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Federal Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 5 items )  

$23.3 Million Available in Cooperative Agreements for Flood Hazard Identification in FEMA Region 8
WASHINGTON, March 4 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that it expects to award up to five cooperative agreements for flood hazard identification and risk assessment programs in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $23.3 million. The agency said the grant was associated with disaster prevention and relief. The funding is open to state, county, city, to  more

BLS Issues Report on Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in South Dakota for 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois, March 7 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following report on the alternative measures of labor underutilization in South Dakota for 2019: In 2019, the broadest measure of labor underutilization, designated U-6 (which includes the unemployed, workers employed part time for economic reasons, and those marginally attached to the labor force), was 5.7 percent in South Dakota, significantly lower than the  more

Department of Commerce Invests $500,000 to Establish Business Revolving Loan Fund to Serve Twelve County, Disaster-impacted Region in South Dakota
WASHINGTON, March 3 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release on March 2: Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $500,000 grant to Northeast Council of Governments (NECOG) in Aberdeen, South Dakota, to establish a new Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to support small businesses with recovering and rebuilding following a natural disaster. The EDA project, of which a portion is loca  more

Ellsworth Air Force Base: Raiders Celebrate African American History Month
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, South Dakota, March 3 -- The U.S. Air Force (28th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: Airmen celebrated African American History Month inside the Freedom Chapel at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Feb. 13. The purpose of Black History month is to reflect on the past of those who have paved the way for the future of African Americans and honor their contributions to the United States. "The African American History month celebration had Master Sgt. Jessica Wheeler, the 28th  more

Howard Resident Selected as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: The Honorable Ryan D. McCarthy, Secretary of the Army, appointed Timothy A. Reisch to represent South Dakota as a new Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army during an investiture ceremony on Feb. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. "I am greatly honored that Tim has agreed to serve in our CASA program," McCarthy said. "Given his expansive military experience, I am confident that he will have an immediate positive impact   more