GRANTS & FEDERAL RULES NOTIFICATION: WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 12, 2014

Department of Commerce

National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

Grants

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
Type of Notice: Comments
Deadline: 2/13/15
Award Size: $9,000 – $72,000
Summary: IST is soliciting applications from eligible colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories, nominating undergraduate students to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The SURF Program will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with NIST scientists and engineers, to expose them to cutting-edge research, and to promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering.
Publication Date: 12/11/14

Department of Homeland Security

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Notices

Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Type of Notice: Final Notice
Effective: Effective – 10/2/14 & 10/20/14
Summary: New or modified Base (1-percent annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents. Areas within Clark and Washoe Counties are affected by this notice.
Publication Date: 12/11/14
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Type of Notice: Flood Hazard Determinations
Effective: 12/29/14
Summary: This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by FEMA for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals. An area within Clark County is affected by this notice.
Publication Date: 12/11/14

Nevada; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Effective: 11/5/14
Summary: The following area of the State of Nevada has been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: Moapa Band of Paiutes Reservation for Public Assistance. All areas within the State of Nevada are eligible for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Nevada (FEMA-4202-DR), dated November 5, 2014, and related determinations.
Publication Date: 12/11/14

Education

Notices

Secretary’s Final Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs
Type of Notice: Final Priorities & Definitions
Effective: 1/9/15
Summary: To support a comprehensive education agenda, the Secretary of Education establishes 15 priorities and related definitions for use in any appropriate discretionary grant program for fiscal year (FY) 2015 and future years. These priorities and definitions replace the supplemental priorities for discretionary grant programs that were published in 2010 and corrected in 2011. These priorities reflect the lessons learned from implementing discretionary grant programs, as well as our current policy objectives and emerging needs in education.
Publication Date: 12/10/14

Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Grants

Applications for New Awards; Performance Partnership Pilots
Deadline: Notice of Intent – 1/8/15; Application – 4/4/15, 4:30 pm ET
Award Size: $400,000 – $700,000
Summary: The Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) program, authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Division H, Section 526 (the Act), will enable up to ten pilot sites to test innovative, outcome-focused strategies to achieve significant improvements in educational, employment, and other key outcomes for disconnected youth using new flexibility to blend existing Federal funds and to seek waivers of associated program requirements. P3 pilots will receive start-up grants to support ongoing planning, streamlined governance, strengthened data infrastructure, improved coordination, and related activities to help pilots improve outcomes for disconnected youth.
Publication Date: 11/24/14

Environmental Protection Agency

Grants

Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grants
Deadline: 2/3/15
Award Size: Up to $200,000
Summary: This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field, with a focus on solid and hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, and wastewater-related training. In Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15), EPA anticipates providing some funding preference to applicants who choose to deliver other types of environmental training, beyond brownfields hazardous waste.
Publication Date: 12/8/14

Notices

Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Type of Notice: Availability & Comments
Deadline: Comments – 1/26/15
Summary: EPA received the following EIS during the week of 12/1 – 12/5/14:
• EIS No. 20140352, Draft EIS, USFS, NV, Bordertown to California 120kV Transmission Line, Comment Period Ends: 01/26/2015, Contact: Marnie Bonesteel 775-352-1240.
Publication Date: 12/12/14

Health & Human Services

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Grants

Mobile Messaging Intervention to Present New HIV Prevention
Deadline: 3/16/15, 5:00 pm ET
Award Size: Up to $3.8M
Summary: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to develop and test a mobile messaging (e.g., texting, App) HIV prevention intervention for sexually-active (i.e., had sex with a man in the prior 12 months) gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).
Publication Date: 12/12/14
Positive Health Check Evaluation Trial
Deadline: 3/16/15, 5:00 pm ET
Award Size: Up to $3.9M
Summary: Recent studies show that computer-based interventions are effective in improving protective health behaviors including ART adherence and sexual risk reduction among PLWH. In response to the need for more comprehensive and feasible interventions, CDC has developed Positive Health Check, a brief, web-based video counseling intervention to improve clinical health outcomes for PLWH including ART initiation, ART adherences as measured by suppressed HIV-1 viral load, retention in care, and sexual risk reduction as measured by incident STDs. The intervention is to be used by English-speaking PLWH in HIV primary care to supplement existing clinical care services.
Publication Date: 12/12/14

