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NIH Spends $358K to Reduce Health Disparities among LGBTQ Youth of ColorCNS
July 1, 2014
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $357,783 to the Fenway Community Health Center in Boston, Mass., to reduce health disparities in LGBTQ youth of color.
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$658K Federal Study Tests Hypotheses of Cicada EvolutionCNS
Jun 19th, 2013
As the so-called cicada invasion comes to an end, federal funding for the University of Connecticut’s $657,900 study of the large insects continues.
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$509K Federal Safe-Sex Study Will Text 'Gay-Lingo' to Meth AddictsCNS
Jun 18th, 2013
A $509,840 taxpayer-funded grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will pay for a study encouraging gay methamphetamine users to put on condoms and use less illegal drugs by sending them text messages. The study began in February.
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U.S. Spends $228K to Find Out Why Gay Kenyans Avoid Free HIV TreatmentCNS
Jun 17th, 2013
The study, which will cost U.S. taxpayers $228,147, seeks to encourage Kenyan homosexuals, including prostitutes, to avail themselves of the AIDS treatment known as antiretroviral therapy (ART) – and to continue taking it once they start.
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State Department to Spend $450,000 Protecting Transgenders - OverseasCNS
Jun 14th, 2013
The State Department through its Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is planning to spend $450,000 in taxpayer dollars “to support programs that increase protection of transgender persons who face acute forms of violence and harassment.”
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Feds Spending $800,000 to Teach Responsible FatherhoodCNS
Jun 12th, 2013
The Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (AFC) is providing $800,000 in funding to create a Responsible Fatherhood Research Network.
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$149,992 for Grant to Study Fighting Freshman FatCNS
Jun 5th, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a grant of $149,992 to study the on-campus food choices of college students.
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$431,363 Stimulus Project Concludes 'Gay Fathers' Have Less Time for SexCNS
Jun 5th, 2013
The 2009 stimulus law financed a $431,363 project in Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s California district to study the “psychological distress” of homosexual fathers. The study took three years to publish its results, and it created no jobs.
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Rep. Fudge Promotes $132,000 Urban ‘Hoop House’ Program to Give Vegetables AwayCNS
Jun 3rd, 2013
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D- Ohio) says her work to promote urban agriculture includes a $132,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded program for hoop houses “to grow fresh vegetables and give them to people in their neighborhoods.”
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Gov’t Spending $32M on Housing for 1,300 AIDS Patients: Average $24,874 EachCNS
May 31st, 2013
“Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $32 million in grant awards to assist more than 1,300 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS annually,” HUD said in a press release on Thursday.
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$1.3M Grant for Newtown Schools Funds 'Creative Expression,' 'Wellness Activities'CNS
May 30th, 2013
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on May 24 that the agency is giving a $1.3 million grant to the Newtown Public School District “to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December 2012.”
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Feds Will Pay $40,267 for Unwanted Tortoise Drop-OffCNS
May 30th, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is planning to spend $40,267 in taxpayer funds to provide the public with a centralized drop off location for pet tortoises and tortoises found in developed or urban areas and provide for their temporary care.
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$1.3M Fed Study: 'What In Nature of Online Relationship Development Might Facilitate Unsafe Sex?'CNS
May 29th, 2013
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded more than $1 million to study how straight people are using the Internet for “online sexual pursuits.”
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IRS Spent $1.1 Million on BlackBerries and Aircards It Didn't UseCNS
May 28th, 2013
According to an audit report released in January 2013 by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the Internal Revenue Service spent $1 million in taxpayer dollars to purchase BlackBerry™ smartphones and wireless internet “aircards”— that subsequently went unused.
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U.S. Department of Labor Will Spend $9 Million to Reduce Child Labor--in ColumbiaCNS
May 24th, 2013
The Department of Labor announced on Monday that its Bureau of International Labor Affairs will award up to $9 million “to support Colombia’s efforts to reduce child labor.”
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No Evidence Chicago Red Light Cameras Based on Safety -- System Made $71 Million Last YearCNS
May 24th, 2013
Contrary to its claims, the City of Chicago’s red light cameras are not based on safety, according to an Inspector General (IG) audit of the program that brought in more than $71 million in revenue for the city last year.
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Taxpayers Spend $536,526 to Study Smoking Cessation for LGBT CommunityCNS
May 23rd, 2013
The National Institutes of Health issued a $536,526 grant to the University of Illinois, Chicago, for a two-year program ending in July to study the smoking cessation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population.
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$434K in Stimulus to Help Latina Middle-Schoolers 'Resist' Sex Created 0.91 JobsCNS
May 23rd, 2013
One of the “shovel ready” projects funded by the 2009 stimulus law included more than $400,000 to test a “mixed reality” game for Latina middle schoolers so they are better able to resist peer pressure to have sex.
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$287,967 Fed Study Developing 'Virtual Woman' Who 'Will Agree to Some Sexual Activities and Refuse Others' with Drunk MenCNS
May 22nd, 2013
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded a grant of $287,967 for the development of a virtual reality simulation with a virtual woman to focus on alcohol’s role in sexual aggression.
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Prison Poetry Website Locks Down $75,000 NEA GrantCNS
May 17th, 2013
A new website on prison poetry was launched this week with assistance from a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Government to Spend $146,944 Texting Low-Income People with DepressionCNS
May 17th, 2013
The federal government is spending $146,944 in taxpayer funds to research sending automated text messages to people with depression to remind them to take their medication and monitor their mood and thoughts.