Category Archives: Federal

January 31, 2012

TIGER 2012 grant funding available

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced that $500 million in funding is now available under a fourth round of the TIGER Grant program. Funds will be used for surface transportation projects that have a significant impact on the…
January 30, 2012

Firefighter hiring and retention grants available through FEMA

The Federal Emergency and Management Association (FEMA), is accepting grant applications for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program (SAFER). The SAFER program provides funding to assist communities in hiring new firefighters, retaining existing ones, or rehiring those…
January 30, 2012

Cell tower siting – local control rebuked by court

A Federal Appeals Court has upheld a 2009 FCC ruling that limits the time state and local governments have to consider cell tower siting applications. Ruling on a challenge brought by Arlington and San Antonio, Texas, in which the National…
January 23, 2012

National Broadband Map webinar

The National League of Cities, in cooperation with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is holding a webinar this Wednesday, January 25th for local governments to better understand how to use the new National Broadband Map tool The NBM tool…
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