This is Heidi Schott's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Heidi Schott's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Heidi Schott
Recent Activity
This week, winners of the competitive Bus and Bus Facilities “Ladders of Opportunity” Initiative grant program were officially posted on the Federal Register. The Federal Transit Authority (FTA) awarded $100 million in competitive grants to 24 recipients in 19 states to significantly improve bus service and bus facilities in urban... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at The Ferguson Group Blog
Last week, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Vilsack awarded over $52 million to support local and regional food systems and the organic industry through five USDA grant programs. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) awarded over $27 million in competitive grants to expand marketing through the new Farmers Market and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at The Ferguson Group Blog
An official DOT TIGER announcement wasn’t expected until mid-September, but after several lawmakers pre-emptively announced projects in their states last week, DOT released award announcements early. On Friday, Secretary Foxx announced $600 million in TIGER awards among 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia. The TIGER... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at The Ferguson Group Blog
President Obama’s 2013 goal to hook American students up to high-speed internet within five years looks more promising after Friday’s FFC approval to modernize the E-Rate program. E-rate is the Universal Service Fund subsidy that goes to providing Internet access to schools and libraries. Friday’s vote approved a plan to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at The Ferguson Group Blog
Following a review of relevant legislation, regulations and policy, FEMA has revised the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Program’s guidance concerning the types of physical flood risk reduction projects it will consider funding. FEMA’s HMA Programs include Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM) and the Flood Mitigation Assistance... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at The Ferguson Group Blog
On May 28, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 171 communities will receive 264 Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) grants totaling $67 million in EPA brownfields funding. These funds will give communities like High Point, NC and businesses like Congress Street Hill Property, LLC of Belfast,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at The Ferguson Group Blog
On May 22, the United States Department of Justice announced open solicitations for a series of COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) Grant Programs available for FY 2014. Applications must be submitted via the COPS Office Online Application System by June 23, 2014. Recent solicitations include: The COPS Hiring Program (CHP),... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at The Ferguson Group Blog
In preparation for this fall’s open solicitation for the second round of Promise Zone designations, HUD has published draft guidelines for urban, rural, and tribal communities, initiating a 60-day public comment period. The public comment period will close on June 16, 2014. The final second round Promise Zone Application Guide... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at The Ferguson Group Blog
According to a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), about 1 in 4 Americans participated in at least one of USDA’s fifteen domestic food and nutrition assistance programs during 2013. In 2013, federal expenditures on food assistance programs increased by 2% and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at The Ferguson Group Blog
Rural communities looking for money to expand broadband access and upgrade technology may be in luck. Last month, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced legislation that would require at least 75% of rural state funds collected through the Universal Service Fund (USF) be allocated back to rural states. USF was created... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at The Ferguson Group Blog
On January 23, the USDA Rural Utilities Services (RUS) announced the list of Rural Electric Corporations that have been awarded Rural Economic Development Loans and Grants (REDLG). RUS provides loans and grants to rural businesses and electric coops to help create jobs and spur economic development. Utilities can apply for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at The Ferguson Group Blog
The White House recently announced support for Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative George Miller’s (D-CA) proposal to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour, and index it to future cost of living increases. However, efforts in Congress have stalled and the passage of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at The Ferguson Group Blog
TSA recently announced the first application site for its TSA Pre✓™ Application Program at the Indianapolis International Airport. The agency also unveiled the online pre-enrollment program. TSA Pre✓™ is an expedited screening lane program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, and keep their laptops... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at The Ferguson Group Blog
Just in time for the holidays, Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) struck a deal to deliver packages at regular rates on Sundays. The service begins immediately in Los Angeles and New York City and is planned to expand next year to Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix. This... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at The Ferguson Group Blog
If you are a frequent flyer who would prefer not to stow your electronic devices for takeoffs and landings, you will be glad to hear that the aviation experience is changing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced that airline passengers will soon be able to use electronic devices, in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at The Ferguson Group Blog
Heidi Schott is now following The Typepad Team
Nov 6, 2013