Articles by: Jennifer Walsh

  • USDA Now Accepting Rural Business Opportunity Grant Applications

    Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service has announced the availability of $2.5 million in FY2011 Rural Business Opportunity Grant (RBOG) program funds.  The RBOG program promotes sustainable economic development in rural communities with exceptional needs through provisions of...

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  • House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY2012 Interior-Environment Spending Bill

    Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    On July 6, the House Appropriations Committee released the subcommittee draft of the FY2012 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which was subsequently marked up in the Interior-Environment Subcommittee.  The bill provides $27.5 billion in spending, a reduction of $2.1 billion...

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  • More Details of Surface Transportation Reauthorizations Released

    Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    This week, both the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure took steps closer to introducing their surface transportation reauthorization bills.  Senate EPW Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has now said that...

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  • Appropriations Subcommittee Approves CJS Appropriations Bill

    Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    On July 7, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2012 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill which funds the Department of Commerce (including the Economic Development Administration), the Department of Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National...

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  • Now Available: July 1 Edition of NADO News

    Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    To view this edition of NADO News, click here....

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  • Delta Regional Authority Announces Economic Development Assistance Program

    Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is now accepting applications for the States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) for development projects from the 252 Delta Counties and Parishes served by the DRA.  The purpose of the program is to help Delta...

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  • DOT Announces Third Round of TIGER Grants

    Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    On June 30, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that $527 million will be available for the third round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program grants.  To date, the TIGER program has funded roads, bridges, freight...

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  • 28 Senators Sign Letter of Support for CDBG

    Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    On June 1, a group of 28 senators, led by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), sent a letter to leaders of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development in support of the Community...

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  • NADO Joins Letter to Support Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

    Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    On June 28, NADO joined 43 other organizations in urging Senate leaders to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).  The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) along with staff from the offices of Senators Murray (D-WA), Harkin...

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  • Short-Term FAA Extension Signed Into Law

    Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    On June 29, President Obama signed the “Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part III” (P.L. 112-21), which will extend programs under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for three weeks until July 22.  The previous extension (P.L. 112-16) was...

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