Open-ocean polynyas in the Weddell Sea of Antarctica are the product of deep convection, which transports Warm Deep Water (WDW) to the surface and melts sea ice or prevents its formation. These polynyas occur only rarely in the observational record, but are a near-permanent feature of many climate and ocean simulations. A question not previously considered is the degree to which the Weddell Polynya affects the nearby Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf (FRIS) cavity. Here we assess these effects using regional ocean model simulations of the Weddell Sea and FRIS, where deep convection is imposed with varying area, location, and duration. In these simulations, the idealised Weddell Polynyas consistently cause an increase in WDW transport onto the continental shelf, as a result of density changes above the shelf break. This leads to saltier, denser source waters for the FRIS cavity, which then experiences stronger circulation and increased ice shelf basal melting. It takes approximately 14 years for melt rates to return to normal after the deep convection ceases. Weddell Polynyas similar to those seen in observations have a modest impact on FRIS melt rates, which is within the range of simulated interannual variability. However, polynyas which are larger or closer to the shelf break, such as those seen in many ocean models, trigger a stronger response. These results suggest that ocean models with excessive Weddell Sea convection may not be suitable boundary conditions for regional models of the Antarctic continental shelf and ice shelf cavities.
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Duran DuranThe children who grew watching episodes of The Muppet Show came of age in the early eighties, so it’s only fitting that the other big nostalgia act of the weekend was one of the biggest pop sensations of the decade, Duran Duran. The years have been kind to both the remaining original members and their catalog of hits. Unlike many of their contemporaries Duran Duran crafted songs of lasting complexity to accompany their insidious hooks and the mixture of sentimentality and rock solid song craft had the Friday Polo Fields stage crowd begging for more when the trip down memory lane concluded. But then, they say it’s always best to leave the crowd “Hungry Like The Wolf.” E-40 and Warren GToward the back of the main stage area were two small-venue domes designated the Heineken House. Various DJs and smaller acts played there over the weekend, but the main attraction came on a tiny makeshift stage outside it for the surprise reunion between the Bay Area’s E-40 and SoCal’s Warren G Saturday evening. Naturally, the massive turnout led to a logistical nightmare, with bottlenecks trapping fans at the back of the crowd and those walking to Radiohead. But the breezy performance was a highlight reel of rap history. Classics like “Super Hyphy,” “Saturday,” and “Tell Me When To Go” were mixed with more recent tracks like Big Sean’s “IDFWU.” Whether it was a Bay Area diehard, a hip-hop historian, or an interested passerby, that packed-in performance was one that everyone involved will never forget. Any music festival that has an offering called “Wine Lands” understands the idea that things get better with age. Outside Lands is the embodiment of that.After nine years, the festival become one of the premier weekends of San Francisco live music calendar, with a developed personality and an eclectic culture that surrounds it. There are after parties and late night shows in every room in the city. From musicians to fans and everything in-between, the late-summer ways of the Bay Area are beaming for those three days in August.This year’s edition on August 5-7 boasted one of the strongest festival line-ups in the country, with trailblazers from every genre and generational heavyweights playing throughout. But, the early sets and up-and-coming acts more than held their own. Outside Lands always helps artists reel in new fans and, like every good festival, rewards the open-minded. Load remaining images LCD SoundsystemThe first moment Outside Lands really came together was when LCD Soundsystem just shut up and played the hits on Friday night. Since reuniting this year after a five-year hiatus, the New York City collective has come back with serious intentions, rocking every single gig like only they can. The energy was palpable as James Murphy showed no signs of decline, maintaining sky-high intensity on “Losing My Edge,” a masterfully built “Get Innocuous!” and the steady ways of “Home.” The sing-along to “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” was elevated to “Dance Yrself Clean” and “All My Friends” to close things on a high note. Dr.Teeth & The Electric MayhemIn a weekend full of nostalgic moments, the Dr.Teeth & The Electric Mayhem set stood head and shoulders above the rest, not unlike how the puppets themselves were literally head and shoulders above the deftly skilled puppeteers hidden below the stage. A spell was cast over the audience, bringing cherished childhood memories to life before the misty eyes of children of all ages. With sly nods to the adults in the audience the short set featured a few skits, a few videos, a couple of classic rock covers and literally all the love in the park the true spirit of Jim Henson came alive in the hearts of all within earshot. LettuceBrooklyn