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'People Are Literally Being Poisoned': How Sewage Problems in Alabama Got So Bad -- and Why Other States Should Worry
Jul 17, 2018 - Discusses the lack of waste disposal infrastructure in Alabama and the discovery that a number of rural residents whose homes are not attached to municipal sewer systems may have tropical diseases. Touches on the barriers to addressing the infrastructure problem, including problems faced by people who do have septic systems or who are attached to the sewer system. Also references other places with similar problems related to waste disposal infrastructure, including Native American reservations, where fewer than half of homes are connected to sewers. What these areas have in common is that they tend to already be poor and populated by members of marginalized groups.
Source: Governing
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RBS: Inviting Applications for Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grants Federal Register
May 30, 2018 - The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is accepting applications for the FY 2018 Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant (SDGG) Program. The SDGG Program seeks to improve the quality of life of socially disadvantaged groups in rural areas by providing technical assistance through cooperatives and Cooperative Development Centers. Paper applications must be postmarked no later than July 30, 2018, and electronic applications must be received by July 24, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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