€427,000 in funding granted for Laois and Offaly Youth Services

first_img Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 20th January 2021 Twitter Facebook Previous articleFamily of young Laois man who sadly passed due to cancer launch fundraiser in his memoryNext article‘Heartened to see reduction in case numbers’ but Laois GPs ask patients to avoid contacting doctor’s surgeries for vaccine list Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic TAGSYouth Work Ireland Laois €47,723,693 has been allocated to youth organisations around the country by the Minister for Children Rodrick O’Gorman.The Laois-Offaly wing has received €427,253 which is the smallest of any body.Our neighbours Kilkenny and Carlow received €1,279,273 while Kildate and Wicklow were granted €2,175,700.Additional funding will see National Youth Organisations benefit from an increase to some €12 million in universal funding under the Youth Services Grant Scheme.Local youth clubs will benefit from an increase to €2.25 million.Youth Information Centres will see an increase in allocations to services and be supported through a new nationwide programme of co-ordination and modernisation – funding of €1.57 million is being provided for this purpose.Education and Training Boards (ETBs), like LOETB, will receive €4.6m to support their work and engagement with young people.As the mid-level governance structure for Exchequer funded youth service provision, ETBs perform a key role in the assessment and development of youth services in their area. The remaining investment will strengthen quality, see the development of a new youth strategy, support the important role of ETBI, and support the operations of Leargas, Gaisce – the President’s Award, EU and North/South Initiatives and the LGBTI+ Youth Strategy.A total of €66.8 million is going to be spent on the sector and Green Party Minister Pippa Hackett, who hails from Geashill, welcomed the news.She said: “Our young people are having a tough time being restricted at a stage in life when they should be spreading their wings.“As a mother, I know this well. So I’m delighted that my colleague Minister Roderic O’Gorman has made funding available to their support organisations, including €427,253 for youth organisations in Laois and Offaly.”SEE ALSO – Laois pub faces closure after licence renewal application rejected WhatsApp Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR €427,000 in funding granted for Laois and Offaly Youth Services Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Home News Community €427,000 in funding granted for Laois and Offaly Youth Services NewsCommunity Pinterestlast_img read more

Services today and death notices for Dec. 24

first_img John Warren Marks Sr., 96, of Port Arthur died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Gabriel Funeral Home.Claude Chaisson Jr., 74, of Port Arthur died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. Gabriel Funeral Home. Services todayArthur Earl “Bubba” Brackin, Broussard’s, Nederland, 2 p.m.Phyllis Joy Gardiner, First United Methodist Church, 10 a.m. Death noticesThelma Diane Simms, 71, of Port Arthur died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2015. Levingston Funeral Home, Groves.last_img

NCUA to make 2015 budget decisions at today’s open meeting

first_imgThe National Credit Union Administration’s 2015 budget will be the chief topic of discussion at today’s board meeting, which will also include an update on the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund premium range.The Credit Union National Association has requested the NCUA make every effort to keep the budget from growing, in a letter sent earlier this month. The letter, signed by CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle, requested the agency “refrain from raising the 2015 budget and to look for additional ways to streamline its operations.”NCUA Chair Debbie Matz responded to Nussle’s letter, saying the proposed 2015 budget is “pre-decisional until the board formally acts.” She added that once the board votes on the budget, more information will be supplied on the agency’s website.“NCUA’s budget formulation process employs zero-based budgeting techniques requiring each NCUA central office director to justify their annual budget requests,” Matz wrote. “In addition, we ensure that the total budget aligns with the goals and objectives set forth in the National Credit Union Administration strategic plan, 2014 through 2017.” continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

BLM Releases Draft EIS For ANWR Lease Program

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Bureau of Land Management has released its Draft Environmental Impact Study for oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The first lease sale will be held after the Final EIS and Record of Decision is issued and will offer not fewer than 400,000 acres area-wide of high-potential lands for bid. Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management Joe Balash: “The depth of expertise in arctic resources and issues from tribal members, state, local and federal agency staff was integral in developing a comprehensive Draft Environmental Impact Statement.” The publication of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Notice of Availability in the Federal Register on December 28 will officially begin the 45-day public comment period. This comes nearly one year to the day of the singing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which included a mandate that the U.S. Secretary of the Interior establish a program for the development of the Coastal Plain.last_img read more