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Rules

Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations
Type of Notice: Proposed Rule & Comments
Deadline: 2/6/15, 5:00 pm
Summary: This proposed rule addresses changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program), including provisions relating to the payment of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Shared Savings Program. Under the Shared Savings Program, providers of services and suppliers that participate in an ACO continue to receive traditional Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) payments under Parts A and B, but the ACO may be eligible to receive a shared savings payment if it meets specified quality and savings requirements.
Publication Date: 12/8/14
 

Medicare and Medicaid Program; Revisions to Certain Patient’s Rights Conditions of Participation and Conditions for Coverage
Type of Rule: Proposed Rule with Comments
Deadline: Comments – 2/10/15, 5:00 pm
Summary: This proposed rule would revise the applicable conditions of participation (CoPs) for providers, conditions for coverage (CfCs) for suppliers, and requirements for long-term care facilities, to ensure that certain requirements are consistent with the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S.12, 133 S.Ct. 2675 (2013), and HHS policy. Specifically, we propose to revise certain definitions and patient’s rights provisions, in order to ensure that same-sex spouses in legally-valid marriages are recognized and afforded equal rights in Medicare and Medicaid participating facilities.
Publication Date: 12/12/14

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

Grants

Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
Deadline: 2/2/15
Award Size: Up to $350,000 per year
Summary: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the FY 2015 Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene program. The goal of this announcement is to enhance dental workforce education and training to prepare predoctoral dental students, dental hygiene students, and dental hygienists to practice in new and emerging models of care that are designed to meet the needs of vulnerable, underserved, or rural communities. The emphasis will be on training in new models that stress the integration of oral health into larger care delivery systems and expanded roles of dental hygienists, under evolving State practice acts.
Publication Date: 12/8/14
Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry
Deadline: 2/4/15
Award Size: Single Discipline – Up to $500,000 per yr.; Collaborative – Up to $750,000 per yr.
Summary: The HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) is accepting applications for the FY 2015 Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry program. The purpose of this grant program is to improve access to, and the delivery of, oral health care services for all individuals, particularly low income, underserved, uninsured, underrepresented minority, health disparity, and rural populations. This program provides funds to plan, develop, operate, or participate in, approved postdoctoral training programs in the fields of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and dental public health.
Publication Date: 12/12/14

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program (NAT)
Deadline: 2/26/15
Award Size: At least $1,000
Summary: The purpose of the NAT Program is to provide traineeship support for licensed registered nurses enrolled as full-time students in an anesthesia program. Traineeships will pay full or partial costs of the tuition, fees, books/e-Books, and the reasonable living expenses (stipends) of the individual trainee during the period for which the traineeship is provided. NAT funds are awarded to institutions. Grants are formula-based.
Publication Date: 12/11/14

Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
Deadline: 3/5/15
Award Size: Up to $750,000 per yr w/ additional $100,000 for ADRD ed.
Summary: The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to establish and operate geriatric education centers that will implement the GWEP project to develop a health care workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care. Special emphasis will be on providing the primary care workforce with the knowledge and skills to care for older adults and on collaborating with community partners to address gaps in health care for older adults through individual, system, community, and population level changes. Focus areas for this announcement are:

1. Transforming clinical training environments to integrated geriatrics and primary care delivery systems to ensure trainees are well prepared to practice in and lead these kinds of systems.
2. Developing providers who can assess and address the needs of older adults and their families/caregivers at the individual, community, and population levels.
3. Creating and delivering community-based programs that will provide patients, families and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes and the quality of care for the older adult(s).
4. Applicants may also choose to address providing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) education to families, caregivers, direct care workers and health professions students, faculty, and providers.

