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Heidi Schott

Heidi Schott
184 Law Enforcement Agencies Receive Funding to Hire Community Policing Officers
On October 3, 2016 the Department of Justice awarded $119 million in grant funding through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). Funding was dispersed across 184 law enforcement agencies with the purpose of hiring and rehiring entry-level career law enforcement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs and increase community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. This year, over 900 law enforcement positions were created or saved as a result of CHP.
DOT Announces Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Awardees
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced awardees for its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program.  Sixty-one projects in 41 states, the Virgin Islands, and Indian Country received a share of nearly $211 million to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase transit buses and related equipment, and construct bus-related facilities. Was your community one of the lucky applicants?
The FY2016 Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) Application Period Is Coming Soon
The FY2016 AFG application period is anticipated to occur sometime in September. The open application period dates will be released as soon as the information becomes available. Now is the perfect time to start planning and preparing for your application by reviewing the application assistance tools released by FEMA this week.
DOT Awards $500M in TIGER Grants

On July 29, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced nearly $500 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. Of the 40 grant recipients this year, nearly two-thirds are repeat applicants. Find out which communities were successful!

FASTLANE Grant Program Awardees Announced
This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) notified the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Senate Environment and Public Works committees that it intends to award a total of $759.2 million to 18 transportation projects under its newly created “FASTLANE” grant program. The projects selected range in size from $5 million to upgrade an interchange in a Seattle suburb to $165 million for a series of multimodal improvements to the I-95 corridor in Northern Virginia.

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