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Rapid City Youth & Family Services
Congratulations to Sharon Oney, Grants Administrator for Youth & Family Services of Rapid City, South Dakota. Her organization wins our July giveaway of a copy of the newly-published book, Cash & Investment Management for Nonprofit Organizations, which helps nonprofits learn how to maintain ...
posted 7/31/07 10:45 AM read complete story
Forced Annexation Seen As a Mixed Blessing
North Carolina: Forced annexation here and in the few other states that engage in the practice is a double-edged sword at best--while backers say it brings economic development to cities, opponents contend it is anti-democratic to the core and can be either intentionally or unintentionally discrimin...
posted 7/30/07 2:47 PM read complete story
State Assembly Efforts to Restrict Forced Annexation Slowed
North Carolina: Legislation that would consider changes to so-called "forced annexation," which cities are using as a way in addition to eminent domain to expand land and tax bases, has been slowed greatly by its movement to the state House Rules Committee, sources say.Allen Page, director of the No...
posted 7/30/07 11:38 AM read complete story
Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant Survives House Vote after Raucous Debate
The status of Native Hawaiians as indigenous becomes a front-and-center topic during a Republican congressman's failed attempt to eliminate the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grants Program.Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) tried unsuccessfully July 24 to move an amendment into the House version of...
posted 7/25/07 4:31 PM read complete story
HUD Expanding Mark to Market Rehab Coverage for Environmentally Sound Additions
HUD is using its Mark-to-Market housing rehabilitation program as a foundation for expanding what it designates "significant additions" that are more sound environmentally. HUD now pays 97% of the cost of such additions as part of the Mark-to-Market effort, but is hoping to add more environmentally ...
posted 7/23/07 3:59 PM read complete story
AHLA Contributes to Gulf Coast Recovery Outreach Program, New Orleans Medical Center
The American Health Lawyers Assn. (AHLA) is contributing $10,000 to Hurricane Katrina rebuilding efforts, half to a local outreach effort and the remainder to a medical rehabilitation center.AHLA's donations are to the Katrina Outreach Program of the Mississippi Bar Foundation, and to the New Orlean...
posted 7/23/07 3:57 PM read complete story
NY Grants Program Offers $1 Million in Smart Growth Planning to Adirondack Park Communities
New York: Communities in the Adirondack Park region will have a chance to gain a share of $1 million they can use to promote smart growth planning.The Dept. of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Smart Growth Grants Program for the Adirondacks creates a fund for jurisdictions and nonprofit organizati...
posted 7/23/07 1:26 PM read complete story
NY Communities Receive $560,000 to Begin Brownfields Cleanup with Eye Toward Redevelopment
New York: The state's communities receive more than $560,000 in restoration grants that will be used to clean up brownfields sites which the communities want to ultimately redevelop.The grants come to the communities through the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Environmental Rest...
posted 7/23/07 1:25 PM read complete story
Kerry, Landrieu Press Leaders for Disaster Reform Bill Vote; Coburn Seeks Changes
Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) are pressing the Senate leadership to allow a vote on a Gulf Coast disaster relief bill they claim has broad bipartisan support in the Senate, while one senator blocking a floor vote is negotiating possible amendments.The proposed Small Business Disas...
posted 7/19/07 4:39 PM read complete story
Michigan Enacts New Tax Breaks for State-Based Firms & Large Manufacturers
Michigan: Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) signs into law legislation (SB 94) designed to attract companies--including small businesses and major manufacturers--by allowing tax breaks for new jobs they create.SB 94 creates a Michigan Business Tax that would cut taxes for roughly seven of 10 in-state busin...
posted 7/19/07 2:15 PM read complete story
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