Publication Date: 12/12/14

 

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

Grants

FY14 Minority Youth Violence Prevention: Integrating Public Health and Community Policing Approaches 
Deadline: 12/12/14, 5:00 pm ET
Award Size: $300,000 – $400,000
Summary: OMH, in partnership with the COPS Office, is supporting a national initiative to integrate public health and violence prevention approaches. OMH is seeking applications from organizations that can serve as demonstration sites for addressing both the disparities in access to public health and the elevated risk of violence and crime that exists in many of our nation’s most distressed neighborhoods. The MYVP intends to demonstrate the effectiveness of integrating public health and community policing approaches to reduce disparities in access to public health services and violent crimes and improve the health and wellbeing of communities of color. This demonstration program requires a coordinated strategy and multi-partner approach. Applications to the MYVP must be comprised of collaborative partnerships, which, at a minimum, include one public health agency and one law enforcement agency; one of which may be the lead applicant. Applicants should demonstrate a partnership among disciplines, and include public health, law enforcement, and other criminal justice/public safety stakeholders, and organizations that specifically provide minority youth violence prevention services (e.g. community policing programs, juvenile services and the courts).
Publication Date: 12/12/14

Interior

Bureau of Reclamation

Rules

Desalination and Water Purification Research and Development (DWPR) Pilot
Deadline: Phase I – 2/16/15; Phase II – 4/27/15, 4:00 pm MT
Award Size: Up to $200,000 per year
Summary: Through this program, Reclamation is forming partnerships with private industry, universities, water utilities, and others to address a broad range of desalting and water purification needs. Reclamation is interested in research where the benefits are widespread but where private-sector entities are not able to make the full investment and assume all the risks. Reclamation is also interested in research that would have a national significance—where the issues are of large-scale concern and the benefits accrue to a large sector of the public.
Publication Date: 12/11/14
Desalination and Water Purification Research and Development (DWPR)
Deadline: Phase I – 2/16/15; Phase II – 4/27/15, 4:00 pm MT
Size of Award: Up to $150,000
Summary: For FY 2015, Reclamation’s DWPR priorities are the following:
• Overcoming technical, economic and social barriers for direct and/or indirect potable reuse treatment
• Novel processes and/or materials to treat impaired waters
• Concentrate management solutions leading to concentrate volume minimization for inland brackish desalination
Publication Date: 12/12/14

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)

Grants

Genetic Assessment of LCT Broodstock
Deadline: 12/20/14
Award Size: Not provided.
Summary: The purpose of this program is genetic assessment of Lahontan cutthroat trout broodstock at the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery in Gardnerville, NV.
Publication Date: 12/11/14

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Grants

Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program
Deadline: 2/19/15, 5:00 pm & 3/12/15
Award Size: Up to $250,000
Summary: USGS in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management, and replacement; exploration and advancement of our understanding of changes in the quantity and quality of water resources in response to a changing climate, population shifts, and land use changes; development of methods for better estimation of water supply, both surface and groundwater, including estimation of the physical supply and of the economic supply of water; development and evaluation of processes and governance mechanisms for integrated surface/ground water management; and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices.
Publication Date: 12/11/14

Labor

Employment & Training Administration (ETA)

Grants

American Apprenticeship Initiative 
Deadline: 4/30/15, 4:00 pm ET
Award Size: $2.5M – $5M
Summary: This initiative is intended to provide a catalyst in supporting a uniquely American Apprenticeship system that meets our country’s particular economic, industry and workforce needs. American Apprenticeships (also referred to as Registered Apprenticeships) are innovative work-based learning and post-secondary earn-and- learn models that meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies). A
Publication Date: 12/11/14

National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)

