Lower Pool 13 Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois, Nov. 4 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Rock Island District issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public open house, November 14, to discuss plans for ecosystem restoration in the lower portion of Mississippi River Pool 13. The public open house is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. at the Clinton C  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Ford, K.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Kenneth E. Ford, 18, of Albia, Iowa, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 18, 2019. (This identification was initially released Sept. 24, 2019.) In late 1950, Ford was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950,  more

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines: 3rd Quarter 2019 Dividend, Election Results
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 7 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news: The FHLB Des Moines (the Bank) Board of Directors approved a third quarter 2019 dividend at an annualized rate of 5.75 percent on activity-based stock and 3.25 percent on membership stock, unchanged from the prior quarter. Dividend payments totaling $65 million are expected to be paid on November 8, 2019. The effective combined annualized divid  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Farmers Encouraged to 'Keep the Stubble' During No-Till November
PORTLAND, Oregon, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Oregon office issued the following news release: This month the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging farmers to "keep the stubble" on their harvested crop fields and improve soil health during No-Till November. First launched in 2017 by NRCS Iowa, the No-Till November campaign is mirrored after the national cancer awareness No Shave November movement that encoura  more

Omaha District Completes Three Tributary Levee Repair Projects
OMAHA, Nebraska, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha District has completed repairs to levees damaged on three of the tributaries of the Missouri River ahead of schedule. The projects were Pierce-North Branch of the Elkhorn River, Nebraska; Broken Bow-Mud Creek, Nebraska; and Ida Grove/Odebolt Creek, Iowa. The contracts for those projects totaled $707,000. According to Bret Budd, Chief of the Systems Restoration  more