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  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond and George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax will receive a total of $1,125,897 in federal funds through two grants from the Department of Justice National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to support research that will improve the forensic science testing and equipment used in domestic violence and sexual assault cases. VCU will receive $676,460 and GMU will r...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia fire departments will receive $693,533 in federal funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The AFG program supports local fire departments by providing funds for new equipment and training.   “Virginia’s first-responders, including the firefighters who put themselves at risk every day, must be well-equipp...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Danville Regional Airport will receive $2,427,098 and Mountain Empire Regional Airport will receive $2,525,004 in federal funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund the rehabilitation of the airports ‘existing runways. Today’s funding was made available through the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). “The safety of Vir...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (V-A) will award $9,476,756 to housing authorities and nonprofit organizations to help ongoing efforts in the Commonwealth to prevent veteran homelessness and provide stable housing for low-income veterans and their families. “Our country has a duty to honor our commitments to support the men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform, and these feder...Continue Reading

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 – In response to an August 4 letter to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan in which U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) emphasized their support for a permanent postal facility in Pocahontas, Virginia, the United States Postal Service (USPS) confirmed it has “no plans to close the Post Office at this time” and that it is making “every effort to locate a permanent location as soo...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional Airport will receive $3,337,172 in funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund the rehabilitation of the airport’s existing runway. Today’s funding was made available through the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program. “This funding will help the Mecklenburg-Brunswick Airport upgrade its infrastruct...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport will receive $1,679,715 in funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund the acquisition of a new aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle to assist the airport in meeting safety requirements. This project will fund the acquisition of one replacement and one additional multi-task equipment vehicle to enhance the ai...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA) announced that the University of Virginia (UVA) will receive a $246,140 grant from the Department of Education’s Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program. This program provides fellowships to assist graduate students who have excellent records, demonstrate financial need, and plan to pursue the highest degree available in a field designated as an area of national need. “Virginia can help lead the na...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $72,348 in grants to support local law enforcement efforts and improve safety in communities throughout Virginia. The funding will be used to improve training, safety initiatives, drug treatment and enforcement programs, and purchase new equipment and supplies. “As a former Governor, I recognize the importance of equipping local law enforcement with the tool...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport in Blacksburg and Charlottesville Albemarle Airport in Charlottesville will receive more than $12 million in funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to extend and rehabilitate existing runways and improve the safety of their facilities. “Virginia airports face challenges in maintaining critical infrastru...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the passing of Richmond radio host and former Virginia NAACP Executive Director Jack Gravely: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Richmond’s Jack Gravely. Jack was an incredibly influential voice in Richmond and communities throughout our Commonwealth for decades. As someone who had the pleasure of knowing Jack for years, I can tell you that he was as genuine as it gets, was extreme...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $70,000 grant to the Southside Planning District Commission to help establish an economic development planning framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region. The areas served by the Southside Planning District Commission comprise the counties of ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $570,326 in grants to support local law enforcement efforts and improve safety in communities throughout Virginia. The funding will be used to improve training, safety initiatives, drug treatment and enforcement programs, and purchase new equipment and supplies. “As a former Governor, I recognize the importance of equipping local law enforcement with the ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants totaling $9,589,377 to help Virginia’s K-12 schools improve student achievement and support colleges and universities in providing better outreach and student services to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.   “The investment will help close some of the gaps that exist for students at lower-performing schools. This is more tha...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia Tech has been awarded more than $1.7 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research the use of unmanned aerial and surface vehicles to monitor air and water pollutants through toxic agent testing, and develop an approach for emergency response and disaster recovery. A $900,835 NSF award will allow university researchers to study how unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and unmanned surfa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that airports in Petersburg/Dinwiddie, Front Royal/Warren and Culpeper will receive nearly $2 million in funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to rehabilitate pavement conditions and improve the safety of their facilities. “This funding will help ensure Virginia airports can meet their increasing infrastructure demands while providing modern facilit...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that 18 initiatives led by local financial institutions and non-profits in Virginia will receive $6.6 million from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHL-Bank Atlanta)’s Affordable Housing Program (AHP) to support affordable housing development in Virginia.   “Affordable housing is one of the bedrocks of economic security and financial stability for American families,” said Sen....Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia Tech will receive $19,420,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help increase cyber workforce development and encourage scientific partnerships to deliver innovation in the field. The NSF grant will create an interdisciplinary team of software scientists who will help develop software frameworks, interact with community code developers, collaborate with partners in cyber-infrastructur...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that airports in Richmond, Norfolk and Emporia/Greensville will receive nearly $12 million in funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to rehabilitate existing taxiways, improve the safety of pavement conditions, and renovate facilities. “Our airports must continue to ensure they can maintain the proper safety standards while also maintaining modern fa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement upon the passing of Northern Virginia Regional Director Joe Montano, Jr.: “My staff and I are deeply saddened by the death of our Northern Virginia Regional Director, Joe Montano. Joe was an outstanding representative of this office, enthusiastic servant of the people of Northern Virginia, and admired colleague by all who worked with him. We will remember him by his positive energy, tireless work ethic, and in...Continue Reading