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Federal Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday April 12, 2020 ( 6 items )  

$22 Million Funding Available for Institution Teaching, Research & Extension Capacity Building Program
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced that it expects to award grants for the institution teaching, research and extension capacity building program. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $22 million with a ceiling of $600,000. Additional Information on Eligibility: Applications may only be submitted by eligible 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, including Tuskegee University of Alabama; Central State U  more

Agricultural Marketing Service: Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, April 8 -- The Agriculture Department's Agricultural Marketing Service has issued a rule (7 CFR Part 986), published in the Federal Register on April 8, entitled: "Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas; Changes to Reporting Requirements". The rule was issued by Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Servi  more

Army Space and Missile Defense Command: Everyone Critical to Sexual Assault Prevention
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, April 11 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command issued the following news: While many federal employees are implementing teleworking, working alternate schedules and social distancing to combat the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program manager reminds the workforce that these can and do still impact command missions. Jennifer Blatter, USA  more

HHS: OCR Reaches Early Case Resolution With Alabama After It Removes Discriminatory Ventilator Triaging Guidelines
WASHINGTON, April 9 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing that it has resolved a compliance review of the State of Alabama after the state removed ventilator rationing guidelines that allegedly discriminated on the basis of disability and age. This is the first enforcement action taken by OCR since OCR issued a bulletin reminding covered entit  more

Mobile District Awards Contract To Repair Walter F. George Dam
MOBILE, Alabama, April 10 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District announced today that it has awarded the construction contract to repair long-term displaced stone and riprap on the Walter F. George Dam earthen embankment, which was damaged by Hurricane Michael in late 2018. Construction is currently scheduled to begin on September 15, 2020 and is expected to last approximately eighteen months. During the construction   more

Office of Special Counsel: Thousands Of Alabama Veterans Lacked Healthcare Access After Poorly Managed Medical Clinic Closure
WASHINGTON, April 7 -- The U.S. Office of Special Counsel issued the following news release: The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has alerted the President and Congress to gross mismanagement by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that led to thousands of Alabama veterans having limited access to healthcare after the agency abruptly closed a medical clinic. A staff physician whistleblower in the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) alerted OSC to the situation, and   more