Two House Members Launch Municipal Finance Caucus

MUNICIPAL BONDS FOR AMERICA Two House Members Launch Municipal Finance Caucus   Today, Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) announced the formation of the Municipal Finance Caucus, a bi-partisan caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The intent of the caucus is to bring greater focus to state and local finance issues and, importantly, […]

USDOT Requests Applications for $800 Million New FASTLANE Grant Program

DOT 19-16 Friday, February 26, 2016 Contact: DOT Press Office Tel.: (202) 366-4570 pressoffice@dot.gov USDOT Requests Applications for $800 Million New FASTLANE Grant Program WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that it is now soliciting applications for the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) […]

Bureau of Reclamation Funding Opportunity for Water Reclamation Research Under Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program

Commissioner’s Office Washington, DC Media Contact: Peter Soeth, psoeth@usbr.gov, 303-445-3615 For Immediate Release:  Feb. 18, 2016 Bureau of Reclamation Funding Opportunity for Water Reclamation Research Under Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Reclamation has made a new funding opportunity available for water entities in the Western United States to […]

Federals New by ENS Resources

Federal News by ENS Resources FEMA – $100 million for PSGP The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a Bulletin [located at  announcing Fiscal Year 2016 Notices of Funding Opportunity. A total of $100 million has been allocated for the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). Additional information regarding the PSGP may be found in the […]

ENS Federal Resources Report for February 12, 2016

The ENS Federal Report for February 12, 2016 has been published and may be viewed at: ENS Federal Report – February 12, 2016

Bank of the West Instant Analysis for February 10, 2016

Instant Analysis: Chair Yellen’s Semi-Annual Humphrey-Hawkins Testimony to Congress Key Insights From Chair Yellen’s Testimony Before Congress Today Chair Yellen kept her options open on rate hikes this year.  No additional information on timing or number of Fed interest rate hikes this year.  However, there was plenty of reference to global growth risks and deteriorating […]

ENS Federal Report for February 5, 2016

The ENS Federal Report for February 5, 2016 has been published and may be viewed at: ENS Federal Report – February 5, 2016  

ENS Federal Report for January 22, 2016

The ENS Federal Report for January 22, 2016 has been published and may be viewed at: ENS Federal Report – January 22, 2016

Federal Review of MTC’s Role in the Bay Area Transportation Planning Process

Federal Review of MTC’s Role in the Bay Area Transportation Planning Process The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are reviewing MTC’s performance as the transportation planning agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. How are we doing? What: Public Listening Session Sponsored by FHWA and FTA Date: Tuesday, February […]

Bank of the West US Outlook Report for December 18, 2015

US Outlook Report: FOMC Signals a Return to Normalcy Citing considerable improvement in labor market conditions – specifically job gains, declining unemployment, and diminished underutilization of labor resources – the FOMC went ahead with its first interest rate hike in more than nine years. The move raises the Fed funds target rate to 25 to […]