Diverse Team Assembles to Protect Iconic US Crop from Climate Change

In recognition of the crucial role soybeans play in U.S. agriculture, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) awarded a $942,000 Seeding Solutions Grant to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), alongside scientific partners North Carolina State University and VIB (Institute for Biotechnology in Flanders, Belgium), to improve soybean crop resiliency. The FFAR grant has been matched with[…]

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Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Committee Action to Renew Energy Block Grant Program

The full House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved HR 2088, an important first step in the legislative process to renew and refund the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, a top legislative priority of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM). As approved, this legislation would commit $3.5 billion annually – $17.5 billion over five[…]

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$18 Million Investment in Urban Climate Centre in Halifax

On July 4, 2019, the Government of Canada announced $18 Million through FCM to establish an urban climate centre in Halifax with EfficiencyOne and Low Carbon Cities Canada.  “This $18-million investment will help communities throughout the Halifax area reach their full emissions-cutting potential. We already see our cities leading the way on low-carbon innovation, and[…]

$285 Million invested in Social Sciences and Humanities Research

On July 17, 2019, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced over $285 million for Social Sciences and Humanities researchers in Canada. Through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Quick facts The Government of Canada, through Budget 2018, provided SSHRC with the single biggest funding boost in Canadian history. SSHRC’s Insight and Partnership programs[…]

Government of Canada Awards $12 Million to KPMG

On July 17, 2019, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a $12 million contract to KPMG of Ottawa, Ontario, to design and deliver a new industrial security system that meets the government’s needs. As indicated in Budget 2019, this transformation aims[…]

Who Got Government Grants this Week?

Funding for the week of July 15 under Canadian federal and provincial grants and business incentive programs reached $292.7M, down $277M during the previous week. Top Sector. Community and Nonprofit sector ranked first, attracting $62.5M, 21% of total incentives. Top Region. Ontario is the top province this week, securing $114.5M and accounting for 39% of[…]