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Development of New ‘Keeper’ Program Heating Up

The White House releases a report that will be the basis for a female version of its popular My Brother’s Keeper initiative, a public-private partnership to improve outcomes for African American young men of color.

posted 11/21/14 07:53 AM  read complete story

Official Touts Upcoming Funding Competitions

An Office of Postsecondary Education (DoEd) official encourages public and private colleges and universities to participate in upcoming funding competitions totaling $400 million, and highlights the stellar work of two current grantees of the funding programs.

posted 11/14/14 12:23 PM  read complete story

Final ‘Gainful Regulations’ to Continue Controversy

In a move certain to create additional controversy, the Education Dept. released its ‘gainful employment’ final regulations that establish measures for determining whether certain for-profit colleges and universities prepare students for well-paying jobs in recognized occupations. Additionally, the regulations set the conditions under which the for-profit educational programs remain eligible to participate in federal student aid programs.

posted 11/6/14 12:02 PM  read complete story

New Regulations Guide Popular Student Loan Program

The Office of Federal Student Aid (DoEd) offers the final regulations that will streamline the application process for student and parent borrowers under the federal Direct PLUS loan program. PLUS loans are federal loans that graduate or professional degree students and parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay education expenses.

posted 10/29/14 10:10 AM  read complete story

HUD Officially Starts FY 2015 Grantmaking

The Housing & Urban Development Dept. officially starts FY 2015 grantmaking with the release of its General Section, which provides the basic application information for all agency solicitations and lays out the overall strategic plan.

posted 10/23/14 2:59 PM  read complete story

Employment Competitions to Start Soon

The Employment & Training Admin. (DOL) is set to release solicitations for two new funding programs.

posted 10/15/14 11:49 AM  read complete story

Proposed Rule Signals Start of Grantmaking

In a sign the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is gearing up for FY 2015 grantmaking, the agency seeks comments through Dec. 8 on a proposed rule for its Supportive Housing for the Elderly (Sec. 202) and Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Sec. 811) programs.

posted 10/10/14 08:07 AM  read complete story

Initial ‘World’ Grantees Offer Clues about Winning Efforts

The funding supports postsecondary institutions’ efforts to develop and evaluate new approaches that can expand college access and improve student learning while reducing costs.

posted 10/3/14 08:53 AM  read complete story

Second ‘Promise’ Competition Begins

Through the initiative, the federal government partners with high-poverty communities across the country to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safety.

posted 9/26/14 3:21 PM  read complete story

Agency Foresees Teen Pregnancy Funding Boost

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (HHS) is planning major changes for a previously announced upcoming solicitation to uncover innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy.

posted 9/15/14 11:52 AM  read complete story

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