Tue.May 14, 2024

article thumbnail

Why income discrimination laws hurt poor renters

GCN

COMMENTARY| Laws that ban discrimination against voucher holders can push smaller landlords out of the low-income housing market, decreasing the amount of affordable housing.

Laws 126
article thumbnail

First Responders and Communities Expect a Rail Safety Bill from Congress After East Palestine Report

NLC (National League of Cities)

Up to three times each day, America’s local first responders are called on to be the first line of defense for local communities when a train leaves its tracks with potentially devastating consequences like we saw in East Palestine, OH, last year.

98
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Feds open the door to $2B in Northeast Corridor rail improvements

GCN

The grant applications come as President Joe Biden, a longtime railroad fan, wraps up his first term and Amtrak ridership rapidly rebounds from pandemic-era lows.

111
111
article thumbnail

Investigations of Border Encounters that End in Serious Injury or Death

GAO (US Government Accountability Office)

Deaths and injuries involving U.S. Customs and Border Protection law enforcement personnel along the southwest border have raised concerns about officer and civilian safety, as well as potential misconduct. In 2023, a child died while in Border.

Laws 88
article thumbnail

The Ultimate Playground Inspection Handbook

Dive into the world of playground safety with this complimentary guide. It offers a detailed exploration of essential practices to ensure the utmost safety for children. Delve into inspection techniques, from assessing equipment conditions to evaluating surfacing materials. Gain insights into maintenance strategies to keep playgrounds in top-notch condition year-round.

article thumbnail

‘Mission Impossible’ masks, bad data and immature tech dog age verification for social media

GCN

Another state signed a law restricting minors’ use of the platforms. But the continued growth in technology as well as “low-tech fraud” could make enforcement more difficult.

article thumbnail

Network Modernization Begins with an Infrastructure Assessment

FedTech Magazine

Most agencies need to conduct a network assessment as they look for ways to improve their technology to better meet their missions. Increased adoption of edge computing and the Internet of Things means agencies are dealing with more and different connected devices and systems, generating an unprecedented amount of data for emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to analyze.

65

More Trending

article thumbnail

What are the four types of grants?

Professional Grant Writer

The grant writing world is wide and diverse. There are scores of funders, foundations, and groups seeking funding for all manner of activities. The post What are the four types of grants? appeared first on Professional Grant Writer.

article thumbnail

New federal rule will overhaul transmission planning as electric grid strains

GCN

The sprawling rule requires transmission operators to plan along a 20-year horizon and work with states to develop data-driven projections of needs.

article thumbnail

State and Local Governments Can Sustainably Build a Strong Data Center Foundation

State Tech Magazine

Over the past year, the world has begun to grasp the potential of artificial intelligence in workplace and business settings. Today, it is acknowledged as a significant transformative force, with companies in healthcare, finance and other sectors spearheading the adoption of AI technologies to boost operational efficiency. The U.S. government has also recognized the inevitability of wide AI adoption, with the Biden administration issuing an executive order promoting the “safe, secure, and trustw

article thumbnail

Health Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance works with AWS to electrify health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

AWS Public Sector Blog

The Health Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance (HETA) is Power Africa’s initiative for health facility electrification and digital connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa. Power Africa is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and harnesses the collective resources of public and private sectors to expand electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.

article thumbnail

7 Signs Your Local Government ERP Is Holding You Back: A Guide for Small Municipalities

Local governments and municipalities serving populations under 200,000 face distinctive challenges in delivering efficient and effective services to their communities. To overcome these challenges, many rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems tailored to their specific needs. Not all ERP systems are created equal, and some may hinder progress rather than support it.

article thumbnail

Future-Proofing Government Through Technology Modernization

NLC (National League of Cities)

By Steve Goll, Tyler Technologies As advancements in technology speed up, government agencies face a decision: maintain old legacy systems or invest in modern technology. With a projected $144 billion budgeted for IT by states and local governments in 2024, the stakes are high. How should those dollars be best invested?

article thumbnail

City Colleges of Chicago drives tech program innovation with AWS Machine Learning University and Tech Alliance

AWS Public Sector Blog

Summary City Colleges of Chicago (CCC)—the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation—participates in two no-cost Amazon Web Services (AWS) initiatives to advance and develop undergraduate technical programs. The AWS Machine Learning University Educator Enablement Program (MLU EEP) and the Skills to Jobs Tech Alliance connect early career talent to in-demand technical jobs globally, including in Illinois.

article thumbnail

Every person their book

Librarian.net

This is a message I sent out to a mailing list I’m on, responding to the Scholastic Reading Report about kids and family reading. “Most alarmingly, kids in third and fourth grade are beginning to stop reading for fun. It’s called the ‘Decline by 9.'” A few people on the list discussed their own children who didn’t like the books they were given to read in school.

