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UT health center: $1.5M sexual assault nurse training grant

Jun. 17, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has secured a $1.5 million federal grant to expand training and certification for nurses caring for sexual assault victims. On Wednesday, the center in Memphis announced that...

Inland rail port for NE Georgia getting $2M federal grant

Jun. 13, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An inland port project linking northeast Georgia to the Port of Savannah by rail is getting a $2 million federal grant. U.S. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock announced the Department of Commerce grant, which will fund road and infrastructure...

Northwestern State gets grant to train nurse practitioners

Jun. 12, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana university has a $1.9 million federal grant to train mental health nurse practitioners. The money will expand a master's degree program that teaches people who can provide mental health care in underserved areas and use technology to...

Indiana health officials closing state's virus testing sites

Jun. 10, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Health will close state-sponsored coronavirus testing program at the end of the month, delegating future tests to pharmacies, community clinics and local health departments, officials announced Thursday. The COVID-19 testing...

New Mexico begins push to improve spotty internet access

Jun. 10, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top information technology official says a new $100 million state account for expanding access to high-speed internet is just a start and that investments of $1 billion are likely needed to modernize infrastructure, at a presentation to legislators on...

Grants to help cover timber losses from Hurricane Michael

Jun. 06, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As much as $10 million in federal grant money is available to help land owners in 14 counties who lost trees during Hurricane Michael in 2018 and tornadoes that hit east Alabama the following year. The Alabama Forestry Commission said private,...

$1B in grants to go for broadband on tribal lands

Jun. 03, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

The Biden administration is making available $1 billion in federal grants to expand the availability of high-speed internet on tribal lands. Vice President Kamala Harris, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced the funding Thursday....

Gary airport gets $3.5 million to finish improvements

Jun. 02, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The Gary/Chicago International Airport is receiving a $3.5 million federal grant to finish improvements to a key approach to its main runway, officials say. The U.S. Department of Transportation funding announced Tuesday will complete ongoing...

Federal grant to help Detroit's plan to improve neighborhood

May. 26, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit has received a $30 million federal grant that will help implement a plan to bring more affordable housing to one of its older neighborhoods. The funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development was announced Wednesday by...

What would it take to solve the student debt crisis?

May. 26, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

The possibility of federal student loan forgiveness grabs all the headlines. But experts say no single policy — not even wiping the slate clean for millions of borrowers — solves the root causes of the nation’s $1.74 trillion student loan debt crisis. That debt has...