based leaders of the future of funk, Lettuce ended a three festival in three day scramble across the country with a blistering set of deep funk and crowd pleasing jams that showed no signs of weariness from time keeper Adam Deitch, Shmeeans or the rest of the boys as the tore through a packed set of funk from the opening of the first notes of “The Force” until the last echoes faded. Though they somehow recovered enough strength to put on a late night show out in the city when Lettuce left the stage in the park they were clearly being held up by the deafening cheers from the astounded crowd. There’s so much happening at once over the course of the three days by the bay during Outside Lands that it is impossible to see it all, and pointless to try. With so many opportunities to be exposed to new sights, sounds and flavors as well as relieving heart warming touch stones of your past the key to getting the most out of Outside Lands it to trust that wherever you are in the bustling festival grounds, you are bound to be surrounded by the magic of creation and love.Check out a full gallery of photos from Outside Lands by our own Rex Thomson below. Big GramsThe collaboration between Big Boi and Phantogram continues to be a favorite addition to festival line-ups throughout the country, and was placed perfectly into the late afternoon on Saturday. With a studio album and a year under their belt, this marriage of hip-hop and electronic music is on full display on “Fell in the Sun” and “Lights On.” And, as they’ve done since their inaugural performance across the Bay Bridge at Treasure Island last year, Big Boi worked in Outkast originals, leading a crowd-pleasing “Ms. Jackson.” Maybe just as important, though, was that Big Grams’ laid the foundation for the uncomfortably crowded pop-up show outside the Heineken House a few hours later. Here were ten of our favorite sets from this year’s event.RadioheadThese titans of experimental alternative put on a powerful performance in the headliner spot Saturday night. After a somber opening with “Burn the Witch” and “Daydreaming,” Radiohead and its faithful went on a journey dominated by some of their most captivating ballads as Thom Yorke conducted every turn. “Pyramid Song,” “Everything In Its Right Place,” and “Nude” were broken apart by more danceable pieces like “Lotus Flower” and “The Gloaming.” Radiohead mixed fan favorites with deep cuts like all the greats can. It was a vastly different experience to those who chose Zedd, which was given an unfortunate slot on the schedule. Those that stuck with Radiohead were given what they wanted, and that was a breathtaking set by one of the best to ever to do it. Kamasi WashingtonRising jazz talent Kamasi Washington continued the unearthly display of skill and improvisation that has made his shows with elements of his band The Next Step and the collective The West Coast Get Down. It’s been a long time since such a deeply instrumental and progressive jazz voice has found such a wide and main stream following, and it stems from Washington’s undeniable brilliance. His ability as a band leader, knowing when to not only let his fellow players shine but to dutifully call out their efforts for praise, made his scene stealing leads all the most impressive for the honest love for the craft behind them. Third Eye BlindA welcome blast from the 1990s, Third Eye Blind turned nostalgic listeners into enthusiastic participants, running through the hits like “Jumper,” “Graduate” and “Never Let Go” as tens of thousands echoed frontman Stephan Jenkins’ vocals. He praised the band’s longtime support from the San Francisco Bay Area, which gave way to one of the highlights of the weekend. The band brought out members of the Magik Magik Orchestra for a portion of the set, including a well-received David Bowie tribute in red Ziggy Stardust wigs.Jack GarrattThe electronic Swiss Army Knife Jack Garratt breathed life and helped welcome the sunshine back into Golden Gate Park Sunday afternoon. The one-man show from the UK had the intimate hills of the Sutro Stage vibing with every beat as he flawlessly turned loops into dense compositions. His humility was met with support when the crowd provided the vocal sample on “The Love You’re Given” and welcomed all of his debuted tracks with open arms. It’s also hard to not win over a crowd when the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme is worked into the set list. His skill for mixing electronic, hip-hop with the structure of an R&B song was as smooth as butter, and turned new listeners into new fans relatively quickly during his 50-minute set. VulfpeckVulfpeck has been skyrocketing in 2016, and led a light-hearted afternoon set at the Panhandle Stage. On day one, the do-it-all foursome showcased their mastery of minimalist funk as each member bounced from one instrument to the next. Theo Katzman kept the audience not only engaged but participating throughout, somehow directing the crowd to sing in three different keys on multiple occasions, including a lively rendition of “Back Pocket.” After everyone got acquainted with an “Outro” opener, Vulfpeck flashed their instrumentation on numbers like “Fugue State” and “Christmas in L.A.” that was properly adapted to “Christmas in The Bay.” A welcome Antwaun Stanley appearance also meant “1612” and “Funky Duck” had their moments to shine.