Books 52
article thumbnail

Resilience is an illusion

Disaster Planning and Emergency Management

After much pondering of the question, I have come to the conclusion that resilience is an illusion. This is not to denigrate the work of resilience managers, as there is obviously much to be done to reduce the risk and impact of adverse events. However, the concept of resilience is, I think, suspect. Many researchers who have adopted the concept when trying to interpret disaster risk reduction have followed the work of Crawford Stanley "Buzz" Holling, as expressed in his 1973 paper (Holling 1973

2013 52
article thumbnail

Sustainable Facility Maintenance Management for Small Local Governments

Unlock the potential of sustainable facility management! This guide empowers small local governments to lead with climate-resilient infrastructure, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more. Elevate your community's resilience, reduce costs, and embrace eco-friendly practices. Discover the role of facility maintenance teams in green cleaning, sustainability analyses, and infrastructure upgrades.

article thumbnail

Healthier Foods, Healthier Minds

Homeroom

By: Cindy Long, Administrator, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Setting kids up for success. It’s what every parent, guardian, and educator wants for our nation’s schoolchildren. They understand the power that small changes have to make a big difference in the learning environment. That’s why here at USDA, we recently announced a generational investment in Continue Reading The post Healthier Foods, Healthier Minds appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

Blog 52
article thumbnail

Delran, NJ Deployed Certificate of Continued Occupancy Module With GovPilot

GovPilot

Delran, NJ expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

article thumbnail

CFP: Small and Strategic Pre-Conference - Michigan Library Association Annual Conference - October 15, 2024 (Traverse City, Michigan)

A Library Writer's Blog

CFP: Small and Strategic Pre-Conference - October 15, 2024 (Traverse City, Michigan) The Michigan Library Association Annual Conference is excited to announce the 2024 Small and Strategic Pre-Conference to be hosted ahead of the 2024 MLA Annual Conference. This day of programming is geared specifically toward frontline library staff from Michigan’s small and rural libraries, providing an opportunity for these dedicated library workers to network, learn, and discuss the concerns and needs specifi

2024 40
article thumbnail

Tapping into the hidden workforce to build a strong pipeline of diverse talent in the federal government

Partnership for Public Service

Hiding in plain sight is a gold mine of diverse talent that remains underused by the federal government: “hidden workers,” or individuals who are either unemployed or underemployed , including caregivers, individuals with disabilities, formerly incarcerated individuals, second-career employees and community college graduates. Though not intentionally discriminatory, traditional federal hiring practices often exclude these groups of talented candidates.

article thumbnail

ASPA TIMES Magazine: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

PA TIMES Magazine is a publication of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), a not-for-profit corporation. This edition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in public administration, including guest columns, insights for the field and interviews with city government DEI officers about their work at the local level.

article thumbnail

Building Belonging: Neurodivergent Perspectives in Parks and Recreation (Part 2) — Episode 154

Open Space Radio: Parks and Recreation Trends

As you may recall, our final episode of 2023 was part one of our conversation around neurodiversity and parks and recreation. It was a wonderful conversation with Kande Jones, the Development Director for Mulvane Recreation Commission, and Dave McDaniel, the Operations Coordinator for City of Mobile Parks and Recreation about their experience as neurodivergent individuals.

article thumbnail

Call for Proposals: ACRL/NY 2024 Symposium (New York City - December 6th, 2024)

A Library Writer's Blog

Call for Proposals: ACRL/NY 2024 Symposium Values in Context: Praxis in the Everyday Call for Presentations, Lightning Talks, Panels, & Posters Submit your proposal via this form In the midst of the recent national and global upheavals, the ACRL/NY 2024 Symposium will explore the core values of library workers and libraries, and examine how those values manifest in the day-to-day work that supports our library communities.

2024 40