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Federal Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday March 29, 2020 ( 7 items )  

$26.9 Million Funding Available for Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration
WASHINGTON, March 23 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced that it expects to award up to two grants for Gulf Coast ecosystem restoration. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $26,880,000. The categories of funding activity are a) environment and b) natural resources. The funding is open to: State governments. Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to members of the Council, or their administrative agents. Council membe  more

Air Force Youth Programs Releases Applications for Summer Space Camp, Aviation Camp
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas, March 23 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Applications are now available for the Air Force Youth Programs' residential aviation camp and residential space camp, offered to Department of Defense dependents with valid identification. Applications are due April 6. The Air Force Teen Aviation Camp will be held from June 15-21, at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. Space Camp will offer two sessions at the U.S. Space and Rocket Cen  more

Air University: Installation Commander Addresses Maxwell-Gunter Team
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 26 -- Air University issued the following news: Team Maxwell-Gunter, Over the past days, the state, region and local area have seen a significant increase in the number of positive cases of COVID-19. Therefore, I have raised the Health Protection Condition (HPCON) to Charlie from Bravo for Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex effective immediately. HPCON Charlie indicates there's a substantial threat of disease for personnel due to a local or regional epidemic outbreak w  more

Future Vertical Lift: Army Selects Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Prototype Performers
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, March 26 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: The U.S. Army selected two performers executing under Other Transaction Authority for Prototype agreements for the design and testing of the Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft Competitive Prototypes to continue into phase two of the program. The two vendors selected are Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas) and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. (Stratford, Connecticut). The Army requires an aircraf  more

Maxwell-Gunter Moves to Health Protection Condition Charlie in Response to Coronavirus
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, March 26 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: At the direction of the installation commander, Col. Patrick Carley, Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex have moved to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie from HPCON Bravo. HPCON Charlie indicates a substantial threat of disease for personnel due to a local or regional epidemic outbreak with a high rate of disease in a population, imminent spread of such a disease, and/or  more

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dollar Tree Store For Trip and Fall Hazards at Alabama Location
FOLEY, Alabama, March 24 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited national discount retailer Dollar Tree Store Inc. for exposing employees to safety hazards at a store in Foley, Alabama. The company faces $106,029 in penalties. OSHA cited the company for exposing employees to struck-by, trip and fall hazards due to unstable merc  more

USDA Continues Conservation Planning and Programs for America's Farmers and Ranchers
AUBURN, Alabama, March 27 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Alabama office issued the following news release: USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field offices in Alabama are open by phone appointment only until further notice, and NRCS staff are available to continue to provide one-on-one, customer-specific advice to producers to help them meet their unique conservation and business goals. All USDA Service Centers, including those   more