Grants

State Board Programming Grants
Deadline: Draft Proposal (opt.) – 4/3/15; Proposal – 6/17/15
Award Size: Up to $40,000 per year
Summary: The purpose of this grant program is to assist state boards to enhance access to historical records, increase citizen engagement with records, and provide learning and development opportunities for students, citizens and professional archivists. The Commission will award grants to State Historical Records Advisory Boards to:
• Provide educational and outreach programs, workshops, and other activities that enhance citizen and student engagement with historical records
• Operate state-based regrant and scholarship programs that advance access to historical records
• Collaborate on projects with other organizations to address common problems or shared opportunities within a state or among a consortium of state archives
• Hold or participate in meetings and public forums on statewide or national archival issues.
Publication Date: 12/12/14
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
Deadline: Draft Proposal (opt.) – 4/3/15; Proposal – 6/17/15
Award Size: $30,000 – $200,000
Summary: The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. The NHPRC encourages projects, whenever possible and appropriate, to provide access to these materials in a free and open online environment, without precluding other forms of publication. Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials in print and online. Because of the focus on documentary sources, grants do not support preparation of critical editions of published works unless such works are just a small portion of the larger project.
Publication Date: 12/12/14

Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
Deadline: Currently Funded: Draft Proposal (opt.) – 4/3/15; Proposal – 6/17/15; Currently Funded & New: Proposal (opt.) – 8/3/15; Proposal – 10/8/15
Award Size: $30,000 – $200,000
Summary: The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. The NHPRC encourages projects, whenever possible and appropriate, to provide access to these materials in a free and open online environment, without precluding other forms of publication. Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials in print and online. Because of the focus on documentary sources, grants do not support preparation of critical editions of published works unless such works are just a small portion of the larger project.
Publication Date: 12/12/14

Access to Historical Records
Deadline: Draft Proposal (opt.) – 4/3/15; Proposal – 6/17/15
Award Size: Up to $200,000
Summary: This grant program is designed to support archival repositories in preserving and processing primary source materials. The program emphasizes the creation of online tools that facilitate the public discovery of historical records. The Commission looks to fund projects that undertake one or more of the following activities:
• Preservation, arrangement, and online description of historical records in all formats
• Digital preservation of electronic records and unstable audio or moving image formats
• After completing arrangement and description activities, applicants may also propose to digitize materials to provide online access to collections.
Publication Date: 12/12/14

National Endowment for the Arts

Grants

NEA Art Works, FY 2016 
Deadline: 2/19/15; Design Applicants – 6/23/15
Award Size: $10,000 – $100,000
Summary: Art works by enhancing the value of individuals and communities, by connecting us to each other and to something greater than ourselves, and by empowering creativity and innovation in our society and economy. The arts exist for beauty itself, but they also are an inexhaustible source of meaning and inspiration. The NEA recognizes these catalytic effects of excellent art, and the key role that arts and design organizations play in revitalizing them. To deepen and extend the arts’ value, including their ability to foster new connections and to exemplify creativity and innovation, we welcome projects that:
• Are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, whether in the development or enhancement of new or existing art forms, new approaches to the creation or presentation of art, or new ways of engaging the public with art;
• Are distinctive, offering fresh insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions; and
• Have the potential to be shared and/or emulated, or are likely to lead to other advances in the field.
Publication Date: 12/12/14
NEA Challenge America, FY2016
Deadline: 4/16/15
Award Size: $10,000
Summary: The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. This category encourages and supports the following two objectives:
• Engagement: Engaging the public with diverse and excellent art.
• Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.
Publication Date: 12/12/14

National Endowment for the Humanities

 

Grants

Digital Humanities Implementation Grants
Deadline: 2/18/15
Award Size: $100,000 – $325,000
Summary: This program is designed to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities. The program can support innovative digital-humanities projects that address multiple audiences, including scholars, teachers, librarians, and the public. Applications from recipients of NEH’s Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants are welcome.
Publication Date: 12/9/14

