USDA-NIFA Tackles Harmful Citrus Disease with $45M in Research Grants

KANSAS CITY, October 21, 2020 — USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded 12 grants totaling over $45 million for research to combat Huanglongbing (HLB), commonly known as citrus greening disease.

“USDA-NIFA’s Emergency Citrus Disease Research & Extension (ECDRE) program brings the nation’s top scientists together to tackle this problem,” said Parag Chitnis, NIFA’s acting director.

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The Freedom Center Completes Technology Overhaul Supported by Knox County Foundation and The Energy Cooperative Operation Round-up Grant

With thanks to the grants from the Knox County Foundation and The Energy Cooperative, The Freedom Center completed a major technology overhaul aimed at improving security, maintaining HIPPAA compliance and supporting business and clinical operations.  Aging hardware and obsolete software necessitated the upgrade, and HIPAA requirements demand that organizations like The Freedom Center abide by strict security protocols such as having current EOL software and strong cyber security defenses.… Read full story

Ohio Department of Aging Encourages Service Providers to Take Advantage of Available Coronavirus Relief Funding

Columbus, Ohio – The State of Ohio has made available more than $485 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds to certain providers that offer long-term services and supports to older Ohioans. The funding is intended to help with costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and safely maintaining or restarting services.… Read full story