Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting a budget of $4.9 billion to protect and promote the public health as part of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget – a nine percent increase over the enacted budget for FY 2015. The overall request includes $147.7 million in budget authority for initiatives tied to several key areas, including the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and the management of critical medical products issues.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), along with Concordia and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society (IBiS) opened the application process for the second annual P3 Impact Award today, which honors exemplar public-private partnerships (P3s) from around the world.
FTC Submits Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request, Performance Plan, and Fiscal Year 2014 Performance Report to Congress
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2016 budget request, which includes the FY 2016 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2015 and FY 2016, and Performance Report for FY 2014, as required under the Government Performance and Results and Modernization Act of 2010. The FTC’s formal budget request was submitted to Congress on February 2, 2015, in support of the President’s FY 2016 budget for the federal government.
Additional Visa Restrictions Against Human Rights Abusers, Individuals Responsible for Public Corruption, and Their Family Members in Venezuela
Washington, DC - Ignoring repeated calls for change by governments, respected leaders, and groups of experts, the Venezuelan Government has continued to demonstrate a lack of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, attempting to stifle dissent by prosecuting political activists and cracking down on peaceful protests, which were triggered by deteriorating security, economic, social, and political conditions.
Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden (USDA) has announced more than $18 million in grants to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. The grants are available through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), which was authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill).
Sacramento, California - An additional portion of Santa Clara County has been placed under quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) following the detection of multiple psyllids in and around the City of San Jose.