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FTA And FHWA Issue New MAP-21 Guidance That Could Penalize Wildlife Agencies

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Pub. L. 112-141, governs Federal funding and authorization for certain surface transportation projects. Included in MAP-21 is a provision requiring all Federal...more

Examples of 2014 DOE Grants, Loan and Financing Programs – Part 1 of 3

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports a wide range of grants, loan and financing programs and also funds transformational and up-and-coming technologies that create innovative ways to source, distribute, and use energy...more

Congressional Budget Justification

What it means: Each year the President prepares and submits to Congress a budget, outlining his spending and policy priorities for the coming federal fiscal year. Accompanying his budget are narrative explanations from each...more

Ag Programs Could Gain Higher Funding In 2014

The FY 2014 Omnibus spending bill currently includes $350 million additional funding for agricultural programs compared to 2013. According to the House Appropriations Committee summary concerning agricultural appropriations...more

Your Appraisal or Their Appraisal? Applying For Federal Reimbursement May Destroy An Appraisal’s Protected Status

In a recent decision by the Appellate Division, Third Department, Lerner v. New York, the Court confirmed that documents prepared in anticipation of litigation, including appraisal reports, would lose their protection as...more

Congress Slashes SEC’s Technology Budget

This isn’t a political post, I assure you. We don’t do that sort of thing at Cady Bar the Door. I’m just saying that the Washington Post reported a couple of weeks ago that Congress had taken away half of the $50 million...more

$50 Billion In Federal Funds Proposed To Support P3s

The U.S. Senate is currently considering legislation that would establish the “American Infrastructure Fund,” a $50 billion fund that would help finance public-private partnerships (P3s) infrastructure projects prioritized by...more

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits - November 2013

With the federal government back to work, we saw several important federal initiatives continue in earnest in November. Two of these initiatives will have a tremendous impact on nonprofits’ reliance on federal grant and...more

CMS Releases Final Rule Implementing Reductions of Federal Medicaid DSH Funding

On September 18, CMS published a final rule implementing reductions required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the disproportionate share hospital (DSH) program. The Medicaid DSH program provides federal funding to...more

California Rewarded for Keeping Transportation Projects on Track

Caltrans just announced that California will be receiving $155 million in extra funding for launching its new construction projects before federal deadlines. Caltrans will receive about $97 million of that award, with local...more

Capital Thinking: Budget & Appropriations

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - FY 2014 Appropriations - The House is scheduled to consider a short-term FY 2014 Continuing Resolution (CR) this week that would maintain federal funding at current levels for likely two...more

Federal Funding For New Transportation P3

In prior posts, we have written about the federal government’s new focus on public-private partnerships in order to leverage its grant money with private investments, as well as the future of transportation-related PPPs in...more

Capital Thinking: Transportation and Infrastructure

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - INFRASTRUCTURE BANK LEGISLATION - Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) is expected to introduce an infrastructure bank bill during the week of September 16 that is similar to the 2011 “BUILD Act,”...more

Business News Digest – September 2013

In this issue: - What to Expect When You're Selling Your Company – Indemnification - Association Membership and Program Restrictions and the Antitrust Laws: Don’t Stumble Out of the Gate - CFPB: July...more

Religious Institutions Update: August/September 2013

On August 2, 2013, the White House's Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum instructing federal agencies to take steps to carry out President Obama's executive order (E.O. 13559 (Nov. 17, 2010)) adopting several...more

New Penalties for Misrepresentations From Small Business Government Contractors

Under a final rule effective August 27, 2013, small businesses, including those in the automotive industry, that willfully misrepresent their small business size status for the purpose of soliciting or obtaining a federal...more

Patents, Genetic Testing, and Federal Funding

In a July 12, 2013 letter to Dr. Francis S. Collins of the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”), Senator Patrick J. Leahy urged the NIH to exercise its march-in rights under the Bayh-Dole Act to directly license the genetic...more

DOE Releases New Protocols to Determine Energy Efficiency Savings

On May 15, 2013, The Department of Energy (DOE) released new protocols “Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures” to improve the credibility of energy efficiency savings estimates throughout the...more

State Medicaid Fraud Control Units' Data Mining Likely to Increase Through Federal Funding

On May 17, 2013, the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG), announced a final regulation that would permit, effective June 17, 2013, state Medicaid fraud control units (MFCU) to use...more

Is Data Mining Coming to a State Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Near You?

Starting June 17, state Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) can use federal funding to pay for data mining, according to a final rule published by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General in...more

HUD Announces New Category of Funding To Address Housing Choice Voucher Funding Shortfalls Resulting from Sequestration

On May 23, 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued Notice PIH 2013-12, "Implementation of the Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Funding Provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher Program," (the Notice)....more

Five Takeaways from the OIG’s Special Advisory Bulletin on Exclusion

This week the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”) issued an updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs, an...more

House Financial Services Committee Chair Challenges CFPB Funding

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) sent a letter March 8 to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke challenging the Fed's funding of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Hensarling's...more

Ready for Comment: Transportation Agencies Propose New National Environmental Policy Act Categorical Exclusions

On February 28, 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) to provide interested parties with the opportunity to comment on two...more

Congressman questions implications of Canning for CFPB funding

Much attention has been devoted to what the D.C. Circuit’s Canning decision could mean for the CFPB’s rulemaking, supervisory and enforcement authority. Now, a Congressman is questioning the decision’s implications for the...more

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