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Posted byon January 24, 2014 at 6:47 PM EST
The USDA's StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity initiative, which helped to inform President Obama's recently-announced Promise Zones, is rallying available tools and technical assistance and targeting these resources to the areas where they are needed most.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM EST
Weekly Wrap Up: Promise Zones, Extending Emergency Unemployment Insurance, Affordable Care Act, We the Geeks and Strengthening our Nation’s Energy Infrastructure.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST
President Obama announced the first five “Promise Zone” locations, an initiative that partners with local communities and businesses to create jobs, expand access to educational opportunities and spur economic mobility and security.
Posted byon January 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM EST
By working with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safe, Promise Zones will help build on the Obama Administration’s commitment to create better futures for the middle class and those striving to reach the middle class.
Posted byon December 17, 2013 at 6:15 PM EST
The Department of Education announces the second round of grantees in the Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition.
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM EST
A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.
Posted byon November 20, 2013 at 5:36 PM EST
Recipients of the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom included sports champions and scientists, musicians and civil rights leaders, activists and journalists, media moguls and public servants.
Posted byon October 21, 2013 at 4:45 PM EST
Ohio announces it will join the majority of states and move forward with expanding the Ohio Medicaid program, as called for by the Affordable Care Act. As a result, nearly 270,000 previously uninsured Ohio residents are estimated to gain coverage through Medicaid next year.
Posted byon September 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM EST
Last week, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced RaShaan Allen as 2013 Military Youth of the Year winner. This distinct honor recognizes an outstanding military youth that overcame enormous odds with exceptional accomplishments.
Posted byon August 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM EST
The Delta Regional Authority partnered with the Department of Defense to provide health care via the Innovative Readiness Training program.