This past August’s LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, VA was a highlight of the summer of thousands of music fans. The festival put together a truly unbelievable lineup for 2016, including headliners Phish, Ween, and My Morning Jacket, sets from Umphrey’s McGee, Vulfpeck, Charles Bradley, Turkuaz, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Circles Around The Sun, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Twiddle, Lettuce, Keller Williams, Gary Clark Jr. and many more, as well as two Phil & Friends performances that saw the Grateful Dead bassist play with Phish’s Jon Fishman and Page McConnell, Anders Osborne, Joe Russo, and the Infamous Stringdusters one night and Chris Robinson Brotherhood with Gary Clark Jr. the next.Bask In The Glory Of These Precious LOCKN’ Moments [Full Gallery]Today, LOCKN’ released their official recap video, providing a glimpse of the magic that occurred on the scorching summer weekend. You can check it out below:Virtually the entire Live For Live Music team made their way to Arrington for this year’s festivities, and LOCKN’ most definitely did not disappoint. Thanks to everyone involved for putting on a great show. We’ll see you next summer![Group photo – Patrick Hughes // Cover photo – Sam Shinault]
Widespread Panic is the latest act to be added to the ever-growing lineup for 2018’s LOCKN’ Festival. The southern rock jam heroes will headline the Main Stage on Friday, August 24th, following George Clinton & P-Funk, Umphrey’s McGee, Toots & The Maytals, Moon Taxi, Turkuaz, and more to be announced. After Widespread Panic closes down the Main Stage, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will perform a late night set on the Relix Stage.Widespread Panic will join previously-announced artists Dead & Company (four sets over two days), Umphrey’s McGee (three sets over two days), Tedeschi Trucks Band (two sets over two days), Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (two sets over two days) Sheryl Crow, Turkuaz, Lettuce (three sets over two days, including a tribute to Jerry Garcia Band), George Clinton & P-Funk, Toots & The Maytals, Blues Traveler, Moon Taxi, Spafford, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and The Suffers. As previously reported, LOCKN’ will be making new lineup additions every day until the complete bill is released tomorrow. You can check out the artist rollout, including set times, via LOCKN’s website.LOCKN’ returns to Infinity Downs Farm from August 23rd through 26th. Tickets for the festival will go on sale at noon EST on Friday, February 9th. For more information about LOCKN’ or for ticketing, head over to the event’s website here. Check out the most recently updated schedule below, with more announcements to come.[Photo: Dave Vann]
This spring, master bassist Victor Wooten will hit the road this spring with his Victor Wooten Band, in addition to a select group of students from his immersive Wooten Woods music and nature camps.Known for their funky/jazzy music and powerful unpredictable performances, The Victor Wooten Band—comprised of his brothers Regi Wooten and Joseph Wooten on guitar and keyboards and Derico Watson on drums—will play “a dynamic mixture of old and new music mixed with improvisations jams and classic cover songs.”In addition, fellow musicians and educators Steve Bailey, Bob Franceschini, Bob Hemenger, and a select group of students from Victor Wooten’s Center for Music and Nature will add to the extravaganza. For the first time ever, Wooten and friends will include an audience participation demonstration of the educational program that has helped and inspired countless people worldwide.Wooten is not just an accomplished musician, but also an acrobat, magician, and skilled naturalist who created Victor Wooten’s Center for Music and Nature in 2000. The 147-acre camp retreat in Tennessee is open people of all ages, and helps students focus on the relationship between music, nature, and life. Through highly interactive programs on topics such as music, nature, community, and creativity, Wooten aims to enhance students’ abilities with tools that can be used to enrich their personal lives as well. In addition to a spectacular night of music, The Wooten Woods Experience Tour will give audiences a glimpse into the magic that happens at Wooten’s Center for Music and Nature.“Music is a great way – and a safe way – to teach just about any life principle,” Wooten declares in a press release. “To be in a band, you have to listen to each other. Bands are at their best when every instrument is different, not the same. Everyone takes turns talking and everyone speaks with their own voice. A lot of times musicians might ask, ‘What would you like me to play?’ I say, ‘Listen to the music. The music will tell you exactly what it needs.’”In addition to the newly announced tour, Victor Wooten will join Bela Fleck and the Flecktones on their 2019 30th-anniversary tour, which the band promises will be “their most extensive tour in years.”See below for a full list of dates on the upcoming Victor Wooten Band/Wooten Woods Experience tour. For ticketing and further information, head here.Victor Wooten Band/Wooten Woods Experience Spring Tour DatesApril 15 – City Winery – Nashville, TNApril 16 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MOApril 17 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MIApril 18 – Wisconsin Union Theater – Madison, WIApril 19 – Dakota – Minneapolis, MNApril 20 – Elgin Community College Arts Center – Elgin, ILApril 23 – George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, ARApril 24 – [email protected] Performance Lab – Oklahoma City, OKApril 25 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TXApril 26 – Empire Garage – Austin, TXApril 27 – Granada – Dallas, TXView Tour Dates
This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.Margaux Fitoussi’s world has changed before her eyes more than once. Born in France, she lived in Paris until she was 7, when her parents — she an American dancer and he a doctor of Tunisian origin — divorced. Next was a home on the edge of the ocean in Long Beach, Calif., where her mother became a teacher, and Margaux lived with her two younger siblings and her Italian-American grandmother.Though America was her home, France, Tunisia, and Italy were close to her heart. Her ancestry and her relocation were embedded in the ancient and worldwide subject of human migration.“Having grown up with an immigrant father, then moving to the United States myself, even though my mother is an American, made me interested in migration and historical memory, and the experiences that carry forward,” said Fitoussi, who graduates with a master of theological studies from Harvard Divinity School (HDS).Those experiences “that carry forward” are deeply rooted in the past. Backed by HDS and Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Fitoussi traveled to her father’s homeland for the first time in 2016 and explored the Hara, the ancient Jewish section of Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, where her family can trace its ties for many centuries. Those travels yielded an exhibition she curated of 19th- and 20th-century photographs of the Hara, and a short documentary film on the migration and memories of the Jewish community who left the Hara over the French colonial period from 1881 to 1956 (when Tunisia gained its independence), never to return. “El Hara,” created with director and filmmaker Mo Scarpelli, is currently making its way through the festival circuit.“What’s been so wonderful about my time at Harvard has been the opportunity to explore my personal history through an academic lens,” said Fitoussi. “The work wove all these different threads together: history, anthropology, and my understanding of the present moment, and the past, through imagery.”Fitoussi has also been studying a coastal town near the Libyan border in southern Tunisia. There fishermen, firemen, the coast guard, doctors, and members of the Red Crescent struggle to cope with the bodies of African migrants drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.Her study of these first responders explores the ways in which people care for the dead and what it means to have a “good” death, she said. It also explores such charged, complicated questions as: Does the unnamed body, stripped of its identity, persist as a socio-political being?As an undergrad at the University of California, Berkeley, Fitoussi concentrated in the history of 20th-century decolonization and studied in South Africa for nine months. Not one to be daunted, in 2010 she took part in an open-water swim from Robben Island (the prison island where Nelson Mandela had been held) to the South Africa mainland: an 8K race in the icy South Atlantic where currents are rough and great white sharks lurk. She and her teammates swam 30-minute relays, finishing in under three hours. Fitoussi took another plunge that year, in another inhospitable body of water, swimming the San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz Island to the shore.