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EPA Awards Arkansas Nearly $3 Million to Protect Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $2,988,000 to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) to support management of nonpoint-source water pollution. The funding will be used for a variety of projects designed to improve water quality in several priority watersheds.

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Arkansas Reduces Air Toxics with EPA Grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $501,837 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to administer the state’s pollution prevention and control program. The program includes ambient monitoring, planning, permitting and compliance activities.

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EPA Improves Water Quality and Infrastructure in Arkansas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $9,165,000 to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) for projects such as replacing sewer lines, improving wastewater treatment facilities, and upgrading collection systems. The grant is part of EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), a program that provides low-interest, flexible loans to municipalities and rural water districts.

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Report Connects Food Insecurity to Health Issues, Including Diabetes

A new report issued by Feeding America lends new insight into the breadth of hunger issues across the U.S., and how close hunger comes to many Americans. The report indicates one in seven Americans currently turns to a food bank for help, and of those who go to a food bank, about 40 percent have education beyond high school while one in 10 is a student working toward a higher education certification.

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Walmart’s First-Ever “Made in the USA” Open Call for Suppliers is Underway

More than 500 suppliers pitching products that support American jobs; very likely some products to be signed on the spot 

For the first time ever, Walmart is opening its doors to more than 500 manufacturers at its world headquarters during the company’s first-ever “Made in the USA” open call. During the event, suppliers will meet with the company’s senior leaders and merchants to pitch their products for stores, clubs and online.

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