National Science Foundation

Grants

Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events
Deadline: 2/1/15 – 2/15/15
Award Size: NA
Summary: The IMEE program supports fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the impact of hazards and extreme events upon civil infrastructure and society. The program is focused upon research on the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from multi-hazard disasters. Community and societal resilience and sustainability are important topics within the research portfolio of IMEE. The program is deeply multidisciplinary and attempts to integrate multiple issues from civil, mechanical, transportation, and system engineering, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, political science, urban planning, epidemiology, natural and physical science, and computer science. With regard to the four core emphasis areas of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, a variety of topics are supported. The following list provides examples of the kinds of topics and issues that may be supported, though the list is not exhaustive and other, innovative topics may be proposed. Mitigation research may focus upon issues such as the analysis of structural and non-structural mitigation effectiveness, local capacity building for risk reduction, and social and physical vulnerability analyses.
Publication Date: 12/8/14
Geotechnical Engineering and Materials
Deadline: 2/1/15 – 2/17/15
Award Size: NA
Summary: The Geotechnical Engineering and Materials (GEM) Program combines and replaces the Geotechnical Engineering Program and the Geomechanics and Geomaterials Program. This new Program supports fundamental research in soil and rock mechanics and dynamics in support of physical civil infrastructure systems. Also supported is research on improvement of the engineering properties of geologic materials by mechanical, biological, thermal, chemical, and electrical processes. The Program supports civil engineering applications in the traditional areas of foundation engineering, earth structures, underground construction, tunneling, geoenvironmental engineering, and site characterization, as well as the emerging area of bio-geo engineering, with emphasis on sustainable geosystems. Research related to the geotechnical engineering aspects of geothermal energy and geothermal heat pump systems is also supported.
Publication Date: 12/8/14

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
Deadline: 3/12/15, 5:00 pm local time
Award Size: Up to $400,000 3 yr. award; Up to $600,000 5 yr. award
Summary: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following:

• What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice?
• Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?
• Do certain labs have a ‘culture of academic integrity’?
• What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?

Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors.
Publication Date: 12/12/14
 

Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Rules

Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Coaldale, NV
Type of Rule: Proposed Rule with Comments
Deadline: Comments – 1/26/15
Summary: This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Coaldale VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC), Coaldale, NV, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Publication Date: 12/12/14

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Grants

Right-of-Way and Real Estate
Type of Rule: Proposed Rule & Comments
Deadline: 1/23/15
Summary: FHWA is proposing to amend its regulations governing the acquisition, management, and disposal of real property for transportation programs and projects receiving funds under title 23, United States Code. The revisions are prompted by enactment of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Section 1302 of MAP-21 includes new early acquisition flexibilities that can be used by State departments of transportation (SDOT) and other grantees of title 23 Federal-aid highway program funds. This proposal is intended to develop regulations on the use of those new early acquisition flexibilities. The FHWA is also proposing to update the real estate regulations to reflect the agency’s experience with the Federal-aid highway program since the last comprehensive rulemaking, which occurred more than a decade ago. The updates include clarifying the Federal-State partnership, streamlining processes to better meet current Federal-aid highway program needs, and eliminating duplicative and outdated regulatory language. This notice of proposed rulemaking provides interested parties with the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the regulations.
Publication Date: 11/24/14

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

Grants

FY 2015 CVISN Notice of Funding Availability
Deadline: 2/2/15
Award Size: $25,000 – $2.5M
Summary: The Commercial Vehicle Information Systemsand Networks grant program provides fundingfor States to deploy, operate, and maintainelements of their CVISN programs, includingcommercial vehicle, commercial driver, and carrier-specific information systems and networks. The FMCSA may award CVISN funds toagencies of States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that are designated as the leadagency in the State’s CVISN Program Plan and Top-Level Design (PP/TLD).
Publication Date: 12/11/14

US Department of Agriculture

Rules

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Age in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance From the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Type of Notice: Direct Final Rule & Proposed Rule with Comments
Deadline: Comments – 1/9/15
Effective: 1/9/15
Summary: The USDA seeks to issue a Department-wide regulation to implement the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (“Age Act”), and the Government-wide Age Discrimination regulation promulgated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Age Act and HHS regulations prohibit age discrimination in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. The Direct final regulation intends to ensure compliance with the Age Act and HHS regulations and provide guidance to USDA agencies, employees, recipients, and beneficiaries on Age Act requirements. USDA has simultaneously published a Proposed Rule requesting comments regarding this rulling.
Publication Date: 12/10/14


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