“I like being part of teams that work. It’s the chemistry,” said Fitoussi. “The best example of that is the film I just finished. Sometimes it’s much easier to work alone, but when you do work with someone who brings very different skills to the table and works just as hard as you do, it’s invigorating. Collaboration at its finest.”After college, she collaborated with residents in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic to help radio tower operators who lacked cell service improve their reporting and documentation of human rights abuses by the Lord’s Resistance Army in 2011-13. She also contributed there to a movie based on interviews with young soldiers returned from fighting for the LRA.“It was a real introduction into what trauma looks like,” Fitoussi recalled.But despite her commitment, her enthusiasm for humanitarian work was fading. “I became disillusioned. Money was being spent inefficiently on projects that were never completed, and much of the work didn’t seem to be responding to actual needs.”After seeing how turmoil in the Central African Republic was characterized as a sectarian conflict between majority Christians and minority Muslims, she wished that she better understood representations of religion in the media. This, combined with her desire to learn Arabic and focus on North Africa, “all coalesced into Divinity School.“I didn’t realize how thirsty I was for this type of conversation, the critical thinking and debates that I found so striking here,” Fitoussi said, pausing to note her family’s surprise at her decision.In addition to her Divinity School coursework, Fitoussi has studied Arabic, anthropology, and history with a North African focus — cross-registrations that allowed her to “play in the best way possible academically.”Fitoussi is going on to a Ph.D. program at Columbia University, where she hopes to study “the shift in politics and political consciousness as reflected in visual culture in post-revolutionary Tunisia,” and to continue working on films.
On Arbor Day (April 27), Dell, Carbonfund.org Foundation and The Conservation Fund are pleased to share the success of our Plant-a-Tree Program. Since 2007, thousands of customers have donated more than $2.3 million to plant native trees and restore deforested areas.Trees provide many environmental benefits: they help trap CO2 from the atmosphere, filter water, prevent soil erosion, slow flooding and create habitat for animals. Thanks to your donations to Plant-a-Tree, we’ve helped plant more than 528,000 seedlings, which will trap more than 400,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent in their lifetime — the equivalent to annual greenhouse gas emissions from 80,228 passenger vehicles*. *Source: Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.“While every individual donation to Plant-a-Tree is relatively modest (it’s only $2 to offset the CO2 emissions of your notebook, for example), we know that even ‘small change’ can change the world,” said Jena Meredith with The Conservation Fund. “With each gift, we can clean the air we breathe and filter the water we drink – and that’s no small feat. It’s something that each of Dell’s customers can be proud of.”Together with Dell and its customers, The Conservation Fund and Carbondfund.org have used Plant-a-Tree donations to restore 1,629 acres — almost twice the size of New York’s Central Park.“Each Plant-a-Tree location has tremendous need,” said Meredith. “These lands used to be fertile forests, and they can be again – with your help. Together we can bring these lands, and the wildlife that depends on them, back to life, one donation at a time.”You did it! More than half a million trees planted in the course of five years. On behalf of our customers, Dell was pleased to accept an award from Carbonfund.org, in the Lifetime Achievement category of the 2011 For Planet and People Awards. “Carbonfund.org is thrilled to honor Dell for their leadership helping to solve climate change by developing an innovative program that is having real and positive effects for our planet,” said Eric Carlson, president of Carbonfund.org. “The ‘For Planet and People Award’ highlights the extraordinary efforts of Dell, their employees, customers and stakeholders to be part of the solution to climate change.”Go to Dell Plant-a-Tree to participate, and share your experience with people so you can help us regrow forests again. Plant-a-Tree is about more than planting trees; it is the connection between people and their environment to create a better world for the present and future generations.
