Water Infrastructure Funding
Recycled Energy: The Local Energy
Combined Heat and Power Guidebook
Federal Funding to Support Workforce
. Combined Federal Campaign
Senators Paul Sarbanes (D-MD), Lincoln Chafee (R-RI),
James Jeffords (I-VT), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and Jack Reed (D-RI) are
circulating a letter that asks Senate appropriators to reject any further
cuts to the State Revolving Fund (SRF), which helps communities afford
water and sewer systems. President Bush last month proposed a
$166-million rescission in unobligated balances in the fiscal 2006 SRF
account. Congress appropriated $1.35 billion for the Clean Water SRF
in fiscal 2004 and $1.1 billion in fiscal 2005. If Congress accepted
the administration’s rescission, fiscal 2006 funding would drop to
about $730 million, representing a cut of $616 million in the last two
years. Such funding reductions would result in drastic consequences
for water quality, public health, and the economy. The
signature deadline is COB, Monday, December 5. Contact: Ari Strauss at the
Northeast-Midwest Senate Coalition (202/224-0606).
Recycled Energy: The Local Energy
A Capitol Hill briefing on December 14 will highlight
the network of Regional CHP (combined heat and power) Application
Centers. RACs, part of the Department of Energy’s Office of
Distributed Energy, seek to address the numerous barriers to the
introduction of innovative and efficient energy systems.
Speakers will include representatives from the Department of Energy and RAC
leaders from New England, California, and Mississippi.
The December 14 briefing will run from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm in 2220
Rayburn House Office Building.
Contact: Diane DeVaul at the
Northeast-Midwest Institute (202/464-4009).
and Power Guidebook
The Northeast-Midwest Institute has updated its
“Combined Heat and Power Education and Outreach Guide to State and
Federal Government.” The report is available at http://www.nemw.org/CHPguide.rtf.
to Support Workforce Development
The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration announced
a new program and is inviting applications for funding under the Workforce
Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Initiative.
This initiative will support regions in their effort to implement a
transformational approach to their workforce and economic development
systems. The ultimate goal of the WIRED Initiative is to expand employment
and advancement opportunities for Americans workers and create more
high-skill and high wage job opportunities.
Approximately $50 million is expected to be available for awards of up to
$5 million per year for up to three years. Eight to ten regions will be
selected to participate. Only your governor's office may apply on behalf of
regions within your state. Applications are due Jan. 5, 2006.
Combined Federal Campaign
The Northeast-Midwest Institute – a non-profit,
501(c)(3) organization, financed by contributions from foundations, state
governments, federal grants, and individuals – has been approved
to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the nation’s
largest workplace giving campaign. If you are a federal government
employee and would like to help support Institute's programs dedicated to
issues affecting the Northeast-Midwest region, please enter CFC code #0851 on
your pledge card during the annual fund drive. Thank you.
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