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Federal Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday February 23, 2020 ( 14 items )  

$3 Million Funding Available for Training, Technology Assistance to Law Enforcement in 5 States
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for training, technology and technical assistance to law enforcement in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $3 million. The agency said the grant was associated with a) employment, labor and training, b) humanities, c) information and statistics and d) law, justice and legal services.   more

$64.3 Million Funding Available for All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness in FEMA Region 4
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that it expects to award up to eight discretionary grants for all-hazards emergency preparedness in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $64,250,605. The funding is open to state or territorial governments; state administrative agencies; or the state emergency managem  more

Alabama NRCS Announces 2020 Agricultural Conservation Easements Program Wetland Reserve Easement Sign-Up
AUBURN, Alabama, Feb. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Alabama office issued the following news release: USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service announced the 2020 Agricultural Conservation Easements Program Wetland Reserve Easement (ACEP-WRE) sign-up with an application deadline of March 23, 2020 for farmers, ranchers and private landowners to apply for financial and technical assistance. NRCS accepts ACEP-WRE applications throughout the   more

BLS Issues Business Employment Dynamics in Alabama for 2nd Quarter 2019
ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Southeast Regional Information Office issued the following news release: From March 2019 to June 2019, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments in Alabama were 93,715, while gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments were 97,277, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that the difference betwe  more

CFTC Wins Forex Fraud Trial on Damages and Obtains Monetary Judgment of More Than $22.6 Million
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following enforcement news release: * * * - Court Releases Pallet of Foreign Currency Valued at $2.5M to CFTC * * * The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced that following a bench trial the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama entered a final judgment against defendants Husam Tayeh of Illinois and his companies, Dinar Corp., Inc. and My Monex, Inc., both Nevada corporations. The court's rul  more

Council of Graduate Schools Schedules Meeting on Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Annual Meeting 2020
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 -- The Council of Graduate Schools will host a meeting entitled "Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Annual Meeting 2020" at the Hilton UAB, Birmingham, Alabama, March 5-7: Agenda includes: Creating Climates Where All Can Thrive Emerging Forces: Perspectives on Integrating Diversity and Professional Development in Graduate Education Graduate Admissions Disruption and Diplomacy: The Graduate Admissions-Graduate School Partnership in the Age of SEOs, Digital Recruitment  more

Crane Army Works With Navy Partners in Annual Emergency Exercises
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, Feb. 20 -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command issued the following news: Crane Army Ammunition Activity collaborated with Naval Support Activity Crane on emergency procedure drills as a part of the U.S. Navy's annual force protection exercises Citadel Shield/Solid Curtain on Feb. 6. This operation marks the 12th year for the exercises and the third time Crane Army has actively participated. CAAA Security Specialist and Anti-Terrorism Officer Stephanie Harris said the joi  more

DOT Secretary Chao Announces $585,000 to Two Airports in Alabama
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $585,000 in airport safety and infrastructure grants to two airports in Alabama. This investment in Alabama's airports is part of a $520.5 million national investment in America's airports that was announced by Secretary Chao. "This $520.5 million in feder  more

Fort Benning Teacher Selected as the 2021 DODEA Americas Southeast District Teacher of the Year
PEACHTREE CITY, Georgia, Feb. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Education Activity issued the following news release: Dr. Christy Huddleston, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Southeast District Superintendent and Dr. Lisa B. Coleman, the Georgia/Alabama Community Superintendent are pleased to announce Ms. Trinna Freeman as the 2021 DoDEA Americas Southeast District Teacher of the Year. Freeman is a science teacher at Don C. Faith Middle School at Fort Benning, Georgia.  more

Maxwell Medical Treatment Facility Identified in Report to Congress on Facility Size
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Feb. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: A Department of Defense report on the appropriate size and scope of military hospitals and clinics identified the 42nd Medical Group Medical Treatment Facility for future change. The Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act directed the DoD to submit a report to Congress on restructuring medical facilities to increase their focus on military and medical force readiness. The  more

Maxwell Medical Treatment Facility Identified in Report to Congress on Facility Size
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Feb. 21 -- Air University issued the following news: A Department of Defense report on the appropriate size and scope of military hospitals and clinics identified the 42nd Medical Group Medical Treatment Facility for future change. The Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act directed the DoD to submit a report to Congress on restructuring medical facilities to increase their focus on military and medical force readiness. The report was sent to Congr  more

Shared Civil Rights Memories Emphasize History, Improvements
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, Feb. 21 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command issued the following news: Growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, gave one U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command employee a unique view of the civil rights movement and the importance of Black History Month to the nation. Kara Pleasant works at USASMDC's Space and Missile Defense Center of Excellence as a program analyst creating a bridge between the CoE and the command's G-1 person  more

USDA Offers New Crop Insurance Pilot Program for Nursery Crops in 2021
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency has issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced a new crop insurance pilot program, Nursery Value Select (NVS), for crop year 2021. NVS is another crop insurance option for nursery crop producers, including those growing hemp, in addition to the Nursery crop insurance program. NVS is available in select counties in Alabama, Colorado, Flor  more

USNS Newport (12th Expeditionary Fast Transport) Launched
MOBILE, Alabama, Feb. 22 -- The Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following news: The U.S. Navy's 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched at Austal USA's shipyard, Feb. 20. The launching of an EPF is a multi-step process. The ship modules are constructed in Austal's manufacturing facility, then transported to the assembly bay. When ready for launch, the ship is translated by heavy lift machinery to a docking barge in the Mobile River an  more