SNAP Pilot Program

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SNAP Pilot Program

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a pilot program that will give participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) a way to purchase their groceries online. The two-year trial provides low-income families in seven states with a system to have SNAP-eligible items delivered to their homes through retailers like FreshDirect, Amazon,…

HUD Seeks Comments: Implementation of Various Section 8 Voucher Provisions

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an implementation notice for several of the provisions of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act, which passed Congress and was signed into law by President Obama in July 2016. The provisions specifically impact the Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher programs. HUD seeks additional public…

President’s Team Eyes Major Spending Cuts

As congressional Republicans head off for a retreat on fiscal priorities for the coming year, the president’s team is reviewing the recommendations from two conservative groups that recommend broad spending cuts and the elimination of programs long targeted by Republicans. In previous statements, Trump has promised to boost defense spending, launch a $1 trillion infrastructure program,…

EDA Issues Final Rule for the Regional Innovation Series Program

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) issued a final rule applicable to the Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program last Thursday. Launched in 2014, EDA through its RIS Program, awards grants for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and for operational support to organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to…

Seeking Comments on Local Wireless Facilities

Before the holidays, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice seeking comments on local wireless facilities siting policies as they apply to small cell infrastructure. Local government groups are concerned that a petition filed by Mobilitie, a wireless infrastructure provider, would substantially limit cities’ authority over public rights of way and ability to…

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