According to NASA, 2016 was the hottest year on record.
Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability Created after the 2003 blackout left nearly 50 million Americans and Canadians without power, the OE invests in the electric grid to make it more modern, reliable and secure.
The agency also advocates and promotes “minority-owned business with elected officials, policy makers, and business leaders.” The EDA supports “distressed communities with their infrastructure needs that will help drive regional growth,” promotes “economic development projects that spur entrepreneurship and innovation at the regional level,” and “provides direct technical assistance to firms negatively impacted by global trade.” What does this mean?
Seven years ago, the EDA gave a million grant to the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Institute to buy new scientific equipment, in turn providing lab space that would support other high-tech companies in the area.
The police department and city government of Andalusia, Ala., for instance, received a 0,000 grant over three years that will cover domestic violence training for officers as well as the hiring of three additional police officers.
The LSC helps poor Americans afford legal services, currently funding “134 independent legal aid organizations with more than 800 offices” in the U. For instance, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society — which served nearly 33,000 people in 2015, including about 15,000 children — received .8 million last year, supporting 109 positions.
Last October, the Justice Department announced 9 million in grant funding for 184 law enforcement agencies across the country — resulting in 900 created or saved jobs, the office reports.Yet Trump has vowed not to cut entitlements, such as Medicare and Social Security, and promised to beef up military spending, which represents the lion’s share of federal spending — making it hard for him to do more than chip away at the margins of the nearly trillion national debt. The answer appears to be defunding a number of projects seen as liberal darlings — including groups aimed at preserving and supporting the environment, civil rights protections, the arts, minority-owned businesses, and public broadcasting.To put this in context: The total cost, per American, of the following 17 programs said to be on the chopping block is .36 per year– of which more than a third comes from a single clean-energy program.The agency recently released a comprehensive report on how America can improve energy allocation.Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy The EERE works “to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to a global clean energy economy.” What does that look like?In one recent demonstration project, the EERE helped a South Carolina-based BMW plant use bio-methane gas from a nearby landfill to power some forklifts.With projects like the development of clean coal technology, this office works to reduce the carbon footprint of fossil fuels.Among the recipients was the Dallas Police Department, which had lost five officers in an ambush a few months earlier; it got .1 million to hire 25 officers.Office of Violence Against Women The OVW runs 25 grant programs created through the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, in an effort to reduce domestic violence, sexual assault and dating violence.Americans agree that certain behaviors – like direct personal threats – constitute online harassment.But they are more divided on others, such as sending unkind messages or publicly sharing a private conversation.