Funding of Rural Piped Water Projects


The cess on petrol and high- speed diesel, collected as per the provision of the CRIF Act, 2000 amended by the Finance Act, 2019 is earmarked for various Infrastructure Sectors inter alia including Water and Sanitation. Jal Jeevan Mission, a centrally sponsored scheme for making provision of potable tap water supply to every rural household by 2024, is being funded through Central Road & Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) and as informed by Ministry of Finance on 21.07.2022, the details of collection of cess and corresponding budgetary support for the mission in last two years and current year is as under:


     (Amount in Rs. Crore)







Head

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23 (BE)

Road & Infrastructure Cess

1,23,596.45

2,03,235.00

1,38,450.00



Budgetary Support allocated to JJM through CRIF

10,999.94

45,011.00

60,000.00




This information was given by the Minister of State, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.


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Hong Kong – Applications for funding from Elder Academy Development Foundation invited

Applications for funding from Elder Academy Development Foundation invited

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     The Committee on Elder Academy Development Foundation (EADF) is inviting a new round of funding applications from school-sponsoring bodies of primary and secondary schools as well as post-secondary institutions interested in setting up elder academies (EAs), and organisations interested in organising activities that encourage elderly learning and inter-generational harmony. Applications should reach the secretariat of the Committee on EADF by May 31.



     The Elder Academy Scheme aims to promote continuous learning for elderly people, active ageing and inter-generational harmony. The EADF mainly provides funding for primary and secondary schools as well as post-secondary institutions to set up EAs to provide learning opportunities in a school setting for the elderly. Funding is also provided for activities that encourage elderly learning and inter-generational harmony.



     Each approved EA in a primary or secondary school will be provided with funding of up to $122,000 for implementing a three-year programme. EAs which completed the first three-year programme may apply for funding of up to $60,000 for running a two-year programme.



     As regards applications for organising EA courses in post-secondary institutions or other applications, the Committee on EADF will assess and decide the funding amount according to the merits of individual proposals.



     Details of the funding applications may be downloaded from the website of the EA Scheme (www.elderacademy.org.hk). For enquiries, please contact the secretariat of the Committee on EADF (3655 5861/3655 5007).

Canada – Renewed funding announced to build public trust in agriculture in Saskatchewan

Regina, Saskatchewan – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Today, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship Program.

This year’s theme is ‘transparency.’ Applicants of the scholarship are encouraged to explore what transparency is and how it is connected to the public’s perception of modern agriculture. The scholarship encourages conversations about where our food comes from and how everyone along the value chain shares a role in communicating about food production.

Students are invited to submit a creative three-minute video or 1,000-word essay discussing transparency in agriculture. Scholarships will be awarded to students in Grade 12 and/or recent graduates entering agriculture-related post-secondary studies in 2022. One winning scholarship of $4,000 and three runner-up scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded.

“By supporting young people who are passionate about agriculture, we’re building a strong foundation for the future of the industry in Canada. These applicants will get a valuable experience by learning ways we can communicate how food is made.”

– The Honourable Mairie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food 

“The strength of our industry is our people. By creating opportunities for young men and women who are passionate about agriculture, we are strengthening the sector and ensuring future success for our province.”

– David Marit, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister

“As a future farmer and rancher, the education I will receive through this scholarship will help me build my strengths as I work towards growing sustainable and reliable produce that I can be proud of.”

– Jesse Patzer, 2021 Agriculture Student Scholarship grand prize winner 

Hospitality Funding Arranges $60M Construction Loan for 212-Room Austin Cambria

 Hospitality Funding, Inc in partnership with SRF Ventures is pleased to announce the closing of a $60M construction loan for a new Cambria Hotel in downtown Austin, TX. This will be the fourth Cambria property with franchise partner Stratus Development Partners, LLC, with the hotel scheduled to open in 2023.

Located in a superb downtown location in the State’s Capital, the fifteen-story, 212-room Cambria property is within walking distance of Rainey Street, the Austin Convention Center, and the University of Texas.

The Capital is located along the Colorado River and often referred to Silicon Hills due to the strong presence of a variety of tech related companies.

Cambria Austin will also offer a rooftop bar and venue with separate street access.

Cambria hotels are designed to provide a unique and distinctive experience with the services and amenities that travelers demand, including chic décor, flexible spaces for meeting or socializing, and rooms that feel like an upgrade.

Hospitality Funding’s Chairman Scott Silver said, “Despite the Covid delay and a very challenging environment for hotel construction financing, we were able to deliver a great execution for our client Stratus Development. We are very pleased to close this transaction for the downtown Austin Cambria”

About Hospitality Funding Inc

Hospitality Funding, Inc. is a boutique investment advisory firm focused on raising equity, mezzanine, and debt financing for the acquisition of all types of hospitality assets. Hospitality Funding works with superior sponsors to find capital solutions that fit their specific goals for property acquisitions. For more information, please visit www.hospitalityfunding.com.

About SRF Ventures

SRF Ventures is a boutique real estate advisory firm and direct lender providing a range of services in investment banking, asset and project management, investments and acquisition/disposition services.

About Stratus Development Partners, LLC

Stratus Development Partners, LLC (“Stratus”) is a full-service real estate firm. Together, the highly talented team of principals encompass over 40 years of institutional development experience in origination, entitlement, repositioning, and management focused on value-added strategic acquisitions and innovative developments. To learn more, visit http://www.stratusdev.com/company.

Hospitality Funding

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561-877-8122

www.hospitalityfunding.com

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Canada – Funding announced for pilot Inuit Stewardship program in Sanikiluaq

Iqaluit, NU – Oceans are vital to the livelihoods of communities across Canada. We’ve made tremendous strides in protecting our oceans, by working with provinces, territories, Indigenous peoples, and other marine stakeholders. In less than five years, Canada has progressed from less than one percent to almost 14 percent protection of its marine and coastal areas.

August 13, 2021

Iqaluit, Nunavut – Oceans are vital to the livelihoods of communities across Canada. We’ve made tremendous strides in protecting our oceans, by working with provinces, territories, Indigenous peoples, and other marine stakeholders. In less than five years, Canada has progressed from less than one percent to almost 14 percent protection of its marine and coastal areas.

On behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs and Olayuk Akesuk, Acting President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), today announced the expansion of the Nauttiqsuqtiit (Inuit Stewardship) Program in the community of Sanikiliuaq.

First piloted in 2018, and now operational in Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Grise Fiord, Pond Inlet, and Resolute Bay, the Nauttiqsuqtiit Program supports Inuit leadership as environmental stewards to guide marine conservation and management in the Qikiqtani Region.  Today’s announcement will see $3.45 million invested over the next two years to support the launching and development of the Nauttiqsuqtiit Pilot Program in the community of Sanikiluaq. The program will provide employment opportunities, and support Inuit led research and monitoring activities to ensure Inuit knowledge is used to inform marine management in Qikiqtait (Belcher Islands).

By continuing to work in collaboration with Indigenous, provincial and territorial governments, the Government of Canada is committed to protecting and conserving 25 per cent of Canada’s oceans by 2025, working towards 30 per cent by 2030. Marine conservation is an effective nature-based solution that will help stem the tide of global biodiversity loss and mitigate impacts due to climate change.

“Inuit were the first stewards of the Nuna, and their knowledge and leadership is critical to protecting its natural environment today. By partnering with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, we can better protect marine ecosystems, combat climate change, and build a stronger, more sustainable blue economy in the North.”

The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

“The expansion of the Nauttiqsuqtiit program across the Qikiqtani Region is vital to our blue economy strategy. This program is a driving force in the diversification of the Inuit economy—it brings in healthy country food, and provides support for safe on-the-land travel. We are pleased with today’s announcement and look forward to other opportunities to work with our federal partners.”

Olayuk Akesuk, Acting President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association

“This week’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report has provided a stark reminder of the challenges we face due to global climate change, which are being felt the strongest in Northern communities. Now more than ever, we must support and build upon Indigenous knowledge to develop new ways of addressing common challenges. Today’s agreement with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association represents another step forward.”

The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs

Olivia McMackin

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

343-571-9193

Olivia.McMackin@dfo-mpo.gc.ca