The National Science Foundation (NSF) is giving nearly $78,000 of taxpayer funds to the Trustees of Boston University to study whether "climate change" had anything to do with the decline of the Maya civilization in Guatemala between 1000 BC and 900 AD.
The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking at least one partner for a $2 million federal grant intended to improve compliance with labor laws in Georgia...as in The Democratic Republic of Georgia, located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, not the U.S. state.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking researchers to investigate the impact of social media use on underage drinking, and to determine whether Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other popular social networking sites can be used for “preventive interventions.”
Despite training “slightly more individuals than they had projected,” and counting “any job that could be linked, directly or indirectly, to a beneficial environmental outcome,” the Labor Department’s job placements “were at 55 percent of the target,” according to a June report by the Government Accountability Office.
The National Institute of Justice is planning to spend $500,000 in federal funds to see if the booming oil industry has impacted domestic violence, dating violence, rape, and stalking in North Dakota and South Dakota and Montana.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $544,188 to the University of California for a study on increasing HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine uptake in Los Angeles County through phone interventions.
A team from the University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) will spend nearly $300,000 of U.S. taxpayer money to study a rare language spoken by just 45,000 people in the Mariana Islands, which include the North Mariana Islands in Micronesia, a United States commonwealth, and Guam, a U.S. territory located in the northwestern Pacific.
Changes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made to its temporary housing program last year “will increase program costs by an estimated $76 million and place a greater burden on future displaced survivors,” according to a June 2013 report by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general.
U.S. taxpayers have shelled out over $3.2 million since 2009 to New York University (NYU) researchers to study underage drinking among New York Latinos in grades 7 through 9, but the four-year-old project has not yet produced a single academic article.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a study to determine if “preference for fat and sugar may have a role in overweight and obesity development” among African-American adolescents in Alabama.
Thousands of high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), including those who scored below average on their eighth grade reading and math tests, will soon be encouraged to learn how to sell Obamacare to their families under a $43 million federal grant.
Just two days after the Pentagon began furloughing hundreds of thousands of civilian personnel due to budget cuts, the Army ordered its second batch of televisions for the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, an expense totaling more than $80,000 in the last two months.