Latest Government grants News

Troubled antipoverty group closing in Jefferson County

Nov. 30, 2021 17:25 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An agency meant to help the poor in Alabama's most populous county will close amid financial problems that include being ordered to return government grant money, news outlets reported Tuesday. The Jefferson County Committee for Economic...

3 SC agencies getting federal grants to hire new officers

Nov. 27, 2021 10:33 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Three police departments in South Carolina are getting grants to hire new police officers as part of a federal program that supports community policing. The grants are part of the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing...

Federal grant will connect all 4 Nelson Island communities

Nov. 26, 2021 15:00 PM EST

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A federal grant will allow an extensive trail system to connect all four communities on Nelson Island, just off Alaska’s western coast. The $12 million grant will pay to take the trail the last link, from Toksook Bay, which received the federal...

Maine university to pilot senior nutrition program

Nov. 25, 2021 14:10 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine university plans to use a federal grant to pilot a nutrition program for older residents who live in low-income housing. The University of New England received the $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

Portland Harbor dredging project doesn't win federal grant

Nov. 24, 2021 11:20 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A coalition of public and private entities that applied for a federal grant to support a major dredging project around Portland Harbor was not selected. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it would not be awarding $24...

$4M grant helps preserve lesser-known Civil War battlefield

Nov. 23, 2021 18:01 PM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service announced Tuesday that it has awarded the largest single grant in the history of its American Battlefield Protection Program to help preserve one of the nation's lesser-known Civil War battlefields. The $4.6 million...

Pedestrian bridge project over I-89 gets $9.7 million grant

Nov. 23, 2021 10:33 AM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of South Burlington has been awarded a $9.7 million federal grant to build a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Interstate 89, Vermont's congressional delegation has announced. The Rebuilding American Infrastructure With...

Rhode Island awarded $81.7M federal grant for new health lab

Nov. 21, 2021 14:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has been awarded an $81.7 million federal grant for the state health department to build a new public health laboratory. Rhode Island's congressional delegation announced the new federal Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity grant....

Rhode Island's main airport awarded $14.8M federal grant

Nov. 21, 2021 09:22 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A nearly $15 million federal grant for Rhode Island's main airport will help sustain it financially and keep the traveling public safe, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said. Rhode Island's congressional delegation announced the $14.8 million grant for Rhode...

Louisiana communities getting federal grants to hire police

Nov. 20, 2021 10:25 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four southeast Louisiana communities are among those around the nation sharing $139 million in grants to fund the hiring of new law enforcement personnel. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says in a news release that the city of New Orleans...