Latest Government grants News

Redeveloper of closed college campus seeking state grants

Oct. 09, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A company that hopes to redevelop the property of the closed College of St. Joseph in Rutland is looking for state money to help with the project. Heartland Development plans to convert the defunct college into a senior-living facility. The company...

$1 billion requested from Indiana development grant program

Oct. 09, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials have started reviewing economic development proposals covering all 92 Indiana counties that are seeking more than double the $500 million available for the grant program. The proposals from 17 regional organizations were announced by...

Florida to dock school district salaries for requiring masks

Oct. 07, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is set to dock salaries and withhold funding from local school districts that defied Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on pandemic mask mandates in classrooms, state education officials ruled Thursday. The Florida State Board of Education approved...

US poised to sue contractors who don't report cyber breaches

Oct. 07, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is poised to sue government contractors and other companies who receive U.S. government grants if they fail to report breaches of their computer systems or misrepresent their cybersecurity practices, the department's No. 2 official said Wednesday. ...

Breeding barn gets "Save America’s Treasures” grant

Oct. 04, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — The historic Breeding Barn at Shelburne Farms has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant to support preservation and restoration projects at the facility. The grand barn was built in 1889 for the horse breeding operation of then-owner W. Seward...

Tennessee state senator found guilty of 4 wire fraud counts

Sep. 30, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a Tennessee state senator charged with using federal grant money awarded to a health care school she operated on her wedding, a political campaign event and other personal expenses. A 12-person federal jury decided...

State senator acquitted on 15 charges in federal theft case

Sep. 27, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator charged with stealing $600,000 in federal grant money from a health care school she operated has been acquitted on 15 of 20 charges, according to court records. U.S. District Court Judge Sheryl Lipman filed the order...

UMass Lowell professor gets $2.7M Alzheimer's research grant

Sep. 26, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A University of Massachusetts Lowell researcher has received a $2.7 million federal grant to continue her research into the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The National Institutes of Health grant will help engineering associate professor...

Trail building school on Nevada-Utah line would be US' first

Sep. 24, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

ELY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Great Basin Institute has been awarded a federal grant to begin planning the creation of what the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says is the nation's first professional recreational trail-building school. The...

$50K to help Atlantic City plan new use of Trump Plaza site

Sep. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is getting a $50,000 state grant to help it come up with new uses for the site of the former Trump Plaza casino. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority's 21st Century Redevelopment Program is giving a planning grant to...