from $149.00 Hamilton is already the revolutionary hit heard round the world, but at the November 18th evening performance, history truly had its eyes on this cast. Or perhaps it’s better to say the cast had its eyes on a certain someone filling one of the Richard Rodgers Theatre’s velvety red seats.Vice President Elect Mike Pence joined the ranks of celebrities, politicians, star athletes and Hamil-fans to attend Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical, and his presence did not go unnoticed. According to social media reports, Pence was greeted with boos from audience members upon his arrival and the rousing performance featured a standing ovation after the oft-quoted lyric “Immigrants–we get the job done.”Star Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, addressed the elephant in the room with a curtain call speech that quickly circulated on social media: “Thank you for joining us at Hamilton: An American Musical. We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights. We hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and work on behalf of ALL of us. Thank you.” View Comments Star Files Brandon Victor Dixon Related Shows Brandon Victor Dixon & Mike Pence(Photo: Instagram.com/brandonvdixon & Win McNamee/Getty Images News) Hamilton “When we first got the call that he was coming, there was certainly a question of what we would do,” Dixon told Broadway.com after the performance. “These are the opportunities that you die for.”According to Dixon, the cast hopped on the phone with Miranda and producer Jeffrey Seller 30 minutes to curtain when it was announced that Pence would be attending the performance.”I saw him enjoying it with whoever he was with, and I hope he remembers us. I truly believe we had an affect,” continued Dixon. “It was a message from the producers the creatives and the cast. If you have differences, say something! What better place than on this stage telling this story with these people? I hope he thinks of us every time he has to deal with an issue or talk about a bill or present anything.” Tonight, VP-Elect Mike Pence attended #HamiltonBway. After the show, @BrandonVDixon delivered the following statement on behalf of the show. pic.twitter.com/Jsg9Q1pMZs— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) November 19, 2016
State Organization, Award, AmountNew Awards California Creating Economic Opportunities For Women, Inc. $146,055 California LTSC Community Development Corporation$91,000 District of ColumbiaThe Aspen Institute$136,500 Georgia Appalachian Community Enterprises, Inc.$98,844 Maine Washington Hancock Community Agency$140,204 Missouri Justine Petersen Housing & Reinvestment Corporation$113,750 New York Seedco Financial Services, Inc.$227,500 New York CAMBA, Inc.$227,500 Ohio Economic And Community Development Institute, Inc.$227,500 Pennsylvania Northside Community Development Fund $68,809 Virginia Virginia Community Capital, Inc.$73,819 Washington Highline Community College$125,274 Option Year AwardsAlabama Alabama A&M $50,250 Alaska University of Alaska, Anchorage $134,000 ArizonaPPEP Microbusiness & Housing Development $86,408 ArizonaWinrock International Institute for Ag. Development $67,000 Arizona Microbusiness Advancement Center $60,300 California ElPajaro $167,500 California Mission EDA $167,500 California Kitchen Ventures $160,000 California Womens Initiative for Self Employment $120,060 California Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center $100,500 California Women’s Economic Ventures $83,152 California Central Valley Business Incubator $67,000 CaliforniaNational Community Development Institute $67,000 California Valley EDC $67,000 California CAMEO $50,250 California OBDC Small Business Finance $50,250 California Opportunity Fund $50,250 California Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment $50,250 California Union of Pan Asian Communities $50,250 California Womens Initiative for Self Employment $50,250 CaliforniaCreating Economic Opportunities for Women $31,530 ColoradoInternational Cntr for Appropriate and Sustainable Tech (ICAST) $60,300 Delaware Delaware State University $50,250 District of Columbia The Aspen Institute $67,000 District of Columbia ISED Solutions $50,250 Florida Business Outreach Center Network $167,500 Florida Business Loan Fund of the Palm Beaches $50,250 Georgia Appalachian Community enterprises $50,250 Hawaii Pacific Gateway $50,250 Idaho Mountain States Group, Inc. $60,300 Illinois Jane Adams Hull House Association $67,000 Indiana Neighborhood Self-Employment Initiative $50,250 Iowa ISED Ventures $90,500 Iowa ISED Ventures $50,250 Kentucky Community Ventures Corporation $67,000 Kentucky Jewish Family & Career