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Minority business owners face challenges when starting or expanding a small business, including access to affordable small-business loans. Business grantsand financial assistance can help bridge the funding gap. Here are some of the best small-business grants and other useful financing resources for minority-owned businesses.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced another bill to address the looming aviation maintenance technician shortage, highlighting the attention the issue has before Congress. The bill, the Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Pilot Program Bill (H.R.5701), is designed to encourage government, industry, and academia to work together to develop strategies to develop technical talent. The bill would create a pilot program that would offer $500,000 in grants for aviation maintenance workforce development activities.
A group of bipartisan lawmakers in the US House have introduced a bill to expand the ranks of skilled aviation maintenance technicians in the US. The bill, called the Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Pilot Program Bill, is intended to stave off a looming shortage of maintenance workers by launching a pilot program that would allocate $500,000 in grants to aviation workforce development programs run by governments, industry and academia. The legislation was introduced by Rep.
U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) on May 8 unveiled bipartisan legislation that would put more highly skilled aviation mechanic experts to work across America. The Aviation Workforce Development Pilot Program Bill, H.R. 5701, would incentivize businesses, labor organizations, schools, and governmental entities to partner on training programs for aviation maintenance technicians, which the aviation industry needs to meet a growing demand and dwindling supply, according to a summary provided by Rep. Graves’ office.
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CONGRESSWOMAN LAWRENCE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR HAMTRAMCK FIRE DEPARTMENT
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced that the Hamtramck Fire Department has been awarded assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The Hamtramck Fire Department will receive over $2.3 million to support the hiring of firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.
CONGRESSWOMAN LAWRENCE INTRODUCES H.R. 5543 - THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH WORKFORCE ACT OF 2016
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) introduced H.R. 5543, the Environmental Health Workforce Act of 2016, which would prioritize education and training for existing and new environmental health professionals.
Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence to Host Congressional Update Monday
Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) will host a Congressional Update at 6:00 p.m. at Champp's West Bloomfield. The Congresswoman will give an update on her work in Washington and provide a brief question and answer session following.
WHO: Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence
WHAT: Congressional Update
WHEN: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM