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Students for Fair Admissions contends that Harvard engages in unlawful racial balancing, violating Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which covers private institutions receiving federal funds.
Senator Akaka once said his main accomplishment in Congress was obtaining federal funds for Hawaii for education, energy, and Native Hawaiian programs.
Though federal funds still can’t be used for the syringes themselves, the money can go toward staff, vans, substance abuse counseling and referrals to treatment.
At the first meeting under Powell in March, the Fed raised the federal funds rate by 0.25 percentage points, to a range of 1.5 to 1.75 percent.
Francisco Negrón, chief legal officer for the National School Boards Association, said during a Thursday news conference on school safety that his group has been advocating for the appropriation of federal funds and grants to address school safety.
The report stated that no laws were broken, but criticized the use of federal funds all the same.
The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority is getting $3.6 million in federal funds to replace buses.
That, in turn, could lead to fewer federal funds for programs that target that population, and perhaps even lower congressional representation.
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Financial Definition of FEDERAL FUNDS
What It Is
How It Works
Why It Matters
Changes in the federal funds fate compel banks to either borrow federal funds to meet reserves requirements or build them up internally. These decisions affect how much money is available for lending to bank customers. The resulting increase or decrease in the supply of money available for lending usually affects overall interest rates, and factors into economic stability -- the ultimate objective of the Fed.
Although the Federal Reserve cannot directly control Federal Funds activity, it can manipulate it. The Fed does this primarily by offering competing loans to banks. Manipulation of the Federal Funds Rate is one of three primary methods the Federal Reserve uses to control the money supply. (The other two involve changing reserve requirements and buying or selling U.S. Treasuries on the open market.)
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