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Federal Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday May 10, 2020 ( 7 items )  

$23.1 Million Funding Available for Rail Capital Projects in Alaska, South Dakota, Wyoming
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration announced that it expects to award up to five grants for rail capital projects in Alaska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $23,108,458 with a ceiling of $16,193,884. Eligible Applicants: State governments Additional Information on Eligibility: Only eligible states are Alaska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The agency description of the grant states: "Thi  more

$703,696 Available in Cooperative Agreements for Floodplain Management in FEMA Region 8
WASHINGTON, May 4 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that it expects to award up to six cooperative agreements for floodplain management in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $703,696. The categories of funding activity are a) community development, b) disaster prevention and relief, c) education, d) employment, labor and training, e) environment, f)   more

B-1s Conduct Bomber Task Force Mission in Baltic Region
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, South Dakota, May 9 -- The U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command issued the following news: Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth conducted a long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission to the Baltic region, May 5, 2020. The flight, which lasted more than 25 hours, included integration and interoperability training with Danish F-16s overflying Bornholm Island in the Baltic Sea. The B-1s also worked with Estonian Joint Terminal Air Controllers to provide tra  more

Bomber Task Force Conducts Baltic Mission With B-1 Lancers
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany, May 7 -- The U.S. Strategic Command issued the following news: Two U.S. Air Force B-1 Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota conducted a long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission to the Baltic region May 5, 2020. The flight included integration and interoperability training with Danish F-16s overflying Bornholm Island, in addition to overflight of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The B-1s also worked with Estonian Joint Terminal Air Controllers to p  more

EPA: City of Aberdeen Receives $300,000 to Assess and Revitalize Properties
ABERDEEN, South Dakota, May 7 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release May 6: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the City of Aberdeen, S.D. will receive $300,000 Brownfields grant to assess and revitalize properties along the city's Moccasin Creek corridor. The City is among 151 communities across the nation receiving over $65.6 million in EPA Brownfields funding through our Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grant programs. U  more

NASS - South Dakota Field Office: 2019 Poultry Production, Value
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 30 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - South Dakota Field Office issued the following news release: The value of egg production in South Dakota during 2019 was $39.5 million, down $24.3 million from $63.8 million in 2018, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Egg production in 2019 was estimated at 854 million eggs, up 56.1 million from the previous year. Average number of layers for 201  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $6.4N to Increase Water, Sewer Capacity for Businesses Growth Near Opportunity Zone
WASHINGTON, May 6 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release on May 4: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $6.4 million grant to the city of Yankton, South Dakota, to make necessary water and sewer infrastructure improvements to increase capacity for businesses and promote resiliency following flood damage in 2019. The EDA grant, to be locate  more