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Federal Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday February 23, 2020 ( 5 items )  

$222,500 Available in Cooperative Agreement for Small Business Transportation Resource Center in 6 States
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization announced that it expects to award a cooperative agreement for the establishment of a small business transportation resource center to provide assistance in Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $222,500. The agency said the grant was associated with business and commerce. The funding is open t  more

$35.8 Million Funding Available for All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness in FEMA Region 3
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that it expects to award up to six discretionary grants for all-hazards emergency preparedness in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $35,781,773. The funding is open to state or territorial governments; state administrative agencies; or the state emergency management agencies.   more

EPA, West Virginia Sign Pact to Expand Efforts Supporting Clean Water, Healthy Farms
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Feb. 20 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) signed a five-year, first-of-its-kind Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand joint activities supporting the agencies' shared goal of cleaner water and sustainable farms. EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio and West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhard  more

Eve West Named Chief of Interpretation at New River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Recreation Area, Bluestone National Scenic River
GLEN JEAN, West Virginia, Feb. 21 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: Superintendent Lizzie Watts has named Eve West as the new Chief of Interpretation at New River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Area, and Bluestone National Scenic River. She began her new assignment February 16, 2020. I am delighted with our new chief," said Lizzie Watts, "Eve will bring energy, excitement, interpretive skills, and great leadership to   more

Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Activates Emergency Operations Center
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Feb. 22 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District announces that it has activated its Emergency Operations Center in order to proactively monitor the needs of local communities during the on-going high water event. Recent precipitation has caused increased run off in steep and already saturated areas and has caused many rivers and streams to overflow their banks and flood low lying are  more