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Additional Funding Available for SBIR/STTR Awardees at the State Level

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Congress created the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs in 1982 and 1992, respectively. These programs require certain government agencies to set aside a...more

3rd Circuit Reopens FCA Suit Over Pittsburgh’s Use of Federal Funds

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently decided in a non-precedential opinion that a District Court judge erred in dismissing too quickly a False Claims Act (FCA) case in which fair...more

Water Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Funding Availability

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced the availability of funding through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act. EPA states that funding could be available to provide as much as...more

Disaster-Response Decision-Making: Is Your Agency Prepared? BB&K Attorneys Mary Beth Coburn and Rebecca Chaparro Write About...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Strategizing best practices around implementing disaster preparedness programs can be challenging. The contracting requirements and statutes associated with utilizing federal emergency funds are fairly straightforward, but...more

Reauthorization of Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Offers Opportunities for Federal Land Users, Conservation

by Snell & Wilmer on

Buried deep inside the recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, legislation reviving the formerly expired Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA) offers opportunities for potential purchasers of...more

Department of Defense FY18 research funding for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program

by Hogan Lovells on

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command that is a partnership formed by Congress, the military and the manages billions of dollars in Congressional...more

Brownfields Programs: Environmental Council of the States Resolution Supporting Federal Funding

The Environmental Council of the States (“ECOS”) approved a resolution titled: In Support of Federal Funding for Brownfields Programs (“Resolution”)...more

These Initiatives Could Power an Infrastructure Overhaul

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Congress and the Trump administration remain united in the desire to pass an infrastructure package (or packages) this year. Both branches have made infrastructure progress in recent months, as the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations...more

Opioid Crisis Proposals and Funding

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Opioid Funding Overview - In 2016, through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the 21st Century Cures Act, Congress authorized roughly $1.4 billion in spending to combat the opioid crisis....more

Federal Spending Bill Changes Wildfire Suppression Funding and Other Forestry Initiatives

by Perkins Coie on

The $1.3 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which was signed into law on March 23, 2018, (the Act) includes bipartisan measures to fundamentally change how the U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies pay...more

Can HEAL Do It For America’s Opioid Epidemic?

Government Initiative Promises $1.1 Billion in Research Funds - The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ National Institutes of Health has launched a brand-new – and much-necessary – initiative to combat the...more

2018-19 New York State Healthcare Budget

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

In the wee hours of the morning on March 30, almost two days ahead of the April 1 deadline, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed a $168.3 billion State Budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. ...more

National Environmental Policy Act/ Transmission System Interconnection: Federal Appellate Court Addresses Federal Action Question

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (“Court”) in a March 27th opinion addressed whether an action involving the Whistling Ridge Energy Project (“Project”) was “federal” for the purposes of the National...more

Federal Omnibus Spending Bill: American Water Works Association Notes Water Programs Funding Increases

The American Water Works Association (“AWWA”) issued a March 23rd news release commenting on certain funding decisions in the recent Congressional enactment of the Omnibus Spending bill....more

Cybersecurity Enforcement and Regulation - 2017 In Review

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Cyber attacks continue to be a pervasive and destructive threat to all institutions and the legal and regulatory landscape currently in place to address those threats continues be reshaped in an effort to address those...more

Planes, Drones and $…The 2018 Appropriation and Aviation

by LeClairRyan on

After four governmentwide short-term stopgap funding provisions since last September, Congress has enacted, and the President has signed, a full fiscal year Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141, March 23,...more

Market-led proposals update

by Dentons on

On 20 March 2018 Dentons held a "Restoring our Railways" seminar looking, amongst other things, at the "Beeching reversals" outlined in the government's November 2017 paper "Connecting people: a strategic vision for rail" and...more

NIH May Own Gilead's Blockbuster Hepatitis Drug Due to Misstep

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Every year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) spends billions of federal dollars on research and development of new drugs and therapies for treating and preventing serious illnesses....more

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 12

by Clark Hill PLC on

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Spring Break. Congress is on recess for the next two weeks while observing the Easter and Passover holidays. Both Chambers will return the week of April 9....more

U.S. Government Passes 2018 Omnibus Spending Package With Modest Increase To OSHA Funding

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

With what has now become a regular ritual, lawmakers rushed to pass a $1.3 trillion omnibus bill on the last possible day to avoid a government shutdown. The 2,300-page bill was passed by the House last Thursday by a vote...more

Congress Passes, President Signs FY2018 Omnibus Spending Package

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill early on March 23, 2018, narrowly averting a government shutdown. Following a 256-167 vote in the House and a 65-32 vote in the Senate, the FY 2018 (FY18) omnibus spending package...more

OFCCP Funding To Remain At Same Level

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In the new spending bill passed by Congress and approved by President Trump last week, OFCCP will receive essentially the amount of funding as it has in previous years. As signed by the President, the budget has $103,476,000...more

What’s In And What’s Out Of The Omnibus Spending Bill

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The omnibus spending bill has been passed and signed by President Donald Trump in time to avoid a government shutdown. From an immigration perspective, here is what is “in” and what is “out” for the rest of the 2018 fiscal...more

Infrastructure Series: Cost-Sharing with State and Local Governments

by WilmerHale on

This is the fifth issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Infrastructure Series. In this series, our attorneys share insights on current and emerging issues affecting infrastructure project developers in the United States....more

The Weekly Round-Up: Spending Bill Leaves Unanswered Questions on Immigration, Premium Processing Suspended for H-1B Visas, and...

Proposed Budget Leaves Much Unanswered on Immigration - Congress released a proposed omnibus budget on Wednesday that addresses certain immigration issues but leaves many of the most important issues unaddressed. What...more

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