Major Actions Taken to Date
USDA awarded a $2,524,626.82 million design contract for the next phase of modernization to Shalom Baranes Associates, P.C./Syska & Hennessy Joint Venture on March 31, 2010. (AG-3142-D-10-0264)
The Secretary of Agriculture utilized his statutory authority to interchange up to 7 percent of WIC Contingency ($28 million) and transferred to CAP/The Emergency Feeding Assistance Program.
The contract (AG-3142-C-10-0061) was awarded to Meltech Corporation to provide Court 2 and 3 Waterproofing and Cafeteria Terrace Re-roofing to USDA Headquarters
The contract (AG-3142-C-09-0028) value to date totals- $16,875,720.00. USDA awarded a $16.575 million construction contract to Grunley Construction Company, Incorporated of Rockville, Maryland on September 21, 2009. The project is about 50% complete. To date, total outlays are $8,322,030.00 for construction activities. USDA is in the process of evaluating the five bids received on July 7, 2010 for replacement of a 350 ton Chiller. Award is expected for late August, 2010. USDA is in the process of evaluating the one bid received on July 15, 2010, for the roof replacement for the East and West arches. Award is expected for late August, 2010. USDA received eight bids on July 22 to waterproof Courts 2/3 and the Cafeteria Patio Roof. Award is expected by September 30, 2010.
The ARS Obesity and Metabolism Research Lab in Davis, CA, has received a Grant from the NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in support of the Identification of Muscle Specific Biomarkers of Fatty Acid beta-oxidation; $294,293.
NEPA for Poa/Sud IslandsPoa Island - habitat restorationSud Island - habitat restorationKanaga Island - habitat resoration
ITS, 09IAFAD75, Maintenance Support, 6/2/2009, $232,509ITS, 09IAFAD76, Software Purchase, 6/2/2009, $542,509ITS, 10IAFAD18, Software Purchase, 10/21/2009, $35,402ITS, 10IAFAD19, Operations and Maintenance Support, 10/26/2009 updated 9/14/10, $5,431,263
ITS provided contract procurement services on behalf of FSA IT S&EFY 2009 Expenses - Fully Expensed in November 2009 --2 contracts(Carasoft Technology & Merlin International, Inc.)FY 2010 Expenses --Fully Expensed $103,595 for 2-Contracts(Immix Technology and FCN, Inc); Remaining Ouststanding balances to be billed Monthly for 4 contracts (Unisys Corp, Carasoft Technology & 2-Natek, Inc.)
FNS - SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits are issued to participants in every state on an ongoing basis, and this issuance is reflected in the increased obligations and outlays. Obligations for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations are being made to Indian Tribal organizations (ITOs) and state agencies. These obligations are for budget amendments to their current agreements to reflect the use of ARRA funds for the purchase of equipment or for facilities upgrades.
Continuing with the execution of the ARRA Program. To date, 286 contract actions have been processed for a cumulative total of $171,235,197.
Approved Projects û The Forest Service continued implementing the projects approved by Secretary Vilsack under the Recovery Act. These projects total $1.15 billion for wildland fire management, construction and maintenance of facilities, roads and trails, and abandoned mine mitigation. The Agency obligated $1,148 billion (99.8 percent of allocated funds) through September 30, 2010. Expenditures total $1,092 million through March 31, 2013, and the Forest Service has completed 621 of its 705 approved projects.Forest Service Confirms Recipient Reporting 2013 First Quarter Job Numbers û The Forest Service confirmed just over 580 jobs were reported through the calendar year 2013 first quarter Recovery Act recipient reporting period that ended January 14. A project to reduce wildfire threat in central and southwest Oregon on the Deschutes, Ochoco, Rogue River-Siskiyou, and Umpqua national forests produced 42 jobs, the most reported for the quarter. The second highest job number reported was 27 for a hazardous fuels reduction project encompassing over 14,000 acres on the Dixie National Forest near the wildland-urban interface area on Cedar Mountain in Utah. Capital Improvement and Maintenanceò Recovery Act Capital Improvement and Maintenance (CIM) allocations to date are $650 million of which $634 million has been expended through October 31, 2012.ò The Forest Service monitors program accomplishments achieved through Recovery Act funding using measures such as ômiles of trail maintained to standard.ö Over 9,100 miles of trail and 14,850 miles of roads have been maintained through March 14, 2013.ò The Forest Service continues to implement more than $341 million in funding announced for Capital Improvement and Maintenance û trails and facilities. ò The Agency continues to implement 120 Recovery Act roads maintenance and associated watershed and ecosystem restoration projects on Forest Service lands in 31 states totaling over $272 million. ò The Greening and Renovation of Connecticut Forest Service Research Project, is focused on invasive species and their potential control. Current facilities at Hamden and Ansonia were designed for research efforts, initiated in the 1970s, that are no longer being undertaken. The change in research focus to invasive was in response to national emergencies related to Gypsy Moth, Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, and other exotic pests. Addressing these major needs of the facility will not only lower operating costs, but will greatly improve our research efficiency and the knowledge developed. The work will address facility needs that include deferred maintenance such as replacing tile and carpet flooring, energy efficiency improvements (HVAC upgrades, new boiler, new lighting, and solar panels), environmental and safety hazards, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. This project will reduce overall costs to the Forest Service for maintaining the facilities and allow unused space to be shared with other agencies.Wildland Fire Managementò Recovery Act Wildland Fire Management (WFM) allocations to date are $500 million of which $458 million has been expended through October 31, 2012.ò FS monitors program accomplishments achieved through Recovery Act funding using measures such as "the number of acres treated to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire." As a result of the Recovery Act, over 510,670 acres have been treated to reduce wildfire risk and 847 fuels reduction projects have been funded on nonfederal lands through March 14, 2013.ò The Forest Service continues to implement projects supported by $306.5 million of Recovery Act funds to reduce hazardous fuels.ò The Forest Service continues to support wood-to-energy grants and woody Biomass utilization projects totaling over $58 million in Recovery Act funds.ò In Illinois, Restoring Jobs / Restoring Habitats: Jobs that Bring Health Back to Forest, Wetlands and Watersheds Project. People will be employed in good paying jobs with benefits and working toward the restoration of their communities' ecosystems. This project will include: retention of current employees in environmental restoration focused businesses; training and hiring disadvantaged workers with significant barriers to employment, including the formerly incarcerated; support staff such as trainers, social support staff, and supervisors, and a project manager. These workers will enter the growing field of natural resource restoration û a green industry. Existing workforce development programs will be critical partners on this project for building on their success in training and placing workers in green industries. Persons employed by the project will work to improve environmental quality and habitat health on publicly owned wetland, prairie, and forested sites in southeast Chicago. All of the project sites under consideration are designated for environmental restoration in the award-winning Calumet Area Land Use Plan.
Loan level obligations: Water and Environmental Loans/Grants: $3,089,095,621
/ Business and Industries Loans - Guaranteed: $1,478,416,084
/ Rural Business Enterprise Grants: $18,534,184
/ Community Facilities Direct Loans/Grants: $1,265,088,154
/ SFH - Direct: $1,378,999,228
/ SFH - Guaranteed: $10,042,193,746
/ Broadband Direct Loans/Grants: $3,229,071,148
Loan level obligation: Water and Environmental Circuit Rider Contract Modifications: $14,280,000
USDA has provided addition information regarding timing of construction activities related to water and waste disposal loans and grants awarded Recovery Act Funds. To access this information go to the following web location:
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