Service, Inc. $50,250 Louisiana Good Work Network $167,500 Louisiana Options for Independence $33,500 Maine University of Maine $83,750 Maine Penquis Community Action Program $67,000 Maryland Microenterprise Council of Maryland $50,250 Massachusetts International Institute of Boston $68,460 Massachusetts Center for Women & Enterprise $67,000 Massachusetts International Institute of Boston $67,000 Massachusetts Community Teamwork $33,500 Michigan Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living $134,000 MichiganCenter for Empowerment & Economic Development $50,250 Michigan Conerstone Alliance $50,250 Mississippi Delta State University $60,300 Missouri SE Missouri State University PRIME 1 $99,771 Missouri SE Missouri State University $65,368 NavadaNevada Micro-Enterprise Development Corp $60,300 NebraskaCentral Plains Foundation, Inc (dba GROW Nebraska) $50,250 Nebraska Nebraska Enterprise Fund $50,250 New Jersey Rising Tide Capital, Inc $67,000 New Mexico New Mexico Community Capital $60,300 New Mexico WESST Corp $33,500 New York East Harlem Business Capital Corporation $125,520 New York Queens EDC $88,859 New York Syracuse University $83,750 New YorkNew York Women’s Chamber of Commerce $67,000 New York Capital District community Loan Fund, Inc. $50,250 New York South Bronx Overall Econ Development $50,250 New York Local Initiatives Support Corps $33,500 North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center $50,250 OhioEconomic Community Development Institute $50,250 Oklahoma Little Dixie Community Action Agency $50,250 Oregon Adelante Mujeres $67,000 Oregon Umpqua Community Development Corp $67,000 OregonOR Native American Business & Entrepreneurial Network $66,831 Oregon Mercy Corps International $50,501 Oregon Oregon Microenterprise Network $33,500 Pennsylvania American Cities Foundation $50,250 Pennsylvania Community Capital Works $83,750 Puerto Rico Alianza Municipal de Servicios Inegrodos $60,300 Texas Del Mar College District $120,600 Texas Southwest Community Investment Corp $67,000 VermontCentral Vermont Community Action Council, Inc $67,000 Virginia Credit Builders 10-Y-0059 $133,998 Virginia People Incorporated Financial Services $67,000 Virginia Credit Builders Alliance 9-Y-0150 $33,500 Washington SNAP Financial Access $106,052 Washington Metropolitan Development Council $50,250 WashingtonWashington State Microenterprise Association $50,250 West Virginia Work4WV $117,250 West Virginia Unlimited Futures $60,300 Wisconsin WI Women’s Business Initiative Corp. $67,000 Wyoming Wyoming women’s Business Center $105,087US SBA 9.8.2011 Central Vermont Community Action Council, Inc ($67,000) is among 100 nonprofit organizations from 44 states and the District of Columbia to receive grants under the Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs Act (PRIME), the US Small Business Administration announced today. Grants will be used to provide business-based training and technical assistance to low-income and very low-income entrepreneurs to help them start, operate, or grow a small business. Grants will also be used to better equip community-based nonprofit organizations to provide training. ‘In the midst of the economic downturn the country has been experiencing, SBA’s PRIME grants are an increasingly important tool in our toolbox to help small businesses,’ said SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills. ‘With these grants to nonprofit organizations, more entrepreneurs will have access to the training and technical assistance they need to have their businesses grow, succeed, create jobs and promote stronger local economies.’PRIME grants are intended to help qualified community-based organizations provide training to small businesses with five or fewer employees that are economically disadvantaged, and businesses owned by low-income individuals, including those who live on Indian reservations and tribal lands. The PRIME grants competition was open to all 50 states and territories, with about $7.9 million available for PRIME grants this year. Approximately $6.3 million was awarded to grantees that received funding in previous years to allow them to continue work in their communities begun in FY2009 and FY2010. Grants totaling approximately $1.67 million were awarded for new projects. Grants ranged up to $227,500 this year and require a 50 percent match by each recipient organization. The PRIME grant is open to microentrepreneur training and technical assistance providers in all 50 states and U.S territories, and has a one-year performance period, with four 12-month options. For a complete list of new and option year PRIME grants, visit http://www.sba.gov/content/prime-grantees(link is external) and click on ‘2011.’