Latest Government grants News

Mental health funds released for displaced hurricane victims

Oct. 2, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is receiving a $750,000 federal grant to provide mental health support to families and especially children who were evacuated from their homes in Puerto Rico and have been living in Connecticut as a result of Hurricane Maria last September. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the...

Federal grant aims to expand market for wood products

Sep. 27, 2018 10:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department is spending $3 million to explore expanding the market for wood products in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and New York. The grant will bring together the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Northern Forest Center and the Northern Border Regional...

Nashville awarded $9M to replace aging buses

Sep. 27, 2018 5:31 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville officials say the city's bus fleet will get a massive facelift with the help of a $9 million federal grant. The grant, combined with $5.5 million from state and local funds, will be used to purchase roughly 20 new hybrid buses. It will also be used to replace some of the...

NY Islanders get tax break for Nassau Coliseum project

Sep. 6, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency has approved tax breaks for the New York Islanders' planned renovations at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum. Newsday says completion of $9.95 million in interior upgrades would allow the hockey team to return to Uniondale for three years...

Chief Wahoo protester sentenced in theft of federal funds

Aug. 29, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who has held protests saying the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo mascot is racist has been sentenced in federal court for stealing money from federal grants aimed at helping Native Americans. Robert Roche received four months in prison followed by four months of home confinement on...

Deadline looming, NJ Transit rejected for rail funding grant

Aug. 24, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

Already lagging behind in installing a mandatory emergency braking system by the end of the year, New Jersey Transit has been bypassed for a share of more than $200 million in federal grants aimed at helping railroads seeking to meet the same deadline. The Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced...

Mississippi's senators say award to help city buy airport

Aug. 24, 2018 1:38 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's senators say the City of Olive Branch has received a $14.9 million federal grant to help with the purchase of the Olive Branch Airport. U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, in a news release Thursday, said the city will become the airfield's primary operator....

Los Angeles sues US over law enforcement grant conditions

Aug. 22, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is seeking an injunction prohibiting the U.S. Justice Department from imposing immigration enforcement conditions on the city in order to receive federal funding for anti-gang programs. In announcing a lawsuit against the Trump administration, City Attorney Mike Feuer said...